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AnthroCommunity is the information and educational resource hub for everything related to the Anthro Community and Gallery here on deviantART. It's a place to network, share, participate in contests, get the latest news, meet new people, get exposed, and socialize with others of the same interest! So hit the join button and join the Anthro Community! We welcome all!  



General Information


What Is AnthroCommunity?
AnthroCommunity is the information and educational resource hub for everything related to the Anthro Community and Gallery here on deviantART. It's a place to network, share, participate in contests, get the latest news, meet new people, get exposed, and socialize with others of the same interest.


What Is Anthropomorphic Art?
Anthropomorphism or personification is any attribution of human characteristics (or characteristics assumed to belong only to humans) to other animals, non-living things, phenomena, material states, objects or abstract concepts, such as organizations, governments, spirits or deities. The term was coined in the mid-1700s. Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as winds, rain or the sun depicted as creatures with human motivations, and/or the abilities to reason and converse. The term derives from the combination of the Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos), "human" and μορφή (morphē), "shape" or "form". As a literary device, anthropomorphism is strongly associated with art and storytelling where it has ancient roots. Most cultures possess a long-standing fable tradition with anthropomorphized animals as characters that can stand as commonly recognized types of human behavior. In contrast to this, conventional Western science, as well as such religious doctrines as the Christian Great Chain of Being propound the opposite, anthropocentric belief that animals, plants and non-living things, unlike humans, lack spiritual and mental attributes, immortal souls, and anything other than relatively limited awareness.
Original Source: Wikipedia


Examples


non title3 by Ryohei-HaseSamurai Beaver by blazi76outlaw by Noir-xMob Dog by ConceptGuyVictorian Natilla by stucat



Can I Join?
Everyone who appreciates, participates, or submits within the Anthro Gallery is welcome here. Just click the "Join" Button!


How do I submit my Artwork here?
The first step is to read our Sumbission Guidelines to find out what we accept. Members can submit up to 3 deviations per month. For a tutorial on what buttons to push, visit this Guide.


Why was my art declined?
Please make sure you take a look at our Sumbission Guidelines first. There are a number of reasons why your art could've been declined but some of the main reasons are 1) your artwork was submitted into the improper gallery or 2) your artwork doesn't meet the quality standards which will result in a decline of your artwork to the group. If you have any questions, feel free to send the group a note!


How do I report an issue regarding the Chatrooms?
If you have something to report such as harassment, spamming , etc. in #IamAnthro, please report to IaAMod. For #OfficialAnthroRP, report to Anthro-RP For #AnthroConvention, report to Katmomma directly. Please include logs in your reports.


What is the AnthroChallenge Contest?
anthrochallenge is a contest for the community to participate in and there is one held each month! So if you missed one month do not fear, there will be another one the following month with a new theme and a new challenge!


The Community


Anthro vs. Furry: Is there a difference?
The short answer is that trying to compare "Anthro" and "Furry" is about the same as trying to compare a bathroom and a toilet. Find out more here in this informative article.


Where can I browse Anthro on deviantART?
Visit the Anthro Frontapge where you'll find the latest uploaded anthro art and the anthro forum!


Who is the current Community Volunteer for the Anthro Gallery?


How do I suggest a Daily Deviation?
Visit the Ultimate Daily Deviation Guide where you'll find out how to send our current CV, KovoWolf a suggestion!


How can I get my commission info featured on this page?
If you would like to have your commission information featured,  please send a note to us at #AnthroCommunity with the following information:
-username:
-art type: (digital, painting, sketch, linart, 3d, fursuits, etc)
-cost (Currency or :points:) : (just a range)
-more info: (link to your journal with more information)
-examples: (2 example images from deviantART)


Where can I find DevMeets and Convention information?
For information regarding upcoming meets and Conventions, plus tips on preparing for a con, see our Connections and Conventions Guide.


Our Chatrooms on dAmn


#IamAnthro
#IamAnthro is the official, Anthro Community-sponsored chatroom managed by Team Anthro staff.


#OfficialAnthroRP
#OfficialAnthroRP is he official, Anthro Community-sponsored roleplay chat room.


#AnthroConvention
#AnthroConvention is a brand new channel on dAmn for con-goers and the curious alike to share ideas, network, and talk about anything and everything convention related. This room offers an open art share, open critique and links to fabulous resources on the web. Most importantly, the Anthro Community now has an awesome tool to use for getting live tips and advice from fursuiters and fursuit makers on every aspect of costume design and construction like no other place.







