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Welcome to new memberWelcome to another new member of Respect-Us
Looking forward to seeing your submissions to the group's galleries!
Welcome to new member!Welcome our newest member to the group:
Looking forward to your gallery submissions!
400 pixel image size minimumdA had an old rule that for images submitted to the photography galleries, the minimum size was at 400 pixels on the shortest side. Images smaller than 400 pixels on any side could only be submitted as "scraps."
dA doesn't keep much in the way of standards anymore, but I always agreed with this one and will continue to hold it for the group - it's just rare to have to worry about it, because it's rare to see any files smaller than this in the group submissions.
But it has come up recently, so am making general note of it.
Image submissions for the group galleries should be at least 400 pixels on the shortest side.
Possible exception would be for extra-wide panoramic images.
Welcome to new member!Welcome a new member to Respect-Us:
Please read the detailed submission guidelines on the front page (below the current journal entry box) so you know which images meet the group's themes. And we look forward to seeing your images become part of the Respect-Us galleries!
Welcome to new members!Welcome to two new group members!
Looking forward to seeing your images within our galleries, and if you haven't already, please make sure to read the detailed submission guidelines (linked in the box below the journal entry box on the front page), so you know what images will be acceptable for submission within this group's particular themes.
Thank you and welcome once again!
Watchers who apply for membershipA note for our 4200 or so Watchers of Respect-Us who are not members of the group:
As noted in the front page membership requirements box, becoming a deviantWatcher of this group is a requirement for membership.
The admin message center only shows NEW devWatch notifications. So if you are already a Watcher from a time before you apply for membership, we will NOT see a devWatch notification for you at the time you apply. That means it will appear that you have not followed the group's membership requirements in becoming a Watcher first, and your membership request will be delayed or declined.
So if you are a Watcher of the group who later decides to apply for membership - PLEASE COMMENT ON YOUR MEMBERSHIP REQUEST that you are already a Watcher of the group.
And of course, YES, you still have to meet the other membership requirements to be approved!
Incorrect folder submissionsThere have been a number of recent gallery submissions made to the wrong group gallery folder. I know this is sometimes a case of accidental mis-click, and sometimes a case of not paying attention.
I know that PolarExtremesStudio has, in the past, often accepted these and moved them to the correct folder with a comment to "next time please submit to correct folder." That is always his prerogative; he sometimes still votes on submissions, and so this may sometimes still happen.
Personally, I don't have the time or inclination to do that on an ongoing basis, so for submissions made to the wrong folders, I simply decline them.
As always, if your submission has been declined, the most likely reasons are:
1. Does not meet group gallery criteria for subject matter;
2. Does not meet group gallery criteria for quality;
3. Submitted to incorrect folder.
If considering those three reasons doesn't help you understand why your submission was declined, you can, if you wish, leave a comment on t
Membership applications pendingHi everyone, there are several membership applications pending in the group's message center right now, and I just wanted to mention that I'm in the midst of an insanely busy weekend at my studio, and I'll be able to take a closer look at those applications/applicants' galleries in the next couple of days.
* For those who have become watchers of the group before applying, as specified in the membership requirements, you'll see this journal as a watcher of the group, and know what's going on!
* For those where I've left a comment on your application asking a question - if you won't take a moment to answer that question, you will not be approved for membership.
* For those being directed to look at the front page membership requirements, it probably means there's something lacking about your application that you could fix. Go read the membership requirements - they aren't complicated.
* For those who haven't become watchers, you probably won't see this, but I'll say it anyway, becoming a
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Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
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If you think the interwebs is the only place you'll find people you don't agree with, I think it's time you spent a little more time away from your computer. First off, let me say that there's nothing inherently wrong about disagreeing with someone. Nothing at
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I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
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RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
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Of Angels and Demons
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Anime and Manga DD round up, July 2014:iconcinyu:
Features by cinyu
The Golden Yard by Naschi:Dear Old Memories - You ~ Youko: by Nacura-G
Karasutengu by ASingleGiraffeSV - hoshino-arashi by silvi-silvimemory f i s h by Gasara
Lia by OXMirukuBP: HBD JOHN by tooaya
Comm: sugarella by ikr:: y o u t h f u l. d a y s :: by hitogataDreamScape by muhoho-seijin
10.07.14 by Asa-tan[PFFK]Chapter III:Bloody Sun by laziesheavenA vampire never dies by Pemiin
LUGGAGE FOR THE DANCER IN RED - 13-2014
the loner by korrox the ninth gate by Tom-Ripley
On the edge of the world by igorsev Contraposition by SplitEnsds On the edge of the world by igorsev
SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura unsustainable by chriseastmids SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura
Colibri' by martaraff Mgh IV - St. Georg in the Puddle by DpressedSoul Colibri' by martaraff
im garten IV by BuChWien PNEUMA by menervaTau im garten IV by BuChWien
A. by ValeriaVi at the window by JakezDaniel A. by ValeriaVi
A whiter shade of pale by Barnum60 life philosophy by tuminka
Streetside Stories: MonochromeAligopter by - DougNZ
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The Look Out by - PatrickMonnier
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CI Monthly Feature #24Hello dear members and watchers,
Another article featuring works from our CI members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to our +40k watchers and the whole community!
HOW CAN I GET FEATURED?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
Nature squares feature
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treasure. by simoendli .: falling down :. by biszkopciik p u r p u r e a by poppy412
sunrays flowers 2 by StargazerLZ fleur by girlmarvel easiness by vitzy
Look from above.. by Bojkovski 0996 by topinka Flowers Of Paradise by Onceuponatime13
::Hidden Passion:: by onixa Searching for a new world by Healzo lily by nakedlady
Day 42 - Little flower by EliseEnchanted As time goes by by cloduy
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Every now and then I come across someone on dA who has a spectacular gallery that is somehow so under rated and so under viewed it literally drops my jaw. This artist is absolutely spectacular, such a beautiful gallery of nudes and portraits I really cant believe that people are not flocking to her page in their thousands on a daily basis. Well heres a feature that will hopefully help people get to where they need to be and that place is the gallery of IlonaShevchishina and here are a few thumbs to give a preview of what you will find:
.... by IlonaShevchishina :thumb262702910: ..... by IlonaShevchishina ... by IlonaShevchishina :thumb285230204: ... by IlonaShevchishina ..... by IlonaShevchishina ...... by IlonaShevchishina :thumb267535906: ..... by IlonaShevchishina
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