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For artists who are self taught.

Welcome to STA!

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Welcome to all new members! Thank you for joining our group. This group is for anyone who considers themselves self-taught, and all skill levels are welcome!


:bulletred: This group is for self taught artists, though we are not strict on what our definitions of 'self-taught' means.
:bulletred: Please be respectful. Do not bash other people and/or their artwork. We accept everyone and all forms artwork here!
:bulletred: Anything against DeviantART's policies are not allowed. Please note the group itself or an admin if you see something inappropriate and/or against DeviantART's policies. We will take care of it as quick as possible.
:bulletred: Please do not advertise on our page! There are plenty of groups that are made for that kind of thing.
:bulletred: Members are allowed to submit 3 deviations per folder per month. If you submit a deviation that gets declined, it will still count towards your monthly submission limit.
:bulletred: Please remember to submit to the correct folder! If you do not submit to the correct folder, your deviation will more than likely be declined. We will politely ask you to submit your deviation to the correct folder.
:bulletred: Don't like getting deviations in your inbox? Simply unwatch the group, there's no need to leave the group altogether!
:bulletred: It seems some people are having trouble joining the group. If someone is using the mobile website, the 'Join Group' button won't be on the page for some reason. You can simply switch to the desktop site and join, or just leave us a comment so we can invite you.

Thank you for reading, we hope you enjoy your stay here! We're always here and happy to assist you!

:bulletgreen: ADMIN POSITIONS: OPEN :bulletgreen:

If you're interested in being a staff member here at STA, please click HERE and fill out the form at the bottom of the journal!

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Help support Comment Outreach. Give back to the people who support you by sharing our mission through journals and artist descriptions in deviations using emoticons made from our awesome supporters!

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Lamollesse Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Photographer
lemonlulz Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shoot I submitted stuff to the we wrong folder on accident. :'(
InMyImagination Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Don't worry :D
kankuro-san Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do I send in artwork for approval? I am on mobile, I can't find my way around hah.
DemonResurrect427 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you trying to submit through the app or through the mobile web interface?
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