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My hand and yours by Aohakath
Katjana by Quentinvcastel
Comic Strips, Pages, and Covers
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The Change - Page 10 by akitku
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The Bunny Whisperer by nekkalishka
Kuningatar by ADRIANVALDEZ
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We are made of Glass by Carnegriff
The Batsford Prize 2017 by Shi-rai17
Mother Night by Themaze
Respite by basschel
Marine Umi by kenryi
Ode to Joy by RyuichirouAoino
The Dark Soul by DanPilla
The Little Mermaid, Ariel by Maiku-sempai
Product, Packaging and Digital Applications
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So Cold by kcgarza
Commission by SkySunnymQ
Leave An Aesthetic Corpse by cryoclaire
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Element of Life by gremz
Spot and Vignette
The Foxy Yaga by abitfrank
Jazz #1 by rod-roesler
Harvey Milk Hope by RedgoldsparksPress
The Offering by Polkip
Featurette - Sci-Fi
Nebula by ValentiniaK
Survival by Mick2006
A Strange Easter by MichaelVogt

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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.

Why was my work declined?

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.
You'll now see a new folder called "sci-fi featurette" that you can submit 1 deviation per day into. Submit here for consideration for our art feature journal next month! Submissions are automatically approved, but be wary, if you are not in adherence to the theme or group rules, you will not be included in the featurette.

Thanks and have fun submitting!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017   General Artist
Por favor, ¿este grupo está vivo? Muchas Gracias.

Please, is this group still alive? Thanks very much.
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ToyoNeko Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
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  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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