Welcome to digital-artists, a Premier Art Group here on deviantART for Advanced Artists and Artwork of the Digital Medium. We proudly present High Quality work with exceptional Style, Technique, Skill and Originality. This group is accessible to both Artists and Art Enthusiasts. Digital Artists are welcome to join as a contributing member, and people of whom simply wish to enjoy the artwork of others are welcome to add us to their devWatch. You are all welcome to visit our chat room for advice and suggestions to learn and grow.
So whether you are an artist or enthusiast, if you enjoy Digital Art this is the place to be.
Please enjoy our galleries, and be sure to visit the galleries of all the artists kind enough to share their work with all of us. If you like this Group and wish to keep up to date on artwork and events, simply add us to your devWATCH. If you are interested in becoming a Member, simply review the guidelines below and to the right before sending in a Membership request.
Each and every art submission to the group will be screened and processed by multiple group moderators.
All submissions must meet criteria standards in regards to technical skill, impact and general composition.
Art submitted must also abide by all of the groups Submission and Credit guidelines.
Artwork is not automatically accepted, and some submissions may be declined.
If your submission is decline it is not an insult upon you nor your work. So please do not take offense.
This is a premium art gallery with intent on promoting intermediate to advanced skill level artists. Novice and beginner artists wre welcome to visit our tutorial sections, to help learn and grow as artists.
This Journal will be updated and re-posted from time to time.
Gallery Submissions are Open everyday.
You may submit 1 Submission per week.
To Submit, click on the "Contribute Art" button found at the top of the front page in the Blue menu Groups bar, and on the top Grey/Green menu bar. You can also go straight to a specific folder and click on the "Submit to this Folder" button on the top right of each folder.
All Submissions must adhere to the deviantART Terms of Service
You must be a member of digital-artists in order to submit your work to the Group. To become a member, click on "Join Group" at the top of our Groups Front Page in the Menu Bar. You will be notified when your membership is approved.
All submissions must be created in the Digital medium.
Artwork must be of Advanced skill level to be accepted, as determined by our Staff.
Do not use/alter Copyright Protected images that you have found online If you did not make it, you must get permission to use/alter it from the original artist/company. Once done you must give credit and provide a link to the piece used. If you do not have permission to use it, then it is Considered Copyright Infringement as well as being in violation of the deviantART Terms of Service. No Exceptions
Credit and Links to each resource used must be provided You must provide Credit to each creator of every resource used, regardless of where you got the resource. This includes but is not limited to: Stock Photos, Clip Art, Pre-made Backgrounds, Application Resources, Public Domain, etc.
Submissions must be of finished, completed work. We can not accept sub par quality photos or works in progress. Presentation is very important to us. Tutorials must be presented in an organized, easy to follow format. Tutorials must also be informative and relevant.
No explicit submissions. This includes but not limited to:
excessive blood/gore, sexual explicit material, implied sexual innuendos or depictions of any other inappropriate subject matter, whether implied or obvious.
Artistic nudity is acceptable at the staff's discretion.
Please keep in mind that we have a wide age demographic, so use Mature Filters when applicable. This is not intended for censorship, but rather to keep the Group a Kid Safe, Family Safe and Work Safe environment.
Every Submission is screened by multiple Group Moderators during processing. Group Moderators converse with one another about every decision made. We reserve the right to decline or remove submissions at any time.
Estimated time for your work to be posted in our Gallery is approximately 1 to 48 hours. We receive a lot of submissions daily. We process Submissions in the order which they were received. Multiple Group Moderators screen each piece to make sure they follow Group Submission, Credit and Criteria Guidelines. We will process your entries as soon as possible. Issues not withstanding, the submission process usually does not take more than a day, though this may vary depending on Group traffic.
To ensure quick processing of your submission make sure that all information is provided where applicable; including but not limited to: Mature Filters, Resource Credits and links, etc.
If you think your artwork is good and that it's insulting that they rejected your work, that's your opinion. There is no need to rage at the mods who are volunteering their time into a group you are voluntarily submitting your artwork to.
Don't agree with this group's criteria? Don't submit. Simple as that.
Not that any of this matters anyways, since this group is now closing down because of these butthurt people (actually I'm confused.. is it getting a new model or is it being closed down.. too lazy to ask will wait for blog entry). //end rant
To the mods if you see this: thank you for volunteering your time to try bring people a gallery filled with quality digital work that people can enjoy looking at. I'm going to miss this group - my artwork has been rejected many of times and I've always looked forward to a day where I've improved enough to be able to be accepted. Oh hwellls hope you mods have a good life free of horrible threats now :'D
digital-artists is testing a new model and format at the moment.
