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:bulletyellow: What kind of fanart is allowed?
    Submissions need to be in the fanart section of DA. Or at the very least state in the deviation description what it is fanart of, especially if it isn't from a mainstream series. If we don't know where it's from, we can possibly mistaken it for original work and reject it. We don't accept work primarily depicting original characters. We don't accept work depicting your fanart of someone else's original characters that are not a part of an established subject of fandom. We don't accept collaborated works. We don't accept photo manipulations; that includes edited stock images. We want the entire piece to be done by you (= We don't accept gijinkas. We don't accept fan fiction. We don't accept original characters based on an established subject of fandom eg. A customised character created for World of Warcraft gameplay, or an Avatar-ed version of someone who is not an established character of the film. We do accept lineart, but it must work as a piece on its own, not as a piece inviting people to colour.

:bulletyellow: Why was my submission declined?
    Your submission either fell outside of what we accept in our fanart, or your submission did not meet our Standard of Quality. Read on for an elaboration...

:bulletyellow: What is quality?
    As mentioned in the rules, fanart encompasses an extremely large portion of art on dA, so to avoid inbox flooding we can only accept submissions that are at or above a certain level of quality. What do we mean by quality? Clean presentation: This is particularly relevant for traditional works but of course may apply to digital works too. Scans/photos of works should be clear and sharp. Submissions on lined paper won't be accepted, nor will submissions where wrinkles in, or edges of the paper are visible. Secondly, we have a standard that is based on the typical quality of submissions we receive from all members. If your submission is declined, it means that we felt that your piece fell below the average quality of submissions. However, submissions that show great effort have a good chance of being accepted even if they are below the quality bar. So please submit only your best works. If your piece is declined, this does not mean that you're a bad artist. Our votes do not represent how good your work is, as that is entirely subjective and the result of your submission relies on many variables. All submissions require a certain number of votes before a decision is made, and so majority rules. Votes are rarely unanimous on any work, so please do not abuse our admin if you are unhappy with being declined because with the number of voters we have on hand, chances are you'll offend someone who didn't contribute a vote to your particular submission anyway.

:bulletyellow: What is the right folder?
    The folder categories are based on what your submission is fanart of. So if it's anime-style fanart of Jack Sparrow, it goes in the Film/TV folder, not Anime/Manga. Vocaloid fanart fits into the Software folder. If your fanart falls into two categories, it's up to you to decide which folder is most appropriate. Harry Potter for example can fall into both Film/TV and Literature. So if your fanart is of one of the actors in Harry Potter, in character, it probably belongs in the Film/TV folder. If it is purely fanart of the character from the book, then it would fall under Literature. Same goes for Iron Man fanart: if it's Robert Downey Jr, Film/TV; if it's Iron Man in general, Western Comics. The Celebrity folder is for "real-person" fanart, like actors and musicians. We understand that Celebrity art might not be widely recognised as fanart, but the intent is there and so we feel it is acceptable. Miscellaneous is for fanart that doesn't quite fall into any of the categories. This includes cross-overs where the fandoms fall in two different categories. If a work is a cross-over of two characters from different films, it can still go in Film/TV.
Hello everyone~

We've been having some issues with voting settings, and with our wonderful Founder missing in action for these past couple of days we've been unable to set things right. We've found a way to get around the problem for now, but for those of you who submitted a while ago and have not yet received a response regarding your submissions, chances are it's sort of stuck in limbo. So please feel free to withdraw and resubmit, and this time you should get a speedy response. Thanks all, and sorry for the inconvenience!

PS: Once again, no submitting your own work to the Featured folder ;)
Yeah I know, to most of you this is all pretty "duh", but with reopened submissions, a surprising amount of members have been submitting without regard to the rules of the group they're submitting to. So until we get our FAQ together, here are the main points.

1. One submission a week;
2. We only accept fanart;
3. We don't accept copied/traced artwork (please reread the paragraph regarding the definition of copying/tracing in our rules on the front page, we know you have in the past or you wouldn't be here!);
4. Submit to the correct folder;
5. Don't resubmit artworks that were declined in the past (unless you have permission from one of the mods to do so for one reason or another)

It wouldn't hurt to reread all the rules on the front page, but these are the main rules that have been broken over the last few days. We've been pretty lenient about this since we only just reopened recently, but it'd be good if everyone got themselves familiar with our rules again before submitting their lovely fanart =) And personally I feel the quality of submissions has really been improving, so thank you everyone for the eye candy~
Hi guys!

We're almost done with organising the group's existing deviations, so we are re-opening submissions! Thank you for being patient with us, but we hope that with more specific galleries, browsing will now be much more user-friendly.

Can I also stress that we do not accept self-nominated favourites? Please don't submit your own fanart to that folder, we will decline it regardless of how fantastic it is ^^; Some people did try to do this during our period of closed submissions, but if you're one of those people, you're still welcome to submit them correctly to the general galleries now.

Also, please make sure that you do specify somewhere either in your deviation description, or in the dA category, just what the fanart is of, otherwise we won't know if it's fanart or OC etc.

So if you take a look at the new galleries, you'll see that we've set up some sub-folders, which will help clarify the type of fanart we accept (ie. ALL)

We have also combined our Admin Features with Member Features, and we're also in the process of combining the general admin galleries to the main gallery.

Some things to keep in mind:

1. When you're submitting, make sure to submit to the most appropriate folder. The categories are based on what your submission is fanart of. So if it's anime-style fanart of Jack Sparrow, it goes in the Film/TV folder, not Anime/Manga.

2. Software. This is where Vocaloid fanart fits into.

3. If your fanart falls into two categories, it's up to you to decide which folder is most appropriate. Harry Potter for example can fall into both Film/TV and Literature. So if your fanart is of one of the actors in Harry Potter, in character, it probably belongs in the Film/TV folder. If it is purely fanart of the character from the book, then it would fall under Literature. Same goes for Iron Man fanart: if it's Robert Downey Jr, Film/TV; if it's Iron Man in general; Western Comics.

4. The Celebrity folder is for "real-person" fanart, like actors, musicians, politicians (:O)

5. Miscellaneous is for fanart that doesn't quite fall into any of the categories (cross-overs where the fandoms fall in two categories etc.).

If there are any folder categories you think we've missed just holler, and if you're in doubt about which folder to submit into, you can either note us or submit to Miscellaneous and we'll take it from there. Any other general questions you can ask here so everyone can get the answer to it.

So I hope I've covered everything... we're still getting together the FAQ, and then we might start some monthly features and contests ^^ That is all!
Hi guys,

We've started on organising the group's gallery, so to avoid confusion we're closing submissions for a bit to get everything set up. Once that's done we'll let everyone know how everything works and where everything goes, and it should be peachy! Thanks for your patience :D

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