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Ars-Fatalis is dedicated to art featuring prehistoric predatory mammals and proto-mammals.


1. No dinosaurs! Dinosaurs are awesome and we love them, but this group is for mammals and their mammal-like reptilian ancestors (like Dimetrodon, Lycaenops, Cynognathus, etc).

2. No herbivores! It's fine to have herbivores in a picture, but the focus of the piece should be a carnivore or an omnivore reasonably assumed to enjoy a meaty snack (for example the entelodonts).

3. No modern mammals! The subject should be prehistoric or at least extinct (such as thylacines).

4. Original work only. No screencaps, no images you googled, and no traces of of other artist's work.

5. Art should be your best work. Sketches on notebook or graph paper, poor quality scans, cell phone photos, and other low-quality images will be rejected.

6. No creationism - this group is not interested in mythology and politics.




Paleoartists, you'll probably find this article by Marc Witton about the abuses and disrespect of artists who reconstruct extinct animals very interesting.

For all its significance, the palaeoart industry is often poorly treated by the academic, media and educational industries associated with it. Many standard practises associated with palaeoart production are ethically and legally problematic, stifle its scientific and cultural growth, and have a negative impact on the financial viability of its creators. These issues create a climate that obscures the many positive contributions made by palaeoartists to science and education, while promoting and funding derivative, inaccurate, and sometimes execrable artwork. The result is the publication of objectively inaccurate and subjectively terrible palaeoart that fails to conform with fossil evidence, is incongruous with the anatomy and life appearance of organisms, perpetuates recognised palaeoart clichés and tropes (Conway et al. 2012; Witton 2013), and has limited popular appeal.

The article is intended to make public a dialog about the quality working practices of paleoartists.
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AngelOfDarkness089 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi thank you very much for the requests :D
last-smilodon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the request!
1tiptip1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for requesting my picture.  I'm flattered.
BGNash Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
A nice place. Wonderful works.
xCollecx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for requesting my art!
TimDaviesCreative Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad to see somebody else likes prehistoric animals as much as I do!
herrique Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Thanks for the request ;)
Shadowind Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
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Zimices Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist
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Viergacht Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lovely, thanks!
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