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Photography - Rodents and Rabbits
Photography - Marsupials
Photography - Pigs
Photography - Reptiles, Amphibians
Photography - Invertebrates
Photography - Others
Traditional Art
Digital Art - Paintings
Digital Art - Photomanipulations
Digital Art - Pixel Art
Digital Art - Mixed Media
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Group Info

We're a group dedicated for the love and beauty of animals, representing the Animal side of the Deviant Art community.
Group
Founded 4 Years ago
Apr 30, 2012

Location
Global

Group Focus
Animals

2,108 Members
1,839 Watchers
39,595 Pageviews
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DA-Animals - Only The Best !


Hey ! :wave:
From now on DA-animals will accept and propose only the best pieces of art !

:dalove:
Regards
darkcalypso

Admins

Common Chaffinch by Clu-art

RULES For DA-Animals Group:



:bulletblack: Members of DA-animals are allowed to submit Deviations to both the Gallery and Favorites Gallery Folder of our group. Any Deviant outside our group can only submit to our Favorites Gallery Folder. Submissions are limited to 2 per folder per day.

:bulletblack: Deviations must be submitted in the correct folder. If your photograph or picture does not belong in any of the folders we have, please send a note or leave a comment so we can consider creating a new folder.

:bulletblack: Photographs and artwork must contain an animal within them, and the animal should be the main focus (animal should not take up only a little amount of space in the image)

:bulletblack: Photographs must be very high quality pictures (composition, technique, originality are some of the most important criteria). It should have some artistic sense, not just a snapshot.

:bulletblack: Photos should have purposeful focus, no grain/noise, and should not be blurry

:bulletblack: We don't accept photos where there are bars/cage in front of the animal

:bulletblack: While we understand why many Deviants use the watermark feature, we would prefer not to accept images that use the huge DA watermark in their images, as it really takes away from the viewing experience. If you have your own personal watermark that you made in Photoshop and added to your image, that shoudl be okay as long as it is not very large and takes up most of the image in the middle.

:bulletblack: We also typically decline photos that aren't focused on the head of the animal (example: no photos of an ear, foot, tail etc.).

:bulletblack: No photographs containing people. We are a group focused on non-human animals and feel the inclusion of a person takes away the focus from the animal.

:bulletblack: All artworks should be unique and have correct anatomy, displaying a good understanding of art techniques.

:bulletblack: Traditional art: should be good quality scans/photographs (no blurry images, no dark corners, no including the desk or tools used. Also no art drawn on graph or lined paper.)

:bulletblack: We look for realistic art, with real animals, (i.e. nothing rainbow, neon blue cats, things you wouldn't see in real life.) We do not accept cartoon-style drawings, comics, or fantasy creatures. Only real animals drawn in a realistic manner.

:bulletblack: Deviations must not contain gore (we promote animal love, not violence).

:bulletblack: Any Deviations in storage will be removed from the group to keep the galleries clean and organized.

:bulletblack: These rules will be enforced with staffs’ discretion.





Your work has been declined ?

Please, don't feel offended, it doesn't mean your art isn't good or that you are not talented. It just means your deviation does not fit our criteria. You must understand that we are looking for the very (very) best of DeviantArt about animals ! This way, the group's newest submissions might be followed by our members and watchers (rather than ignored like it happens now in many groups).


"Whatever you say, I leave the group !"

By the way, I think it's a sad thing having people leaving the group after one/many/all their pictures have been declined : with time, I hope it becomes an honor to have a picture in DA-animals (rather than a shame to have it declined). The group's aim is to help people getting their own very best !...



Regards

TheEyesNeedMore & darkcalypso
Founders of DA-animals


Founder


:icondarkcalypso:

Co-Founders


:iconbadass-doctor::iconlucytherescuedcat::iconnekomancer123::iconriverraven::iconblue2k:

Contributors


:iconmac-wiz::iconlactucaa::iconcharlyjade:


Welcome to another weekly feature!

The work is just superb! 

Congratulations to everyone who received a DD for their brilliant work!


