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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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BBattaglino Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Awesome group; thanks for the request :D
bonboart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
leothewanderer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Thank you for the approval! Feel free to browse my gallery. :D
ClaudeCrow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Thanks for the request
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
No problem.  Feel free to join the group if you like.  :)
Space-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is wildly racially fetishizing? as a native woman i find this actually really disgusting. 
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
I deeply, deeply apologize if any racist material has made it into my group's gallery.  I abhor racism.  My co-admin team is multi-racial and I myself am a trained social scientist of the Boasian school.  I specifically made it a point in the rules for Primitive-Fantasy to exclude any artwork depicting any real-life culture (because NO culture in real life is primitive!)  This is a FANTASY group.  We make it a point to only portray FANTASY characters from FANTASY scenarios, not caricatures or portraits of real groups of people.  I frequently decline art that violates these rules.  So I feel terrible if a caricatured piece has made it into my group gallery, and I ask you, respectfully, to please bring that piece to my attention.
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Oh my!  I didn't realize that I let a racist picture fall through the cracks.  Please tell me which picture you are talking about and I will remove it!
s-k-g91 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the request
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