Hey there 🙂
many thanks for all of your lovely contributions 🙂 We do what we can to keep the group running and to give you a platform for your high-quality art. We get hundreds of contributions each week, and looking at all of them consumes a lot of time, especially, as we have quite high standards when it comes to accepting art, and we want to be fair to all of your contributions.
During the last months, we faced increasing demands on explaining ourselves, why this or that artwork got declined/accepted, and in many times it sadly leads to stressful discussions, a lot of blaming and strange justifications. As fellow artists we absolutely understand, that getting your art declined is frustrating. There's nothing wrong in asking why, we gave our best to give advice or critique whenever we got asked, but starting a discussion about it usually never leads to anything good. With small manpower and growing contributions we decided to pause giving feedback for the time, so we can fully focus on revising the contributions.
I hope you will understand that this is not a negative intention but rather the only way right now, to keep the group running. Just to give you some insight to our numbers, we only accept around 20% of the contributed art, so getting declined means in no way your art is bad, there is actually no bad art, but it was probably just not among that 20 % of outstanding pieces, which we are looking for at QualityFanArt. We're also just people, we try to do the right things, but we are in no means perfect.
Please also note, if your artwork was submitted to the wrong folder, or shows something like artisan crafts, 3-dimensional art, sketches etc. which our group doesn't accept, you'll always get a short message from us. Another reason why a high-quality work can be declined could be that we can't tell if it's a FanArt or an OC or if it shows mature content, which we also don't accept.
If you want to contribute to our way of working from the other side, having a good eye on quality, would love to give artists tips and critique so they can improve their work and also aren't afraid of declining 80% of the contributions, please feel free to send us an application via note to maybe become a fellow admin.
Please don't feel hurt, if your art gets declined, but rather look forward to your next piece, and feel encouraged by trying again. And even if you get declined many times please don't get frustrated, this is only a simple group and not something which should make an impact on your wellbeing 🙂
Feel yourself hugged 🙂