Alright, boys and girls, it's come to the point where we need to lay some ground rules on what we accept in our gallery as far as quality, and not just content.
What does that mean for you?
There shouldn't be too much of a change. Just that we may possibly reject your art if we feel it could use some more work, we will not accept it.
We aren't look for OMG SO EPIC, just... something that looks like you've spent time on it and didn't doodle it in the corner of your paper during your math class.
Because people seem to think we're banning sketches and lineart, I'm going to let you know that's not what it means. In fact, if you'd look, we still have the sketches and lineart folder.
This is a slightly better explaination, as a reply to some comments:
"And it's not necessarily effort. I'm not really sure how to explain it. I fail with words. It just that, honestly, after so many sketches of naked blood elfs, just standing there with, with no background or refining, it just starts to feel like spam cluttering people's messages.
You can disagree, but I feel like effort includes originality to some degree."
"I don't know if I agree with that entirely, especially on the lineart front.
However, I do agree that about 75%-90% of the submissions in our sketches and lineart folder are not complete pieces and should have been in scraps.
You may think that sounds mean, but honestly, if people are ever hoping to go anywhere with art, they have to expect to redraw and refine a piece multiple times, and still possibly be shot down. It sucks, but that's how it works."
I get that not everyone here is planning on becoming some master artist, but some are. And like I said, we need to draw the line somewhere.
I feel we've been pretty accepting of most things. For instance, if I ran this group like a dictator, there would be no memes and about half of the submissions in our gallery never would have been accepted. Why? Because I'm a elitist art student and I feel like there should be a floor. This is a community for art. It's supposed to be used to post art and get feedback. Groups were meant to bring people with common interests together and showcase artwork under a common umbrella. Our group staff is made up of skilled artists, some more skilled than others. In fact, skill level is taken into account when people are being considered for the spot. Just because we think a piece isn't finished enough to be displayed here doesn't mean we don't think it's art. We just think there is more that needs to be done before it is placed in a group that over 1200 people look at.
I personally would rather be told that a piece needs work instead of it being junk fodder in someone's inbox, that they don't even take a glance at.