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Artists of Tradition...

Open Positions: Moderators and Contributors

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 2, 2014, 10:23 PM





Open Positions: Moderators


:note: HOW TO APPLY

:megaphone: If you would like to apply to any of these positions, in order to be considered, you MUST follow the guidelines below:

:pointr: Send us a NOTE, with subject line "[Position Title you're interested in] Application; (all comments offering help will be appreciated, but will not officially be considered for any position)

:pointr: If you're applying to more than one position, list your Top Preference in the subject line, and include the rest in list in the actual body of a note

:pointr: Also, in the body of the note, include a short explanation as to why you think you'd be a good fit for the position

:pointr: Include you hourly availability per week - in other words, be realistic and honest about how much time you can dedicate to T-A


LIST OF POSITIONS OPEN


:note: Membership Moderators - :megaphone: 2 slots Urgently required!


:bulletblue: Process, accept/reject membership applications based on group policies
:bulletblue: Organize the back end and promotion of events
:bulletblue: Answer questions, participate in all T-A aspects


:note: Submission Moderators - :megaphone: 2 slots NOW OPEN!


:bulletblue: Process, accept/reject submissions based on submission guidelines
:bulletblue: State reasons for declined submissions
:bulletblue: Cope with members' feedback (comments & complaints)
:bulletblue: Answer questions, suggest features, participate in all T-A aspects;


:butterfly: If you have any question pertaining to these openings, or any new events they foreshadow, feel free to poke us! In addition, if this list inspires any other ideas for events and ways to make T-A a better place, we'll be glad to hear from you :)



T-A STAFF: Who's Who


In this section of the journal you will be able to see a list of T-A Staff members, and the descriptions to their position responsibilities. We hope this will prove a useful reference to both newcomers and anyone who has a question, but doesn't know which Admin to poke.

:note: T-A Founder

:snowflake: :iconcaelitha: [Laura]:snowflake:
:pointr: Our T-A Goddess - she's almighty!
:pointr: Oversees all actions of other staff members, makes all the final decisions;
:pointr: Communicates with present and potential Affiliates, provides contest updates and winning features;
:pointr: Peeks in on every corner of T-A, answers questions, showers love on our members;
:pointr: Inspires us all to make this a great place;


:note: Membership Admin

:snowflake: :iconrinfey: [Catherine]:snowflake:
:pointr: Accepts/Rejects membership applications based on decided guidelines;
:pointr: Welcomes members to the club, answer questions;
:pointr: Moderates Q&A sessions, hold voting rights;
:pointr: Events and Happenings Direction
:pointr: Birthdays Journal Management
:pointr: Contest Organization- Brainstorms themes, organizes the back end and promotion of the event, gathers prizes for contests


:note: Affiliates/Critique Night Admin

:snowflake: :iconelveanna: [Elve] :snowflake:
:pointr: Critique Night Director
:pointr: Moderates most Q&A sessions, compiles interviews, holds voting rights
:pointr: Affiliates Interaction
:pointr: Any Game related features, and membership tutorials


:note: Submission Moderators

:snowflake: :iconrinaswan: [Rina] :snowflake:
:snowflake: :iconkw-scott: [Kevin] :snowflake:
:snowflake: :iconrandomsearcher: [Kate]:snowflake:
:pointr: Process, accept/reject submissions;
:pointr: Clear out membership list for deactivated/banned members;
:pointr: Suggest features, participate in all T-A aspects;
:pointr: Answer questions, hold voting rights;


:note:  And our dear :iconjldragonfly: who's still around when we need her even though she can't be around as much as she'd like!  :hug:

****************************************************


:note: Past T-A Staff
The following deviants have dedicated many hours of their time to T-A in the duration of the club's existence: we're endlessly appreciative and glad to have had these people on our team!

