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These are our submission guidelines for the group. They're not too complicated, but be sure to read these and thoroughly understand them before submitting your work into our gallery. Submissions are limited to 3 times per week, so if you get declined you'll have to wait before submitting again!


:bulletgreen: You may submit any artwork related to animals and/or anthropormorphic subject matter. You must be able to tell the connection to these subjects from looking at the artwork itself without it being separately explained. Characters who look mostly human with animal attachments like ears and tails, e.g. kemonomimi, are not accepted in the group.

:bulletgreen: We encourage you to submit artwork that shows the best of your skills. This means nothing you actively berate in the artist's comments and are just submitting for quick feedback. Show us your best work and what you are most proud of! This means you must only submit work which you created yourself. This means no uploading work which you commissioned from someone else.

:bulletred: We do not accept 18+ mature content. This means work with any display of genitalia will be declined, as well as anything blatantly fetishistic. Excessive blood and gore is also not allowed. Please keep things clean; we have younger members in this group as well.

:bulletred: We prohibit submitting of any hateful artwork that condemns certain races, religions, ideologies, etc. This includes any words in the artist's comments, not just the artwork itself. Please be polite and courteous to your fellow members.

:bulletblue: We uphold a certain level of quality control in this group. We want to keep our gallery at a level of intermediate/medium skill and higher, so the following is a list of what we do not accept:
  • WIPs
  • Lineart
  • Sketches and scraps
  • Sloppy/unfinished looking colouring
  • Artwork with no shading, unless it is stylistically intended
  • Artwork which has no background and is left as blank (except for transparency)
  • Poorly scanned or photographed work
  • Artwork drawn on lined or graph paper
  • Images with watermarks which are obstructive and detract from the piece
  • Anything created using uncredited stock and resources (photography, textures, etc.)
  • Drawings created using bases or anything which is obviously traced
  • Memes
  • Advertisements of any kind, including commission sheets and adoptable listings.
  • Literature submissions must be clear and legible without noticeable grammatical or spelling errors which hinder the quality of the writing as a whole.
  • Collages / sketchpages.
  • Reference sheets (since 26.6.2015)

If any submission of yours is declined, you will most often be left a message on your art's correspondence to let you know why. If not, feel free to ask on the correspondence page itself - not the group's profile, because otherwise we can't find which drawing you're talking about amongst the hundreds we have to sift through each week.


» Becoming a Contributor «

:bulletyellow: What is a contributor? How do I become one?
A contributor is a trusted member who regularly contributes artwork to the group. Submissions by contributors are automatically accepted, and they may also submit artwork once per day as opposed to once per month.

To become a contributor, you must be a member of deviantFUR for at least two months while being active by posting artwork to our gallery without breaking the rules. Once you feel you have satisfied these requirements, you may send the group a note with your request to join the contributors tier. The moderators will then give you and your work a quick look-over before making their decision based on whether you fulfilled the prerequisites.

:bulletyellow: If I stop contributing art, will I be removed from the group?
No, although if you are a contributor you may be demoted back to a regular member if you do not contribute for a couple of months (because, well, you're not contributing as the title implies!) This is something determined on a case-by-case basis, so don't worry about it too much if you are inactive for reasons such as lack of internet access or a broken computer.

Feel free to send the group a note with any additional questions you may have!
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Delta-II Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
why are pieces without background not accepted? i wanted to submit something which has just a plain grey background cause nothing else would fit the drawing...
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str00p Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Poorly scanned or photographed artwork"

Does this mean no photos in general, or just no low-quality photos?
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Fullmetal0Thunder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Why are kemonomimi characters not allowed? That's speciesism.
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:iconneotheta:
Neotheta Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Because line has to be drawn somewhere, too human characters don't match the interests and intend of the group.
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Neotheta Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I almost don't want to try and help you get on track with things because this is literally 'dumb deviantart comments' material. But here goes:

We aren't in any way looking down on other 'species' just because we don't want them to be posted into the group.
Beat some common sense into your head: Why do we have groups?
Answer: because people with specific likes and interests want to come together and repost the things they like.
Conclusion: We are a group who like animals and fantasy creatures that show mostly animal features.
What do you do: If you're not within the same interests, don't join our group, join a group (or join multiple groups) that match your interests instead or make your own.

