If you are serious about be a member of this group, keep in mind that once you are a member you have automatically agreed and are obligated to follow our rules. So if you don't agree to what we have or just aren't good with following rules; it will be best if you find another group that suits your standards. Now if you do agree please be warned that if you push our limits or are purposely acting up, you will be permanently banned from the group.
General Rules & Behavioral Guidelines
Respect your fellow Members and Staff: We ask for all Members and Staff to be kind to one another and to treat others like you would like to be treated. Our group is very large and it only takes one person to ruin all the fun. Rude and unacceptable behavior may result in permanent banishment of the group.
Please be patient with the Admins: This group was created for fun and for people to share their cute work with other members of the group. The Admins do not get paid to run this group, so please be patient with us if we don't get back to you right away. All of us have a personal life outside of DeviantART and can't be on 24/7; but we will do our best to assist you when we are able.
Do not bother Admins on their personal accounts: All and every question, problem or concern must be sent to the group and the group alone in a form of a comment or note otherwise your questions will be ignored; you have been warned.
No personal advertising: This group isn't for your own personally advertisements or promotions. We are about sharing cute art work with one another, not your commission sheets/journals or any other kind of self promotion. So please don't spam the front page or our journals with your advertisement. Now this doesn't mean the group can't help you promote your commissions and contests, just so long as you go to this link here >> [link] << to find out what you need to do to promote your commission or here >> [link] << to promote your contest.
Standard Submitting Procedures
Please submit things that are Cute related: There is a reason why the group is called Cute Art Club, so please only submit things that are Cute and remember what you think is cute, might not be cute for others. What the group is looking for in submissions is deviations that are delightful, pretty, delicate and playful in a childlike matters. But if you aren't sure, please read a little below on what we don't take into the group.
Only submit artwork created 100% by you: We will not take anything done with bases, snapshot, cropped drawings or photos, traced or stolen work that you 'found' off another site. That is stealing and the group doesn't support thieves that think its okay to use other hard working artist's creations. If we catch you in the act, we will report you to the DA staff. The only exception to this rules is using custom made brushes/shapes or stock photos off DeviantART; just remember to credit the original artist.
Submit things you are PROUD of: While the group doesn't judge members on any level of drawing skills we still want everyone have pride in the work they created. So before you submit it into the group, think about how you feel about your deviation. If you feel like its not your best or it was done more than 9 months ago, then don't submit it here. Though again, we welcome all levels of drawing skills; all we ask is that you are proud of the work you want to submit into the group.
No more than one deviations a week: Seeing as the group has over 20,000 members, we only allow one deviation per week. As much as we would like to accept more deviations from our members, we simply cannot. With so many members trying to add a deviation a day the Admins won't be able to keep up with it all nor will you members be very happy if the group spams your inbox with over 500 deviations. Also, if you feel that you're getting too much deviations in your inbox, then simply remove the group from your watch.
Please submit to the correct folder: If you so happened to add it to the wrong folder, withdraw the deviation and add it again to the folder subject. We will not move the deviation for you seeing as it is not our job to do so. So please, be careful with your folder placement or your deviation will just be declined and you have to wait another week to add again.
What The Group Accepts & Declines
Both Digital art, Traditional media, Crafts and SOME Photograph is welcome: Anything that is considered Digital Media is welcome into the group and the same thing goes for Traditional Artwork. We even sometimes allow Crafts like charms, handmade plushies, paper children or sweets/foods. As for Photograph, just about anything that is cute is welcome as well. Just remember it has to be in good quality and taken by you. Also, we would like it if you refrain from adding self portraits you took in this >> [link] << kind of angle; this isn't MySpace or FaceBook.
Tutorials, Journal skins and T-Shirt designs are welcome: This is something that most people don't know that we allow into the group but we do just so long as it doesn't break any of the stander submitting procedures. We ask that Tutorials are well put together and understanding when read. Journal skins must have quality to them and must work or they will be declined.
Do not submit Scraps or Sketches: This group isn't a dump bucket so keep in mind that we do not accept scraps, sketches, doodles or poor quality line-art. Anything that is uncolored, on lined paper, a working progress or a "tester" deviation will not be accepted into the group. We only take in colorful pieces of art or crisp-clean digital line-art for other members to color in. The ONLY exception to the no color rule would be a deviation that was drawn in pencil but with nicely done details and shading.
Keep deviations at a G-rated Level: We cannot stress enough that this group is only for Cute Art and Cute Art related things. We want to keep our gallery at a G-rated level not just our younger members, but in the name of all things cute. So if the deviation has any of the following below, we will not accept into the group what-so-ever. And remember, if the deviation has a mature filter on it, then it's obviously already breaking the rules.
Absolutely no Literature: We apologize for any member that joins that are into written than drawing, crafting or taking photos but we cannot accept any literature into the group. You members are amazing but its very difficult to determine what is cute sometimes with written work and the Admins just don't have the time to sit and read everything that comes by. This rule also applies to Character Sheets/Applications that have too much written to it along with Journals.
We do not accept Adoptables: Given the fact that Adoptables seem to cause the group a lot of trouble... more way than one in fact; we do not accept any form of Adoptables. Be it free, open, sold or resold, we just don't want them in the group. This group is not an adoptable group so please take them to groups that specializes in helping you sell your Adoptables. But if the Adoptable is a character that you bought and are now making artwork of your now owned character, that is fine; other then that, no other exceptions.
No Memes of any kind: Despite the fact that some memes are pretty cute, we aren't that kind of group. Memes are hard to categorize and to judge and most of the time most Memes are sketchy, something that the group doesn't accept. So we don't make any unfair judging with one Meme to another, we just don't want them into the group so please do not submit Memes of any kind.