Welcome to True2Life
Here is a place for all you aspiring and experienced realism and photorealism artists, and fans of realism.
Although there will be some quality control, the goal is to create a support and appreciation group, not an elitist group that only the best can submit to. Therefore, all genres, skill levels, and mediums are welcome!
What is Realism and Photorealism?
Photorealism is a style of painting or drawing with the intention of making the final work look indistinguishable from a photograph, even on close inspection.
Realism is generally considered a broader category that can encompass all forms of realistically drawn or painted artwork.
How to Join
- Read the rules, and then hit the "Join" button up at the top of the page there. Everyone is welcome.
- Contact me if you would like to be an administrator. Tell me why, and how you can help.
Gallery Submission Rules - IMPORTANT!
- Only artwork that can be considered realism or photorealism will be accepted (it should be easy to tell at a glance that without a doubt, the intention was a realism piece)
- Any genre, skill level, or medium is welcome, except for literature, photography, and film
- Realism tutorials are welcome
- Stamps or icons for the group are also welcome
- Because of the nature of photomanipulation, it will be held to a higher standard than other mediums.
- Only one deviation may be submitted per day.
Your piece will be refused if:
- It is in the wrong gallery
- It is a rough sketch, WIP, or appears to be unfinished.
- It does not show significant effort
- It promotes racism, sexism, or hatred of any group or person
- It is pornographic in nature
- It requires a mature content warning, but does not have one
- Remember, I cannot think of every possible thing that should be refused, and so new grounds for refusal may be added as I come across submissions that should not be in the gallery.
A note on Copyright Infringement
- The group, it's members, and it's staff, are not responsible for the actions of individual artists who have submitted to the group.
- Artists who submit to the gallery and are breaking copyright law do so at their own risk.
- We will assume that references or stock used in the submitted pieces were used with the permission of the copyright holder, or that their use falls under the Fair Use Clause.
- If you see a piece in the gallery or in favourites that is infringing on another artist's copyright, please send a note. We will speak with the copyright holder, and if needed, the piece will be removed from the gallery and reported.
There is no restriction to the number of deviations you can suggest as a favourite.
Artwork that will be accepted as a favourite:
- Realism or photorealism works of good quality (with the exception of the Critique Me folder)
- may be any medium, except literature or photography (except in the case described below)
- photos that photographers have allowed to be used as references* and stock photos
- tutorials pertaining to realism in some way (colouring, anatomy, texturing, etc.)
- Any realism piece may be submitted to the Critique Me folder, regardless of quality. Keep in mind though, that any pieces submitted to this folder will be featured in our Critique Me news article, which aims to encourage the readers to critique the pieces included. Only submit if you truly want your piece critiqued.
* if the photo is not labelled as stock, there MUST be a statement by the artist in the artist's comments (or a general statement in their journal) that the image may be used as a reference. In all cases, I will be contacting the photographer to double check that they are okay with their photo(s) being used by members of this group.
If you feel a piece needs to be removed from the group's favourites or gallery, Do NOT contact the artist or comment on the the work. Send a note to the group, and we will handle it.
Members may submit blogs. These can be about anything you want related to the group or realism/photorealism. However, please do NOT check the box stating "only the author can edit." I will not change anything, though I may make spelling corrections, or add a comment if necessary, depending on the nature of the blog.
Have fun, make friends, show off your artwork, and get some help! That's what this group is all about.
If you have any suggestions for making the group better, or running events, send them in! The group is only as good as the ideas that are put into it, and the more ideas we get, the better it will be!