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Welcome to the Art Of The Paw And Fang!

Established as a club on March 8th, 2004. Our focus is on being a community where Advanced, experienced and gifted artists share quality wolf artwork. What do we mean by quality? It might sound unfair, but you have to submit work that has obvious noticeable effort and ability, we will be picking up on things like Anatomy, Golden Sections, Quality of lines, Backgrounds and over all feel.
Why do we have this? So that watching our group means each deviation will be something worth viewing. Joining our group means you have the confidence and talent to meet our goals. If you think you're good enough, you're encouraged to join!

:bulletgreen: 1. In your request, give us the links to 3 pieces that are representative of your work. Choose carefully and follow the standards for submitted work below.
:bulletgreen: 2. Wait for group acceptance. Sometimes our Alphas can take a few days to make a decision. Upon acceptance you may place our icon in your Deviant Journal if you wish.
:bulletgreen: 3. Member artwork submissions are also subject to Alpha scrutiny.

:bulletred: AS OF MAY 2013 WE DO NOT ACCEPT 'FURRY' WOLVES, The only acceptable form we take will be awesome well drawn and thought out anthro/werewolf type ones, each case will be reviewed when submitting to the group.
:bulletblue: 1. Notebook "I did this in math class" doodles; WHY? Because if you don't care enough to place your work on decent white paper, then why should viewers take the time to look at it. Notebook lines take away from the quality of the image and render it base. For more commentary on notebook doodles, look at the journal of Keyoyia at… . I think most would find it helpful.
:bulletblue: 2. Messy Sketches; WHY? Because this is a gallery geared towards more finished work. Graphite works are more than welcome, as are inks that will be colored at a later date because they have the look of being finished and are interesting enough as they are to be artwork on their own.
:bulletgreen: 3. Admins reserve the right to decline posting artwork that they feel is not suitable or finished enough to be posted. Hopefully this will give all of us the incentive to do our best and give wolves the beautiful representation such magnificent creatures deserve.

SUBMISSION STANDARDS: Deviant Art Rules Apply:
:bulletblue: 1. Submissions must be your work.
:bulletblue: 2. We accept wolves, wolf-like dogs such as huskies malamutes and other Nordic breeds, coyotes wild breeds and mixes of all of these are welcome. Anthros, weres, and feral morphs are also all welcome. Hybrids should contain noticeable wolf anatomy. Alphas can decide acceptance on a case by case basis.
:bulletblue: 3. Gore is welcome (if you're 18 or over).
:bulletblue: 4. Nudity is welcome (if you're 18 or over).
:bulletblue: 5. Hate pieces and or slander of views beliefs or others are not welcome and will be screened out. Art may not "bash" any religion, race or sexual preference. Take yours squabbles elsewhere. Alphas have full authority to decline anything they deem necessary to maintain group harmony.
:bulletblue: 6. Fan Art of characters is welcome (Balto, White Fang, etc.) as long as you credit your sources per Deviant Art rules. Copyright laws will be upheld. Document all inspirations correctly.
:bulletblue: 7. Photography is not allowed. It may be art but it is not the artwork themed in this club. We will take photo-manipulations if they are of wolves, and show skill in both editing, and the style of the actual piece. You must show some effort with this, don't just slap your drawing on a photo.
:bulletblue: 8. Literature and poetry is not allowed. Although poetry can be beautiful and art as well, this is a visually based art club. There are many other poetry themed clubs out there. But if you have artwork with poetry on it, or in its description, that is allowed.
:bulletblue: 9. Limit your submissions to 1 or 2 at a time. Why? We promote quality over quantity and less is more. Consider what the watchers want to see.
:bulletblue: 10. Submit Line-Art to the Character Sheets, Tutorials, Comics and Misc Folder. For further on folders see our journal entry: artofthepawandfang.deviantart.… Icons may also be submitted to the MISC folder, however, substantial effort must be evident.
:bulletred: Our Alphas retain the right to decline any submission or membership application when it is deemed in the benefit of the club to do so. Submissions or members that portray the club or the subject matter of the club ( I.E. wolves ) in denigration and besmirchment will be dealt with accordingly.

