Group Rules Folder Guidelines (OUTDATED)

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Since there seems to have been a lot of confusion recently, all the folders and rules have been updated!  Please go to the individual folders to see their new descriptions or just read our rules folder guidelines in the rules instead.

If something is still unclear please comment below and I will try to fix it.  We are always looking for positive feedback in order to improve our group. Additionally any other suggestions for the group are welcome especially suggestions for group events so we can be more interactive with all of our members!

If you have any questions regarding a submission please do not ask in this comment section or in the comment section on the front page. When you get a message about your devianation being declined then you should be able to view the submission and ask why is was declined in submission process's comment section. If this is to hard for you to understand then please send a note to the group instead.

Welcome to Monster High! We are a fan group based on the Mattel series "Monster High" and are dedicated to art that is about and inspired by the series.

:bulletblack::bulletpink:Group Rules:bulletpink::bulletblack:

*Base Usage: We do not accept artwoek made on traced bases. Traced bases are basically stolen artwork, and art theft is not encouraged. If the art has been drawn on an original base made by yourself or another deviant then it's fine.

*Art Theft: Art theft is not tolerated in any way, shape, or form. All art which is stolen will be declined from the group and reported immediately, members may also be removed from the group for art theft.  DA is for sharing your creations, not stealing someone else's. Design, concept, and character theft also apply to this rule.

*Art Quality: Effort is expected from all of our members from newbies to pros so please keep that in mind when submitting and only submit work you are proud of.  Art that does not appear to have enough time, effort, and thought put forth into it will be declined. This applies to all forms of art such as drawings, photographs, writing ect. We do not expect you to be the greatest artist on the world but we do expect you to actually try your absolute best when drawing. If you don't then you most likely won't make it far in the art world let alone this group.

*OC Quality: One of the main things any group looks for an oc to have before accepting them is character. You not only need work hard on your artwork but you must also try hard in creating your character. There are many people out there with great art and terrible OCs. Some are even really popular, but people only like there character because they drew them well. There are equally as many people with bad art but great OCs. If you are stuck just ask for advice from someone who is good at creating well developed thought out characters. Criticism helps people progress, improve, and be able to change. You can also search for tips and guides on making a great oc anywhere on the internet; In fact here is a fangtastic guide that can help you out imensely in creating a mh oc A little thought, effort, hard work, time, and research can get you very far in being a great artist and character creator.

*Be respectful to those in charge: Show Respect to your admins. Admins are people too, give them time to reply to your comments or accept you deviations. After all we have needs also, and we cant be on the computer 24/7 running the group. Also on a side note keep in mind that the admins are the ones who are in charge of this group, and by joining you are obligated to respect their authority.  Just because you don't agree with the way the group is run or the group rules and policies does not mean we will change it for you. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but whether or not we decide to value your's is our decision. If you do not like something about the group or wish something was different then feel free to politely make a suggestion by sending a note to the group .

*Respect others: Bullying is not allowed. Please respect your fellow members and do not harass them. Keep in mind that giving polite productive criticism, or calling someone out for theft is not consider bullying or harassment in any way, shape, or form.

*Cross-submitting: Each folder contains a description for content expected to be submitted to it. Art submitted to the wrong folder will be declined. Admins will not tell you what you did wrong unless you ask. Noone has the time or patience to constantly advise every single misubmitted deviation, so this method makes it easier on admins. If you are unsure which folder your deviation belongs in please consult the folder guidlines first, then ask an admin by using group notes or comments. In cases where there is a problem submitting to the correct folder please comment or note the group with links to the deviations you wish to submit and an admin will help you.

*Journal Submissions: Personal journals are not accepted to the group unless created by the admins for everyone.

*Mature content: This group accepts artwork that is mature in nature but we ask that our members be respectful of those who chose to create this kind of content. We would also like for those who create mature content to filter their work appropriately in respect to those who do not wish to see it.  

*Untolerated Content: First and foremost we want to be a friendly and welcoming group therefore we will not tolerate art which spreads a hateful message towards any specific group. We also do not accept work that involves incest, pedophilia, necrophilia, bestiality, inappropriate relationships, photo dumps (mass amounts of pics of the same thing that barely differs from each other.), anything with sexism or racism in it,  character/design theft, very poorly drawn pictures, or very poorly made characters ect. Your submission might also not be accepted if we think that your character is too human looking. We reserve the right to deem other things inappropriate for our group and decline them.

*Age Acceptance: dA is meant for users who are mature enough to handle more mature themes. Any members of our group who are found to be or suspected to be below the age tolerance for DA will be removed from the group and reported.

*Similar OC Parents: Because of the nature of Monster High many characters with similar parents will overlap but this does not necessarily indicate character/design theft.  Please do not go around accusing people based on similarities due to parents.  Here is a useful guide to character/design theft

:bulletblack::bulletpink:Folder Guidelines:bulletpink::bulletblack:

*Featured Folder: Submissions not allowed, handpicked by admins, suggestions are welcome but not guaranteed to be accepted

*Canon Characters: fanart for canon characters only

*Original Characters OPEN: Fanmade Monster High characters

*Creeperific Customized Dolls: Fully customized dolls

*Cosplay: Cosplay

*Dreadful Dolls: Uncustomized dolls

*Creepy Extras: Really old style written bios, diary entries, stories, IDs, and pretty much any other random little thing.

*Resources: Useable stock, templates, colorable lineart, backgrounds ect.

*Oustider Monsters: OCs parents and siblings that don't attend Highschool. Characters from other series drawn to be like Monster High .

*Freaky Fabulous Creations: Focusing on crafts and other stuff you made

*Sketches and W.I.Ps: Unfinished work

When you join as a new member you are expected to read the rules, or even read the prior. Before joining so you know what to expect. The consequences or confusion you may have will be your own fault if you intentionally choose not to read our rules. If you are caught repeatedly  not following the rules you will most likely be kicked our of the group. This does not mean you can't rejoin after you've learnt your wrongs.  However if your offenses start to become a nuisance you will be immediately banned.
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PicoCorella's avatar
That is for sure clear enough!