To all our members and visitors to this group who celebrate Christmas, I wish you a very merry one and for those who do not celebrate it, I wish you happy holidays and to all a safe and very happy New Year and may 2017 be a year filled with happiness, good health, success and creativity.
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
One of our members wishes to inform us that Drumfish Productions, an Indie Comic Books publisher is holding an Art Contest and all art styles and skill levels are very welcome. The deadline is December 30, 2016. Details of the contest can be found on their Deviant Art page
This feature as usual contains a small selection of the amazing artworks I receive as submissions from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. Our membership is steadily growing and at the time of submitting this journal is now 6,749 and our galleries as I always write, contain even more inspirational artworks, which are well worth viewing as well as adding to your .
About our group
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the'Featured 10 - Drawings, Paintings etc.' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs andinterfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, 3D objects, commission information, tutorials and resources, announcements, colourist art and wallpaper submissions.
As always, I would like to congratulate the members on the continuing high qualityof their artworks, which are always a pleasure for me to accept.
While it is understood that digital art is digital art in general this group primarily highlights art from:
Digital Mixed Media with very minimal or no photographic content
Please understand that if you are a member submitting photomanipulations, fractal, typography or traditional artworks,while I respect your work, I will regretfully decline it because this is not what this group is showcasing. We only accept completed artworks and not work in progress (W.I.P.) If an artwork is declined, I will always send a message explaining why.
Artworks containing nudity must be tasteful and have artistic merit. Full frontal nudity is rarely accepted, nor are sexually explicit artworks, hentai, pornography, fetish art, an excess of crude language or those containing grossly enlarged body parts or vagina or anus pointing right at the viewer, clothed or unclothed will be declined. Having said this there can be exceptions but my decision will take into consideration the high number of young members in this group.
If you submit mixed media, matte paintings or any other category of art, and stock/photos are used, it must be minimal, preferably in the background, with the majority of the artwork digitally painted or drawn, or I will regretfully decline it. In most cases, if I really love the image, I will add it to my personal favourites as I frequently do.