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Sun Sep 13, 2015, 5:13 PM

Seashells by IsomaraIndex

In-Game Currency

Seashells are the official Isomara Island game currency
Sand Dollars are the official Isomara Island premium game currency

Plain Gray Divider by neripixu

Seashells can be used to buy items from various shopkeepers, members, and can be used in the Crafting Systems.
Seashells were chosen due to their common appearance on the Island. You can basically explore anywhere and find some.

Other ways seashells can be used for is entering into contests & events, buying commissions (Ex. Someone will draw your Isomara for 200 seashells). There also may be random events throughout the group which if you participate will reward you with seashells and other things. 
Sand Dollars are the premium currency. They can be used to craft various items as well as currency for certain shops such as Hasha's Hut.



How Do We Get Seashells?


    Seashells can be obtained in many various ways. The easiest way is just to draw or write about any official Isomara. Every time you draw a picture with an Isomara or write a story involving an Isomara you will be given seashells. The amount varies as it depends on the drawing and amount of words in stories, so any drawing/literature you do for Isomara-Island will reward you with seashells.
    The best way to get a lot of seashells at one time is by doing 
Explorations on the island. 
    Each time you draw or write about an Isomara whether it by yours, someone elses, or an NPC exploring in a specific region of the island will allow you a chance of finding varying amounts of seashells as well as other items. The premium currency, Sand Dollars, can be found by exploring the beach and at times gotten through events.

        - Another way is to enter into contests, one of the prizes will almost always be seashells. 
        - Selling items to the shopkeeper. Pacings, at the General Store, is always looking for items to fill his Shop and will gladly fork over seashells in return.
        - Lasty, if you want to get some quick currency you can purchase Seashells or a Sand Dollar bundle from IsomaraIndex's commission widget.

Any form of art whether is be digital, traditional, arts n crafts, and literature will gain you currency.
NOTE:  It is possible to earn partial seashells from drawings if the Isomara drawing is partly colored, missing markings/traits, sketchy, etc.
(Ex. You do a drawing of an Isomara and only some markings are colored then you may only receive +2ss instead of the full +5ss for the color bonus)



Well if I can get seashells by just drawing or writing general stories Isomara why should I explore for them?


    Exploration yields not only seashells but other items that can be sold for seashells or can be used to craft items that may help you find more items and seashells the next time you explore. Exploration is the basis of the activities for the ARPG. Items are needed at times for events, random challenges, and for breeding. Exploring give you items, items can be used for crafting, and crafted items can yield a better and easier play through of the game by giving you more bonuses and allowing you to indulge in all the facets of the ARPG.
    Also, many items found are edible and can be used to increase your Isomara's Hunger meter and make them better at training, exploring, and more.

TO VIEW YOUR SEASHELL BALANCE CLICK HERE
You are also free to keep track of seashells yourself by making an Inventory Tracker




Seashell Rewards for 2D Art

This is how many seashells you are awarded for a drawing

Full Body: 25  seashell by catluvr2
Must show at least 75% or more of the Isomara
Bust: 10  seashell by catluvr2
Any picture showing 74% or less of the Isomara in a picture

Color: +5  seashell by catluvr2
Fully colored, if the picture is partially colored you'll get partial ss (+3ss)

Simple Shading: +5  seashell by catluvr2
Applies to partial shading, little to no highlights, barely noticeable, not blended, nor a wide range of values
Carmen Cloth Maker by SlayersStrongholdNice to Meet You. by Cocopet2 :Isomara +Kukuri: So Shiny by COSMlC-HElR
Complex Shading: +7  seashell by catluvr2
Background & Iso shaded. More range of values, detail. Somewhat proper lighting & blended well
Marius Exploration by gavinom123Calling out from Scatman's world by JeLapin Storm Brewing by SlayersStronghold

Partial Background: +5  seashell by catluvr2 
Backgrounds which are barely identifiable or do not cover a full picture may count as partial. Activites and events may still count with these, but you will be asked to next time expand/add more to them
Simple shapes and forms of nature and objects. Plain color and graident backgrounds do not count as backgrounds

