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Hey All

I just wanted to highlight some changes to and clarify the submission process here at the Lounge.

Limits
Standard Members are now able to submit once per day (changed from 2 per week).  Roles ranking higher than standard member have been changed to 7/week. This should make it easier for members to know when they can submit again compared to the previous setting.

Voting
All submissions that require voting are voted on by group admins who reserve the right to decline any submission for failure to comply with the rules, or based on quality or originality.
Both quality and originality are subjective factors determined by each individual admin when reviewing a submission. While we do decline submissions on grounds of quality or originality, the most common reason for a submission to be declined is not following the group rules (listed below). Please understand that submissions will be automatically declined if it does not fit the group rules.
Note: the best way to inquire why a submission was declined is to comment on the submission page

A special call out: We are a wallpaper group and will only accept submissions in the Customization/Wallpaper gallery. A submission can be amazing, fit the proper resolution and credit stock but if it submitted outside of Customization/Wallpaper to say the Digital Art gallery it will be declined.

Group Rules
:bulletblue: ALL submissions to this Group MUST be in and STAY in "Customization / Wallpaper".
:bulletblue: Submissions may not contain images of celebrities, vehicles, movies, TV shows, or games.
:bulletblue: Wallpaper packs may only contain multiple resolutions, not various wallpapers.
:bulletblue: Submissions must be free and downloadable here on deviantART.
:bulletblue: ONLY Legitimate stocks and credits/links must be added in your comments to all images using stocks.
Relevant FAQs'

FAQ #8: What are violations of the DeviantArt copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?


Let us know if you see any issues with the submission changes (I'm pretty sure I set everything correctly) or if you have any other questions.

Thank you for viewing, joining, and enjoying! :dalove: :groups:
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WELCOME to the Wallpaper Lounge!!

Well first of all, we'd all like to extend you a warm welcome. We're glad to see you here and really hope you can find that amazing Wallpaper you're looking for, and feel free to join and submit your own work. Rejections of any kind can occur if you fail to read and understand the rules. This Group can be as amazing as you make it, but you must be positive, proactive, and adhere to the rules.

RULES
:bulletblue: MAKE SURE any and every piece you submit or recommend PROPERLY credits ANY and ALL stock or resources used. If it is not properly credited, it will be noticed and declined - even if the piece itself is amazing and awesome.
:bulletblue: DO NOT EVER vote on your own work. (Contributors)
:bulletblue: No name calling, no insults, maintain a proper level of decorum and polite restraint at all times. This should be a safe comfortable place for everyone, so let's keep it that way.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
:bulletblue: ALL deviatons being submitted MUST adhere to
:faq813:.
:bulletblue: All Wallpaper MUST be uploaded into the
Customization >> Wallpapers Gallery/Category.
This means when you upload your work to deviantART, that you pick that category to place your work in, regardless of what tools you used or what type your wallpaper is (example: Vector, Fractal, Photo, etc..)..
:bulletblue: Celebrity / Movie / Game / Vehicle Wallpapers will not be accepted
:bulletblue: Downloads MUST be hosted by deviantART
:bulletblue: iPad Backgrounds (1024x1024) will NOT be accepted unless part of an entire wallpaper pack.


The FAQs:
FAQ #8: What are violations of the DeviantArt copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?

Wallpaper-Lounge reserves the right to decline any submission based on quality, artist requirements, or any reason deemed negative by the staff.


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:iconecstrap:
Ecstrap Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
Do you have different ranks or memberships in this group which allows one to contribute more than two pieces per seven days?

Thanks for showcasing several of my pieces already!
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DesignEctomy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I make Wallpapers. Just started this account.

Have a look at my page and send me a request for a Wallpaper if you have one.

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Irinore Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For a while now, I have sent in my wallpapers here. I know that you are very nitpicky about what will get accepted, so I only send in what I think is the best of my works, the ones which I've leaned back and looked upon, and then thought: "How did I even do this?" about.
So why were all of them declined?
Only one of my works this far has ever been accepted, and arguably it could be one of my worse works on later times. I can understand why some of them were declined, Crystals for example was a little too all over the place, and if I ever tried to submit Mu it deserves to be declined forever. I realized about a week ago that some of them were declined because of the "Wallpaper packs may only contain multiple resolutions, not various wallpapers." rule and thus withdrew the Seasons wallpaper pack. Then this was accepted. Twice. So I tried again. And were declined again.
I'm not saying that this could somehow compete with something like that. That's much better than I ever will be. But maybe it could with that? I hate to be someone who whines about their art not being accepted, but I'm really curious.
What am I doing wrong?
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VSConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Sometimes, even when a piece is eligible (meaning that it meets all criteria to be accepted into the group), a piece can still be declined by voting members based on their aesthetic preferences. Voting members in this Group are able to look at a piece, and discern for themselves whether the color palette, use of white space, composition, design, etc - are all things they find appealing. Or think that others might find appealing. Does a piece look polished? Could we see that in use on our desktop or would we recommend it?  

