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PENCILS AND PENCIL CRAYONS!


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Founded 5 Years ago
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Here's this weeks featured art. Portraits this week.

To start here's one from the ever exceptional MVVR.
Anny by MVVR
Always incredible artwork from this artist.

And a great drawing from LateStarter63
Pencil portrait of a girl from Togo by LateStarter63

Lets not forget that we have many superb artists submitting pieces to the gallery who don't always make the Featured gallery so here's my favourites from the last two weeks. Check out this excellent pencil work!

Wet 3 by Paul-Shanghai

Angela Lindvall by X-TeO-X

Skeleton Of The Lion 2 by AldemButcher

Summoning of fear by miroslavk82

My Choice by LinnFeyling

Magneto by donchild

Vestito migliore by lucianoblini

Keep
Them
Coming

jon.
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SUBMISSION RULES etc

Submitting artwork
Obviously you must use pencils (graphite, sketch, charcoal (stick or pencil)) or pencil crayons in your submissions. Pen and ink outlines are accepted.


NEW GROUP RULE
:bulletblue: Create a good capture Poor quality captures or scans which do not display the art to its true potential will be rejected.
If you're struggling to create a good capture then the following tutorial will be helpful.
Taking Pictures of Your Art 1 by lantairvlea


:bulletblue: Make sure your submission goes into the right folder! If you're not sure which folder your piece of art goes in to, ask any member of the administration via note or comment; add a link of your deviation. Submitting to the wrong folder is the most common cause for rejection.
:bulletblue: Your submission must have very little digital editing. Custom watermarks are allowed.
:bulletblue: You may submit 1-3 deviations per week; make sure they're your strongest works!
:bulletblue: Everybody who joins is accepted You don't need to thank us.
:bulletblue: If your artwork contains nudity, please mark it mature content.
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Feel free to suggest favourites from galleries of the group's artists that you admire. Only 3 per week please!
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Updated rules are always in our blog. Please read both this faq for basic things and our blog for everything else.
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:iconweegoddess:
Weegoddess Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. Thanks for adding Spock Prime the Younger to your gallery. He's pleased but not showing it; you know how he is. 
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Yoxu Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me! :happybounce: 
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:iconedziomar:
edziomar Featured By Owner 3 days ago
sorry guys i want little explaination about lliama badge
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Andrzej17 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you so much for accepting  :-)
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suicybroodje Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for accepting :heart:
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Heiwa91 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Thanks a lot for adding a work of mine in your gallery :blushes:
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Gogs87 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Thank you for accepting me and my work in this great group!:)
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buenodavista Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Honestly this group is insulting. I don't appreciate being told how my deviations should look, especially when I can go to your gallery and find a dozen submissions that look exactly like mine, but they've all been accepted. Curious!

lady2.deviantart.com/art/prett…
telemaniakk.deviantart.com/art…
drassdraw.deviantart.com/art/I…
eliandkla.deviantart.com/art/p…
zaulaguirre29.deviantart.com/a…
lady2.deviantart.com/art/an-ol…
3d-nut.deviantart.com/art/3D-k…

I could go on and on with the links. they're all in your gallery. Next time you tell me to take a picture with a better angle, better lighting, and crop the edges, you might want to take a look at what you accept first. I thought this was a better group, but I was mistaken.
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Jon-Wyatt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, 
Thanks for your comments. I've looked at a few of the images you've linked to and one thing I see that ties them altogether is they're all in the sketches folder. If you visit the front page of the group you'll see that submissions to the sketches and WIP folder are accepted without any approval process. Your submissions were not submitted to these folders which is why they were rejected. The rules for submission are very clearly stated on the group front page, and I have mailed them out to all group members a number of times. 

No-one is trying to tell you how your art should look but this group, like many others on DA has submission guidelines. This group is probably a little different in that we accept all art, you just need to submit it to the appropriate folder.

Hope this helps you understand why you were given the guidance by the group administrators. You are welcome to continue submitting your art.

Jon.
 
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buenodavista Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
I tried submitting a dozen sketches to the "sketches" folder but that option wasn't there so I tried 2 deviations to the fantasy folder. That's beside the point. 

I run two groups, and I understand that there are guidelines. However, I would never tell someone that their deviation needs to be different, or the quality of the deviation improved before it will be accepted. I understand that everyone has different ways of sharing their art, and who am I to question that? What if they don't have a scanner? What if they have a poor quality camera or phone? What if that's the only image that was taken and the art is no longer in their possession? This website is about art creation and art sharing, It was surprising to see that people think otherwise. I accept everything that comes into my groups, as long as say, a digital piece isn't entered into literature. Other than that I do no comment. 

What you think captures "the true potential" is not the same to the artist. That is insulting, if I wanted feedback on why it was rejected then I'd ask, but to log in and check my messages & see a nice long message about everything that needs to be different about my deviation was, in my opinion, disrespectful. 

As I said, I thought this group was different. It's not, so I've gone elsewhere. I don't plan on submitting anything to this group anytime soon, take care. 
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