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The Origin of Mammals is a group for artists of prehistoric Mammals and their ancestors, the Synapsids.
This group stands for scientific accurate and proper artwork.
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Jul 26, 2010


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The Origin of Mammals group is for artists of prehistoric and extinct mammals as well es their ancestors, the Synapsids.

This group shall show the best and the scientific most accurate artworks of our extinct next relatives.
Feel free to join, everybody is welcome. But submissions will be hardly reviewed, so don't feel bad if your work hasn't fulfilled the regulations.

If there is any problem with joining or submitting, please send me a note. Administrating groups in deviantArt is a very confusing work.

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Rules & Regulations
Please read the text below carefully before you start submitting. If there are any questions feel free to send a note with the subject.


There are no restrictions for joining. Everybody who likes to join can do that. Joining requests are automatically approved. You are not committed to submit any artwork if you join, it's completely free.


If you won't be member anymore you are free to leave at any time you want. But we would enjoy to keep featuring your artwork you already submitted.


As a member you're allowed to submit artwork from your gallery. The group moderators may suggest artwork from none-members also. If you want to submit be sure that your work hit the level which is required. There is no restrictions for submitting-quantity at the moment. For more information about the requirement read further.
What we will accept:
This group has the intention to show the best and most accurate artwork of Synapsids (mammal-like reptiles) and prehistoric or mammals which went extinct in modern times. Your work shall show obvious use of references like skeletons or scientific sheets. Skeletal reconstructions have to be very accurate, but don't have to be complete. Life-reconstructions offer some space for imagination and speculation. But be sure that your imagination and speculation is comprehensible and scientific plausible.
Your artwork can be black and white (shaded) or colored. You must not use backgrounds or benchmarks. Traditional and digital media is accepted. And please come up with your own ideas, don't use the style of TV shows (like BBC or Primeval) or other artists.
What we won't accept:
We only accept artwork of other animals than the mentioned if they are a part of the whole image or used for comparison and the main topic is a Mammal or a Synapsid. Don't submit scraps or WIPs, we also don't accept photos. You have to show the animal with a neutral background or a natural environment with natural behaviour, so don't put the Dimetrodon for example under a carribean coconut-palm or vest him with unlikely behaviour or anatomy.

The rules can be edited at any time by the Founder and changes are retroactive.
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Can you tell what the problem is here?…
yoult Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
The statement isn't actually wrong, but the conclusion is silly. We will never find 100% of all fossil species.
ryu238 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
That is true...and really it's the super rare fossils that matter. Not only that but they show transition between different tax, an by finding the age of the strata they are found in, we can find out when they live and consistently determine that certain species didn't live in certain ages.
Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Hi, the submissions are working currently? or my last works don't qualify here? :?
yoult Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Please resubmit. I'm currently short of time so it can happen that submissions expire.
Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Ok, done.
Leogon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,Nobody around here?all submissions are expired!somebody??:-(
yoult Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'll work on that, hold on.
Leogon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much.We'll be waiting.:-)
yoult Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Please try to re-submit the expired works now.
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