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Who is this group for?
This group is open to all types of artists and mediums. This group is open to all skill/experience levels, and locations, so join, and have some fun.
What is this group about?
This group's main focus is about "things not seen". This basically means that our art is focused on the things that we don't normally see everyday. We're looking for art that is creative, original, unusual, striking, outlandish, strange, interesting, out of the ordinary. And, as always, the quality of your work is important.
*Please note: this isn't another "unseen artists" group. While unseen artists are more than welcomed to join, the main purpose of this group is to collect original art.
How do I join this group?
Simply click "Join our Group" at the side of this page.
How do I submit something to the group's gallery?
Each member will be allowed to submit three
deviation per month
. It's such a limited amount because we have over 2000 members and I don't want to flood anyone's inboxes with deviations.
- To our gallery, and click on "Submit to this Gallery".
- Now, you'll choose the deviation(s) you want to submit. But please remember to submit your deviation to the correct gallery folder!
How do I know which gallery folder to submit my submission to?
The folder you submit your deviation to depends on its medium. For example, if you're submitting a photograph, submit it to the "Photography" gallery.
If you're unsure about which gallery to submit your deviation to, simply check what gallery folder you submitted it to on deviantART:
For example, the deviation above was submitted to the "Photography" folder on deviantART, so it belongs in the "Photography" folder on %Things-Not-Seen
What happens if my submission gets declined?
If your submission gets declined, please don't get discouraged! This group only has three requirements for a gallery submission to be accepted. Your submission needs to be:
- Something along the lines of original, unusual, creative, ect. since that's the theme of our group.
- High quality. The higher the quality of the work, the better, because we want to show our watchers the best. However, to encourage artists who haven't quite mastered their skill to engage in this group, we've created a "Things-Not-Seen" favs folder. You can read more about that in our next question.
- Submitted to the correct gallery folder.
If your submission gets declined because of the last reason (it was submitted to the wrong gallery folder), you'll receive the following message:
"This belongs in the "-correct folder's name-" folder.
If your submission gets declined for any other reason (either it lacked in quality or originality), you'll receive the following message:
"Hi. I want you to know that although this has been declined, it doesn't mean it's a bad piece of art.
You have the option of requesting a critique on this piece by placing it in the Needs Critique folder if you feel the need to get some feedback for improvement.
For more information about %Things-Not-Seen's critique system, go here: things-not-seen.deviantart.com…
You also have the option of directly requesting feedback on why this was declined by replying to this message.
Please don't get discouraged because of a declined submission.
"And please remember that just because a submission was declined, it does NOT mean it's a bad piece of art.
This group revolves around a certain theme, so we're not just considering whether or not the piece of art is 'good' when deciding if we should accept it.
What's the "Things-Not-Seen" folder in the favs section about?
Many times, someone will submit a deviation that, although it fits our guidelines in terms of its originality, doesn't fit our guidelines in terms of its quality and lacks the quality we're looking for. I keep quality in mind when deciding whether or not to accept it into our gallery since I want to show our watchers the best and that has its ups and downs since although it gives our members a standard to live up to, deviants who haven't quite mastered their style are often left out, and I do want this group to be for everyone.
To help solve this problem, I introduced the Things Not Seen
favs folder where any member can submit anything as long as it fits our guidelines in terms of its originality.
I decided to make it a favs folder so that although our watchers wouldn't directly receive the deviations, they still have the option of viewing them at their own pace.
Members can now submit one deviation per day to that folder. things-not-seen.deviantart.com…
I submitted something a while ago, but I haven't received a decision yet. What's going on?
sometimes gets backed up with too many submissions. If you submitted something a while ago and you still haven't received a decision on it, it's just waiting to be accepted into our gallery. I normally reply to declined deviations within 48 hours of their submission.
I submitted something for a contest. Why don't I see it in the folder yet?
Before your deviation actually appears in the folder, I have to approve it. Because I have a life outside of this site and I don't spend every waking moment here, you might have to wait a day or two before it shows up in the folder. So, have a little patience and don't waste our time asking me where your submission is.
What exactly does this group find original?
I've tried my best to answer this question and you can find it here: things-not-seen.deviantart.com…
Let me apologize for the long text, I didn't know how to answer the question in fewer words.
I have a question that wasn't answered here.
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