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Furry Art Pet Peeves

Asher Grey

Probably Sleeping
Disney-style eyes and eyebrows. The style just looks awful to me and looks too much like it's trying to copy disney, which, idk why you'd want that lmao.

Or styles where the eyes are pressed against each other like two eggs, just because a lot of facial markings don't work with them.
 

potato-kun

can you make me a sandwich?
Disney-style eyes and eyebrows. The style just looks awful to me and looks too much like it's trying to copy disney, which, idk why you'd want that lmao.

Or styles where the eyes are pressed against each other like two eggs, just because a lot of facial markings don't work with them.
i understand why, most furries got into the fandom via disney movies so of course artists will take a lot of influence from them. tbh it depends on the artist though, some do it well (like eligecos's art for example) and others feel really gross to look at. coughTEASELBONEcough
 

Render

If you can lick it, it's probably safe
Banned
I guess you could say its a slight pet peeve for me when the art is not believable, neon colored animal people notwithstanding. I'm on board with different styles and wild characters and everything else, but when basic physics start going out the window... When certain 'parts' get so out of proportion the character couldn't even stand up... solid meh/10.
 
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Nyro46

Guest
Oh boy, I think I have a lot. I'm rather picky.

-Digitigrade on non-digitigrade animals (some can get away with it tho as they *can* and sometimes do stand in digitigrade positions, but shouldn't be drawn digitigrade permanently).
-Those freaking feral dogs with the straight long bodies and just awful anatomy, and usually have emo hair. Everyone is copying this artstyle, like why. (I mainly see them on Toyhouse).
-The shiny latex "fur" as the OP said.
-A lot of "modern" cartoon styles. Like where the eyes are two circles and look like they are on one side of the face? And they have those round or heart-shaped mouths with square teeth. And are usually drawn really simplified. Again another art style everyone seems to be copying lately and is driving me crazy, it just doesn't look good IMO. Then again I'm just not a fan of art that has annoying anatomy or is too simplified.
-Not having the right amount of toes and sometimes, fingers too can bother me, but is more a preference for my own characters. (Right amount of toes and fingers as in, how many the actual animal has. Not human amount).
-Human feet on animals.
-Flat-faced anthros.
-Eye-bleeding colour schemes and too many weird patterns.
-Human hair on anthros. At least have the hair be like, the same or similar colour as fur somewhere else on the body? Sometimes people can get away with it, but a lot of times it looks weird and unnatural.
-Mammary glands on an anthro that isn't a mammal. Or any mammal things on non-mammals.
-TAILS OVER THE FRIGGIN PANTS.

There are probably more but these were the ones that came to mind right now.
 

ryuukei8569

The Adorable Kurokuri
I have to agree with the latex part, and i have a few bones to pick with some furry art in general.
Non Mammal mammaries. Or hell, i dont think human boobs are super necessary on even mammal anthro's, but i am never going to win that battle.
Colored skin anthro's. at least make them have some fur.
Sticking a dog penis on animals that are not canine. Also the four balls thing is just plain WTF.
Hyperinflation in general just, ugh. I dont like any part of the body being exaggerated to excessive degree's.

Loincloths on anthro's. This just screams, i wanna make my anthros in a relasiitc primitive setting but am too afraid to draw them nude, even though its not realistic.
On that subject, Human clothing on anthro's without sufficient modification. Realistically speaking, unless a civilization made up of anthro's is influenced by an outside civilization, they aren't going to have the same standards as us in regards to clothing. They are very likely not going to have a nudity taboo, and when they do wear clothes, it either for decoration, protection against a Hazard, or its too cold for their natural fur to handle. But even in that last circumstance, they aren't going to wear the same amount as a human would. And clothing for decorative purposes is not likely to cover strategic area's either. If its a warm environment, its begging for a heatstroke. This gets especially stupid when swimsuits are involved, or any other tight clothing over fur. Do you not realize how problematic that is going to be.

This is honestly one of the things that pisses me of about Twokind's artwork for example. Take this image

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Do you have any idea how fucking impractical it would be to try and get a one piece swimsuit onto a snow leopard. Seriously, was that ever though through. No it wasn't. And to make matters even dumber, the guy only uses non detailed cartoon nudity, so nothing is shown anyway. Yes Tom Fischback is a damn good artist, he makes very pretty drawings, but sometimes the clothing choices are, well clearly not thought out, or done because OMG moral guardians will come and get me for being a pedophile or something.
 

asthmacat

[asthmacat loved that]
these have been listed before but......
-emo/“sparkle” dogs that all have the same unoriginal style but for still some reason sell for $500+ (hoes mad whoops)
-flat-faced anthros

EDIT BC I FORGOT AND DIDNT WANNA DOUBLE POST
this isn't about artists/style but when someone commissions you and asks for updates every. single. day. since. ordering. the. freaking. commission. and sometimes more than once a day! like relax...you ordered this an hour ago, obviously i have no update for you yet!
for me, i ask for an update after two weeks to a month if i hear nothing from them
 
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Ghostbird

Creep of the week
When eyes do this
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Pipistrele

Smart batto!
Mostly technical ones, like poor choice of color patterns, elements that don't add up, "latex fur syndrome" (when non-intentional), etc.

