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Where people who make colorless art can submit and get more watchers.

All artwork must be completely colorless to be accepted.
Group
Founded 5 Years ago
Feb 11, 2010

Location
Global

Group Focus
Art Creation

2,278 Members
1,924 Watchers
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Welcome to the BlacknWhite-Artists! Everyone is welcome and can submit up to ten deviations a week.

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Submission Guidelines

This is the (very small) checklist I go through on each submission and if even one isn't fulfilled the work is denied.

:bulletred: No coloring, even partial.
This applies only to the work itself. Bad scans happen and this is taken into consideration. Any background visible because a photo of the work was taken (lack of a scanner, too big to scan, etc) and a colored watermark are ignored.

:bulletred: Submitted to the correct area of the gallery.
Meaning a drawn/painted work is not in the photography folder and vice versa.

:bulletred: Photography isn't being submitted to any other folder.
I check this twice because there are some pretty photo realistic works that come through here.

Placement within the drawn/painted folders is up to the artist but I will help out if someone's confused on where to submit something. There is a limit of 10 submissions per week.
It's nothing bad, so no one needs to worry.

We've been getting a lot of really good works in the group recently, which is always good. But I've noticed a serious drop in beginning artists submitting to the group and it worries me. This entry is aimed at those beginning artists but everyone is welcome to read it.

BlacknWhite-Artists has never been nor will it ever be one of those groups that denies or accepts something because of its quality. We're not elitists and never meant to be. I did begin featuring some of our best works, but not to discourage beginning artists from joining or submitting. Those people worked very hard on their work(s) that have been featured and it really shows. I meant it less as a "look how good they are" and more of a "look how much they've improved over the years".

No one is born with a drawing utensil in hand and the skill of a master artist. Some may pick up the art skill faster than others but everyone starts out drawing stick men that are cursed with potato heads. Some of our stick men are still like that (*cough*mine*coughcough*). And guess what? If you've just drawn an epic stick man battle and you're proud of it, you can be sure that as long as it follows our rules it will be accepted. (Please don't be a jerk and submit that if it's not at your true skill level. I'll check.)

Another thing we have never been is a group to help you learn, which personally makes me sad. I do hope you can learn something from our kind members and by studying the works of others in the group. We weren't founded with the intent of teaching you what you can do better, we were founded with the same basic purpose as most other groups. That being said, I (MlleKohaku) am more than willing to try and help you as much as I can. I don't pretend to be a fabulous artist, photographer, or writer but I will help you if you ask it of me.

So, please, don't be discouraged into not joining our group or submitting to it because you feel like your skill is below that of others in the group. We're happy to have you no matter what your skill level is and we won't judge you because of it. Whether you believe it or not, I'm proud of all of you. I'm proud of you for being brave enough to get your stuff out there. I'm proud of you for working hard on what you enjoy. I'm proud of you for how much you've improved, even if you don't think you have. I see it in the submissions I get every day, you are improving. You're getting better every day and I'm proud of you for doing so.

Don't give up because someone says something mean. Don't give up because you see people who are more skilled than you. At some point they were in the exact same place you are right now. And above all, as you get better and grow, remember how you feel right this instant. Be kind to the people who aren't quite as skilled as you and try to help them. Because they'll remember that and will be grateful for it.
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MonikaLoesser Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I joined the group recently and submitted a few of my drawings. I waited and waited for them to be accepted, but they weren't and the submissions timed out. When I went to resubmit, they were rejected because they were "already submitted." Thanks all the same but I think I'll just move on to another group.
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MlleKohaku Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry but what are you talking about?

Occasionally I miss deviations and they expire, which I apologize for. I went digging through our submission log looking for yours so I could get my bearings on the situation and I found three submissions by you, right after you joined, and all three were accepted. Your join request was auto-approved eight (8) days ago and you submitted "Missy in Leather", "Sculpture", and "Rosie" right after. All three were accepted and are currently on the first page in our "Drawn Painted - People and Figures" folder. The site would have auto-rejected them when you tried to submit again because it will not let you submit something that's currently in a group's gallery. There is nothing in our log from you that has expired, been cancelled, or been rejected.
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PapaG-art Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting my submissions!!!
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Jojinxed Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Kyaa!! :la: Thank you for taking in my work. :D
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MissyBubblezz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
thank you for adding my work! :)
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