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Welcome to True Amazons! The group for art depicting women as strong, tough, or courageous... but tastefully.

Basically, the point of the group is this: Empower Women. There are tons of other groups on DeviantArt that are full of naked, huge-breasted bimbos for male audiences. The other half of the population wants a break!

You don't have to be a woman to join this group, but you do have to respect the way women feel when they view your art. Girls, this is YOUR turf. Guys, you are welcome to stay, as long as you behave yourselves. :)


THE RULES - Please read before submitting art:

• All art must be ON-TOPIC, meaning that their main focus is a woman, and this woman must be powerful or inspiring (see below for more details). Just because there is a woman in the picture does not automatically mean it's on-topic.

• All characters must have REALISTIC body proportions and anatomies, and realistic body poses. Cartoons are allowed, but "Escher girls" and erotic monstrosities are not.

• Keep it CLEAN. We don't want people coming here just to ogle at boobies. Please, no porn, lewd pin-up, fetishized sexual body parts, etc. Any nudity must have a non-erotic justification. Guys, trust us: if you designed your female character just to make yourself horny, women can tell.

• ABSOLUTELY NO art or comments that are degrading to women. This includes anything that portrays women as weak or helpless, violence against women, women as prisoners or slaves, women in bondage, women being abused, impending rape scenes, "peril" art, Gorean art, or art that portrays women as victims.

• All submissions must show reasonable artistic and presentation QUALITY. No unfinished or poorly-presented art, faint sketches, quick doodles, blurry photos, drawings on lined paper, rough pencil sketches, or very novice artwork. Colored art is preferred; uncolored art should be well-shaded or otherwise obviously complete.

• Watch out for REDUNDANCY. Please only submit one version of each piece, ideally the most complete version. Also please try to avoid submitting sequence series.

• If something is in your gallery, then it has to be your own original work, not stolen, uploaded or modified without another owner's permission. Screen-shots from games, TV shows, movies, etc. do not count as art. Photo-manipulations and photo-based art must credit all source photos in the accompanying notes and be modified enough from the original to be considered art. As a rule we do not consider applying Photoshop actions or other art effect filters adequate to create original work.

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UPDATE: What *IS* On-Topic?
Art submissions MUST fall into one of more of the following categories. If it does not, then it is not on-topic and we will not accept it!

* Fan art or cosplay of known strong female characters from popular culture, mythology, or history

* Warrior women, women who are holding weapons, wearing armor, or kicking butt

* Women who demonstrate remarkable physical strength, athleticism, or a muscular body (without being an obvious sexual fetish).

* Women who possess, preferably demonstrate, formidable magical powers; i.e. witches and sorceresses

* Women as leaders, women possessing authority

* Deviant ID's of female group members; or if you are a guy, photos of women who you know in real-life who you look up to (submitted with their permission, of course!)

* Women displaying other qualities of strength or toughness not listed here; i.e. mastering the elements, flying a jet, saving someone's life, befriending dangerous animals, making an important political statement, etc.

