|We accept everything you've done yourself, but no solely screenshot based material. If you submit something that does not abide by the following guidelines, your submission will be refused! But if you drew, wrote or otherwise made it yourself, this is the home for your Dragon Age related fanstuff!|
Submission cap is 3 deviations per member per day.
Our founding principle is to offer a place to show any and all Dragon Age -related fanART and fiction. That means that as long as it is written, drawn, or otherwise made by you, we accept it. The days of unmoderated submissions are over, though, so every piece has to be accepted by a moderator. As we have quite a few staff members, this shouldn't take long, but have patience. Please do not resubmit if it takes a bit of time or the piece is rejected. We will inform you why the piece is rejected, if that happens! There is basically only one reason as to how that can happen (apart from art theft), which is...
...we do not, from now on, accept any kind of screenshot-based deviations. PARTS of screenshots may be used as building blocks of a deviation, and even unedited ones may be used as PREVIEW IMAGES of fanfics.
If you're at all hesitant about your piece, consult the following guide (written by Abadir):
Unaltered ingame screenshots are NOT allowed for submission.
A piece including screenshot material should meet at least TWO of these requirements:
It is used only as part of the final image (as background, element of a collage, etc.)
It is part of an sequence of images that are NOT screenshots. (eg. a comic)
The original image is altered through adjustment (blurred, de/recolored, stylized, etc.) or with the addition of drawings or rendered elements, (ESPECIALLY NOTE: this alone is not enough. Two requirements.)
Most importantly, the deviation must always contain your own artistic input in some form or another, be it posing, drawing, writing or whatever.
Simple addition of text, speech bubbles and/or frames or collages of unaltered screenshots doesn't make the screenshot considered "edited".
This rule should be applied also for animations and video captures. However, video captures and animations may be justified within an original montage of unrelated scenes and/or with the audio.
3D renders made with programs like 3D Studio, Poser, XNALara etc. of models included or inspired by those used in game or using in-game textures are not considered screenshots, as setting the scene, the materials and the pose, even if is made with stock library elements or third party figures (though those, mostly in Poser, are usually altered with morphs), presupposes that the artist HAS worked on the piece himself, even if he or she skipped the model/texturing part, and it's not a screen capture of something the program does automatically.
WE RECOMMEND, though, that if you use imported textures and models from the games, at least a part of your render has been altered by you somehow, not just the pose. Makes things more interesting.
So what do we not accept?
Unedited screenshots (even if they are "staged" ingame, or contain custom content, it's still a no)
Memes filled ONLY with screenshots
Character sheets (unless you drew the portrait)
Anything made with an online flash-based doll-editor is strictly not acceptable in any way. (Unless you make a Dragon Age -related doll-maker yourself!)
Non-Dragon Age related stuff (duh)
Smudge paintings will be declined. Please also avoid tracing your work.
Any other deviations only consisting of pre-existing material (screenshot collages, identical twins) with no visible personal input.
Please consider that this is no statement about whether or not the aforementioned are art, or possibly interesting, it is just a principle we have decided on. We want to spread art made by people's own hands, and we hope you can respect that. There are other groups that accept these things, so you can always post to them!