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Hi and Welcome to Character-Designs!

This is a place for artists to share their original character designs, comic ideas

Join the club and show us all of your ideas for characters or already existing ones. Perhaps you have an idea for a character (or even a comic or a graphic novel?) and would like to find someone to draw him/her/it for you? Then this is the right place to look!

Character-Design's Rules

(Changes might happen in the near future, or things might be added.)

:star:The Quick Rules:star:

- A MUST READ BEFORE SUBMITTING
Rules for submitting your own deviations to our gallery;

:pointr: Any submission without proper label or information and is not appropriate or not originally made by the artist/writer will automatically be declined. This is a group where you design and mold your characters, not a place for syndicated or fandom characters. Collaboration, group effort are allowed please include the names of the people involve in the creation of the character. Again, no proper label or information will be automatically declined. You are welcome to submit again if you finally understand the rules of this group.

:pointr: What can I submit?
Everything that has to do with the development of characters and their stories. That includes:
:bulletgreen: Character reference sheets (drawn / written or both)
:bulletgreen: Character sketches
:bulletgreen: Written background stories, story fragments, etc.
:bulletgreen: Comic pages or comic strips
:bulletgreen: Finished character artwork
:bulletgreen: 3 submissions/week.

:pointr: What does NOT belong in our gallery?
:bulletred: Fan art or obviously copied characters
:bulletred: Artwork of random characters that are original but are not intended to be developed in any way. I.e. Random characters that you have no plans on ever using again.

Oh, and PLEASE let us know if the character is meant to be used in any sort of project by writing a quick little something about them in the artist description.

NO SPAMMING. We do feature members of this group, but the group is not your personal gallery. If you need help in promoting your project/character, submit it to the proper folder and we would help you.

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE AUTO APPROVED AND SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN THE SUBMISSION FOLDER.

LABEL YOUR WORKS. AND LABEL IT IN ENGLISH. FAILURE TO COMPLY TO SAID RULES AUTOMATIC DELETION OF SUBMISSION.




End of quick rules




Detailed Rules

:pointr: Judgement
:bulletyellow: We, the staff, will judge the artworks (the art, not the characters themselves) based on their creativity, technique, final product and so on. If your work gets rejected, it could only mean that you did not follow the rules or it is not suited for this group. We don't accept work baed on popularity or level of artwork or written work, but of course if you could hardly see the artwork or it is uploaded poorly it won't be accepted. As for written work, please no text speak. You are developing something that you would want to be published in the near future, so I'm pretty sure you would submit work that you would be proud of and had worked hard to complete it. We also want to house such kind of work.


:bulletyellow: Also, please let us know if the characters are meant to be used in any sort of project by writing a quick little something about them in the artist's description! Doesn't have to be long, just write something to let us know the character you've drawn isn't somebody else's work (fan art) or just a random OC you came up with 15 minutes ago on your lunch break whom you're not really going to develop.

:pointr: What artworks are most likely to end up in our gallery?

:bulletgreen: Artworks made and submitted by our members and which are approved by us will be submitted into the gallery. To get approved, they need to be appealing, inspiring, well made and also have good technique. For example: You might submit sketches into the sketch-folder, but they must be clean and appealing, no stick or blobfigure sketches. Submissions to the Finished Artworks folder must be just that - finished. No half-done, half-colored, half-finished art goes into that folder. Please keep this in mind, and put a little extra effort into the pieces you're planning on submitting.

:bulletpink: However that does not mean that we only approve works of "really, really awesome" or "really, really popular" artists. Amateurs are as welcome as professional artists, and the goal is to help each other improve!

:bulletpink: If you've created something you're proud of, don't hesitate to submit it to us! It might or it might not end up in our gallery. If your work doesn't get approved, don't be upset - work harder to improve instead! Make it your goal to enter our gallery and show your work to our members!

:pointr: What artworks are most likely to be declined?

:bulletred: Sketches or drawings of poor quality, not uploaded in the best lighting that you can hardly make out the characters, edges of the notebook are in the picture. We understand that it is a draft but this is your work that you are showing to the world, so make it more presentable.

:bulletred: Drawings/sketches/whatever on bad quality paper (i.e. drawings made on linear paper or math-book paper) will be rejected.

:bulletred: Random original characters, whom you only draw once and then forget does not belong in this group. Character-Designs was created for us to show our most beloved characters to the world of DeviantART, characters we're going to be , or already are, using in some sort of project; a game, a comic, an animated movie etc.

:bulletred: Drawings that looks too un-finished (Such as too much white and looks half-finished).

:bulletyellow: If you wish to know the reason(s) for having your works rejected, you're welcome to contact us.


:pointr: About sketches.

What's a sketch and what isn't? Here are a few examples of what we think of as sketches:

Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5


:pointr: How much can I submit?

:bulletgreen: You can submit 3 deviations per week.

:bulletgreen: Don't send in a submission multiple times if it isn't showing up in our gallery yet, we're probably just a bit busy and will get to your submission ASAP.

:pointr: How To;

:bulletgreen: Go into our gallery, then click on the folder (on the left side) which holds the medium you've used to create your deviation (Drawn or Written), then click "Submit to this folder" and voilà! Follow the on-screen instructions and that's it. But, please, make sure you submit your deviation into the right folder!

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED IN THE SUBMISSION FOLDER. IF IT IS NOT YOUR WORK AND YOU ARE SUBMITTING IT INTO THE GROUP, IT WOULD BE DECLINED IMMEDIATELY. WE DON'T FAVE WORKS OF OUTSIDERS ONLY OUR MEMBERS.

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Come to us and present your original character designs, comic ideas and so on! Want to find a writer for your comic idea? Want to find an illustrator or comics artist? Ask around among the members here!
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:iconravenviolet777:
ravenviolet777 Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!
I was wondering something about submissions - I am writing a comic that contains original characters, but also contains public domain characters like Victor Frankenstein, and historical figures such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Queen Victoria, Mary Shelley, Nikola Tesla, HG Wells, etc.
Would character designs of such characters be acceptable?
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twent47blue Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No, sorry, strictly original characters only. 
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ravenviolet777 Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thanks anyway
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:icondani-castro:
Hello , thank you so much for accepting my work! ^^
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twent47blue Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
They are awesome, thank you for submitting ^_^
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Reaver-8-0-8-0-8 Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting another of my images. :D
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Reaver-8-0-8-0-8 Mar 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for adding my image, much appreciated :)
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twent47blue Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome ^_^
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Kitsunechann Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I'm also a bit confused. The rules say to submit to the "submissions" folder, but they also say to submit it to the "right folder" which I'm assuming means the folder that the drawing best fits in (such as adopts, finished, sketches, etc.) So I apologize if I submitted incorrectly, but your rules are a bit confusing ^^;
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twent47blue Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
submissions are for stuff you are unsure where to put so we will designate it to the right folder for you.
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