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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):
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!
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! All submissions to this particular folder will be automatically declined, so please be careful about where you submit.
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.
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.
In Peace Vigilance - Chapter 6
VI: Through the Mirror
Valegathe is the second biggest island of the Waking Sea Bannorn. When the Tevinter Imperium ruled this land, this was the location some of the most important places for magic research.
Here stands one of the last Tevinter fortress that were preserved through the centuries that today hosts one of the less known Circle of Magi: Jainen. The architecture of the fortress is very similar to Ostagar: the architectural elements, the materials, the decorations... the similarities end here, though: as Ostagar was abandoned and half-ruined even before the Darkspawn horde swarmed on it from the Korcari Wilds, Jainen is almost intact and well preserved.
The sight was impressive: walls dozens of feet tall, high towers whitewashed by the salty wind and large heavy doors to block the way in... and this was one of the few Circles in which it was more important than blocking the way out. I didn't have to look around to know my companions w
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V: Keepers of Secrets
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“Grey Wardens.” I declared. I couldn’t quite place that voice until I spotted the man who had talked emerging from the shadows: there was only one man I knew with that shade of red in the hair and a Nevarran accent: “Rory? Is that you?”
Roland stopped and looked at me in disbelief: “Ewan? What are you doing here?”
“Maker’s blood, you scared us, I thought you were some kind of monstrous creature...” I walked to him and greeted him with a hug. I hadn’t seen him since Alista
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IV: Promises of Pride
“I’m dead.” Wynne said, “And you almost were too. We had only this chance to talk, and I couldn’t miss it.”
I shook my head confused while I stood up. Wynne... dead? Why was her spirit lingering in the Fade? We already had our farewell when she left for Orlais a couple of months before, what could she have to tell me that was so important as to keep her from reaching the Maker’s side and basking in the light and peace she so strongly believed in?
“I’m glad to see you again, Wynne.” I told her with a smile, “Though I wish we could have met under different circumstances.”
She smiled kindly at me with a hint of laughter, and then I noticed a sparkling mass of wisps hovering just behind her. She noticed my frown and stood aside to let me have a better look. “Faith.” she explained, “My guardian spirit.”
“The one who saved you in the Tower?” I a
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My thoughts swirl in confusion. Coherence is hard to find, ever since I saw his head on a spike, dripping in blood, and sorrow forever etched onto his face. Any determination I once possessed has departed.
What do I fight for? I don't know anymore. The choice was to betray my people, or this. It was a simple choice, even if I did question my purpose. The greater good over the self my mother always preached that. I hope you are proud of me now mother.
Hindsight is a curse to me now. I should have done this, I shouldn't have done that. My thoughts just want to explode in guilt.
Guilt. I am guilty.
My eyes turn to the heavens. Vultures hover overhead, waiting patiently to peck at the traitor's head, to get a piece of me. A deep shuddering takes a hold of me as I re
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