Getting started: See how to contribute artwork to a group.
No flaming of the group/Members, it will result in your ban.
We do NOT accept base used art, doll-maker made pictures, or traced artwork
We do NOT accept referenced-to-every-line artwork/copied art.
We do NOT accept completed art memes (such as 're-draw this picture' memes, emotion memes, etc.)
We do NOT accept rip offs/recolors/stolen art from others. 'Recolors' also mean recolor characters, such as a red Sonic, grey Cosmo, etc. We only take characters with at least some sort of originality.
We do NOT accept pictures that only have official SEGA characters in them, and no fan characters. This is a FAN CHARACTER group, not a general Sonic group.
We do NOT accept pictures of love-children of official characters (ex. a Sonamy love-child.) Love-children of fan characters are accepted.
Please do not submit official artwork, dA won't allow it anyways. If you do, it will be declined by our admins anyways.
We do NOT accept pictures that are submitted to the featured folder in the favorites/gallery, as well as the SotW Winners and SotW Top 5s folders in the favorites.
We do NOT accept anthro/'furry' characters. This is a Sonic-oriented group. Please check around dA for anthro groups.
You may not submit works that have already been denied in the past. However, if it was a simple mistake of submitting to the wrong folder, you can resubmit it to the right folder.
Must be submitted to the appropriate folder (otherwise it will be denied).
Must be free of profanity, genitalia, guts and gore, etc. Keep it PG-13 at most.
Cannot contain copyrighted material used without permission (Such as official Artwork). Stock photos, textures, PS brushes, etc are fine to use.
Must not contain anything that different "Sonic Universe" fans would find offensive. (Ex, Anti-Sally fans, etc).
We do allow sexually mature pieces, but please do not submit fully nude characters/characters in downright too risque poses. Keep it PG-13.
No Hentai/Yaoi/Yuri. We do, however, accept any coupling, gay or straight.
Should have a substantial amount of work put into it (For example we will not accept unfinished works such as sketches/doodles, chibis
, and headshots)
Any sketches, chibis, or line arts can be submitted into the appropriate favorites folder
We do accept bust shots, to a certain extent.
Should be colored nicely (coloring in the lines, no 'dodge-and-burn' style shading, etc).
Should have proper anatomy, or at least a grasp of it.
Should have clean line art. No 'sketchy' line art/ colored sketches.
If it is a traditional work (colored pencils, markers, etc), is must be properly scanned.
We do not accept any artwork done on Lined (notebook) paper. No exceptions.
Submissions do not require a background, but if they are included, should fit with the rest of the picture. Fully drawn backgrounds should be of the same quality as the rest of the picture as well. Simple/abstract backgrounds are fine as well.
Collaborations between artists are acceptable.
Membership is opened, everyone is allowed to join. This does not mean all your submissions will be accepted, of course.
If, by any chance, you do not think your work is up to our standards, and you feel we will not accept your work, feel free to watch this group instead. (:
Reasons Your Artwork May Have Been Denied
You have submitted more than 3 a week, please wait until the following week to submit 3 more.
You submitted your piece to the wrong folder. We'll most likely tell you what folder to resubmit to, if this is the case.
Your piece is unfinished (example: sketches, line art, etc), and you have submitted it to the gallery. Please submit it to the correct favorites folder.
It was a recolored, traced or based artwork.
Your work could have been better. Refer to our above rules to get a clearer image. We go for quality and not quantity.
The character you submitted is too unoriginal for our tastes. Please keep in mind that we are not biased in our judgement, and that it's only our opinion if a work is not acceptable in this group. Don't take it too personally if you're declined! Instead, work on bettering yourself!
Contact the group via NOTE
and we will try to resolve the issue or determine what may have gone wrong. Comments are generally ignored.
Do NOT contact the individual administrators about questions concerning S-FC. They will be ignored.
IF YOU'RE ASKING ABOUT A CERTAIN PIECE OF ART YOU SUBMITTED, ABOUT IF IT WAS DENIED, WHAT TO DO WITH IT, CRITIQUE, ETC, PLEASE LINK TO THE PICTURE.
JUST BECAUSE YOU FOLLOW ALL THESE RULES, IT DOESN'T MEAN YOUR ART WILL BE ACCEPTED. THIS IS A QUALITY-BASED GROUP, AND WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT THE BEST!