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Pokemon Daily and You

Guidelines and Rules

Want to join?
Read the following rules BEFORE requesting to join:

:bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: Please use the Join our Group button located at the top to apply.

:bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: Link to at least 3 Pokemon related deviations for review in the comment section of the join request. If you do not submit pokemon related artwork for review, your join request will be automatically rejected

(please do not send thumbnails; links are fine). If your application is rejected*, there will be a 4 month waiting period before you can reapply.

:bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: We will also provide reasons/critique if requested.

DO NOT leave a comment on the front page regarding join requests, because it WILL NOT be answered.

Want to Submit Art?
Read the following rules BEFORE submitting work to us:

:bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: Gallery submissions should be a polished piece of Pokemon Fanart that you could happily show family members and friends without shame on Quality, Subject Matter and Critique.

:bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: At the moment, we accept all of the following mediums: Digital/Traditional artwork, Comics/Flash, Artisan Crafts (including cosplay)**

:bulletgreen: Yes, we do accept cross overs! Please bare in mind, the pokemon MUST be the main theme in the image. Example: Pikachu in a link costume, this would be accepted. However; link with a pokeball and Ash Ketchum's hat would not be acceptable.

>> We do not accept:

:bulletred: Unfinished, Copied [via Stamps, Memes, Bases or Traces], Plagiarized Pieces will be denied. No questions asked.

:bulletred: Fakemon, Anthros and Gijinkas will also be denied

:bulletred: Must be an Original piece, using references is ok as long as you don't blatantly copy Official Art/Fanart.

:bulletred: Any hint of Sexualized, Fetishist, Vulgar, or Risque pieces will be denied. No questions asked.

:bulletred:Trainers that are not canon without pokemon, trainers are only accepted if they have pokemon featured with them.

:bulletred: Literature

:bulletred: Advertisements

:bulletred: Screen shots, shiny pokemon or not.

Keep in mind you do not need to be a member
if you simply want to watch the group.

*Note that a 2 week waiting period will be put into effect if you send in a member application with no artwork and get auto-rejected.
**Our standards for acceptable cosplay are a bit higher than the art standards, as we take both photo quality and costume quality into consideration.

Would Anyone Be Interested In a Secret Santa? 

39 deviants said I am a member and would love a SS!
35 deviants said I am a watcher and I would also love SS!
24 deviants said Nah, not really interested.


Thank you everyone who participated in this year's PokemonDaily Secret Santa! All the pictures have been sent out (sans a few that are coming within the next few days) and they all look wonderful :heart:

It was a difficult task managing everything and sending everything out ahaa but I really enjoyed running this thing this year and planning it with the other admins. Thank you Spikie and Whitefeathur who are our two Santa's helpers who will be doing the make-up pictures for those who did not yet receive a picture and thank you to Taddle and Lucky-phantom for helping plan this thing with me and Riley.

You are now free to post the picture you drew to your main deviantart gallery as well as PokemonDaily's folder titled "Secret Santa". Both members and watchers will be able to submit their picture there.

EDIT: if you are a watcher and would like your picture added to the folder please send us a note with the link to the picture and we will add it

Important: please upload your picture through your original file that you sent to me/the group!That way, the links will redirect to the deviation once it has been officially uploaded.

Thank you again for participating and we hope to see you again next year! Happy holidays from all of us at PD! :santa:

Check out all the wonderful pictures in the folder here:…

- OrcaOwl aka Arceus
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KinokoKoneko Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi, simple question, how do I leave your group?
KinokoKoneko Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Never mind, I've worked it out :)
Ingoro Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is it still possible to join the group?
Whitefeathur Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The group never closes, please read out rules thank you.
OrcaOwl Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, we have guidelines on the front page on how to do so!
Ingoro Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I missed the tab on the bottom left, my bad guys.
ShannonAshling Dec 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there, sorry I accidentally nuked your feedback comment and couldn't reply. Just want to say thank you for the constructive critique. I rarely get those so that means a lot. Eventually later I will work on some poke' art that has a more coherent composition to submit. I made the mistake of submitting pieces for a trainer card I was gonna make so I slapped a lazy background onto most of them. I read the criteria so I get what you're looking for now. Any who, keep up the great work, pushing artists to push themselves is a great thing. Take care!
OrcaOwl Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey, you're welcome! Feel free to hit us up whenever (via group note) if you'd like any advice or critique on a particular artwork. I'm really happy that the crit and the guidelines helped! :) 

I think really the best thing you can do is keep drawing and keep challenging yourself to keep getting better, you will definitely excel if you want to ! 
Whitefeathur Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I just wish more shared your attitude!!
May I ask or rather suggest you guys having a "tutorial" folder added into the gallery? I've red your FAQS up and down and I know you guys don't bother with favorites but I'd love to be able to reference tutorials to better myself that meets your groups quality standardS!

Just throwing that out there OuO
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