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We are the Quintessential Wolf Art Club, specialized in quality traditional & digital work from artists possessing an impressive level of talent and ability. Watch our group as each deviation will be something worth viewing.

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in loving memory of club member DancesWithHorses , Sherece Otts-Schlicht
Founded 11 Years ago
Mar 8, 2004


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Hello all, Sarah here.

We have some amazing artists in our group and our gallery's have never looked better thanks to you guys and our ever diligent echiax

I've been going through the gallery and making sure everything is in it's place folder wise and also been going through the members list, just to make you aware any item that has been put in storage is removed from the gallery as the big grey lock box isn't a good look when browsing the wonderful artwork, relocating art is a slow process as there is so much of it!

I've also noticed that we have had some members for a very long time and that they haven't ever put any artwork in our galleries!

So I'll be slowly going through all the members list and kicking all the deactivated accounts and some people that haven't contributed since joining if they are inactive on dA, don't worry if I kick you and you are an active member just send a note to the club with links to your art and we can start a fresh, most of the ones that are being let go are inactive accounts and the deactivated ones.

If you have any queries or concerns just let me know
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Coranila Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi, just wondering if my join request went through, i sent it awhile ago but got no reply or decline or anything,
dA has been a bit buggy with these things lately so i was just wondering.
ghostlyspirit Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have received an invite request from this group to have my artwork displayed. I do not mind accepting the invite but prior to  doing so; I would like to reinforce the fact that my artwork is not open for public use and would appreciate that I can be assured my work will not be used without my consent. (my answer is normally no due to the fact that 90% of my work is commission-base work) 
echiax Featured By Owner Edited Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
We don't promote any public use of artists' work here, it's all copywrited to you (the artist), and we've never had any issues regarding that. However, we're are not held responsible for people commenting on your work, and there would be no real way for us to tell if someone had asked or used it, as it's just not feasible that people would ask us and not the artist. If you do not feel comfortable joining, that's up to you.
ghostlyspirit Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I understand that no one has the control over comments xD completely unrelated. 
My concerns were just running into any theft issues because I have run into that quite a bit ( kind of an every day thing lately OTL ) 
echiax Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, well in that case, we're usually pretty vigilant. I run 4 other wolf groups along with this one, and I have 6 of my own, and we all try to keep an eye out for thieves. But again, it's kind of hard to tell if someone's used an image unless they post it, but rest assured, we've never had anyone take things posted in our galleries.
InsaneRoman Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
psssst animations folder is closed lol
echiax Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, thanks. It should be fixed now
DragonDodo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you accept coloured animations with backgrounds? Like this -… If yes, what folder would it go in?
echiax Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, no one else is active at the moment, so I say yes to letting them in. You can submit them to the digital folder, since we don't have one for animations.
DragonDodo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, submitted! Thanks :)
winter-bright Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the invitation! I've been watching this group for a while but had sort of forgotten about it, and was pleasantly surprised that you now accept manips  :D
echiax Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to have you here :D
Storm-Cwalker Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm I submitted a request to join but got no reply, not even a refusal reply, do I try again or...
echiax Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the delayed reply. The three of us working have all been extremely busy as of late. Feel free to submit another request
Storm-Cwalker Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh okay it's no problem. not even sure if I'm good enough for the group
Colliwolf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
If you guys got a submission like this…

what would you do?
SarahScala Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would say "Thanks for your submission it's very creative but unfortunately it is too much pastry to wolf ratio, we don't accept Nyan animals" etc etc :3
Colliwolf Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
OMG, looked up Nyan and what a bizarre internet craze!

Glad to get your 2 cents & hope all is well...
echiax Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I would run, Tony. Run while laughing and possibly trying to hang myself at the same time XD
Colliwolf Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
AlieMey Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Was wondering if you guys planned on doing maybe a Secret Santa? :meow:
Tadazza Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the invitation :)
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