The group was founded by, and is moderated by former CR Team members. Initially, almost every piece that went into this group, was something that had the honest potential to receive a Daily Deviation. Recognized for excellence. As time has gone on, those guidelines have loosened a little. And not all voting members are or ever were on the CR Team. Some of them are just awesome deviants who love Wallpapers, and make great art. 

THIS is your best piece... :pointr:

Fantastic Fractals by Irinore  

Make more like that. You don't have to be afraid of color. But you have to consider good design. What is good use of space, and composition in general. Many of your other works look pixelated, jagged, and sloppy.  I don't say that to be judgmental. I'm not proud of everything in my gallery either. Remember it's not how simple or complex a piece is that makes it awesome. It's how well the overall design and execution "works". You have potential. Neither you, nor your art is made of fail. Keep at it, and I hope my response isn't overly lengthy or nonsensical. 

:highfive: :dalove:

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Irinore Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naah, it's not nonsensical. Possibly long, but I don't care about that. I'm only replying late because I got distracted.
Personally, I'd say that the one you say is the best is very...everywhere, what with the spirals being a little too articulated and repeated. Lowering the contrast could possibly help, and then maybe doing something about the center.
While I can understand "jagged" and "sloppy" I don't think they are "pixelated". Now I know they look pixelated in the thumbnails, but I wouldn't call the picture itself pixelated. (Example. Compare to the thumbnail) Now, if you weren't looking at the thumbnails that statement just got awkward for me. But whatevs. Actually do you know how to fix thumbnails to not shrink the pictures billineary?
Thanks for the critique and information! I already suspected that there was a lot of quality control for what would get accepted, but it helps anyway to know where you have your standard.
...
I'm sorry if I don't make sense, it's late and I need to go to bed.
I was going to write something longer before I realized how late it was, so I'll just going to sum it up:
No hard feelings
Of course I won't give up
Something about what I consider my best work, but I think I'm too tired to put it in a way that wouldn't make me come across as too self-centered.
Something about how good the reply made me feel
Cuddles and hugs
And high fives
*Collapse on bed
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VSConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
:highfive:
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Hey :wave: Thank you for asking for critique from us!

Personally I think your artwork has a long way to go. I know that abstract work can be especially subjective, but your pieces are very (forgive me for sounding rude) amateurish. For example, if we look at this piece - Atonal Alpha - I feel it would be a lot better without the symbol in the middle. The symbol looks badly drawn and out of place. It distracts from the lovely effect you've achieved in the circle designs. 

If a pack is incredible, we may let it through as an exception to the rules. From your pack - Four Seasons - I really quite like the one at the 6 o'clock position, and would love to see that as a separate submission!

Please don't take this criticism to heart and give up. Keep working at it, and keep giving yourself the "how did I even do this" feeling - there's nothing better than putting your heart into your art!
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Irinore Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
None offense taken. "Amateurish" is almost a compliment for me. Because that's kind of what I am.
Thanks for the reply! I'm sorry if mine is a little late, but...distractions happened. Also my browser decided to redirect me to another random site while I was typing this and everything disappeared. Deviantart needs a reply-draft system.

I have already taken upon me to make one wallpaper for every single greek letter there is, so sadly that won't stop in a while. Although I'm more than two thirds completed.
But it raises a question. Do you think I should upload the wallpaper backgrounds which effectively could stand on their own legs to deviantart?

I probably won't upload the 6 o'clock wallpaper separately since it's already part of two packs (the Seasons, and the subpack Summer/ιota, which was separately uploaded before Seasons) and it would feel kinda like spamming my watchers with basically the same content if I'd do it again.

Of course I will take the criticism to heart. And then I will let it grow and improve me. I'm not giving up on wallpapers because someone told me how I can do them better, that's silly.
Also, while we are on criticism, can I ask you to look at a specific piece? Specifically, this one, which is what I personally consider my magnum opus in momento.
Sorry for the short in retrospect it's rather long actually and probably confusing reply, it's [many] hours since I should have gone to sleep.
Cuddles and hugs
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Glad to hear I haven't bummed you out with my comment :D So many people on DA take criticism to heart and get really aggressive... I'll go comment on your other wallpaper separately :)
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rudolfzz111 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Declined both my field and holding moss wallpaper? 
Is it because of the resolution??
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