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Just to avoid confusion for those unaware:

A new group was just made last week by a previous group member, it's called :iconanthro-not-furry: and we are in no way associated with it.

I don't want anybody publicly or personally bashing this person, I've already reported the group the day it was founded, the ticket for which is awaiting review. There is no reason to make this personal.

The group is apparently a copy of ours with looser rules to allow a wider variety of anthropomorphic creatures. The only reason I feel that this group is inappropriate is that it takes our name, banner style (which they are working to change), and is generally an off-white version of our group, which falls under impersonation in my own judgement.

If you agree or disagree with the actions taken, please feel free to discuss below, but I implore you not to go bashing or abusing this group, or this person. Again, that's not us, and that is not our intent. The reason for this journal is just to avoid any confusion with current or future members of our group.
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These are our affiliates! They may or may not reflect the same goals or art styles our group does, but they display some very nice anthro art in general!

If you want to affiliate with us, please note us. No furry groups please, only anthro groups.

Gallery Folders

View The Catagories by sugarpoultry
Deer Hunt by AnsticeWolf
Jackal by thadesoben
The shifting pool by Bear-hybrid
Blue - Page  89 by HunterBeingHunted
Keita the Blazing Fist by GramWorks
Oneisi by NizhoniWolf
The Cheetah and the Vixen by 0laffson
Avian_hunter by ValsiDalVer
Dazzling Feather Magics (For Sale) by SpiderMilkshake
Nature's Beauty by Edge-of-Elana
Jedoa Species Sheet by TheArtsyAxolotl
Reptilian Amphibian
Dragon comission by LemiaDoodleheart
Teivos Thala 2018 by A-Teivos
Devorasu nagas by ThemeFinland
Huggable Snake Ball by SpiderMilkshake
calming afternoon by saaros
Riverbed by Sidonie
Want to swim? by Dragonborn91
Bovine, Cervine and Equidae
Shintiara - Darqarot by gaspegasp
Battle Dawn by NovaNocturne
Fire Shaman by Bluari
Buffalo by Anisis
Klaudia vs. Centaur commission by MilicaClk
Bast-TW Commission: Sketch 1 Final by Timber-Wolf-Spirit
Basttw-commission- by RogueLiger
Rodents and Small Species
Seeker by JackOrJohn
Tom Goldtuft vs the Serpent of Treason River by JackOrJohn
Past Memories, Past Relationships. by Code-Shark
The Evocation by ARCR-CRic
Other Species
All Hail the River King! by Holt5
Gorilla portrait by BASELARDER
Once upon a Wintersday by Flutti
Inkwell by Andromeva
Novice Beginner
Kimono by DracoPhobos
Stamps and Charts
Blackwolf by Vlcek
Contest 2012
last chances by Bluari




We are a group dedicated to artists who simply love to draw anthropomorphic creatures rather than furry-style ones.

What is "Furry" you may ask, or what is "Anthro"?

There are a few definitions floating around the fandom, and essentially they both fall under the umbrella of non-humans that display human characteristics, however for the purpose of this group, the definition is thus;

Anthros - More animal than human.

Furries - More human than animal.

We are NOT a hate group!
We totally respect furries and their style/artwork, we simply believe there's a difference between that style and the classic 'anthro' style.

As well as an art style, "Furry" can also be a term used to describe a person who draws said creatures or even dresses up as one. Often people are unfairly labeled because of their art, but we believe your gallery is not necessarily a reflection of your lifestyle and you should be free to dictate your own identity. If you feel this way too, then this is the place for you.



:bulletblue:Click "Join our Group" Above!:bulletblue:

While this group encourages membership by those who wish to distinguish themselves from the furry fandom, ANYONE is allowed to join! We've found that even furries wish to support this group and its artistic purpose, so just as long as the submission guidelines are followed, everyone is welcome! If you do want to be considered a furry, there isn't anything wrong with that! There are plenty of furry groups here on dA you can join too!

You don't even have to contribute art to be in the group. You can just join and be apart of our small, but proud community of anthro artists! :heart:







Please read everything you see below before submitting any art into the gallery, or your artwork will be declined!

This is simply our definition of anthro, there's no way to be right or wrong when creating such definitions, so your opinion may differ, but please respect ours as we will respect yours.

