A new category, Animal Advocacy, has been created under Community Projects. The idea came to us from ~amandas-sketches and given her passion on the topic we asked her to write about the need for this category.
After 10 years, deviantART has created communities of artist's with over 50 different categories that fit each artists unique passion. With special communities dedicated to a broad group of artists, I found it hard for myself to find a category where I was passionate about: Animals. With there being as many communities as there were, I was a little bit bothered that there was no community for animal artists. For me, I like animals as just that, animals. They are beautiful and unique as this planet's natural inhabitant in their most natural environment (not including domesticated animals/pets). Of course, deviantART has an animal, plants and nature photography category but I draw animals traditionally and digitally. Where is the “animals” in general category? How can we have an anthro community with no community where anthro is highly based off a single subject? Yeah, it made no sense to me either, which is why I am trying to start a new community and have deviantART more involved with voicing matters that not only benefit animals and the environment but for the artist's as well.
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