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Submission Guidelines

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! That being said, we also reserve the right not to accept any submissions.

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):

:#1: Unaltered ingame screenshots are NOT allowed for submission. :#1:

A piece including screenshot material should meet at least TWO of these requirements:

:bulletpurple: It is used only as part of the final image (as background, element of a collage, etc.)

:bulletpurple: It is part of an sequence of images that are NOT screenshots. (eg. a comic)

:bulletpurple: 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.)

:bulletpurple: 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?

:bulletpurple: Unedited screenshots (even if they are "staged" ingame, or contain custom content, it's still a no)
:bulletpurple: Motivational posters
:bulletpurple: Memes filled ONLY with screenshots
:bulletpurple: Character sheets (unless you drew the portrait)
:bulletpurple: 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!)
:bulletpurple: Non-Dragon Age related stuff (duh)
:bulletpurple: Smudge paintings will be declined. Please also avoid tracing your work.
:bulletpurple: 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! :)

Gallery folder info

The galleries should be pretty clear, but if you're hesitating between folders, this guide may help you! As we get really quite a lot of submissions, we also have quite a few folders just to make it easier for people to browse through our galleries. Think of it as an investment for the future: if someone is only interested in, say, cosplay, they don't need to browse through loads of other stuff to find it. :)

NOTE: Any Mature content, regardless of media, should go to the mature content -folder. As to what is accepted, anything that abides by the dA guidelines is fine!
Remember to be mindful of other people's inboxes. The submission cap is 3 submissions per day for members. Also remember that screenshots are generally not accepted. See screenshot guidelines if you are hesitating whether or not to post!

Also note, not all folders are open to submissions. If a folder is not in the list, it is not open for submissions :)

At the moment, we are not taking group favourites at all. If you wish to submit someone else's art, just submit to the appropriate Gallery folder. :)

FOLDERS OPEN TO MEMBERS

1. Aargh The place where all those deviations go when you forget to choose the appropriate folder. Please try to pick the right folder so people will find your pieces when browsing for specific things! :bulletred: All submissions to this particular folder will be automatically declined, so please be careful about where you submit. :bulletred:

3D Renders Poser, XNALara and such renders. NO SCREENSHOTS.

Animated Gifs, flash-animations, you name it. If it moves, its place is here.

Comics and Strips The home of comics. Note, even single-panel comics count as strips, so if it's got a speech bubble, submit here! :) BUT it has to be drawn (or posed) by you. Please do not submit screenie comics.

Crossovers Dragon Effect? Star Age? Dragonwinter Nights? Modern!Dragon Age? Put two or more fandoms together and post here.

The Dark Side Darkspawn and other ominous villains and characters.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Closed Fanart relating to any pre-release images, videos, and/or other official material regarding Dragon Age: Inquisiion goes here.

Fanfics New Home for TheDragonAges writer's guild! Which means Everyone!

Fanfiction Closed Home of #TheDragonAges writer's guild. Everyone's a member! :)

Companion and NPC portraits Portraits (that is, a picture of ONE SINGLE character) of companions and NPCs go here.

Dragon Age OCs NON-CANON characters go here. Be very careful about what you submit - if it isn't clear from the deviation that the OC is indeed somehow connected to Thedas, it will be most probably refused. Artist's note, if it contains more info than just the name and character class, might affect this, but say, a generic facial portrait with the text "my OC mage" is not enough.

WHAT IS AN OC? Original Character is a fan-created, non-canon character that dwells within the universe, and possibly, but not necessarily, interacts with canon characters. Player Characters (that is, Wardens, Hawkes and Inquisitors) do NOT count as OCs and should go to their respective folders.

Team+Group pictures Non-romantic couples, groups, battle scenes, you name it.

Our Main Characters Solo pics of our Wardens, Champions, and Inquisitors! NB: This folder is divided to two subfolders (Wardens and Champions), a fancy super group feature. We're experimenting with the sorting in this folder - if it turns out to work well, we might implement it to other folders as well.

Romance art Romantic art up to PG rating. Mature content to the mature folder!

Mature content Anything you tagged with a mature warning, strict or otherwise. Mature fics here too!

