I didn’t think there would be this many Q&A sessions but here we are at the 5th installment already! Today, I’ll be touching upon some forgotten or unknown features of the site.
1) I’m not a member of the site but can I still submit my artwork to the Your Art Gallery?
Why yes you can! To submit artwork, you will have to log in to your email and send an attachment or link of your artwork to me at rio[at]mangatutorials[dot]com. Please replace [at] and [dot] with the corresponding symbol. If you don’t know how to attach files to your email, read on how to here. As with any type of submissions, there is a guideline you will have to follow. I’m looking forward to seeing your artwork!
2) I’ve tried to upload my artwork into the Gallery but it’s not uploading…?
All basic free accounts have a limit on the file size you may upload which is 500KB. To reduce your image’s file size, you can either a) reduce the image size (i.e. from 2400×1400 px to 800x600px) b) reduce the quality the image is saved as (i.e. Low, Medium, High) or c) change the file format it is saved as (i.e save file as JPG instead of PNG).
If you would like a bigger file size limit of 10MB, you will have to sign up for the Premium Account. If you would like to upgrade, click Dashboard and on the menu bar beneath the Dashboard title, hit Upgrades. A list of plans will show. Click Select Upgrade to choose your plan of choice and follow the steps.
3) Can I post images that I didn’t draw?
No, you may not post any artwork you did not make yourself. It’s not only a copyright issue, it’s counterproductive and it doesn’t benefit you at all. Manga Tutorials is a drawing site and we welcome all kinds and levels of artists. We’re here to support, give advice, and to give you space to display our own growth and art skills. Posting artwork that you didn’t make gives you nothing except maybe false praise.
There’s no shame in posting your own art even if it’s of a beginners level. Everyone starts at the bottom and everyone works their way up. Take pride in what you create and own it!