Anthro Conventions & Costuming


AnthroConvention Networking Logo thing by Katmomma
One of the many facets of the Anthro Community is it's Artisans and convention goers. While this is a huge part of the "furry" fandom, conventions and costuming have become a popular medium for artists and appreciators to meet and share similar interests in life outside of the internet.


Convention & Costuming Resources


#AnthroConvention is a brand new channel on dAmn for con-goers and the curious alike to share ideas, network, and talk about anything and everything convention related. This room offers an open art share, open critique and links to fabulous resources on the web. Most importantly, the Anthro Community now has an awesome tool to use for getting live tips and advice from fursuiters and fursuit makers on every aspect of costume design and construction like no other place.

Attending Anthrocon this year? Let us know!











Anthro Challenge Each Month!


Anthro Challenge is a contest for the community to participate in and there is one held each month! So if you missed one month do not fear, there will be another one the following month with a new theme and a new challenge!

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Anthro Artists Feature Vol 1

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 7:09 PM




The Anthro Gallery Presents


Featuring Great Artists Vol 1




White Solitude
by balaa
Arctic werewolves live in significantly colder climates, often in the arctic circle. They spend more of their time in beast form than other werewolves, to make optimal use of their fur. They have thicker fur and bodies, and shorter ears. They can afford to be near or even in their homes this way because of the sparse population in the area.

Nerdy Owl
by vincenthachen
This piece has such a bright, youthful feel to it that sucks you right in! It brings the right amount of sophistication to this owl!  Fantastic highlights, details and great use of color!
 

Felis Princess
by mansarali
Has such a beautiful contrast between detail and use of lighting. From the soft lips to the gentle fall of golden gilded hair you can't help but admire this piece for what it is. Beautiful!

Four Eyed Snail
by MoaWallin

Is such a fun and unique piece of Anthro art you can't help but admire this little guy! The details are great and really pull this piece together and the use of the color scheme in this makes the main character pop. Love it!







Hello DeviantART Community and beyond! I would like to present to you a feature from the Anthro Community.

"This world is but a canvas to our imagination." Henry David Thoreau
I find that the Anthro gallery holds some of the most amazing gems to behold the wide world of art and I love to dig through them and share with the rest of this amazing community these gems! I also enjoy featuring from the gallery that otherwise might not be seen!

I hope you find the beauty in these pieces as I have and am so happy to share! If you have any suggestions for the next feature please feel free to send me a note! So without further adue I would like to have the honor to present this gathered feature from the Anthro Community!  :heart:

 


Anthro Art Feature






Requiem by QuoosaBlack versus White by J-CNewborn by Sedeptra





Nerdy Owl by vincenthachenImperial Orders by TespiaTubular by kattything



"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Aristotle



New Art In The Anthro Gallery

Voodoomagic by darknatashaSavana dance by Imalou

Beware of Werewolf by TamberElla






Steampunk Hare by nelena:bigthumb367678008:
Birch by Obman-Veschestv







Thank you everyone who took the time to appreciate this art feature! I look forward to more features! :heart:








Anthro Artists Features


If you missed the previous volumes you can find a list below! Please click on one of the links to take you to a previous volume!

If you want to keep up to date with more Anthro Community related things, articles, contests, chat events etc. please make sure to follow the group Anthro Community!

If you missed the deviations throughout the month, don't forget to check out the dd round ups for more information!










Anthro Community's Submission Guidelines


Before submitting your artwork to AnthroCommunity please make sure you take a look at our guidelines below! If you have any questions please post them on this journal! Thank you!

Sincerely,

AnthroCommunity



Content Guidelines for both Gallery and Favorites

AnthroCommunity is a group dedicated to promoting examples of excellence, inspiring growing artists, and featuring unknown talent with contests and events for artwork that features Anthropomorphic Animals, Objects or Ideas. Submissions MUST be Anthro/Furry. The following content is what we will and will not consider to be part of our group gallery and favorites.

If your artwork was declined please check to see if it violated any of our submission guidelines. If you feel that it didn't please send the group a note!


