Earning Ink
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These are the rates in which you can earn ink for every to the group submitted art piece - from yourself and/or of your Paralogos.

How to earn Ink



To be able to earn ink from something (art/writing/etc), you must submit it to the Default Ink Rewards prompt


Note: You can retrospectively earn ink if you've submitted art to the dA group before you had a library record/website account. 
Simply submit it to the Default Ink Rewards prompt retrospectively.


Rules:

1) All members who are eligible to receive Ink from an artwork/literature/etc have to submit the piece to the Default Ink Rewards prompt to earn their Ink.
- This includes all collaborators, as well as receivers of artwork (f.e. as part of a trade, gift or commission).
- You will always have to submit a piece to the Default Ink Rewards prompt to earn default Ink, even if it was made for a different prompt (f.e. magic/wisdom/monthly prompt/etc)
-For additional rewards (f.e. magic/wisdom bonus, monthly prompt bonuses, etc) you additionally have to submit the piece to the relevant prompt.
2) You can only submit pieces to this website that have been submitted to our deviantart group.
- Note that you do not have to wait for it to be accepted to the group.
3) In your prompt submission description, please fill out the following form.
- You are free to either a) add the portrayed characters to your prompt submission via the "add character" option or b) use the "Character Details" line in the given form.
- It's not required to do both - doing either a) or b) is enough.

Purpose: (received / collab / personal / trade / commission / gift)
Character Details: (Which characters are portrayed in the artwork? Who do they belong to?)
(if collab) Collab Details: (Who did you collab with? Which part(s) of the artwork did you draw?)
(if literature) Word Count: 






Ink will be distributed based on what category your piece of art will fall in:

1. Commissioner's Bonus


If someone else creates art of your Paralogos (either as a commission or a gift), you will receive the first amount of ink. (The first number in the range)

2. Commissioned/My Own


If you draw your own Paralogos (for any reason) or draw someone else's (as a commissioned work or part of a trade), you will receive the second amount of ink. (The second number in the range)

3. Gift Art


If you draw somebody else's Paralogos as gift art (no payment received), you will receive the third amount of ink. (The third number in the range)


2D Art (Digital/Traditional)


Headshots and Busts:

[anything that's showing less than 50% of the Paralogos]


Sketch: 1-3 Ink by LogosLibrary
Lineart: 2-4 Ink by LogosLibrary
Black & White Shading: 3-5 Ink by LogosLibrary
Flat Colour: 3-5 Ink by LogosLibrary
Coloured Shading: 5-7 Ink by LogosLibrary <-- max. 7
(not counting backgrounds/animations)


Fullbody:

[anything that's showing 50% or more of the Paralogos]


Sketch: 2-4 Ink by LogosLibrary
Lineart: 3-5 Ink by LogosLibrary
Black & White Shading: 5-7 Ink by LogosLibrary
Flat Colour: 5-7 Ink by LogosLibrary
Colour & Shading: 7-9 Ink by LogosLibrary <-- max. 9
(not counting backgrounds/animations)


Pixelart:

[art of a Paralogos that has the dimensions 100x100 or less]*
* (NEW!) meaning that no matter the canvas size, if the Paralogos itself is 100x100 or smaller, it'll count as pixelart


Headshots and Busts:
Sketch/Lineart: 1-3 Ink by LogosLibrary
Colored/Shaded: 2-4 Ink by LogosLibrary

Fullbody:
Sketch/Lineart: 2-4 Ink by LogosLibrary
Colored/Shaded: 3-5 Ink by LogosLibrary
(not counting backgrounds/animations)


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Additional Bonuses

Anything from this category that applies to an artwork gets added onto its base value (see above).


Backgrounds:


Simple: 1-3 Ink by LogosLibrary
This includes anything abstract background-wise. (As long as your background isn't a single color, you're good)

Complex: 3-5 Ink by LogosLibrary
This includes backgrounds which depict a scenery.


Animations:

[*.gif or similar animations that are meant to enhance a 2D artwork - for longer animations/videos, refer to the "Other Types of Art" category below]


Simple: 1-3 Ink by LogosLibrary
This includes small animations on parts of the image, f.e. blinking or sparkling.

Average: 3-5 Ink by LogosLibrary
This includes significant movements on parts of the character, f.e. bobbing or tail movements.

Complex: 6-8 Ink by LogosLibrary
This includes anything where the whole character performs complex movements, f.e. running or flying.



Companions:

Companions have to be officially attached to the Paralogos' masterlist entry to count for this ink bonus.


Headshots and Busts:
Sketch/Lineart: 0-2 Ink by LogosLibrary
Colored/Shaded: 1-3 Ink by LogosLibrary

Fullbody:
Sketch/Lineart: 1-3 Ink by LogosLibrary
Colored/Shaded: 2-4 Ink by LogosLibrary


Caretakers & Humanized AU art:

Caretakers have to be officially attached to the Paralogos' masterlist entry to count for this ink bonus.


