WELCOME TO THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND GROUP!
This group's focus is on the unconditional bonds that exist in real or imaginary form between people (or human-like forms) and the creatures of this Earth or beyond. Such bonds exist through kinship, connection, companionship, love, spirituality, magic, death and so on and it is this group's mission to portray all these bonds in their entirety and overall beauty. The part that distinguishes this group from most others is that it involves both a person and an animal, or both of them combined, not just one or the other.
If I invited your art to this group, that means I like your style, and I'm inviting you to join!
All works with the exception of poetry and crafts must contain 1. a person (or humanlike form) and 2. an animal (or an earthly or fantastical creature).
Most styles are welcome here as long as they hold true to the theme of this group. Greater emphasis will be placed on realism as opposed to manga or anime. However, all mediums are welcome: digital paintings or drawings, photomanipulations, photography, traditional art, poetry and artisan crafts.
You must be a member to submit work.
You can submit 6 deviations per week.
Please do not submit multiple versions of the same work.
All works are now automatically approved when submitted to the "Newest Submissions" folder where they can then be sorted and sent to the correct folder.
However, any works that do not fit the theme of this group, are unfinished, or promote animal cruelty will be removed. And unfortunately, those who take advantage of the automatic submissions feature by submitting everything and anything without relevance to this group, and continue to do so after being reminded of the purpose of this group, will also be removed.
On a side note: some tend to tie "animal cruelty" in with taxidermy, animal jewellery or crafts. This group, however, takes on a north american indigenous approach: an animal who must be hunted for food is respected under all circumstances and none of its elements should be wasted. As long as it's not killed for sport or pleasure, it's elements in the form of craft are welcome here, as that is not cruelty.