  

YES

:bulletgreen: Tasteful, non-sexual nudity
:bulletgreen: Work that is your own
:bulletgreen: Non-excessive violence and Gore
:bulletgreen: Follows deviantART rules
:bulletgreen: Original Published works
:bulletgreen: Unique Fan Art
:bulletgreen: Collaborations
:bulletgreen: submitted to the correct folder

NO


:bulletred: Sexually explicit/provocative
:bulletred: Work that is NOT yours
:bulletred: Excessive violence and gore
:bulletred: Doesn't follow deviantART rules
:bulletred: Advertisements/character sheets
:bulletred: "We've seen it a million times" Fan Art
:bulletred: Auctions/adoptables
:bulletred: Submitted to the wrong folder



"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time" Thomas Merton




Submitting to Our Gallery

Members are welcome to submit to our gallery 3 times per month. Submissions to our gallery are judged for quality.

Judges are NOT required to provide you with a reason why your submission was declined or accepted. If your piece did not get accepted into our gallery, it did not meet what we look for below. If you are looking for more exposure for your art, but do not want your submission judged, please see "Submitting to Favorites".


What We Look For:

For 2D & 3D Visual Art (includes animation)....
Bullet; Green The piece is neatly presented. Lines or Edges are neat. The Image is not blurry, dirty, or poorly scanned.
Bullet; Green The piece appears finished. You can tell when a piece appears finished from looking at what is left to critique. If the artwork can be argued by a majority that it is strong in color, lighting, shadow, form, proportion (anatomy), media technique, and overall composition, it can be considered finished.
Star! The piece presents something catchy, different, striking, or unique about it. (most important of all!)
Bullet; Green Demonstrates a successful use of several Art Elements and Principles (not just one!)

For Traditional 3D Art, Artisan Crafts, and Photo-manipulation....
Bullet; Green The piece is neatly presented. Photo(s) are clear with good lighting, good views, and good composition.
Bullet; Green Text should be clean and out of the way (if any). Morphs should blend seamlessly and be believable.
Star! The piece presents something catchy, different, striking, or unique about it. (most important of all!)
Bullet; Green Demonstrates a successful use of several Art Elements and Principles (not just one!)

For Literature and Comics....
Bullet; Green The piece is neatly presented. Good grammar (for literature), and engaging panels (for comics)
Bullet; Green The piece is completed and has an appropriate length.
Star! The piece presents something catchy, different, striking, or unique about it. (most important of all!)
Bullet; Green Demonstrates a successful use of several Art Elements and Principles (not just one!- for comics)
Bullet; Green Demonstrates use of proper syntax, grammar, and literary components (not just one!- for Literature)
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For an in depth look on what we mean by "quality" please have a read here.
This Article may be additionally helpful to you if you are interested in reflecting on your drawing skill specifically (not your art ability!)
Please note that our "Featured in Group Blog" folder and our "AnthroChallenge" folders are NOT open for submission and are managed by staff. These folders may contain work of all skill levels.
For Animations....
Bullet; Green The piece is neatly presented. All animation is clean and well-planned throughout, and text (if any) is readable without detracting from the piece. The animation doesn't jump or jitter excessively. For interactive works, the interface is functional and well-planned.
Bullet; Green The piece is more than just a rough sketch or a storyboard, and is of appropriate length and content. Color, if present, is used in a meaningful and consistent manner. If lacking in color, the animation must still be easy to follow.
Star! The piece presents something catchy, different, striking, or unique about it. (most important of all!)
Bullet; Green Audio, if used, is synchronized and utilized well. It should enhance the piece, not detract from it. Audio should generally not be the primary focus.
Bullet; Green Demonstrates use of the basic principles of animation (not just one!) Alternately, demonstrates an informed break from those principles.


The Critique Folder

A special once-per-month opportunity to boost exposure for a piece you want constructive advice on! ENABLE CRITIQUE or indicate somewhere in your description you want your art critiqued! Otherwise, it will be declined!

Once per month, members are invited to submit an artwork of theirs to our Critique Folder in the Gallery. You may submit any media of artwork in this folder (including literature) but it must follow the general content guidelines of our group (first section of this article). Community members will be encouraged to visit the critique folder and leave helpful and respectful feedback on work featured there through news articles and the group watch. The staff is not required to provide critique for every submission but are welcome to add their input. Critique Folder submissions are approved with one vote to control spamming of non-anthro art.


Submitting to Our Favorites

Members are welcome to submit to our favorites Once per Day.

