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Elwing by EKukanova
Gaze by Dropdeadcoheed
Death is not an Escape by Widdershins-Works
Trump and Paris by roweig
Comic Strips, Comic Pages and Comic Covers

Mature Content

George A. Romero by shindmeister
Sword Knights by joshnewtonart
Look into my eyes, Lady Knight by jessehbechtold
Concepts, Character and Environment Design - FULL
The Captain's Cabin by MariaGilArt
Girl sketch by Dmitry-Dolmatov
Animal by azraelengel
At work by strigoides
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Dodge Dart by CrimsonMagpie
Cave-Dwelling Harvester by Zyryphocastria
Assassin by Kagamishiro
Ciel noir by neverman
Social and Political Commentary Illustration
Meaningful Dialogue by Simanion
Fig 2. Environment Sandwich by eLT-Scribbles
WASD Magazine by Stirpel
: RADIOACTIVE : by Jazz-Ellen
Senua's Sacrifice by Veritas93
Imp Mercy by Felilith
Nina Williams by LenamoArt
Widowmaker Summer Games Skin 2017 by Didi-Esmeralda
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FUTURE v2 by paulobarrios
Concept exoplanet - Krasuss by unisaul
Silvestria Europae - Sorbus by Stirpel
Half baby Wolf by EpHyGeNiA
Product, Packaging and Digital Applications
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W'n'W-contest-2016 by Zirkon777
Angry Birds Evolution - Loading Screen by Der-Reiko
Night owl graduate by telepaats
Spot and Vignette Illustration
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Traditional Narrative Illustration
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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.
It's time for another Illustrators Online featurette!

This one will be based on the theme of Magical Girls. Everyone is invited to participate. Here's how it works: Go to the Art Featurette 2 collection in our favorites (You can click here to get there) and click "suggest a favourite". Submit your magical girl themed artwork regardless of whether or not it has been included in our galleries before. After a period of time, we'll close submissions and post a featurette! Remember regular Illustrators Online rules apply and require an admin vote to be included, so be sure to adhere to group rules for quality standards and folder placement.

To see the last featurette which was Sci-Fi themed, click here!

Happy submitting!
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VampyreNinjaKen Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the acceptance, and I can't wait to see all of the wonderful works from everyone! <3
Lizarazo7 Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Bug Thank you for accepting
EmilXOM Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Hello hi hello there
I submitted this to character design, but it got declined. Not sure if the quality isn't up to standard or if it belongs in another folder.
Summers Blue by EmilXOM
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Harmony1965 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me as a member :)
roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017   Traditional Artist
Por favor, ¿este grupo está vivo? Muchas Gracias.

Please, is this group still alive? Thanks very much.
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