Hello! I realize that quite the long length of time has passed since one of these entries were written for this group. However, we have recently decided to resurrect this group and try to strive for the goals the group originally stood for.
the original goal when we started out this group were the following: to help people improve / help problems in the world using art.
we have come to an agreement that from now on, we will focus on "helping world problems with art" for few reasons:
1. there are other groups that focus on improving in art.
we do not discourage improvement, however there are tons more groups that do the same thing.
2. "improving art" is a very vague goal.
this allows any kind of submission to be accepted into the group. Not that this is bad, but we also have the goal of "helping world problem with art", and majority of the submissions in the group are unrelated to that goal. In short, "improving art" is too overpowering over the other goal.
therefore, submissions unrelated to the purpose will be taken out of the group in the following few weeks/months.
sorry for the inconvenience!
The changes we are making are quite immense, with the most gravitating being made to our gallery. As it stands, the gallery is not fully operational. We are in the process of organizing new deviations into their new, correct folders and removing ones that no longer fit within the group. Please bear with us during this time of reconstruction.
Please read all of the following information as it is imperative to your success in submitting art to the group from now on.
You are all probably familiar with our old folders which consisted of…
Hunger in africa
Animation, memes, objects, pixels
Wips, sketches, lineart
Tutorials, references, brushes
Photography, graphic design, photo manipulation
Landscapes, sceneries, animals
The new folders and what they will contain are as follows…
Digital Art - This folder will contain any drawings, digital paintings, or any other kind of digital art made using a computer other than graphic design, which will have its own folder. this folder partially replaces the former "Landscapes, scenery, and animals" folder as well as partially replacing the "Original" folder.
Traditional Art - This folders will contain any art made with traditional mediums such as pencil, paint, charcoal, pastel, and any other sort of art not made using any digital means. Along with the Digital Art folder, it will take part in replacing the former "Landscapes, scenery, and animals" folder as well as partially replacing the "Original" folder and completely replacing the "Pencil Art" folder. All pencil art will be moved here.
Photography - Exactly as it sounds, this folder will contain any photography. If in demand, a separate folder for dark room photos might be created, but as I do not know the extent of dark room artists in our group, it will remain as the photography folder for this time. This folder will partially replace the "Photography, graphic design, photo manipulation" folder.
Literature - Perhaps the only folder that will not change much. Any writing will go in here. there is simply a title change from the tautology of "Poems and Literature" to just "Literature." Aesthetics really.
Graphics Design and Photo-Manipulation - this folder will take part in the replacement of the "Photography, graphic design, photo manipulation" folder. Any graphic designs or photo-manipulations created will be put here.
Resources - This folder will replace the "Tutorials, references, brushes" folder. Any tutorials, photoshop brushes, commission info, or stock images will be included here.
Crafts - This folder will basically remain the same.
Now, you may have noticed the absence of any replacement for some of the folders we previously had.
WE WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING ANYTHING FROM THESE CATEGORIES OF ART:
Fan-art - We have discussed and come to the conclusion that fan-art does not coincide with the ideals of this group. We do not consider the use of another person's art to be useful in impacting global change as our purpose in the group is "solving problems using art." We do not discourage the style of cartoon or anime art, but we do not want anything under a copyright that is not your own in our gallery. Cosplay and fanfiction are included in the fan-art category and will no longer be accepted.
Works in Progress (WIPs)/Sketches - We only want completed art in this group. We would be very happy to accept your completed products, but, please, no sketches or WIPs.
Memes - Memes are not a verifiable form of art and will not be accepted. Ever.
Bad Quality - Photos of bad quality or photos taken of traditional art that are bad quality will not be accepted.
We thank you for understanding our slowness in sorting out the gallery so we may start accepting submissions again. Please be patient and take some time to learn these new rules and guidelines.
If you have any questions whatsoever, please do comment below and you will be responded to immediately!