Yes there are rules for this group
If you want to participate in this group here are the rules:
You can submit any species of animals. Whether it's a shrimp or an Elephant, mouse or an Ostrich they are all accepted
NO ONE CAN SUBMIT MORE THAN 1 DEVIATION PER WEEK. If you go above the requirement you will be suspended from the group(Sorry but we can't have like 100 deviations a day..I'm pretty sure no one wants that)
Do not delete your submission correspondence. This is the only way you will find out whether your submission has been accepted, rejected, or expired. It will also tell you whether voting is still going on.Therefore, for your sake and ours, please do not delete it!
The deviations can be ANY KIND OF MEDIA from photography to acrylics to any mixed media. However, for photomanipulations, you must prove links as to where you used the photo or stock.
The deviation can have other objects around it but the animal must be the main focus of your piece! We will decline it if we feel like it is not the center of attention(this does not mean it literately needs to be in the center.) If you have negative space that might take away from the animal..crop it! Or add something to it that wont cause a lot of distraction to the main focus of the deviation.
When you post a deviation, put it in the correct folder which it corresponds to. If you can't find the correct one or there isn't one for it to go, contact the cofounders or me.
No mythical or fantasy creatures.. sorry I like them too but this is for real animals not fake ones. It can be any style of art as long as it portrays a real animal.
The deviations cannot anything sexual. I know it's part of nature but there are deviants who are under the age of 18 and might not be exposed to this
They deviations cannot show any sort of gruesome violence. It can be, for instance, a lion holding a carcass but not displaying a pool of blood or anything gross. As long as it doesn't make other people sick it is fine
The deviations can be funny(like cat sitting on a couch holding a drink and watching tv) as long as the animal(If it is a photo of course) wasn't injured or harmed in any matter. It cannot display any disturbing behavior as well.
No unfinished work. It must be the final product. It can be a sketch that you will not further develop onto but it must be clean and presentable.
Respect others and their artwork. No cursing or swearing please. You can critique but try to say it nicely. For example, instead of saying "That picture sucks" or "It's horrible" say "I think it looks nice but you could improve it by... so and so"
Have fun! This group is meant to meet other people who share the same interest and learn about animals. Who knows, you might find an animal that you've never seen before
Please let us know if you are having ANY problems I don't want you to have a horrible time in this group