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Journal Entry: Fri Jan 30, 2015, 2:59 PM
Our founder, Aura-dawn's motto is "I am a shadow,  Step into Darkness,  Step into Light."  This contest will focus on two themes. The first, one step from darkness, the second, one step from light. It is up to the artist to use his/her imagination, talent and skill to create a piece in any medium, that follows either theme. This includes literature, such as poems, stories but no more than one page.
The artist has to pick which theme they want to do, only one theme, one submission per artist. This also must be new art made especially for :iconsharpenededge: contest,
  Also note, that you have up unto the end to change or edit your art should you what to change it for any reason.  It is not locked in until the end.  This is for your benifit not ours

ALL ENTRIES must contain the following " :Icon SharpenedEdge: One step from Shadow Contest"  ALSO Which theme you are entering "Step into the light, or Step into Darkness"  Delete the space between :icon and SharpenedEdge: this will give you our icon.   This is done so we know that it is not an accidental submission also tells us which category to judge you in, and also advertises our site so we get more watchers which is good for everyone.  The ones that have already been submitted if they are not clear will send you a note asking you to change your description.  We are not trying to be rude, but apparently before the rules were not clear.

There will be five winners, first is Best In Show, which will be the best between both themes.
This winner will receive a 6 month membership and a art work from sintel16, second will be winner of the theme, Into the Darkness and third will be winner of Into the Light, with each prize being a 3 month membership plus a sketch from Entar0178.
Also there will be two Honorable Mentions, 100 points each. We also will have artists donating some art to the Honorable Mention winners such as MidnightArtDragon and kelogsloops
We are hoping you find this contest fun, and most of all want to see your creativity and imagination in your art!! Good Luck to all!
We will be starting on January 18th to March 15th.
Any member wishing to donate points and/or art as prizes, it would be most appreciated for future contests!!!


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Welcome to Sharpened Edge


Welcome fellow club members.

Here at "SharpenedEdge" we have one thing in mind, that is our Members. As long as possible will try to showcase different folder's new works. A lot of this depends upon our groups status. There are few rules here, other then play nice, no trolling. Not all of us speak the same language but in this group English is required. Not all of us are proficient in English so instead of getting angry when not quite understanding a comment, ask.

Try to think of others when visiting our group. You submit pictures because you want to share and probably enjoy when someone comments. I know I do. So take a moment to to view a picture and make a comment, It will make someones day. Am knowing it would mine.

Remember this is a group. A group is where everyone participates. If no one cares to participate in our group other then posting pictures then it is not a group, but just someplace to post pictures. Not what am trying to create. There are hundreds of those sites.

So follow the Submission Rules, Participate, Contribute, and help us grow.

NO ART THAT INSTILLS NEGATIVE FEELINGS WILL BE ALLOWED, THIS INCLUDES LITERATURE. Consider this rude if you wish, but this group is one of caring not one to save the world with fear or hate. Also no new members will be allowed who's work inspires such negative feelings!!

New Sharpened Edge Gallery RulesGALLERY RULES:  PLEASE READ:
Submission Rate is one a day.  If somehow you are allowed to submit more then that, all after the 1st will be declined.  Hopefully this will not happen again.  If you have a problem, or need to submit a couple more, I will try to accommodate you, but only by request.  I am asking members to become a voice and apart of this club and help me make it a popular club.  No flames, no trolls, play nice.  
All folders may contain some nudity,  Make sure your MATURE FILTER is on if you are disturbed or do not want to see them!  These will be mild, as opposed to the mature content folder.
"FOUL LANGUAGE IN *TITLE* OR IN THE *DESCRIPTION*  WILL BE DECLINED INSTANTLY OR DELETED FROM OUR GALLERIES! ! ! Any such language posted on or in any note, message, or comment anywhere within this group will be hidden.  ****A WARNING WILL BE GIVEN


Volunteers wanted to make comments on members with little interaction from other artists!!!
This is so important to artists to get feedback on their work, positive feedback, and want this group to step up and take just a small amount of your time, to find some that need your input!!!
Artists that need input, please contact by note, flamingodancer123, Artists that need help in finding artists that need some encouragement, note flamingodancer123 also.
Please take this seriously and open your hearts!!!

Gallery Folders

Fantasy-Science Fiction
Artistic Female-Nude and Non-Nudes Char. Studies
Dark Horror, Macabre 'ALL'
Nudes, Water color, sketches. Artistic:
Mature Themed, Ideologically sensitive
2D animations, and Collages
Line art and quality sketches
Fractal+Animation, Abstract, Custom, Advert.
Adoptables, Auctions
Visual Literature Greeting cards
Darn there is no folder for This
Post Card Contest
Old folders from 2013


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Countdown to 2nd CONTEST COUNTDOWN

Sunday, March 15th @ 9:00am

This is :iconsharpenededge: second contest, and we are very excited about it! This is a chance to show your creativity!! And it is a chance to pull together as a group, which is what we are all about!! So please, lets have as many as possible join in, and plus there are good prizes to work for! Ends at Midnight, Pacific Time.

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Thank You
Aura Dawn, New Founder.

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Janrophotos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  New member
Thank you for request
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Thanks for the request! :-)

Have a Wonderful Day and Week     :peace:&:love: :sun: 8-)

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Zeax82 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How does one become a "Featured Donater?"
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Thanks for the invitation!
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Merry Christmas and happy new year to everybody ;)
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inside11 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional Photographer
thanks for the request 
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Sushi-Soda Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for liking my art. 
As for the contest. I don't think I'm able, to because of schoolwork. But i can try.... maybe. but overall thank you for liking my chibis. 
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Gabrix89 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much sharpen edge to like my art!!!! This is a really great group, i'm really proud to be a member! :D:D
I'm looking foward to get a daily deviation ;D
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JK-Antwon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Comics Cartoons OC's folder does not allow me to submit any art to it?
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