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Information & Rules


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~

Gallery Folders

Kappa n' Cuke by JenrenG
Autumn Army - A Small Kappa by Xatchett
the kappa by droopbomb
Kappa by blackBanshee80
Bakeneko - Nekomata - Manekineko
Neko-warrior by Sceith-A
Yokai badge by graystorm1234
Thief of souls by ChrisMoonArt
MANEKI NEKO MATTA by DarrylmPorter
Jorogumo - Tsuchigumo
023 - J is for Jorogumo by Narthyxa
Tsuchigumo by Loihtuja
Chapter IV: Jorougumo by Hallowie29
Jorogumo by Rauliten
Mandala Kappas and Cucumbers by natalianinomiya
Kappa by blackBanshee80
Japan spirits: KAPPA by blackBanshee80
031/100 by dawnstail
Momiji Kitsune by LeoHatsuki
Commission: Kitsune by kakikuri1
Wandering Spirit by Ck-ideaBox
Demon Clash by Loihtuja
Mujina no Uta by Mavuriku
Mujina by faxtar
Wicked Badger by JillHoffman
Okami - Inugami - Hainu
Okami Aori blender model lighting test by TPCallie
Inugami by Meliiix3-Paprika
INUGAMIgirl by blackBanshee80
Mischievous Hainu by Enderkichi
Red Oni Rairaku by RakkuGuy
Oni Familiars - Ikkaku by PagodaComics
Oni Cyclops by dinmoney
Oni - variant by Narthyxa
TANUKI by blackBanshee80
Tanuki by SeanDonnanArt
Nabesoko by ShotaKotake
Tanuki Bayashi by ShotaKotake
Tengu by PagodaComics
Tengu Shiro by coldnessInside
The year of the Sheep. by MizaelTengu
Chapter II: Karasu-tengu (Tengu) by Hallowie29
True Japanese wedding by ChrisMoonArt
Chapter VII: Okiku of the Plate Mansion by Hallowie29
Fan Art
nakama-tachi by Sceith-A
Multiple Youkai
Okina and Shiro by TeaKitsune
Other Youkai
Three-legged crow by Edge-chan

Random from Featured

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AlitaLaFaith Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for submitting my draw to your gallery!

I really appreciate the support!

See you!
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Sure thing, I'm always eager to feature pretty art in the group! ^_^
SandraBandini Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :happybounce: 
blackBanshee80 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for appreciating my art! =^3^=
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for coming back, bringing my attention to your other arts, your gallery is AMAZING! And lucky for me, full of goodies for this group too. :love:
blackBanshee80 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you found my work interesting! :huggle:
Can you invite me, please?
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Invite to where? You wish to join the group? You can join by clicking on the joing group button on the top right (I hope it's the top right). :D
If you have trouble still, please let me kno. =)
Not to sound rude but actually I am using dA on my phone so there wasn't a button there, so can you invite me, please?
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Well I have no idea how it works on phone. There, invitation sent. ^^
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