In my opinion, anthro artwork is inherently unrealistic, and stuff like putting boobs on reptiles or swimsuits on leopards is absolutely fine as long as character design remains solid - in fact, artists that double down on unrealistic elements and work around them (like, writing up a lore-related reason for why chars would have boobs or have uneven number of fingers) usually make more interesting characters than those who exclude said elements outright.
 
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Purplefuzz

Guest
Or hell, i dont think human boobs are super necessary on even mammal anthro's, but i am never going to win that battle.

Sounds like you're being ignorant on the whole point on a humanoid female having breasts like how people freak out when male anthros have nipples, When males are female before they are in the womb. If they don't have them how would they feed their young without fake milk or no modern tech?.
 
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Nyro46

Guest
Sounds like you're being ignorant on the whole point on a humanoid female having breasts like how people freak out when male anthros have nipples, When males are female before they are in the womb. If they don't have them how would they feed their young without fake milk or no modern tech?.
I suppose the alternative is to have them like real animals where all six-ten of their nipples produce milk, which result in them have like, six-ten breasts when pregnant, lol
while I still give my anthros like, the correct amount of nipples, only two of them are "useful" and the rest are kinda just there left from evolution . . .
 

ryuukei8569

The Adorable Kurokuri
Sounds like you're being ignorant on the whole point on a humanoid female having breasts like how people freak out when male anthros have nipples, When males are female before they are in the womb. If they don't have them how would they feed their young without fake milk or no modern tech?.

Dude, use common sense. I was talking about anthros having boobs, which is specifically a human only trait. Look at any other animal in the world, none of them have boobs, only a handful of primates may get slightly swollen chests when nursing, but otherwise no other mammal gets them. They still have mammary glands, but they dont have boobs like humans.

(And if you really cannot stand the idea of anthros without boobs, then they should at least be smaller than the human average, not constantly packing double G's.

As for nipples, not a problem as long as people realise nipples should be attached to skin, not added over the fur like pasties. It's kind of dumb when someone draws an anthro super fluffy, but makes their nipples visible by drawing the nipples over the fur, because they absolutely must have the sex appeal. This does mean that realistically speaking, thicker furred anthros are not going to have visible nipples.

Please use common sense and stop getting offended because I am criticizing your favorite art style.
 

Mayflower

Chocolate horse delicacy
It's interesting to read these comments. There are such varied views here. Many of my preferences(human anatomy, hair, clothing and such) are being mentioned here as pet peeves :)

I have many things that I don't like, such as digitigrade legs and animal genitalia, but I don't really think of them as pet peeves. I find them more to do with my general preferences.

I'm not really sure what to say my pet peeves are. I think I'd say fur pattern or colors that make it look like the character is wearing gloves o_O
 

angrychill

serial drawer
i've got to say my biggest pet peeve - not really art wise but more filter-wise - is the overabundance of blatant fetishism in public sfw art.
thats one of the main reasons why ive always felt uncomfortable about identifying w/ the wider furry fandom and dabbing in those circles (granted ik that not all furries are like this, but most of them and those i saw were generalized like that)

another big pet peeve of mine in furry art must be... the extremely common way of drawing snouts and front-facing furries. big ass nose and cheeks, and triangle crosseyed eyes.

0therwise i like clothes and human hair on furries, it doesnt bother me too much. i cant think of any more pet peeves atm
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
Most of my pet peeves are pretty minor things, not major annoyances.
It mildly irks me when people mix up related cat breeds (eg siamese/balinese/etc - the lot are literally the same breed with different coloring/fur types, so when you draw a "long-haired siamese" or a "solid black siamese" you just look like you neglected to do basic research to my cat-crazy self) or treat "calico" as a breed and not a color. (I also personally like to see it addressed in some way that RL male calicos are genetic anomalities and only fertile if they are chimeras, in which case they'll be breeding as black or red, not both. If you want to have a fertile male calico character, go on, just don't pretend it's realistic/true to nature.)

The weird-ass things people do with horse legs/feet on anthros. Like, I give no fucks if you give your horse human legs and feet, or plantigrade mostly-human feet with a front "hoof" bit or whatever. But when you get hooves that are basically a C-shaped platform shoe thing, or legs missing joints, like the shins just extending into hooves with no ankle (not the proper term, but I'm fucking tired and my horse-English isn't working great ATM), I can get a bit ranty.

The assumption (more on the part of art consumers than artists or the art itself, but I feel like it relates to art enough to be considered an art pet peeve) that whatever an artist draws or writer writes reflects what they're into. I know someone who's written snuff porn before and they're definitely not into that by any stretch. I've drawn vore and gore porn, and neither is my thing.

As for tits, since that topic's come up... to me it seems like a reasonable thing that if you do a mash-up of animal and human features (which anthros basically are), nothing says you have to leave out the tits of the human portion from the result regardless of whether the animal portion is a mammal.

