Origins of my "Kuroji Fusky" fursona
How I created my fox-husky character from during the pandemic that has evolved overtime
During my childhood, I grew up watching movies I've grown up, most notably The Fox And The Hound 2, the Balto trilogy, Bolt, 101 Dalmatians, and others. (Most of them are Disney movies) But I think that Bolt and Balto are what influenced it, well sort of... mainly since I like its pure appearance, courageous, and charismatic qualities is what makes me like them the most initially—including foxes as well!
Kuroji is a fox-husky canine hybrid with overall blue fur, brown nose, purple eyes, and faint yellow-ish sclera with eyewear. He has highlights of both cyan tips on the ears, yellow on the cheek floof, and a pale yellow “bridge” in between the eyes and through the nose. He has outlines of yellow bands above the elbow and pale-yellow bands on the hind legs.
History and background
My first attempt at making a fursona was around 2019 when I was listening to BLACKPINK almost every single day and because of this - I tried making a fursona based on BLACKPINK's color palette on their EP Kill This Love, but this was immediately scrapped because it turned out horrible due to a lack of drawing skills; and yes, I've known about bases that I could color from, but I'm still indecisive about how the design will turn out to be at the time.
It was at the beginning of the pandemic and usually, aside from online classes, I was bored and had limited resources since I hadn't prepared for the lockdown to be declared, it was unexpected. At this time, when BTS released their studio album Map of the Soul: 7 and as a huge ARMY (BTS fan), I managed to listen through the entire album and loved every single track of it! I loved it so much that I've used the album cover to make a fursona!
My initial goal was to make the design as minimal as possible since I might have plans to get a fursuit (I know you don't need one but I wanted one so bad) for it one day, and it turned out to be what I wanted it to be! It's more of the extended animal version of myself.
It had a minor update in July 2021 where I changed the eyes from blue to purple to purple to signify "borahae" or "I purple you"; for context: it combines two Korean words: Violet (보라; bora) and I love you (사랑해; saranghae) - the word "borahae" has become a staple term that unites BTS and ARMY. It was coined by V (Kim Taehyung) during a fan meeting in 2016. And as to the initial definition by Taehyung himself:
Purple is the last color of the rainbow colors so it means I will trust and love you for a long time.
— Kim Taehyung, BTS
Psychologically, purple is associated with individualism, royalty, and ambition. It also can boost imagination and creativity, on the other, too much purple can cause moodiness.
My fursona was originally a husky until I was talking to a friend of mine about the usual furry stuff and immediately had an idea to become a fox-husky hybrid; since I equally had a fascination with both foxes and huskies with both their traits after looking at some interesting facts online