|Behold! The Erotic Earth Project!|
The Erotic Earth Project is a collection of character and costume design art based around the concept of clothing that doesn't cover the wearer's "sexual characteristics." On Erotic Earth, everyone is young, beautiful, fit, and, of course, hyper-sexualized.
Who can join #EroticEarthProject?
This group is open to anyone, however, we ask that you only join if you wish to participate in the Erotic Earth Project by either drawing your own designs or posting other artists' work from elsewhere on dA. If you wish to merely follow the posts as they are made, simply click the "+Watch" button, above.
How does it work?
All you have to do to participate in the EEP is create or post a work of art featuring any person, male or female, fictional or real, wearing clothing specifically designed so that it does not cover or hide their sexual features (genitals, breasts, buttocks) from view. Generally speaking, we're mostly interested in EEP versions of fictional characters, but EEP fashion design is also acceptable. Note that fully nude figures or figures shown undressing or flashing are NOT acceptable. The focus here is clothing specifically designed to reveal sexual nudity, not simply sexy pinups.
Why was my entry rejected?
The most likely reason an entry to the EEP would be rejected is that it didn't adhere to the basic subject matter of the group. The most common culprits are works that are simply "striptease" style pinups that show a figure or character removing regular clothing rather than wearing clothing that exposes, or was completely nude. Sometimes, the outfit being worn may be too minimal as to really count as an outfit at all. Here's a list of things that will always result in automatic rejection:
- Art does not feature nudity or is non-erotic in nature.
- Art is erotic, and features nudity, but figure is clearly wearing normal clothing (aka, a striptease pinup).
- Art is erotic, and features nudity, but figure is wearing normal clothes that have been ripped or torn open.
- Art violates the general rules of deviantART (see below).
- The character is pre-existing and already meets the Erotic Earth esthetic. Characters from the 1994-1998 run of Penthouse Comix are good examples of this.
Wait, what? Why would pre-existing characters that already meet the EEP aesthetic not be accepted?
This one is tricky. The entire point of the Erotic Earth Project is to take existing, non-erotic characters and redesign them as if they had been created in, or themselves existed in, a fully-erotic setting where anti-nudity taboos are reversed from our own. As such, characters that already exist in such a state go against the Project's stated purpose. Luckily, there are very few such characters in existence, so this one rarely comes up. Note that this only applies to pre-existing, PUBLISHED MEDIA CHARACTERS. Original characters (such as those found in the "Original Subjects" gallery) are perfectly fine. Also note that we don't count self-published content as "published media."
What if my art isn't very good?
No work of art submitted to this group will ever be rejected based on personal taste or the level of skill displayed by the artist. Professional or amateur, veteran or beginner, we really don't care. As long as the art meets the prerequisites for entry into the Project, it will be accepted.
What happened to the EEP contests?
The Erotic Earth Project was conceived by T.Catt in 2006, and ran as an annual contest from 2007-2014, on various social media, starting with Yahoo groups, then eListas groups, and finally, here on deviantART. Entries to the contest were collected over the course of each year and, on February 1st, a poll was held on T.Catt's dA page to elect the EEP Design of the Year. The winner earned an original T.Catt drawing of their design.
The Erotic Earth Monthly Mini-Project, or EEmP, was a monthly contest run here from 2012-2014. It featured a specific subject, chosen by the previous month's winner, which group members could freely create unlimited entries for. At the end of each month, the previous winner chose the next winner and the new winner chose the next subject, and so on. Winning entries were awarded automatic entry into the annual contest, which did not count toward the artist's monthly entry limit. For a time, T.Catt also offered the prize of an original sketch card which was mailed to each winner.
Both contests were eventually cancelled, the EEmP in 2012 and the EEP in 2014, due to a general lack of participation. Entries had dropped to only a handful and were almost exclusively made by less than 10 members. In 2015, after the wrap-up of the 2014 contest, T.Catt reorganized the group into its current state.
Just what makes an "Erotic Earth" costume, "erotic" anyway?
Generally speaking, an Erotic Earth costume is like the character's normal costume, but with emphasis on the character's sexual characteristics/body parts which will almost always include full exposure of the breasts (for female characters, obviously), genitalia and/or buttocks. For established media characters, this can be anything from the character's standard outfit with the crotch and chest "cut out" to a complete, original re-design of the character's look from the ground up. Since the project revolves around costume design, it is recommended that you try to be as original and creative as possible, designing a look that captures the feel of the character in an interesting and sexy way.
This doesn't seem very realistic.
It's not. That's why it's best not to think too much about the realism of the EE concept and just enjoy it for what it is: pure prurient fantasy. We're not world-building here, we're just designing erotic clothing and drawing our favorite characters with their naughty bits showing. Try not to read too much more into it than that.
Where should I post my art?
Please post your work in the appropriate gallery folder. These folders should be self-explanatory. They are based on subject matter. If your drawing features a media character, that is, an established character from comics, movies, TV, books, cartoons, etc., then it goes in the Media Subject folder that corresponds to the original media source: Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Wars/Star Trek, Video Games and Anime. If your subject doesn't fall into one of these categories, it goes in the "Misc." folder. If your design doesn't feature a media character or any specific fantastic genre, such as fantasy or sci-fi, it's fashion and goes in the Fashion/Uniforms folder. Real world uniforms (police, military, school girls, nuns, whatever) also should go in this folder. Genre-based designs or designs based on a fantastic genre but not from a specific media source, or original characters should go in the "Original Subjects" folder. You cannot post to the Featured folder or any of the Artist Spotlight folders as these are for admin use only.
How do I become a Spotlight Artist?
Any group member who creates 20 or more original entries for the Erotic Earth Project will automatically become a Spotlight Artist. You will get you own Spotlight Artist folder and an invitation to become a group moderator at the Co-Founder level, allowing you to participate in running the group. Note that in order to qualify for Spotlight status, you must submit 20 of your OWN pieces, not someone else's, although those pieces may feature your own designs or the designs of others. In other words, your 20 submissions will only count if all 20 were specifically created for the EEP. To prove qualification, each piece must bear the EEP group logo in the notes field.
What's the difference between the galleries and the collections?
The galleries feature art either posted directly to the group by the artists or posted by members with the permission of the artist. The favorites collections features pieces that were submitted but failed to get approval from the artist (usually due to a complete lack of response). Favorited pieces do not feature the group logo, so we ask that all art be formally submitted to the group first instead of favorited.
I'm not an artist, but I'd like to participate anyway. How can I do that?
Since the project is about fashion and costume design, you do not have to be a "good artist" to participate. You can use whatever medium you like to convey your Erotic Earth design ideas, including collaborating with another artist. The only thing we don not allow is passing off your own drawings or designs as your own without credit to the original artist/designer. This is called "Art Theft," and people who do it are called "Assholes." ART THEFT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Anyone caught doing it will be immediately expelled from the group and banned for life.
Anything else I should know?
All posts are subject to the rules of deviantART. That means no erotic depictions of children, erections, sex-toys, sexual fluids, bodily waste, or manual manipulation of the genitals. All such posts will be denied, removed, and, possibly, reported.
I have a question not listed here!
Additional questions should be posted to the comments section of the main page or addressed to T.Catt directly via Note.
All art submissions are subject to approval by T.Catt and other group administrators. Group administrators have the right to deny or revoke submissions and/or membership at any time for any reason.
Last Updated: March 5, 2019
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