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A warm welcome from us!
Feel free to ask questions, advice or have a chatter :3
Contributors are those who have increased submit limits due to their consistent high quality - Don't pester them with Admin issues ;)


..:: Submitting Rules ::..

Our aim is to accomodate & support all budding illustrators in an open, friendly community...! And most of all, help show off your best works to everyone else ;)

To help us out we have a few simple folder guidelines for each user...


:bulletred: We do NOT currently accept: :bulletred:

Crafts / Non 2D-printable works
Poor (unclear) scans / Photos of work
Mature / Sexual themes
Doodles (often on note paper)
Animations (minimal movements accepted)
Work by others
Adoptables / Sprites
Free lineart
'Original Species' (unrelated to realistic animals)
Fanart (Sonic, Pokemon etc. at our discression)
Dead / Distressed animals (fantasy excluded at our discression)

:bulletblue: P.S. There will be a short delay before your images are added as we have to approve each one first. If your image is declined we will include a reason and some tips =)


For our icon as a STAMP, use the following...
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Stamp - Animal Illustration by Faelourn
We've always been a very specific group in terms of our galleries, and that's what you guys watch us for. Our members are super and 95% of the time a declined image is simply because it doesn't fit our group's theme.

It is a shame when we decline awesome crafts and well-drawn animations for this reason, so we now have 4 new Fave Collections for you to submit these to and show us your work.
For those who watch the group for good old 2D illustrations, no fear, submits to the Fave folders do not show up in your messages, you only have to look if you're interested ;)

Let me tell you about new places to submit --> animal-illustration.deviantart…

:bulletblue: Help & Critique :bulletblue:
Submit your pics here specifically if you want some help, redline or critique. We do allow WIPs here, but don't flood with the same image! If you're looking here because you want to give critique, please be as helpful as possible and, most importantly, be polite.

:bulletblue: Crafts :bulletblue:
If it's 3D and animal-themed, show it off here! We see a lot of feather paintings, decorative boxes and sculpture in the submits, and now we finally have a place for them.

:bulletblue: Animations :bulletblue:
While we do allow 'minimal movement' icons into our main gallery, this is a more specific folder to show off longer, more detailed animated works!

:bulletblue: Adoptables & Sprites :bulletblue:
Love 'em or hate 'em, there are some good animal ones out there! As long as they're well-presented, anyone interested in their buying/selling/displaying can find them in here.

While we populate the new folders you may submit 1 per week on top of the normal gallery allowance.
We hope these folders work well for you and help show off some more work!
Best wishes :)

:bulletblue: Inbox Floods? :bulletblue:
As members grow, so will submissions! Here's how to stop recieving all notifications for every image put in the group, for those who don't already know ;)
* Click the dropdown 'Friends' tab at the top right - There's a button at the bottom "Add / Remove"
* Find 'Animal-Illustration' and click the green tick under the 'deviations' column.
* Now, to see any new images submitted to the group you can check back at your own leisure ;)
* We strongly reccommend you stay subscribed to our JOURNALS - This will be the only way to keep you updated on activities & submission changes!

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GeekPhilosopher Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
I've been waiting for at least 3 weeks and my submissions haven't been accepted still...
LorenBes Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much:-----)
Joshuagoymer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional Artist
Hi thanks for accepting my illustration I am chuffed! : - D
Corrupt-Queen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student Filmographer
Hello, I was wondering if I could be added to this group, I myself am an animal artist, be it modern, prehistoric or fantasy. This group looks like a lot of fun and it would be great to see other animal artists work too.
Thank you if you read this.
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WarrriorofNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sry I accidentally submitted the wrong thing plz don't kick me out 
KeIIion Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
huhu would be nice when you add this in your group 

Lupains Air Raid by TX-aster

my friend :iconshanethewolf:  fiction is :icon2020ad:  (alien anthro wolves called Lupain against Humans)

my fiction :iconakira-bounty-hunter:  (alien cyborg werewolves against one anthro and humans)
JUMBOLA Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for accepting my art.
Chenoas-bird Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hello :-) your group is fantastic! I am fond of drawing animals (especially birds). It would be great, if you accept drawings like this one here:
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