Yuck Salad by SlayersStronghold  Fini Bust by StellasGalaxy  [Exploration]Catch of the day by Stormy-The-Wolf
Basic Background: +10  seashell by catluvr2 
Can be seen as scenery or an environment. Grass, blue sky, and a tree is an example of a basic background
      [Isomara] Diving class by GhoulishLich  Koko's Search for the Lost Egg! - Event Entry - by AmaJadeWolf  {ARPG} A Bunch 'O Berries by Mihalri
Advanced Background: +15  seashell by catluvr2
Detail, textures, more variety of objects and items in the scene (rocks, fallen trees, not just grass and trees alone). Good composition and placement also applies
:Iso: The wonders by NatNatB  Why I'm not a Traditional Artist by Windup-Hero Lost Egg Lookout [Isomara Event] by Cocopet2


Basic Animation = +20  seashell by catluvr2
Includes, but not limited to - blink, bob, bounce, tail wag, wiggle
blinking pagedoll practice {isomara} by AriaPMDEoL     Eris Icon by gavinom123 Whisper Floaty by SlayersStronghold
Intermediate Animation = +60  seashell by catluvr2
Includes, but not limited to - Walk/Run/movement cycles, head turns, limited areas are actually moving
Slayer Walk Cycle by SlayersStronghold Setting Up Shop {Step One} by Cocopet2 Isoling Jump [Isomara - Animated Art] by Cocopet2
Advanced Animation = +150  seashell by catluvr2
Above and beyond, original animations, not choppy, dynamic actions, lengthy animation
Setting Up Shop {Step Two} by Cocopet2     Sand Castle Troubles [Isomara - Beach Exploration] by Cocopet2

Training: +2   seashell by catluvr2
Exploration: +2  seashell by catluvr2
Voyage: +2  seashell by catluvr2

Large Companion: +5  seashell by catluvr2
Small Companion: +3 
Isomara has a companion species with them.
Large - Memics    ||    Small - Gooms


Collaboration: +10 
Did you and another member split the work?

NPC Involvement: +5  
By including one or more NPC Isomara in a story you'll receive bonus seashells as a thank you
    The person who owns the NPC will not be given the bonus.
    
Isomara of the Month: +15 
By including the Isomara of the month in the story you'll receive bonus seashells as a thank you
    The person who owns the Isomara will not be given the bonus.

Event: +20   seashell by catluvr2
A bonus given to anyone who participates in events & random challenges


Seashell Rewards for Literature

If you are not an artist you can also write stories to earn seashells
You can also use literature as an add-on to art in the description

200+ Words: +10   seashell by catluvr2
500+ Words: +30   seashell by catluvr2
750+ Words: +50   seashell by catluvr2
1,000+ Words: +70   seashell by catluvr2
1,500+Words: +120   seashell by catluvr2
2,000+Words: +180   seashell by catluvr2

Every 100 additional Words passed 2,000 you will get +10   seashell by catluvr2

Training: +2   seashell by catluvr2
Story needs to be at least 350 words for a single Isomara & include what stat is being trained
Exploration: +2   seashell by catluvr2
Story needs to be at least 500 words and include biome description
Hunter's Journey to Get A Backpack (exploration)The sun was cascading down my face when the early morning sunrise came to due. I blinked a few times trying to get the sleep out of my eyes, sitting up I yawned and stretched from the long night of sleep I had. I've been planning on going on this exploration for the last few days.
Carefully I looked around all my items as to make sure that I didn't drop or lose anything last night. I sighed with relief when I realized everything was right where it should be.
Standing up from my spot I started to walk off in the direction towards the forest.
 
: Transition :
 
“Wow I always forget how nice the forest looks like when it's early morning.” The wind had come in and was creating a nice breeze that went through the nearby brightly colored flowers and the off in the distance wheat. The clouds in the distance were kind of covering my view and I could see a few small specks of snow but it didn’t matter, as long as it wasn’t raining then this mission would be a l
 
Voyage: +2  
Story needs to be at least 750 words


Companion: +3
 
Isomara in the story with their equipped companion written in

RP Collaberation: +10 
Roleplay with multiple people to gain this bonus

NPC Involvement: +5 
By including one or more NPC Isomara in a story you'll receive bonus seashells as a thank you
    The person who owns the NPC will not be given the bonus.
    
Isomara of the Month: +10 
By including the Isomara of the month in the story you'll receive bonus seashells as a thank you
    The person who owns the Isomara will not be given the bonus.

