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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!  



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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 Community


Keep up to date on the latest things Anthro!
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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 - NetsaTC

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 6:35 AM


#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 NetsaTC

:iconlawooplz::iconnetsatc::iconnetsatc::iconnetsatc::iconlawooplz:


Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a 20 years old student of Omsk State Technical University on two specialities – programmer (main) and translator (additional). Art is my hobby and I’m a self-taught artist. Also, I really love comics, that’s why I’ve started my own one – a furry story Street Spirit. Also, I one of the many 1page1day artistic challenge (this means I must draw one traditional picture everyday)I’m a 20 years old student of Omsk State Technical University on two specialities – programmer (main) and translator (additional). Art is my hobby and I’m a self-taught artist. Also, I really love comics, that’s why I’ve started my own one – a furry story Street Spirit. Also, I one of the many 1page1day artistic challenge (this means I must draw one traditional picture everyday)

How long have you been doing art?

Hard to tell, I guess X) I’ve been drawing some silly pictures through my life. In 2007 I’ve started to draw Sonic chars. Well… by copying arts from my Sonic poster (what a shame!). In 2009 I got interested into furries, and tried to draw my fursona, but that wasn’t good. After “Awwww, they all a such great artists, why can’t I be a great one too?!” hysterics in 2011 I finally understood that I have to work hard. So, since 2011 I’m learning to draw, using tutorials, books and other things.
Baby Anna by NetsaTC
Happy New Year by NetsaTC Sketch Dump 3 by NetsaTC

What brought about your interest into Anthro?

I always loved animals, first of all. Then, I’ve watched Sonic on TV. Then I got to Sonic forum, and made there some friends. One of them later became my first boyfriend. He noticed my Sonic chars were not actually mobians – they had other proportions and their stories were really far from Mobius. Then he asked: “Aren’t you a furry?” I didn’t actually know what that word meant. So he told me about furries, showed some furry comics, and I’ve become a furry too.

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

I have about 200 characters XD All of them are parts of my worlds. Anyway, I love all my characters, so I have to tell about my fursona, so they don’t get mad at me XD
Netsa became my fursona just about two years ago and replaced Letty. I just decided to make a fursona, which won’t be a part of any of my works. It is just me. So, the choice was clear: I needed something with blonde hair, light-blue eyes and it must be feline (because I love felines). I’ve tried a Siamese cat and Abyssinian one, but then suddenly saw a picture of cheetah. I liked that animal and used it as my fursona. As for the name – for some (unknown even for me) reasons I’ve decided it must be connected with my profession (programmer). After mind storm I’ve chosen name “Netrix”, where “net” stands for networking, which is a part of my job. But then it’s turned out this is the name of one computer characters. So “Netrix” was changed into “Netsa”

Avatar by NetsaTC Jane and Netsa by NetsaTC

Who is your biggest inspiration?

Wow... that's a hard question.
As for the role model – I don’t have one.
As for the people, who influence on my art, they’re always different.
Some of my works were created with the help of :iconmalikovdmitriy: We often roleplay and this gives may ideas. Now he is working on his own game, and I wish to try myself as his game designer soon.
Some of my works were created because of my boyfriend: :iconraythecheetah: He asks many questions and this makes me think much.
And, of course some works were created because of :iconjanelon: We often chat and laugh, and these silly chatting makes me creating something cheerful.
Also, my cat helps me. Looking on his behaviour, I often get ideas for blaces (the name of the small funny creatures of Street Spirit comics)
And many-many others XD

Where else do you draw your inspiration from?

From everywhere, I guess XD My mind always creating something, getting ideas from even boring classes at university XD
Earlier I used to think I get inspiration from music. But I broke my headphones last year and have to live without music. Doesn’t seem to be a great problem now XD

Trade by NetsaTC Fire and Ice by NetsaTC

What are you looking to improve in your art?

First of all, it is anatomy. Especially anatomy of animals. I often get mad when I see I’ve drawn a furry well (but of course, not perfect XD) and failed anatomy of a feral. Of course, there are many other things – I’m really weak at drawing nature, techniques and many other things. So… study, study and study again!

When do find yourself being the most creative?

Usually as soon as I get some important work to be done fast. It often happens before university exams, deadlines and so on.
Moreover “Appetite comes with eating”. Sometimes I just need to make myself start and here the inspiration is! And it is so strong I can’t stop drawing…

What are your future aspirations for your work?

When it comes to crafts:
Most of all I wish to make Street Spirit a great comics. I have so many ideas about it and want to make them all live. Moreover, I have two more worlds with stories: Askania (a number of stories about resistance of two organizations – ABYSS and Eternal clan) and Neither Ally nor Alien (one story about three planets and their relationships). Of course, these all are comics about furries ;) (Wink) One of the Askania stories will be started soon (it is started in Russian language, I just need to translate it).

Street Spirit by NetsaTC SS 0055 ENG by NetsaTC

How do you battle Art Block?

I used to have this thing when I was younger, and it often was supported by “I’m a looser” tears. Guess the main idea is optimism – it helps to see good future, arise best wishes and to catch the inspiration. Another thing is just to start drawing. Doesn’t matter what exactly – just start. Sometimes I don’t want to draw because of awful mood. Then I just give this mood to paper, and this is it – I feel much better but have a picture, filled with emotions.

Any words of advice for other artists?

Never stop, never give up. Just remember, that the more you work – the better your skill is. Also, it is a good idea to study as much as you can. Drawing the same thing every day won’t help as much as finding tutorial on drawing this thing and using them.

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

I always choose a support (most often a healer) role in any game I play, just because I like saving team mates and don’t like to fight XD

Anna by NetsaTC


Thank you NetsaTC 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 - January 2015

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 10:45 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





EVENTS


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COMMUNITY


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SPECIAL THANKS


To the entire Anthro Community! You guys are amazing!




Anthro Daily Deviations - January 2015



Gnarl by Jarow
the knowledgeable hasbeens by liveAmmo
I have a story to tell by Grypwolf
Bulldog by DavidRapozaArt
YCH - Monopoly by vanyeeah
coffeeshop au by VerlidaineTiBear by Shadow-WolfLEADtoFIRE by chichapie
Faun  hunters by ATArts
Hamsterfeen by Wespenfresser
Moon Song by Blackpassion777
The truth by Whiluna
Khajiit by SoltiaBehind the Darkness by LucidKitsune
 


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