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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 :)
I'm just going to drop a note about this here too as I haven't gotten any responses yet..

We are looking for a few additional admins for this group to help sort through the artwork that is submitted. Right now we are down to two admins, and it would be realllllllly helpful if I could get 2-3 more people helping out!

I can give you more information if you are interested. Please leave a note here, message me directly here on DeviantArt, or shoot me an email at my personal email-->


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Hello all,

I just wanted to thank everyone for their submissions. We have been adding so many new members to the group, as of today, The Groups 5th BIRTHDAY! we are at 1,863-- that is really awesome and amazing from where we started a few years ago. I never thought my little group would have as many artists with such amazing talent. We have in the same timespan been slowly losing our admins to school, work, and other things-- we are basically left right now with just me and one other admin. So I'm asking of all of the members, if you are interested in volunteering to be a group admin, now is the time to speak up!

The main job of an admin is to screen all of the incoming artwork submissions and accepting or declining depending if the submissions fall within the group's submission guidelines. Other tasks that are not required but would really cool if you are ambitious and have free time-- we would love to keep up the group's journal, as well as the featured artist. It has been difficult to manage these things with as few admins as we have had.

Depending on whether or not I can get any feedback, I might close the group-- It's been a lot of work to manage the group, and I really hate to do this, but it may be necessary if we cannot find some extra helpers! So Please, shoot me a message here, or feel free to email me personally at if you are interested. 

Thanks everyone! 

AStoKo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for accepting my work :D (Big Grin) 

 heart by AStoKo  
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Thank you for joining us :)
AmateurArtistt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I am looking for collaborators. Anyone interested?
GlamourPhotoLight Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  New member Professional Photographer
Thanks for accepting my work!
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Thanks so much for submitting, we are glad to have you :)
GlamourPhotoLight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  New member Professional Photographer
Welcome! I will publish gradually many figure drawing photos. I've done many photo session based on that theme, also on white background (very classic figure drawing pictures). I'm also a figure drawing model, so it's easy for my to request and explain to my models required pose.
CatByrne Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I'm interested in requesting to join this group, but not having been on DA that long I can't seem to find how to do this! Could you advise please? If you need to check my work I have a "life drawing" folder in my gallery. Many thanks!!
GwynConaway Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional
Hi there! Welcome to dA! 

It's pretty simple : ) On the group homepage on the top right it will say "Contribute" in a blue banner. Beside that you will see a few badges or buttons, one of which is "Join Our Group"! Simply click, submit, and refresh the page. We accept members automatically. 

Welcome to the group!
CatByrne Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thanks for that! I'm sure that wasn't there a few days ago when I first looked! (It probably was). Great stuff, thanks again.
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Welcome :)
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millimao Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Thank you for accepting my art! :3
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Thank you for joining us! :)
tepuitrouble Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for letting me in! :)
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
You are very welcome. Look forward to seeing more of your art :)
Koricthegreat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
If I draw with a ballpoint pen, and add values with a prisma color..and maby an outline with a sharpie! that mixed media?

  This is the piece! And I submitted it there just to see.…
GwynConaway Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional
Actually, all of those are ink! Next time, that'd be where I'd submit to ; ) Thanks for asking!
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
yes that would be mixed media :) Thanks for submitting
Badashh Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
thx for accepting my little princess
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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