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Icarus by Antrague
traveller by clockbirds
Grace by Leysi
Panthera by LCibos
Digital Art - Complete Illustrations
Avatar Sana by hecatehell
Matriarch by TitusWeiss
I'm yours and you are mine by Malaika4
Summer Love - Collab by RoughLady
Traditional - Complete Illustrations
Prepairing for Halloween ACEO by lynxfang-art
Andean cat ACEO by lynxfang-art
Autumn by Blooming-Lynx
Sonnenlicht ACEO by lynxfang-art
White Lion 0779 by DPasschier
Fanto'me Redux by MonsterBrand
Jaguar by rainylake
I mean business by NB-Photo
These Mountains I've made by TeachMeToLearn
The Owl's Flight - Page 68 by OwlCoat
COMIC: Never forgotten by Faelis-Skribblekitty
Can I join? Page 1 of 3 by CurlyFrostViking
Simplistic BG Art - Digital + Traditional
Dreaming of Adventures by Chiakiro
maggot vs daxter by Asalesha
Inktober - Jaguar by Dezigre
DTIYS: Lioness by Sinasni
All Media Fanart
Is Kovu still better than me? by NamyGaga
The Eye of the Beholder by Plumpig
Sylveon by light-askha
Bubsy and Woolie by Dawgweazle
Crafts and Sculpture

Mature Content

Girl Power #1 by LaVolpeGuy
Hi, Spots #2 by LaVolpeGuy
Hi, Spots #1 by LaVolpeGuy
20in Floppy Tiger Handmade Plush by AnimalArtKingdom

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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.


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.


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.)


: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:…

: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

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

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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!
ZjeroXytz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the request! :hug:
suited-wolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019   Digital Artist
my picture was declined?…
it was submitted to the right folder and everything.
so I would like to know what I did wrong?
FrostComet9 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for featuring my piece, “Purple Nebula” in your gallery! :)
raevei Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
meant to submit to only one folder, im sorry! ;0;
PrinceCalil Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! Is this group still active?
Mahogi Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wildfur-warriorcat Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi i am sorry But how do i join this group
Mahogi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Look close to the top, there is a button that says "Join our group", right next to "send a note". Once you click it you will be automatically approved! (if I'm correct)
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