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Life / Art Updates




Hello Everyone! I hope you are doing well? I just wanted to give a quick update on somethings. Life has been rather hectic as of late but it's settling down once more and I'm finally back on the road to being productive again. Bills and more bills are pileing up and slowly, but surely, I'm trying to widdle them down so while commissions are really important right now I may have to take a small break ( I go into detail below ).

Meanwhile, in regards to my Art, I've been working lately on sketching, progressing, practice and trying to mold my style. I've always been artistic, ever sense I could pick up a pen/pencil. I was told to stop doodling on my homework when I was really little. Cartoons and cartoon characterers have always been something I've drawn. However sense College I haven't dived into it much and I really want to get back into it. I remember one of my old teachers in HS said he kept one of my comics because one day, he knew it would be famous. Like Calvin and Hobbs famous. I remember showing my dad my comics and he'd laugh every single time. That's a spark I want to bring back not only for myself, but for everyone.

So coming up soon I'll be working on a finishing up commissions, outstanding pieces I've not finished, my comic and more! I really look forward to sharing my progression with you all and thank you for those who continue to support me and inspire me! 






"I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart."  - Vincent van Gogh


Commissions Status: CLOSED


I have several commissions that I need to finish up and right now, I cannot take on anymore until I get those done. Some have been outstanding and I'm working really hard to dedicate the time needed to completing them! To those who have asked for commissions and I have taken on, I am working on finishing those up. Those who have noted me requesting commissions, I will respond in kind and either take it on if it isn't to demanding or, put you on hold until I can finish the rest of the others!  

If you commissioned me a while back and you don't see your name listed below, please contact me via note :heart:






Current Commission Status


All Current Commissions In The Works



Aetherwolf76  - Full Package
Finishing Details

xXEtienetteXx  - Character Portrait 
Coloring Line Art

Mythbinder - Basic Character Portrait 
Sketching

LightningCato - Character Baisc portrat ( 5 characters ) - Paid
Sketching

DinofelizC - Wall poster
Planning

SirXiphos - Journal Commission
Planning

YellowSeven - Character 
Planning






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Anthro DD Roundup - August 2014

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 6:04 PM



There will be some articles I will be presenting in the coming days so make sure you guys keep an eye out for those! I'm really excited about them! Also, make sure you are following anthrochallenge! We are looking for more individuals to get involved plus its a great way to hone in on your artistic skills as we offer several different themes/challenges per month!









Anthro Daily Deviations - August 2014

Anthro Shan Yu and Elite Huns by MariposaBullet
El vino de los Tiempos by DarthiaWolf
Amazon_(commission_for_F-R95) by Antiander
Welcome To The Regal Foxes by IceDragonhawk
GradieWoof by playfurry
Above and Beyond by Maquenda
Le Gardien des Royaumes by CoudrayMathieu
Awaken by thanshuhai
Makar the Warrior by CrystalSully
Warrior's Way by Sierra713
mess in the kitchen by pandapaco
Pilke by Kipine
Fifteen Kobolds and a Lava Wyrm by dragonictoni
Let's go to that shop by kyander
The Forests' Song by 0laffson
Warrior by HeliacWolf
Deep one by malverro









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What Is Anthropomorphic Art?


Anthropomorphism or personification is any attribution of human characteristics (or characteristics assumed to belong only to humans) to other animals, non-living things, phenomena, material states, objects or abstract concepts, such as organizations, governments, spirits or deities. The term was coined in the mid-1700s. Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as winds, rain or the sun depicted as creatures with human motivations, and/or the abilities to reason and converse. The term derives from the combination of the Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos), "human" and μορφή (morphē), "shape" or "form".

As a literary device, anthropomorphism is strongly associated with art and storytelling where it has ancient roots. Most cultures possess a long-standing fable tradition with anthropomorphised animals as characters that can stand as commonly recognised types of human behavior. In contrast to this, conventional Western science, as well as such religious doctrines as the Christian Great Chain of Being propound the opposite, anthropocentric belief that animals, plants and non-living things, unlike humans, lack spiritual and mental attributes, immortal souls, and anything other than relatively limited awareness.
Original Source: Wikipedia

Examples


Mr. Wolf by imperioliCeremonial Garb by caramittenSalted to death by ThemazeJark by Quoosa
non title3 by Ryohei-HaseSamurai Beaver by blazi76outlaw by Noir-xMob Dog by ConceptGuyVictorian Natilla by stucat





[AI] Vol.11 - T0xicEye

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 5:00 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:





Artist Interview with the Talented T0xicEye


Thank you T0xicEye for allowing me the opportunity to interview you, and providing the community with some amazing feedback about yourself and your art! Without further adue, here is the interview and feature of the lovely T0xicEye !





