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We are a group of artists in interest for making portraits with traditional media.
Founded 9 Years ago
Jan 17, 2006


Group Focus
Art Collection

Media Type
Physical Media

11,081 Members
10,461 Watchers
194,149 Pageviews
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Hi Guys~

Your (not so hated) Admin here. (I seem to have less hate notes for the past few months, I so guess you guys like me more now).

Just a few quickie notes and reminders:

1. Photo paint over

This group don't have a rule for photo paint over. I assume mostly because the merit of such method is still under debate and it's near impossible to prove. But here's my personal advice: Photo paintover is BAD for you. There're some submissions I know are photo paint over, others I suspect, and I think there're quite a lot I don't know. Coming from an fellow struggling artist, I urge you to stay away from this practice. It might be a quick way to produce good looking art (that's why industry people do it), but it'll not improve your skill. On the contrary, it'll get you to reply on photographs, and before you know it, you can't do anything without ready made photo.


2. Be careful of which category you submit to.

Some times I decline works because they submit to the wrong category. So be mindful of that.

3. Use artist tape to make clean pretty edges of your drawing.

simply use the tape to tape the edge of the paper before you start, draw your heart out, and remove the tape at the end. you get nice clean edges.

4. Take better picture or buy a scanner.

A scanner is not that expensive. Buy one please, your art deserve that much.

A late happy 4th of July to all my American countrymen and happy weekend for the rest of the world.

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Welcome to ThePortraitClub! This club is for showcasing portraits of any medium; photography, painting, drawing, digital, all are welcome!

:bulletblack::bulletgreen::bulletblack:HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER :bulletblack::bulletgreen::bulletblack:

:bulletgreen: If you would like to be part of this club, just click JOIN in the club page. Please do not leave request comments on the main page, we may not see them.
:bulletgreen: You must respect all the members of this community.
:bulletgreen: Remember that this is a community! Comment and make any suggestions you like!

:bulletblack::bulletred::bulletblack:HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ART :bulletblack::bulletred::bulletblack:

:bulletgreen: If you want to submit a deviation you must go to the GALLERY, and make a click on SUBMIT TO THIS GALLERY and submit your work in the appropriate folder.
:bulletgreen: You can only submit TWO deviations PER MONTH

:bulletred: We do NOT accept deviantIDs, snapshots, blurry and/or noisy photographs and photography with bad quality/light/composition.
:bulletred: We do NOT accept pictures of your feet or any other body part unless at least half of the face is there.
:bulletred: We do NOT accept sketches and WIP (work in progress).
:bulletred: We do NOT accept nudes unless they are really artistic and unique.
:bulletred: We do NOT accept anime/manga (traditional nor digital).
:bulletred: We do NOT accept animal portraits (traditional/digital/photography)
:bulletred: We do NOT accept work that isn't yours anymore. (example: a portrait of you made by your friend and submitted by you on dA)
:bulletred: We do not accept works with deviantART huge watermark anymore.

:bulletblack: Since our group has grown into more than 7000 members we have decided to judge work by quality, creativity, composition, etc., and we pleasantly ask you not to be sad/mad when we decline your work and not to be discouraged neither, we will try our best to help you!
:bulletblack: Submissions that get declined most likely will not receive a comment/explanation, unless asked by the person (because we have too many members and we can't respond to everything). If you want us to give you the reason please write on the work we have declined.
:bulletblack: If your picture is submitted into the wrong folder it will be declined, so please consider submitting to the appropriate folders.
:bulletblack: 'Featured' folder will remain closed for an unknown time, and there will be only THE BEST works of the club which will be chosen monthly by admins and moved there from other folders.

:pointr: Thanks for considering all the rules, and remember, this club is YOURS!

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NateK85 Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for allowing me among these great pieces of art. I hope I can meet the high-set bar and contribute...thanks again!
grendel2040 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Thanks for accepting my request!
MyrilJewels Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Thanks for accepting me in your group!  
Hope you'll appreciate my Jewels and Gothic accessories in the future!  
Here you'll find all my creations:  

MorgensternArt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  New member Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for accepting me as a member :-D
mohalfblood Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I would like to say that I'm honoured for your acceptation of my submissions, to see them near a bunch of awesome works really made my day!! Meanwile, I would be happy to hear from you some suggestions to improve in my future pieces! Thanks a lot!
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