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Identify-this-painting questions

I don't think these should be on topic. We are here to discuss the application of arts and crafts. Identifying a work of art doesn't relate to application or learning of arts and crafts. IDing ...
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Does this site include the literary arts or music?

We do not cover all arts (performing, written, musical, etc.), only visual art and crafting. For language arts (poetry, short stories, novels), your best bet is likely Writers.SE. They are also ...
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Are questions about the business side of selling your craft/art on-topic?

When it comes to legal questions, including those regarding copyright and trademark, those need to go to Law.SE. Every country can have different laws about this and there's no way for us to actually ...
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Would it be on topic if I ask questions about a specific brand?

The only problem with questions (and answers) about specific brands is that they can lead to biased information. If a question is asking after objective, critical (and finite) information, it probably ...
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Platforms for sharing works of art and craft

DeviantArt Link: https://www.deviantart.com/ Description: "An American online art community featuring artwork, videography, photography, digital art, traditional art, literature, Flash, ...
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Anatomy and reference images

Summary of this Youtube video by Angel Ganev: Reference images should have strong dynamic lighting which creates sharp shadows and highlights. A studio shot of a face is often lit from several angles ...
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Identify-this-painting questions

To help those users having posted an identify-this-painting question, there is a subreddit exactly for that purpose: r/WhatIsThisPainting Another way to help identify a painting is to take a proper ...
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Are questions about the history and interpretation of other people's paintings off-topic here?

You are correct, we are a site for applied art. Art history and art interpretation are out of scope here.
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Are questions about the business side of selling your craft/art on-topic?

I feel this site is more about the creation of arts and crafts more than the selling and or purchasing of art. While your question example don't cover purchasing I think I can bundle up both cases ...
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Platforms for sharing works of art and craft

Etsy Link: https://www.etsy.com/ Description: "an American e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies." (Source: Wikipedia) For: almost anything creative: &...
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Platforms for sharing works of art and craft

Instagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/ Description: "An American photo and video sharing social networking service" (Source: Wikipedia) For: anything, really Additional notes: Free ...
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Platforms for sharing works of art and craft

Reddit Link: https://www.reddit.com/ Links to useful subreddits: Subreddit Description https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtCrit/ To ask for general art critique https://www.reddit.com/r/learnart/ "A ...
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Platforms for sharing works of art and craft

Tumblr Tumblr.com lets you post files, chat messages, quotes, links, photographs, videos, audio files (basically anything) It was Founded in 2007, it has 347.5 million users today. (Source:www....
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Clarifications on the use of comments

Comments and Links Are there direct links for individual comments? Each comment does have its own link, which is displayed if you hover on the comment's timestamp. Right-clicking the timestamp ...
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How do computer-controlled machines fit into the site's scope?

This answer is not intended as an exhaustive description of what is on- or off-topic. Rather, it is intended to describe the logic that applies, to aid in evaluating specific cases. Computer-...
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Identify-this-painting questions

Came to meta to see what the consensus was on this topic. I guess it comes down to "Arts & Crafts" not being about art history. That is pretty definitive, but I think it leaves a major part of art ...
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