KovoWolf asks "Tell us a little bit about yourself! What first perked your interest in the Anthro community and Anthro art itself??"



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Well, I am a soon-to-be art student and so far autodidactic digital artist. I started out with no knowledge of anthropophormism whatsoever as I joined dA, but the moment I stumbled upon the first anthro art piece, I was smitten. What really perked my interest was the mixture between human and animal anatomy. It was a foreign concept to me back then to mix appearently different anatomies that seemed to work as if it was real. It was also what brought me into studying anatomy more thouroughly for my art; the goal to make the anatomy of the anthros I draw as believeable as possible.


 

KovoWolf asks "What is your favorite medium to work with? Why?"



:icont0xiceye:

I guess my favorite medium is digital, that is PS CS3 and my trusty Wacom tablet. I love how endless the possibilities are when using the digital medium. It is quick (for sketches and fast color jobs) and for the lazy at times. You don't need to prepare paints or clean up your workspace afterwards (which in my case ends in chaos should I try to use any traditional medium). Over time I tried my hand at different programs. I started out with PS 7. I also tried Painter X and Jasc PaintShop Pro, as well as openCanvas. Each program has its own pros and cons. Right now I use PS CS3 and Paint Tool SAI, one for overall sketches and realism, the other for a kind of anime or cartoon style coloring.

There is nothing more rewarding than creating your own custom brushes and using them, giving your images an incredible personal touch. I think creating own brushes was one of the first things I learnt in PS and still love about that program how easy it is.



WI: Lazarus rising by T0xicEye
 
  WI: Lazarus rising by T0xicEye 






There is nothing more rewarding than creating your own custom brushes and using them, giving your images an incredible personal touch. - T0xicEye 



KovoWolf asks "How much of your art, would you say, is for aesthetic purposes (to be admired by the viewer), and how much is it about a message to the audience?"



:icont0xiceye:

Let's see. 'Message to the audience' as in 'telling a story through an image', then I have to say most of my art is about sending a message to the audience. From a purely fantasy-like point of view though. But sometimes they are indeed personal messages, that are never explained by me directly and open for interpretation by the viewer.

As for aesthetic purposes, well, it is difficult to draw the line between both points, since no matter what the image, I always try to create something meaningful and aesthetic at the same time, although 'meaningful' is always first place. In my case I'd say it goes hand in hand, but there are hardly images that only serve an aesthetic purpose in my gallery.


 

KovoWolf asks "What is your favorite piece from your gallery? Why?"



:icont0xiceye:

That is a tough question. Favorite pieces for me change a lot. I get better, in drawing and seeing mistakes. But there are a few images, even very old ones, that are despite all their mistakes my favorite images of all times. The best of these all-time-favorite pieces is this image: t0xiceye.deviantart.com/art/Th… It is already older and I improved since drawing it, especially in anatomy and my fur painting skills. But there are so many things in this image I did just right, making this a near perfect image and something I am still very proud of.



Their Sanctuary (with added tuts) by T0xicEye





There is nothing more rewarding than creating your own custom brushes and using them, giving your images an incredible personal touch. - T0xicEye 



KovoWolf asks "Where does most of your inspiration come from for your artwork? All your characters are breathtakingly portrayed as more real animals with 'human' traits. Where did this idea first come from?"



:icont0xiceye:

Inspiration comes from so many places. A comment by a watcher on one of my deviations, a movie, a song, sometimes even something as small as a single word. But I guess books and music are the number ones in the places I get my inspiration from.

I don't know where exactly the idea came from, but most-likely from the fact that I wanted to create non-human characters that the viewer, and myself, can relate to. And the only way of achieving this goal is to give a non-human creature human traits, the personalities, gestures, speech and also anatomy, which resulted in creating my first anthro characters. 



 

KovoWolf asks "Being an artist we always find ourselves improving and growing from our old works. What is your least favorite piece in your gallery? Have you learned a lot sense this piece artistic wise?"



:icont0xiceye:

I guess this one would be my least favorite image: t0xiceye.deviantart.com/art/St… Crudely drawn, no sense of anatomy or shading. Juck. Although it still has something appealing about it, even considering it's age.

And of course, I learned tons since drawing that. It was one of my very first anthro pieces I ever did, the first digital one even. I think I learned about everything I know today since drawing that image. Anatomy, shading, fur painting. It is still always an adventure to look so far back and see how much my art has improved and my style changed.


Gunslinger II by T0xicEye
Gunslinger II by T0xicEye 




KovoWolf asks "What do you find most challenging about Anthro art or your art in general? How do you feel DeviantART has facilitated your artistic ventures? Has it allowed you to expand?"