:iconmimozablooming::iconsuanin::iconkjs-1::iconrezokaishauri::iconpbird12::iconlilaeabluecoat:



Updated Submission Rules

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 20, 2013, 4:28 PM



About Traditional-Artists


Hi Lovely Members! :wave: It is delightful that we had a decreasing number of declined works in the last few months. If it goes on like this, we would surely extend the monthly submission period in the near future. So you could have more chances in a month to submit and enjoy more works. For new members, please note that digital alteration/enhancement is allowed with limitations in this group. We ask that you read the submission guidelines carefully before you submit to our gallery. Thank you! :heart:

Submission Rules


:new:
:bulletgreen: You must be a Member to submit to the Gallery.
:bulletgreen: You must not submit work that is not created by your own hand or you'll be banned.
:bulletgreen: You have 2 submission slots per month.
:bulletgreen: Submissions will be open between the 21st and the 30th of every month, except in February will be on the 21st until the 28th.
:bulletgreen: Your submission will be approved as long as it meets all of the following requirements:

:megaphone: What is accepted into the Traditional-Artists Gallery?

:bulletorange: Art submitted to our Gallery must be submitted to traditional art categories, e.g. paintings or drawings. We will also accept artisan crafts and mixed media - anything that's handmade.  Important Because of the sheer volume of work submitted to T-A on a weekly basis, the standard of artwork accepted into the gallery is held in a higher scrutiny than most clubs. We shall never, ever discriminate due to the level of skill of the artist - however, we will only take work that is presented only in the best possible way.

:bulletorange: All submissions must be finished pieces. If you consider your art completed ones, NEVER entitle your works Sketches, WIPs, Studies, or the like that implies unfinished/incomplete works.

:bulletorange: Tutorials must be submitted to Group Favorites -> Members' Tutorials. This will not affect your monthly submission slots. :)

:police: Not accepted:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Work submitted to the wrong folder.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Wrongly oriented or improperly cropped image. See below for more details.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Image categorized under Photography, Literature or Digital Art.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Commercial work – We do not accept work displayed for commercial gain. More specifically:  work with a commercial remark in the title and displayed on the image itself is unacceptable. Buying and Selling terms can be added in artist’s comment.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Un-finished works; WIPs, Doodles, Sketches, Poor linework etc.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Pornographic, Racist, Hate or Fetish work.  See Mature Content below for more details.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Work that has not been created by your own hand or submission from the third person.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Work presented on lined or squared paper when it is not aesthetic to your artwork.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Poorly photographed or scanned work:  tints added by poor camera light; blurred photos; scanner burn; barely visible photos etc.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Cropped, zoomed image without a picture of the whole work displaying as the main part.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: 2D art with distorted perspective and 3D drawing/painting without top view.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: A series of art pieces put together in one deviation. See Multi-panel artwork below.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Photographs showcasing something that distracts the viewers from the artwork.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Plain text art.

:bulletorange: Cropping
Please make sure your submission is showing only your artwork, we will NOT accept any submissions where:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Paper edges or binding rings are in view
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Drawing materials are in view
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Drawing surfaces and surroundings are in view, except Site Specific Art
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Reference images are in view
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Picture frames are in view, except those made by the artists
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Artists who are not the art object themselves are in view

:bulletorange: Digital editing
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (1) You may only use a digital program to correct brightness and contrast to reinstate the original values if your camera/scanner has changed them.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (2) NO images with digitally clear/transparent backgrounds or deleted paper texture/noise.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (3) You may add a simple solid-color digital border/frame.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (4) You may add a watermark, artwork title, artist's logo, name, and website.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (5) NO digital enhancements will be accepted, no filters, no colours or digital textures and no digital brushes or text may be included in your traditional art submission.  
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (6) You may add digital text only in a comic strip or storyboard that is 100% traditional art.

:bulletorange: To further clarify on digital textures:
Water Mage- SCD by JLDragonfly <- NOT ACCEPTABLE
water mage- not texture by JLDragonfly <- ACCEPTABLE


:bulletorange: Clear backgrounds and digital transparency:
Bayle-clear-bg by rinaswan <- NOT ACCEPTABLE
Bayle-white-bg by rinaswan <- NOT ACCEPTABLE


:star: Tips
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: How to photograph your art jon-snow.deviantart.com/art/Ho…
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: How to scan your art kaoru-chan.deviantart.com/art/…
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: How to scan large format art mauthbaux.deviantart.com/art/H…
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: How to clean your lineart lalunatique.deviantart.com/art…

:bulletorange: Mature content is allowed as long as it is presented in a tasteful manner and has the appropriate mature filter applied if necessary.  The submission administrators will assess on an individual basis.  

