My animal form by *playfurry is suave, coy and handsome! You can't help but admire the details, highlights and shading of this piece! The brown eyes, the playful smirk and that hair! (
Yup. Pretty much sums up why I can't stand furries. I miss the old days of DA, when there was genuinely creative, interesting and varied artwork here. Now it's just become a hub for furries (I'm sorry, basing a fandom around slapping the head of an animal onto a human body is not all that creative) anime fangirls, bronies and various odd fetishes (I'm not necessarily against fetish art, just all the paint doodles of feet and pokemon vore). DA was better off without people like KovoWolf, who promote a very narrow subject and ensure boring work like this is popular.
Putting a humans head with an animal or an animal for a humans head is not uncommon. Look at the hieroglyphs in Egypt. Anthropomorphic beings are even worshiped as gods. Disney uses a lot of Anthropomorphic characters and I don't see anything boring about that. What's to say that Anthro art isn't to be as appreciated as any other art subject? Anthropormophic artwork is quiet ranged here on DeviantART and a lot of unique pieces at that Just take a look at other deviations I have featured for an example.
You are more then welcome not to look at any "furry" art or "anthro" art if you do not appreciate the medium. Leaving negative comments on the artists work is disrespectful and rude.
If you want to see other things featured or have suggestions for the Anthro gallery please shoot me a Note and I will be more then happy to discuss it with you. I'm always willing to listen to the community and what they might have to offer or suggest in regards to the gallery I feature from and tend to.
Ah the old "but it's been done since forever" argument. Yes it has, and for varied and differing reasons. For instance those animals had special significance in Egyptian mythology, and so were more symbolic then some representation of a proto anthro. Modern day furries however take in a multitude of unrelated icons and concepts, and amalgamate them into one very shallow and restricted interest. I understand that there are many reasons that people are attracted to the fandom, and take inspiration from a variety of sources, but at the end of the day it represents a purely superficial interest in, and a standardization of, a collection of wholly unrelated subjects. Children's books, cave art, traditional fantasy, various mythologies, countless comics and cartoons all have contained variations on humanized animals and humans with mixes of animal characteristics. What the fandom fails to take into account though is that the motives, meanings and context of them are entirely unrelated, and simply group them all together under "anthro" based on appearance alone. I find art like this throwaway and boring because it is. It's just another member of the fandom pumping out another identical piece because that's all that people want to see.
No worries, I'd totally forgotten about this comment tbh lol Yeah it just irritates me that to furries, everything is a furry. To anthropomorphize something is just to give something human characteristics, which could mean anything. You could anthropomorphize a chair just by dubbing a human voice over it. You anthropomorphize your coffee cup when you yell at it for dripping scalding coffee on you. It's an incredibly broad term, and furries abuse this fact at their will just so they can make something "cool and awesome and unique" out of it to parade around as a substitute to creativity and actual character development. What's that? A pregnant anthro roller-coaster? Well blow me sideways, I guess all the great authors, play writes, film writers and artists were doing it totally wrong. Turns out all you have to do is declare yourself a furry, pick a random animal/plant/object/all-of-the-above, give it eyes and a token backstory/arbitrary list of personality traits, then BAM! Totally original character.
Oh please, 'bronies and various odd fetishes' yet you're a brony yourself. A typical anti-furry whose mind is very close-minded, and very hypocritcal. Sums up most of the furry haters.
Hold on, furry art isn't original. If that's the case, any drawing is unoriginal. For instance, look at your gallery. You have drawings of animals, (my little pony rofl), stealing sprites from pokemon and building it on minecraft. And you say furry art is unoriginal. Original character or not, then all 'original' characters from any story is unoriginal. Do you often speak out of your ass? I can make a brunnette human character, and I assume I'm original. Are you educated? Please try responding this with zero irony. (quite a challenge for you)
To avoid pushing this any further on the deviants actual art, I'm not going to slash away at your argument here.
I will say this. Art is appreciated by everyone differently. You might think this is throwaway and boring (this is relative to your opinion and no one elses), Others can find the appreciation for what it is. Art. If you don't like it, you don't have to view it