Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Group Info Group Founded 7 Years ago Statistics 1,415 Members
86,061 Pageviews1,712 Watchers

Gallery Folders

Mecha Lionfish by JesmondCat
Baby Triceratops :) by Yullapa
Unicorns by toedeledoki
Jacob Sheep by PatchLamb
Stylized Challenge - Hummingbird
Birb of the future by Smartyk
Bouquet for the Hummingbird by Yullapa
Red-crested Coquette by MaggiefromSpace
Kaleidoscope by RunningSpud
A Kitten by mia-sko
All That is Gold... by FeatheredSeclude
Worried about the future by Chemical-Ne0n
Year of the Dog - Stabyhoun by Kelgrid
Year of the Dog - Greenland Dog (Gronlandshund) by Kelgrid
Year of the Dog - Scottish/Sealyham Terrier by Kelgrid
Year of the Dog - Kai Ken by Kelgrid
Snow Monkeys by AmandaMyers
shaman by scrii
Affe by aMarenkoko
Ape drawing by bjornxon
Horses and Other Ungulates
Markhor by AngelaRizza
Prehistoric Style Mule Deer painting by RobertMeyer
Space Horse  by Sorioffantasy
Sketch of angry horse by OblokMagellana
Rodents and Lagomorphs
Hares and Crows (original for sale) by ullakko
The charge of chinchillas by OblokMagellana
Hop For Your Life by lovelyduality
Guinea pets for Sproutpaw by Paleona
Penguin Dreaming by DreamingofDarkhorses
Kakapo by AngelaRizza
Owl Christmas by IJKelly
Sunbittern - Paper cut birds by NVillustration
Amphibians and Reptiles
Tortoises love strawberries by pikaole
Ouroboros by ChunLo
T-Rex by HaakonLie
Pied Ball Python by PeacefulPigeon
Insects, Bugs, and Arachnids
Goodbye My Little Friend by KrisFirst
Boris the spider  by Karinet
Jumping Spider by AngelaRizza
Deaths-Head Moth by AngelaRizza
Other Animals
Prehistoric Style Black Bear painting by RobertMeyer
Aquatic Animals
Golden Sea Turtles by RainbowFay
Mythological Animals
Red Dragon by ChaoticEdges
Esris by Skia
Muntjac by PatchLamb
More Than One Animal
bastards by bugwizard

Newest Members


August and September Challenge:


Hummingbird Flasher by papatheo Rufous-tailed Hummingbird by Jamie-MacArthur

For the next couple of months you are challenged to create a stylized representation of a hummingbird.  These tiny feathered bullets are a familiar sight during the summer months in North America and backyard bird enthusiast can observe these birds upclose with a specialty feeder and sugar water.

With their distinct size, beak, and flying pattern, hummingbirds should provide ample inspiration for artists to create a stylized or abstract work.

Here are some examples from our gallery to get you thinking about possibilities:
Dreamer by gedomenas Narcissus by LilaCattis Hummers by Dead-Raccoons Rufous Hummingbird by sketchinthoughts Hummingbird by Yullapa


1. Please create work specifically for the challenge, and do not submit works done before the date of the challenge.

2. Please include that your piece is for the challenge in the description.

Deadline: Octoberr 1st


Last challenge theme: Lionfish

There was only one entry for the past challenge.  As far as I know, this is the first time since this group has started voting on themed entries that this has happened.  Along with being featured on the group’s front page for the next couple of months, we’re spotlighting :iconjesmondcat: in this journal.

Mecha Lionfish by JesmondCat

:iconjesmondcat: Used mechanical elements to create a stylized mechanical lionfish. The electric circuits, chain, and wires represent the fins, form and patterns of the fish. Bubbles coming from its mouth possibly hinting at life. This A4 (8.27 × 11.69) sized acrylic painting is a fantastic example of a creative representation of an animal form. Don’t miss checking out this image in full size!

Aside from mecha fish, Jesmondcat paints a variety of other animal subjects in traditional media. His style is quirky, colorful, and fun. This UK based artist combines realistic elements with sophisticated color work to create beautifully stylized art. Pattern and bold shapes are expertly applied and are some defining characteristics of their style.

Enjoy these outstanding images from their gallery:
The Great Pretender by JesmondCat We Leave at Dawn by JesmondCat Party Dolphin by JesmondCat The Moomins by JesmondCat
More Journal Entries

What you need to know

:star: ABOUT :star:
A group focused on artworks created based on stylization, simplified or exaggerated forms with an animal thematic.

:star: Rules :star:

:bulletblue: There is no limit for deviations submitted yet, as the group is still growing. Feel free to upload as much you want for now.

:bulletblue: We look for a certain level of quality on the submissions so not every work may be accepted. Don’t feel bad if your works don’t get approved right away. One of the purposes of keeping the group somewhat restricted is to inspire people to improve their artwork.

:bulletblue:Our approval system is based on votes coming from the staff, which were individually selected based on their knowledge on the subject.

:bulletblue:The works uploaded here do not necessarily need to be full of details or have backgrounds, but it does need to have some sort of effort put into them –mainly on the design, stylization, shapes and such . It must be a finished piece however.

:bulletblue: Your submission will be judged based on originality, drawing, appeal and etc.

:bulletblue: We normally don't accept Fanart.

:bulletblue:Copied and stolen work will obviously not be accepted.

:bulletblue:Submissions MUST go to the appropriate folder, so pay ATTENTION to those. We may re-locate it to you, but if you pick a moderator that is not feeling like doing so, it may also be rejected.

:bulletblue:Submissions must not contain explicit content, such as pornography.

:bulletblue: Anyone can join the group, even if you do not create stylized work that often.

:bulletblue:Try to submit only your best works. We discourage generic designs, as we’re looking to build a rich gallery.












Add a Comment:
timacs Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I found my new favourite group :)
mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Thank you very much for the request. 
It means a lot to me.
:Lotus: - NaNoEmo:forget-me-not: - NaNoEmo 06:ArizonaSunFlower::RedClover::LongStemRose: 
Critterz11 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda sad I never noticed this group until now, but I am really enjoying seeing everyone's work here.
Richi89 Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
Thanks for adding my work to the gallery :D
bellwi Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kinda been wondering if there will be a new challenge again or if it got dropped for some reason. Always been looking forward to them ;A;
MinaHorse Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional Filmographer
The Challenge is back! =)
bellwi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saaaw, I'm glad it is! Definitely will join in again <'3
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Professional Artist
Hey, sorry for the late reply. I've been taken down with a mystery illness, busy with work, and I think the other members are busy, too. As soon as I'm well enough/free, I plan to update the journal with the votes for triceratops and they'll still get their 2 month feature, but unless another member can take over the bulk of responsibilities of the challenges, I think that might be the last one for a little while.
bellwi Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awh, that's a little sad but I totally understand it. It's a lot of work with so little participation ^^'
Hope you will feel better!
Add a Comment: