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Mon May 6, 2013, 6:39 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


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




How To Submit To Our Group


How To Submit Art To Groups by KovoWolf


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Anthro Who`s Whoo - little-owlette

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 5:35 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 little-owlette

:iconlawooplz::iconlittle-owlette::iconlittle-owlette::iconlittle-owlette::iconlawooplz:


Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I'm Owlette! I'm 23 years old, living in NorthWestern USA. I'm married to a guy I met on Deviantart almost eight years ago, and we're currently living with our two mini Dachshunds and a pet rat named Franklin! I speak English and Dutch, after living for two years in The Netherlands. Most people say I'm an extremely cheerful and upbeat person who never misses a chance to giggle or make a really bad pun. (: I collect owl-related stuff and books.

How long have you been doing art?

I've been drawing since I was in diapers. My parents actually have a really funny story about how I'd draw little stick figures all over my pajamas when I was little! I started doing art professionally when I lived in the Netherlands in 2009. I had a small business license and everything, it was pretty exciting!

When we moved back to the US in 2011, I took a little break from art to focus on my health and to try my hand at a more 'conventional' job. But it wasn't long before I returned to art full time. I've now been working professionally as a self-employed artist in the US for two years.

Aren't I cute? by little-owlette Comfy night in by little-owlette

What brought about your interest into Anthro?

I've always been crazy about animals, and I was an internet nerd from a very early age (unfortunately for me, this was before the internet was cool). I think you can figure things out from there, haha! When I was about ten or eleven years old, I stumbled across some art by the lovely and talented GoldenWolfen. I was immediately in awe of her amazing, detailed art style -- and I was drawn to the strange wolf-people she was always drawing. Pretty soon I was looking for more art like hers, and drawing anthro art of my own!
 

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

I have two fursonas: Eske the owl gryphon, and River the owl. Eske is a fairly old character of mine, she's been around for quite a while now. I created her because I've always had a love for owls -- but I also love those cute kitty paws and ears, and I knew she wouldn't be complete without them!

Much later, I decided to create "River", who is a better representation of myself. Eske still represents a part of me (some people even still call me Eske), but River is my main fursona.

I see you! by little-owlette

Who is your biggest inspiration?

I have three major inspirations in my life. The first is balaa -- her art has always inspired me so deeply. She is by far my favorite artist of all time, and she has been for many years.

The second inspiration of mine is KovoWolf -- she is such a huge part of the anthro community, it's hard to seperate one from the other at times. She has shown an incredible amount of energy and dedication to dA's anthro community, I hope one day to accomplish even a fraction of what she's done.

And lastly, there's no way I could fail to mention my dear husband, Verticae. He's been so supportive and helpful, offering me encouragement and critique whenever I need it. Without him, I would never have had the courage or the means to do art full-time -- in fact, I'm not sure I would even be posting art online without his encouragement.

The Horizon by little-owlette Ready the Birds by little-owlette

Where else do you draw your inspiration from?

Other artists! I make a point to browse deviantArt and FurAffinity every single day. I browse new art, check out what's trending, and see what's been uploaded by the people I watch. Looking at everyone else's amazing art never fails to inspire me!

What are you looking to improve in your art?

There are a million different things I could list off, but I'll stick with the main ones! Right now, I'm really trying to work on speed and efficiency -- I can be a really slow artist at times, and it drives me crazy! I'm also currently trying to work on anatomy of the human body, and bold/interesting lighting techniques.

My Basket by little-owletteThe Tied Knights by little-owlette

When do find yourself being the most creative?

Usually at night, right before bed. That's when I'm most comfortable, and it's when I'm not freaking out about stuff that still needs to be done. I like to settle down for a few hours of drawing before settling into bed, and that's definitely when I'm feeling my most creative.

What are your future aspirations for your work?

I would really love to see some of my art in print! I've had a few things printed, and it's been so cool to see. I would love to have more physical copies of my art!

How do you battle Art Block?

I try not to think about it. Usually the more I focus on it, the tougher it is to get rid of. I try to distract myself a little -- watch a show, listen to music -- and just force myself to draw while I do it. Usually that helps me get into the zone and just get lost in making art! It helps that I always have a bunch of art at varying stages of completion, so I can work on whatever I feel like.

[Iron Artist] Bella by little-owlette Alex by little-owlette

Any words of advice for other artists?

Draw something every day, and comment on art every day. Drawing every day is such an important habit to have -- there's no better way to improve! Commenting on other people's art is also extremely important. It's good to encourage your fellow artists and keep the art community alive and thriving.

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

I LOVE cheesecake! I cannot describe in words how deep my love for cheesecake goes...

Cleansed by little-owlette

Thank you little-owlette 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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Anthro DD Roundup - August 2014

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 6:04 PM



There will be some articles I will be presenting in the coming days so make sure you guys keep an eye out for those! I'm really excited about them! Also, make sure you are following anthrochallenge! We are looking for more individuals to get involved plus its a great way to hone in on your artistic skills as we offer several different themes/challenges per month!









Anthro Daily Deviations - August 2014

Anthro Shan Yu and Elite Huns by MariposaBullet
El vino de los Tiempos by DarthiaWolf
Amazon_(commission_for_F-R95) by Antiander
Welcome To The Regal Foxes by IceDragonhawk
GradieWoof by playfurry
Above and Beyond by Maquenda
Le Gardien des Royaumes by CoudrayMathieu
Awaken by thanshuhai
Makar the Warrior by CrystalSully
Warrior's Way by Sierra713
mess in the kitchen by pandapaco
Pilke by Kipine
Fifteen Kobolds and a Lava Wyrm by dragonictoni
Let's go to that shop by kyander
The Forests' Song by 0laffson
Warrior by HeliacWolf
Deep one by malverro









Helpful Links For You!

Daily Deviation FAQ's


Suggesting a Daily Deviation is as simple as sending a note, but below you will find some helpful guidelines to see you through!



How To Suggest An Anthro DD


All Anthro Daily Deviation Suggestions should be sent to ^KovoWolf
Please make sure that you check out the Daily Deviation Guidelines on ^KovoWolf main profile page.



Helpful Links


FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?
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Anthro Community Groups


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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 anthropomorphised animals as characters that can stand as commonly recognised 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


Mr. Wolf by imperioliCeremonial Garb by caramittenSalted to death by ThemazeJark by Quoosa
non title3 by Ryohei-HaseSamurai Beaver by blazi76outlaw by Noir-xMob Dog by ConceptGuyVictorian Natilla by stucat





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