:icont0xiceye:

Most challenging about anthro art is still the aforementioned merging of human and animal anatomy and still make such a fantasy creature believable. Most challenging about my art is my still ongoing quest of finding a style I like and can settle in. Especially when it comes to my anthro art I seem to switch between different styles of drawing and painting and how much realism I use. I still haven't found a style I am content with that is also as versatile as possible.


As for deviantArt the way it helped me is by making it possible to find other artists that share my interests, and especially other artists that share their knowledge. The collection of tutorials on various subjects done by other deviants and given freely to the community to learn from is vast and still a resource I use frequently. Through meeting others, asking questions, taking challenges, joining groups and contests and finally making own projects I could expand everything I am. dA opened a whole new world for me I have never seen before and joining this adventure was one of the best things I have ever done and probably the best thing for me to do in order to improve. Has it allowed me to expand? Hell yeah, it did. It not only gave me a place to share my art and helped me to improve, but it also helped me to see that drawing is not only a mere hobby for me anymore but so much more. I wouldn't be where I am now without dA, would have never managed to get into college without the friends I met here that encouraged me to try to shoot for the stars, I don't even think I would still be drawing if it weren't for dA and the people I met through it. 









dA opened a whole new world for me I have never seen before and joining this adventure was one of the best things I have ever done and probably the best thing for me to do in order to improve. - T0xicEye




KovoWolf asks "How long have you had a passion for Anthro art? Was there someone who inspired you? A group of people?"



:icont0xiceye:

I think my passion for anthro art directly came when I joined dA (first as an anime artist) and stumbled upon the anthro category. I realized I always seemed to have a nag for animals with human traits, like speech. Things you see in Disney movies. Or creatures like centaurs and werewolves from folklore. But these anthros were more than just speaking lions or man-eating beasts. They were more than your run of the mill man-changing-into-beast-at-fullmoon from folklore. I was instantly fascinated by it and spent days looking through the anthro category. At this point I knew I wanted to be an anthro artist. And I have to say it still fascinates me, especially how differently other artists interpret 'anthros' and 'werewolves' in their style.

I cannot really say that someone in particular inspired me. When I started out I didn't look at the names, I simply enjoyed the artworks. I guess each and everyone of the anthro artists that are on dA since 2005 were the ones inspiring me, the anthro community itself so to speak.





KovoWolf asks "Is there anything that you are working on, project wise / art wise, that you want to share with the community?"



:icont0xiceye:

There are actually several projects I am working on. Two comics, one on hiatus and one still on-going.
That would be my feral wolf comic "A Knife in the Dark", which can be found here: AKitD-Comic
Another anthro-related project I am working on for years now, is my hopefully soon upcoming anthro graphic novel "Wrong Intentions". Not much going on right know about this comic, but for the ones who like to check it out, here's the group: Wrong-Intentions
It is my pet-project and therefore I aim for the highest possible quality of art and storytelling I can muster, which hopefully will take off once I get into second or third semester in college.

Other projects I am working on are a kickstarter sketchbook projects with some fellow artists, but it is currently on ice, and a charity calendar project I want to create for an animal rescue group in the USA, which is still in a planning phase. But for artists that are interested in helping with this project (that is donating/creating an animal image free of charge for the calendar, or helping with organization, calendar layouts, finding/printing the calendars and distribution), feel free to contact me here on dA. I would be happy for every bit of help.




KovoWolf asks "Do you have any advice to offer future / current / aspiring Anthro artists?"



:icont0xiceye:

I am not sure I am the best at giving art advice to anyone. I still stumble in the dark when it comes to art, and still seek advice myself. As for advice to future / current / aspiring Anthro artists, learn your anatomy. There is nothing more horrible to see than an anthro that is so unrealistic in even a cartoon style way that it hurts.

But might be able to tell a bit of personal advice to artists in general, things I learned from those I met on dA that still help me in so many more ways than they even realize.

Once you figure out drawing is more to you than just getting lots of pageviews and favs on dA, drawing is for you important personally, almost as important as breathing, if you reach this spot, do not let anyone stop you. No matter if you aspire to be a professional artist or simply love to draw as a hobby, keep at it. Improve, learn, listen, SEE. Don't let yourself get down by how good others are. They started out small as well. Be respectful of others and they will help you if you need guidance. Be patient. If you want to go a more professional way with your art, aim for the stars. Do better than the best you can do.
And once you make it, be it either as a damn good hobby artist or even a damn good professional artist, remember all those that helped you along the way when you started out and give something in return from what you got in the beginning.










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UPDATE!!  Selune has been found!


