I can tell the group is really trying to lower the number of entries... But anyway, I think anyone should be able to post on the group. I also think that judging people's art that way is just wrong... Constructive critiscism is great, but you cant straight up say which post is "good" and which one is "bad". Everyone has their style...
I don't want to call it "bad" because every artist only ever strives to improve. There are some less than polished pieces that get accepted. But not every MLP group can be an elitist, takes the fun away for the people still trying to learn from it all...
My thoughts are mixed on this question. while I do think that everyone should have a chance, but I really dislike is the zero effort, doodled in class while I was bored, didn't even bother to have unlined notebook paper with me, type of drawing. I'm not asking a lot of effort I'm asking for people to care about their art. (as a note graph paper doesn't bother me as much, go figure)
It's been difficult checking the updates, because it's simply bashed with a lot of terrible art. There's surely 100+ mlp groups out there, where they can post stuff, but as much art that is getting accepted here, it's just too much.
just decline unfished/WIP Pictures that would be great (people should submit only finished art) the quality level should be open for everyone. There are many pictures.. you look at it and you know they were made in 15-20 minutes.. thats just anoying... there should be no quality standart, but people should just put a little effort into their deviations. Just my opinion
nah it's a personal attitude. i always put lots of hours in my pictures and i submit them only if i'm at least 90% satisfied with them. a rise of the quality standart is ok for me too, but the vote shows already that people don't want that
I had a bit of a talk with the founder about a year or so ago, and he told me that his group was a bit of a spinoff of our group. He also told me that having both groups with quality control would be kind of pointless, (of course, with how big this group has gotten over time, this statement has probably become rather flimsy).
To me, this group is more of a thing for beginning artists, while was meant for the more skilled.
I don't if that same founder still runs that group, but what he told me makes perfect sense.
But, I can certainly see this as a rising issue. I've already stopped submitting my colorless sketches to this group, simply because I'd rather submit something that was actually complete. Your probably just going to be getting nothing but digital artwork from me this moment on.
Yeah, sorry for lengthy comment, but I just felt like sharing my two cents.
Everyone has their own opinions, so please don't hate on me for posting mine:
My advice is to NOT filter out certain people just because they might 'Need improvement' or whatever. There are WAY too many MLP groups that accept 'Only the BEST pony art', or, 'The best on dA'. I'm not saying that there shouldn't be a limit, for SOME groups, but raising the bar WAAAAAAAAAAAY high up is really mean to people who just want to make art and have fun. So my opinion: Don't filter. If people only accepted 'THE BEST', then people would be leaving the group left and right.
Give me all the pony art, I can filter it myself. Besides it`s so subjective. I can ignore the quote unquote low-qauality art I'm not interested in just the same as I ignore the high-quality art I'm not interested in. The content is more important to me, and that comes in all shades.
There's other pony art groups with quantity control both extreme and fairly lenient, those are options.
I figure that if you go the same route MLP-FiM does with it's quality standards, you risk making a lot of starting artists (or writers for that matter) feel bad that their works are not good enough and not worthy of being critiqued.
In my opinion (though not like anyone cares about what I have to say anyway), I think it's best to keep things how they are now so artists and writers who are not masters can at least receive constructive criticisms and advice in order to better themselves.
Besides, you can always give your index finger a good exercise by clicking away any art you don't like.
Anyway, that's my two cents, take it as you will, or flame me, or whatever.
I'm sorta a half and half. I think some artist should get there art featured, but if they start to upload to much or spam art, then their art should be withheld from being submitted to the group without a vote or something.
How i think about it: bad art is like badly drawn lines , wrong anatomy, shitty coloring job and so on, but i don't mind that if it's CREATIVE. Pointless art however is something that i just EAT. I get tired of stuff that is just pratise for someone who's still learning the robes. Say i don't mind that they post it, just don't post it in every group they can find, more specifically not a group I would want to watch. So as it all comes down.
Creative work without technique = good.
Non-creative work without technique = no go.
The nom creative work that doesn't have a point can go too of course, things that is bearable to look at i mean.
Some "artist" has worked for years without improvement, an EFFORT is also very much appriciated in my rule book but really........ This is all my opinions.
I think there does need to be a standard, which the admins and mods should talk about and set. As a sorter, I see most of the art. The majority is fine, there's the occasional picture that is so poorly done that it's hard to even recognize the character as a pony... o_o
Honestly, I think there are pro's and con's to this. If you accept all art, people probably won't be really happy, but they obviously won't be dissapointed. However if you do raise your standards, people will be even happier if they get in, and they'll probably feel some disappointment if they don't. I'll vote keep it as it is as I can just skip the art I don't like that much personally (Not to be elitist or anything, of course ) and just look at the stuff I do like. It's not like a big hassle or anything :3