A friend and I were laughing at some of the odd comments under her anthropomorphic art in her online gallery. Some funny, some downright mean.
We came to the conclusion at least one of three things is inevitable if you have anthro art online:
1.You will get furry fans.
2.You will get accused of being a furry.
3.You will get a commission from a furry.
Despite my ironic username, i'm not actually a furry, but I wondered if an artist who has ambitions of working professionally would jepordize their career if they did freelance work for furries, even if it were clean. Personally, I feel if you're freelancing, you don't have the luxury of being picky, and if it's clean and not "excessive" (i.e. a portfolio with only animal art), I would'nt think it would be an issue, but you never know. I've heard famous figures in the animation industry have been guests at their conventions. I know "furry" is troll-bait, but I honestly want to get some opinions of those who know the nature of the industry.