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What You Should Know About This Group

This group is for art that was not just made to look good or to worship a fandom,
but created with a thought; art that has a message, transports a feeling, narrates a story, makes you smile or cry or dream.

Art that combines eye and mind (mind here also includes the emotions, of course. But a group titled Eye, Mind and Soul sounds either like a law firm or an 80ies band).

It won't matter so much how perfectly it is drawn or written or if I personally like it,
but if some extra work of mind and heart is visible, or rather, sensible.


:spotlight-left: GROUP RULES: :spotlight-right:

:bulletred: No bad taste (such as blood and gore, porn, discrimination; you get the idea)

:bulletorange: The pictures should fulfill a certain aesthetical minimum, a text should be in English, spelled correctly and so on; ergo a certain effort should be visible

:bulletyellow: No just-eye-candy-art like 'Portrait of a pretty girl' or 'Landscape'

:bulletgreen: No fan art. No fan fics, no fan characters or similar. Just your very own stuff.

:bulletblue: Submit to the right folder, please! If you're unsure where to submit, just ask.

:bulletpurple: If you submit an illustration from a story you wrote, it should be made understandable in the description what this picture is basically about and which story it does illustrate.
A character standing in front of an empty background is no illustration (but character design). An illustration illustrates (aha!) a certain moment of a story.

:bulletpink: The rules of courtesy also apply for the internet. So behave.

:bulletblack: Mind the descriptions of your pictures - people can't look inside your heads, so if a picture doesn't speak for itself, you have to do.

Please don't be disappointed if a submission should be declined.
Normally I don't bite, so if you should have any questions, don't be afraid to ask.
Warning: I might give you some unasked advice and / or explanations when you submit something; you have to live with that risk here. ;)


Gallery Folders

Polaris by Fiorina-Artworks
Anne Boleyn's Revenge by KristinaGehrmann
Oops by Culpeo-Fox
Gold Rush by LyntonLevengood
Digital Art
It Will Take You by Valhalrion
America, Fight Your demons by Esperage
The Dryad and the Traveler by kelleybean86
Smithy Pests by ancalinar
Traditional Art
Dragon dreams by Lhox
Guardian by isfoss86
Breath of Life. by Qinni
Art and Word
Save a kitten. Give credit. by Gold-Seven
Laughable Insults by BatmanWithBunnyEars
Ideas Are Bulletproof by avix
I'm not dead by schattenimspiegel
Illustrations and Book Excerpts
Cover WitchHunters II: The Last King's Last Will by wolfanita
Cover WitchHunters I:The Fall of the Witch Hunters by wolfanita
Crafted and Photographed
Pencil Vs Camera - 58 by BenHeine
Winter shenanigans raccoon sculptures by Pajutee
Pencil Vs Camera - 55 by BenHeine
The Grey Area - Half-Accepted Art
Agonia by celiniateppes
Bubbles by schattenimspiegel
Dragon king of Wilderness by Irbisota
A Herald by Irbisota





I will be honest with you; this group is an experiment and I'm not sure it will work.

Recently I wrote in my journal (…) about the increasing amount of fan art here on DA and the lacking appreciation of original art -
I know what I'm talking about, I drew a lot, I'd say too much, fan art in the last years.

Since I also got the feedback that I'm not alone with this impression, I wanted to do something against this development, ecourage people a bit to do more own stuff and get more attention for it.
For submitting your very own art here on DA takes more courage and makes you more vulnerable than a lot of people seem to imagine or to care about.
Frankly speaking, I think that sucks.

Beyond this, I have no big ideas about this group's course. Maybe you'll have some, maybe this whole noble intend will not work at all, who can say.
I just thought; you'll never know without trying at least.

:D anita
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Fiorina-Artworks Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for requesting "Polaris"! :heart:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017   General Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
Mortainius88 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for taking an interest in my work :)
Good luck with the group!!
wolfanita Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017   General Artist
You're welcome and thank you! :D
celiniateppes Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Thanks for letting me join your group ! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Hug 
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