I am happy to report that Lunie has been found and returned home! She's safe and sound! Thank you everyone for passing along the word and sharing!! :heart:



Missingselune by KovoWolf




PLEASE HELP FIND SELUNE! LOCATION: UK


If you are in the HORNINGSEA nr CAMBRIDGE area please keep an eye out for Selune! She is a 1 year old Northern Inuit FEMALE. Microchipped, wearing a collar and tag! She's been missing since 4pm August 19th and was last seen 6:15pm. She is TIMID OF STRANGERS.

if seen in the UK please call +44 7717686710 or +44 7934710752  | DeviantART Owners Username: wolfmoonie 





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Gallery Descriptions

Anthropomorphic Art


The unique thing about Anthro art is that it can take different shapes, sizes, and forms! There is no "right" or "wrong" way to draw or portray Anthro art because like fantasy art, they do not exist so there is nothing to "reference" them off from. Only our imagination.

Animals

Here are some features of animals that have been anthropomorphized!

Lollipop Octo Knight by ElsaKroese
Mantid Informants by Mister-Nintendo
The Last Supper by LindaRHerzog

Definitely Fishy by Eydea


Objects/Things

Objects like fruit, cars, toasters, etc. that have been anthropomorphized!

Fruits by manitwo
I smell something burning by Darkodev
Bred-n-bu-er by Sheharzad-Arshad


Fan Art

Anthro art involving our favorite characters!

Raphael by RamiRamahi
Rescue rangers by Real-SonkeS

Tale As Old As No by TsaoShin
TIGGER'S REVENGE - by DanLuVisiArt


Mythology/Fantasy

This gallery features anthro art that features mythological beings in the form of an anthropomorphized character or the mythological god/goddess themselves are anthropomorphized themselves.

Trespass by screwbald
Nardael by Renegraphics
Exodus by El-Lobizon


Anthropomorphized Humans

These are more "human" like but still fall under the category of Anthro because they are humans with "animal" like characteristics.

Felis Princess by mansaraliLyin Barin by WhiteRum
Snow Leopard by OdysseusUT
monstrosity by DetkefWerewolf Weds. 6-27 by viergacht
Spring Dance by SulaMoon


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Gallery Descriptions

3-Dimensional


Digital anthropomorphic art in a three-dimensional form or appearance. Art that was created using 3D software. 

Teddy the Thug by napka
Bunny and Tiger by Scyao
ProjectSnowTiger_ARES by ironmanjae

Drawings


Animals: Digital Drawings featuring Anthropomorphic animals as the main focus. Comics: Digital comics that show a single page from a comic series or strip where the main focus is on Anthropomorphic characters, settings, themes, etc. Fantasy & Mythology: Digital Drawings that depict supernatural or magical themes often relating to legend, spirits, deities, and enchanted anthropomorphic creatures.Inanimate Objects: Digital drawings featuring inanimate anthropomorphic objects. An inanimate object has no life bearing parts. For example utensils, a teddy bear, snow globe etc. Macabre & Horror: Digital Drawings representing extreme fear, be it visual (ie. blood and gore) or psychological (ie. mind games). Political: Anthropomorphized digital drawings representing current or historical events in the political arena or depicting political figures. Portraits: Digital Drawings of an anthropomorphized person/figure, displaying the likeness, character, personality or mood of the subject; self-portraits.Sci-Fi: Anthropomorphic digital drawings that depict Science fiction. Such as speculative scientific discoveries, space travel and scenes, and other world life forms.

We're heading for Venus and still we stand tall by Zarnala
Lackadaisy Defiance by tracyjb
Blank Books by BubbleWolf
Satyr by Tira-Owl
Fruits by manitwo
Hey there by Jetera
Vive la France! by Koru-Xypress
Pierre Oliver Charbonneau by Zarnala
Traffic Control by KrayTSAO


Mixed Media


Anthropomorphic digital Art that combines multiple digital art forms or consist of both traditional and digital techniques that resulted in a digital end product.
-Heartbreak- by oomizuao
All Men Are Pigs by CanisAlbus
What The Hell Happened Here? by BJPentecost


Other


Digital anthropomorphic art that does not match alternative categories.
IronGoliath Portrait by TriDark
Headshot Sketch Commission: Batch 4 by SilverDeni

Painting & Airbrushing


Digital paintings and/or airbrushing featuring Anthropomorphic animals as the main focus.
Story Time by Silverfox5213

Photomanipulation


Anthropomorphic art created from the manipulation of two or more photographic images combined in whole or in part to create something new.
White Tigress by OdysseusUT

Pixel Art


Pixel Art involving anthropomorphized characters,things,beings etc. Pixel art involves the placement of pixels within the direct control of the artist, using tools such as the pencil tool, line tool and paint bucket tool, that do not produce automatic anti-aliasing. The artist may or may not use a restricted color count.

