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Hi guys,

So, given that there was no opposition to the idea of only requiring one vote to accept or reject a piece, the submission rules have now been changed. This will hopefully allow us to move through submissions much quicker.  

The unfortunate side of this is that any submission made before the change still requires two votes one way or another.  To be frank, as much as I would love to, I do not have time to go through all the submissions with two different accounts to push all the pending submissions through.

Given this, my request is that if you submitted a piece before July 9th, please withdraw or delete your submission and re-submit the piece under the new rules.  

I appreciate your understanding.

Also, as a side note, I will be gone all of next week, so submission acceptance and rejection may be slow during that period of time.
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We're for traditional painters. Examples: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Egg Tempera, Ink, Spray Paint, etc. We also will accept Pastel work if done in a painting style.
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Para preguntas en español, envíe un mensaje a No-2B. Por Favor, este es un grupo para pinturas. No aceptamos dibujos o fotos.

:liquisoft: Joining: Simply click "Join Our Group" at the top of the page. Requests to join members are automatically approved.

:liquisoft: Submission: Submissions are currently limited to 1 per week. The work must also be 100% your own work (ie painted by YOU). We do not accept submissions on behalf of someone else, even if you are their manager. The work must be submitted by the original artist. It's OK if it was made using a reference, but works using lineart from somebody else will be declined.

:liquisoft: LineArt: We do accept lineart pieces, but these pieces must include more than a one or two color wash.

:liquisoft: Mixed Media We do accept Mixed-Media, but in order to be accepted, paint must make up a majority (at least 60%) of the medium used. Please try to state in your artists comments what medium was used!

:liquisoft: Content: We do NOT accept nudity, not even artistic nudes, or suggestive content. I'm sorry if some people have a problem with this rule, but there are plenty of groups out there that do accept these things. We also do not accept images displaying a high level of blood and gore or images of people smoking or doing drugs. If your painting has a mature content blocker, it will be declined. Keep it G rated, if possible.

:liquisoft: Cropping: We will NOT accept poorly cropped images that have edges/workspace showing. If you submit these, admin will reject the piece and ask you to crop the image before the work can be accepted into the gallery. We do accept SOME paintings that have borders on them, but the borders should be symmetrical with the edges of the painting and photo (so it looks square and even).

:liquisoft: Quality & Presentation: We ask that the image be clear to see and have no glare on the canvas if possible. Poor quality photos (ie grainy photos or poorly lit pieces) will be declined. We also ask that the image NOT have a vignette effect as is often seen with Instagram photos. (This is the example of vignette: In short, please present your work in a professional manner.

:liquisoft: We Do Not Accept:
1) Drawings or digital paintings. It basically has to fall under the category of a painting. If you have used watercolor pencils and water to give it the watercolor effect, but your piece contains pencil lines, there is a high probability it will be declined.
2) We also do not accept Anime or cartoon/comic pieces. Sorry :(.

:liquisoft: Pastels: We DO accept pastel work! However, It needs to be done with a painting technique so that it doesn't look like a drawing.

:liquisoft: PLEASE: Double-check the folder BEFORE you submit! Many times pieces are rejected because they have been submitted to the wrong folder.

:liquisoft: Affiliates: We are open to affiliates! Feel free to send requests! (:

:liquisoft: Members: This is the ranking you receive when you join the group. Members have limited submission capabilities.

:liquisoft: Contributors: Contributors are members who have powers to vote on group submissions. In order to become a Contributor, you need to prove that you are responsible and reliable to Devynn or No-2B.

:liquisoft:Co-Founders: This spot is reserved for primary group administrators.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! You can ask any admin (once we get them set up), or feel free to send me a note on No-2B!

Enjoy the group!








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SergioIanniello Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Please let me know if my submission, Gannets has been accepted. It was submitted on the 22nd of May.
No-2B Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The system automatically sends you a notification when your submission is accepted or declined. 
SergioIanniello Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I'm aware of that but thanks for responding. I guess you must be very busy and it takes time to get through so many submissions.:) (Smile) 
No-2B Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yes it does! :) 

However, the problem with notifying you if the submission is accepted, actually lies elsewhere. Since acceptance or rejection requires multiple votes, it is up to the last admin who voted to notify you. As it is impossible to know who will be the last vote, each of us would have to keep our eyes open for your piece when we vote.  That is practically impossible to manage, and thus, we must rely on the system.   I know this isn't the answer you wanted, but I hope this helps in understanding why :)
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SergioIanniello Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Secrets also submitted on 23rd.
david-harris Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Thank you.
AndriyMarkiv Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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earthgoddess11 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014

I'm trying to get into groove with painting and when I tried to buy some I realized I had no ideas which ones to get.

Can anybody tell me the difference between the different types of paints like oil, acrylic, etc.
No-2B Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Acrylic and oil are wet paints that have substance to them. Acrylica paint is more watery than oil, and it dries in minutes. Oil is much thicker than acrylic, but it can be thinned as needed (Acrylic can be thickened if needed). Oil takes much longer to dry, days even, and tends to be more expensive than acrylic paint. 

Oil painters use coarser brushes than acrylic painters do because of the difference in paint texture. 

Watercolor artists use the finest brushes, like camel hair brushes. And water color is, well watercolor. You can buy it in tubes wet or in a tin as a dry set (the tubes are much better quality). 

There are other paints, such as gouche, but I have never used them and cannot speak to them. 

Each type of paint has its own qualities and things they are really good for, so its really more of asking yourself, what do I want to paint? and then deciding from there what to use. 
david-harris Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Thank you.
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