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Spirited Away: Slavic Zeniba by ZI-PA
Still Life by InkYami
The Nine ( The Lord of the rings ) by AnatoFinnstark
16. The Execution by Sceith-A
Comic Strips, Comic Pages and Comic Covers
My Purrfect Boyfriend - 99% LOVE comic by Himenyuu
Step Aside: Chapter 05: Page 07 by OrangeSavannah
OsmosisJones 2: LoveSick Ch4/Page41 by PhyrexiaVirus
Lucerio - 96 by Dedasaur
Concepts, Character and Environment Design - FULL
Lost Souls by NeusEV
Chuyn Hang/Sando by LeeKent
Claw Mountain by AhmetCanKahraman
Under by DustinPanzino
Concepts, Character + Environment Design 2 - FULL
Symbiosis by milyKnight
Akito by chernotrav
Kabyki - Character Design Challenge by V-Grecu
Noctis '19 by heartofrockandroll
Concepts, Character and Environment Design 3
Galaxy Mermaid by Dalblauw
A Little Demon Named: Ataktos by jrcutty
Buzzer by Mozmarto
Island Sun by nalatariel
Social and Political Commentary Illustration
Persevering Spirit by azraelengel
Rebirth by Kyatia
Wisp. (Inktober) by Laslo22
Count Brownsword by kianiart87
The Attack Titan/Eren Yeager (Shingeki No Kyojin) by Steel-Ink
T'au by John-Stone-Art
Color Dodge Triplets by sil3ntgirl22
Jolyne Cujoh by Sugufi
Non-fiction Based Scientifically Accurate
Cetaceans by Moldovorot
Solanum tuberosum by CharlotteHintzmann
Some Dinosaurs by Venishi
Iorek 2020 by TheJasIllustrator
Product, Packaging, Adverts and Dig. Applications
Eater Totebag [SHOP] by IanPinkis
A Day in the Life of a Duck Named Fluff Book by azraelengel
Foot Fist Frankenstein poster17 by Tom Kelly by TomKellyART
Hiraeth by KainMorgenmeer
Spot and Vignette Illustration
Victorian Gentleman by mybuttercupart
Pouple Manga Termin by ThePWhy
Good morning by Sceith-A
Sleeping Beauty by Egretink
Classic Narrative Illustration
Black Swan by azraelengel
Commission Sheets
Concept Art - Illustration - Commission Sheet by anovacore

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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, photobashing, 3D art, 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: Do not submit auctions, "live streaming now", adoptables, etc. While we know artists just want to make a buck here and there, think of our group as a "best of" group. We do not want sales-y submissions clogging up our galleries or our watchers' feeds.

: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". You submitted a low quality version of your work. We will not, under any circumstances, add blurry, compressed, or otherwise low quality pieces to our galleries. Often we will ask you to reupload a nicer looking version.

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.
Please bear with us as we adjust to Eclipse. It doesn't seem to put group notifications where they're supposed to be and we have to more or less dig for them. This may result in a lot of expiring submissions. Apologies for any inconvenience, but understand that if an expiration occurs of course you can always resubmit! I have no idea why this is also posting to my personal page but more reasons why Eclipse wasn't ready!
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
just making sure because Im also a group admin:

Is the graph for group statistics under the statistics tab on the header not showing anything for you eitherl?
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nahrain Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2020  Professional General Artist
A second illustration that I submitted got declined. I don't know why my Sherlock Holmes' illustrations are declined despite that they abide to all the rules mentioned in the group! the are full illustrations,pro and submitted to the Classical Narrative Illustrations folder. I hope there's an explanation for this!!
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NikoAlecsovich Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
Is this group alive? my submmission got expired :(
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