Our favorites are not judged like our gallery and are our current tool for getting exposure for everyone participating in the group. All skill levels are welcome, however; we ask that you only submit artworks that are your best or works you are proud of! All submissions to favorites must follow the general content guidelines of our group (first section of this article). We have a One-vote approval on our favorites only so that we do not have our faves spammed with non-anthro art.



Additional Notes:

If your submission expires, you may submit it again. We apologize as this sometimes happens when our staff is limited. We get a lot of submissions per day.
If your submission is declined, please DO NOT re-submit it unless a staff member gives you instruction to do so because of a wrong folder. Otherwise, re-submitting your piece when it was declined, will not result in it getting accepted.



What Is Anthropomorphic Art


Anthropomorphism or personification is any attribution of human characteristics (or characteristics assumed to belong only to humans) to other animals, non-living things, phenomena, material states, objects or abstract concepts, such as organizations, governments, spirits or deities. The term was coined in the mid-1700s.Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as winds, rain or the sun depicted as creatures with human motivations, and/or the abilities to reason and converse. The term derives from the combination of the Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos), "human" and μορφή (morphē), "shape" or "form".

As a literary device, anthropomorphism is strongly associated with art and storytelling where it has ancient roots. Most cultures possess a long-standing fable tradition with anthropomorphized animals as characters that can stand as commonly recognized types of human behavior. In contrast to this, conventional Western science, as well as such religious doctrines as the Christian Great Chain of Being propound the opposite, anthropocentric belief that animals, plants and non-living things, unlike humans, lack spiritual and mental attributes, immortal souls, and anything other than relatively limited awareness.



Examples Of Anthropomorphic Art



Oh no... by ailah
Legend of Lizard by alexnegreaNoble rabbit...again by TerribilusMrs. Button by Rainroad.Catahecassa Colour. by Asyd-Rayn
Dragonfly knight by grimzzi
The Execution of Jane Doe. by shilohsCat Lady: Gothic by Claudia-SGResident Swamps by InereiganMtRC - Chapter14 PG14 by Zimeta


Ceremonial Garb by caramittenRun Veggies, Run by misha-dragonovFire Spirit by PixlPhantasy




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Anthro Who's Whoo - VDupLEX

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 3:11 PM


#AnthroCommunity is quite large and always growing. It's easy to feel lost in the crowd so let's bring some of you out of the shuffle and share some spotlight. Beginners, hobbyists and professionals are all invited to share the glory. Meet someone new!


Today we introduce to you VDupLEX

:iconlawooplz::iconvduplex::iconvduplex::iconvduplex::iconlawooplz:


Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Left-handed self-taught artist, professional lazy ass, mainly extrovert, pacifist.

How long have you been doing art?

I can't say for sure. My mother says I've been drawing from the age of two, but mostly for fun. I've been working really intensively for only the last 12-14 months, finally having decided that I want to make art my main job, because I can do nothing else in this life lol.
 
Give Your Fear a Name by VDupLEX Antares Iceslayer by VDupLEX

What brought about your interest into Anthro?

Oh, that happened all of the sudden. Just got an idea of a long-playing novel and haven't managed to create any clear details for it, until the protagonist of the story appeared in my mind having the image of an anthropomorphic mouse)) Actually, I've always loved anthros, but my anthro characters made this interest much stronger.

Do you have a fursona or favourite character? If so, what inspired it?

Yes, I have a fursona Lexx, she's a jerboa, and actually she is a copy of my real image, except maybe the snout, the fur, and the tail lol. I can't say that something special inspired me to create Lexx. Probably that was just the thought that making my OCs and my anthro-self interact would be fun.

Who is your biggest inspiration?

Phobs is gonna stay my favorite DA artist forever ever, my main inspiration and kind of teacher, even though they don't know about it, hehe.

Where else do you draw your inspiration from?

I can get my inspiration from almost anything. This world is so dammit huge, colorful and polyhedral that any nonsense can give a good idea for a drawing if you manage to improvise with images appearing in your mind))

Still I have to admit that music plays the main role in my art, since most of my ideas appear while I'm listening to music. I'm kind of audial, perceiving the world mostly by sounds, so of course music means even way too much for me.
The bands that inspire me the most are of Russian rock, Animal ДжаZ, Ария and Магелланово Облако, and I'm not sure that you know them, but if there is one who'd like me to share their music, I don't mind at all, just note me then))

Kunstkammer by VDupLEX Don't Give in Without a Fight by VDupLEX The End of the Era of Angst by VDupLEX

What are you looking to improve in your art?