Dragon Age Family The place to show our characters with their children/family.

Memes You know. Memes. But just ones that are drawn - screenshot fills will not be accepted.

Miscellaneous Fanworks that cannot be immediately classified as paintings/drawings or literature. Songs, avatars, stamps, emotes, that kinds of things. Also stuff containing screenshot material. (Example: fav.me/d3f37fk) DO NOT SUBMIT FANFIC OR FANART HERE JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN'T THINK OF WHICH FOLDER TO SUBMIT TO.

Cosplay You know, cosplay. Show us your garb skillz! NB: incomplete "cosplay" may be rejected (ie. it doesn't constitute as a Hawke cosplay if you're in your pajamas, with a red splash over your nose)

Handicrafts Plushies, badges, cookies, socks, hats, statues...

Lineart and sketches FINISHED lineart and sketches.

WIPs works in progress. Please don't post more than one WIP of a single deviation - if you want to keep stages updated, slap them together as a stage tutorial.

Landscapes of Thedas As the folder says this is the place to put just art work for the beautiful landscape of Thedas.

CLOSED FOLDERS:

Pre-release DA2, Chibis, Old Challenges - folders are not open for further submissions. Post your chibis and Dragon Age 2 -related art to all the regular folders by theme!

ADMIN ONLY FOLDERS:

Featured Admins decide a featured piece of fanart or fic every few weeks. The Featured folder is showcased on the front page. If you have a suggestion for a feature, send a group note! Note however, there will be no more than three features at any given time, so suggest with care.

Contributor folders Our contributors have folders of their own, comic artists have subfolders for their other fanart. We are currently not taking any more contributors.

Theme folders Every now and then we have a recurring theme, like currently the 2011 calendar project. The folders for these are only accessible to admins.

Gallery Folders

Featured
Troublesome companion by Nolven
Party Banter by Verahnika
Advisors... again :) by shalizeh
After Battle by Kenu
Demons Within
Demons Within Mix by ximena07
Mirrors and Memories by ximena07
Never Close Enough by ximena07
Ooh mr edric ooh by ximena07
DonnaAnna comics
ToTN: Chapter 6, Page 10 by victricia
ToTN: Chapter 6, Page 9 by victricia
ToTN: Chapter 6, Page 8 by victricia
ToTN: Chapter 6, Page 7 by victricia
Dragon Age Sitcom
DAO: The Hahrens Quest chp.4 pg.4 by SoniaCarreras
DAO: The Hahrens Quest chp.4 pg.3 by SoniaCarreras
DAO: The Hahrens Quest chp.4 pg.2 by SoniaCarreras
DAO: The Hahren's Quest Chp.4 pg.1 by SoniaCarreras
In Peace Vigilance
DAO: In Peace Vigilance 9x05 by Abadir
MaevesChild Art
Many Mistakes by MaevesChild
Someone Else's Enemies by MaevesChild
So You Wish to Fight? by MaevesChild
Maire Hawke by MaevesChild
Nara A Grey Warden
NTGW: VOL.2, CH.4, PG.4 by rooster82
NTGW: VOL.2, CH.4, PG.3 by rooster82
NTGW: VOL.2, CH.4, PG1 by rooster82
NTGW: VOL. 2, CH.3, PG 11 by rooster82
Obsession
Obsession Chapter 4 page 025 by Galagraphia
Obsession Chapter 4 page 024 by Galagraphia

Mature Content

Obsession Chapter 4 page 023 by Galagraphia

Mature Content

Obsession Chapter 4 page 022 by Galagraphia
Rummi-chan's Chibis
Hug A Nug by Rummi-chan
DAO: New Weapon Of Choice by Rummi-chan
DAO: Save The World by Rummi-chan
DAO Can We Keep Him? by Rummi-chan
Louvette's Art
Lyrium Ghost by Louvette
Fen'Harel by Louvette
The Dread Wolf by Louvette
Solas Portrait by Louvette
Second Chances

Mature Content

Second Chances ch08 p19 to 20 by chakhabit
SmaiLika Art
Untitled by Smilika
Yuhime Art

