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If you submit a concept please follow these rules. If your submission is declined it would be due to failing one or several of these points:

1- Submit deviations to an appropriate folder (have a look inside them if you're unsure).

2- Watermarks and text that distract from the artwork will result in a submission being declined. We want our watchers to be able to fully appreciate your art.

3- No fan art! Only the most exceptional, creative, and fresh perspectived fan work stands a chance here.

4- No loose, muddy, or unfinished concepts. We maintain a high quality standard for our gallery. Speed paint style work will need to be skillfully done and impressive.

5- Submit only your best work. Those who submit a lot/often will be judged against their own standards in addition to our own.

6- As a concept art group we prefer to see fresh concepts. Generic, unoriginal, or uninspiring work will have a hard time getting in.

7- Painting and drawing focused work only. Photography and photo manipulations are not accepted. Most 3D artwork is also declined

8- While traditional media work is not refused, it must meet the same standards we hold to digital work, it must be impressive.

Admins at any point reserves the right to decline or delete any design from this group if they think if does not fit the theme of this group or a particular folder.

If your submission has been declined and you would like to know why, leave a message on your submissions ticket (found in your message center) and we'll try to give you a critique.


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Random223 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hy. I am a member like... 3 years. I uploaded 19 items. I can't submit since 2016. I tryed contacting you in the main page. Here you could reply me. What did I do? Can you fix it? This sucks badly. 
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ArtofOdd Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Random,

You've been removed from the group for abusive language towards admins on the page page and on blog posts while we've been sorting out a few internal issues. One of the reasons was I had a bad motorcycle incident and broke a few essential limbs for typing, that is why the group slowed down for a few months.

Thank you for all of your contributions but we don't allow bad behaviour, if you choose to calm down a bit we may reconsider, but if your behaviour continues, we wish you all the best.

Thanks again,

Bee
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Random223 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I feel sorry for your accident. I did behave badly. I stepped over any kind of issue and I might like to come back if you excuse my earlyer messages.
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Asderuki Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for adding my work to concest folder. :)
asderuki.deviantart.com/art/Li…
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Asderuki Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
asderuki.deviantart.com/art/Li… I tried to enter your latest bi-weekly contest and you rejected my work. Interpretation of "Armor Specialist" was individual, so I don't really understand why it happened. It was submitted to the right folder, so I know it was not the point. It even waited few days before deadline, so it wasn't submitted at the last moment.
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Luicc Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I submitted luicc.deviantart.com/art/Slave… to original characters folder and it got rejected.. i don't mean to bother you but could anyone give me a reason why ? ( my guess is rule 5 because of the blurry men at the background but i left them like that to not stand out so much ).
Thanks in advance
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Fresh-Hex Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I had this pending approval for a while and it got denied : fav.me/d6l8kzb , sadly I wasn't given a reason for the decline. Was it submitted to the wrong category/folder? Is there anyway I could improve on it? Some feedback could really help :)
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yep, I second what Amit said in that comment. We're trying to get to the point where we can give individuals feedback on their submission but its not always possible with the amount of work that we receive. I hope you understand. 
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Fresh-Hex Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
:) I can only imagine how much work you guys must do, after a while being 8+hours in the computer can get quite uncomfortable x__x 
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heya, usually if you would like feedback just ask on the submission correspondance message ticket (the comment link) and one of the admins will likely respond. It may take some time but someone should.
I can't tell what folder you submitted this to because you haven't asked in the ticket, but assuming it went into the correct one I think there are some other things that need work. I do like the concept, it could be really neat but I think the contrast both between the backround and the character and within the character itself is way too low, so it's very hard to see anything but the glowing bits. The anatomy in places looks like it needs some work and the forms of the body don't really wrap around and have volume. You basically show form and volume using value so it's a good idea to practice this by just using grayscale to render. Do some value only sketches and studies and this will help you with form. Besides the darkness the colour palette is very monotonous...so again, start reading up on some good colour theory references online and in books. I recommend James Gurney's blog and his "Colour and Light" book as well. Loomis's creative illustration covers all the fundamentals quite well also.

Hope that's useful. Keep practicing!
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Fresh-Hex Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for the feedback :heart: I can see what you mean about the background, I wasn't sure of where I was going with it. If I gave it a light background, then the colors would look way darker than they should ( that effect that occurs with backgrounds)  I'll look up your recommendations of Gurney and Loomis, and some volume / value things as well :)
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

No worries!

Yes it's about value relationships so I'd suggest doing the character first on a neutral gray background, make the values work for the character, then apply a background that works.  Get comfy with curves or levels adjustment in Photoshop or whatever the equivalent is in the program you use because it helps you adjust values overall without having to repaint. 

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andaerz Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
3- If we see more than 10 groups already listed in your work (unless it's exceptional). We'll deny your work. We consider this spamming. (No spamming)

Is it really that bad to do something like this?
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
To us yes, we can only take in so much work in a day and this ensures that only the people that truly care about this group submit to it.
Hope that helps.
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Wy-Vinz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
sorry, just curious , what is “10- Maximum of 20 designs per member." means ? only 20 artworks would be accepted even if you have more than 20 great artworks? Thank you
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
We only want to see your best work and over time we only want to have
less than 10 work of yours in our group. Its just to keep it fair
for everyone else.
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Wy-Vinz Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
ok, I understand , just to confirm ,Thank you:)
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XY-axis Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I cannot seem to submit artwork even though I am a member of the group do you know why??
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Lumaris Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
We have art submissions closed for the holiday period. It'll be available after New Year's, I believe. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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nemaakos Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
No problem. Happy holidays!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Submissions are closed for the holidays, admin vacation administered from above :D
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nemaakos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Oh, we have the same problem than.
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XY-axis Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It is not even that, there is not even an option to submit Art work
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nemaakos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Hmm, it seems I can't submit artwork. Every time I try I get this massage: " Sorry, you do not have permission to submit artwork to this group."

