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10 Simple Tips for Getting Your Art Accepted QUICK

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:47 PM
It's troublesome for all of us when we have to ask you questions and, require you to withdraw and resubmit your deviation for one reason or another. Well, this document is designed to help prevent that so we can all have a nicer day!

1. All Members:
- When you upload your art to dA, select the proper category. ex. When a member submits a drawing to our Digital Art folder, but we see that it's in dA's Traditional Art category, we will ALWAYS question that.

2. Digital and Traditional Artists:
- List the media/tools/programs and reference image links you used to create your art in your description. This is a practice of Pros, and it helps us to ascertain that your art is submitted to the proper folder.

3. Photographers:
- If your art is a photograph, and you did any editing besides tweaking, or BW/Sepia conversion then we will probably consider it a photo-manipulation. This includes selective de-coloration. Submit it to our Digital Art folder.

4. Digital and/or Traditional Artists:
- If your art is digital drawings or paintings, and you did your initial lineart on paper and scanned it in, we will consider this a Multiple Artforms Used piece even if the lineart is no longer visible, so submit it to that folder. The exception is if you deleted the layer your traditional lineart was on before you finished.
If your art mixes digital, traditional, and/or artisan crafts materials this also makes it a Multiple Artforms Used piece, so submit it to that folder.

5. Photo-manipulators:
- If your art is photo-manipulation, we will accept your submission only if you credit with links the stock images, brushes, and other resources you used.

6. Writers:
- If your art is Literature, and you used artwork for your thumbnail pic, then you must credit that artwork. If the artwork is yours, mention that in your description.

7. Artisans:
- If you created a costume and photographed someone or yourself wearing it, we consider that cosplay and you should submit it to Photography. If its laid out or on a dummy (not your brother!) then you can submit it to Artisan Crafts.

- when you submit your art, instead of using the Contribute Art button method, go to our Gallery then navigate to the proper folder for your art as determined by consulting our Folder Descriptions Guide and click the "+" on the right side of the folder title bar. Submit your art. See Group Submission Tutorial nr 1 and Group Submission Tutorial nr 2 for different ways of submitting to the gallery that are more reliable then the "contribute art" option.



Thank you very much for making it easier for us to put your art in our gallery!
The admin team

Group FAQ
Folder Descriptions

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GZummo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very helpful, thanks!
MJsMoonwalkinBaby Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

quick question! this may not apply here but maybe you could clarify?

example if there are say 2 differen subjects in one traditional drawing say hearts and spiders but there are two separate folders and there isn't a folder named 'hearts&spiders'. which one would you submit it in?

Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
you submit traditional art to the traditional art folder.
MJsMoonwalkinBaby Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
not really what I'm asking. if saying if the folders don't have names like traditional or digital. but the names are a noun. like a singer or a celeb. name or animal.
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
i don't know, this is just a group, and we have our own setup. if you are submitting to another group where the folders are not clear, you have to ask in that group.
EliasMadekin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ThanksPikachu Loves It Plz
Bernadettedecesare Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
what's next
axslayer33 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One thing that seems ambigiuous. The part about costumes-would that apply only to cosplay-costumes, or also custom made things? Me thinks custom stuff would be modelling, not cosplay.

(Not that I care, just came off as huh?)
Photopathica Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   General Artist
haha, we just mean that full costumes - someone in clothes, with makeup and wig and other kind of accessories - is considered cosplay.
pictures of just clothes, or just wigs etc, still go in artisan crafts :)

it's all better clarified in the folder descriptions, i think.
Dragoness17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh, quick question. How much do you have to reference an image before it's required you link it in the description? Because I often reference tens of dozens of images all over the web, and I don't want a whole bunch of links basically saying that I'd rather use another's work to make mine instead of trying entirely myself, even though I mainly reference only to make sure something's absolutely correct, if you get my drift?
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