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Grey elf by DalfaArt
Boudoir by vuogle
The Star by Widdershins-Works
43 by Gydw1n
Classical and Book
Contradiction. Illustration by Danilo Lian. by Danilolian
Illustration Das Verschlafene Dorf Im Schnee by RaphaelaArt
People Are Not Illegal by Joelblu
Murder by ValentiniaK
Comic Strips, Pages, and Covers
Somewhere Else - A broken man p.03 by ToyoNeko
No World #1 - Miya by Arciah
Corner the Maze P5 by Remmirath-ML
Tower and Hanged Man by schlach-uffn-kopp
Concepts, Character and Environment Design
Forest Spirit by RaphShea
Chess by Ludmila-Cera-Foce

Mature Content

Succubus cave - OC by DragonsTrace
feuer frei by krrx
QUEBEC LIBRE (Un Beau Projet...) 2017 by MelodyPadControlUnit
Respite by basschel
Heart of Darkness by Themaze
Felons by Rolandi
To the lake of stars by Manuela-M
Give it a little magic by KuroCyou
Valard - Think First (feat. Ragga Twins) COVER by SmacksArt
JINX - LEAGUE OF LEGENDS by artsfesouza
Product, Packaging and Digital Applications
Leave An Aesthetic Corpse by cryoclaire
Black bear by ErkiVonBraum
Typography PopArt Fruits and Vegetables by SuperRum
The Aldeigjuborg (Staraya Ladoga) by Andrei-Pervukhin
Element of Life by gremz
Sketchbook - Fossils #1 by PaperandDust
Sinosauropteryx by Thek560
Spot and Vignette
Lady#1 by Mesozord
Holiday Grayscale Special - Chima by Flesh-Odium
Untitled by Atia-ink
Snow Maiden by mariyaolshevska

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A general definition of the word illustration:

"The word "illustration" comes from the latin word illustra'tio, illu'stro meaning enlighten, irradiate. An illustration is a visualization or a depiction of a subject made by an artist and aims at elucidating or decorating a story, poem or piece of textual information by providing a visual representation of something described in the text. Illustrations can also represent scientific images (e.g. of flora, medicinal applications, technical processes etc.) as a means of providing information on how to use something." see Wikipedia


:bulletred: NO photomanipulation, poetry, fanfiction, graffiti, leatherwork, bodyart, sculpture, non-scanned works... You get the picture?

THIS INCLUDES: The current trend of taking photos of your work with the media used to create it! Please do not submit these works!

:bulletred: We want finished works! On occasion, we do accept pencil works, and sketches with high technical skill. But please take into consideration when you submit one of these pieces it has a high chance of being declined.

:bulletred: We also prefer works with more creativity than just copying from a photograph, or reproductions of other art, with inclusions of "studies". Please refrain from submitting these types of deviations. In the event that you make some interesting changes to the original piece, it may be taken into consideration. Always be sure your reference is

:bulletred: We do not accept adoptables/character auctions/purchaseable characters unless the quality of the work depicting them is impeccable.

:bulletred: Please note: Illustrators-Online is a group exclusively for illustrations. As such we do not accept studies of environments or people – no matter what quality! This does not apply to environment pieces or portraits that were created for a book, game etc. But 'mere studies' of "the real world" will be declined without further ado.

:bulletred: Further information on what goes in which folder can be found here

:bulletred: There is a per folder limit of 1 submission every 30 days. That means please use your submission wisely! We simply do not have the time to re-categorize the sheer amount of mis-categorized works for you, so if we ask you to resubmit to another folder, please don't complain about the submission limit.


So you've joined Illustrators Online, picked out your best work, and carefully chosen which folder it went into... But your work was declined. What gives?

We try, when we can, to give a reason as to why your work was declined. However, we receive a huge amount of submissions every day, and combing through all of them leaving comments on sometimes very obvious things can be very time consuming for the few active administrators on this group.

1. The number one reason we decline works in Illustrators Online is due to miscategorizing your work. That means you didn't read the rules as carefully as you thought -- you tried to place a sci-fi themed artwork in the Scientific Illustration folder, or you put a piece of Digital Illustration in the Product, Packaging, and Digital Applications folder. Please check and make sure you submitted to the right category by consulting our rules and folder guidelines journals.

2. We see a lot of studies submitted to this group. We do NOT accept studies of any kind. This includes portraits, real world environmental studies, color studies, master studies, or anything else. If your deviation does not deviate far enough from your source material (think Norman Rockwell on this one) and looks the same as or identical to your reference photo, then it will not be accepted.

3. You submitted another unacceptable work. This includes photos, photobashing, photo manipulation, graffiti, sculpture, etc.

4. You submitted a photo of your work. In most cases, a low quality photo of your work OR a work that fits in the current trend of "photo of artwork with markers/pencils/pens/paintbrushes next to it".

5. Your work was a work in progress or was unfinished... and looked it.

6. Your artwork was sexist or pornographic. Your artwork was offensive, and not in a made-you-think avant garde type of way.

7. Lastly, we try not to be "elitist", but we do have quality standards in this group. Some junior artists may not have works that are up-to-par with some of our gallery folder standards. If you are rejected due to quality reasons, please don't despair. We know it can be difficult being told your art is "not good enough" -- trust us, we are all also artists and have all been there! Keep working at your art or feel free to ask questions as to what you can improve upon. We always welcome submissions from artists declined for low quality reasons in the future.
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ToyoNeko Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for accepting me
ahlbv Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting me :)
toshi13go Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Thank you for the request! : )
SamWallaceArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  New Deviant Student General Artist
I photo my work because I can't afford an A3-sized scanner / the A4 one I have has a bad design that prohibits my scanning it half-by-half. I guess I would need to stick to the smaller size before joining?
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DryadMedia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks for adding my work Leaf Heart to the Scientific gallery. :happybounce: 
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