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As it's summer, and all the butterflies are out, i'd like to take the time to remind you about submission rules, and reasons, if any, why you're work wasn't accepted. At the end of this entry, are a few detailed Q&A's to why they might have been denied. If you have any more questions please feel free to send a note to the club account.

Feel free to submit anything you're unsure about.

Thanks, Gothic-Enchantress

:bulletred: To submit artwork, first you must join the group. After this, go on the groups homepage and there will be a big banner at the top with a 'submit' button. Just click that, then choose what to submit.

:bulletred: You can only submit three deviations a week to the group.

:bulletred: Below are the reasons for not accepting your artwork:
        :bulletpurple: The main subject is not representitive of the club i.e. doesn't contain a butterfly/moth/caterpillar subject
           :bulletpurple: The artwork is blurry/not focused on the main subject
           :bulletpurple:  A large watermark, which spoils the image
       :bulletpurple: Bad overall quality of the photograph
    :bulletpurple: Extremely over-edited

These are, like i said, rough guidelines, and they only correspond to photographs. Beyond this, it's up to the specific moderator at the time to choose whether or not it should be submitted.

Why wasn't my photograph accepted?
This could be due to a number of things.

Too blurry - If an image isn't focused very well on the subject, the picture won't be submitted. Please note, this is the main reason for pcitures to be rejected.

Ugly watermark - The dA watermark as you know, covers a large part of the picture, and usually covers the main subject. But saying this, we don't reject pictures just because they have the watermark. If the watermark isn't too visable, and doesn't disrupt the picture, then it will be accepted. It's always a good idea to create you're own watermark, as then you can control the size and the type displayed. Please note - if the watermark is visable on the small view, it won't be submitted.

Manipulated - If the photo is too manipulated, as in, it has very un-natural colours, too contrasted etc, it won't be submitted.

Surely you want as many pictures as you can get?
At butterflys-forever we want to promote quality, not quantity. There is, however, a group who are trying to get as many butterflies as possible, so if you have lots and lots to offer, it's always a good place to start Million-Butterflies

Why wasn't my drawing accepted?
Like the photographs, we try to keep the standard tip-top. This category tends to be down to the admins preference.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Is this group still active? My submission has expired twice. D:
Gothic-Enchantress Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Semi-active, I'm the only one running it (have tried to give it away but no takers), so stuff gets added as and when I'm around which isn't much at the moment as I'm in the middle of a PhD. I will go and add stuff from your account now and you'll just need to okay them.

Edit: Looks like I added them in the last batch..
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahhhh good luck with your classes, that can be a real tough time eater! :love:
Pandora180180 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AzureGryphon Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I recently made a moth painting and was wondering if your group would be interested in showing it here.…

If I made moth or butterfly works more often I would actually join, but it is rare for me to work on such creatures.

I hope that you like the work and are willing to take it.

Thank you for your consideration.
Gothic-Enchantress Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Of course! I love it :)
AzureGryphon Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
kiew1 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the moth request!!
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