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Following the idea of Daecus and FrostwindL I will reactivate the MMC again!

We will start over, with a brand new list an even some new rules.

Have you been following one particular member's artwork for some time now? Do you want her/him to draw something you thought of in their style? Look no more! UniversalFantasy's MMC (Member to Member Challenge) is here! In the MMC, members can enlist to be challenged by others.




Challenge (and by challenged by) your fellow artists!!!




What are the benefits of MMC?

:bulletblue: MMC is a great way to promote art, and improve your flexibility and overall skills.
:bulletblue: It helps to get watchers!
:bulletblue: It helps to stop artists' block!
:bulletblue: It casts a spotlight on your artwork for all members to see!
:bulletblue: It's great practice!

RULES


About a new rule on the MMCSome rules were just added to the MMC. All of them were made to make this activity safer for everyone. And I want to clarify one specific rule that made some controversy.
In matter of content, you may not challenge users to draw your OCs or specific characters from a fandom. This is to avoid members to take advantage of the MMC to get free art they could use in other situations. The challenger CAN ask if the challenged member agrees to draw an specific character.
This rule is specifically designed to DISCOURAGE people who only seek for free art and to take advantage of artist who want to improve. But once again, You can ask an artist to draw your OC or a character from a series, anime, manga, comic, novel, etc. but don't expect the challenged artist to be forced to say yes.
But I can't say that this rule is perfect. An user made me see that there is at least one big change that must be done to avoid an important confusion: You can ask for mythical creatu


:bulletblue: Simply enlist by commenting below that you want to participate, BOTH to be challenged and to be able to challenge your fellow artists.

:bulletblue: In matter of content, you may not challenge users to draw your OCs or specific characters from a fandom. You can ask for mythical creatures, cryptids, races etc. as long as it is not an SPECIFIC character. This is to avoid members to take advantage of the MMC to get free art they could use in other situations. Although the challenger CAN ask if the challenged artist agrees to draw an specific character and then create the challenge taking in consideration their response.

:bulletblue: Challenged members can't ask for any kind of monetary compensation for the drawings requested for the MMC.

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Challengers can't claim ownership over the drawings done for the MMC. However, They may request a mention if a character owned by them is used in the drawing.

:bulletblue: Unless allowed by the artist, you can't use the images done for the MMC in projects outside of it. The artist may use them as they please, as long as they respect copyright of owned characters/trademarks and deviantart rules.

:bulletblue: Challenges are declared by commenting in this journal. Remember to include the name of the user with either the mention "@ username" or the code ": iconusername :" both without the spaces and quotes. Like this ArkaDark or :iconarkadark:
ALSO, WE DON'T GET A NOTICE IF YOU REPLY TO AN USER IN THE COMMENTS. SO PLEASE, IF YOU WANT TO CHALLENGE SOMEONE, EITHER MENTION ArkDark IN YOUR REPLY OR COMMENT IN THE JOURNAL.

:bulletblue: You can only challenge one user at a time, unless you're part of the UniversalFantasy Staff. Currently, only Daecus and ArkaDark could challenge multiple users at the same time.

:bulletblue: All guidelines must be listed, and, if there is any vagueness in these guidelines, the artist challenged may interpret those guidelines however he/she chooses.

:bulletblue: We encourage to add a due date, but they're optional. If the due date is not listed, then it can be assumed that there is none.

:bulletblue: Challenges shouldn't be denied unless the artist already has a challenge going on. BUT they can always request for different guidelines or due dates for whatever reason. The Challenger must be lenient with the challenge. Also, this no-refusal policy is bypassed if the artist has an urgent event which does not allow him to participate or is ideologically against the topic proposed.

:bulletblue: After three challenges have been completed by any artist, he/she has the right to refuse any further challenges for a period of 1 month. Postponements may be enacted on any challenge at any time regardless of challenge count.

:bulletblue: All challenges must be fair in regard to the skill of the artist.

:bulletblue: Once you have finished the challenge, comment in this journal with the link to the entry and a mentioning the Challenger (with the codes enlisted above).

:bulletblue: Follow the group rules in matter of content. :D

:bulletblue: Have Fun!!!

Participants

:iconinvisibledorkette:
:iconluckykoneko:
:iconfrostwindl:
:iconskyfire33:
:iconancientdragoness:
:iconglitteronin:
:iconashvanguard:
:iconcloudy-0w0:
:iconbluescarlet77:
:iconlady-wynterfyre:
:iconminizhirra:
:iconsoulcentinel:
:iconchimezombie:
:icondracodesigns:
:iconmatakoura:
:iconundeadsentinel:
:iconshadow-lockheed:


Challenges Going On

:icondracodesigns: Challenged :iconashvanguard: *Pending*
:iconglitteronin: Challenged :iconcloudy-0w0: *Pending*
:iconminizhirra: Challenged :iconfrostwindl: *Pending*
:iconluckykoneko: Challenged :iconancientdragoness: *Pending*
:iconancientdragoness: Challenged :iconluckykoneko: *Pending*
:iconskyfire33: Challenged :iconinvisibledorkette: *pending*
:iconbluescarlet77: Challenged :iconglitteronin: *pending*