Prey forWar by Vvlad-vVolfen



Tutorials


Anthropomorphic tutorials that are aimed in transferring knowledge and may be used as part of a learning process. More interactive and specific than a book or a lecture; a tutorial seeks to teach by example and supply the information to complete a certain task.
Tkturials - Digitigrade Legs Guide by Twokinds

Vector


Anthropomorphic vector art created in vector-based programs (such as Illustrator, Corel Draw, Inkscape and Flash) using only vector tools and containing only vector elements.

MilkShakes by vincenthachenDog's Days Shirt: Raj by screwbald


 

My DeviantART Story

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 5:00 AM







"Creativity takes courage." Henri Matisse

My DeviantART Story..


DeviantART has been my home for 10+ years now. I remember first stepping into this realm of magnificent art and being completely inspired by everything that I saw as a Jr. High student just going into high school. The community was smaller at the time but did not lack or have any less spirit and heart!

Warrior of Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn by Felis-lynx

How lovely and inspiring is this piece! It's full of vibrant detail, lovely colors and brings out the hero in all of us!




 



"The act of painting is about one heart telling another heart where he found salvation." Francisco Goya


I became the Volunteer for the Anthro Gallery back in 2011 and it has been a great honor and privilege to be a part of this amazing community and team! Shortly after serving a year term as a CV I then became a mentor which I hold today. I participate in several community projects and I thoroughly enjoy every waking second of it!

I can't help but reflect on the previous years and on the future.  New things to experience, old things to remember! I am ever changing and so is my art. DeviantART has stoked within me a flame that at one point, was but a mere flicker, but this amazing community has brought that very spark back to life.

Painting The Earth With My Song by KovoWolf

This is a piece I choose from my personal gallery because it represents how far I've come and how far I plan on going with my art and improvements!







"I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart." Vincent van Gogh


I have had the honor of meeting some amazing people from DeviantART. Both online and offline.  techgnotic , aunjuli , damphyr , makepictures , spyed , Heidi , kozispoon , wreckling , akreon , vesner , and many more!  My twin sister even met her husband here on DeviantART.

Tree swing by t1na

A beautiful kinship between friends or lovers. Who wouldn't want to share such memorable moments in a scene like this!







DeviantART is a place not just for art but a great forge that hammers, shapes, molds and creates ever lasting and  great relationships whether that be by love or by friendships. Not everything is perfect, problems take time to iron out. Kinks take time to flatten. That's why I love DeviantART. No matter what, there is always a constant force of support like no other.


Keystone Forge by Loren86

We hammer away at our lives, we forge and mold who we are and the community of deviantart stokes the very fires within us! A lovely rendition of a beautiful metaphor as well as an artistic beauty!







"There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it." Henry Moore

DeviantART is my home and will always be my home. It's forged great relationships, sparked my creative heart and spirit and brings together a community that is like no other. Thank you to you all for making this home. I am home.


A Love Always Carried by KovoWolf

Love for the community, my art, art in general and inspiring that creativity in everyone is why I love being here. Another piece that depicts my development in my own style and art and I have DeviantART to thank for keeping me encouraged and free!




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Anthro DD Roundup - July 2014

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 2:00 AM



There will be some articles I will be presenting in the coming days so make sure you guys keep an eye out for those! I'm really excited about them! Also, make sure you are following anthrochallenge! We are looking for more individuals to get involved plus its a great way to hone in on your artistic skills as we offer several different themes/challenges per month!









Anthro Daily Deviations - July 2014


i'd take clickers over this by OrcaOwlSiamese Cat by PenguinEXperience
Fireworks celebration by J-C
Witchcraft by Sidonie
Astrus Lunaris by Aederith
Commission - Yukiko by IceBansheeEmily in da city by miles-df
Twixt by IbenKrutt
Space Cadet by snowbean
Feline Knight by gegig
ancient by WilderingWUFF`14 by LEPRI
Magic Guitarpet Ride by amorphisss
snails rescuers by FukariBlack's Hill by BubbleWolf
Fatherland by Whiluna
madness by wyumSleepless Nights by Bukoya-Star
Anthro Shan Yu and Elite Huns by MariposaBullet
El vino de los Tiempos by DarthiaWolfAmazon_(commission_for_F-R95) by Antiander




 










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What Is Anthropomorphic Art?


Anthropomorphism or personification is any attribution of human characteristics (or characteristics assumed to belong only to humans) to other animals, non-living things, phenomena, material states, objects or abstract concepts, such as organizations, governments, spirits or deities. The term was coined in the mid-1700s. Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as winds, rain or the sun depicted as creatures with human motivations, and/or the abilities to reason and converse. The term derives from the combination of the Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos), "human" and μορφή (morphē), "shape" or "form".

