Welcome to the Designs & Interfaces part of projecteducate's DeviantART Gallery Descriptions Month!
The previous two articles helped explain the categories of Designs & Interfaces and this one is more specific about Miscats in Designs & Interfaces and patterns to those. Some misconceptions developed over time and with no reasonable option to "clean" the gallery, have grown into a big mess.
However these articles are supposed to help you locate the best gallery for your artworks. So, if you are unsure about where to submit and two galleries sound good, try and read each gallery description (visible during the submission process) and choose wisely. If you are unsure, don't assume the right gallery. We are here to help
All these "rules" depend on the current gallery descriptions as of the moment I am writing this. Possible future changes cannot be considered.
Should changes happen, there will be an announcement at communityrelations by the responsible volunteer. So you should probably watch the group
Common general misconceptions
It should go by common sense, but you know, some things need to be said and are valid for all sub-categories.
Always submit original content.
Using copyright protected materials for your submissions is against DeviantART's Terms of Service.
Stock has to be credited.
Photographs with watermarks from image providers such as Getty Images or Shutterstock very often infringe those sites Terms of Service. You can download these for layouting purposes, but you are not allowed to publish them without obtaining a license (aka buying them) first.
Have allowance to post by client or collaborators.
Since it very often happens that you do not create a design on your own or are creating works for a client, make sure everybody affected with the work has given their allowance for you to publish the work.
Gallery specific misconceptions
This gallery is supposed to provide designs for interactive button elements you can find on websites and in applications, NOT for pin (button) designs that you can put on clothes and bags. Such would better fit to Fashion Design, as they can be seen as accessoires.
CD and DVD Covers
These are supposed to be the finished layouts of the product that can be bought. It should contain at least the product name/title (unless you're The Beatles) and if necessary the artist's name. An illustration done as an album artwork should be submitted to a gallery that fits the media and content of the illustration.
A booklet for a CD or DVD can be submitted here too, it should then contain the information the booklet is providing.
Again, artwork illustrations done for a CD or DVD Cover should not be submitted here.
This covers a wide area, from mostly printed materials like magazines, newspapers and books. You can submit both inside pages as well as covers for all of these.
Illustrations done for Editorial Design purposes are not Editorial Design per se. Only put in the actual publications layout, do they become Editorial Design. Please submit illustrations done for Editorials to a proper gallery that respects the illustration's medium and content.
For example photographs of an editorial fashion shoot should be submitted to Fashion Photography. The photographs from the shooting put into a magazine layout with texts should be submitted to Editorial Design.
Actually physical crafted implementations do not belong here. A finished tailored piece that you created should be submitted to a fitting Artisan Crafts category.
Game Development Art
This category is all about original content created by you, the artist.
Fan Art aka using copyright protected material
Fan Art, based on games, does not belong here, but should be submitted to Fan Art/… /Games.
In game screenshots?
They do not belong here. In fact, they do not even belong on DeviantART. They are not your original creation and should be posted to sites that welcome those kind of images.
Sprites or other material ripped from games?
Nope. Not the right website to post it either. Only post original content you created on DA!
Similar to Fashion Design, an actual inked tattoo should not be submitted to Design, but to Traditional Art > Body Art > Body Modification > Tattoos.
Though the title seems to indicate only designs provided for theatrical productions, it does include concept art for filmed material as well.
This overlaps with the illustration categories you can find on DA, Digital Illustrations, Traditional Drawings and Traditional Paintings.
So a concept art submission to any of these two would be in the right place. This is a bit confusing, but in the end the artist is free to decide where to post.
A good example of this are Matte Paintings. Traditionally used as backdrops for film recordings, painted on glass, Matte Paintings have developed into a more digital artform, often combining a variety of media and techniques, such as 3D, Photo Manipulation and Painting, used in combination with green screens to be part of a bigger scenery and merged on a computer for production.
Vehicular Graphics vs Industrial & Product Design
Concept Designs OF cars should be submitted to Industrial & Product Design, while designs that are supposed to be applied ONTO vehicles should be submitted to Vehicular Graphics.
You don't understand a "rule"? Maybe I forgot one misconception among the many?
Oh yeah, only submit original content. Did I say that already?