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Ars Gratia Artis

That's a Latin phrase meaning "art for art's sake". It's basically the idea that art exists on its own and doesn't need a moral, practical, or popular function. Art can be made simply for its own sake. The artist could have been driven to make the art by a moral, practical or popular motive, but it's not necessary.

And this is where the phrase "Anthro Gratia Artis" comes from. This means "Anthro for art's sake".

This is a group for people that enjoy drawing anthropomorphic art, but don't identify with the "furry fandom" that has cropped up around it. Anthropomorphism has been around almost since the dawn of humankind, certainly well before the 1980s when furries started catching on.

This is a group for people that wouldn't be caught dead in a fursuit. This is for people that grew up with cartoons like DuckTales, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or Biker Mice from Mars. This is for people that have read Maus, Usagi Yojimbo or Pogo for its artistic merits, and not because it starred animal characters. This is for people that are annoyed with the rules and standards that other anthro groups on DeviantArt impose, like it's Star Wars fandom.

Though this group is more easygoing about submissions, and embraces anthropomorphism as an artistic construct, there are a few submission guidelines:

:bulletred: No fetish art! Your art should be submitted here if you believe it has artistic or aesthetic merit, not if it's meant to appeal to some kind of furry fetish. There's dozens of other DeviantArt anthro groups for that.

:bulletgreen: Though fetish art is not allowed, art depicting couples in love or anything similar is fine, straight or otherwise. Just make sure the art has some kind of emotional weight, and isn't just smut.

:bulletgreen: Mature art is fine, again, if it has artistic or aesthetic merit. Artistic nudity is okay; we don't require you to wear fig leaves around here. All art is welcome, if you believe it has something to say.

:bulletgreen: Art in any medium will be accepted. Traditional, digital, sculpture, animation, literature, whatever.

:bulletgreen: "Modern" or "Classic" Anthro are both permitted. There's no regulations on what your anthro "should" or "shouldn't" look like, what clothes he should/shouldn't be wearing, or anything like that. No kemonomimi, please; we'd like our anthros to be more than just ordinary people wearing funny ears.

:bulletgreen: Mythological anthropomorphic creatures are allowed, such as satyrs, centaurs, mermaids and so on. Modern or modified takes on them are also permitted, as well as folklore creatures such as werewolves, skinwalkers, dragons and the like.

:bulletblue: Anthropomorphism isn't limited to just animals. Other kinds of anthros, from plants to objects to anything else, can also be submitted.

:bulletblue: Fanart is allowed, but it should be of a character who's already anthropomorphic. A human character that's been "anthropomorphized" might be okay, if there's a legitimate artistic reason for it.

:bulletblue: Please only submit fanart if it's of a character from a recognizable intellectual property, like a comic or a movie. Someone else's original characters that you drew for them are still considered "Anthro OCs".

:bulletblue: Novice art is allowed, but it will be submitted to a "Novices" folder. Critique of the art in there is encouraged by the group.

:bulletblue: If your artwork is turned down, and you feel like it shouldn't have been, feel free to argue your stance. We'll consider if your art should be added to the gallery, even after first denial. Please do not submit artwork repeatedly until we accept it: ask why it was denied first.

:bulletblue: Please send your appeal as a note to the group or as a comment on the Deviation Submission Process in your message centre, instead of posting on the main page's comment section. Our comments section should be used to voice opinions about the group and its goals, and not for your personal business with the group.

Thanks for stopping by. Anthro forever!

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Other groups that believe in the Anthro as a work of art.
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:iconragnarulf:
Ragnarulf Featured By Owner May 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for the request!! =)
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:iconkai45:
Kai45 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
In need of a commission!!

I've never drawn anthro/made an anthro character before so I need to practice before I draw my character. Until then, I need a good artwork to display her to be able to show people.

I'm not picky on style, I just need someone good enough to get the right body type. And unfortunately, by budget is only about 300Points max
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:iconparlinten:
Parlinten Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you for accepting my art!
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:iconnoben:
Noben Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Wolf-Daemon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the request! :love:
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:iconneutronalchemist:
NeutronAlchemist Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Many thanks for having accepted my art. :)
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Queg Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
"Children's Anthros?" Isn't most animal people art childish, in a sense?
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UberMan5000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well I mean ones aimed specifically at children, like Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and fairy tales and stuff. Art designed for our outer child, as well as inner child.
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003145 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excuse me
Is it ok if our group :iconanthro-writers: affiliates with your group?

We are small but we are growing ^^
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:iconuberman5000:
UberMan5000 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sure, we'd love the affiliation. Just send us a request and we'll vote you in.
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