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Fragile Wings by Craftea
Boudoir by vuogle
.: The Shore of Death :. by AmbergrisElement
The End. by Wicketcity
Comic Strips, Comic Pages and Comic Covers
The End Of The Dream1 by embrand78
Shaun of the dead... by ADRIANVALDEZ
Step Aside: Chapter 03: Page 03 by OrangeSavannah
Comic page by laourde
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
Artstation Feudal Japan Challenge Entry - Tengoku by Mr--Einikis
Changelling by MadVanilia
Witch Queen (Original character concept ) by Zomb-Bee
commission: campfire by voidvcat
Social and Political Commentary Illustration
Month of Fear/Inktober: Blindness by Ranarh
Revolucion by Carlos-Meza
Publishing House by KIMSULLIVAN
Young Spirit '18 by heartofrockandroll
Mathilda by mondaymars
Deltarune - Noelle by Amanddica
KDA Ahri by Reivash
arctic by yviell
Non-fiction Based Scientifically Accurate
Flamingos- Study Painting by SolidTurtle1
Megaloceros giganteus - Irish elk by oxpecker
coal by Kiabugboy
Yi qi by 0CoffeeBlack0
Product, Packaging and Digital Applications
Sandwich by SuperRum
Le Val sans Retour by Yun77
Space by Vaellie
Gonodola in Space (Animation) by Stupchek
Spot and Vignette Illustration
the ghost by theyellowroom27
Renaissance Man with Jam by Simanion
Rebirth by Calmality
Carnotaurus sastrei by 0CoffeeBlack0
Traditional Narrative Illustration
Queen of Hearts  by Alik-Melnikov
Illo6web by DanHenk
Blowing on a White Flower - Redux. by LiamHamilton
The Willow Swing by Lhox

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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.
Thank you to everyone who submitted to our open call for portraits for our red featurette! Thanks for your submissions!

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MarthaLaufej Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting my request :) Heart deviantART 

Stag in the Forest CA by MarthaLaufej
Thakele Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
To my not so great surprise - but this proves I am perfectly right about admins of this group being simply unstable 3 years olds - I was declined. Why? Because I didn't treat admins like gods but like normal people and expressed my opinion. Wow, just wow. Remember, if you have your own opinion that doesn't go with childish attitude of admins - do not apply, even if you are published, recognized author and illustrator like me, you will be declined because, well, admins have little esteem to different opinions. Good luck kids with this dead group.
Now go ahead, delete this comment :lol:
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Aburbecondita Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Another dead group.
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