As a literary device, anthropomorphism is strongly associated with art and storytelling where it has ancient roots. Most cultures possess a long-standing fable tradition with anthropomorphised animals as characters that can stand as commonly recognised types of human behavior. In contrast to this, conventional Western science, as well as such religious doctrines as the Christian Great Chain of Being propound the opposite, anthropocentric belief that animals, plants and non-living things, unlike humans, lack spiritual and mental attributes, immortal souls, and anything other than relatively limited awareness.
Original Source: Wikipedia

Examples


Mr. Wolf by imperioliCeremonial Garb by caramittenSalted to death by ThemazeJark by Quoosa
non title3 by Ryohei-HaseSamurai Beaver by blazi76outlaw by Noir-xMob Dog by ConceptGuyVictorian Natilla by stucat





Anthro DD Roundup - June 2014

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 8:26 PM



There will be some articles I will be presenting in the coming days so make sure you guys keep an eye out for those! I'm really excited about them! Also, make sure you are following anthrochallenge! We are looking for more individuals to get involved plus its a great way to hone in on your artistic skills as we offer several different themes/challenges per month!









Anthro Daily Deviations - June 2014


Schrodinger's cat by puinkey
Howling Edge adv. by JohnSilva
Fauxpaw by Spikie
Chill Out Dad by blazi76
Not the right way, but it is my way - Timelapse by Grypwolf
The Kit Kat Jazz Bar by MrG00
Wukong by JFoliverasTravel by train by KeroTzuki94
Epiphany: complete collection of characters by Florian-K
Take a Rest by DerivedJam
Welcome to Ocelancia by 6Doug9Oh So Delicate by Gizmoenut




 










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What Is Anthropomorphic Art?


Anthropomorphism or personification is any attribution of human characteristics (or characteristics assumed to belong only to humans) to other animals, non-living things, phenomena, material states, objects or abstract concepts, such as organizations, governments, spirits or deities. The term was coined in the mid-1700s. Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as winds, rain or the sun depicted as creatures with human motivations, and/or the abilities to reason and converse. The term derives from the combination of the Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos), "human" and μορφή (morphē), "shape" or "form".

As a literary device, anthropomorphism is strongly associated with art and storytelling where it has ancient roots. Most cultures possess a long-standing fable tradition with anthropomorphised animals as characters that can stand as commonly recognised types of human behavior. In contrast to this, conventional Western science, as well as such religious doctrines as the Christian Great Chain of Being propound the opposite, anthropocentric belief that animals, plants and non-living things, unlike humans, lack spiritual and mental attributes, immortal souls, and anything other than relatively limited awareness.
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Examples


Mr. Wolf by imperioliCeremonial Garb by caramittenSalted to death by ThemazeJark by Quoosa
non title3 by Ryohei-HaseSamurai Beaver by blazi76outlaw by Noir-xMob Dog by ConceptGuyVictorian Natilla by stucat





Computer's Down

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 8:40 AM

Computer's Down For The Count


Hey Guys. So... my computer will not boot up at the moment. Why? I have no idea and currently trying to figure it out. So for the meantime, again, I don't have my computer. I'll update when I can.  I'll work on commissions when I can. Just. Blah.

So frustrated. I want to hulk smash everything. Everything.



Back From Yellowstone

Sun Jun 15, 2014, 9:51 AM

Back From Yellowstone

A needed vacation. Feeling Renewed.



I feel completely renewed x100000. You have no idea.  I'll be updating on my entire experience as well as photos to share, but for now I have a ton of messages to update/check/update! I will get to your notes, suggestions, comments, fav's, winner posts for my forum mini-contests, etc

I literally just got in from a straight 20hr drive, so when I am a little less derpy-herpy I will post a big blog! I hope you all have been well throughout the passed week!  :heart:

What's Going On?

Thu May 22, 2014, 4:58 PM





What's Going On

In the community



It's been a while sense I've reached out to you all so I figured now would be a great time! So what's happening? Anything exciting? Not so exciting? Bored? Happy? Content?

For the Anthro community - is there anything interesting going on there? Anything you'd like to share or see featured? I'm putting together a few things and I would love to have the community involved as much as possible!




Email Issues


So... for some reason I am having issues with my email. So if you've sent me anything and I haven't replied for a while, that's why. Bare with me while I fix it!




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Mon Apr 7, 2014, 10:57 AM

Music For Muse And Drawing











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Computer Issues - Solved!


I would like to extend a huge thank you to shadowwolf-tw for helping me fix my issues. You are awesome to the max and I really appreciate all the effort and time you put into helping me! :heart: I am honored and humbled beyond words!








