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NoYiffNoWant by o-kemono NoYiffNoWant by o-kemono
This was a passing idea I had. The sad thing is I find this very true no matter what furry website you go to. I feel in order to have your works seen by the general community, you have to create something based on what the "rules" states.

DISCUSS? I would like to know what you think of this.

artwork 2013 Alex Cockburn
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scratchmarks Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i upload a pair of boobs and a butt to deviant art and is receives 50 favorites in 4 hours but i put the same amount of effort into /this/ and i only have 1 favorite in 4 hours.
The fuck is so great about tits and arse? I'm just going to be a strait up hypocrite and say that i should be allowed to misogynistically draw naked women as much as i want but everyone is only allowed to favorite or save one lewd image of mine for every four genuine on topic comments they leave on my non lewd images.
even among my closest friends I'm only known for drawing porn when honestly only one in every twenty finished pieces i draw have adult themes. so annoying
jimbobemail Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Cookie-Pelt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ugh, i hate when people think that x3
It depends on the effort they put in. Not the sexual shit like that. sorry.... that was immature...
WarGoatHK417 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
What do you think about WhiteMantis's Blade Under Mask and Shattered?  They stood out to me because people follow those comics for the aesthetics and the emotionally evocative story, and the porn, while it exists, is a mere afterthought.  And the characters are all insects or other arthropods, so it doesn't have a following because of cliched species that everyone likes, such as canids.

Would those comics fall under the category of "well-drawn anatomy?"  
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
I love the subtle box of tissues and their face implying "I can't paw to this".

But yeah, furry or not, sex sells. But now with feminism (in any form) coming back with a vengeance, it seems like a little more SFW and conceptual art is coming up again. But that's my opinion on it.
Seiden-Kaczka Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
This is why I left every furry community..... 
Royle-McCulloch Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is exactly what makes my life hard..
ChestersComics Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Looks like I'm the rule breaker... also I prefer SFW furs. That means disagree.
Fordsimms Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In truth something does not have to fit in to any of thse to be nice. I have friends who draw simple sfw pics, and i love them! ^^
TechouNoPenki Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I'm not a full furry (I do play as a furry on Second Life and have a caracal that I draw occasions as my fursona, mainly if I feel sad or in deep thought) but I kind have to disagree with some of those rules. Shoot some of my friends who are full furries, would disagree with them. Not all furries are into fetishes least of the sexual kind. That sorta gives furries a bad name to be honest.
hellosur6464 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so you are saying you like yiff wan i was 12 I was into yiff 
Aegis-L Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
It's difficult...When we discuss about sexual preferences, we have to expect being flamed when our preferences are different from other people that are "straight". I like every form of sexuality, as long as both parts are happy and consenting (yes, animals can consent too, through non-verbal body language.)
As for the quality of drawing...Everyone has their own form of expression. There is no need to criticize someone's drawing, when it is expressed with the heart :(
Ah, I feel so dumb at writing this, when I myself don't like vorarephilia...
"Some furries will express their love, some furries only think of smut"...It's Bullshit. Everyone is free.
Delta-YD Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Disagreed with those rules.
Katiria-the-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Erm O.o I'll never agree with such rules :/
BondoFox Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny as hell with the tissue box right there  :D
NES-Fan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I'm afraid I must disagree. I look at random sketches. I check them and like them, the way they are.
I don't look for sexy or well-proportioned girls.
I just look for something that someone did with his/her heart.
Yeah, I'm a furry, but not a pervert.
Scoutter Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I agree that I only watch art and artists which I like. ^^
KonekoArt122 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I tend to keep clothes on my furries, give them normal-sized boobs, and keep it non-sexualized. I don't care if it's not good enough for their rules, because in my opinion, "if it's good enough for me it's good enough to be."
SoldierBoyXIII Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
*sigh* Some people, huh?
foxboy101 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
it's funny. that a some of furry web sites seem to follow those rules in some way. i find that it is fun to find art that is good without it having to always be about sex.
Bluari Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I agree. And it applies to any art site and any kind of artwork. I was thinking lately - if all artists publishing on the Internet could subconciously get rid of all influences and fandom popularity and would create only based on personal interests and tastes, then perhaps it would be much more interesting.

A bit of topic, about popularity. If people are buying commissions they are mostly buying the name of an artist, not their artwork. So first an artist have to become cool and popular. Of course it's a common sense that an artist need to have some recognizable style and abilities to become successful. But everybody knows that there are a bunch of incredibly talented people, with style and abilities, who are underrated.
shadowfang287 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Photographer
I dont believe in most of these rules, Im a furry but I dont like what people are doing (my opinion please dont argue Ive had enough of people trying to start arguments) I want to start a furry group on here for furry art that does not involve nudety because some furries dont like running in to them (if anyone knows how) But still good drawing.
Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't know, I recently joined FA and it seems a lot better then DA is at getting attention.

The list kinda makes sense though, I mean you listed off like everything that makes a good picture. If it is not well drawn or is a fetish you like... what is motivating you to looking at it? :P There is a lot of stuff out there so if the artist is drawing for an audience then they should try to give the audience what they want.

When I draw I just think "I owe the audience nothing, and they owe me nothing" If I draw something someone likes they can comment and stuff, but if people do not like a particular picture I do not expect people to comment despite not having any motivation to do so.

