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Thanks for voting and commenting on that poll everyone!

While we do want this group to remain "open" to the community (and we don't want to come across as "elitist" either :noes:), a lot of our members (and admins!) do want some sort of quality control on what goes in the gallery. So that's what we're doing!

Also keep in mind that we do not accept any fanart! Fan games are a big grey area so if you're unsure just send us a note!

Gallery
You can still submit things as normal to the gallery, just keep in mind that we'll be judging its quality. One thing our admins are now required to do is tell you why something was declined. It (probably) won't be a huge paragraph - just a sentence or two. They're required to do this so you guys know what to improve on if you want to get into the gallery! :D

The "Featured" folder is a showcase of our best submissions, all in one place for you to drool over.

Favourites
The favourites are much more open. There is no quality control and the only rules are that it has to be for a game and it has to be in the right folder. Otherwise anything goes! WIPs, scratchwork, and so on! The group admins might throw your stuff in there too, regardless of whether it was successfully submitted to the gallery or not, so don't worry if you find something of yours in there. :)

The "Featured" folder is for putting things in that you happen to come across while browsing dA that are game art-related. Usually we stick things in there if the original author does not want their deviation in our gallery :lol:

Critique Requested
There is a "Critique Requested" folder in the gallery and it's different from all of the other folders. Submissions to this folder are not quality controlled -- all we ask is that you keep an open mind when we come critiquing it. :lol: Any sort of game art can go in here, although the "border" between what is and isn't is more relaxed.


If you have any questions about how our gallery and favourites are going to work from now on, we'd love to hear them! :#1:

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:iconcaptainlemmo:
CaptainLemmo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Does this count as fanart? :S
It's an original design, but in the same style and made to fit in. The original game is just a casual mobile game tho.

captainlemmo.deviantart.com/ar…
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:iconkulata:
Kulata Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
I tried to submit a Screengrab from UDK for some game assets i've been working on for some time, i didnt get any feedback as to why it was declined, care to comment? :)
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DKDevil Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
1. It was submitted to the wrong group folder (you posted it to playable games instead of 3D)
2. Untextured works are considered unfinished (at the moment, this may change soonish) and we only accept unfinished works in our critiques requested folder.
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:iconkulata:
Kulata Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
ah, i didnt notice i submitted it wrong, i'll fix that :)
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:iconc-hillman:
C-Hillman Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically I gave my creature descriptions to :iconnightenscythe: and he is drawing some concept art for me to use as a base for the animator. My question is this, can I submit that concept art(with proper credit given to him as the visual artist of course) as it was done from my descriptions but was actually drawn by him?
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:iconpyritie:
Pyritie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can submit his deviations to the group if you want
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:iconc-hillman:
C-Hillman Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the reply, that's good to know.
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JusSumDude Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey all, just finished a piece for zelda but it wont let be post it, any pointers? O.o
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:iconpyritie:
Pyritie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
we don't accept fanart here, sorry
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JusSumDude Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh ok. just 'own concept art' sorta group? cool. thanks ^^
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:iconpyritie:
Pyritie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not just concept art, but it's for original stuff, yeah :nod:
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:iconjussumdude:
JusSumDude Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cools, im not gonna lie, im going to be doing fanart of all kinds for the next many months to get some rep here. but eventually ill be back with lots of original stuff. till than, thanks for the help n info
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Texelion Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah same for me, I do fanarts for practice, it's quicker than creating something. Too bad it's not accepted here, but there are other game groups which do.
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SwiftIllusion Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Sounds great :), however, there isn't any guideline on the quantity of submissions allowed over how much time?
So, quick question,
how much pieces would be allowed to be submitted each week?
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:iconpyritie:
Pyritie Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The group already has a built-in limit for that. I think it's about 4 or 5 or so? I forget. If you try to submit more than that, you'll just get an error message. :nod:
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:iconswiftillusion:
SwiftIllusion Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Oh that's awesome o.o, didn't know that was possible.
Thanks for the information :)
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:icon3-quarters:
3-quarters Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Ugh, oh boy. One of my bigger project happens to be a street fighter fan game >>
Nevertheless, this seems good to me.
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MisterLoJo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to join just for the "critique requested" thing, but I currently don't have any actual game art in my gallery- I'd be joining, then, for what I'd create in the future. (Does that even make sense? lol)

Anyway, can I join even if I can't provide examples?
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:iconpyritie:
Pyritie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you post what you just said in the description in a join request then I'll see what we can do :plotting:
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Sveinjo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's awesome that quality control is introduced to this group, and I say that fully expecting to have some of my submissions rejected :)

I do notice though that there is some inconsistency regarding what goes into which category, particularly a lot of concept illustrations that probably fit better in Conceptual/Promotional categories have ended up in the 2D category.