:bulletorange: Multi-panel artwork:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (1) Must be a polyptych (diptych, triptych, tetraptych, etc.).
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (2) All images in each piece must follow all group submission rules.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (3) Before-and-after work and step-by-step art will not be accepted.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (4) Digital work to combine artworks must be limited and will be at the discretion of the admins as to whether it is acceptable or not.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (5) Each case will be assessed on an individual basis.  

:bulletorange: Art Theft
Anyone found submitting other artists' work as their own will be banned and reported to dA and the original artist will be contacted and informed.

:bulletorange: Fake Art
T-A will not tolerate work submitted that has clearly been manipulated and being passed off as traditional artwork.  If you submit fake art (defined below) we will ban you from the group and report you to dA as well as making all of our affiliates aware of the situation.
:bulletwhite: Photoshopped images being passed off as traditional work
:bulletwhite: Printed images with obvious scribbles on top being passed off as a traditional drawing.
:bulletwhite: Photoshopped drawings – your own or otherwise

:bulletorange: Make it easier for us to get your work in the gallery more quickly, tell us what materials you have used!!

:bulletorange: Admin staff looks closely at each and every deviation submitted before accepting to the gallery. If your submission does not follow all our group rule, it will be rejected from the gallery, and you will be notified about why. Denial by group admins is final. If you have any questions, please feel free to note a Sub Admin!

Please Note...


We realize that with such a large Group, there are going to be bugs that pop-up from time to time, so it is essential that you please use the relevant subjects on notes sent to the group. If you cannot join or submit, or have any questions, affiliate-related or other notes, you need to have appropriate subjects on your notes to get quick responses and avoid them getting mislaid!  



Traditional-artists Staff


:iconcaelitha:
Caelitha
(Founder & Admin)
:iconmimozablooming:
MimozaBlooming
(former Admin but we all listen to her)
:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan
(Submission Admin)
:iconpafmaster:
pafmaster
(Membership Admin)
:iconelveanna:
Elveanna
(Critic and Afiliates Admin)





Info and Rules (updated)

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 21, 2013, 8:08 AM

Info & Rules


About Traditional-Artists


:wave: We're a group aimed at bringing together traditional artists and artisans on deviantART.  We are not elitist - we welcome artists of all styles, media and levels of ability - if you're traditional, you're in! :thumbsup:

How to Join


:bulletred: Q: How do I join the club?
:pointr: A: Just click the "Join Our Group" button on our front page.  

In the Note, you are required to include five (5) links to your traditional art pieces suitable for submission to our gallery. Please refer to our submission rules below. This means you must have at least five deviations categorized under Traditional Art or Artisan Crafts in your gallery. If you have no traditional art, or don't currently meet the minimum requirements to join our group, we encourage you to become a watcher until your body of traditional work increases, and then resubmit your request.

We'd be most grateful if you'd display our icon in your journal or our link in your comment signature - it's not a requirement, but it's a great way to spread the word about us! Alternatively, there's a new "Groups" widget that you can add to your front page that will show our icon. :D  Here's how:

:bulletred: Q: How do I add the icon to my journal?
:pointr: A: Just type : icontraditional-artists : (with the colons but without the spaces) into your journal.

:bulletred: Q: How do I add the link to my signature?
:pointr: A: Go to Account Tools :pointr: Edit Settings :pointr: Identity, and type : devtraditional-artists : (with the colons but without the spaces) into the box under "Comment Signature".

:bulletred: Q: How do I use the Groups widget on my front page?
:pointr: A: Go to "Edit Page" on your front page (top right-hand corner) and select the Groups widget from the list.

:note: We reserve the right to decline any membership and rejected applicant will receive a notification.

How to Submit


:bulletred: How do I submit art to the club?
:pointr: Click the "Contribute Art" button on our front page, and select your submission to the current monthly gallery folder.  (Please make sure that you submit to the correct folder.)
:pointr: You can also read the following tutorial for a visual guide on the submission process to a group: How to Submit to a Group

:bulletred: If I found a beautiful art piece, can I submit it to your group?
:pointr: No. You must not submit work that is not created by your own hand. Work submitted from the third person is not accepted and the deviant who submitted will be banned.

