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Art submitted to this group should be yours! Use of free lineart (including coloring book pages) is fine, as are collaborations, but images made with dollmakers or traced from official art (including vectors) are strictly forbidden. Direct submissions of official art or screencaps are also forbidden with the exception of side-by-side comparisons with redraws.

If you didn't/can't ask the original artist, you don't have permission, and it doesn't belong in this group.

If the source is unverifiable - "I don't know who made this base," crediting "the original artist" without saying who the original artist is, etc - it doesn't belong in this group.

Pony hearts, wet mane ponies, "licking" icons and "trotting" icons are covered under this rule as well. It's too hard to police whether they're made from stolen bases or not, so these types of images will not be accepted into the group.

Quality


Images will be judged by the quality of the image, not the quality of the art. Badly-drawn ponies are fine. Badly-drawn ponies on lined paper are not. Badly-customized models are fine. Blurry/pixelated photos of badly-customized models are not. Likewise, nothing should be visible through the paper, and photographed work should have as little "extra stuff" around the image as possible.

Mature Content


No.

This includes violent and sexy art of any sort, even if there's no mature filter on it. Gore, ass, etc, are forbidden.

Submissions that contain links to adult content in the description are also forbidden, though I may sometimes miss this. Please let me know if you see something come into the group that contains these links.

Anthro and humanized ponies


Currently this group does not allow humanized ponies, as it's too difficult to police the difference between background ponies, ocs, and completely non-pony characters drawn as humans in the same style as humanized ponies.

Anthro ponies are allowed on the grounds that they are "ponies with human traits" rather than "humans with pony traits." This means that Equestria Girls fanart is not allowed in this group.

Non-earth ponies and non-ponies


No single species should outnumber earth ponies per submission. For example, pictures of the Mane Six or Cutie Mark Crusaders are allowed because even though unicorn and pegasus ponies TOGETHER outnumber the earth ponies, unicorns alone or pegasi alone do not.

In images focusing specifically on an earth pony, it will be up to the judgment of the mods whether ponies in the background are to be counted as outnumbering the earth ponies or not. If the image focuses specifically on a non-earth pony, it will be declined.

Zebras, torch hounds, and other ponies with physical traits of non-pony species are not considered earth ponies by this group's standards. Sharp teeth and slit pupils are acceptable.

Bat ponies will be counted as pegasi. Seaponies and merponies will be considered separate species.

This group does not accept:


Written submissions

Comic pages

Ponies "built" in Minecraft

"Anti" art of any kind - character, ship, song, episode, artist, etc

Submissions that "call out" a specific person or group of people

Cutie marks alone, even if they all belong to earth ponies

Miscellaneous


As of May 2017, ponification of real people is forbidden, except for ponysonas.

Sketchdumps/etc must be consistent in quality per individual submission.

Certain rules may be suspended at the mods' discretion in regards to submissions to the "Accessories, Clothing, and Cosplay" and "Other Crafts" folders.
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:iconthricethedoubleu:
ThriceTheDoubleU Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
Is an earth pony specter acceptable? 

Withered Withers Character Sheet by ThriceTheDoubleU  
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist
Yup! We accept all sorts of earth ponies, as long as they can be easily recognized as one! For example we accept many MLP original species as long as the submission is an earth pony variant.
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ThriceTheDoubleU Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
Two more questions, if you don't mind:

1) Can I submit an image that has a background that's not mine (i.e. not created by me) but is credited in the description, and the background was allowed to be used so long as it was credited? 

2) If I submit an image, does it go through a review process, or does it just show up somewhere on the group page? 

Thank you for your time!
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist
The background needs to be the original work of the artist who created it (it cannot be traced from the show, for example). However, as long as it is available for other artists to use and is credited properly, go ahead!

All submissions are subject to review, but are usually accepted (or declined with an explanation) within a week.
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LittleKunai Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
I have a question, do Big Brothers and Baby Brothers count?
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist
Any earth pony is welcome into the group. We already have a few Big Brothers, Loving Family daddies, and Baby boy ponies scattered through the galleries :nod:
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LittleKunai Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
sweet thanks. :3
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RubyRoseGloom Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a picture of Fluttershy without wings. Is that ok, or is it still a "pegasus"?
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Could I have a link, please? :meow:
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:iconrubyrosegloom:
RubyRoseGloom Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mini-EarthShy by EclairRose
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:iconcassidypeterson:
CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist
That's fine! You can go ahead and submit it :nod:
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:iconrubyrosegloom:
RubyRoseGloom Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great, thank you! Thank you for responding.
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Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Edited Jul 3, 2015
I have a question to the Anthro and humanized ponies point.
I once saw Pony arts where the ponies were still ponies, but in human poses. would this be fine?
like this one
mlp Anthro 3   Earth by Baby Blue Bell by Shadowgirlfan

not that I'll draw this kind of art, I'm only curious
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never mind. found the information (would be good, to read the whole text ^^;)
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist
Hahaha no worries, I ask questions with obvious answers all the time :giggle:
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Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
okay xD
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PyroDarknessANNY Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well'p  im out then.
good group and all but    clearly  not   suited to  my   needs as an artist'
since I specialize in the darker side of things.  
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Most of these rules have been as they are for quite a while, y'know ;P

But if you feel this group isn't for you, that's quite alright :) Cheers.
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PyroDarknessANNY Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going down the more grimdark and  nsfw paths with my works.



so yeah'  this   group  isn't for me    not that I had all that much  submitted here in the first place any ways   
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist
And that's cool. I'm glad you're taking this all in stride, and I hope you find more groups suited to the art you produce :meow:
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PyroDarknessANNY Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yep' 

well good luck with the group keep it awesome 
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Arans-Thief Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I agree with all these :)

the "no." Made me laugh lol!
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist
:giggle: Well, it had to be said!
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