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Hey Folks, sorry about the delay, been crazy at work recently. I've simplified the challenge for this month, but we'll be back in full swing in August!

Creature Features!

Here's how it works...
Each month we'll post a featured creature (Animal species) for each of our gallery folders (see our gallery list here:… ). Totaling 8 creatures featured each month. Your task is to anthropomorphize your choice of a featured creature, and submit it to our gallery!

Those who submit a featured creature to our gallery will be featured on our front page for 30 days! Any skill level is accepted, and all submissions will be featured, all you have to do is draw it!

There are a few rules to follow however,

:bulletblue: All pieces must feature at least one of the featured species
:bulletblue: All pieces MUST follow group rules (See front page)
:bulletblue: All pieces MUST have a link to AnthroNotFurry's home page in their description!
:bulletblue: All pieces must be submitted to their appropriate folder (Canines to canines, etc.)
:bulletblue: We accept Traditional Art, and digital art for these creature features
:bulletblue: Any and all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join!
:bulletblue: You may submit as many creature features as you like!

You may submit a piece, even if it was not specifically made for this event! Just be sure that the piece was finished and uploaded within the featured month, and that you mention its AnthroNOTFurry feature in the art description!

Last Month's Features!
Repurpose by SpiderMilkshake

(If I missed anyone, let me know!)

May's Creature Features!

Draw a creature you haven't seen in our gallery yet!!!
(Again, we'll be back to our regular listings in August)

Feel free to submit your own suggestions for next month's creature feature list!

You may submit your creature for featuring as late as 11:59pm on the last day of each month. The featured artwork submitted by you folks will be posted the next day, along with that month's featured species list!

Get to drawing! We can't wait to see what you guys cook up!
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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




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.

Random from Favourites

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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WerewolfUlrich Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooray! Finally a group with no Furries! I left that fandom years ago for personal reasons and because I was just sick and tired of it. I'm so glad this exists. Whenever someone says, "Furry and Anthro are the same thing" I just reply with:

"Was Walt Disney a Furry for creating Mickey Mouse?" No, he wasn't. Furry is an internet-created term and I do NOT want to be labeled as such.

Now, I may not submit anything as I lack the talent but I'm always up for seeing tasteful Anthro art. :D
Kigai-Holt Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome! We're by no means anti-furry, furries are welcome here, we just have a rule here that you're not necessarily labelled as such for your artwork.
WerewolfUlrich Featured By Owner Edited 9 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, okay. :D I'll stick around to experience the group anyway, but if some of the Furry art starts to bother me, I may have to leave. ^^;
MagicallyViolet Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know I am new here but I would also like to mention another definition of "furries". Furries are people who also make mascots. Meaning they like making costumes of their characters like football mascots. :D
Kigai-Holt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are many definitions of furries, none are more right or wrong than another, this is simply our way of defining it for the group's purposes ;)
MagicallyViolet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I understand now. :D
RyuuTsukino Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this club very much...sadly I can't draw so good so I feel unworthy to join T~T...
Kigai-Holt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You don't have to contribute to join :)
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