White Wanderer by Aenea-Jones
German shepherd by toniart57           Daniel the Ocelot Room Guardian by AnyaBoz
Dougsba Fontaine Du Soleil - 'Charisma' by SteveCampbell
          Metallic Blue Moth by melvynyeo           Lynx 011 IMG 2330 by Kvaale
Siberian eagle owl 2 by MT-Photografien
Harvestman (Epedanidae) UV by melvynyeo
Trilogy and Nova - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands           the adorable Hyena by toniart57
Day 223 of my 2016-a drawing every day resolution by shonechacko
          :o) by MamaMika          A Little Flasher by papatheo
Egretta alba by DangerousLuke
You can't see me by Khalliysgraphy
My PRECIOUS... by hoschie          Hamster and Rosehips by JulianRad
Long eared owl portrait by missfortune11
          Egretta alba by DangerousLuke          Crowned Slug Caterpillar - Isa textula by ColinHuttonPhoto
Leaftailed gecko shedding skin by AngiWallace
Rush Hour by JulianRad
Float by yenna-photo          That moment when you're just too artsy by Chaseya
Akhal-teke by claratessier
          Painted Bunting by Andres-Cadena          Grey Squirrel by linneaphoto
Just This Instant by papatheo
a young swan model by MT-Photografien
Andean Condor 2 by Berlin-Steglitz          Wooden house by rosaarvensis
Only tired by Berlin-Steglitz
          Albino snake - Reptiland by Blueflyght          Equus Caballus (Pencil Drawing) by Paul-Shanghai
I'm just hanging around here by Maria-Schreuders
Obviously not done recently by phalalcrocorax
Black Bear 20160705-1 by FurLined          Cutie by Wolfskuss
Snail 9 by Csipesz
           Common Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) by Azph          Vizsla Marlo by Silvermoonswan
Goshawk- Pyrography by lost-nomad07
Sumatera Tiger by toniart57
Spiky elegance by Nikki-vdp          Malawi by harpyja
Silence at Wilderness by Nefflin
          Majdiy by tiduy          Wanderer by rosaarvensis
Indian Robin Juvenile by fahadee
Delights in the morning by valentina-86
Peek a Boo by Neutron2K      Baby Cooper by YoshaPhotography      Delights in the morning II by valentina-86
Cheeky (WAB2017) by WayneBenedet      Winess by valentina-86
Spanish Beauties by Hestefotograf
Horse portrait by Tinesdierportretten      Eagle by Ketunleipaa      Lacordiva by valentina-86       Somewhere Over the Rainbow by BluyStardust
Swainson's Hawk - The hunter by JestePhotography


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:iconberlin-steglitz:
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
Many thanks for the request :)
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:iconmt-photografien:
MT-Photografien Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request! Hug Heart 
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:iconberlin-steglitz:
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Thanks so much for the request :)
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:icongiovannichis:
GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

My drawing  Feeling the freedom was declined, I know why?

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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. I can't find your submission back in the message log; do you have a link to the correspondence item?
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:icongiovannichis:
GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, i don't have them beacause i deleted previously. Can i try to submit them again? 
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I tried to resubmit the drawing that you linked, but it's a different one than you mentioned (it's a link to "Old Leon", not "Feeling the freedom"?). "Old leon" is already in our group =)
giovannichis.deviantart.com/ar…
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:iconberlin-steglitz:
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Thank you :)
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:iconberlin-steglitz:
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Thanks a lot for the request :)
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, again!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for the request!
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconberlin-steglitz:
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
Many thanks for the request :)
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:icongiovannichis:
GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you for accepting me in your group!

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:icongiovannichis:
GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you for request! I’m glad to share my works with you.

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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! We're excited to discover great animal artists :D
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for requesting my Pencil portrait of a squirrel for your group.
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome =)
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:iconishawee:
ISHAWEE Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
it would be very nice of you could explain why you decline deviations that meet all of the requirements stated above and even though get dumped...
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi ISHAWEE, thanks for asking. We are currently discussing why we declined some of your submissions, so expect an answer soon (in private). If your art is declined, then we (or at least 2 of us) feel that your submission does not meet all of the requirements stated above.
Sadly, we don't have time to comment on each declined submission, because we receive a lot of requests every day, and the votes are dependent on at least 2 voters. Therefore we only give a reason when someone specifically asks for it.
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:iconishawee:
ISHAWEE Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! It would be nice to know for the future
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:iconbattydingus:
BattyDingus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 :o
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What's up?
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:iconbattydingus:
BattyDingus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You mean right now?
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