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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


Journal CSS by walnut-cookie. Graphics & Content modified by KovoWolf. Patterns by 8patterns.com & subtlepatterns.com.

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?
#communityrelations - for all your community related needs! Catch all the updates, news and community projects going on!









Anthro Community Groups


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** If you would like your group to be listed above, please comment on this journal!



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





[AI] Vol.11 - T0xicEye

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 5:00 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





Artist Interview with the Talented T0xicEye


Thank you T0xicEye 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 T0xicEye !





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



:icont0xiceye:

Well, I am a soon-to-be art student and so far autodidactic digital artist. I started out with no knowledge of anthropophormism whatsoever as I joined dA, but the moment I stumbled upon the first anthro art piece, I was smitten. What really perked my interest was the mixture between human and animal anatomy. It was a foreign concept to me back then to mix appearently different anatomies that seemed to work as if it was real. It was also what brought me into studying anatomy more thouroughly for my art; the goal to make the anatomy of the anthros I draw as believeable as possible.


 

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



:icont0xiceye:

I guess my favorite medium is digital, that is PS CS3 and my trusty Wacom tablet. I love how endless the possibilities are when using the digital medium. It is quick (for sketches and fast color jobs) and for the lazy at times. You don't need to prepare paints or clean up your workspace afterwards (which in my case ends in chaos should I try to use any traditional medium). Over time I tried my hand at different programs. I started out with PS 7. I also tried Painter X and Jasc PaintShop Pro, as well as openCanvas. Each program has its own pros and cons. Right now I use PS CS3 and Paint Tool SAI, one for overall sketches and realism, the other for a kind of anime or cartoon style coloring.

There is nothing more rewarding than creating your own custom brushes and using them, giving your images an incredible personal touch. I think creating own brushes was one of the first things I learnt in PS and still love about that program how easy it is.



WI: Lazarus rising by T0xicEye
 
  WI: Lazarus rising by T0xicEye 






There is nothing more rewarding than creating your own custom brushes and using them, giving your images an incredible personal touch. - T0xicEye 



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?"



:icont0xiceye:

Let's see. 'Message to the audience' as in 'telling a story through an image', then I have to say most of my art is about sending a message to the audience. From a purely fantasy-like point of view though. But sometimes they are indeed personal messages, that are never explained by me directly and open for interpretation by the viewer.

As for aesthetic purposes, well, it is difficult to draw the line between both points, since no matter what the image, I always try to create something meaningful and aesthetic at the same time, although 'meaningful' is always first place. In my case I'd say it goes hand in hand, but there are hardly images that only serve an aesthetic purpose in my gallery.


 

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



:icont0xiceye:

That is a tough question. Favorite pieces for me change a lot. I get better, in drawing and seeing mistakes. But there are a few images, even very old ones, that are despite all their mistakes my favorite images of all times. The best of these all-time-favorite pieces is this image: t0xiceye.deviantart.com/art/Th… It is already older and I improved since drawing it, especially in anatomy and my fur painting skills. But there are so many things in this image I did just right, making this a near perfect image and something I am still very proud of.



Their Sanctuary (with added tuts) by T0xicEye





There is nothing more rewarding than creating your own custom brushes and using them, giving your images an incredible personal touch. - T0xicEye 



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?"



:icont0xiceye:

Inspiration comes from so many places. A comment by a watcher on one of my deviations, a movie, a song, sometimes even something as small as a single word. But I guess books and music are the number ones in the places I get my inspiration from.

I don't know where exactly the idea came from, but most-likely from the fact that I wanted to create non-human characters that the viewer, and myself, can relate to. And the only way of achieving this goal is to give a non-human creature human traits, the personalities, gestures, speech and also anatomy, which resulted in creating my first anthro characters. 



 

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?"



:icont0xiceye:

I guess this one would be my least favorite image: t0xiceye.deviantart.com/art/St… Crudely drawn, no sense of anatomy or shading. Juck. Although it still has something appealing about it, even considering it's age.

And of course, I learned tons since drawing that. It was one of my very first anthro pieces I ever did, the first digital one even. I think I learned about everything I know today since drawing that image. Anatomy, shading, fur painting. It is still always an adventure to look so far back and see how much my art has improved and my style changed.


Gunslinger II by T0xicEye
Gunslinger II by T0xicEye 




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?"



