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Hello and welcome to all the new members! We're all excited to see so many new vector and vexel artists! Since we have so many new faces we figured a brief journal about how to get your piece accepted the first time through would be in order.

1 - State your program(s)
2 - IF it's a raster program, please include filters and tools that you've used
3 - For Mixed Media - your piece must be 70% Vexel/Vector and 30% Raster - no more than 30%
4 - Collaborations - YOU MUST HAVE PERMISSION to post at this group from the other artist(s). Please state it in your description.
5 - Credit your stock source. There are so many talented photographers providing you with amazing stock photos - let's show some love to the stock & resource community too.
6 - You many only suggest another artist's piece to the Featured folder - if it's your own, we will decline it

A few other things. We are not taking any kind of mixed media typography. We are still not accepting tutorials. Any time you mix vector/vexel with raster your piece becomes mixed media - remember vector and vexel are mediums, not styles. When and if we decline your piece it's not because we didn't like it or we have a personal vendetta against you - it's because you failed to follow one of the rules mentioned above.

Again, welcome to all of our new members - all of us mods cannot wait to see all of your amazing art!

:heart: the mods :heart:
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
HOW ON EARTH does one determine the percentage of vector versus raster (precisely. To the dot behind the comma.)

I left this club, because that has nothing to do with art, it's anal.
Sorry. But I did need to get that off my chest.
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Hello. Basically all we want is a mixed media piece that is predominately vector or vexel. The reason we give a specific value is so that the group is not flooded with photomanipulation pieces that have a vector shape in it. Also, it provides a specific number for people to see instead of just sending decline messages that say "this has too much raster in it". We've found that if we provide specific information, it makes the submission process easier for us and the members.
I can see how you can call it anal, but we want the group to be accessible to artists that create pieces that are predominately vector/vexel with minimal raster elements such as a texture without turning into a general digital art group. We basically only have one real rule - provide what program you use. Unfortunately since vector is not quite as popular as other digital mediums a lot of people seem misinformed about what it is (medium v style). Our group follows deviantart rules as far as what is considered vector and vexel - which we have been doing since the club was created years ago. I'm very sorry that you feel this way. Please feel free to rejoin at any point in the future.
Good luck.
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eyeqandy Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
If I make a piece in Illustrator and use Photoshop on only about one percent of the entire image, would the overall image be considered vector by your group (in other words, would it be acceptable to submit such a piece to the vector folder)?

To be more detailed:
One of the vector drawings I'm currently working on- the figure (and her hair/clothing etc) is all vector.

I will put some sparks behind the figure and will either -draw them in Illustrator but use the smudge tool on them in Photoshop;
or
-draw them totally in Photoshop (and use blur/smudge tools on them in Photoshop)

Those background sparks won't make up very much of the finished piece.
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner May 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Then I would ask you to please submit it to the Mixed media folder and suggest that you upload it to that deviantart gallery. Otherwise, I do highly recommend using a mesh gradient.
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have a question about stock.

Although I completely understand why there is a need to credit deviantART stock artists and resource providers, do those who purchase professional stock (away from dA) require to link to stock resources?
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner May 22, 2012   Digital Artist
I would prefer people to, but right now it's not necessary. Do you think it should be?
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I use professional stock and I feel because I link to it in my tutorials and hell, I pay for the stuff, I'm under no obligation (legal or moral) to include links when I upload it to dA or any community/social network. It's out of laziness more than anything :D :giggle:

So out of laziness, no it shouldn't be necessary :)

I think dA stock of course should be creditted and I think it's right the rule is in place.
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner May 22, 2012   Digital Artist
That's pretty much the stance I take - if you paid you pretty much "thanked" the stock provider. If it's free, give a shout out and promote their stuff.
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