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Primitive Fantasy is imaginative artwork with a theme focusing on tribal, jungle, or prehistoric settings. It is NOT the same thing as traditional fantasy. Traditional fantasy is what you see in things like Lord of the Rings, Dungeons and Dragons, and World of Warcraft. For Primitive Fantasy, think Tarzan, Clan of the Cave Bear, and Shanna the She-Devil.


1. CLOTHING: Primitive characters wear animal skins, loincloths, leaves, feathers, beads, body paint, or anything you can make yourself when living in the woods; and some go naked. (Naked characters need other attributes such as spears, warpaint, or a proper background.) Primitive characters do NOT wear modern clothes, metal armor, or anything that would require spinning-wheel technology in order to make.

2. BACKGROUNDS: Not all pictures need to have a background, but backgrounds can confirm or disprove that the character belongs in Primitive Fantasy. Appropriate backgrounds are outdoors, including jungles, forests, caves, grasslands, and small huts. NO architecture, unless it is in ruins.

Absolutely off-topic: Modern-day scenes, futuristic scenes, cities, large-scale civilizations (including the Greeks, Egyptians, and Aztecs), advanced technology, machines, robots, steampunk, and large amounts of metal.


* Art must be clearly on-topic (see above).
* Fantasy characters and cultures only; no non-fantasy art of people from real cultures.
* Nudity is allowed, but it must be tasteful. No smut.
* Please put some effort into your art.
* No material that is racist, depicting rape, or otherwise offensive.
* Please submit art to the correct folder.

Original rules and info: primitive-fantasy.deviantart.c…

More info on the nudity policy: primitive-fantasy.deviantart.c…

Thanks, :iconskyjaguar:

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Hello, folks,

I have just added a long-overdue folder to the Primitive-Fantasy gallery:  Landscapes and Scenery.  primitive-fantasy.deviantart.c…

The folder is now open for business!  That is where you put Primitive Fantasy scenes that either do not have any human/anthro characters, or the characters are a just a minor detail in the piece.  Cave painting murals are included under this umbrella!

As always, please make sure that your art submissions are ON-TOPIC.  Landscapes and scenery must depict a fantasy world that would be inhabited by "Primitive," low-tech, prehistoric peoples.  Please do not submit any pictures of big civilizations, unless it has a Primitive character going "Huh, what?"

And keep cool, everybody.  :)

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KiraElusia Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for the request! :)
Mikedga Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you for the request.
EduardAris Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Group is Dead?
SkyJaguar-TFproject Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
Yes, the group is on its way out.  I am no longer able to check in on a regular basis.  I apologize.
BigD1987 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Perhaps you could find another admin to help?
SkyJaguar-TFproject Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
I have tried.  Apparently this group is confusing to some people.  I literally decline about half the submissions.  A lot of people just don't seem to understand what is on-topic, and then some people submit jungle art that is too adult-oriented, which we also don't do here.  I've had admins before who forget the rules themselves. 
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BigD1987 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
I submitted some works a few days ago and they have yet to be accepted. Is there a delay? Thanks in advance.
D-Evil-Ish Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for requesting to add Tarzan 4 to your groups gallery. It really doesn't hold a candle to some of the pieces shown in this group, especially seeing as tho hes still a w.i.p but it is very much appreciated :) Have a fantastic day. Thanks again! x D x
FallOutWoman Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Do you accept Conan The Barbarian and Thundarr The Barbarian fan art?
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
It depends on the overall aesthetic of the picture.  If the characters are outdoors, then most likely less.  If they look like they're in "civilization," then no.  Also, I've seen Conan wear different things in different pictures.  Fur loincloth = primitive; metal armor = not.
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