There will always be something to improve, because I'm kind of perfectionist. Trying to improve all the time is the main detail you must have if you're an artist. Oh well, improvement is the main detail in anything, actually. We die when we reach our perfect state. The thing is that we can either reach our perfect evolution state, or our perfect degradation state))

When do find yourself being the most creative?

I don't really know. My friends tell me that I'm creative because my art is kind of special and has unique style and blah-blah-blah, but I know people much more creative and talented. I try to be objective when it touches my ideas. I'm so used to my imagination's everyday inflammation that I already can't say whether the new idea is gonna be a bomb or not, haha.
Tho I've noticed that the more depressed I'm feeling, the more strange my works become. I have no idea why.
In general, understand me correctly: I refuse considering my ideas creative.

The Dance of the Evil Genius by VDupLEX Mike Lycaon by VDupLEX

What are your future aspirations for your work?

Oooh, my plans are so great and long-playing that I'm not sure that all of them gonna come true XD
First of all, when I finish the novel that is the main topic for my art, I want to make a comic based on it, and then to make a movie for it.
Currently, I'm freelancing and drawing anthros (and not only) for money from time to time, but yet feeling not very satisfied with what I have. But it's just the beginning) ble.

How do you battle Art Block?

I don't have it, as a rule. Art block is actually the thing that doesn't exist: it's just a thing created specially for kind of excuse. The simpliest way to not make that excuse is to draw whether you have a clear idea or not. Just doodle and that's all. Never stop doodling. Doodle each image that stays in your mind for longer that 10 seconds, no matter how senseless it can seem. First of all, this is a good everyday practice. Second, doodles rather often turn into amazing complicated pictures eventually)) Inspiration is a thing that appears suddenly and without knocking ;) (Wink)

Autostop by VDupLEX Fix-it Tanya by VDupLEX

Any words of advice for other artists?

- Don't try to be the best, because it's impossible and can be very bad for your karma)) But never stop improving to be not the worst. To be better than you currently are. Never stop growing in your own eyes, but try to be objective, and take both complements and critics.

- Never judge yourself too hard if you think you have failed the attempt to draw something! Don't be scared to upload it! Just remember the detail you are unpleased with, and pay attention to it next time.
Publishing failed works kind of stimulates the desire to improve and not repeat the same mistake again; it can give you more chance to understand what the mistake is, because there can be someone to explain it. And also because instead of feeling sad and putting your work somewhere far away from your eyes, it's better to stare at it in your gallery until you begin seeing the problem clearly enough to understand how to avoid it next time))

- Believe in yourself, never compare yourself with other artists: just do what you like.
Liking your own work is madly important.
And even when you work for someone, consider it a drawing for yourself. Because actually, every work presents your skills and inner world, no matter whom it is drawn for.

One last thing. Tell us something completely random about yourself!

Completely random? I'm wearing different colored lenses, so my left eye is gray and the right one is green. I love hetereochromia Sweating a little...

[PC] Escape by VDupLEX

Thank you VDupLEX for sharing with us today!


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Who will it be next? Recommend someone!


What sort of questions would you ask your fellow anthro artists?


Post your questions below!




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[AI] Vol.13 - natamon

Thu Dec 4, 2014, 8:49 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





Artist Interview with the Talented natamon


Thank you natamon for allowing me the opportunity to interview you, and providing the community with some amazing feedback about yourself and your art! Without further adue, here is the interview and feature of the lovely natamon !





KovoWolf asks "Tell us a little bit about yourself! What first perked your interest in the Anthro community and Anthro art itself??"



:iconnatamon:

My name is Nat, and I live in Southern California. I like whimsical, macabre, strange things and sacred art. I think I found myself entering the anthro-community by accident, as I already really loved animals, and personifying them. Over the past 10 years, my love of animals has greatly increased, as did my amount of anthro and animal-themed works.


 

KovoWolf asks "What is your favorite medium to work with? Why?"



:iconnatamon:

My favorite medium is a mixture of ink, pencil and acrylics, together. I truly like the look that is achieved through layering these mediums, with ink and watercolor being a close 2nd choice.