There's nothing morally wrong about enjoying specific subjects, some people like cats other people like dogs. You don't have to own a dog if you don't want to own one!
We are not a public place, we are a private group. Just because we accept all member requests automatically doesn't make us a public place.
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Fullmetal0Thunder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Well I still left because of this. And I am hiding my comments too. Don't bother trying to explain anything else like this to me because this is a hate-group now. I think you guys should be ashamed of yourselves, and I honestly hope your group dies someday. Maybe that will teach you a lesson to discriminate an entire species that YOU are.
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Oceanblue-Art Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Student General Artist
FYI, this journal says you can submit up to three deviations a week, but when I tried to submit something today I got a notification saying I can only submit one per month. 
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Oceanblue-Art Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Can I submit furry-related crafts like ears and tails? 
Also, I have a few traditional drawings that do not have backgrounds (though the empty space is *very* small.) Trying to add backgrounds would look tacked-on and would detract from their appearance. Is it okay to submit those? If I absolutely must have a background, can I digitally add some neutral abstract shapes and colors in the (again, very small) white space? Oh, and I don't have access to Photoshop, so I can't make them transparent. 
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Aederith Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Crafts are accepted, although if the ears and tails are a part of a greater whole like a fursuit, they would be considered WIPs and not allowed. If the ears and tails are just stand-alone wearable gear and not part of a suit, they count as a complete craft and should be fine as long as they're appropriately presented and photographed.

Traditional drawings can kind of be a case by case thing, since the nature of traditional often tends to cause blank backgrounds. It depends if the blankness serves the presentation of the piece, or if the whiteness is just the 'void' left over from putting nothing there. If the character feels like it is part of a setting or scene behind it, even if it is solid colour, it's fine, but the floating-in-nothingness feel is what we try to avoid since it often looks unfinished. I understand that adding something can look tacked on, though. I'd suggest trying to submit them to us anyway and we can take a look then - or you can link them in a reply to me here and I'll have a look. It never hurts to investigate it on this specific case rather than assume.

As for digital editing, that could be fine, but again it depends on the final presentation and quality of the final result. Digital additions to traditional pieces can definitely work but they can also look pretty jarring at times. Unfortunately a lot of it is only fairly judge-able on an individual basis!

Sorry for the late reply also, I only just noticed that no one had gotten back to you in reply here. :]
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Oceanblue-Art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! 
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Ventus-Fall Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Curious question: What are the rules on collaborations? 
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:iconaederith:
Aederith Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   Digital Artist
They're allowed. :]
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Ventus-Fall Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Allright, thank you ^_^
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BlueWaterRose Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I submit Fursuit Pictures?
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Gamal-the-rookie Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes, but please do not submit all your pictures at once, and try to pick the best among them. :) 
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Oceanblue-Art Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Can I submit Equestria Girls art? (They look like people but have pony ears) 
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Gamal-the-rookie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes, you can submit those under "commercial characters and species." :)
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The-Bananahammer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry if I sound like an idiot for asking, but are there any essential differences between being a member and being a contributor? Also, what are the requirements for each one of these? (Sorry for bad English, it is not my native language)
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Neotheta Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sorry for late response. The difference between member and contributor is that memebers are allowed to submit 3 pieces of artwork a week, while contributors can submit 1 drawing per day - contributos are also trusted members that we do not have to check of the artwork is okay to submit (so we trust that they know the rules). So basically being a contributor brings more responsibility but you can submit art more often (this is good if you're a professional artist and draw many finished pieces in a week which are all equal in quality so that it's hard to choose which ones are the best to submit)
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The-Bananahammer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok. Thank you very much for explaining!
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TheWickedGypsy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Is a nekomimi piece okay to submit? As in, human with animal ears and tail?
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:iconneotheta:
Neotheta Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If the animal side is well representing then yes, they are anthros afterall.
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:iconfullmetal0thunder:
Fullmetal0Thunder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Your rules say that that's not allowed actually. And I don't think it's fair. 
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:iconneotheta:
Neotheta Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
The reply is meant for an old version of the rules when they were more loose (common sense: see timestamp: 2013, rules were updated 2014). Deviantart has plenty groups for kemonomimi content, you should use them instead. We are a furry group, not an anime group, we specialize in content that is commonly enjoyed by members of furry fandom and decline content that is generally disliked among furry fandom.

Additionally, we need to limit the subjects that are posted, otherwise it's incredibly inconvenient to follow the group or moderate it, hence why we are currently closed for member submissions, it's too much for only three half-active mods to handle, which means in the future subjects will be even more limited if we ever want to awake the group from death by too many submissions at this point.
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Fullmetal0Thunder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Professional Filmographer
So furries drawn in the anime style isn't allowed? I guess that means I have to leave because I draw anime furries. And by the way, just because something is anime related does not mean the content isn't in the furry community. And people that dislike anime are boring.
Since my art isn't wanted around here I guess I am out of here.
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Neotheta Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Furries and animals in any style are allowed, as long as they're furries / animals and not human / mostly human.

