As you may or may not have noticed, we have a new gallery format! This means that we now have separate folders for different themes of deviations and different Creative Commons licenses!
What happened to all the existing deviations you may ask? They've all been moved to the appropriate galleries, so you don't have to worry about them
So, go check out the Gallery
As always, we only allow content which is released under a creative commons license in our gallery, but now we have sub-categories to make browsing easier.
Here are the galleries and what goes into them:Featured
You will notice you can no longer submit to the featured gallery. This is now going to be admin-only submission, which means that we will pick some of the best stuff from the other galleries and copy it here. If you think your work or someone else's within the gallery deserves to be in features, please send the group a note.Scenes
Here you may submit any deviation which combines a variety of things, including but not limited to people, props, environments and long exposure light painting. Here's an example: A drawing of a person walking down a street where cars are driving by would be considered a scene.Backdrops
Photos/Matte Paintings/Drawings etc of things that do not move. Examples include empty streets where there is no motion, fields, etc. Slight movement that can be deleted is fine (such as birds far off in the sky) but there must be no foreground subject.Figures
People, animals, birds, character designs etc. Any sort of reference or resource that is humanoid or bestial belongs here.Objects
Props, machines, cars, robots etc belong here, this includes references, beauty shots, cutouts etc.Textures
You can submit textures and texture objects here. This includes pictures of grungy walls, images of skies, and all sorts of various materials. It doesn't have to be tile-able (although it can be) to belong here.Resources
Submit application-specific resources here and resources that don't fit in the above categories. These include application-specific plug-ins/resources, scripts, stand alone applications etc.
This category is for submitting interface items. This includes buttons, badges, icons, web designs, fonts, etc.Commercial Use
This gallery is for content that has a commercial use license in the CC agreement. Anything submitted here should also be submitted to the appropriate gallery it would otherwise belong to.Other
Stuff that doesn't belong in any of the other categories. If we've missed a worthwhile category and get lots of similar submissions here, we'll create a new one.Non-Derivative
This gallery is for CC content that does not allow derivative works. This means people can't make things using your CC content so please make sure you check or ask if you are unsure about what a CC clause means. If you have this type of license, you may NOT submit to our other galleries, as it means people can't use your stuff for their own work, they can only use it as-is for backgrounds etc.Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):Why can't I submit to the featured gallery?
For a number of reasons. Everything that is in the featured gallery is also in one of the regular galleries, so you can submit to the regular gallery and if it catches the eye of an admin, it could end up in featured! If you think a deviation in our galleries really deserves to be featured, feel free to send the group a note.Why am I not allowed to submit to the regular galleries if the license on my work is set to non-derivative?
Non-derivative licenses are great for backgrounds and things that people can print out and adorn their walls with, but they are not really useful to artists who are after resources. We like to encourage members to set their CC licenses to derivative, and to make it easier for people browsing for resources to find only things which they can use, so we tuck the non-derivative works in their own folder for easy navigation. Why do commercial-use licensed deviations appear in multiple galleries?
Because some members may need resources for their for-pay projects. We are very proud of our deviants who are happy to allow their work to be incorporated into a commercial-use policy, so we reward them by giving them a special gallery and allowing them to re-post in the regular ones.
That's all for now folks! If you have any questions about the above, feel free to reply to this blog entry.