Lord Hairless with Sherry and Pipe by natamon
 
 






I like whimsical, macabre, strange things and sacred art. - natamon



KovoWolf asks What is your favorite piece from your gallery? Why?"



:iconnatamon:

Wow, that is very hard to say. Art is a lot like children or pets-you really don't have *one fave*, you love em all! But, to try and pick one of my fave animal works, I say 'Bejeweled Cat 4'. I like the way the cat's eyes compliment the golden colors, and the balance of the background. It feels very regal, and I also feel this cat's look tells a hidden story...


 

KovoWolf asks How much of your art, would you say, is for aesthetic purposes (to be admired by the viewer), and how much is it about a message to the audience?"



:iconnatamon:

I'd say 70 percent is aesthetic and the remaining 30 is about a message. However, much of it
is also both.



Custom Pirate Ghost Cat by natamonGrecian Ferret Water Bearer by natamon














My imagination runs wild when I look at animals in person, as well as simple photographs- natamon 



KovoWolf asks "Where does most of your inspiration come from for your artwork? All your characters are breathtakingly portrayed as more real animals with 'human' traits. Where did this idea first come from?"



:iconnatamon:

My inspiration is simple-the face of an animal. My imagination runs wild when I look at animals in person, as well as simple photographs. Some shots just scream a certain story, that only I can see quite clearly in my mind-so I crave to capture that as art once I see it. I think I just daydream off and on when I see certain animals, and imbue them with all these human thoughts, feelings and attitudes. I can't seem to help it! 



 

KovoWolf asks "Being an artist we always find ourselves improving and growing from our old works. What is your least favorite piece in your gallery? Have you learned a lot sense this piece artistic wise?"



:iconnatamon:

Well, this one is equally tough to answer, because I dislike looking back at my old work as well, but I suppose my least favorite would be 'Bejeweled Cat 12', as I did not get the proportion of the face as symmetrical as I preferred. I think I have learned a great deal since then, and will never stop learning-ever.


Romeo And Julliet Ferrets by natamon
 




KovoWolf asks "What do you find most challenging about Anthro art or your art in general? How do you feel DeviantART has facilitated your artistic ventures? Has it allowed you to expand?"



:iconnatamon:

I think the greatest challenge is to really capture what is in my mind-that vision of some special personality that I am trying very much to translate in my medium. Deviantart has allowed me to share my work with so many people who not only seem to appreciate my work, but the stories I like to tell within them. That is especially valued by me. I come from a
long line of story-tellers, so anyone getting a smile from the visual tales
I tell, means a great deal.









never be afraid to place a little bit of yourself in your pieces and never forget the importance of reference material- natamon




KovoWolf asks "How long have you had a passion for Anthro art? Was there someone who inspired you? A group of people?"



:iconnatamon:

I think I began capturing animals fairly early in my childhood, but actually, it was the subject of people dominated my art from my preteens and onward. For many years, that was a far greater focus for me, and animals would only come into my work very occasionally. Then, in the past 15 years, my love of animals grew, and with that, a sort of 'translation' of my love of the human subject, into an animal form. Suddenly, I'd found I was making very human characters, only they just happened to be animals! Lol. But as for inspiration, the illustrators of countless children's books, growing up, was a HUGE inspiration...





KovoWolf asks "Is there anything that you are working on, project wise / art wise, that you want to share with the community?"



:iconnatamon:

Oh goodness, I am always working on something! :) If a day goes by and I don't get to make some art, it feels curiously empty....But right now, in addition to working on custom orders, I am working on my sequel to my Dr. Weaselhoffer piece, with another Steam Punk ferret-he's a time traveler...

I like to sculpt as well, so more and more of my sculpted animal pendants will soon be available, as well as more of a series of 'Clockwork Creature' brooches..there are lots of previews and info on my Facebook art page, which I update often...




KovoWolf asks "Do you have any advice to offer future / current / aspiring Anthro artists?"



:iconnatamon:

Well, I would say 2 things: never be afraid to place a little bit of yourself in your pieces and never forget the importance of reference material! No one is born knowing each and every aspect of animal anatomy, and photos will really help breathe extra, believability into your art subjects. :)



Pirate Cats 1 by natamonPirate Cat 6 by natamonCustom Renaissance Ratty by natamonPirate Cats 2 by natamonPirate Cat 7 by natamonDr. Weaselhoffer by natamonOctavius The Time Traveling Ferret by natamon







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