Please read the rules before asking stupid questions.
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TheWickedGypsy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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EdoPargarutanH Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Do you accept a sketch or a
picture that only draw with
pencil?
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Neotheta Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Usually sketches are not allowed, there's an exception if they are intended and also look like finished piece of art. (compare pencil line drawing to pencil fully shaded and textured drawing). The submissions must also be properly scanned and not on lined paper.
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EdoPargarutanH Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you to answer my question.
I really doubt to join this group.
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Jargonfox Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I feel like this is a stupid question for I'm usually able to do this, buuut: how do I unwatch this group without leaving?
I still want to be part of it, but I don't really have time or interest (I don't mean this in any bad kind of way : P) to go through all the new pictures all the time. Right now I have like 1200 unviewed new pictures from this group XD
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Neotheta Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
On the top, theres the drop down menu 'friends', click the 'manage friends' and find the group, you can seperately choose which things to recieve, for example you can choose to still recieve journals and polls while not recieving artwork posted. Very handy. :3

Although, I'm trying to think of a way to reduce the massive amount of submissions a bit, since probably nobody is watching the group submissions anymore :/
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Jargonfox Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, managed to do that ^^ thanks abunch, and yeah, while I'm not really following the new submissions or even watching now, I do still at times check through the gallery over here.

Buuut yeah, it would be neat if there wouldn't be as much pics coming in all the time : P
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VixenDra Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why so much hate of genitalia all around there? Why so much hate against the natural and correct anatomy?:(
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Neotheta Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It is not hate, it is simply a rule.
Unfortunetly people have a tendency to abuse the limites if we allowed showcase of genitalia, actually, I have yet to see a purely artistic nude of a furry being sent to the group which is not suggestive and or sexually overt in nature. Perhaps if there was one like this, we might even accept it.
The purpose of our group is to promote the non-sexually driven side of furry artwork.
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VixenDra Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see...
Due to my anthro definitions, the genital area of anthro animal looks like the genital area of the real animal of the same species when in faccid state, and may look a bit different if it's active (e.g. in case of male tiger - the natural tiger has a very small and short one that would rather not work properly when connected with an anthro-type body:P But still, when in the flaccid state, it looks like real tiger's:)). If I wanted to submit this anthro definition chart: [link] would it be acceptable even though it contains full flaccid genitalia of a male?
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Neotheta Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The problem is, 'anthro' can be any mix of human and something (tho, we only accept animal+human anthros to this group), it's not a set one, so everyone has their own definition of how they want to draw things. As a huge group things need to be balanced for everyone, and unfortunetly we have decided to not allow display of genitalia. We lose a few good arts but we also avoid a huge bunch of trouble. If we allowed one drawing with genitalia, someone would ask 'why not mine too?'.

Even though I aggree that it is not as bad with male characters when their parts are inactive, but then someone will ask 'why not allow my female character who is in the same state?'. This exact situation actually happend before when the rules were unclear.
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VixenDra Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I understand... at least enough to see it's complicated:P
Eh, it's so difficult to find groups that would suit me... I'd like to submit my antrho pieces, but all of them will feature genital parts if the pose itself doesn't hide them, I want to draw love scenes as well, but... I don't like groups that are focused on 'sexy' theme, because most of art featured there is just pin-ups of very booby females...
In generall, males' ganital area is often far less unobtrusive than females', to show the famine genitalia you often need to put her into an 'exposed' pose, male's can be seen when he's just standing in a neutral posexD... Nature made that:P
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Neotheta Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know what you mean, but, perhaps you should submit the pictures you can and hope they bring people to actually follow you in our own account :3
Or you could put up your own group of the very certain type of anthros, since I know for a fact there's a lot of people who draw that sort of thing too.
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VixenDra Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ehh, but on the other hand... I'm afraid most of my works are probably a bit too sketchy to be accepted:( [link] [link] [link] ...
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VixenDra Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not many people do thatxD I mean not many check out the rest of the gallery if they searched arts by group's submissionsxD Anyway, it seems that's the only thing I can try:P
Eh, I'm a founder of 2 other groups and I'm not sure if I could manage having the third:P Maybe someday I'll change my mind. The idea itself is nice:P
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Neotheta Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If the style is amazing, like yours, I'd believe plenty of people will check you out generally too ;3

And as a respond to the question of those drawings, the first one we'd definetly accept! Basically while sketches aren't actully allowed, if they are ment to and look like finished drawings as a whole, they're alright. We don't want people do dumb everything they do, but we want to see what each member does their best :3

But, there will mostlikely be changes soon, hopefully to the better.
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Mermaid-Kalo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey I'm new and want to make sure I'm not spamming the admins :3
I make lots of custom egg adopts. Are those acceptable in the gallery when they're hatched and already sold? [link] They're basically reference sheet. Thanks :3
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Neotheta Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
As long as they are already sold and they can be coinsidered as reference sheets drawn purely for the certain character it's alright. :3

(the group is mainly against advertising oneself, and adobtable sheets that are quickly drawn with same lines recoloured multiple times heh - because we want to feature art, not business~)
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Mermaid-Kalo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool :3 thanks for the clarification :heart:
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MeanDumpsterCat Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"Poorly Photographed" What about poorly scanned and well photographed.
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Neotheta Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's a very rare case that scanning goes bad, so we didn't coinsider it absolutely nessecary to mention, it's really up to common sense. But well photographed is good as we said only poorly photographed is not allowed.
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MeanDumpsterCat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My scanner is not that bad, just sometimes the colours look strange and the glass is dirty so the paper looks like its sprinkled with soil :(
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