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The second most common reason artwork is deleted is because the
primary element of the submission is photography. For the most part,
photography is not allowed in our gallery. The only exceptions to this
are photos of sculpture, photos of 2D artwork in the event that a
scanner is not available to the artist, and if the artist uses a photo
as a background element for a 2D drawing. Please read the photography help file
for more detailed information about what sorts of photography are
allowed. We also do not allow photo-manipulation, meaning taking a
photo and painting ontop and/or adding affects to it. However, you are
free to do photomanipulation techniques on your drawings.
Sometimes posting an image file can result in broken preview and thumbnail images. It could be that your internet connection flaked out for a second when you were posting causing an upload problem. In other cases, the image failed to process properly because the image is in the wrong format.Be sure that your image is saved in PNG or JPG format. Simply changing the extension of a TIFF to jpg or png will NOT change the file format. You need to open your image in an image editing program and re-save it.
When working with the PNG format, be sure that it is either an 8-bit PNG or 24-bit PNG without transparency. Also be sure to flatten your file so that it is not in layers when you save it to PNG format.
It is against our site rules to post artwork belonging to another
artist. Often times members will post a request or commission that they
purchased from another artist and posted it in their art gallery. This
is not allowed and these images should instead be posted to the user's
image folio. You also cannot post artwork by your family members.
Members are allowed to post multiple versions of the same work as long as they are distinct.
For example, the artist may decide to post a sketch of the work, then a
line drawing, then the finished colored piece. However, multiple
versions of the same artwork with very few visual changes is not
permitted because the repitition in the gallery catches the viewers eye
and gains that artist unfair extra exposure.