:note: The submissions limit is 2 deviations per month.
:note: Submissions will be open between the 21st and the 30th of every month, except in February will be on the 21st until the 28th.


Submission Rules


:new:
:bulletgreen: Your submission will be approved as long as it meets all of the following requirements:

:megaphone: What is accepted into the Traditional-Artists Gallery?

:bulletorange: Art submitted to our Gallery must be submitted to traditional art categories, e.g. paintings or drawings. We will also accept artisan crafts and mixed media - anything that's handmade.  Important Because of the sheer volume of work submitted to T-A on a weekly basis, the standard of artwork accepted into the gallery is held in a higher scrutiny than most clubs. We shall never, ever discriminate due to the level of skill of the artist - however, we will only take work that is presented only in the best possible way.

:bulletorange: All submissions must be finished pieces. If you consider your art completed ones, NEVER entitle your works Sketches, WIPs, Studies, or the like that implies unfinished/incomplete works.

:bulletorange: Tutorials must be submitted to Group Favorites -> Members' Tutorials. This will not affect your monthly submission slots. :)

:police: Not accepted:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Work submitted to the wrong folder.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Wrongly oriented or improperly cropped image. See below for more details.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Image categorized under Photography, Literature or Digital Art.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Commercial work – We do not accept work displayed for commercial gain. More specifically:  work with a commercial remark in the title and displayed on the image itself is unacceptable. Buying and Selling terms can be added in artist’s comment.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Un-finished works; WIPs, Doodles, Sketches, Poor linework etc.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Pornographic, Racist, Hate or Fetish work.  See Mature Content below for more details.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Work that has not been created by your own hand or submission from the third person.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Work presented on lined or squared paper when it is not aesthetic to your artwork.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Poorly photographed or scanned work:  tints added by poor camera light; blurred photos; scanner burn; barely visible photos etc.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Cropped, zoomed image without a picture of the whole work displaying as the main part.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: 2D art with distorted perspective and 3D drawing/painting without top/surface view.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Photographs showcasing something that distracts the viewers from the artwork.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Plain text art.

:bulletorange: Cropping
Please make sure your submission is showing only your artwork, we will NOT accept any submissions where:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Paper edges or binding rings are in view
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Drawing materials are in view
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Drawing surfaces and surroundings are in view, except Site Specific Art
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Reference images are in view
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Picture frames are in view, except those made by the artists
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Artists who are not the art object themselves are in view

:bulletorange: Digital editing
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (1) You may only use a digital program to correct brightness and contrast to reinstate the original values if your camera/scanner has changed them.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (2) NO images with digitally clear/transparent backgrounds or deleted paper texture noise.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (3) You may add a simple solid-color digital border/frame.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (4) You may add a watermark, artwork title, artist's logo, name, and website.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (5) NO digital enhancements will be accepted, no filters, no colours or digital textures and no digital brushes or text may be included in your traditional art submission.  
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (6) You may add digital text only in a comic strip or storyboard that is 100% traditional art.

:bulletorange: To further clarify on digital textures:
NOT ACCEPTABLE-> Water Mage- SCD by JLDragonfly  
ACCEPTABLE-> water mage- not texture by JLDragonfly

:bulletorange: Clear backgrounds and digital transparency:
NOT ACCEPTABLE -> Bayle-clear-bg by rinaswan
NOT ACCEPTABLE -> Bayle-white-bg by rinaswan


:star: Tips
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: How to photograph your art jon-snow.deviantart.com/art/Ho…
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: How to scan your art kaoru-chan.deviantart.com/art/…
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: How to scan large format art mauthbaux.deviantart.com/art/H…
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: How to clean your lineart lalunatique.deviantart.com/art…

:bulletorange: Mature content is allowed as long as it is presented in a tasteful manner and has the appropriate mature filter applied if necessary.  The submission administrators will assess on an individual basis.  