:bulletgreen:We Will Accept::bulletgreen:

Original artworks by the artist who drew them
Anatomically correct anthros (no cartoon/anime styles)
This also means animal skulled creatures, no human heads here
Walks upright on two legs (Bipedal)
Digitigrade legs (if applicable to the animals natural anatomy)
Anthro taurs (again, correct anatomy)
Can be wearing SOME clothing (The more primitive, the better)
Anthros should only have access to materials found in nature and basic crafting skills.
Is more like the natural animal, and lives more in the wild, and less in society.
Locks or long fur/hair from the Mane.
Shape shifters (i.e. werewolves)
Creatures with opposable thumbs
Mild blood and gore
any submissions with this content MUST have a mature tag

PLEASE look through our current gallery and compare your works to see whether or not it fits the theme.

:bulletred:We Do Not Allow::bulletred:

Cartoonistic type art
Sparkledogs (unnatural patterns and colors)
body paint is fine, just make sure it's defined as such
Human dressed and clothed
Modern/futuristic Environments (Depending on the context)
Neko's (a human with animal ears, tail, and paws)
Head hair (on the top of the head): bangs, human hairstyles, etc. (Unless the animal's natural anatomy can have some sort of hair (i.e. horses)
Anatomically incorrect
Non-animal type stuff (robots, objects, plants, etc.)
Sexual content
Genitalia (Naughty bits must be furred over)
NOTE: We understand not all furries are hardcore and perverted.
We also don't allow natural animals from the wild.

And at this time, no literature. Its very hard to determine if its anthro/furry, so we're sticking with visual art for now. Sorry. :(

No, we are not ignorant. We realize that furries are a TYPE of anthro, but we are a group that focuses on every type other than that. ;) We also realize that AnthroCommunity has their own definition (UPDATE: This is a more updated and accurate one:… ) of what anthro is, but many of their styles are more collective with furry styles as well, which is fine. Once again, furry is just a small part of anthro, and our group represents the anthro side.


:star:This is a very accurate list of definitions of anthro, furry, therian, etc. from AlphaGodith :…

:star:View this image chart from Goldenwolf also!… Style 1 and 2 are allowed, but not Style 3.



We realize that there is a lot of debate over a topic such as this. We don't want to cause drama or come across as an elitist or anti-furry group. We are simply distinguishing ourselves as "anthro/fantasy" artists.

If you have a problem with our group, don't come to cause trouble. Just look away. If you have a question regarding our rules, note the group.

Hateful/flaming comments will be removed and the violators possibly banned.

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The featured folder is for artwork that doesn't get accepted into the gallery mainly for this reason: the artist doesn't want their artwork featured in groups in general. In other words, if the artist declines gallery submission, but the artwork coincides with the submission guidelines, it can be submitted here in our favorites.

This also applies to artists who are inactive on dA and no longer check their messages to accept our gallery submission requests.


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ekoi1995 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwi think my style lies between furry cartoons to realistic animals, I guess my art does not fit in here. 
nyanmerecat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually wanna draw cartoonish wolves and dragonball even though I’m a cat person and I like naruto (Rip.)
Osoni-newyorker123 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwww please accept my work
BluelightNoon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are living machines allowed?
HunterBeingHunted Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! I submitted  a comic page twice and it was expired both times, is the group still active or is there something hard to judge in my artwork? 
previous pages of the same comic have been accepted here, so is there something specific in the page that isn't allowed? 
Blue - Page 89
Kigai-Holt Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not at all! Sorry! I have very little access to dA these days, and it appears I'm mostly the only one showing any activity in the moderators.
HunterBeingHunted Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohh that's okay, that sort of things happen.. :) I am glad you invited the piece to be submitted in to the group! ^^
shawnsmithart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Uuuh a lot of the art featured in your gallery is created by furries, and who ever defined 'anthro' as being strictly one thing? That seems silly imo because anthro simply infers something non human with human characteristics, this can include, but not limited to, sentient inanimate objects, any kind of non human organisms given anthro qualities, and no where have I've ever seen this nebulous 'classic anthro' definition, it seems like your own subjective interpretation and conscious effort to separate or elevate certain anthro art above other furry anthro art, when furry doesn't necessarily imply wearing of clothes or being more anthro or feral (it's not a style). It all comes off as a bit silly and self righteous, who cares if some one accidentally labels you a furry just inform them. It's bizarre.

I have drawn furry/anthro art and I don't consider myself a furry, but either way it doesn't matter, and I don't get defensive about it because im worried about who you might be associated with or judged. Some furries and anthro artists draw porn and kinky, weird shit, and while I find it funny, it hurts no one.
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