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Youkai-Animals is a group dedicated to artwork depicting supernatural animals from Japanese folklore, along with other select monsters.

:: What We Accept
- Submitted work must pertain to Japanese youkai and have a Japanese theme of some sort, whether it is style, scenery, or clothing.
- Human, feral, anthropomorphic, kemonomimi, etc.
- Original characters (as long as they follow the guidelines.)
- Fan art is accepted. All fan art must be submitted to the "Fan Art" folder.
- All traditional, digital, and 3-D work.

:: What We Will Decline
- Overt sexual themes.
- Poorly photographed / scanned, un-cropped or unrefined artwork, including rough sketches and doodles.
- Stolen work.
- Adoptables, character auctions and reference sheets.
- Artwork made with pre-made line art and bases.
- Original characters based on youkai, but have no Japanese theme present.
- Cosplay.

:: Submitting
- You may currently submit 3 deviations per day.
- Each folder is titled after a youkai. If you are unfamiliar with the name, please check the folder description.
- Work will be selectively placed in the "Featured" folder by the admin.
- Only submit to the "Other" folder if your submission depicts a youkai that is not represented in our current folders.
- Please submit your best work.

If you have any questions, please just ask! Thank you~

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ErgotthVonHohenheim Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Just wondering if its OK to submit the separated pics of my Yuurei characters, I'm also making some new ones lately ^^

(I understand the limit of 3 submissions a day, so I'll submit 3 charactes a day)
VeronicaProctor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for accept to this group:D (Big Grin) 
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
You are welcome =)
Vulpes94 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWW thank you
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome =)
ChloeHJenkins Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this group still active? I'd love to join if it is! 
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hello, the group is active in the terms of accepting (or denying XP) pictures. But at the moment we are too busy in real life to actively look for new images. But yeah, still alive. You are welcome to join. ^^
ChloeHJenkins Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool! thanks :>
TheStoryCollector Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi!I submitted these a while ago, so sorry if you can't remember, but I wanted to know why my Hyakki Yagyo and my Bakeneko were rejected. I would really appreciate any feedback you have to offer!
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hello, sorry if I didn't reply then, strange because I always do whenever I refuse a piece. It wasn't an easy decision because the mood and the colours were really pretty. But eventually we decided that it doesn't met the quality requirements. It mainly shows in the uncertainty regarding anatomy and the sometimes shaky strokes. But please don't feel discouraged to try again and do keep up with your art, it's really appealing already and you have great talent with colours. =)
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