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ladies, gentlemen, welcome to ArtHasSoul

We apologize for the slight delay in accepting submissions, but how do we put the gallery status atm?
There   are 2 of us and 130+ submissions a day.
I think this pretty much explains it. We are swarmed.

We're hoping that through updating our submission guidelines a big part of this issue will be resolved and it would make it easier for all of us.
please read through carefully, we're devoting a section of rules for each category of our gallery. feel free to skip the sections you don't submit to, but please, do read through the general section of the rules.

General  Rules:

:bulletgreen:Please submit to the correct folders, else you will be declined. Please pay close attention to where your piece is going, a lot of traditional art is being submitted into photgraphy and we have no idea why.  Due to the large amount of submissions we don't always have time to drop you a comment saying it's the wrong folder.

:bulletgreen:Please submit your best works into the group. We're not a group for beginners, and we believe in quality over quantity.

:bulletgreen:It must be your own work. Art theft will not be tolerated.

:bulletgreen:We don't accept the following types of artwork:
:bulletyellow:dA ids.
:bulletyellow:wips or poorly drawn practice pieces (we don't accept practice pieces in general, but we make an exception if the piece is good),
:bulletyellow:we  don't accept flat colorings of lineart (shading effects, lights, etc are required)
:bulletyellow:Poor quality photographs (poor angle or poor lightning, too much grains, bad blur)
:bulletyellow:Extremely explicit content. Nude shots are fine, porn is not.


:bulletgreen:All kinds of photography are accepted here. However, group rules still apply (as in to we accept nudes, but we won't accept porn)

:bulletgreen:Same quality rule. we will not be approving of grainy photographs, or photos with bad lights and angles.

:bulletgreen:Please keep in mind this isn't tumble or instegram. placing a punch of filters on the image will not get it approved if it's a bad quality, or if the filters themselves damage the image too much.


:bulletred:We will not approve any photomanipulation submitted into the group without proper stock credits. Also, Photos from the internet isn't a valid stock resource. Unless your manipulation contains valid stock images, from actual stock sites (like shutter stock, fotolia, deposite photos, etc),  or other sites which provide royalty free images or premium stock you've legally purchased, it will not be approved.

:bulletred: Please link back to the stock images used, not just the stock provider. manips linking only to the stock accounts will be declined.

:bulletred:If you're using your own resources, please state so, and link back to the pieces used if they're available on site.

please refer to these rules for further information:
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 #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?

:bulletblue:We will warn you 3 times in regards of photomanip submissions, especially the warnings that concern copyright and resource sites, if you insist on ignoring the admin warnings and keep on trying to submit your works you will be banned and reported for art theft.


:bulletblue:Simple rule, please mention your resources, if it's a photomanip wallpaper state your stock, if it's an image you painted please state so as well. A lot of resources go into wallpapers sometimes, and the same rules apply about having to credit those who made these resources.

3D wallpapers must be properly rendered as well as a good camera angle. Anime wallpapers and fan art wallpapers must contain credits, or proof you created the images used. again, photos you pull off the internet and paste together in a submission is considered art theft and against dA rules.

General Digital Art

:bulletblue:Like stated above, we value quality over quantity, we're not a group for beginners therefore we require good quality artwork.

:bulletblue:Anatomy is important.

:bulletblue:Please submit your best works. We will not be approving of sloppily drawn pictures, or wips. Finished works only.

:bulletblue:Please don't be offended if your work is declined. Before you leave the group due to a declined work (because we've seen it happen more often lately) drop a comment asking why, especially if you believe you've been wrongly declined. It's also useful to keep track of your correspondence messages instead of deleting them all before you see if they've been approved or not.

:bulletred:If we believe your submission is a spam (especially in the cases of photomanips with no credits submitted into 200+ groups) we will decline. Please don't get us wrong, we have no problem at all, nor is it of our business to how many groups you submit to, but some artists have been spamming us despite multiple warnings.

General Traditional Art:

:bulletblue:Please scan the image properly, or take a good photo of it (under good lightning conditions). Poorly scanned paintings, or  blurry images will be declined and we'll drop a comment asking you to provide a proper scan.
:bulletblue:Again, your wips don't belong here nor do your practice sketches, full works only please.

:bulletblue:Anatomy is important.

:bulletblue:Badly drawn images will be declined, like we said earlier, we'd like to maintain quality over quantity.

General FanArt:

:bulletblue:Traditional and digital art rules apply.

:bulletblue:We'd like to see creativity in fanart, especially mlp. we will not be approving the usual ponies, as this is not a group dedicated towards  them. we'll accept creative designs and variation of said fanart though.


:bulletblue:We usually don't have the time to read over everything, please no erotics, otherwise everything is fine.

Artisan Crafts:

:bulletblue:Must be a good quality work, and a good quality picture. That's all.

Calling for admins:

There are quite a few openings, if you'd like to join our team, please send a note to the group. We only require you're active on dA at least 4 days a week, and have time to help us sort through submissions. If you're interested, please note us, and we'll go over the rest of the details with you.

If you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to drop us a note,

Have a nice day,

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Madame-Katherine Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting my request! :happybounce: 
ArchiFrancis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
Hey! New to Deviantart! Thanks for including me! Hope to see a lot of inspiration around here :D
juliailton Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
Thanks for including me in this group!
XxBlueAbyssxX Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding me! :) I don't think my art will be good enough to meet your criteria but we'll see! :)
minivampir Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting me as a member :) Feel free to tell me if my work does not fit the idea of the group ;) ~
SpellpearlArts Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
Thank you so much for the Invite :heart::hug:
Notebook0601 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, Thank you very much for accepting me as a member, I hope my work fits the criteria for being submitted.

I hope anyone whose curious will check out my gallery:…

Thank you very much :huggle: I very much appreciate it!
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blekimaru Featured By Owner 6 days ago
hi, i wanna join this group, but to make sure before my submission get declined would u plz tell me whether my drawing meet ur standard or not, thx u ^^
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gretzelboy89 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist

I regret to inform you that I decided to leave the group.

I really apologize for this, but it wasn't an easy decision. I enjoyed my time as a member and having my stuff published for all to see, but my best to please everyone wasn't enough and I do leave with some sadness. Regarding my style, I've been slowly trying to improve to the best of my abilities, and I've made some slight changes to the characters in my latest drawings that I haven't posted yet. Plus, I've been trying my best to come up with new ideas for all to see.

Thank you for having me as a member and for my support during my stay. It's been a great ride and I wish the best of luck to this group. :)
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