For the Animals
For the Animals
RULES For DA-Animals Group:
Members of DA-animals are allowed to submit Deviations to both the Gallery and Favorites Gallery Folder of our group. Any Deviant outside our group can only submit to our Favorites Gallery Folder. Submissions are limited to 2 per folder per day.
Deviations must be submitted in the correct folder. If your photograph or picture does not belong in any of the folders we have, please send a note or leave a comment so we can consider creating a new folder.
Photographs and artwork must contain an animal within them, and the animal should be the main focus (animal should not take up only a little amount of space in the image)
Photographs must be very high quality pictures (composition, technique, originality are some of the most important criteria). It should have some artistic sense, not just a snapshot.
Photos should have purposeful focus, no grain/noise, and should not be blurry
We don't accept photos where there are bars/cage in front of the animal
While we understand why many Deviants use the watermark feature, we would prefer not to accept images that use the huge DA watermark in their images, as it really takes away from the viewing experience. If you have your own personal watermark that you made in Photoshop and added to your image, that shoudl be okay as long as it is not very large and takes up most of the image in the middle.
We also typically decline photos that aren't focused on the head of the animal (example: no photos of an ear, foot, tail etc.).
No photographs containing people. We are a group focused on non-human animals and feel the inclusion of a person takes away the focus from the animal.
All artworks should be unique and have correct anatomy, displaying a good understanding of art techniques.
Traditional art: should be good quality scans/photographs (no blurry images, no dark corners, no including the desk or tools used. Also no art drawn on graph or lined paper.)
We look for realistic art, with real animals, (i.e. nothing rainbow, neon blue cats, things you wouldn't see in real life.) We do not accept cartoon-style drawings, comics, or fantasy creatures. Only real animals drawn in a realistic manner.
Deviations must not contain gore (we promote animal love, not violence).
Any Deviations in storage will be removed from the group to keep the galleries clean and organized.
These rules will be enforced with staffs’ discretion.
Your work has been declined ?
Please, don't feel offended, it doesn't mean your art isn't good or that you are not talented. It just means your deviation does not fit our criteria. You must understand that we are looking for the very (very) best of DeviantArt about animals ! This way, the group's newest submissions might be followed by our members and watchers (rather than ignored like it happens now in many groups).
"Whatever you say, I leave the group !"
By the way, I think it's a sad thing having people leaving the group after one/many/all their pictures have been declined : with time, I hope it becomes an honor to have a picture in DA-animals (rather than a shame to have it declined). The group's aim is to help people getting their own very best !...
TheEyesNeedMore & darkcalypso
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