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Submission Guidelines

I want to welcome both new and old members to the group :) As we have had an influx of newer members I've found it necessary to lay out what the group entails, membership, submissions etc....

Everyone is welcome to submit, please make sure you submit to the correct folder for your art type. I have limited the submissions to 3 per person per week

Please keep in mind that when submitting we are pretty lenient on the content of the drawings as long as they are figure related. As we are working with mostly nudes, please make sure they are not offensive, and within Deviantart's stated guidelines to not be misinterpreted as pornographic. What we will not be lenient on is presentation of the images. Please make sure you submit a visible, clear scan or photograph of your work. If your piece is declined for submission, we will try to leave you some positive criticism on what you could improve. We will not be accepting as many pieces as we have done in the past to limit the lower quality works from the galleries. Please understand this doesn't mean if your skill level is not high you are not accepted, but please make sure to present your work to the best of your ability.

* This is a group for traditional figure drawing. Portraits are ok. What is not OK is non-humans, animals, anime, cartoons, landscapes, your aspiring comic book characters, still lifes and the like. Those are great for other groups and in art classes etc. but it's not what this group is about...

*If you join, you will automatically be added as a "member" This allows you the ability to submit work immediately.


* Please critique! If you like someone's pieces, let them know, and if you think that they need to focus on something, say so, but find a constructive way to say it. This group has members that are learning the basics...all the way up to some amazing professionals... ask questions, leave comments :) We are all here to focus on drawing/painting/modeling or otherwise artistically using the human body in some form or fashion..go make some art and submit it :)
How hard is this?  My human figure drawing leaves a lot to be desired at the moment.  Fortunately I have access to good material, or what some would say the best material.  I have PDFs that someone here on DA gave me to Andrew Loomis' books, including his ones on Figure drawing and Drawing the head and Hands.  I also have an actual copy of Loomis' Three Dimensional Drawing that my Grandfather left me some years ago.  I just need to get on the ball I have been sitting on for several years.  I desire to do comics and graphic novels and the character full page or pin-ups that go along with it.  Recently I have played around with 3D software (mainly DAZ Studio) as a way of quickly trying to solve the perspective and proportion problems, but I am daunted and discouraged by the high cost and even total unavailability of the clothes and prop add ons I would want.  I would want to be able to draw figures from virtually any pose without having to draw from a live model or rely on a model or photograph of pose or for the lighting.  It's true that the best are always done from life modeling and the second best done from good photo's accurate to what I want to portray.  But for graphic novel panels (of good rather than Garfield or Dilbert-style cartoony quality) would purely imaginative figure drawing be good enough to make the cut; pose, anatomy, and lighting good enough?  This of course is provided I have a complete enough knowledge of anatomy and lighting- I just wouldn't have live or photo evidence of my exact lighting or pose.
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:iconbadashh:
Badashh Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
thx for accepting my little princess
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whimandwonder Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no! I submitted a mixed media to the graphite/pencil category. And now that I think about it, I may have already tried to submit the piece to mixed media earlier? I'm not sure. Anyway, I'm sorry if I've inconvenienced anybody!
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Cooke007 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I accidentally submitted a charcoal drawing into the graphite and colored pencil category. Should I resubmit, or just leave it there? Is there a way to put it into the charcoal folder? It is the reductive charcoal of Carmen. Thanks.
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mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I think I moved it. Let me know if that was the right one :)
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Cooke007 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, thank you, it is now in the correct folder.
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TheGoldenGizmet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional
Hi there! If it hasn't been declined, then it will be moved by staff. If it has been declined, please resubmit. Thank you!
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Cooke007 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for accepting my work. 
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BodyCom Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you sooo much for accepting my submissions, communication has been kind and I have much respect for this group :thumbsup:

It will mean a lot when someone amasses enough courage to actually draw me :)

Kind regards and best wishes :blush:
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:iconmademoisellemelli:
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Thanks for your submissions so far! :) I'd totally draw you! :D haha, Thanks to having a 2 year old running about I haven't gotten to draw anyone or anything in awhile! :D 
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BodyCom Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your comment and vote of confidence :)
If you want a certain pose then let me know.
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:iconbadashh:
Badashh Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
many thx for accepting my latest works Hug 
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:iconmademoisellemelli:
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
you are very welcome :D
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sParzZ Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for add my work. Really appreciate ^^.
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:iconmademoisellemelli:
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
we appreciate your submissions :) keep them coming!! 
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sParzZ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks again, you are so kind :)
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saramena Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Rhank for accepting me and my work :) I really like this group
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:iconmademoisellemelli:
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Thanks for joining us :) We are a quiet group, but with lots of pretty things to look at :D 
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:iconsaramena:
saramena Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome, I already feel inspired with what you got in here :) 
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Prowler31 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the accepting my work. :) 
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mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
thanks so much for adding to the galleries 
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