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Just a few reminders to our new members:

1 - We do not accept WIPs (works in progress)

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3 - We ask that you tell us what program and tools you used. If you do not feel comfortable sharing this information in your description then please leave a comment when you submit a piece.

4 - Our Vection folder is our Mixed Media folder. We do not accept anything less than 70% vector/vexel and 30% raster. Any less vector/vexel than that and the piece will be declined.

5 - Please direct all questions to the group through a note, not by posting on the front page or spamming the admins on their personal accounts

6 - Please CREDIT your resources <3

Thank you for joining our group!!

Vashtastic
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surfender Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
reminder numer 2 is why i don't submit to this gallery anymore. if you want your work to be seen, dA offers you the possibility to narrow the search by putting your work in the right category. example: if you want to search for a logo, you go to "logo design", same for "typography" or "advertising".. no one will browse to the entire vector category looking for logos. you're basically suggesting there should be only 3 categories in dA: vector, digital, not digital. if some submitters don't understand what a vector is, they shouldn't post work here. but why do i have to change the category of my deviation?
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Digital Artist
that's mostly for the pieces that have been posted in the digital painting galleries because there's extensive brush work. also - that's what the keywords search is for - so that you don't get pigeonholed by picking one specific category. aside from that with the exception of typography most of the other typical categories have a vector category to post in - such as cartoons/comics have a vector folder. i mean the vector and vexel galleries have a pretty decent selection of subcategories.
if that's an issue for you, maybe you should send a suggestion to the typography cm. ^___^
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
2 - We will not accept artwork that is not located in the Vector or Vexel galleries (why would you put your gorgeous vector piece in the digital painting category anyway?!)
:cough: Typography :cough: Not all galleries follow a medium, some are orientated by technique or purpose ;) Logo Designs are created in vector as well, but are not in the Vector gallery.

But maybe you should rephrase this regarding points 2 and 4 anyway… make 4 a sub-point to 2?

Please regard this as constructive criticism, I like the group and love seeing the wonderful pieces in my message center. I just don't think limiting submissions like that is making the group not as good as possible :)


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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Digital Artist
does typo have a vector subcategory?
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Nope :B

The sub-categories are sorted by "appearance", not by technicque or medium. Basically any font file is a vector file, so if a work contains typed text, it is to some part vector.
It's one of those problematic cases, where galleries overlap because there is a wild mix of how galleries are divided. If we'd go by medium, Typography would be scattered all over the other dA galleries.
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Hmmmm well since the vector galleries are like that, do you think it would be worth it requesting a Typo gallery added to the vector galleries?
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You mean, on dA? It may make sense, but only if typo is added to vector, then it should be added to all galleries that are built up like the vector gallery as well…

So, no.

It is good to have all typographic art in one place and not scatter it around. Tbh I am also against the whole "sorting by media"-thing, because in the end (the real world) it doesn't matter what media you use. But this is dA :giggle:

Only place where it may make sense would be the wallpaper gallery, because that one contains everything again.

Actually if I was to decide, there would be top level typography gallery next to digital art, photography and anthro :lol:
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012   Digital Artist
that's the main problem i'm having now. people have their panties in a bunch since we're primarily a vector/vexel group and we're accepting typo work. obviously we have our mixed media rule... sooo yeah... that's where i'm at now.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Well, I understand their point of view, but it is a very narrow one :B

Vector, and previous and current CVs have put a lot of effort into getting this into people's brain, is not how something looks. This is even more so important when it comes to Vexel, which is sometimes wrongly defined as "rastered images that look like Vector", which both you and I know is bullshit :lol:

This is a problem when it comes to the dA galleries, as they provide a wild mix of medium, content and visual to sort your image by. (I never understood how a style like Manga or a content like Anthro require their own main gallery, other than to keep them secluded and away from "regular" art, which is sort of… racist? :B )

Anyway, it's your group and your rules. Sticking to the dA galleries for Vexel and Vector works fine. It makes it easy to accept or decline an image. (Unless they are miscats and that's where the drama starts… ) It makes me a bit butthurt, if I cannot submit works that are 100% Vector, because they are in the Typography gallery, but, after a short ranty period, I can accept it and move on.

Opening up to Mixed Media makes it harder to accept or decline submissions. Even more so if other galleries become part of it, that have no vector sub-categories, because they follow a different theme, content driven sorting for example. Which, to make it easy for you, requires the users to write down what program they used to know how much of it is vector. That really isn't too much to ask of the one who submits, if they do read the rules that is :stare:

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is, that it's hard to define this grey area for your group.

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Vashtastic Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Digital Artist
i think im just going to cave and make a logo/typo folder for pure vector/vexel work and just not take the mixed media ones... i mean i think that's pretty fair since we're not a typo group and there are quite a few of them out there.
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