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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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So I am sure you have all noticed that I am not keeping up on this group like I used to.  There are a number of ways in which my life has been changing that account for this.  Lately, I have been getting ready to move across the country, and I will embark on this journey in less than two days.

Unfortunately, I do not foresee that I will be resuming the same level of activity in this group that I had before.  In order to keep this group alive, I will need someone to volunteer as an admin.  

Please step forward if you are interested.  Once I have moved I will post another entry restating the vision and purpose of this group, which any new admin will be expected to uphold.  I hope that someone is willing to take on this role.

And I am sorry that I have not been more communicative lately.

~ SkyJaguar
  Group Founder


To restate the vision and purpose of the group:

Please see the Group Info if you need to be reminded of what Primitive Fantasy is.  I have to reject off-topic submissions all the time.  Off-topic ones actually outnumber on-topic ones.

Primitive-Fantasy is DeviantArt's first group about jungle, tribal, and prehistoric-themed art.  Many others have popped up since this group's creation, but this one still differs from the others in important ways.  For one, we have a Crafts folder.  We also have a Non-Human folder for anthro characters and centaurs.

This group differs from most other jungle groups in that it is NOT a pin-up or sexually-themed group.  "Sexy" looking characters are okay as long as they are realistically proportioned and not depicted in a risque manner.  Tasteful artistic nudity is okay.  Playboy type stuff is not.

Also unlike most jungle-themed groups, we do not allow art that is demeaning to women, such as bondage, torture, or peril art, or anything with Kaa.  Remember that even if you think it is sexy to see women in danger, the other half of the population thinks it is offensive.

Please let me know if you have any questions, but also be aware that I will be in transit for about a week.  Thanks!
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ErzebetBlah Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome page
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you for joining!  :)
martintimmins Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, thank you for the request.
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015   General Artist
Character Concept by WheelJackson  Would this be eligible?
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
The character is on-topic.  But we would much prefer a complete drawing featuring the character, rather than a reference sheet.  :)
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015   General Artist
Dromaurians Concept by WheelJackson  Better?
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Yes!  :)
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015   General Artist
Very well. I will prepare one.
Fae-Melie-Melusine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for requesting my work!! :happybounce:
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
No problem, you are welcome to join if you like!  :)
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