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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




How To Submit To Our Group


How To Submit Art To Groups by KovoWolf


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Antho Who's Whoo - DanoGambler

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 4:29 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 DanoGambler

:iconlawooplz::icondanogambler::icondanogambler::icondanogambler::iconlawooplz:


Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hmmmm.... where should I start?.. Not that there's very much unusual going on with me, I think. Nothing that would be of bigger notion anyways.
Ah well. Most people out here Know me as Dano and my face outwards is in the shape of a chubby fox with beard and long hair, blue eyes and a careless and relaxed attitude. Most of it resembles me, as in how I would like to picture myself.
My real name is Joel, and yes, I'm totally fine with you calling me that c: I'm a swede, eats meatballs, surströmming, fika and marabou chocolate, combined with some of the strongest coffee in Europe.
I work part-time at the elder-care, tends to my farm for the most of my free time and sometimes gets an open evening for drawing, gaming or crafting. When it comes to drawing, I have way too much that I want to do and waaayy to little time to do it. Same goes for the crafting. What I'm doing right now is to find a way for me to become more effective and find a way to give me more time for my passion, which lies in my art. I mostly draw Anthro art but does some modelling and concept drawing on the side. When I craft, I mostly work with either Metal, wood, leather or fabric and discovers the mysteries of different craftsmanships of old.

How long have you been doing art?

Pretty much for as long as I can remember, I suppose. Mom has been telling me that I used to draw a lot of mermaids, even though I don't have any clear memory of it.

Norbert's little Discovery by DanoGambler Words unspoken by DanoGambler Haze Speedpaint by DanoGambler

What brought about your interest into Anthro?

When I think back, I now see that I've always liked and fascinated over animal/human crossings and transformations and such in film and stories. And when I were 14, when my young-man-life were swirling around in the confusing world of teenage emotions, I stumbled upon the cover of Starfox Adventures (yes I've played this very "meh"-able game) and saw that blue face of this mysterious canine female character. I was struck. I even remember the very moment.
I guess most people reading this will smack their foreheads to this - the most obvious icon of anthro fan art and fiction, but Krystal started an avalanche of internet blipping that bit by bit unveiled this new world for me. Upon the wings of artists like Jay Naylor and Ken Singshow, I took the highway straight into the anthro community.

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

I've always liked foxes. And the huge Krystal sledgehammer and the various imagined characters I started to create gave me a special fondness for canine anthros.
First I had my own anthro representative in the fox guy named Jonathan. He was pretty much how I wanted to be. Thin, funny and and a bit corny. As I grew more confident in myself and my own character, I started to make him look more like myself, chubby, clumsy and adorkable. By then, his name had changed from Jonathan to Dano. danogambler.deviantart.com/art… Dano Gambler was the main character of the VERY FIRST ATTEMPT OF A STORY I EVER MADE.... which was a Starwars fanfic x3 So as a symbol of the very start of my life of storytelling, Dano Gambler became my alter ego.

The Runaway by DanoGambler

Who is your biggest inspiration?

Wow... that's a hard question.
I guess that if I look back, Better days, by :iconjaynaylor: was the very first anthro comic I read and followed. I were incredibly inspired by his style in the beginning, before I found more and more amazing artists that made a huge impression on my own style.
:iconqzurr: was also one of the first to draw my attention... and my time together with the most lovely kitten :iconbluari: was the spring of some of my most inspiring and rewarding days of art. :iconartzealot: has been there as a dear and inspiring friend pretty much all since I started to post my first images online.
There are literally so many people out there that has been a huge inspiration and just amazing human beings and deserves all love they can get. I can't name them all though.. x3

Where else do you draw your inspiration from?

Nature and epic places are some of my favorite sources of inspiration. If not the scenery itself, then just the feeling of the atmosphere. I also find loads of inspiration in my crafts. I love to draw practical designs when it comes to clothes, armor and weapons and many other thing. I just have a great love for the living material of things. If I would design a costume for cosplay, I would go as far as to think "hmm... what material would be available in Hyrule... I guess I should make the shirt in a linen/silk mix to really express this persons economical standard.. and then a nice embroidered felt tunic and a pair of nice deerskin gloves..."
You may think of it as a stretch, but I just LOVE the theoretical part of the creative process... Hmm... getting away from the matter at hand... ah well, you can see here what inspires me at least x3

Norbert's little Discovery by DanoGambler Kane Ref by DanoGambler The Badger Shaman by DanoGambler

What are you looking to improve in your art?

Everything. You've stopped evolving when you are completely satisfied with something. You can always improve. But to be specific, I'd love to hone my expressive skills, and also train on making my art look more "clean".. if you know what I mean. Nice and tidy.

When do find yourself being the most creative?

When I have less other things to think about. Normally, I have work, a big house, five cats, two dogs, hens, 18 horses, a workshop, a barn, huuuuuuuuuuuge amount of garbage, 10 hectare of pastures and a garden to take care of..... so I tend to have a lot on my mind...
The few times that I can just put everything else aside, i bade in the relaxation of creative work. Drawing, painting, writing or crafting. That is my life blood.

What are your future aspirations for your work?

When it comes to crafts:
I have lots of friend that are willing to help me, move to my area and start a crafting company together with me as a community. If that works out, one of my biggest dreams of creating a small village of crafters will be almost complete.
When it comes to drawing:
I have a comic that is called Droran. And I consider it to become one of my bigger works of my life. I really hope I can get there and make my story reach out to the masses so that I can fully give myself to this, my passion.

Not Dead yet. page32 by DanoGamblerCan both Slice and Dice by DanoGambler

How do you battle Art Block?

I'm totally convinced that there's no such thing. There's just about the matter of "getting started". That goes for most things in life. Just start and then most things will become easier as you go along.

Any words of advice for other artists?

Get started. Don't hesitate. If you feel like it, you can make great progress by giving your work some structure. Start to make lists of what to do and when and in which order. That administrative progress in itself can be really inspiring and fun!

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

I'm a viking! Fear my beard!!
Also, I love to sing.

What remains by DanoGambler

Thank you DanoGambler 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 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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