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Ungulate Anatomy Discussion and Advice for Artists
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This community exists to give people a place to advise or ask advice on anything to do with ungulate anatomy as it pertains to art. Having difficulty with a horse's complex legs? Finding the facial expressions of a llama to be tougher than you thought? Does the pose you drew that deer in just look wrong somehow? Come here and see if we can help.

Obviously we ask that everyone answer question if they have the ability to. Join on in, and maybe we can all help each other!

PLEASE NOTE: if you are not 18 years of age, do NOT join this community. If you do, it is your own fault if something unpleasant happens, not mine.

RULES OF THE COMMUNITY:

1. CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISIZM ONLY. If you are going to tell someone that something is wrong with their picture or sculpture, be prepared to back it up with suggestions on how to fix it. Anyone simply flinging around insults will be banned.

2. THIS IS NOT A SHOWCASE. If you wish to post something, great! But keep it relevant. This is not a place to show off your art...this is a place to give and recieve constructive critisizm. Do not post things here unless you want help or advice on it; obviously posting how-to pictures or tutorials, or diagrams of animal anatomy is acceptable, appreciated and very much encouraged.

3. ALL IMAGES BEHIND A LJ-CUT. I don't care how big or little, all images MUST be behind a LJ-cut. NO EXCEPTIONS. "Preview" images are okay so long as they aren't more than 100 pixels tall or more than 200 pixels wide.

4. IF YOU WANT TO DISCUSS UNGULATE GENITALS OR MATING, OR WISH TO POST IMAGES OF EITHER, YOU MUST LABEL IT "NOT WORK SAFE" AND PLACE IT BEHIND A LJ-CUT.

5. ACCEPT CRITISIZM. Provided that the critisizm is constructive, do not be offended if someone critisizes your work. Nobody is perfect, and critisizm for the purposes of learning is one of the primary reasons this community exists. If you don't want people pointing out anatomical errors and flaws in your art, don't post it here. That doesn't mean you have to AGREE with everyone's critisizm...but don't get snippy if you don't.

6. ALL UNGULATES AND PSEUDOUNGULATES, NO OTHER CREATURES PLEASE. (this should be a no-brainer, but I have this feeling that if I don't make it a rule, someone will, at some point, attempt to be stupid and get crit for their, say...fox. :P) This does, however, include "fantasy" ungulates as well.

7. COMPLIMENTS ARE ALLOWED. Seriously, if you want to tell someone that their art is awesome, go for it. :) Not every post need be an in-depth discussion.

8. NO INTRODUCTION POSTS. I'd like the community posts to stay relevant and on-topic, so that people can use the community as a refference of sorts. Ergo, let's not fill it with "HI my name is (whatever) and I just joined yay!" posts. Feel free to introduce yourself...when you've got something worth posting about that is relevant to the community.

9. IT IS OKAY TO POST REFFERENCE PICTURES, BUT KEEP IT RELEVANT AND ALWAYS GIVE CREDIT AND LINKS TO WHEREVER YOU GOT THEM.

10. HAVE FUN AND LEARN SOMETHING. :)

To recap: the following are posts that are allowed and encouraged and welcome here:

- questions about ungulate anatomy or movement
- observations about ungulate anatomy or movement
- refferences and diagrams of ungulate anatomy
- art that the artist wishes to have critiqued
- sketches and artworks that the artist wishes to have redlined
- tutorials on drawing ungulates

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