Headshots and Busts:
Sketch/Lineart: 1-3 Ink by LogosLibrary
Colored/Shaded: 2-4 Ink by LogosLibrary

Fullbody:
Sketch/Lineart: 2-4 Ink by LogosLibrary
Colored/Shaded: 3-5 Ink by LogosLibrary

Calculating Collaborations          Calculating Reused Work



Other Types of Art


Literature:


Tier 1: 1 Ink by LogosLibrary for every 100 words
Tier 2: 1 Ink by LogosLibrary for every 75 words
Tier 3: 1 Ink by LogosLibrary for every 50 words
We round up if you're over halfway to the next milestone!



3D Art (digital/physical) / Videos (animations/animatics/etc) / Other Unmentioned Types of Art


Ink earnings for 3D art, videos and other types of art that were not mentioned anywhere on this journal will be determined on a case-by-case basis to make sure efforts that go above and beyond get properly rewarded.

Comments16
anonymous's avatar
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Amanmir's avatar
Hai, i have a question! I only recently discovered and read through this group and have just made my own library record here:
Library record: Amanmir[Ink Log | Achievement Log]
Name/Username: Amanmir
Library #: 79
Paralogos Owned: 
None
0
Inventory: 
Empty
Achievements:
Empty 

I've done two pieces of art before I joined, these two:
Ausup - Art Trade by Amanmir

Mature Content

Iris by Amanmir

Would it be possible to get ink for these two pieces?
LogosLibrary's avatar
The image of Iris is still pending for group submission so you'll get ink for that one regularly (aka you just have to wait for it to get processed by one of our Library Assistants)
We've retroactively awarded you ink for the other piece though!

Welcome to the group =)
AN00NI's avatar
AN00NIHobbyist Digital Artist
got art of my character do i just post the art here to receive ink?
art i got gifted: [Para G] Cranberry
Libaryrecord: Library Record: An00ni
Necromouser's avatar
NecromouserHobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry but you can't gain Ink for that piece since it was made before you owned the Paralogos!

The only reason why we'd ever award Ink retroactively (which is what is mentioned at the beginning of this journal) is if you would've gotten Ink in the past but not having a Library Record prevented you from actually getting the Ink awarded. (aka either a) you drew art of a Paralogos and submitted it to the group or b) someone else drew a Paralogos that already belonged to you and submitted it to the group)
But since you got your Library Record at the same time as your first Paralogos (and before your first Paralogos art piece), this case won't apply to you!
AN00NI's avatar
AN00NIHobbyist Digital Artist
ah oki i see sorry still new to this hehe. so when i get artwork do i just post it in the group and then someone will give me the ink then? sorry for all the questions. im super new and want to be really sure. its a lot to take in at once hehe. i sweare ill get better at it lool
Necromouser's avatar
NecromouserHobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry about it! We're here to answer questions after all c:
And yes! Just submit it to the group and it will be handled for you - feel free to take a look at my personal transaction log to see how Ink rewarding looks/works~
Also if you'd like you can DM me on discord anytime to ask questions! (I'm just "Mouse" on the public server)
AN00NI's avatar
AN00NIHobbyist Digital Artist
Aww how sweet!. i'll defiantly take you up on that offer. theres so much to learn. Neko Emoji-17 (Happy) [V1] 
AN00NI's avatar
AN00NIHobbyist Digital Artist
if i make a flat colured headshot of my own character. do i count the   Ink by LogosLibrary  myself? or do i need to get it approved somewhere? also if i get a character that already has artwork do i get the   Ink by LogosLibrary   for the already existing ones? sorry im new hehe. thank you before hand~
Necromouser's avatar
NecromouserHobbyist Digital Artist
You get Ink automatically from our admins for all Paralogos art (that either you have drawn or someone drew for you) as long as it's submitted to the group gallery in the fitting folder & you have a Library Record!
So a flat colored headshot for example would probably go into the Digital Artwork folder~

And you don't get Ink for art that was made for a different owner since they already got the Ink for it!
Hope that helps c:
AN00NI's avatar
AN00NIHobbyist Digital Artist
yes that was extremely helpful! thank you so much <3 
Necromouser's avatar
NecromouserHobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome !! c:
Fulgarite's avatar
FulgariteHobbyist Digital Artist

So I have a question

Where would Art Fight fall into this?

Its considered gift art and we draw art of other peoples characters, Para's including, I have also received art of my own Para and drawn other Para's I find on there!

Necromouser's avatar
NecromouserHobbyist Digital Artist
We consider all Art Fight attacks/revenges/etc to be gift art, since that's the premise of it!
Since admins hand out ink, though, you don't have to worry about that - just submit the art to the group and we'll take care of the numbers for you c:
Fulgarite's avatar
FulgariteHobbyist Digital Artist

Oh dear, thats gonna be alot of art to upload XD

We shall see if I ever get around to it XD

But thank you for the answer!

Necromouser's avatar
NecromouserHobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
Also feel free to make a compilation of your art if that helps! like this one for example
Fulgarite's avatar
FulgariteHobbyist Digital Artist

I may just do that for sanity sake, thanks for the idea!

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