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Hello there, fellow equine fans !

Just a real quick reminder that the EEA's favorites are just for photography ! :) if you see cool art you can suggest it to the gallery for reviewing by the admins, not to the favorites. Equine photography definitely belongs in there though - and you can suggest you own photography too !

On another note, as it happens reguarly over here, I see too many members who have their art declined taking it very personnally and getting hurt by it.
It's in our very name, although the choice of words seems pretentious now that I look back at it - I was young, okay - only some artworks will be accepted into the group gallery. The EEA has high quality standards that are freakingly hard to pass. You can't just look at the art in the gallery and say "but mine looks just like it" because it doesn't and never will : no two art pieces are the same and they will not be fitted into labels.

So here's what I want to say : we are just an Internet group ! That means the EEA is of *no* importance to you or to your art, and especially not to your feelings. It's only an equine gallery among many, many others here on deviantART, and the fact that your art gets declined here doesn't mean you're worthless, or no good, or not good enough, or that we don't like you, or that we have favorite artists, or that you should leave deviantART or whatnot. It just means the piece you were trying to submit won't be shown in the EEA gallery and that's it. See how unimportant that is ? There are hundreds of equine groups on deviantART that will take it and hundreds of people who will love your work, and here is just a drop in the ocean.
Submitting artwork here is a good way to get constructive criticism if you ask for it on the deviation submission process, or to get exposure if the piece is accepted, but there's nothing else to it and it's not some mighty art level test or anything like that. We're just not here to hurt you or bring you down, so please don't take it like that. We just like to look at awesome equine art every day - who doesn't ?

Thank you if you read all this !
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EEA Contributors List

:pointr: This group has two categories : members and contributors. The contributors below are artists selected to represent the best of the equine art community on deviantART. Happy browsing !

:bulletblue: Featuring 150 EEA contributors !
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:iconfire-n-ash: :iconlosmios: :iconfreha: :icondv-skitz: :icongwydion22: :iconsovaeart: :icondrafterx: :iconhowlinghorse: :iconshewolfgeo: :iconmightysquirrel: :iconsias43: :iconelvandia: :iconshewolff: :iconrewston: :iconponytail: :iconalexandrabirchmore: :iconhelekri: :iconcanis-lupess: :iconvalkangie: :icondemondes: :iconmearaz: :iconamandadrage: :iconaquilachrysaetos: :iconwstopdeck: :iconenchantedbroo: :iconcarolinebradley: :iconidlewild202: :iconaryenne: :iconlindacolijn: :iconemele-the-strange: :iconlievvvon: :iconoceansoul84: :iconaisling88: :iconqueenofgoldfishes: :iconellastasia: :iconscotston: :icondarkmoon17: :iconzoubstance: :iconapplescarrotsngrain: :iconmaniaadun: :iconraelyyn: :iconhikari-kirin: :iconelsouille: :iconhocusplotus: :iconskarbog: :iconlynne-abley-burton: :iconwrenstormbringer: :iconzsofiagyuker: :iconlumileek: :iconcaldeirasp: :icon7kadja7: :iconaudodo: :iconlalabellexx: :icondrunkenunicorn: :iconsunny22345: :iconsunwolf29: :icondarwem0: :iconsilima13: :icontwilight-veil: :iconxxred-butterflyxx: :iconescykane: :iconignisfatuusstudios: :iconkatrinazoe: :iconqirai: :iconolviavika: :icongeorgiahorsepainter: :iconramelia-images: :iconkotorigaro: :iconequine-instinct: :iconshilohs: :iconseenae: :icondae-k: :iconcelvaya: :iconnightmare-v: :iconkermit-91: :iconesveeka: :icontattkttn: :iconshalesesands: :iconcerona: :iconblaze-karma: :iconbreeyar: :iconrozenng: :iconjessicafriday: :iconnutlu: :iconpallanoph: :iconink-dreamsmmix: :iconre-rian: :iconrobanybodyfeegle: :iconstephanie-greaves: :iconpyrrhite: :iconbreakablehorserider: :iconolga5: :iconartbyjames: :iconadanethiel: :iconbacilla: :iconjuliebales: :iconalpenminuial: :iconcrickatoo: :iconxbinarystarx: :icongarolina: :iconmustangeo: :icontanja-a: :iconyocif: :iconmerrilee: :iconjustskowronek: :iconmelwe: :iconjakkdaw: :iconjanaw: :icondashket: :iconomega-harmony: :iconaga3006: :iconjanaw: :iconsrequineimages: :iconarcade-m: :icon88laura88: :iconjumpermegs: :iconaeshoun: :iconzoecormerais: :icontahnja: :iconrainyrose23: :iconolllga81: :iconanimaliscreations: :iconloginova: :iconainsleym: :iconsilver-spurs: :icontigapple: :iconxxniien: :iconx-crash: :icontotillas: :icondaphnedesign: :iconthunderbulletz: :iconluccain: :iconlittle-hercy: :iconwildspirits: :iconsschukina: :iconewportfolio: :iconmmaskerad: :iconmusonart: :iconblackseagull: :iconvyxe: :icondrehli: :icondefine-x: :iconlenika86: :iconatinap: :iconartyarabs: :iconlulluh: :iconequusrevelrous: :iconseed-of-beauty: :iconooblacknightingaleoo: :iconamoniakangel:

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:bulletgreen: Welcome to the dA group dedicated to fine equine art !

Our goal is to provide visitors with a list of artists they should not miss when looking for horse art. Look at the rules on upper right of the page to know exactly how it works. When you submit art it goes through standards review and gets accepted or not depending on it. Above is a list of contributors (elite artists) of the group. Enjoy the ride !
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Lunameyza Featured By Owner May 28, 2019  Student Digital Artist
You might want to be more consistent when it comes to accepting art to your group. You have rules you don't seem to follow all the time which makes it unfair for artists who wants to add their art :)
blackseagull Featured By Owner May 28, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Hello. Sorry to hear you think that. We do our best to stay consistent but as humans naturally it will vary a bit sometimes. 

Lunameyza Featured By Owner May 28, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I noticed people are tracing which is not allowed and that's not that hard to check, in case you were wondering on what aspects you could be more consistent :)
blackseagull Featured By Owner May 28, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Send a note with any such pictures you find and we will look them through. Thanks!

Mariya-art Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good day! Please, tell me - why my work was not approved? name art - arab stallion@ Its a pastel art...drawing in realism style...this art  Arab stallion by Mariya-art
blackseagull Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Please ask your questions in the submission post.
steffchep Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems like people are getting less and less enthusiastic about trying to get their work approved here. 6 denied in the last week, out of only 6 submissions total - says it all.

The hurdle is too high for some works, *and not consistently applied to everybody*, as far as I can judge when browsing the galleries.

I get that there is a lot of personal taste involved - but some rejections don't make sense to me when looking at some approvals. This is really my main gripe - I do not see consistency.

I get that this group only wants the very very VERY best of images - and I suppose most of my own works don't qualify for that (but, again, see my previous statement) - but at some point it becomes a trade-off between having a near-dead group that nobody wants to watch or join or submit to anymore (but hey, the art is awesome), or a live one where the art is a little bit less awesome, but still pretty damn good. 

To be fair, the feedback you get if you ask for it in the submission process is usually very helpful and detailed (even if I did not agree with all aspects of what I received myself, I can still say that the points were all good) - so it can never hurt to do as Black suggested. 
JessiRenee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
So I read through the rules and I can't understand why my submissions were declined.  Is it because they're not realistic enough?  I didn't trace anything.  They aren't photo-manipulations.  Why were they declined?
GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is a rule of not tracing and no photomanips, yes, but mostly the EEA is about reaching certain standards we have for the group. Look through the gallery; this is the kind of Level you should aim for to post in here. Keep at it and try again sometime! :)
JessiRenee Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
I think I've done pretty good on quality and anatomy, it just wasn't the "right style". So I'll just post my art in another group. I don't dabble much in realism.
blackseagull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hello. The group puts other quality criteria on the submissions to the group.
Please ask questions about specific submissions on the submission page.

Bolero-lief Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this group still active? My submission expired...
GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From time to time :D expired deviations are sometimes resubmitted by us
blackseagull Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yes. I am still on vacation so some uncertain submissions have expired. 
Teradiam Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Student General Artist
Is the group dead? :/
blackseagull Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Escaron Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you SO much for requesting my art! Im super honoured! :love: :tighthug:
GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting me in your group!
GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome :D
LeontinevanVliet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
can i ask why my pen drawing was declined? was it that bad?
GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can ask on the deviation submission process directly, as here we can't know what pen drawing you're talking about
Deviations are never declined because they are "bad" ! When they are declined, it's because they don't meet certain standards for this group
blackseagull Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Questions about specific pieces should be asked on the image submission page please. :)
LeontinevanVliet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
oh sorry, i have no idea where to do thatXD. Well it's not just about this one actually. it's about all my declined work. i don't consider myself a bad artist, but my work never gets accepted. it's frustrating though because i never know why. The proportions are Always quite on-point and i guess the things i submit aren't boring either? so what is it about a specific piece that makes you decline or accept it? I see so many different styles, levels and mediums on here so what's it about my work that's not good?  
DOLI125 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for declining my submission!
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