The old system was broken, so we all needed a break so that we may develop and test new formats and structures in other groups.
Once we establish a model that works, we will incorporate it into this group, restructure, give it a facelift and relaunch.
We owe that much to to our audience to make an effective change that benefits all, rather than a bandaid over a bullet wound which is what we had been achieving previously in regards to any resolutions involving the submission criteria issues the group had been experiencing.
Moderating a a group with a high level of criteria was difficult.
There are people of whom that do not take rejection well.
Many mods were insulted and even attacked on the mods own personal pages and through notes. Some mods were blatently harassed and at times even threatened.
Gross misconduct from Members to Modrators made it nearly unbearable at times to process submissions.
So I made a tough decision, to close the group indefinitely rather than subject my fellow mods to one more day of harassment and beratement.
A group blog will be posted at some point regarding the groups future.
could some one responsible please respond...cause i'dont wanna be a part of the group that i can't participate in.
Thank you admins and moderators for response!
What I must do to be able to submit?
All of my art is of a very similar style.
So, when I applied to join the group, why did they accept me?
They could have quickly looked at my gallery and they would have known what I do.
And saying "bad shading" and "bad composition" is not helpful nor clear whatsoever -- I suggest you use Elements of Design terms when trying to give advice. Just some food for thought Cheers
Do you guys think it's just because it's a simple character concept and not a full piece with a background? Perhaps it's my sketchy style showing through.. I really did try to make this look professional/smooth. Or do I just simply not have enough skill? I understand this is a group with high standards and I very much want to become good enough to be accepted into this group.
got rejected... now i know they really want advanced skilled digital artist...
i know that mine is not that badass art compare the art they submit here by mod...
i guess i have to learn a lot more... and see you here again...
yeah.. they have a really ridiculous artwork acceptance... but i think its okay...
just strive to be better artist...
But I doubt I'll become enough good to see that happens, so I don't see it as a goal
After reading their statement I understand. quote --->
Artwork must be of Advanced skill level to be accepted, as determined by our Staff.
Mine isn't yet but one day will be.
One piece of advice to you...you should first check the persons files and then determine if they are suitable for your group of perfectionist, instead of accepting them and then rejecting their art. It would make more sense don't you think?
bye digital art!
I don't have any reputation in deviantart and my artwork also just got rejected in this group without reason.
But I never stop to draw and submit.
"You want to know the difference between a master and a beginner?
The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried."
"Behind every great piece of art is a thousand failed attempts to make it.
We just DON'T usually see the attempts." -Stephen McCranie
Be Friend with failure by Stephen McCranie
Sorry I have to say it.
I have no problem with my work being declined. I understand that it did not reach the guidelines, yet I am upset on something else. (I totally understand why I was not allowed to submit art, so I am not complaining about being denied, no.) This group is all based on opinion of what is good and what is not, which is not fair to some artists. I looked down the comments, and I saw amazing work that was declined. Why set the guidelines so high that no one can get their art in?
How is this accepted? digital-artists.deviantart.com…
But this isn't? grzadziela.deviantart.com/art/…
It is all based on opinion and high guidelines, and I am afraid I am leaving. It is all based on who is popular, who isn't, and who used the right, expensive materials. Personally, I think the group needs work so that all memebers are happy, but I understand that I do not run the show. Thank you for reading.
My artwork also just got rejected for the second time: fav.me/d6q2sap
"We regret to inform you that your piece has not met our Groups Submission Standards and Criteria,
so unfortunately we must decline at the present time. The skill level and/or technique of your artwork do not match the current level of the folder you're aiming to submit."
Same copied pasted message, by an admin whose not even at a higher level than me but of course her artwork is accepted in the group because she's an admin. Too lazy to even mention to me what folder that I should apply to or for her to do it for me. What a complete shit of a group, only accepting people who may have a wee bit of a following or reputation.
Their idea of "Advanced skill level" is highly stupid in my view. Such amazing artists submitted here and got rejected for no good reason.
"Please understand that this is not an insult to your skill or your art." : If you not think my work has reached the skill level you are looking for, why not be frontal and tell me? Why telling "is not an insult to your skill or your art", if my art and skill is clearly your problem?
Guys if you know what you're worth is, if you know you're good, don't submit here.