:bulletorange: Multi-panel artwork:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (1) Must be a polyptych (diptych, triptych, tetraptych, etc.).
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (2) All images in each piece must follow all group submission rules.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (3) Before-and-after work and step-by-step art will not be accepted.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (4) Digital work to combine artworks must be limited and will be at the discretion of the admins as to whether it is acceptable or not.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (5) Each case will be assessed on an individual basis.  

:bulletorange: Art Theft
Anyone found submitting other artists' work as their own will be banned and reported to dA and the original artist will be contacted and informed.

:bulletorange: Fake Art
T-A will not tolerate work submitted that has clearly been manipulated and being passed off as traditional artwork.  If you submit fake art (defined below) we will ban you from the group and report you to dA as well as making all of our affiliates aware of the situation.
:bulletwhite: Photoshopped images being passed off as traditional work
:bulletwhite: Printed images with obvious scribbles on top being passed off as a traditional drawing.
:bulletwhite: Photoshopped drawings – your own or otherwise

:bulletorange: Make it easier for us to get your work in the gallery more quickly, tell us what materials you have used!!

:bulletorange: Admin staff looks closely at each and every deviation submitted before accepting to the gallery. If your submission does not follow all our group rule, it will be rejected from the gallery, and you will be notified about why. Denial by group admins is final. If you have any questions, please feel free to note a Sub Admin!

Please Note...


We realize that with such a large Group, there are going to be bugs that pop-up from time to time, so it is essential that you please use the relevant subjects on notes sent to the group. If you cannot join or submit, or have any questions, affiliate-related or other notes, you need to have appropriate subjects on your notes to get quick responses and avoid them getting mislaid!  ;)



Traditional-artists Staff


:iconcaelitha:
Caelitha
(Founder & Admin)
:iconmimozablooming:
MimozaBlooming
(former Admin but we all listen to her)
:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan
(Submission Admin)
:iconpafmaster:
pafmaster
(Membership Admin)
:iconelveanna:
Elveanna
(Critic and Afiliates Admin)





And the winners are......

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 28, 2012, 6:43 PM


Creativity Contest Winners



First, I have to say wonderful job to all those who entered this unique (and let's be honest, kinda challenging) stock-art contest of creativity!   You guys really made our judging job hard!  :faint:


But now the chips are down and the numbers are tallied, and we have our winners!!!!




FIRST PLACE



The Melting Sun by youngmoons by youngmoons

:winner:First Place Prizes:winner:

:bulletorange: 1 years subscription to dA from KW-Scott
:bulletorange: Journal feature, 150 points and a drawn ATC by Ileina
:bulletorange: Journal feature and points (amount to be announced) by Elandria
:bulletorange: Journal feature and 70 points from rinaswan
:bulletorange: Journal feature and 20 points by Photopathica
:bulletorange: An exclusive stock-pack from HiddenYume-stock
:bulletorange: Journal feature, lama and feature in anything-traditional by LilaeaBluecoat
:bulletorange: Journal features from Traditional-Art-Only FineArtGalleries & Realism-Art
:bulletorange: Journal/News article feature by JLDragonfly
:bulletorange: Group journal feature by AnotherContestGroup
:bulletorange: Journal feature by pbird12
:bulletorange: Journal feature by RandomSearcher
:bulletorange: Journal feature by TraditionalUnleashed
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Feature-Heaven
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Traditional-Art-Only
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Rainbow-4all-Club



SECOND PLACE




Fanning The Flames With A Whisper by Sloppygee by Sloppygee


:winner:Second Place Prizes:winner:

:bulletorange: 3 months subscription to dA from KW-Scott
:bulletorange: Journal feature, 100 points and a drawn ATC by Ileina
:bulletorange: Journal feature and points (amount to be announced) by Elandria
:bulletorange: Journal feature and 50 points from rinaswan
:bulletorange: Journal feature and 20 points by Photopathica
:bulletorange: An exclusive stock-pack from HiddenYume-stock
:bulletorange: Journal feature, lama and feature in anything-traditional by LilaeaBluecoat
:bulletorange: Journal/News article feature by JLDragonfly
:bulletorange: Group journal feature by AnotherContestGroup
:bulletorange: Journal features from Traditional-Art-Only FineArtGalleries & Realism-Art
:bulletorange: Journal feature by pbird12
:bulletorange: Journal feature by RandomSearcher
:bulletorange: Journal feature by TraditionalUnleashed
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Feature-Heaven
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Traditional-Art-Only
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Rainbow-4all-Club


