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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--> info@theartwerks.com

Thanks!

Melissa
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:iconbodycom:
BodyCom Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for accepting my work into your resources gallery :)
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mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Thanks for the commentary and please feel free always to ask questions if you are curious to why something doesn't get accepted! When I started this group, I wasn't as strict to what could or couldn't be accepted, but as we've grown to almost 2000 members, we have to be a bit more selective or everyone would get 100 new images a day. As the group owner, my intent for this group is that our submissions focus on realistic, preferably drawn from life human figure drawings. We are generally looking for more traditional figure drawing and portraits, but we are willing to consider any pieces. We are not accepting concept characters, non-human drawings, fictional characters, anime, cartoony characters, ANIMALS (I'm surprised I have to keep saying this one?!)if it's obviously not drawn from a reference or from a model .. Probably not going to be accepted. We want this group to be a resource to artists looking to better capture the human form accurately, in a variety of mediums. Thanks everyone for all of your submissions!! 
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've only had one successful, accepted submission this week, but when I tried to post something else, the system told me I'd reached the limit of 3 per week. I'd think rejections wouldn't count. I've tried 3 times, succeeded only once. It would be nice if you gave me two more actual, accepted submissions, but if not, I'll have to wait. I found something I'd really like to post.
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd like to know why my submission was declined. It's kinda rude not to give an explanation. It was a drawing of a half-elf ranger character of mine, which counts as figure drawing.
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JohnsterMyMonster Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Skald... As stated in our bylaws, we do not accept non-human representations of the figure. While half-elves are wonderfully fantastic they remain fantasy and belong in another group

It pains us sometimes to reject this kind of material because we see a lot of inspired work. We would be happy to accept non-cartoon or fantasy art.
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CatByrne Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there, I think you got the decline notification before my message. But yeah, as we've been discussing this group focuses on humans only. We get so many submissions of all sorts, that we have to be quite strict, and keep to just one thing.
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking back through my drawings and submitted something drawn from reference that, although perhaps a bit fantastical, is of a human. It's just I haven't done much beyond practice sketches for a long time, excepting my half-elf ranger drawings.
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CatByrne Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I've approved it, although please note that it takes 2 votes from admins to go through. I appreciate your enthusiasm to get your work into this group! :)
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Tani-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the decline.
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CatByrne Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
We don't feature non-humans (this includes supernatural humans), as stated in the group's rules. Our decision was nothing personal or anything to do with your artistic skills.
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Tani-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
But she looks human all the way. That's what I don't get.
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kwikdraw Featured By Owner Edited May 17, 2015  Student Writer
I happen to agree with :iconcatbyrne: on this. However, :icontani-wolf: , perhaps you should consider starting your own group that features humanoids and the like?
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Jeszika-Le-Viathan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, I just noticed you featured my painting! :) Thank you so much!
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mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
You are welcome! It's great :clap:
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:iconmademoisellemelli:
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 info@theartwerks.com if you are interested. 

Thanks everyone! 

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

 heart by AStoKo  
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mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Thank you for joining us :)
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GWPhotographics Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I am looking for collaborators. Anyone interested?
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GlamourPhotoLight Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for accepting my work!
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mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Thanks so much for submitting, we are glad to have you :)
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