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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.


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Gallery Folders

Selfie by ChiaraLily9
cool dancer by beyzayildirim77
Flowers to you by maiarcita
Golden queen 5 by AshtrayheartRomina
Featured No. 2
The Most Precious Things by lepersabstain
Mademoiselle Rococo by Nataly1st
... by FoxyCherry
Featured No. 3
Miss Vie by Vinyl-Disco
marjani by niqe
anti by GZB
Resist by Silvia15
Featured No. 4
CyberLovers by Rafido

Mature Content

Geometria by armene
Whisper by medusainfurs
I Wish I Was by MartinStranka

Mature Content

Yana - 4977 by grodpro
Angelic Look by LicamtaPictures
The eye. by LicamtaPictures
O.Z by LicamtaPictures
Photography -- FULL
Grave of the Butterflies by M3LL0N-3M
Bohemian Princess... by EVAVESTER
Sweetest Embrace by EnchantedCupcake
What if... by Piddling
Je suis ton autre - XI by endegor
Mother Earth by AnneMarks
Witches by FlexDreams
Aries by luciekout
Forgotten souls by Consuelo-Parra
Mending my Soul by MysticSerenity
Vanity by Consuelo-Parra
Castle of heaven by Consuelo-Parra
Manipulations -- Full
Good girls stay home. by wertinscaja
Deadly Nightshade by Corvinerium
Element: Water by Methyss
Angel Of Snow by Corvinerium

Mature Content

Texas Chainsaw Paintings in Custom Frame by Frankblanket
Inktober 2018 #28-Gift by LicamtaPictures
First Love by LicamtaPictures
gris by Tevet-Ha-Konen
FULL Traditional Art
Unity  by 13PaVel
Blue Eyed Majesty by KanchanMahon
Ivy by kaethor
Forget Me Not by Acaciathorn
Vivid look by robpolder
Natsumi by Acaciathorn
Roger by solgas
Nima by Acaciathorn
Odio by hiram67
Thor charcoal and chalk by chrisgoddard85
Enjoying A Rainy Day by EveVictus
Evocation by CristianoReina
Hall of Fame




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lexxii Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You :iconugly-mug-portraits: :star: For Affiliation With :iconcutieshots: :star: Best Wishes :star: xoLexxiiCutieShots :rose:
lexxii Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Group & :iconcutieshots: :star: Would Like To Affiliate With :iconugly-mug-portraits: :star: Thank you xoLexxiiCutieShots :rose:
mimikascraftroom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you!:blackrose:
GoettlicherMarkgraf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request!!!
SimonLB Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting my work !
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