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Gallery Folders

our queen by tonysandoval
Collapse of darkness by gedomenas
A Storm is coming by tithendar
Fragile Wings by Craftea
Comic Strips, Comic Pages and Comic Covers
Step Aside: Chapter 03: Page 06 by OrangeSavannah
la cage (Rumi) 02 by hafid-E
Chapter 1- page 16 - Cahndra by NikoAlecsovich
STU: The Demon - Page 01 by ERA7
Concepts, Character and Environment Design - FULL
Space Dog by azraelengel
The Murky Depths by azraelengel
Catch of the Day by azraelengel
Mother by azraelengel
Concepts, Character + Environment Design 2 - FULL
Bones by SUOMAR
Mistress by Lucy-Lisett
Symbiosis by milyKnight
Akito [PATREON] by chernotrav
Concepts, Character and Environment Design 3
Winter's Romp by noctem-tenebris
Portrait art [Video link below] by Eichelyn

Mature Content

zombie-joker by Fr1ezE
Underdark Mermaid by Aioras
Social and Political Commentary Illustration
The world is already on fucking fire by ZAKUGA
Slavery Fragance by patriciaabal
Illusions Lifted by Evanira
Blood and Oil by jayhorner
Mama by Hika-Vns
Daenerys Targaryen by raincreat
moshimoshi by arnaerr
Raven by NikoAlecsovich
Non-fiction Based Scientifically Accurate
Golden Lioness by oxpecker
Flakturm by BenjaminForsell
Anatomy study - Asian elephant by oxpecker
fig tree 3 by arielchoi
Product, Packaging and Digital Applications
Yellow Jacket by GabrielWigren
Unicorn by Bombalam
Icon for online app by st-valentin
Imbalance Kindle Book Cover by paulsinclair1
Spot and Vignette Illustration
great days by neonUFO
Healthy Breakfast ( Still Life ) by p0cketpainter
You Are Not Alone! by GiuliaIulia
Inktober Day17 by shelaghcully
Classic Narrative Illustration
Caretaker by heartofrockandroll

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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, 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.
These special works were carefully curated by the Illustrators-Online administrative crew with works represented both inside of our gallery and out. These works were chosen for their exemplary use of personalized artistic style, execution of idea, intriguing concepts, use (or lack) of color and contrast, and solid composition. The works in this featurette are the best-of-the-best and the ideal versions of our gallery folders.