All join requests are automatically accepted.
Submissions per day: 3, to avoid gallery dumping. All submissions require approval to avoid getting spammed with unrelated pictures, but approval happens at least once a day.
This club is for Monster people. Slime, Harpies, Nagas, Demons, Merpeople, Aliens, Cyclops, Zombies, etc.
-As long as they are recognizably based on humans (no animal characters, please).
-They have to be visibly both monster and person, so monsters who just look like people don't count, and monsters who don't look like people at all don't count.
-Kemonomimi are accepted.
-It is okay if there are humans in the picture with your monster person.
Literature and visual art submissions both welcome, however, we do not accept crafts, photos, photomanipulations, cosplay, or stock images. We also do not have a place for commission sheets and promotional material. 3D pictures will be allowed if submitted, but we don't seek them out and there are probably other groups more suited to it.
Adoptables are welcome (in the "Adoptables" folder) but they should be finished pictures of monster people. Egg adopts are not accepted, but monster people who hatched from eggs are. "Your Character Here" adoptables are not pictures, they are essentially advertisements for a very specific commission, and will not be accepted.
All art must be drawn by the person whose gallery it is in. No bases, no tracing, and no art theft*. Please do not submit commissions drawn for you from your gallery; they should be submitted from the gallery of the artist. (There is no problem with third-party submissions however.)
*Art theft includes "I found this background photo on Google". If you can't link to a photo you used and prove you're allowed to use it, it won't be accepted.
Quality control: nothing drawn on lined or graph paper will be accepted. Photos and scans of traditional art should be reasonably cropped and rotated correctly; they should not include the drawing tools and surroundings (such as the desk). Digital art, even in the WIP folder, should not be a screenshot that includes the program used to work on it.
Nudity and Mature themes are allowed, as long as it follows DA's rules.
*Obvious censoring of prohibited content is in a grey area in the rules, so it won't be accepted.
No anatomical close-ups. Pictures of butts, chests, back, etc. will be declined or removed; headshots will be sorted into the folder based on what we can see, regardless of what the character actually is. So if you have a mermaid but we can't see the tail, the picture will probably end up in the Elves & Fantasy Species folder. (Pointed ears will go to Elves & Fantasy Species; animal ears will go to Kemonomimi; horns will probably go to Demons, Oni, & Succubi.)
A guide to the gallery folders.
So your picture was requested...
Yeah, I do that sometimes... Or, like, all the time. When I find something through browsing or another group that I like and think fits, I will request it to this group. I try to be considerate and not spam people by requesting more than one from them, but sometimes I'm not paying attention to the artist, or sometimes I love things too much and think it would be a shame for me to forget about them, so people will get multiple requests. If I have bothered you, I apologize very deeply.
I almost never send group invites, because I generally consider them in-your-face spam and begging for attention unless they have a detailed and personalized comment with them. An art request is perhaps like a more subtle invite, which you should feel perfectly free to ignore. I have found that about 1 in 50 people whose art I request joins a group, and that is perfectly all right. Rest assured that your art was requested because I liked it very much and I am glad just to have it. Thank you very much for accepting.
(It's also possible a member is submitting your work because they like it. If you're getting repeated requests, especially if it's almost everything you draw as soon as you do, it's likely one of your watchers who thinks your art belongs here. )