Here "Ugly" means "Exceptionally Creative"
What We Aren't
This is not your Grandma's or Grandpa's portrait gallery. No snapshots or run-of-the-mill photos allowed here, lol.
What We Are
Our focus is the exceptionally creative cutting edge portrait that goes beyond what they do at the Sears and Roebuck Portrait Studio. Here the word "ugly" means "exceptionally creative." Please look at our various galleries to get an idea of what we are looking for.
Submissions: 1 per month maximum
All visual art mediums (sorry no poetry, prose or literature) will be allowed to post here; we especially encourage digital artists -- photomanipulators, vector folks, 3-d artists, etc. -- and traditional artists -- painters, illustrators, collage artists, etc. -- to submit works. Exceptional, unique, and creative photographic portraits will also be included.
All types of creative portraiture, including animals, dark, and fashion will be accepted; sorry no pornographic, overtly fetish, or morbid/macabre work. Nudity is accepted but it must be exceptional artistically and the nudity must not be the central point or emphasis of the work; if there is even a hint of pornography, exploitation or titillation it will be denied.
As of November, 2010 the group will no longer accept works that have the DA logo, or any other type of copyright notice, in a place that diminishes the overall beauty of the work, or the viewing experience. If this were a real gallery it its safe to say that works with logos over the face of a portrait would not be accepted. There are other ways to protect a work, to insure it will not be used illegally, than to add the DA logo to it in a way that takes away from the work.
Please submit your work to the appropriate folder/gallery. Works for the "Featured" and "Hall of Fame" galleries will be hand-selected from the various other folders/galleries.
The easiest way to submit works is to go to the Gallery heading at the top middle of this page; select it and choose the appropriate folder to submit your works to. You must be a member in order to submit works.
Works will be accepted based on quality, creativeness, and how well they fit the theme of the group. More than likely if your work is denied it is because it is not unique enough -- it is too much a typical portrait work -- the quality is not quite there, it was submitted to the wrong folder, or it is too abstract. Look through the Featured Folder to see examples of the types of unique/different/creative portraiture works we are looking for.
Works will be accepted or declined without comment. If your work is posted in one or more of the group's galleries and you decide to remove it at a later date, we reserve the right to kick you out of the group.
If a work is declined it still may be added to our Favorites Gallery.
Favorites Gallery's Featured Section
The Favorites Gallery's Featured Section will be a "free-for-all" space and will include works that members or staff have come across and want to share; these do not necessarily have to be portrait works. However, they should be works that hopefully will inspire us in some way to do great portrait works, ha ha! In other words, if you see a work on DA and you think it is cool please share it here with your fellow members! It can also be your own non-portrait work. Works that have been submitted to our other galleries and declined for one reason or another can also be added to this section.