Event: +20  
A bonus given to anyone who participates in events
 


*If you include small bits of art with your story, imbedded or whatnot, created by you,
it will also be given seashells based on the Seashell rewards for art.



Resources & Tips:


Looking to enhance your grammar, punctuation, and spelling? Check out Grammarly It is completely free and very useful to quickly check your errors. 

Need to figure out how many words are in your literature? Word Counter will help you out with that.


TIP: When drawing a background try to make the canvas follow a 16:9, 9:16, 7:11, or 11:7 ratio.
(1920px x 1080px or 16 inch x 9 inch canvas for example)
Why these ratios? It'll look good! Google the rule of thirds and the golden mean ratio.



Seashell Rewards for 3D Art

This is how many seashells you are awarded for 3d models and various crafts.

If the bonus ss has a + then it adds onto ss earnings based on the 2D Art
(Ex. You make a full body clay model that is painted. 25ss for the fullbody, +5ss for color, and +15ss for being a general craft.


General Craft: +15 
Things such as pumpkin carvings, clay models, Styrofoam, etc.


Simple 3D Model: 60 
Simple classifies as chibi, anotomically incorrect, low detail
Complex 3D Model: 100 
Anatomically correct, more detail, usually higher polyed


Textured: +15 
More than just one full color.
Rigged/Posed: +20 
Model is in a pose other than a standard standing/ T-pose

NOTE: If the model is animated, or is in an environment the 2D Art bonuses will apply!




TO VIEW YOUR SEASHELL BALANCE CLICK HERE

You are also free to keep track of seashells yourself by making an Inventory Tracker




Seashell F.A.Q.

Q. Do I have to be a member of the Isomara-Island group to gain seashells?
A. Yes, if you are a member you get seashells no matter if you have an Isomara or not. If you draw/ write for the group you can earn them.

Q. What if I am a watcher?
A. Doesn't count, You need to be a member. Once you become a member then seashells will be counted and rewarded.

Q. If I draw my Isomara as a human will I get seashells?
A. Yes, If you depict your Isomara as Human, a gijinka, or anthro/furry you will get seashells. You won't get seashells if you depict your Isomara as another species, animal, creature.

Q. Can I earn seashells by drawing other members Isomara?
A. Yes, this also includes NPCs. Get permission before drawing another member's Isomara, please.

Q. Do other people get seashells for my art?
A. No, only the artist gets seashells for their art. Even if you draw someone's Isomara; that person will not get seashells, but you will.

Q. What if I make a comic/or multiple drawings on a single deviation, how will that be counted?
A. Each panel/drawing will be judged as if it is its own individual picture. Unless the panels are so similar.
Ex. If you do a five-panel stripe and all the backgrounds are simple, they might get clumped together and be counted for a complex background.

Q. What if I do a YCH/ use a base for multiple pictures?
A. The first one will be counted, but anything more will not.




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:iconteriyakitiger:
TeriyakiTiger Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
If I make some Isomara art, I can get seashells? Correct? Or not.
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:iconisomaraindex:
IsomaraIndex Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
Yes, if you draw any official Isomara and submit it to the group you will get seashells for it. All Isomara can be seen in the gallery at IsomaraIndex We highly recommend drawing the NPC's or the Isomara of the month to gain even more ss!
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reygan-kiwi Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Does pixel art / animated pixels count for full Seashells? 
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:iconisomaraindex:
IsomaraIndex Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
Yes it does, any art no matter if its pixels, markers, painted, etc. Will count!
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Lee-Coffee Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is the animation seashells per second?
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:iconslayersstronghold:
SlayersStronghold Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Not per frame overall based on just the animation itself.
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:iconlee-coffee:
Lee-Coffee Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Alright :3
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Lee-Coffee Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
When it reaches advanced or per frame?
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Snow-Srika Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So I can write 20000 words about someone else's ismora and still get 200 seashells?

Can seashells be used for ismoras?
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:iconslayersstronghold:
SlayersStronghold Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yes you can write about someone elses, but I recommend asking them prior if you will be writing. (also it's 2,000 words not 20,000 hope that was just a typo on your part haha)

And for your second question I'm guessing you mean can you use sea to buy Isomara? If so then yes. I will be making an announcement later about how much seashells you will need to get an Isomara.
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:iconsnow-srika:
Snow-Srika Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, a typo. And yes I mean to buy an Ismora. (I'm on my phone.)
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