Submissions are now open again
One thing you'll notice is how bare the folders look at the moment. This is only temporary as they'll gradually fill up with featured works chosen from the previous month's submissions.
In order to do this, there are some changes to the folders. Other than Animation and Tutorials, you CANNOT submit to the main folders, you need to submit to the monthly folder within the main folders below. Traditional Art
- Contains grey and uses Pencils, Graphite, Charcoal, Watercolour, Acrylic, Oil, Pastels etc Digital Art
- Created on a computer, or for heavily manipulated photographic images Photography
- Raw or lightly processed images. Line Art - Non-traditional
- Anime, Manga, Fantasy characters, comic strips, superheroes etc Line Art -Traditional
- More 'traditional' line art and sketches Mixed and other mediums
- More than one medium used, or crafts etcImages submitted to the wrong folder will be declined - check before you post!
How to choose the correct gallery
There appears to be some confusion between the Traditional and Line Art galleries when submitting work, but there's an easy way to decide which is the correct one for your work.
Traditional - As mentioned above, traditional work uses Pencils, Graphite, Charcoal, Watercolour, Acrylic, Oil, Pastels etc and involves both solid and blended/shaded tones. There is always an element of grey in addition to black and white. If your piece only has black and white in it, then it belongs in one of the Line Art folders.
Line Art - Line art has no blended or shaded tones of grey. It is only made up of black and white. It's origin is from the days before printing processes allowed for tones, and illustrations had to be done using lines and hatching or stippling to give an impression of shadows and tones. Simple info can be found here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_art
We have split Line Art into two categories, one for Non-traditional images such as Anime, Manga, Fantasy characters, comic strips, superheroes etc, and one for Traditional pieces.
The other galleries are more self-explanatory.
Additionally, I need to draw attention again to the quality of the images being submitted. There are far too many images being submitted that are not true grayscale or black and white. White should be white - not a slightly pink, yellow or brown. There are details of how to correct this in the Info and Submission Rules
, so there really is no excuse for it.
In order to maintain the integrity of the group, if you can't take the time to ensure your image is in grayscale or black and white, I won't be able to take the time to approve it - sorry.
Let's see how things go this year!
Today, be the reason for someone's smile.