I dono, that is just my two cents. :P
pikachugirl9 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
excuse me? i am a proud furry, but i dont "Yiff". A furry is a fan of athropic animals, not animal "yiff". so, all of you yiffers, stay the f**k outta my sight. ^^ k thanks bai.
pikachugirl9 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh by the way, like my idol, i am a pegasister AND a furry. YOU CAN BE BOTH! I LIKE ANTHROS AND THE SHOW MLP FIM. HATERS GONNA HATE.
Mewcarion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yiff yiff yiff unfs unfs unfs.
pikachugirl9 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WhaAAAAAATTTT   :iconuranusplz:
Mewcarion Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes yours <3
pikachugirl9 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 what holy shit O_o
Mewcarion Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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pikachugirl9 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No thank you bro
Owlor Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have NO sympathy for artists who bitch about not getting as many views as a popular artist as if views is something you're entitled to.

Too many artists I think gets stuck with this idea that "Oooh, I'm gonna express MYSELF and then people will flock and admire ME for being so clever and spiritual and emotional" and when that doesn't happen, they complain about the audience being stupid instead of acknowledging that the audience might simply have their own needs an interests beyond validating your art.

If you wanna make something more off the beaten track, you can still find an audience for it if you work hard and are smart about it. But you'll have to accept the fact that your audience will be smaller than those who work in a popular style.

just like how you won't catch as big a fish in a quiet forest lake as someone who goes ocean-fishing. Complaining about this on account that you both dipped a hook in water, so you deserve equally big fish would be pretty silly.
mangakashadowx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
I vote for "well drawn anatomy" also if this have a great background story I like it more
FeatherSpiral Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think "well drawn anatomy" makes sense, as it's normal to expect aesthetically pleasing art.
The rest is... blegh. They might arouse more interest, but are they really rules for most furries? I think you're going a bit far, generalizing everything.
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Sad but true. When it come to furries, it seem they can't think with anything but with their hormone... and miss the point of good art.

Though for the anatomy rule, that would apply to any artists, not just furries. When you draw a cat and it looks more like an oversize rat, furry or not, it raise some issue :)
kilkakon-totodile Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I draw naked pokemon but I get less attention than those who draw neutral pokemon. :O I don't do porn though.
ChrisTheKitty Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Looks awesome. =)
Azzuen-B Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't abide by these, but my audience/people who look at my work are a quite small group.
arora-vesper Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The amount of stuff I used to draw just to generate hits to my pages... I had zero interest in it, but I felt that to have anything else seen, to get watchers, I had to. Granted, now some of my stuff that I do enjoy gets favorites for the same reasons...
packwriter Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have to add that I agree.
RakuenGrowlithe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Porn is popular but I think that rule can really be adjusted to the main interests of any group. People don't care about things being unique or well-done, they just want the same old thing. So yes, some good, clean art is overlooked in the furry fandom (as is good art of a fetish people don't like) but well-done music gets overlooked in favour of more repetitive and indistinguishable pop songs. It happens with other media as well. There are original games and movies but mostly people put their attention into things that they already know people like. That's why things like Tekken, Final Fantasy, Halo, Call of Duty and Mario have so many, very similar games. In movies we're still making Batman and Spiderman movies despite Batman being something like 70 years old. Comfort and familiarity win out against innovation with risk.
Ayumi-Nemera Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. the only rule I follow is whether or not it has good anatomy and looks realistic. I'm not into the fetish portion of the furry community. I hate porn.
MyNameIsZura Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
You're lucky I have a thing for big ears or I wouldn't have Favorited!

.. A joke, of course.
WolfyFellow Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, this is true x3 it's kind of sad, but... I'm turning over a new leaf! Now ALL art deserves my attention! *dives back into the furry sea with new purpose!*
Gregan811 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye very true. As in just about every other category of creations. As from that if the works were 'real' it would show life itself in a nutshell... (working rules of the living form.. mammals in particular) etc.
IndigoNose Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the tissue box reminds me of the transgender flag >w<
YoYoFreakCJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The things you are mentioning are ones which define the term "taste" if you want to call it that. Many furries act by these criteria, and therefore it is their taste. So yeah, I guess generally speaking you are right.

However, there are many who think otherwise. There has to be something appealing in the picture, that's a fact. When I first saw one of your pictures, I had no idea who you were, and it was pretty different from everything I have ever seen before. But not because there was no sex, not even a nipple. Your art style is a bit too cartoony to call it realistic or correctly proportioned, so that's not it either (and don't get me wrong here ;) it's perfect, just not realistic). What makes the difference is the authenticity, the picture must be believable, it has to give me this harmonic kind of feeling. The artist has to know what he or she is doing, so there have to be no obvious flaws, and there are no quick'n'dirty-solutions. If it looks cheap, I don't care about the picture. And it doesn't even take many lines for skilled artists to make something good.

I don't know where I'm going with this. :D I guess you're right in that many act the way you describe it, but there are also many which have higher demands to artwork. Otherwise you wouldn't have so many followers, would you?
Nominus-Expers Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Yeah. Unspoken rules of the fandom majority >.<
Taeryne Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Agreed, sad fact that if you want to be a popular furry artist you have to cater to a very picky audience. You can never please enough people to not get flamed by most everyone else. That is why I just draw whatever makes myself happy and don't care about favs or comments whether positive or negative.
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