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Colonel Meow - Wallpaper by AlixBranwyn
Extinction by Araless
Urban Cat by xiaobaosg
Sands of Creation by balaa
Digital Art - Complete Illustrations
Family Portrait by DarkMasterOfDragons
Meeting Daddy by xSinCry
Morning moor run by Sinasni
Cotton Candy by Chiakiro
Traditional - Complete Illustrations
Blood of a Lion by Sibera-the-Wanderer
Under the waterfall by lynxfang-art
ACEO Sarah by lynxfang-art
Endless Night by WildShoshana
Photography
Prince of Darkness SIMON by DeathOfParadise
Half a yawn by NB-Photo
White Lion 0779 by DPasschier
Fanto'me Redux by MonsterBrand
Comics
Simple tutorial by 1Vestina
Page 1/? by WildShoshana
Gravity sucks sometimes by HumanityAfter
Ear Dobs Page 3 END by HumanityAfter
Simplistic BG Art - Digital + Traditional
Two cats by CardboardHome
Portrait of Rouquin by MomoDoesArts
Marshmallow cat by Moldovorot
Relaxing Julia by 1Vestina
All Media Fanart
Fierce Simba by PouassonDeOro
Playtime by PouassonDeOro
And if you don't know now you know by Moon-feather
Kovu + Speedpaint by BluuLeopard
Crafts and Sculpture
Adam Sung (figure) by LaVolpeGuy
23in Tabby Cat Floppy Plush by AnimalArtKingdom

Mature Content

Girl Power #1 by LaVolpeGuy
Hi, Spots #2 by LaVolpeGuy
Animations
PromDress Map // Part 6-7 (OC) by 0xoHalfLight-1999ox0
Great catch - Yard Cats (closed species) animation by Flamemuzzle
sharkpool run cycle by pasgeddi
Paw by VikyR

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Rules 2.5:

UPDATED August, 15, 2015

Hey you there! These are the official RULES and CRITERIA for #AdvancedFelines. Please be sure to check back frequently for updates. New members should read them.


GENERAL RULES FOR THE GENERAL GOOD :la:

1. Joining is open to everyone. We want YOUR best intermediate-to-advanced artwork. This isn't an "accept all art" group.

2. Current submission limit is (2) deviations a week.

3. Not accepted: literature deviations, sketches, work-in-progresses, memes, colored bases, reference sheets, auctions, commission sheets, or pictures with messages on them! Comics should be in English and proofread.

4. Submit pictures to the correct folders. Organization can get away from us, but please don't help the inevitable. :nod:

5. Art should be age-acceptable for most of dA. Nothing too explicit, meaning no profanity or bondage, etc. Gore and "artistic nudity" are fine, but please use dA's filters.

6. Folders are periodically cleaned up for content. These generally include pictures that are in storage, were submitted by artists who have improved their art since their earlier submissions, and "borderline" pictures that we feel do not conform at least to the written criteria below for "intermediate art" upon later review.

7. Most importantly, art theft not only upsets people, but it's against dA's rules. Stolen artwork will be reported to the artist and dA staff.



CRITERIA ON ACCEPTING AND DECLINING INTERMEDIATE-TO-ADVANCED ART :o


Fully-completed artwork at the minimum should:

:thumbsup: Have a feline that's the main focus.
:thumbsup: Have a feline that doesn't look like a canine (and isn't submitted to canine clubs).
:thumbsup: Be colored nicely without errors.
:thumbsup: Have nicely illustrated lineart or fur.
:thumbsup: Have minimal use of smudge tools, grass, tree, and other brushes.
:thumbsup: Have anatomy that is not overly distracting.
:thumbsup: Be shaded nicely and coherently.
:thumbsup: Edited and cropped properly for color, lighting, and contrast (if traditional).
:thumbsup: Have a feline that isn't a person in a fursuit at a convention.
:thumbsup: Have correct English spelling/grammar (for comics).
:thumbsup: Isn't a "spur of the moment" photograph shot of your kitty.
:thumbsup: Be a properly represented (if a crafted or sculpted item.)