Do you guys know any particular reason why that might be?

(I am a member, I have submitted before, it's been about a week since I last tried, and I have not submitted 20 artwork yet.)
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Lumaris Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I believe the submissions are closed for the holiday period; many apologies for the inconvenience, but I believe it should be open after New Year's.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The boss has put all admins on holiday, including closing submissions :D
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Retromissile Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where's the rule about "characters with fur are not allowed"?
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Could you please provide a link to the deviation that was denied by us.
I'll try and provide you with some feedback on it.
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Retromissile Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah it's ok. The deviation doesn't exist anymore. But I was curious about that furry rule.
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No worries, we have nothing against fur. Just to clear things up. :)
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AlfaZentaura Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I'd like to know why this was declined [link] If its because of the lack of quality, I'll keep working to make something better! I just want to make sure I haven't gotten any other rules wrong to be sure that it is because of quality.
Anyway, thank you for your time! :)
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Zuriel3 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
About how long does it take to know if your work got accepted and will you be notified?
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Cristole Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I do not think your rule three is very fair at all. Your view is that submitting your work to people is forcing them to see your work but im pretty sure this is the Deviant art site and is meant for exactly that, sharing with others and promoting your work.

Furthermore, I've seen some images here with groups reaching into the forties. If this is a rule you stand true to then perhaps you should sift through every image here and pull out the ones with over 10 groups, regardless of wether these images were added to your group first so you can make sure that the next time someone tries to submit an image and you tell them that they are spamming, they dont get annoyed at seeing all the other images on here loaded with groups, otherwise this rule should be void.

Some of your rules here seem extremely stuck up, opinionated and discriminating.
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Zuriel3 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
do you offer tutorials and or tips for other artist?
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If you're looking for any specific advice then just note one of the admins and they'll be happy
to help you out.
Otherwise its not exactly a tutorial based group.
We do have some advice from professionals in our magazine which you can read here [link]
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F4celessArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well that broke my short hope of getting anything I do into here...
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EdonGuraziu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional
if the concept is very good but not has the Michelangelo's skill-set will you deny it because
of lack of quality?

and when you said that you compare the quality within my own gallery does it say
that if you saw a submission and indeed is the best of my all it still can be denied because even my best isn't good enough?

i'd like a reply :)
Ps. srry for English...i'm 15 year old Dutchman ;)
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The whole idea is to get people to push themselves into creating better art work.
But when we say that we'll accept the best work we do compare it to the rest of our gallery folder.
It doesn't mean you won't get in. It just means that you'll have to work at it. ;)
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EdonGuraziu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional
Oh ok thanks for your time to reply! :)
I'm sorry if it sounds a bit stupid but it seems I asked this a very long time ago
And you are replying now :) I don't really remember what I said. I can't remember
If you ever declined something from me in order to send this reply.

Can you make it a bit brighter for me?
Thanks again for your time :)
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DominicHautmann Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Rule 9:

- If a deviation isn't accepted on one day because the others were obviously so much better, can someone try to submit exactly the same work on another day with hope the mindblowing artists in this goup don't submit on the same day?
Or is it one try per deviation?

- Also can I see which and how many Deviations are awaiting the declining or acceptance of the submission?
If 100 Deviations would have been sent today, I would never dare to even think one of my work could possibly be accepted today :(
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You are more than welcome to submit it again,
and we accept/ decline work on individual bases so your work
is only compared to your gallery.

Only admins are allowed to see the awaiting list and/or respond to them.
Its best to ask within the submission ticket why your work was denied,
i'm sure one of the admins will happily help you out.
Best of luck ;)
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DominicHautmann Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Ah, I see :D
Thank you very much for the fast reply!
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome. ;)
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Presence-III Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I'm curious about rule three:
"3- If we see more than 10 groups already listed in your work. We'll deny your work. We consider this spamming. (No spamming)"

Upon looking at the quality of art in your galleries, I've noticed that some images have more than 10 groups listed on their work. Is this a new rule, or if say we submit to this group first this rule can be bypassed?
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Well its never a good idea to submit your work to too many groups in our view.
We see it as Forcing other people to view your work.
The rule is not new but I believe some people are submitting to us first and then to other groups.
We say pick the group that can expose your work the best and just submit to them.
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Presence-III Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
"We say pick the group that can expose your work the best and just submit to them."

Interesting, I think I have a good base of groups I submit too but who's to say which is the best? I happened upon this group when someone Favorited one of my images and my looking at their work found it. You guys put together a magazine which is an interesting idea, but do people that work in the industry; and thus the possibility of finding work; view this? If you guys had a jobs section, I think that would add to the group status. Granted, there are groups whose focus are commissions which I haven't even delved into.
Anyway, I look forward to being a member.
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Tabuu101 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student General Artist
"No loose, muddy concepts. Rendering has to be of a readable quality. (Unfinished/ muddy renders)"

What if my style is that of expressive swirls and hatched textures. (Think Yoshitaka Amano with Moebius)

I draw a bit like a comic book artist. Xd
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Arget-Normand Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"5- You don't have a description on your image. If you don't have anything to say about your work, don't submit it to this group. (No description)"

Does this mean that it needs a description, or must not have one? I don't get it. Also, does it mean any traditional art with the description written on it is denied?
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enojado Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
i guess this group is just too godly for my stuff U.U
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harveyfenellere Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
metal eater huh rock on!
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