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Gallery Folders

Featured
NERO AWAKENING - Bookcover Commission by Eddy-Shinjuku
Hesperia by Ruavell
Battle Angel by raikoart
*Dracarys!* by Inna-Vjuzhanina
Comic Book Heroines
Captain Marvel by BenjaminsArtGallery
Rika Akamine 2 by ChaosEmperor971
Natasha by Ipse---Dixit
Captain Marvel by smlshin
Other Fan Art
Queen Of The Ashes by Varo-DY
Commission for Novsta by Amionna
Queen of the Ashes by Aura-Alora
Commission: Tea by manu-chann
Original Characters
Wolfgrah :: Full Color by Wolfkerg
Warrior of Azylen by Mayoroshka
Ana - portrait commission by Ithilnaur
Diana by ULarka
Fantasy Warrior Women
Arya Stark by lauramarcuet
Ranger Cinder by hackatt
Blood River Commission by x-Celebril-x
2019 05 24 Lady Knight by ReLisII
Jungle Amazons
Comm: Into The Jungle by winterAiFu
Could be Danger Ahead by CitizenOlek
Pole Vault by JoePingleton
Jungle Girl by go-kun
Bodysculptors
Female Bodybuilder Contest Pose by JonKin
This is a Punch, Lover Boy by mit19237
Bliss by CEZacherl
Tina Noire: Pulp Heroine by Charlierock2
Dark and Devious
Commission - Millennia by Aerenwyn
2 by FeiHai
Witch by sasha-fantom
Broken Curses by Shirokibo
Goddesses
Eira by JuneJenssen
Yemaja by badgersoph
Meretseger ~ Egyptian Gods by Yliade
Pele by SaxtorphArt
Witches and Sorceresses
Ahri by NovaYin
nebula by arnaerr
Dark Sorceress 006: Moon Magick by Kamrusepas
Warlock Mara by ArturTreffner
Modern and Futuristic
The Huntress by thormemeson
Historical
Desert hunter by Sarasti-art
Anthros and Monsters
wild child by Yutaan
Amazon Angels
The grace and the fall by Aramisdream
Fairies, Nymphs, and Elves
Mermay Day 4: Star Wars by YasuMatsuoka
Amazons Deviant ID's
26 Yrs In The Making by Kristafee
Miscellaneous
Mother and Child by thoughttrainderailed
Sorting Folder
Olive Sunblossom by Madmaxepic

Favourites

Android 18 Cosplay by Lie-chee Android 18 Cosplay :iconlie-chee:Lie-chee 239 15 Ashe by Liang-Xing Ashe :iconliang-xing:Liang-Xing 4,803 52 Winter by yagaminoue Winter :iconyagaminoue:yagaminoue 909 14 Sonnie by MonoriRogue Sonnie :iconmonorirogue:MonoriRogue 635 18 Fairy by telthona Fairy :icontelthona:telthona 483 32 Shine Portrait - Commission by sara-scmp Shine Portrait - Commission :iconsara-scmp:sara-scmp 84 7 White Knight by erickefata White Knight :iconerickefata:erickefata 501 16 Tokyo 3000 - Lip Service Dress by yayacosplay Tokyo 3000 - Lip Service Dress :iconyayacosplay:yayacosplay 701 16 Fighter (Hajazzi's Lynxes) by OlgaWilson Fighter (Hajazzi's Lynxes) :iconolgawilson:OlgaWilson 26 7 The augur / The queen of swords by shilin The augur / The queen of swords :iconshilin:shilin 4,964 93 cybil by glooh cybil :iconglooh:glooh 750 27 Black Widow by MenguzzOArt Black Widow :iconmenguzzoart:MenguzzOArt 39 4 Luxastra: Dalia the halfling by sara-scmp Luxastra: Dalia the halfling :iconsara-scmp:sara-scmp 125 8 .:Winter Blade:. by EVentrue .:Winter Blade:. :iconeventrue:EVentrue 1,686 29 Traveling To a Distant Day by mynameistran Traveling To a Distant Day :iconmynameistran:mynameistran 753 24 Spin the Dawn by mynameistran Spin the Dawn :iconmynameistran:mynameistran 593 16
Dear Amazons and Amazon Fans,

Thank you to all who expressed an interest in joining our Admin team.  We have selected two from the pool of applicants and do not need any new ones at this time, although we may need to recruit more Admins in the future.

Please give a warm welcome to :iconart-by-mel-da: and :iconriveda1972:!

We appreciate their help very much.  :)


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Original message:
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Dear Amazons and Amazon Fans,

We are looking for a couple of new people to join our Admin team.  Right now, things are changing in the lives of our long-standing Admins and, worst-case scenario, this group will need to be shut down if we cannot recruit more help.

New Admins are encouraged to submit art to the group that they find elsewhere, but more importantly, they will be expected to vote on incoming submissions, screen prospective members, and sort new submissions from the Sorting Folder.

