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Gotham Artists Unite!!!


Welcome to the Gotham Artists Guild! Have a seat, relax. Browse and enjoy! We have various artists of all kinds of skills and talents. This group in particular is dedicated to celebrating all forms of the Batman Universe.

Still, I ask that all art fits within' the guidelines and rules posted below.


:bulletblack: Complete regular screenshots from the Arkham Games, Motivational/De-motivational Posters or copies of official art will not be accepted.

Exceptions of posting official art includes figurines, statues and toys, so long as it's marked in the designated Purchased folder.

:bulletblack: Pose references are allowed, as long as the proper permission has been given and credit is provided.

:bulletblack: Fanfiction IS accepted!

:bulletblack: Adult Content will now be accepted and should be submitted to the adult content folder!

:bulletblack: Original Characters are accepted and should be submitted to the OC folder.

:bulletblack:If for some reason your art is turned down and no explanation is provided feel free to note to group about it, either to appeal to have it resubmitted or to find out why it was rejected.

:bulletblack: Good manners go without saying: No flaming of others artwork, no submitting of others art. If anyone is caught doing so, they will immediately be kicked out of the group. Also, you will be reported to DA. Keep this in mind.

:bulletblack: Four strikes and you're out. Constant neglect in submitting to wrong folders or being warned consistently of art not pertaining to the guild's TOS leaves you liable for being kicked from the members list.

:bulletblack: Snottiness will not be tolerated, if I feel that you are becoming more of a liability than a contribution to the group you will be informed and removed from the group.




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sdiggman Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2019  Professional General Artist
Wayne, I really like the first 2 posted rules of this group and I hope members actually read and understand why those two are so important.

I have known several highly talented young artists whose careers were destroyed by various copyright infringement issues.  Each one thought they were utilizing some variation of "fair use" in creating their works, each one was wrong.

"Fair use" does not exist when an artist creates a commercial work for intended sale.

Best advice: If you intend to sell it, make d*** sure you made all of it

FYI  The bat image I created for the logo pictures is not subject to ANY copyright but my personal one. 

The image was created by first utilizing a single public domain (NOT creative commons) silhouette of a bat as my source file, then that image was cut, cropped, extruded, cloned, then smacked over the head with over 20 individual overlays/textures in order to get the shape I was looking for.  100+ modifications (each and every one documented).

BUT, even though I am the legal owner of the copyright to the bat image in my logos, it would be illegal for me to offer ANY of those logo images for commercial sale.

Why cant I legally sell them?

Because the "Gotham Artists Guild" title appears in those images.

That title cannot be included in any work that I (or any other artist) might create for public sale because of the simple reason that we do not possess the legal right to use it.

Hypothetically, the title is an unique intellectual property created by this group's original founder(s) and the original founder(s) remain the sole owner(s) of the legal right to use that title as they see fit.

No Worries - I didn't create the logos in order to sell them, I created them so members of this group could download them for free and use them.

I hope you enjoy them

Be Well


Guildlogo by sdiggman   
WayneTech-SPFX Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Welcome all new members to the group.
Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
can I submit this?
Meins :D by Shadowgirlfan
fabianainu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting my art. Heart 
Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
can you explain why there spiderman-arts in a batman-group?
DenaeFrazierStudios Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

:iconthank-youplz: for accepting Denae's art pieces! Much appreciated!

Have a great Sunday everyone! :thumbsup:

EdwardDillon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very kindly for the feature!
DuskWingArts Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Artist
umm why cant i submit
Ranger-26 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have solved the submission problem. Please feel free to resubmit your work! :)
DuskWingArts Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Artist
and thank you
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