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Hi Everyone!

I have made some changes to the gallery folders.  I hope these changes will help clarify where pieces should be submitted.  It will hopefully provide a little more wiggle room for pieces that don't seem to fit any category.

Landscape, Nature, and Rural is now = Landscape and Nature
    Basically taking the "human" element out of this category so that all the "human living, ways of life, etc" pieces can be submitted together in the category below.  This will also provide clarity between still life and objects, and nature.... anything that is nature related, and not some kind of still life set up (even if its just a close up on a flower) will go in this category.

Cityscapes and Urban is now = City, Urban, and Rural - Ways of Life
     This category can be used to submit scapes or daily living type pieces. Architecture still exists for pieces that emphasize the actual architecture of something, but regular city scapes do not belong in Architecture, they belong in this category.

Fantasy, Surreal, Sci-Fi is now = Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Illustration
      This category is now specific to just fantasy/sci fi an illustration/fanart types of pieces. I think this grouping works better than having surreal mixed into it as well.

Abstract is now = Abstract and Surreal
     This category will now take both abstract and surreal pieces. The most confusion I saw about which category to submit a piece was between abstract and surreal. It was always a tough call. So we're taking the confusion out of it and putting the two categories together.

The rest of the categories still stay the same.  I was going to make a category specific for wall murals/spraypaint/objects that have been painted on, because those often cannot be cropped well but are deserving of being featured... however, I can't add new galleries right now, theres some kind of bug that I need to work with the Deviant crew to get fixed.

In the meantime, let us know what your thoughts are on these changes and about a category for murals/spraypaint/etc
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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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khyrkat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   General Artist
Are you having problems with accepting works? I recommend getting more admins, alternatively limiting submissions amount.
No-2B Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is a constant problem. And unfortunately, there are very few willing to be admins. We put out the call every once in a while and get some admins who stick around for a few months, then disappear. In the past we have limited submissions, and still do, but I have considered limiting them further, yes.  
khyrkat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   General Artist
I am admin in 6 groups and I know what you mean. It needs time to understand that it doesn't require all day long spent by the computer voting on submissions etc, some people just start big and then indeed disappear. I would love to help out if you want :XD: just not sure if I manage so many groups. Wouldn't like to become one of those who disappear :lol:
No-2B Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow six groups? I would love the help. I can usually only manage weekends, but I wouldn't want to overwhelm you!
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sdl517 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the add!
LightlyEve Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've made two submissions this past week.  Is there an over load of submissions? 
No-2B Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup there is, so sorry :(  
Elena-Palenko Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  New member

Thank you for accepting me!

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  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The system automatically sends you a notification when your submission is accepted or declined. 
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