This was spurred on by anon on tumblr asking about the history of my avatar/fursona. After describing what I could remember of some of the first iterations of my character, I wanted to go dig them up for myself, which turned into compiling all if the most prominent incarnations of my namesake character!
I've done art improvement memes before, but never something focusing on the lifespan of one sole character.
I made up some 'eras' on the coloured timeline, some of you old stalkers probably remember A LOT of them. Some fun facts about Magnus that I rediscovered while digging through my ancient sketchbooks:
- The very first Magnus was burgundy coloured with a metal claw and originated from the world of Draenor in WarCraft. (HAHA)
- She has always had ears
- Magnus often had a scythe in her early years
- Magnus has always had spikes spanning from the top of the head to the base of the neck
- For a while she had a crow companion
- There is a lot of Homicidal Maniac Magnus sketchbooks. Like at least 10 full sketchbooks
- Glamfur Magnus is embarassing
- 2004 era Magnus started to really hint towards who I really wanted to be (fun loving and goofy) despite the image I already made for myself.
- Her ears really do grow like weeds.
As any artist, we all come from really humble beginnings. And I am very proud of that, and hope brand new artists and young artists can appreciate that you don't get good overnight. We all started somewhere!