Backgrounds:

:bulletyellow: Backgrounds do not have to be perfectly detailed masterpieces, but we don't want you throwing on fuzzy patches or scribbles of color and calling it a forest either. :nod: Pieces should have the same amount of effort put into the background as the feline(s). We discourage lots of empty space. The Photography, Animations, and Crafts/Sculpture folders are excluded from this specific background rule.



:bulletblue: Advanced art passes all the minimum criteria.

:bulletred: Intermediate art can get away with one or maybe two of these mistakes, but the overall impact of the piece should be interesting and show off the skill of the blooming artist in some way-- aside from that, we look at: the artist's growing skill level used to create each piece they submit, the picture's composition/eye flow, the use of color and values, how well and believably the character meshes/fits with its environment, how it compares to their body of work, and generally how well the medium chosen for the picture was used to complete the work of art.

Please refer to the basic elements and principles of design that are taught in all art classes: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_e…

:bulletgreen: Artwork neglecting most of the minimum standards will be declined. Many pieces we see are right on the line for one reason or another. Do not take a decline personally... Trust us, we don't take satisfaction in declining art pieces. At all. We try to maintain a balance of quality while also promoting our artists. When every picture is unique, it's hard to stay consistent.

:bulletpurple: If you wish to know why your art was declined, we strongly urge you to comment on the picture's submission message. That way, we can easily see your picture and the conversation that went into our decision. We have decent memories, but we don't automatically know what "my" picture was when we need to reply to you. At that stage, you may politely ask for a critique.


We encourage you to submit artwork that's to the best of your ability! Show your fellow members what you're truly capable of. Submissions are always welcome to the club's favorites, too. Chances are, we might just send a request for it. :nod:


Thank you for reading!
~ #AdvancedFelines admin team
Hi!

It's kinda been a while coming, but right now I am the only one available to vote, at least semi-consistently.

I don't always have the time to vote on pieces before they expire. I would like to start looking for someone (or even multiple people) to help me run the group.

TO APPLY: Write me a little statement in the comments below about yourself. I will note you at a later date. I have some serious matters going on where I work right now, which is prompting me to possibly find different work. So it will be a bit.

These are the qualities that I'm looking for:

* A great eye for intermediate-to-advanced feline artwork when voting. Knowledge of the club guidelines when it comes to voting.

* The ability to give a proper, tactful, and helpful critique to those who ask.

* The drive to find art and send out requests to acquire new pieces that are on the higher end of the intermediate-to-advanced spectrum.

* Experience running at least 1 group for at least 6 months.

* Willingness to write a journal every so often a bonus.

I won't leave the group, but I do need help. I'm only one person. It's been amazing watching those of you who have stuck around and worked hard on your artwork to improve your skill level. I appreciate the heck out of that. If I was 10 years younger, I could run this group no problem... but I got's to "adult" right now, and I have to really concentrate on that. I feel like a parent that can't really do much right now other than throw a tablet and some snacks at their child. :B

~Shembre
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
Our group will gather the most talented artists here at dA and the most fascinating art when comes to bird of prey thematic. I believe felines and birds of prey share the same majestic look and equally amazing instincts so I kindly ask you to affiliate with us.

www.deviantart.com/arsrapax/
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n3mroth Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the request! Heart 
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Mahogi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 your art is adorable ^^
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Mahogi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for slow deviation acceptings into the group! This new Deviantart is completely tragic and I can't find anything. If someone could comment how do I even reach the group's administration page, to accept art?
Any help appreciated!
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Mahogi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate this new Deviantart so much I simply stopped coming. Apologies if your deviations expire, I will TRY to request them to the group if I figure out how
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Calupes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this group still alive? My deviations did not get reviewed for 10 days or so :/
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Mahogi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! No, group is active :) I am mainly responsible for reviewing deviations and I was gone to a rehab center :x Sorry for this inconvenience!
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Calupes Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
oh no problem! i hope your well again and thank you a lot for the explanation! :)
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MHElRA Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this group dead? All my submissions keep expiring after like 2 weeks... it's a little sad, this group as a lot of potential, I hope it will catch a second breath!
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Mahogi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! No, group is active :) I am mainly responsible for reviewing deviations and I was gone to a rehab center :x Sorry for this inconvenience!
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