:icont0xiceye:

Most challenging about anthro art is still the aforementioned merging of human and animal anatomy and still make such a fantasy creature believable. Most challenging about my art is my still ongoing quest of finding a style I like and can settle in. Especially when it comes to my anthro art I seem to switch between different styles of drawing and painting and how much realism I use. I still haven't found a style I am content with that is also as versatile as possible.


As for deviantArt the way it helped me is by making it possible to find other artists that share my interests, and especially other artists that share their knowledge. The collection of tutorials on various subjects done by other deviants and given freely to the community to learn from is vast and still a resource I use frequently. Through meeting others, asking questions, taking challenges, joining groups and contests and finally making own projects I could expand everything I am. dA opened a whole new world for me I have never seen before and joining this adventure was one of the best things I have ever done and probably the best thing for me to do in order to improve. Has it allowed me to expand? Hell yeah, it did. It not only gave me a place to share my art and helped me to improve, but it also helped me to see that drawing is not only a mere hobby for me anymore but so much more. I wouldn't be where I am now without dA, would have never managed to get into college without the friends I met here that encouraged me to try to shoot for the stars, I don't even think I would still be drawing if it weren't for dA and the people I met through it. 









dA opened a whole new world for me I have never seen before and joining this adventure was one of the best things I have ever done and probably the best thing for me to do in order to improve. - T0xicEye




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



:icont0xiceye:

I think my passion for anthro art directly came when I joined dA (first as an anime artist) and stumbled upon the anthro category. I realized I always seemed to have a nag for animals with human traits, like speech. Things you see in Disney movies. Or creatures like centaurs and werewolves from folklore. But these anthros were more than just speaking lions or man-eating beasts. They were more than your run of the mill man-changing-into-beast-at-fullmoon from folklore. I was instantly fascinated by it and spent days looking through the anthro category. At this point I knew I wanted to be an anthro artist. And I have to say it still fascinates me, especially how differently other artists interpret 'anthros' and 'werewolves' in their style.

I cannot really say that someone in particular inspired me. When I started out I didn't look at the names, I simply enjoyed the artworks. I guess each and everyone of the anthro artists that are on dA since 2005 were the ones inspiring me, the anthro community itself so to speak.





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



:icont0xiceye:

There are actually several projects I am working on. Two comics, one on hiatus and one still on-going.
That would be my feral wolf comic "A Knife in the Dark", which can be found here: AKitD-Comic
Another anthro-related project I am working on for years now, is my hopefully soon upcoming anthro graphic novel "Wrong Intentions". Not much going on right know about this comic, but for the ones who like to check it out, here's the group: Wrong-Intentions
It is my pet-project and therefore I aim for the highest possible quality of art and storytelling I can muster, which hopefully will take off once I get into second or third semester in college.

Other projects I am working on are a kickstarter sketchbook projects with some fellow artists, but it is currently on ice, and a charity calendar project I want to create for an animal rescue group in the USA, which is still in a planning phase. But for artists that are interested in helping with this project (that is donating/creating an animal image free of charge for the calendar, or helping with organization, calendar layouts, finding/printing the calendars and distribution), feel free to contact me here on dA. I would be happy for every bit of help.




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



:icont0xiceye:

I am not sure I am the best at giving art advice to anyone. I still stumble in the dark when it comes to art, and still seek advice myself. As for advice to future / current / aspiring Anthro artists, learn your anatomy. There is nothing more horrible to see than an anthro that is so unrealistic in even a cartoon style way that it hurts.

But might be able to tell a bit of personal advice to artists in general, things I learned from those I met on dA that still help me in so many more ways than they even realize.

Once you figure out drawing is more to you than just getting lots of pageviews and favs on dA, drawing is for you important personally, almost as important as breathing, if you reach this spot, do not let anyone stop you. No matter if you aspire to be a professional artist or simply love to draw as a hobby, keep at it. Improve, learn, listen, SEE. Don't let yourself get down by how good others are. They started out small as well. Be respectful of others and they will help you if you need guidance. Be patient. If you want to go a more professional way with your art, aim for the stars. Do better than the best you can do.
And once you make it, be it either as a damn good hobby artist or even a damn good professional artist, remember all those that helped you along the way when you started out and give something in return from what you got in the beginning.










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