Finished Challenges


:iconsoulcentinel: Challenged :iconminizhirra: Jessy (MMC) by minizhirra
:iconchimezombie: Challenged :iconbluescarlet77: Beedrill-dragon version by BlueScarlet77
:iconminizhirra: Challenged :iconsoulcentinel: Nu mou challenge by SoulCentinel

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:iconskyfire33:
SkyFire33 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm glad that some people here agree that the admins can't decide what characters we can accept to draw. The challenges can be denied if the one challenged feels that the challenger is taking advantage of them, but there shouldn't be a rule about it because that limits what can be requested to only like maybe landscapes, still life, or non-specific creatures. I think you just ruined the challenge part of this whole journal, ArkaDark.
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see why it would be "ruined". Unless the challenger gets too lazy, it is possible to describe a pretty challenging or interesting scene, character, etc, without having to use a fandom character.

And I foresaw this, that's why the first new rule states that "The challenger CAN ask if the challenged member agrees to draw an specific character." I can't force anyone to do anything. If you don't want to draw something or you are in a troublesome situation of any kind at the moment, you don't have to accept a challenge. Same for this new rules.

"you may not challenge users to draw your OCs"

"Challenges shouldn't be denied unless the artist already..."


I'm pretty sure those words don't mean that I force you to follow them. Once again, They just give the option to the challenged users to not accept if they feel they are going to be used to get free art just because.
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:icondracodesigns:
DracoDesigns Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry to but in, but this is something that I need to drop my two cents on.
The challenger CAN ask if the challenged member agrees to draw an specific character.
and
you may not challenge users to draw your OCs
Contradict each other so much that they make the rules confusing. 
If these "rules" are more like guidelines, then that seriously needs to be stated. Also, of course every artist has the right to turn down a challenge, it wouldn't be fair if they couldn't. 

I think a revision of the format of what the rules state and how they look would greatly improve understanding. :D
(If you want help with this, I'll gladly assist) 
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'll change it to make it clear.
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:iconskyfire33:
SkyFire33 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student General Artist
So they can't just ask for their OCs or specific characters at random but can ask the artist for permission before they present the challenge?
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. If the challenged artist sees a fair challenge on the presented character (or whatever other reason) they can accept.

Once again, I didn't put a rule for them to accept, but an option to refuse if they feel that it would be unfair.
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:iconluckykoneko:
LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Edited May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't agree with the rule change about fandom characters. I think fandom characters are actually good to ask for, as this challenge is simply a way of getting requests, and being a participant in the challenge means you accept the requests. in fact, you are now limiting the people to requesting simple animals or creatures, which is too much of a limit, really. this is not why it is called a challenge.

EDIT: I understand that some people don't want to draw free art of OCs, and I respect that, but I think every user should decide for themselves whether they want to draw that or not. as for canon characters, I really don't see a problem with that, but again, I respect it if someone doesn't want to draw it. That's the challenged artist's choice, and I think you as the admin can't make the choice for the artists.

besides, with this rule change, what are you going to do about already requested and accepted canon characters and OCs? are those just cancelled? I don't think so.
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry to say, but no. This is not about getting requests. That's why I created those rules, to avoid people that they will just get free art out of this, even if they don't get challenged at all.

I'll quote my other comment to save time:

"you may not challenge users to draw your OCs"

"Challenges shouldn't be denied unless the artist already..."

I'm pretty sure those words don't mean that I force you to follow them. Once again, They just give the option to the challenged users to not accept if they feel they are going to be used to get free art just because.
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:iconluckykoneko:
LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it is still a rule that is too confusing and might discourage challengers who want to see a certain character in someone's own style... but I understand the part about the OCs now.
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The rule was made to allow challenged artists to refuse, not to say what they can or can't accept. As I've said before, I will change it later. But for now I created a new journal trying to explain it better :D
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:iconluckykoneko:
LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I read it and, in all honesty, I'm still confused.
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:icondracodesigns:
DracoDesigns Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those rule changes are unfair. This is not polite to challengers and challenged artists. 
Especially when someone has already been challenged. 
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not polite? I would like you to explain this a little bit better.  I'm pretty sure it is.

Just like the rule about challenges being denied (I'm sure I should number them in the future), I can't forbid anything to you. I can't force you to accept a challenge, nor I can forbid you to request whatever you want. If you read carefully, at the end of the rule I stated that "The challenger CAN ask if the challenged member agrees to draw an specific character." so, as long as the challenged user agrees, there wouldn't be a problem. Once again, the rule is to discourage people to take advantage of users who want to get challenged and test their skills and only get a request for free art.
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DracoDesigns Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it was the bold text stating the OC when I already challenged someone with this task. I read it as those already challenging an artist can refuse even if already agreed upon. 
The last part needs to be put next the rules, not lastly. Kind of makes for a confusing rules list.
Or maybe put a declaimer?