"Painting The Earth With My Song"

Painting The Earth With My Song by KovoWolf





Muse and Music

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 7:49 PM





Music For Muse And Drawing












Music - How It Inspires


Music is something that I rely on for my drawings along with my imagination. To me, music is like the conductor to my imagination. Weaving and allowing the tone to be played throughout the painting. I found this beautiful album tonight and I felt compelled to share it with you. If you have seen me stream my art, you know this is the type of music I listen to!

How does music effect you and your art?








I Won't Be Art'ing For A bit


So, for some reason my PhotoShop ( and Adobe software ) decided to stop working. At first it would give me an error everytime I tried to launch it. Adobe Launcher needed to be reinstalled or was damaged. So I installed it and after I installed it, ran it, Photoshop no longer launched. At all. I had spent all day yesterday trying to just uninstall the suite so I could reinstall it. To no avail. So right now, as it is, I have no Photoshop to paint or at least finish some of the pieces I have been working on ( as they're in the .psd ) format. I'm not sure when I can get it back up.

Today, I was able to finally uninstall it all together but unfortunately, it still won't work when I try to "reinstall". I don't know what's going on with it all of a sudden. I've done virus scans, uninstalled / reinstalled. Nothing. I really hope I don't need to do an entire reinstall of my OS.

So I am doing my best not to rage quit at the moment (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻! I of course find this amazing music I really want to paint to, but right now can't. Just hope I can restore everything *le-sigh*.

So how are you all doing? Well, I hope!






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Why Do We Fall?

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 3:59 PM









"So we can pick ourselves back up. The world isn't all sunshines and rainbows. It's a very mean and a nasty place. I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.  Nobody is going to hit as hard as life. It isn't about how hard you get hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. Pain is temporary, it may last for a minute, for an hour, a day or even a year but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. Something strong. If you quit, that pain will last forever. You have a dream? You have to protect it. If you want something? go get it. You can stay down and get the life kicked out of you, or you can fight your way back into the light. You can climb out of hell. One inch at a time. Don't cry to give up, cry to keep going. Don't cry to quit, your already in pain, your already hurting, keeping going and get a reward for it. You know what your worth, now go out and get what your worth. Every day is a new day. Every moment is a new moment. Go out and show the world how great you are! Because limits like fears are often just an illusion."







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I Have A Question!

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:15 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche



A Question For The Community!

Advice is great


Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well! So I've got somethings I've been working on lately that's kept me busy.  There are a few special projects that have taken my attention but I am nearly finished with some commissions and gift art which I hope to post soon.



The Question

So, pushing forward with my art, I had a question for my fellow artists! Does anyone have any information to share in regards to setting up a Business account for your art? Does any artists have one?  Should you set one up?

I recently received my "Square" card reader ( so I can swipe credit cards for payment ) as I plan to push myself out to my local art festivals, contests, and galleries to try and sell my art.  But I wonder if I should make a separate account just for this? Or should I have it be pay pal only? Or just go directly into my checking?  Also does anyone use the Square Up or Pay Pal Here card readers? Any preferences to using one or the other?

I'm kind of on the fence and I would love to hear opinions or people who've experienced the same thing I am :)

Thank you guys! :heart:



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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Photography Feature

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 7:54 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche




Please go give some love and attention to these awesome photographs and photographers! Share your support! Photography is another great passion of mine and I absolutely love sharing it with you guys! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!   :heart:


Photography Features


Monochrome Sunburst by WethrildaeFlight Into Morning by Wethrildae
Prepare for ludacris speed by hull612Are my wings ok? by hull612
Lift Bridge Redux by hull612A Far Horizion by hull612
Sunlit Doorway by WethrildaeRaven by Wethrildae
Madre's Cove by Wethrildae
Sorted by WethrildaeRings by Wethrildae

Morning Lighthouses by hull612

Moonlighting... by RadekDemjan
 
 



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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Face Your Avatar

Sat Jan 4, 2014, 1:43 PM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche




Face Your Avatar

A Social Experiment

I decided to hop on the bandwagon!
The theory is that by removing the no-face-barrier, we can make online conversation a wee bit more natural. In doing this, it will become easier to meet new people and make friendships, as well as strengthening those already established. We'll know that there's a real person chatting to us behind another screen on the other side of the world - something we so often forget.


