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Nine of Swords by dierat
Subway Station by thuan21995
Dino breaking shit by wwysocki
The Bloodlust by Zarory
Comic Strips, Comic Pages and Comic Covers
Someone to bring home by eissaY
MiW Cover by Zaruzu
Zayel v2 by veralde
Artbook by abc142
Concepts, Character and Environment Design - FULL
Holy Lord Althaine by kamiyamark
Agda the Librarian by Daywish
Numb by Dropdeadcoheed
Neon by azraelengel
Concepts, Character and Environment Design 2
Rivers of Time by JG1723
The Obsolete Tower by STelari
Comme le ciel by jesss33
Tiffany by DeviousSqurl
Social and Political Commentary Illustration
Publishing House by KIMSULLIVAN
Young Spirit '18 by heartofrockandroll
God Hands by Messiah972
Inescapable Struggle by dwarfeater
Commission: Adnni and Eshara by LenamoArt
Candlelight by isletree
'Temple Keeper' Statue Awilix + Gargoyle Suku by Ranzoti
Prometheus 2 - Valley of the shadows by LewisCoraline
Non-fiction Based Scientifically Accurate
coal by Kiabugboy
Yi qi by 0CoffeeBlack0
Stegopelta Herdleader by SamSantala
Megaloceros giganteus (Irish Elk) by 0CoffeeBlack0
Product, Packaging and Digital Applications
Tell-Tale Press Logo by DocRedfield
You Don't Deserve Me // Vote it on Qwertee!! by Geekydog
You Are Not Alone! by GiuliaIulia
When Gods Walked the Earth sneak peek by Viergacht
Spot and Vignette Illustration
[BOMBER] by neonUFO
Artist Quirks by Illustrationsu
Spinosaurus aegyptiacus by 0CoffeeBlack0
Blue Jay by mariyaolshevska
Traditional Narrative Illustration
Farewell by The-girl-in-Mirkwood
Fresh Tea by moccabun
Jeanne D'Arc by woutart
Dark Matter by Themaze

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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: 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.
It's time for another Illustrators Online featurette!

This one will be based on the theme of the color red. Everyone is invited to participate. Here's how it works: Go to the Red Featurette collection in our favorites (You can click here to get there) and click "suggest a favourite". Submit your red 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. Please make sure your red themed illustration is not a study as we do not accept studies in this group unless they have been changed drastically. Red themed artwork drawn with reference are OK though!

To see the last featurette which was Portraits, click here!

Happy submitting!
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Aburbecondita Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Another dead group.
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ArtofMatt86 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi.. Thank you for accepting :)
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Rsuperz Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I submitted this artwork in the fan art category and it got declined. Was it because of the quality?
Dr Manhattan by Rsuperz
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