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Why was my piece declined?

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 12:06 PM by Art-of-man:iconart-of-man:

Hey everyone,

Just a note to say that an increasing number of pieces are being submitted to the wrong folders. I will no longer be sending a comment if a piece is submitted to the wrong folder - it will just be declined. All you need to do is re-submit it to the correct folder.

My intention is not to be rude, it's simply that it is really time consuming to move pieces or write comments to people. Today, out of nearly 100 pieces, 25 were submitted wrongly. :(

To help everyone decide where a piece should go, I've done a quick set of questions that you should use before submitting or to help you understand why a piece was declined.

Is there any colour other than black and white in it?
YES - problem solved - this IS the Black & White Club!
NO - next question

Have I used more than one medium?
YES - submit to the Mixed Media folder
NO - next question

Does my image move?
YES - submit to the Animated folder
NO - next question

Does it show or tell other artists how to create something?
YES - submit to the Tutorials folder
NO - next question

Did I create it on a computer/iPad/smartphone etc?
YES - submit to the Digital folder
NO - next question

Is it scraperboard or lino-cut?
YES - submit to the correct Line Art folder
NO - next question

If I only had a pen and some black ink or could I create my piece?
YES - submit to the correct Line Art folder
NO - next question

Did I use pencil, charcoal, graphite or paints?
YES - submit to Traditional folder
NO - next question

Is it an original photographic image?
YES - submit to Photography folder
NO - ask the Founder what to do ;)

Hope this helps everyone! :D

Have a great Easter,


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minkorarin 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much for adding my work to your gallery!
CHOP47 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for accepting my work into your group, I truly do appreciate it :)
ristowgraphics Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I just got up & running again on Deviant. It's nice to be back and I'm glad I ran into this group. My passion for black and white art and photography is immeasurable! As soon as I get my work updated, I'll stop back and submit some of my own illustrations & paintings! Until then I'll cross my fingers and hope I get accepted for my black and white creative skill-set(-:
thanks for the request...:) (Smile) 
Art-of-man Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, it's a beautiful and amazing piece. :D
Was requested to submit my work in the Traditional Folder but there is no submit button on this folder :)
Art-of-man Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there, you can't submit to the main folder. You need to submit to the monthly folder within the Traditional folder. :)
P-e-r-s-e-p-h-o-n-e Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for requesting one of my pictures for your group! Clap 
Art-of-man Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! :D
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