I decided it's not worth the time to rebuild my gallery, even though I've gathered the proper permissions from all the artists I've previously commissioned. Anyway, it's a lot of work so I'm not doing it. If you're interested in seeing DA's response to my question of why my gallery was ripped down, please see below. And for all of you out there who are out of compliance... BEWARE!
"Your work was not considered a valid screenshot. A valid desktop screenshot features all the icons, the task bar, and often one or more open programs or an open start menu. "Screenshots" which have been cleared of obstructions are considered an attempt to cir
Ok, so deviantART just wiped out my entire gallery and said I was violating their policies. Huh!? What!? I'm not doing anything that anyone else isn't doing. I sent them a message back asking why they've done this to me. Unless they can put everything back the way I had it, I will likely walk away from this place. This is just bulls&*^%.
I'm putting this up for the benefit of future artists I commission work from. I'm trying to make my DA site a one-stop shop when it comes to anything and everything an artist might need to create a piece for me. This saves me the trouble of having to send emails and zip files, which I've discovered isn't always the best means for getting the information to the artist. In the past, I've sent files that have never reached their intended audiences and it's been a week or so later before I've realized it. So, putting this information up here might be helpful to those artists unfamiliar with the game but who have to create a portrait for a com