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This club is for showcasing portraits of any medium; photography, painting, drawing, digital, all are welcome!
Founded 9 Years ago
Jan 17, 2006


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Physical Media

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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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Weegoddess Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for accepting my work! It's very encouraging.
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't know there exists a rule "We do not accept works with deviantART huge watermark anymore." Confused 

Now I know.
Because of that, I won't be able to submit any of my pictures (no, I don't want to give up the watermark).
Because I won't submit any work, there is no point for me to be a member of this group anymore.

But I'll be still watching the group (because of other artists). Gallery 

Bye and good luck. I salute you! 
Here we go ... Bunny Emoji-68 (Bouncy) [V4] 
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could create your own watermark, which we're happy to accept. It gives you more freedom on where you want to put them. DA watermark is right in the center of your image, and it's rarely flattering or creative. But your choice. 
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes the watermark is not pretty...ok, it never is Sweating a little... but the center of the image is the best part to protect it. Otherwise you can just erase, crop it and do with it what you want. I know we can't be protected 100%, but at least I know I tried my best :D (Big Grin) 
Bye Fish 
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah... It's pretty crazy how people could just steal your artwork... Best wishes to you. 
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