THIRD PLACE



:thumb327655811: by FoolSightBlind


:winner:Third Place Prizes:winner:


:bulletorange: 1 months subscription to dA from KW-Scott
:bulletorange: Journal feature, 50 points and a drawn ATC by Ileina
:bulletorange: Journal feature and points (amount to be announced) by Elandria
:bulletorange: Journal feature and 30 points from rinaswan
:bulletorange: Journal feature and 20 points by Photopathica
:bulletorange: An exclusive stock-pack from HiddenYume-stock
:bulletorange: Journal feature, lama and feature in anything-traditional by LilaeaBluecoat
:bulletorange: Journal/News article feature by JLDragonfly
:bulletorange: Group journal feature by AnotherContestGroup
:bulletorange: Journal features from Traditional-Art-Only FineArtGalleries & Realism-Art
:bulletorange: Journal feature by pbird12
:bulletorange: Journal feature by RandomSearcher
:bulletorange: Journal feature by TraditionalUnleashed
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Feature-Heaven
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Traditional-Art-Only
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Rainbow-4all-Club



Rinaswan's Favorite



A misogynist on judgment day by AJF-Art by AJF-Art


:winner:Special Prize:winner:

rinaswan's favorite get's a special prize of 3 month subscription to dA and 100 points!



HONORABLE MENTIONS


As judges, we really just wanted to feature these two because we were quite taken with them as well. :D

2012- the Parasol by JoannaMoory by JoannaMoory and Raven's Window #3 by Karenee-Art by Karenee-Art


And again, congrats to everyone who participated!!  :dance:

27TH CRITIQUE NIGHT TODAY

Journal Entry: Sat May 5, 2012, 8:33 AM





Critique Night is starting in half an hour! Come join us!
Attention please! Because of a big backlog the Critique Wanted folder is closed for the time being. It is starting to look better, but we still have way too many works in it to be able to allow new ones in, sorry. :(



If you want to receive an additional reminder that there will be a CN the day before it takes place, comment on this journal!


27TH CRITIQUE NIGHT APPROACHING


May's Critique Night is this week, see if you can make it!

:pointr: Date:Saturday, May 5th
:pointr: Time:4pm GMT
Use this Time Zone Converter to work out what time that is for you.
:pointr: Location: T-A Chatroom
:pointr: Anything else? As usual, how long it takes depends on how many people are there; ask any questions you have in the comments or note the group or me, Elveanna; and remember that you can't submit anything this time! :thumbsup:

See you there! :wave:


I will post the pieces from last time together with those that are going to get feedback now.




WE'RE LOOKING FOR NEW CRITIC CONTRIBUTORS




If you like to give people feedback on their work, you know a bit about art and would like to take on some responsibility, apply as Critic Contributor!

Here you can read how you can apply.



WHAT IS A CRITIQUE NIGHT?



People who want feedback on a piece of art submit it as explained below.
In the actual Critique Night the work that is currently given feedback will be displayed as a thumbnail at the top of the chat window. Everyone present is given some time to think about it. If one wants to say something, they raise their hand by posting ^ and wait until the moderator calls on them. Then they post their feedback, preferably typed while waiting.
The feedback should be helpful and constructive and cover the good aspects as well as those the artist can improve on.
The moderator will call on people to give their feedback in the order they ^ed. If they're done, they type "finished", so people know they can move on.

Example (from 1st CN):
<Elveanna> [Moderator in this case] for everyone: piece xy is next
<Donguri7> ^
<BJ92-ESQUE> ^
<Elveanna> okay, Donguri7
<Donguri7> I love this one, the handling of the charcoal is amazing, especially in the rendering of the eyes - so subtle. I would say that the nose is too light, drawing too much attention away from the gentler parts of the work.
<Donguri7> Really the cheekbone closest to us should have a stronger higlight, and the nose less
<LeahJay> ^
<Donguri7> But I love the way you've treated the other lights, like on the collar
<Elveanna> ^
<WhisperingWolf> ^
<Donguri7> And how you've contrasted a light background to the dark side of the face, and vice versa
<Donguri7> *finished
<Elveanna> allright, BJ92-ESQUE's turn  (...)


