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Howdy, folks!

When we started this group, nearly 9 years ago, I don't think we realized at the time just how many people would completely fail to follow the rules and instructions for submitting.

Back when we were a very active group, it became pretty clear that asking people to resubmit their work to the right category, or sifting through all the items that didn't even have red hair or freckles in them, would be a pretty big time commitment that we weren't willing to make. So, we just started rejecting all submissions that went to the wrong category.

I'll admit that we don't check the submissions to this group nearly as often as we used to.
The reason for that is both because of changing priorities in terms of time, and because deviantart as a venue for sharing creative works with broad audiences and building like-minded communities is a dream that died nearly as long ago as this group was created - which makes it a less fun place to hang out and check on your old groups.

But as I said, I do still check the group submissions now and then, and I typically find that maybe 1 out of every 30 submissions is submitted to the correct category, or fits the restrictions.

FYI, those restrictions are:
* natural hair colours only - and specifically ginger shades like strawberry blonde, auburn, and the like.
* all freckles, regardless of hair colour - but especially on the face.
* drawings, paintings and digital art go ONLY in the Traditional and Digital category.
* nudes and pinups are for photographs only. And nudes and pinups only - obviously.

So, is this group dead?
Not really. You've just all been very, very bad at submitting work to the right categories for the last five years or so, and this is me finally doing something about it.

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Paul by AnastasiaStaroselets
Ryan by ZLReynolds
Centaurus by Luthiae
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Hello and welcome to the 1st Ginger DA group

Approximately 1% to 2% of the human population has red hair, while freckles are nearly as hard to come by. Both are frequently unappreciated, to the point that those who have them are often proud to have hidden them successfully, that's why this group was created. We think it's important to show both of these off; to spread awareness and build appreciation for what we think are two of the most beautiful and distinctive features a person can have! We hope to build a member base of redheads, freckly people, and appreciators of both. Optimally, our members will submit their own redhead/freckles deviations to our gallery, while they add their favourites by non-members to our collections. Have fun, everybody, and take care.


:bulletorange:We accept only natural GINGER (orange, auburn, strawberry blonde, rusty) colouration rather than literally "red" hair or any other unnatural shades. Submissions to all categories (except "freckles") must feature natural looking ginger hair. We will reject deviations where the hair colour looks unnaturally red, or isn't red at all. This group is for the appreciation of people who may have grown up disliking their natural red hair or freckles, and dyed hair does not support that.

:bulletorange:Submissions featuring freckles do not need to include red hair, but the freckles must be clearly visible in the image, and your images must be submitted to the freckles folder. If the freckles belong to a redhead, you might as well submit it to one of the other categories!

:bulletorange: Please submit/suggest in the right category as much as possible. We don't want to decline a deviation that would normally be accepted because we lack the time to redirect them all - but we will, so...


:bulletorange: Every deviation that is not a photo (unless photo manipulation) goes to Trad & Digit.

:bulletorange: Photos focusing mainly on freckles, specifically belonging to non-redheads, go to the Freckles folder, especially closeups.

:bulletorange:Be advised that regardless of whether a model/subject has freckles or red hair, those features must be clearly identifiable in order to be accepted. *(This includes black and white photos, where red hair cannot, by definition be identified, as well as distant or low-res shots where the features can't be made out).

:bulletorange:You don't have to watch the group to be member. If you don't want to be annoyed by receiving piles of dev messages from the group, just unwatch the group (in your message box) and you'll still be able to submit your work.

Big Thanks to :iconshauntiamodel::icontatehemlock::iconsssssergiu::iconyepa-chan::iconmajikku-tejina: For letting us use their work for the group banner

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Ginger redheads and freckles support group, if you love one, the other or both! We like them natural looking so don't take the term "Red"head too literally...
Founded 10 Years ago
Dec 17, 2009


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AngelGhidorah Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
I don't think this group is active anymore.
MObubbles Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this group still accepting join requests? 
KyotoKid Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
...curious, is this group still active? Haven't seen a notice for quite a while and the last image accepted to the group gallery was back in November of 2017.
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mhb5596920 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
To preserve the redheads of the world, one needs to mate like with like.  Otherwise, if you breed outside that gene pool (especially radically outside the gene pool) then this unique variety of people whose genes having taken countless years of reproductive  genetic isolation to maintain,  will DIE off 
and that is NOT A GOOD THING.... in other words.............................  LOVE YOUR RACE!!!!!   Preserve and Conserve your Unique genetic Identity!!!
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