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Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015   General Artist
Can I join the group? C:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yes :)
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Anyone can join.  There should be a join button on the left side panel.
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Contest idea: Photomanipulation Only
Reason: Anthro > Digital Media > Photomanipulation is of the newest categories to have been added and it's one of the least loved and least diverse corners of the community. If you don't believe me, look at the all time most popular list.

The medium, when used to portray anthro/furry characters has typically been very polarising due to the uncanny valley effect it has on people, and from discussions and debates on the issue, I'm determined to shift perceptions and prejudices. Exposure is one way of doing that, and a contest is a good way to generate some exposure. One of the key barriers that I've encountered (from some of the critiques I've received on my pieces), which I think is applicable across the community as a whole regardless of artform, is that the anatomy of an anthro, should instead be viewed with an open mind as to 'what an anthro could look like' versus 'what an anthro should look like'. After all, who is to say what an anatomically correct anthro truly is when none exist in real life?

I do suppose that the true meaning of Anthro does come into play, that being to give a non-human entity, human characteristics, but when you consider the meaning it holds with the general population, its current usage and how art is categorised on dA, I think it's too late to bring in the notion of zoomorphism (humans being given animal characteristics) and creating an entire category on its own. To the layman, that would just be arguing semantics.

I think I've rambled enough here. Perhaps I should write an opinion piece on this one day XD 
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for your feedback :) This is great!
kittenScientist Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have a contest idea! Pixel pets! Get everyone to try their hand at making a pixel creation in either 50x50px or 100x100px!! yeyeyeyeeyey
Empressx3 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
That's brilliant!
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for sharing :) Great suggestion!
RA-Meenan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, join requests are closed? 
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