Usually a piece gets feedback from about four people. In order to be fair we try to have about 20-30 minutes of time for every piece. If more people want to give feedback, they will be asked to do so directly at the work, if there are very few it might be put back to the Critique Wanted folder to get some more.

And some helpful chat basics:
:bulletred: If you enter a chatroom and see nothing - don't think it's empty and leave immediately. Your browser just won't know what as been chatted already, so it will seem blank, even if there are people present :)
:bulletred: To see who is online, look to the right. The grey colummn there (the frame of the overall chat window) lists all the people present - if there is only your name, then you are alone.
:bulletred: Please give people some time to respond - logging on and off in split seconds makes it hard to greet you. Especially when people are typing feedback it might look very quiet and empty, but a friendly "hello" is almost always answered within one or two minutes.
:bulletred: If you want to talk someone explicitly, you can "tab" them: type the first letters of the user's name, (e.g. El for Elveanna), then press tab - and the browser will complete the name. If you then post what you said, it will be highlighted in the recipient's window. Very helpful if there are many people talking simultaneously :)


But really, the best way to find out how a CN works and what it is like is to participate! Just pop in and take a look, we're all really friendly! :glomp:



HOW TO SUBMIT WORKS FOR CRITIQUE NIGHTS -


:new: Attention! The Critique Wanted folder is currently closed.


:pointr: A folder has been opened in favorites: "Critique Wanted" - to which anyone at any time is able to submit. You can submit as many pieces as you like, but in a Critique Night only one will get feedback!
Please note: We only accept traditional work!
:pointr: Works from said folder will be selected in the order they were submitted to get feedback during Critique Nights;
:pointr: Works that received critique from TA will be moved to the favorites folder "Critiqued by TA".

:bulletyellow: There will be about 10 Critique Night slots. In order to have one of these secure please not only submit your work to the folder, but also write the group a Note with the title "Critique Wanted" or something similar and a link to your work. Slots will be filled by notes first, then the rest will be selected from the folder.

:bulletyellow: Until now pieces directly submitted at the Critiqe Night usually recieved feedback as well. Be aware that with the opening of the "Critique Wanted" folder we will probably have enough pieces for a whole CN - so if you just submit at the Critique Night, you might have to wait till the next one!
If you want to be sure to get feedback, submit your work officially to the folder.


:megaphone: Please note:
The folder is open to all members. If you have some time and feel like it - go and give some feedback, it's rewarding for both sides!



23RD CRITIQUE NIGHT OVER


:pointr: Materialism by Nanakonomidori: comments.deviantart.com/1/2022…

:pointr: DIY Implant by Shisho2k: comments.deviantart.com/1/1995…

:pointr: MANA by BanMoon: comments.deviantart.com/1/2060…

:pointr: this is the craziest thing by ancira: comments.deviantart.com/1/1986…

:pointr: Mel by CarlooSolrac: comments.deviantart.com/1/2059…

:pointr: GLEE - Chord Overstreet by verkoka: comments.deviantart.com/1/2087…






Evaluating Group Demographic: How old are you? 

31%
710 deviants said 20 - 25 years old; young adult.
27%
602 deviants said 17 - 19 years old; ready to be treated as a young adult.
16%
355 deviants said 13 - 16 years old; teenager.
10%
235 deviants said 26 - 30 years old; when time reeally starts stepping on one's heels.
9%
208 deviants said 31 - 40 years old; adult, still young.
5%
103 deviants said 41 - 50 years old; when accomplishments reeally start to pay off.
2%
37 deviants said 51 - 60 years old; experienced, and ready to see the world all over again.
1%
12 deviants said > 61 years old; with a treasure chest of stories to share.

Should we extend the Creativity Contest deadline a bit longer? 

42%
56 deviants said Meh, i already finished/am not entering.
20%
26 deviants said Yes! I'm close to being done--give us a week more, please!
20%
26 deviants said At least two weeks!
10%
13 deviants said I haven't started yet but i really want to! Three weeks!
8%
11 deviants said Naw, i'm good with the week thats left.

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