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Donation Guide

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 9, 2008, 9:09 AM




We decided to make a small guide on how to donate to the ArtistsForCharity account, as we receive notes by some people that gets confused about it. So there we go...

What to Donate


When you decide to donate something you have to keep in mind that your donation will be used for selling Prints products. So here's a short list that will help you in choosing the right artwork from your gallery:

:bulletwhite: Size matters!
    As we're going to sell the artwork as a Print Product, we need high resolution images! The better the resolution, the better the print will be. We want to offer the best products to our customers, that's why we'll always ask for the best resolutions. If your image doesn't meet the requirements that can be found in the FAQ #132: What are the minimum image sizes for each product? then it's better if you try finding a different image to donate.

:bulletwhite: What kind of artwork?
    We accept all kind of images (digital art/traditional art/photography) and even literature works! If you're a writer and you want to donate one of your literature works give a look at this News: Prints for Lit.

:bulletwhite: Will this sell?
    This is probably the first question you should ask yourself when you decide to donate something. When you're choosing what to donate always think about it.. Would you buy it? Will people feel like buying it? If the answer is "yes" then go on and donate it!


How to Donate


Donating is easy, you just have to send us a note with a thumbnail or a link to the artwork you want to donate. If you don't know how to create a link check the FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites? as for the thumbs check the FAQ #729: Why canít I see my ad on the homepage?
If your print will be accepted we'll send you a note with the instructions on how to continue the donation process, you'll just have to follow a few easy steps and your print will be added to the ArtistsForCharity gallery ;)


Just a couple of more infos


:bulletwhite: If you're donating an artwork containing someonelse's work (Stock/brushes/textures/...) be sure to ask the permission for selling that artwork as a print. You can get more info about this in the FAQ #752: If my print contains an image that isn't mine, can I still use it for print?

:bulletwhite: Some people sent notes telling us they wanted to donate their artwork, and after we accepted their work and asked them to email us the source file we didn't hear from them again. If you really want to donate something please go through all the steps of the Submission Guide that will be sent to you via note. :aww:





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:iconkibirkstele:
kibirkstele Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi. I'd love to donate some visual art (I'm already picking lit pieces out) but I have a bit of a problem. My new modem has an upload limit, so I can't upload anything even resembling big, this includes dA gallery, dA Portfolio, facebook and e-mail attachment function... I used to use the internet in college to upload, but with the summer here, that's not accessible. So is there actually any way for me to donate photography prints?
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Color-Her-World Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a maximun number of donations we can give you?
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ArtistsForCharity Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
We're accepting up to 3 donations per artist. :)
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:iconcolor-her-world:
Color-Her-World Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, thanks for the information!!
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Zazou8 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Last time I proposed to donate something I did, I've been asked to get it off my own print list.
After I did I got a message telling me it wasn't accepted...

So I had to change back the print setting. it's not that big of a deal but it's a little bit messy from my point of view.

What are the requirements about the subjects and quality (except the points already explaned in FAQ)? I mean : for most of us we like our work enough to think people would buy it... But we're not always right on that... :-s
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ArtistsForCharity Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
I've searched a little and I found the note that accepted your print donation, but not the one that rejected it. All I can say is that we went through all the gallery and checked each deviation one by one to see which ones were selling and which weren't, and we removed the one that didn't sold a print and had no wishes, so it could be that with a second review one of us decided to not accept that donation.

As for your question regarding the requirements, it's not like there are special requirements asked, but you have to admit that for as much as we love our artworks there are some we think are better than others. So basically when making a donation we hope that people select what they think is the best artworks from their galleries. For sure if we think the deviation won't sell we won't accept it.
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:iconjust-a-web-artist:
just-a-web-artist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna donate something...
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008   Artisan Crafter
:love:
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Safwanish Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool guide =D
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insaneone Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
:) this is time of year that the sales will do good.
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ArtistsForCharity Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
:fingerscrossed: let's hope
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:iconinsaneone:
insaneone Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
well that was always teh best selling time when i was doing it...is a good time to get up new prints :P
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ArtistsForCharity Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
we just need donations then ;)
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:iconinevergiveup:
Inevergiveup Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
I donated this [link] devation some time ago, you downloaded it and I sent you the permission e-mail...but it doesn't seem to have made you gallery yet?
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ArtistsForCharity Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Could you please let us know when did you send that e-mail with the file? So that we can track it down... or at least we can find out if we received it or not ;)
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Inevergiveup Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
I didn't send the file because it was too big, switchbladeserenade downloaded it from my page (I temporarily allowed full-size download for her to do so). I think this was done at the end of August. I sent the permission-mail on June 19th 2008.
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ArtistsForCharity Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
I'll talk to her later and we'll fix this :nod:
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MidnightExigent Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:idea:
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:iconartistsforcharity:
ArtistsForCharity Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Shall I be scared? :paranoid:
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:iconmidnightexigent:
MidnightExigent Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, just showing that this journal was a good idea. :giggle:
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:iconm-a-f:
M-A-F Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What happened to that bit where you asked to allow "download"?
We can email the actual/full image after being accepted?
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ArtistsForCharity Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
This is just a short guide so that users will understand what to donate, and how to send us the first note. If the donataion is accepted we'll send a note containing a "submission guideline" with all the info you need to know about where to send the file and such ;)

As for the "Allow Download" I'll be sure to change it in all the deviations in the next weeks (it takes time as we have a lots of deviations) cause I also have to modify a little the description in them ;)
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