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Magnus Evolution by weremagnus Magnus Evolution by weremagnus
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!
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:iconskifi:
And I'm glad to find you there at the Crystal Palace, and track you and your character since 11 years ago :glomp: *BEARhugs* When will I be able to show an evolution like that? Give me a decade more and I will, hahaha xD;;;
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psychogizmo Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's so cool to see! I like Homicidal Magnus a lot. =p
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:iconmewtara:
What a trip down memory lane! I remember the "Homicidal Maniac" days and beyond. And after all this time you're still an inspiration!
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:iconhfoded123:
I like the last one the best.
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:iconluigi48:
I remember Magz from 2003 to 2006. Is amazing yet slightly sad how time changes things. This reminds me also that Magz (or your drawings back then) are what made me try and search for things he/she wears like spiked collars and such. It didn't worked out that well or suited me like I had hoped.
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GaiasAngel Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The only constand stuff here: the long ears! <3
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:iconneocypo:
Yeah, right around 2003/2004 Magnus was when I first came across you... almost miss those days, if only because *I* was more productive (rather than some "Wah, your older stuff was better" comment). Thankfully you've managed to keep on going and your stuff has only gotten better (and evident of this character evolution).
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tobymcwair Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gamer magnus is Da best!
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Twinimation Jun 3, 2012   Filmographer
Wow! Such perseverance.
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Pozem Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting how the end is semi realistic to toony, anyway great job.
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