For instance this one (awesome as it is) would perhaps be better under conceptual than in 2D: [link]

My 2 cents :)
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:iconpyritie:
Pyritie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, dunno how that one snuck into 2D, but I moved it :o
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Nortenyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
repost from earlier deviant question on fairness of the voting system. My response:

"Even though only five admins would be critically eying work looking for that qualitative difference between acceptable and not acceptable...it's not like a traditional point of view..."do we like it" It really has more to do with the apparent finish, sense of effort and rigor that is really apparent in the artwork. The number one reason is to cut down on spam...or work that obviously is not trying to make a contribution to the group as GAME ART. This group is about art, but not all art. It is specific to games. If you want to submit ponies, unicorns, or whatever...I hope it is for a game about such topic. The same can be said about school work that is 3D work, but for architecture versus a game concept. This forum is both 2D and 3D but it is not just about 2D art or 3D art. Just because you submit something from either category doesn't mean it has anything to do with games. And that really is the biggest criteria of all aside from quality finish or effort in developing game art. It has to be about GAMES. Art about Games, not strictly video games, since we also look at card game art and board game art. If this group doesn't decline non game art, then it is simply Deviant Art itself...anything goes. We choose to be discriminating in selecting art for acceptance to the group in order to keep the identity of the group what it set out to be from the beginning. Game Art. We know a lot of people out there have different interest in participating with the group. Some are learning how to become pros are learn their techniques for other reasons. That is okay, but as far as submitted art goes...it needs to be honestly trying to promote game art and nothing else. Most of you will not be declined, so rest easy my friend."
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studioenpassant Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
:clap: That's really something all of DeviantART could use; I hope more people will learn this lesson from you :D

It's annoying to have to fish through a sea of childish Sonic and Naruto doodles to find someone of value in this site.
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:iconnortenyo:
Nortenyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
I can understand your point of view. I like to promote art for all ages, but at the same time, it would be great if DA had even a simple filter based on age, but how can you prove it with account setup being so easy. The only other way is by looking at the art itself...which for DA numbers in the millions already or more right? How can you police all that art by eye? The only thing left is being up front with fellow Deviants and asking them on their honor to place work where it has true integrity for the viewer looking for a particular type of artwork. I think this type of general problem plague conceptart.org and they structure their folders to reflect quality. But it wasn't in terms of subjective tastes in art...but by apparent finish, effort, or in some cases lack of. That was more apparent and neutral way to deal with ogranizing the art. And it was up to the admins to check on that and police the forums looking for stray sheep.
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:iconpyritie:
Pyritie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DDs are always a good place to start :nod:
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:iconizz-noxfox:
Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
that's really nice, I'm really for it but I just wonder what will be the criteria for the admins to accept or decline a submission? I tend to think that the technical aspect is important, then comes the artistic aspect. After all it's useless to make a kickass asset that can't be run or is too heavy to have a fluid scene. I wonder what's the minimum quality level.
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:iconnortenyo:
Nortenyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Even though only five admins would be critically eyeing work looking for that qualitative difference between acceptable and not acceptable...it's not like a traditional point of view..."do we like it" It really has more to do with the apparent finish, sense of effort and rigor that is really apparent in the artwork. The number one reason is to cut down on spam...or work that obviously is not trying to make a contribution to the group as GAME ART. This group is about art, but not all art. It is specific to games. If you want to submit ponies, unicorns, or whatever...I hope it is for a game about such topic. The same can be said about school work that is 3D work, but for achitecture versus a game concept. This forum is both 2D and 3D but it is not just about 2D art or 3D art. Just because you submit something from either category doesn't mean it has anything to do with games. And that really is the biggest criteria of all aside from quality finish or effort in developing game art. It has to be about GAMES. Art about Games, not strictly video games, since we also look at card game art and board game art. If this group doesn't decline non game art, then it is simply Deviant Art itself...anything goes. We choose to be discriminating in selecting art for acceptance to the group in order to keep the identity of the group what it set out to be from the beginning. Game Art. We know alot of people out there have different interest in participating with the group. Some are learning how to become pros are learn their techniques for other reasons. That is okay, but as far as submitted art goes...it needs to be honestly trying to promote game art and nothing else. Most of you will not be declined, so rest easy my friend.
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:iconizz-noxfox:
Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
well, I wasn't against this nor fearing being declined, I don't like spam and only post final assets. if they ever were to be refused I'd take no offense as long as I don't see lesser quality works being accepted at the same time.
thanks for the full explaination however, it's interesting to know it.
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:iconpyritie:
Pyritie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Our criteria is basically "Would you like this showing up in your devwatch?" Yes it's kinda opinionated but hopefully requiring 5 votes would help eliminate that :)
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:iconizz-noxfox:
Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
I see... I guess that's fair :)
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Lilshadow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
I think this is heading towards greatness. I like the setup you have and also the feature of being told why something was declined is something that many other groups could learn from. The reason people join a group is to either see some cool work or to feel like part of a community and receive feedback from people in it and build artistic relationship with people.

I think you guys are doing things for both crowds. If someone doesn't get their work in they can always resubmit it to the critique area and improve and when they finally rework the piece to a high grade of quality they can feel that they are improving.
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:iconpyritie:
Pyritie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! :#1:
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:iconnisaza:
nisaza Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
saying why the deviation was declined is a great idea =D congrats for that!
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:iconwhodagoose:
whodagoose Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010   Filmographer
Glad you aren't doing the 'elitist' thing like some rare groups I've encountered.

Voting on quality is fine. How many votes passes something?
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Pyritie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
5!
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sarge5k Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student Photographer
Sounds good!:thumbsup:
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ZEGMAN Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student Artist
Sounds good.
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fudging Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
To be fair, I used some nice dinosaur CSS back in the day...
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Pyritie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You didn't save it as a skin :noes:
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fudging Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
'Dinosaur Time!' saved as skin :D
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