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Hello everyone and welcome to BeginnersUnite! Thank you for joining us!
If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or criticisms please don't hesitate to note the group. We will respond to you as soon as we possibly can.


We are looking for people who are good at critiquing. I have been considering opening up the Critique folder again, but I will not open it unless we have people who will actually critique the work put in. So, if you are interested or know someone who is interested, please see sketch7778.


Congratulations :iconmelodygold:MelodyGold

1. We would love to thank you for joining BeginnersUnite! What is your favorite thing about us?
my favourite aspect would be the fact that this group is aimed on a beginner, the group brings encouragement to this category. This is crucial as every person no matter how good or popular was once a beginner and its lovely that someone would shed light on this concept.

2. What is your favorite thing about deviantArt?
my favourite thing about is site is the fact that it gives artists a chance to communicate, connect and compliment each other. It gives us an incentive and allows us to befriend people who have similar interests.

3. What would you describe your art style as?
my art style?
its sort of in development as I just started digital three months ago.
(I discovered computer art a year ago! how ridiculous!)
though I do have an Idea of how it would be..
I like color...a lot of it and want it to show in my work.
plus, I want my art style to be slightly abstract and surreal.
most importantly I want it to represent a sensation ( most of my art is based on songs)
hehe you get the idea!

4. What programs/tools do you use to create your art?
I use paint tool Sai for drawing, sometimes I edit the colors in adobe Photoshop cs6.
I use a Wacom intuos pen and touch.
any program (except mspaint) would do for a painterly style!
don't be afraid to experiment!

5. Where would you like to improve the most (if you need to improve)?
I want to improve on everything!
especially my art style!

6. What is your favorite type of art?
my favourite type of art one that incorporates surreal, abstract values.
I love ones which have a depiction behind them!

7. How long have you been drawing?
I started digital a few months ago.;)
in primary, I loved to draw everywhere but due to studies I presumably gave it up in year 6.
I'm trying to catch up as creativity is never something to be avoided. *inspirational music plays in the background*

8. Can you show us 2 of your most improved deviations and one of your older deviations?
umm... sure!
although since I don't have an art style it might look weird...
She's Just Shy , Dem Eyes by MelodyGold
new ones:
Beautiful Times / Owl City - Birthday Gift by MelodyGold
Made For Each Other by MelodyGold
The Embodiment of Guilt by MelodyGold
The dragon's Lair by MelodyGold

9. Who is your favorite artist?
i have a lot of artists I admire, I don't remember most names but here are a few:
:iconmmieke: :iconkat377: :icongodohelp: :iconkyuriin:

10. What kind of artist do you want to be (if any)?
a friendly one!
I want to give advice, tutorials and resources to everyone!
even currently, my art is free to use (if you ask first).

11. Where would you wish to study art (country)?
I have never studied art but I would love to!

12. Do you have any thing you would like to say to fellow artists?
one thing?
I have lots!
remember, your art is YOUR ART make it anyway you like!
there is no such thing as a 'right' or 'wrong' way for art, it is what you choose.
if you feel as though your art is not up to standard or 'weak' compared to others, here's a tip.
Go to your fave artist's gallery and go back to their most earliest work!
you may be surprised by what you find!
everyone was one a beginner, its a stage in almost everything in life!
plus use resources such as tutorials that others make!

Again, congrats to our MotM! Don't forget to check out our affiliates.
Have a great day, week, month, and year :).
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Group Info

This group is mainly geared towards beginners. This is a place to find helpful tutorials, ask for help with your art, get critiques, meet new people, and learn. However, EVERYONE is welcome.
We now have 3 sister groups:
:icontutorials-r-us: :icongroup-helpers: :iconeverythingoriginal:

:icontutorials-r-us: -- Divides tutorials into more detailed folders making it easier for you to find the help you need.

:icongroup-helpers: -- Provides assistance to those who want to make their own groups, those who want help increasing membership, and those who want to learn more about what being a contributor means.

:iconeverythingoriginal: -- A place for you to share your originality (original characters, your photography, original drawings, original stories, etc).
Founded 4 Years ago
Feb 26, 2011


Group Focus
Art Creation

2,225 Members
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Welcome to BeginnersUnite! I'm glad to have you here :icongrin--plz:
Even though this group is geared more towards beginners and helping us grow, we will gladly accept anyone who would like to join!

Thank you! by ayame18 Thank you to all of you who allow us to use your wonderful tutorials!

1. Be respectful: If you don't like something don't look, there is no need for you to be rude to other artists.

2. No Mature Content: As you all know, we no longer accept mature content. This includes excessive blood and gore and nudity. The only nudity allowed is in our anatomy section, if it's not an anatomy lesson or reference then it's not permitted in the group.

3. No BASE Art: This group is all about bettering your art skill so from now on, we do not allow base art. Try taking a look at our anatomy folder or ask any of the contributors if you need help with anatomy.

:new:4. No Advertising on the Main Page: I have been noticing this popping up lately but we have several ways for you to be advertised in our group.
:pointr: Submit a journal to the journal folder
:pointr: Note the group or an admin and we will add your information to the main page where everyone can see.
Please do not advertise contests or commissions in the comments area. Comments will be hidden.

Since it's a problem we seem to constantly run into, submissions have been limited to 5 a day per folder. Please remember, we are manually accepting submissions and when you upload your entire gallery, it floods our inbox. Not to mention the inbox of watchers once they are accepted. We will always welcome your art, just be mindful that we are not robots.

Group News

:bulletblue: I (founder) have once again created a group. This one is called Group-Helpers :icongroup-helpers:. The group is to help deviants who want to open their own groups but are unsure of what to do. Also helps deviants who would like to be contributors in different groups, groups who are looking for help and assistance with running the group, and groups that are looking for ideas of how to better their group. Interested? Want to sign your group up for assistance? Join and note the group.

:bulletblue: I (founder) have created another group called Tutorials-R-Us :icontutorials-r-us:. The group is an extension of BeginnersUnite BUT, the group only accepts tutorials and deviations showing your improvement. The group divides tutorials into categories so they're much easier to find.

:bulletblue: Any nominees for our MotM, please send the deviant's name or icon to sketch7778 by note or note the group with the reason why you would like to nominate that person. Members can nominate members but cannot nominate themselves.

:bulletblue: Critique and Corrections folders are now closed! Please take a look at ArtistsInTheMaking:iconartistsinthemaking: for critiques.

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DayonXVIII Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the request on my work! :D 
sketch7778 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for allowing us to use it :D
DoodleKnots Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
I am sorry to ask, but could you help me on this piece?…
I really do not understand with the lines I went for this...
Plus I have no clue on how to color in sai at all yet ....v v
Would be nice if there is something to where both or more people could come in and help like  x x
DoodleKnots Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Ah Uh oh!!!
I messed up when trying to put some pieces to the contribution folder thing x x
I think it went in to the improvement meme by mistake
sketch7778 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I accepted it but I'll move it for you. Thanks for letting me know :)
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