Here is what we are looking for:

* Someone who has been a member of True-Amazons for some length of time and has a good feel for what the group is about

* Someone who will work well with the rest of our Admin team

* Someone who shares the common vision of promoting empowered women without sexually fetishizing them, and is committed to keeping this group clean and tasteful

* Otherwise demonstrates a thorough understanding of the group's Rules and is willing to apply them

* Someone willing to dedicate time to working on this group, participating in voting a minimum of one day a week, but preferably more

Please let us know if you are willing to join our team by commenting on this blog post or sending a Note to the group.  Thanks, and stay classy!  :)

- :iconskyjaguar: SkyJaguar (Founder)
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:iconuruk1:
Uruk1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional
Would love to join the group. I think I have a few pieces that might fit in x) If you accept artistic nudes
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Riveda1972 Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi
I'd personally like some of your pictures, but actually I'm afraid they don't match the guidelines for submissions. let me quote:

• Keep it CLEAN. We don't want people coming here just to ogle at boobies. Please, no porn, lewd pin-up, fetishized sexual body parts, etc. Any nudity must have a non-erotic justification. Guys, trust us: if you designed your female character just to make yourself horny, women can tell.

The borderline between "porn", useless "fanservice" and "artistic nude" is often very thin, and as a general rule when we receive "borderline" artworks we reject them in order to not encourage users in submitting too many borderline artwork, which will force us to spend a lot of time arguing what the artwork is mostly focused on, if it's more focused on nude, if the nude has any real justification, or in useless measurements of how many inches of nude skin are being shown (and why), and so on.

Let me be explicit: even an artistic nude of a woman wielding a sword is very probably not fitting our rules. That sword is not a kind of passpartout turning an artistic nude into a "strong woman wielding a sword, who's accidentally naked".

Feel free to join the group if you like our topics and the artworks we share, but be sure to have understood the submission guidelines if you plan to submit artworks. We'll be glad to host any artwork respecting these guidelines, but we'll reject any non compliant artwork as well :)
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Uruk1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional
Hi. I think you didn't make this long statement to be offensive. It might be my terrible english, but still you called my work borderline porn and useless "fanservice", (don't know what that is) you implied my model wasnt a strong woman without her sword and I don't get the part about designing to make myself horny, "women can tell" what can they tell ? I've worked with exceptional women for 10 years now, like Apollonia holding the sword, who is herself a great graphic designer, painter and photographer, no complaints so far, quite the contrary.


What I can accept instead, no questions asked is : your group, your rules. So no worries about that
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Riveda1972 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely not :) I was Just trying to explain the group's attitude and why we rarely accept nudes, in general. Maybe it's due to my terrific english too, so I'm sorry if it seemed as a judgement about your own works. That was not my intention, or I wouldn't have stated that I liked some of them ;)
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thormemeson Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what about bloody killing?
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:iconriveda1972:
Riveda1972 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No specific rule has been set but for sure, take into account the points below:

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• ABSOLUTELY NO art or comments that are degrading to women. This includes anything that portrays women as weak or helpless, violence against women, women as prisoners or slaves, women in bondage, women being abused, impending rape scenes, "peril" art, Gorean art, or art that portrays women as victims.
(...)
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UPDATE: What *IS* On-Topic?
Art submissions MUST fall into one of more of the following categories. If it does not, then it is not on-topic and we will not accept it!
(...)
* Warrior women, women who are holding weapons, wearing armor, or kicking butt

* Women who demonstrate remarkable physical strength, athleticism, or a muscular body (without being an obvious sexual fetish).
(...)


From these points, other that the explicit denies and requirements, I expect you can easely argue to not turn your artworks in looping and redundant splatter scenes; represented women must be evidently a strong part within the ones involved in the fight/killing, not the victims; submitted artworks shouldn't give the idea of an evident fetish attitude.

Feel free to ask more if you have doubts :)

ps: for better explanations maybe you should ask senior admins :)
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Kamrusepas Featured By Owner May 14, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the request to feature my artwork here, I'm honored :heart:

I think I might join this group, that is if you think my other art has a place here too :)
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NOOKNIGHT Featured By Owner May 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why can't I join?
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MiladyDuchess Featured By Owner May 12, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As I said, it's not a judgement on you. There are plenty of groups that do accept that kind of art, this group just has different guidelines.
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MiladyDuchess Featured By Owner May 11, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NOOKNIGHT,

People usually join when they desire to submit artwork to the group itself. A lot of the artwork in your gallery doesn't fit with the stated purpose of the group. There's nothing wrong with that, it just doesn't fit into this group's guidelines in particular. So it might be more appropriate to watch the group for now.
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