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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.


: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.

:bulletblue: -Point Commissions
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:bulletblack: -Both

:bulletblack: starnova63 --- More Information Here!


ilNeofita is holding a "Missing Watermark" contest! Find more information HERE

Give Away:

SpoCk-emon has a Chibi Giveaway! Click Here for more information! Chibi giveaway!!(mine) [OPEN]EDIT: NEED AT LEAST 10 PARTICIPANTS! every 10 participants will mean +1 winner, so if there are 20 participants there will be 2 winners, if 30 then 3, etc... 
I need more commission examples like this

yep, santa hats :D
so comment here with your characters and with the I will choose some of them to draw in santa's hat
there will be more than 1 winner, depends on how many people will participate
and we have some rules here
ONLY BOYS! NO BEARDS! (i can't draw beards well T^T)
COMMENT ONLY ONCE!Don't remove your journal until the giveaway ends
what you have to do to join this giveaway
make NEW journal or poll only for this giveaway with the link to THIS journal (i will check)add this - Ai in Santa's hat - nitori drawing in the jounral you made, so people can see what they can win :3add your character in the journal you made (colored, preferebly f

Please see sketch7778 to have your contest featured here

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Welcome to BeginnersUnite!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to note the group or any of the admin. No question is a dumb question. We are here to help.


Upcoming events:
Don't forget to mark your calendars for our upcoming Treasure Hunt! The date is December 12-13, 2014. The time will be announced later but it will be based on EST.


For your contest, commissions, or point commissions to be advertised here or on the main page, please contact sketch7778 or note the group.


Congratulations charcoalfeather :iconcharcoalfeather:

1. We would love to thank you for joining BeginnersUnite! What is your favorite thing about us?
I love how the journal entries are often updated and how the admins respond quickly to questions and concerns.

2. What is your favorite thing about deviantArt?
My favorite thing about dA is the community. I don't think there's another art website that has such a large and vibrant community as dA.

3. What would you describe your art style as?
I would describe my art style as a mix of traditional and digital. I also try to make my work as immersive as possible, by adding in DoF, many notes in the authors' description, and oftentimes, short stories/story fragments in the authors' description. I compare my art to "program music," which attempts to create an extra-musical narrative. Because I see my art as a vehicle of expressing certain themes in my stories, I focus a lot on atmosphere, character development (that can be shown physically), and physical differences between characters (I want to avoid same-face-syndrome and want the characters to be recognizable).

4. What programs/tools do you use to create your art?
I use pencil and Photoshop.

5. Where would you like to improve the most (if you need to improve)?
I need to improve on anatomy and poses (oftentimes, I'm so focused on anatomy that my poses become too stiff).

6. What is your favorite type of art?
My favorite type of art is surrealism and anything historical related.

7. How long have you been drawing?
I have been drawing since I was 4, but only started to take art more seriously in 2012. Previously, I just did small doodles in my notes when I was bored.

8. Can you show us 2 of your most improved deviations and one of your older deviations?
Two of my most improved deviations: Basmachi Page 65 by charcoalfeather and Basmachi Page 19 by charcoalfeather Older deviation: Basmachi Page 1 by charcoalfeather

9. Who is your favorite artist?
Viktor Vasnetsov and Vania Zouravliov

10. What kind of artist do you want to be (if any)?
A hobbyist artist, because I can't really see myself being an artist for a living. I prefer to keep art as a hobby. I'm already studying something else, anyways.

11. Where would you wish to study art (country)?
France, since I *kind* of know French and I'd like to see the Louvre often...

12. Do you have any thing you would like to say to fellow artists?
Draw whatever you want to!

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BrightNightJumper Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
Thank you so much for accepting me!!:D (Big Grin) :happybounce: 
sketch7778 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Welcome to the group! Hope you enjoy :D
Myme1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you for the request~
sketch7778 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for allowing us to use your skin color pallets!
Misadventurous-Jay Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Hello! Im pretty new this website in general, though I did create this account about a year ago... but because of seconds thoughts I sorta refused to share and stopped/limited drawing. But now i've dedicated myslef to start again and willing to take any advice (Advice as in fundementals please!) from anyone! I've also recently bought this nice looking Intuos tablet, I practiced everyday by drawing lines, shapes and circles but I think I had enough of that. I have no clue what to do next. Well, thats pretty much it!
sketch7778 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Welcome back to deviant art and welcome to BeginnersUnite!

Are you good with anatomy? If not, I recommend starting in our anatomy folder ---…
In that folder you'll see a lot of studies (nose, arms, legs, body shape, etc.) but you will also find some very good tutorials that help you with drawing in shapes and in proportion.
If you are already good with anatomy and just want some tips for digital drawing, I suggest you look through our "Drawing-Tutorials and References" folder ----…
In there you can find tutorials about coloring hair digitally, creating line art, using programs such as Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop and I'm pretty sure there's some in there for Gimp users as well. There's also tutorials about how to color eyes and backgrounds.
Overall there are a wide variety of tutorials featured in our group. If you're looking for a more specific starting point let me know. I'll help you as best as I can.
Misadventurous-Jay Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Thanks! Seems that i'm a bit rusty now so I should probably start on anatomy again and try to regain my knowledge on the fundamentals first before I begin anything. I'll be sure to check all them out!
sketch7778 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome :) Anatomy is always a good place to start (I'm not good with anatomy at all :XD:) but I hope it helps, if you have any other questions feel free to stop by and ask us.
sketch7778 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Sure, your giveaway has been added to the group's home page :)
Anything else, please let me know.
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