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Hi guys!

We've finally completed our FAQ, and we've revamped the rules to hopefully make things clearer and easier for people to join ;)

We're also looking to revamp the language page here: fanartists-club.deviantart.com…
If you'd like to help us out in the language department, please note us about it and we'll add you to the list ^^ We'll also be translating the rules entirely into a few different languages, so if you think you can give us a hand in that as well, again just send us a note!

Hopefully with the FAQ and rules out of the way we can start organising events soon =) Thanks for your patience~
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PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY!!

Don't speak English? Click here for language help.

:bulletorange: Before You Join:
  • Read and absorb all the rules. We'll know if you haven't ;)
  • If you don't plan on submitting work, please consider just watching the group instead.
  • You'll receive deviations from the group in your inbox. If you're only interested in getting your fanart exposed and plan on turning off the group's notifications after becoming a member, please be honest and reconsider joining. This shouldn't be a one way thing!
  • All fanart submissions need to be voted in in accordance with our rules, so if you can't accept the possibility of rejection, please reconsider joining.

:bulletorange: Gallery Submissions:
  • You can only submit work once a week, meaning one work every seven days.
  • We have a standard of quality. Fanart encompasses an extremely large portion of art on dA so to avoid inbox flooding, we can only accept submissions that are above a certain level of quality.
    (What is Quality?)
  • Please don't delete your submission correspondence. This is the only way you'll find out whether your submission has been accepted, rejected or expired. It'll also tell you whether voting is still going on, so for your sake and ours, please don't delete it!
  • Please don't submit your own work to the Featured folder. You can recommend another artist's work to be featured though. Features are voted on by admin.
  • Mature deviations are allowed as long as there is a warning and as long as the fanart is not porn.
  • We don't allow traced/copied/eyeballed works. This may not be a typical rule of other groups but we are adamant about this so please take note:

    • Traced/copied/eyeballed work is not allowed if your reference material is already an artwork produced by someone else's hand (e.g. Manga material or the like) and your submission is merely a reproduction of the same image. Be aware of this rule when your reference material is from a cartoon, Japanese or Western comic, or an anime, etc.

    • If your fanart is striving for photorealism (eg. live action film/TV fanart referenced from a screencap) it is acceptable for submission.

    • Please click the double exclamation marks at the end of "please read everything carefully" at the top of the rules before applying to join.

:bulletorange: If Your Submission is Declined:
  • We generally don't give critique, but if you feel wronged by our decision, you can ask for an explanation in the submission correspondence. Please only ask for a critique once your work is declined because we can't guarantee that we'll remember to critique your work if you ask for one before voting has finished.
  • Please don't resubmit declined artworks. We will only decline again and you'll have to wait another week before you're allowed to submit another piece.
  • If your piece has expired, it means we didn't manage to accept/decline the piece before the submission period ended. Sorry if this happens, but feel free to resubmit, and include a comment in the submission correspondence about the expiration. It would also help to give us a link to the expired correspondence so that we don't decline unfairly.


:bulletorange: And finally...

Be sure to read our [FAQ] for a more detailed clarification of the rules. If you have any other questions, you're welcome to note us or just leave a comment on the main page.

If you have been denied membership:

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:iconmanycomics:
manycomics Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like I'm not the only one wondering...is this group still active?
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Roksiel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a quick question. How long does it take before a submission expires? I don't mind my art being declined, but I prefer my Inbox to be clean and I can't delete my submission message since you guys asked us to leave it there until it either gets approved or declined. Thanks in advance.
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rattyredemption Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
hi, i had previously requested an explanation of why my thief 4's garrett facial morph animation was declined. although as i currently don't have any other fan art, i think it's more sensible i just leave the group.

so you don't need to reply at all.

i have no hard feelings towards you guys.
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rattyredemption Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
is this group still active? i requested to join a week ago and haven't heard anything back.
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OtakuWolfCub Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm still waiting for a reply as to why my art was declined. If someone can get back to me I can at least know before removing it from my correspondence
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sebastiancheng Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lightning Returns - FFXIII
Thanks for viewing.Hope u like it~! :happybounce: 
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Vegeta89 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
my drawing has been denied for some time. I tried to ask for an explanation in the message under the word "declined" but maybe you can not read it.
So I hope that at least here can give me an explanation. I have read the rules, but I understand very little (I'm Italian) so if I did something wrong I ask you to forgive me.

The drawing is this: vegeta89.deviantart.com/art/Th…
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DOLLofPARANOIA Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
:iconfluttershyyesplz::iconsays3plz:Thank you for letting me join this Group!
I look forward to submitting my artwork here!:iconsays3eplz:
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starfire24 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are OCs allowed?
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FinalVirucide Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I couldn't help but notice that some artisan crafts are submitted into the gallery from time to time. I was just wondering if you guys have a better description for quality regarding fan art artisan craft submissions (the description for quality you have right now seems to apply for flat images only).
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