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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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FallOutWoman Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Student General Artist
Do you accept Conan The Barbarian and Thundarr The Barbarian fan art?
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
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.
Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you accept copper age and bronze age fantasy art, Or just stone age?
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Mostly just Stone Age.  We don't want to see metal armor or very much metal anything.  Technically the time period is not the defining factor, just the primitive aesthetic is.  So if the character LOOKS like they're from the Stone Age, then they're on-topic, even if they live in a different time period.  :)
Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OK got it. 
domino6713 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for requesting King of the Jungle by domino6713 be added to your collection. Much appreciated.
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
No problem.  You are welcome to join the group if you like!  :)
Gwendolyn1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for request! Much appreciated :rose:
BBattaglino Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Awesome group; thanks for the request :D
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