Mature Content

Puppy eyes by yuhime
SweetCandyRain Art

Mature Content

Leliana Remake by SweetCandyRain
1. Aargh
Side by side with a friend by amaerise
3D renders
Between duty and honor [Ser Barris: DAI Contest] by Starframe3D
Animated
Come on you needed a break... by CommandersKeeper
Comics and Strips
DA2: I'm Sorry by DivaXenia
Crossovers
Master neloth summons a demon by shadowwolf133
The Dark Side
DAI Dogma by Kistehvost
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Ryan and Leliana by Galagraphia
FanFics
DA: Raiders of the Waking Sea - Treasure Hunt by Berserker79
Companions and NPCs
Inktober Day1 - Cole by yuhime
Dragon Age OCs
Dragon Age 2 O.C.: Ginivere Hawke. by Tanzanight
Team + Group pictures
Entropy mage by Gauntletto
Our Main Characters
End of duty by Rithra
Romance art
DAI Into darkness by Kistehvost
Mature Content
Dragon age II- Fenris bath time by shadowwolf133
Dragon Age Family
Felassan by PinPinax
MeMes
Mr. Solas by PiraWTH
Miscellaneous
Dragon Age Wedding 05 by lpfaintgirl
Cosplay
Dragon Age Keepers Photoshoot 10 by lpfaintgirl
Handicrafts
DAI: Dorian with his birthright amulet Clay by HawkeHarsh
Lineart and Sketches
Mahariel ~ by LuLuXion
WIPs
Cullen_wip by MellHolic
Pre-release DA2 art - closed
shadow of sun by Zinoodle
Chibis - closed
Gift: Alder and Isabela by Alas-De-Metal
Old challenges
2011 Calendar
Dragon Age 2011 Calendar Dec by tankgirly
Landscapes of Thedas
DAI: The Breach by DivaXenia

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The RL is currently hell for me, and I'm positive that I'm not the only one in that aspect, so checking dA is sadly quite low on my daily checklist :(

But I'll try to spend at least a few minutes a day now, so I can take a look at the group messages.

A few reminders, by the way:
:bulletblue: if it's any character from Origins stories, Hawke or any possible Inquisitor, it belongs to Our Main Characters folders. Always.
:bulletblue: OCs need to have additional info about themselves written in the Author's Note section. Without it - sorry, not accepting.
:bulletblue: OCs need to be linked in some way to the world of Thedas, too. If it's a generic (for example) elf, that had been marked as OC, and is sent to a dozen of different game groups, well... :shrug:
:bulletblue: Aargh folder = instant rejection. Be mindful where you are sending your stuff ;)

So, let the festivities to commence!
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Maverrix Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this group active?
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FeainneW Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
Thank you for accepting me! :) (Smile)
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elyhumanoid Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
Thanks for your request!
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xxxJRosesxxx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Question for fellow DA fans, what do you all think Tevintar looks like? It's architecture? It's fashion? Furniture? I ask because I've started writing a DA fanfiction and after a good chunk of it will take place in Tevintar, and we fans haven't seen the place yet.  
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AuriV1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me! :)
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FormIsVoid Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting my submissions! Meow :3 
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MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Thank you for accepting my submissions :)
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Dankia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
You're welcome!
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ChaosFay Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
September 12th's feature is SHARP EDGES!  Any and all mediums accepted, including literature.  Interpret as you see fit.  Old and new pieces are welcomed!  Don't have anything?  Submit the work of another!  Submit one piece per deviant on this poll.  I will post the feature in a journal entry on September 12th.
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ChaosFay Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Next week's feature will be RED, and posted August 13th.  Submit pieces, old or new, with red of any sort in them (not pink).  It can be literature where the color red is mentioned, a craft that uses red, a visual item with a touch or a lot of red.  ANY MEDIUM!!!  Any shade, any hue, any amount.  Submit to this poll.  If you don't have anything feel free to submit work created by another; it can be a nice surprise to find your work featured.

Seeing as red is a prominent color throughout all the Dragon Age games I can see quite a bit of cosplay, fanart, and fanfiction being submitted for the feature.
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