You can find more information about it here

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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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A New Year + DA Bday

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 7:05 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche




 

A New Year & New Beginnings

Remembering all that's happened, to reflect and bring forth a better year



First and foremost, Happy DeviantART Birthday to me! I'm now 10 years old ( well, I have been 10 years old sense the beginning of this year, but alas having a birthday on the last day of the year is woo! )!  Wow, what an amazing, inspiring ride it has been thus far. So many positive changes for both DeviantART and myself.  <3

So we are finally saying goodbye to 2013. With the end of this year we are submerged in the beginnings of a new year.  You can't help but reflect on the previous years and on the future.  New things to experience, old things to remember, changes we want, changes we don't want will come to pass. With each new year brings the promise of great things and new beginnings and we must manifest that positivity for a good year to come. We must do our best to keep perspective on life and what we have. We live and we learn through the experiences  with each passing year and it continues to build upon the foundation of who we are.  For the good things we have and still have. It's been a tough year and one full of loss for myself and my family. We have to revel in the memories that we are so honored to have had and made to help us get by. It can be painful, but to press on is to look ahead. To look forward to other lives we can touch while keeping memories strong and true of those who are not with us. For in memories, they will never die.  Nothing will die as long as someone, something is there to remember them. So this helps me to cope with the losses that myself and my family had to endure this 2013.

"Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once."  -  Paulo Coelho


I'm really excited for the new year and what it will bring. For myself and for my family.  Already we received great news that my mother is still breast cancer free after beating it 2 years ago! We had a little scare when she found a lump again in the same area as before and was concerned it had returned but, after getting blood tests and labs done, it came back negative! So that's been a true relief and joy for us all!

 There are a lot of changes that I plan to bring to the table for myself and for my art. For starters on myself, in January, I will be beefing up my work out routine to get to where I want to be physically, so that's pretty exciting and a bit of a challenge to motivate yourself to do it; but I won't give up and I will see myself through this goal!

Do you have any goals? If not,  set goals for yourself and achieve them! Even if it's getting up in the morning and no matter what, remember to smile. Let's bring on a strong 2014 everyone and I wish you all the very very best! I truly wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for the amazing support of my followers / watchers so thank you :heart:

 

Volunteering

For the Community


Another amazing year has gone by for me as a Volunteer and mentor!  I really look forward to next year and all the things that I will be bringing to the table for the Anthro Community and community as a whole! I've received a lot of really great feedback and I'm already planning / writing up some articles, features, working on issue #3 for the Anthro magazine, artist features suggested by you guys and more!

"Pull up a chair. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious." -  Ruth Reichl


I just want to say a big thank you to the entire Community Relations team. The amount of support, inspiration and love has just been so humbling! Thank you to each and everyone of you for working hard an dedicating yourself to your position here on DeviantART as a volunteer. I'd like to send out a special thank you to Moonbeam13 for being an amazing leader, supporter and all around super hero to us all and the entire team! Same goes for dxd, wreckling and fourteenthstar! Thank you for all you do for the team <3





  

My Art

Changes, patience, effort and new skills


I have to say that 2013 has been an amazing year for me in regards to my art. Especially the last few months. I'm really excited about the new skills and techniques I've picked up and continue to improve on. I will be working and re-working a lot of old and new pieces of art to allow my new skill to flourish and thrive. I will also be cleaning out my gallery and removing old art ( putting it in storage ) which will almost be my entire gallery save for my newer stuff and my more popular things. As an artist we are always growing and expanding and reflecting that in our galleries here on DeviantART is a great step forward.


"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."  -  Thomas Edison


This next year I will be focusing on getting my art out there and into the world and really pushing myself to improve throughout all the various projects I am working on. I've even been flirting with the idea of maybe even opening up a local gallery here where I live once I exceed my current skill level to something even more! This would be a huge step for me in both my art and my confidence in my art. I think that's one of the hardest challenges as an artists is to feel confident enough in your skills to push yourself out there and to make that positive change for yourself and to share you vision with the rest of the world outside the internet!  But I am ready and motivated to do it! So here's looking to 2014 and a bright horizon!






 

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2013 Artwork Thumbshare

  
Fang Of The North by KovoWolfGuardian Of Lunar by KovoWolf

A Dashing Splash Of Color by KovoWolfCall Of Spirit by KovoWolfLyra531 Gift Art by KovoWolf
Blossom In The Dark Wallpaper Pack by KovoWolfTotoro's Slumber by KovoWolf
Free Gift for wotansvogel by KovoWolfWhisper In The Mist by KovoWolf
Cloud Study by KovoWolfStars Falling, Ancestors Calling by KovoWolf
Ice Dragon At Dawn by KovoWolfGuardian Of Light by KovoWolf
Tundras Journey by KovoWolf









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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Happy Holidays!

Wed Dec 25, 2013, 1:00 AM by KovoWolf:iconkovowolf:


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche



Happy Holidays everyone and merry christmas! Wishing you all the best today and I hope you are having a good one creating new memories, sharing with family and friends! :heart:


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Words Of Wisdom


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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