(in order of appearance frequency)
1. Lack of skills, especially classical drawing basics.
Very often those ones know very well about colors, textures, brushes, manipulations, had many practice with it, but they are not on steady feet with composition principles, perspective, atmosphere, dynamic and rhythm.
It's really sad, because combination of their current knowledges and basics can give great results, if they only do more basics study.
2. Lack of work. 'Fast-art' not means that every fast 15-mins sketch will do. You CAN do it in 15 mins, but it MUST LOOK FINISHED AND CARRY FULL CONCEPTUAL VALUE. Often it's feels like someone started drawing, dropped it halfway and then decided to submit it into group, because of it's title. This is no good. Midtones, lights and shadows must be on their places, as well as big, middle and small masses. If you leave 90% of lights and small masses in your head no one believe in your concept as well as no one get it fully. Be more respectful to your own world, show us clear and vivid pictures instead of fragments.
Artwork should be rough and fast painted but look of full value. Lack of accuracy, thoroughness - yes, lack of composition parts, values, lighting - no.
Thought like "I'm not sure if this picture is good or even finished, but your group called Fastart so I'll submit it to you" it's a fastest road to following declining of your submission.
3. Artwork is good, but nothing really catchy in it. Like it was copied as practice from photo or something with no twists and tricks. I know it really meaningful for you in your study and growing your skills, but it not always same for other watchers, so please take it into consideration too.
I hope it make you feel less lost.
Believe me, no one looks down on you. We care about you as well and appreciate very much that you decided to join the group. Just keep on practising, working on your skills and submitting into our group gallery on and on and everything works out!
You can submit 1 artwork per month in 'Open submit' folder for free. (more about it)
Note: artwork can be deleted shortly from 'Open submit' folder if it's quality is too poor.
'Open submit' folder is closed now.