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My animal form by playfurry My animal form by playfurry
I turned an animal, my nature is a fluffy bunny!

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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-12-19
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! ( Featured by KovoWolf )
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secret-chamber Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Great work :rose: Featured here: [link]
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BardicSpoon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
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.
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello there ~BardicSpoon

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.

FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?

Cheers!
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BardicSpoon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
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.
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AngstfulGlee Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I know this comment is a little old now, but thank you for summing how how much I dislike the abuse of the word "anthro."
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BardicSpoon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
No worries, I'd totally forgotten about this comment tbh lol :D 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.
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CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait a minute.
Wait.
A.
Minute.


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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
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 :)
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KurGuardianz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
If you don't have anything nice to say to my friend's artwork -- which he puts just about as much effort as any other artist -- then don't say anything and just look at other pieces of art to look at
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BardicSpoon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I'm sorry but life's not all about getting endless praise, you have to accept the fact that if people dislike something, they can and will voice that. There is a VERY large bulk of art here that is practically identical, why should I wade through through it all and not say a word just because you wouldn't like me to?
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