Put exactly what you just stated as the declaimer in the rules list. :D
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already did a new journal :D
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:icondracodesigns:
DracoDesigns Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just thought of a way to help minimize the "free OC draw".
Discourage people from drawing OC's by having prizes or awards to the most creative artist. This way prizes can be awarded to those who do the non-OC's. Or which ever help award and discourage what you want in this. XD

This way you wont have to keep making disclaimers and adjusting the rules. You'll only have to reward the rules that you want to enforce. Hopefully :D
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry but that's not a viable idea. First of all, this is not a contest and the point of this challenge has never been to get a compensation for the drawings made for it, but rather, to learn, practice and extend your boundaries.

Once again, the rules were changed for the protection of all artists. So I will change to make it easier to understand, but the rule will stay.
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:icondracodesigns:
DracoDesigns Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet! :D
Thanks for clarifying! 
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, sorry for the confusion :D
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:iconbluescarlet77:
BlueScarlet77 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to challenge LillyCheese to draw my OC MD-002 (ref here) with Rainbow Dash in a flight race or just flying casually.

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:iconglitteronin:
glitteronin Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You sure This is a fair challenge? This doesn't seem challenging to me at all, looks more like you just want free art of your OC
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:iconbluescarlet77:
BlueScarlet77 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry. I haven't done this sort of thing before. I can change it to something else, perhaps Smaug from 'The Hobbit'?
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, this is something I didn't thought before, but I agree with LillyCheese. Not exactly meaning you want to take advantage on the MMC, I'm sure it was not what you had in mind. But someone may try to do that on purpose in the future. I'll change the rules to avoid this kind of problems in the future. Forbidding the request of OCs and maybe even specific characters from series etc.
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:iconglitteronin:
glitteronin Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well yes now that's a real challenge! XD don't worry, it's my first one too, and the point is making the other artists push themselves
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:iconbluescarlet77:
BlueScarlet77 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel really bad what I had asked for first and didn't really think about it. I'm happy that you like what I changed it too.
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just notified you about the challenge... Ignore my note then xD
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:iconshadow-lockheed:
Shadow-Lockheed Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I will participate!
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late response :/ Added! :la:
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:iconshadow-lockheed:
Shadow-Lockheed Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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:iconsoulcentinel:
SoulCentinel Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Finished my challenge too.
I said ago, but I think when u put a"@" with a change comment option won't alert the person mentioned.
So...
ArkaDark 
Here link: fav.me/d8sn02o
I was challenged by minizhirra
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it only notifies me when I'm mentioned in a new comment. But no problem, I'll add it right away! :D
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:iconbluescarlet77:
BlueScarlet77 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have finished my challenge by :iconchimezombie:
fav.me/d8t7if4
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added :D
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:iconsoulcentinel:
SoulCentinel Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I challenge to :iconminizhirra: to drawn jessy (here some references from my previous account)(this one is more actual but without colors)
wearing a pijama with bunny ears and some plushie animal with her, It can be with background or not, that's on your choice.
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:iconminizhirra:
minizhirra Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you want it colored? i dont own a scanner but i could borrow my friend's scanner when i go visit her but that will be in a while. and this laptop takes terrible pictures. is that ok?
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:iconsoulcentinel:
SoulCentinel Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
there's no time limit and can we without colors if u want to.
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:iconminizhirra:
minizhirra Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Challenge done! maybe i shoulve added a zipper cuz how else is she going to get out of that XD minizhirra.deviantart.com/art/…
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:iconsoulcentinel:
SoulCentinel Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The are some pijamas with the zipper on the back, but dont with hat too...
Okey, now i see the problem... She gonna need help to get out. XD

U have some challenge to me?, I am little bored to do only my comic -3-
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:iconminizhirra:
minizhirra Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I challenge you, SoulCentinel, to create your own kind of nu mou (a race in the final fantasy series) 
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:iconsoulcentinel:
SoulCentinel Featured By Owner Edited May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Challenge Done! If I din't misunderstand something...
fav.me/d8sn02o

ArkaDark time to refresh the journal again.
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:iconsoulcentinel:
SoulCentinel Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Challenged Accepted :iconchallengeacceptedplz:
I warn I can't scan nothing until thuesday, if I am lucky.

hey, ArkaDark One challenge finished and another pending
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added! :D
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:iconmatakoura:
Matakoura Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Hello! ArkaDark, I should like to join!
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:iconarkadark:
ArkaDark Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! I'll include you on the list right away! :D
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:iconmatakoura:
Matakoura Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Thank you!
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:iconskyfire33:
SkyFire33 Featured By Owner Edited May 2, 2015  Student General Artist
InvisibleDorkette is challenged to draw a picture of Maleficent from well, the Disney movie Maleficent. No due date. You can draw her with wings or without. You can choose a scene or have a background, as long as it features Maleficent.

Figured I should add a reference link or two. www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h…


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:iconinvisibledorkette:
InvisibleDorkette Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I accept! Yes! I'm so excited for this! I love Disney.
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Chimezombie Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i challenge :iconbluescarlet77: to draw dragon version of non-dragon(looking) Pokemon! :D 
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:iconbluescarlet77:
BlueScarlet77 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconchallengeacceptedplz: Challenge Accepted

This could be fun~ :D
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