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:bulletgreen: Club membership is opened to all marker artists. All skill levels are accepted! If you enjoy marker works but do not actually use them, please consider watching this club instead.

:bulletblue: Mandatory! Tell us why you want to join in your request! We want to know your reasons and motivation so we can organize activities and design tutorials that are beneficial to you! So write down a sentence or three in the Join Request on why you want to be a part of this group. If you send in an empty request, we will reject you.


:bulletred: As this is a marker club, only marker artworks may be submitted into the gallery. Markers mixed with other media is allowed as well.

:bulletyellow: All member submissions are subjected to admin voting so that club submissions do not flood all of our inboxes. If your artwork is not accepted, please do not be discouraged! Instead, you can work hard to improve your art!

:bulletorange: Members can only submit into the Member's Gallery. Each month, one submission, chosen by the admins, will be featured in the Member of the Month gallery.

:bulletgreen: Members are allowed to submit one piece per week. If your submission is declined, please wait a full week (7 days) before submitting another piece.

:bulletblue: Allow a few days for the submission and voting process. Do not submit the same artwork multiple times! Failure to comply will result in you being branded as an annoyance and be faced with the possibility of getting kicked out! /shakes fist

:bulletred: Fanart and original art are both accepted. Traced or copied artworks are not allowed, period. If we find out that a traced piece made it into the gallery under our radar, we will get you go back and remove it.

:bulletorange: All types and brands of markers (Copic, Prisma, Tria, etc) are accepted. It would be helpful if you state the type of marker you used for your submission somewhere in the Artist's Comments.


:bulletyellow: All members and admins may suggest favorites, which will also go through a vote.

:star: WELCOME TO THE CLUB! :star:
Due to the increasingly large amounts of submissions that we are getting everyday, e1n and I, cartoongirl7, have come up with a set of rules and important points regarding member submissions.

Most of it is going smoothly so far, however, some issues do need to be readdressed. I know it's a ridiculously long wall of text, but please try to read through this sometime to get a full understanding of our submission system before you actually start submitting.

:bulletred: We accept ANY marker artist and/or appreciator.There is no restriction in membership. HOWEVER, we do have a system of quality check that we apply to every submission. So just because you are a member of the club does not mean that your submission will automatically make it into the group gallery.  Submissions are judged mainly on the quality of coloring, but if your anatomy and composition does not meet our relatively lenient standards, then your submission will most likely be declined. In order to avoid flooding everyone's inboxes with hundreds of club deviation updates, we have to turn down around 50-60% of the total submissions.

:bulletred: Submissions are accepted / declined based on the number of votes from admins. If a submission is declined, that simply means more admins voted NO than YES. We're not looking to only accepting great illustrations, but they do have to pass some sort of quality check, as the members' gallery serves as a place to represent some of the best artworks of this club.

:bulletred: Which submissions we accept/decline: It's hard to specify the exact points we look for to deem whether a submission should be accepted, but in general, we are looking for submissions that are:

1. Good quality in terms of coloring (colors aren't seeping out of lines)

2. Looks complete. Does not necessarily mean that the entire page has to be filled with colors, but if there's a whole lot of white space that serves no purpose whatsoever, then it may not look like a finished piece of art.

3. Is almost completely done with markers. This is a marker group, therefore we will usually turn down submissions containing too much digital elements.

Of course, these criterion are not set in stone. This is just a very general guideline of what admins look for in submissions during the voting process.

:bulletred: ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER WEEK IS ALLOWED. Do not migrate your entire gallery into the club. If you accidentally submit more than one in a week, please withdraw the extras.

:bulletred: PLEASE DO NOT RESUBMIT WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DECLINED ONCE. There is no point for you to do this because it will just get declined again. Instead, please work on a new piece that is better and submit that one instead.

:bulletred: Due to the massive amount of submissions coming in every day, admins may often decline something without leaving a comment explaining why. We assure you that none of our contributors hold any grudge against any of you or your art. We judge YES or NO solely based on the quality of the picture. As much as we'd like to to satisfy everyone, the majority of admins have a busy life outside of deviantART as a full time student or worker and for that reason, often we simply cannot find the time to leave personal feedback for every single submission. You may comment back (and please do try and be polite) on your declined submission if you wish to know why, and an admin or two will most likely respond with their reasons. Please refrain from whining, complaining, and/or spamming us out of displease because your submission was declined. Also, we have a very limited amount of admins relative to the amount of members, so we have to ask for your patience. Again, if it's declined, unfortunately that means it does not meet the group's quality standard. Please do not be too discouraged, instead, try to improve and create better artworks!   

That is all for now! We will be planning club events, critique weeks, and monthly features for the near future.
Thank you for your cooperation, and enjoy the club! :dummy:

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PrincesaDaisy124 Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Why you declined my petition to enter?
escafan 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
read the rules please...
PrincesaDaisy124 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Ok =(
Hi guys, some time ago I  resubmitted a work that had previously expired...I have a hunch that it's going to expire again soon. Any reccomendations? Thank you so much!
Cindiq Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello! Sorry for that. Unfortunately it seems many of the contributors are busy at the moment. We get moments of great activity and then periods of inactivity with the admins, so submitting might take a few tries sometimes. :)
All right! thank you for answering! I completely understand. I'll resubmit the piece, if it expires tell you the truth, I was becoming convinced that there was something wrong with the work per se, but after your explanation, I will not feel bad about resubmitting! ;)
spaceace925 Jan 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
why did i get declined when i requested to join the group?
spaceace925 Jan 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ps, you said write a sentence and i did, it wasnt empty but if you insist it wasn't good enough, I am sorry, and ask permission to redo the request.
Thank you for accepting me in the group c:
It looks like my submission got expired... It is okay to resubmit it again?
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