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Sometimes people request that a deviation of mine be included in a gallery of theirs, and as those messages don't let you respond with an explanation, I kind of want to make one. My decision making on this has always been very simple:

If the title of the group is directly relevant to the image content then I'll usually say yes. For example, if it's a group dedicated to fanart of a particular character or series, and that's what I've drawn, then the answer is probably yes. If it's just some random art that I've drawn but it's of, say, someone with a dragon, and it's a dragon group then yay! Dragons! Sure!

I will say no if the group title infers attachment to a specific "ship" or "pairing", or otherwise has little to do with the image content. I just don't think a picture of a specific character standing alone should end up in a gallery dedicated to that character and one other, particular character. While I appreciate the gesture, I know that if I were looking at a gallery for a pairing I wouldn't want it full of stand-alone pics, or if I did see one of those and like it, end up searching that artist's gallery for actual pairing shots and getting nothing for my efforts. And even when I do draw certain couples... it's with lighthearted amusement, and I don't want to get tagged into "the ship" as a whole because that simply tends to attract unwanted attention. Groups with titles that are vague to the point where I can't figure out what the group is actually about just by looking at the title... I generally just say no out of uncertainty? I'm just trying to be mindful of where my art ends up, so forgive me if you think I've been too harsh, it could have just been my own initial confusion about "what the hell is this groups thing spamming my inbox nope nope nope" too. Thanks for understanding :)
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Varethane Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
This is similar to my approach, though I also occasionally check the group's icon to see whether that sways my feelings either way. XD
I-am-a-fish Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That's a good idea. It makes sure that there's no confusion and anger caused by putting something into a gallery that doesn't belong there.
k1tt3n-b0mb Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Makes sense to me.
crazehkitteh Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Agreed. That's my general thought process when I get these requests.
draiad Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   Digital Artist
I think this is actually a great idea, I've had times where I've said no, but I always feel bad for not giving a reason behind it.
lelechan16 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I totally agree! \_/
time ago, a group ask me to add my drawing of Chris Redfield in their gallery dedicate at the pairing "Chris & Sherry". And i HATE that pairing! XD (also because it is an impossible pairing because of the type of the two characters) and I didn't want my work to a character that I love so much to be in a gallery of something I hate! XD

(sorry for the bad english, i'm italian >_<)
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