Sounds like you're being ignorant on the whole point on a humanoid female having breasts like how people freak out when male anthros have nipples, When males are female before they are in the womb. If they don't have them how would they feed their young without fake milk or no modern tech?.
Fun fact: stallions (as in, RL male horses) are one of few male mammals that plain don't have nipples. I've decided to incorporate that in my stallion character, but no shade on people who don't make that choice. You do you.

Dude, use common sense. I was talking about anthros having boobs, which is specifically a human only trait. Look at any other animal in the world, none of them have boobs, only a handful of primates may get slightly swollen chests when nursing, but otherwise no other mammal gets them. They still have mammary glands, but they dont have boobs like humans.
Cows, horses, goats, many other hoofed animals, some dogs after having had puppies at least once (as in, they've got some residual flappy-ass belly tits), so on, so forth. They may not look exactly like human breasts, or be located in the same place, but udders/protruding areas around the teats aren't as human-exclusive as you're portraying them. It's fine to prefer not to see large tits on furries, just felt it should be pointed out that yes, there are mammals with distinct udders/boobs/whatever other than humans.
 
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Skychickens

Late Healer Ferret
That really generic toony style annoys me a little.

Same face syndrome. If I cannot tell if your animal is a wolf, coyote, fox, or cat we have a problem.

When parts of a style don’t match. Of you’re going for a cutesy style but do realistic eyes or you have ultra cutesy eyes but super realistic other bits, that’s annoying.

I’m personally a little tired of the human parts on anthros are baaaad debate. If you’re going to give them a humanoid body structure...they should have humanoid parts. Not just genetalia either. The more humanoid the body shape, the more you have to consider that in your anatomy. Personal preference, not really a peeve to me.
 

Liberonscien

Well-Known Member
I personally dislike it when it is clear that the artist did no research whatsoever.
 

Deathless

ĎĴĔVĔĹĔŃ
I hate it when hair comes out of nowhere on the head. I used to do this and I've changed it but the way I used to draw hair was super weird and I hate it now.
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Baalf

Will accept free hugs and tummy rubs.
I guess you could say its a slight pet peeve for me when the art is not believable, neon colored animal people notwithstanding. I'm on board with different styles and wild characters and everything else, but when basic physics start going out the window... When certain 'parts' get so out of proportion the character couldn't even stand up... solid meh/10.

This is how I feel about fatfurs. I think perfectly round characters with non-existent legs can be kinda cute fsr, but missed shaping pools of overflowing fat gross me out as much as it grosses out most people who aren't into fat furs. I mean, if that's what you like, go ahead and draw it, but usually I prefer more proportionate fat furs.
 

asthmacat

[asthmacat loved that]
this isn’t particular to furry art, i’m sure every artist can relate though
people who see PWYW and ask for a fully rendered piece for $5 thinking its not a problem. i get what PWYW means but be respectful of artist’s prices they usually price at and skill. i just don’t reply after that
 

Xitheon

The cat's mother.
My only real peeve is when people give rabbits paw pads

This.

And when OCs are improbably beautiful and/or don't look like their species. I've seen a lot of Cat-like lithe and elegant creatures with short noses and thin legs, and their artists insist that they are "wolves" or "German shepherds."

I'd never confront anyone about this but it bugs me a little bit. I like GSDs particularly and it's disappointing to see them misrepresented.
 
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Purplefuzz

Guest
Dude, use common sense. I was talking about anthros having boobs, which is specifically a human only trait. Look at any other animal in the world, none of them have boobs, only a handful of primates may get slightly swollen chests when nursing, but otherwise no other mammal gets them. They still have mammary glands, but they dont have boobs like humans.

(And if you really cannot stand the idea of anthros without boobs, then they should at least be smaller than the human average, not constantly packing double G's.

As for nipples, not a problem as long as people realise nipples should be attached to skin, not added over the fur like pasties. It's kind of dumb when someone draws an anthro super fluffy, but makes their nipples visible by drawing the nipples over the fur, because they absolutely must have the sex appeal. This does mean that realistically speaking, thicker furred anthros are not going to have visible nipples.

Please use common sense and stop getting offended because I am criticizing your favorite art style.

What?, are you even talking about?. Dude those are non humans no shit they don't work like a humanoid/human does. Your whole argument on why a female anthro should have 8 breasts is very gross and dumb since there body still works by human rules why are you ignoring that?. It being a canine means nothing if the 8 teats thing was removed for the human 2 breasts thing anthros have regardless of species.

Also telling others they offended doesn't strengthen your argument and can see why others refuse to argue with you. Because you have zero idea how humanoid/human anatomy works, i made arguments before how a highly humanoid canine could look with C to D cup since i hate fuzzy anthros our body wasn't made with fur in mind(sweat glands/pores).

It's not a art style when its 101 anatomy, Also i just noticed the irony of crying over D cup furries while arguing the logic of fuzzy female anthro that work under cartoony/fantasy.
 
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