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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. 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: 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.


Hey everybody!

As you might already have noticed, Illustrators-Online now offers an extended selection of folders to sort your illustrations into. The new folder set-up will shift the group focus from the slightly jumbled state before to a clearer profile that lives up to the group's name "Illustrators-Online" (a definition of the word illustration is now included in our front page). The new folders are as follows:

:bulletred: Featured:
Illustrations of exceptional quality that stand out from the majority. No fanart in here.

:bulletred:Classical/Book illustration:
Illustrations based on a fictional narrative. Can be book covers (analog and e-book), spreads etc.

:bulletred: Editorial:
Illustrations, that accompany short-lived texts as can be found in newspapers and magazines. These illustrations focus on up-to-date topics (political, environmental, scientific etc.) and therefore often have a more edgy, avant-garde or satirical tone than book/ classical illustrations.

:bulletred: Spot/Vignette:
Small illustrations as can be found in the corners of pages of books, magazines etc. These illustrations often include only one or two characters/ objects/ etc., show a reduced level of detail and have little to no background.

:bulletred: Concepts, Character and Environment Design:
Concepts for games (digital games, board games, cards) and animated movies can go in here. This is the only folder, where the figure-background-connection can be pretty much disregarded.

:bulletred: Comic Strips, Pages & Covers:
Anything from single-panels and cartoony illustrations showing a speech bubble to whole pages and full-blown covers is welcome in this folder.

:bulletred: Product & Package Design/Illustration:
Illustration that have been created with the purpose of enhancing a product. Of course we prefer to see a photo or mock-up of your illustration already applied to the product in here. However if you only have the illustration itself with an explanatory text underneath we will accept your submission too.

:bulletred: Fanart:
Art that features characters or set-ups of comics, movies and series, that have been created by someone else than you.

We encourage you in general to carefully choose the right folder for your illustration to keep our work of resorting, sending you "please submit to another folder" notes or straight out declining a submission to the absolute minimum. Thank you!

One more thing: Illustrators-Online is a group exclusively for illustrations. As such we do not accept studies of environments or people – no matter what quality! Of course a city- or landscape piece that was created for a book, game etc. belongs here (either in concept art or in classical). Same goes for portraits of book or game characters. It is really about the context in which the picture was created. But 'mere studies' will be declined without further ado.

PLEASE NOTE: The Featured folder is temporarily closed while we restructure folders. Any works befitting of the featured folder will be chosen and moved by an admin/contributor.
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LoganChildress Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you for accepting my request! I look forward to contributing to the group. 
JYoung82 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for once again accepting my work! Always great to get included by this group!
danihengkyo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student Interface Designer
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adrilexmh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hello to everybody. I'm the new. Thanks for accepting me.
StargazingMongrel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting me. :)
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