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Are you effing kidding me?? Not to say my work is the most amazing stuff out there but my works have been denied  access from several groups as submitting my works! Now I have seen some pretty basic shit there soo from now on I will stick with my two regular groups unless invited to add a piece to a group! EFF THAT CRAP

As you can see I have gone back to the basics of the journal skin.  It is to show my great disappointing feelings here at DA recently.
My first heartache is this I have seen so very many artists on here flourish and come into their own, adapt their own styles, learn amazing techniques, keep on coming up with new and creative pieces, And so many of them go unnoticed, without acolytes and with a mild fan base.
Mean time I have seen people taken basic stock add a layer of texture or two over it and filter the hell out of it and it goes with the highest praise, where is the ethics in this? Claiming a piece is painted when it is clearly not. it is just extremely filtered. This just makes me sick to my stomach.
And the basic same piece of art, over used stocks in same scenario.] over and over again.
I have seen groups pop up that celebrate beginner art as genius wonderful and amazing and on a different level.
Not that it should not be seen or commented on  but if your Art Group is called [just making up names now please pardon if there is a group with such names] A Step Above, Unique Imaginations. etc etc    and just any art of the same stock on a generic background is praised then yeah it leaves me sad and feeling upset.
Over spamming art into groups to have popularity contests also sucks like a friggen Hoover.
I am definitely not saying my work is the best or even beyond others but what I am saying is I can tell most artists by their "signature " style and that is what sets them apart.
Their fluid blending, there idea to taking an already overused piece of stock and make it different, make is special and give it some beyond others.
Where as I have seen purchased stock without credits claiming to be "painted"'
I am not pointing fingers or naming names but if you take this to heart then it is more then likely you who is guilty of one of these things.
I have not posted a lot of my recent works here because my thought is this, "why bother?" I take my damned time hundreds and hundreds of layers blending, painting manipulating etc, when it is going to be stacked up and compared to someone who has spent minimal time slapping a cut out stock, onto a prefabbed bg and texturing the shoot out of it.

People who I love who have their own flavor and you can tell at some point someone has rooked their ideas if your name is not on here please do not take it personally
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diavolinas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
why not create an own group ? You can choose your own guidelines and what you want ( just showcase, development, ... ) I mean I just started this year with photo manipulation but it sometimes seems strange which artist will not be accepted ( some are really amazing ) and who wins, ...
so why not create something where you can put in your experience. i think you will find support and many artists who have the same thoughts.

JonathanGragg Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So true!! Im no professional, but I know it pisses me off when I spend 10 hours on a painting, then I see someones 10 min photo manipulation and it gets 10x the response, ugh...
JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
aww man I know, some manipulations take weeks, months to perfect and execute, but when I see something slapped on a bg or just lay a texture over it any sort of minimal work, and ppl adore, love and rave over it it makes me INSANE!!! lol
JonathanGragg Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, but I guess all we can do about it is complain, because I dont think its gonna stop happening, lol. Beautiful page by the way!
JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh why thank you so much and a very happy Holiday to you
GreatNorthSky Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
MMMMMMMM, Yesssssss, This Is SAD For Sure. And Although I Am New Here, and Surely Not An Artist, I Came Here Because Your Work So Inspires Me, My Spirit, My GODs HEART. So I'll Just Offer This, Although It Does Not Offer A Resolution>

The SINCERE and Pure Of HEART Can Never Be Stolen From, Although There Are Those Who Think They Can and Think They Do So. They Are Only Hurting Themselves In The Greatest Of Ways, They Are Blocking Their Own Creativity. In The End, They Will Pay A High Price. You AutumnsGoddess and All The Other Originating Creators Are Pure Of HEART and Your Work Is Sooooooo Beautiful.

On The Flip Side, Why Can't The Owners Of This Site Do Something About This or At Least Turn This Person Out.

All My Best, नमस्ते
DPsDESIGNS Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Okay, I have to put my two cents in on this
This really upsets me,when someone takes what is not there's and claims it as there own
Why can't people,be more considerate of the hard work all artist do and just simple write to them and ask to use there artwork
It is the right thing to do
Heck no, I am not talented enough to even draw a straight line or paint a simple circle that will look good,but I do create stationary and tags and I for one,do ask a artist before I just take there work to do so,again it is the right thing to do
My heat goes out to all of you who have had your work stolen
Please know, that I am on your side and If I ever see any work being used with out permission(not given any proper credit to a artist), I will inform you right away -I stand very firm in this and I do not care if the person I report gets made at me either,wrong,is wrong and they should be held accountable for there actions.
Thanks for all the beautiful work you do
jura-chan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
respect for you protecting the artists out there :) and even tho I'm not that good myself, I kinda hate it when people who didn't spend any efforts into a piece get alot of praise for it anyways. because even I can see it.
Vrenchen Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
finally somebody said it :love:
JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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