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:bulletred: Due to the lack of active admins, we are no longer able to provide critique or answer questions about why a submission was declined.
If your submission was declined, it is because of the following reasons:

1. No character information.
2. Wrong folder.
3. Not an original character.
4. If you were declined and it is not for one of the reasons listed above, then it is because of art quality. You can request critique through your correspondence message

READ before you click that "JOIN OUR GROUP" button

:target: Read the whole post of rules or your join application will be declined!

We will know if you did not read all of the rules and we will decline your application.

For all our guests, we highly encourage that you read the following passage before you even think about clicking the "join our group" button.
It will save everyone a lot of trouble.

Trust me.


Welcome to :iconoriginality-club:!

This club features collections of our best art and our favorite original characters so they may be seen and loved by everyone and recognized for the spectacular characters that they are!

:star:Only 2 submissions / month at maximum please!!

:star:Submission requirements include:

:bulletgreen: Art of Intermediate to Professional level.
:bulletgreen: Finished pieces except Sketches. Our sketch folder contains concept ideas of OCs which does not mean unfinished works. Concepts can be ideas you may rework later or just character sketches and studies.
:bulletgreen: Good use of Color. (For all colored submissions.)
:bulletgreen: Good use of Anatomy.
:bulletgreen: Good use of Perspective.
:bulletgreen: Pencil art must be of a Refined quality.
:bulletgreen: Fandom ocs: Own characters who belong to the artist but they live in a well known universe what was created by someone else. For example: A pokemon trainer who has never showed up in the series.
:bulletgreen: Fandom ocs can be with creatures of a universe but no main characters of a series. For example: A Pokemon trainer with Pikachu? Acceptable.
:bulletgreen: All submissions must be submitted to the appropriate folders!! If you submitted it to the wrong folder,you have to wait for another week to be able to submit again.
:bulletgreen: It can be a commissioned work of your character, i.e. someone else drew it but it is of your character. The same is true for a commissioner who drew the OC of someone else as long as the following rule is met!
:bulletgreen: All submissions must include a 2-3 sentence description about the personality of one or two of the specific characters in the artist's comments (description), or a link to a bio. If you don't want to spoil your character then write basic facts as if it were a trailer. You can write about the feelings of the character or mention the world they live in or some little hint of their skills... etc
The information must be in English.
(Not all of it! Just some sentences)
For example: Another self has formed in him and the new one can get over mental and physical pains and appears when his mind is unable to deal with a stressful confrontation.
I wanted to symbolize it with red eyes and an evil grin but truly he has blank eyes when he changes personalities. He doesn't show this grin usually but has a poker-face.
:bulletgreen: Each submission must show a CLEAR and solid picture of the OC in question, any drawing that focuses on anything else, drawing your eye away from the character, will be forced to be declined, or scrutinized carefully.

:star:Submissions may NOT include:

:bulletred: Photomanipulation
:bulletred: Photo. Textures are allowed if it doesn't cause disharmony.
:bulletred: Mix photo and art
:bulletred: Images without focus on the oc
:bulletred: Body parts of the oc: only a certain body part of the character; we need minimum a head seen in the image
:bulletred: Cosplay Costumes
:bulletred: Over-Exaggerated Anatomy
:bulletred: Guro (pictures showing gore or exposed internal anatomy)
:bulletred: Pictures of currently copyrighted characters or commercial characters from a current series.
:bulletred: Fandoms. It means well known characters who originally belong to the author who created them but these characters were recreated by fans. For example: Naruto or Bleach.
:bulletred: Fandom ocs shouldn't be with fandoms. Fandom ocs applies to creatures of a created universe but no main characters from the series. For example: Team Rocket and my pokemon trainer with Pikachu? Unacceptable.
:bulletred: If your artwork was declined, please don't send it again and again without correct the mistake. It's like spam and you'll be banned.
:bulletred: We will make a black list of members who has three or more images of theirs "storaged." For now these people will get a warning and if their name shows up once again with "storaged" works they will be kicked from the group.
:bulletred: Any work copied or traced and claimed as original. We find this entirely Unacceptable!

If Your Submission Is Declined:
:bulletblue:Please review the Submission Requirements
:bulletblue:If you have further questions, please send an inquiry to us through your Correspondence Message. That is also one of the main reasons why you must not delete the Correspondence Message.
:bulletblue:All inquiries should include a link to the submission in question so we may review it properly.
:bulletblue:All inquiries will be answered by critique. We will do this as professionally as possible, citing the requirement we feel the piece did not meet.

:star: Please remember that we reserve the right to decline any work that is submitted into our gallery that does not follow the rules, or it does not fit the standards that are put in place. We apologize for the inconvenience, but there are so many wonderful and talented artists that we have to pick and choose carefully and sometimes scrutinize every drawing carefully. If you wish for a critique as to why your drawing was not accepted, feel free to ask and we shall get back to you as soon as we can.

:star: Please do not delete the Correspondence Message from your messages until the submission has been approved and all questions answered. We use this to ask questions if needed, and it is easier for you to ask us questions!! If you would like to join our group, you must write in your application our quote: "we are original" and it will be accepted. You will become a member of our group! This proves to us that you read our rules and you are aware of them. In other cases the application will be declined.

:star: Removal of a previously accepted piece for later resubmission with result in the artist being banned from Originality-Club! We will not accept the same piece twice!

:star: Please show us the kind of good manners and respect you would ask from us. If you must leave the club, we are sad to see you go, but an angry departing message is not appropriate.



Hello there!

Long time no new journal here. Because of this I need you. I need active admins who can write constructive critique. Also would be nice to make some journal features. Please write a note to :iconazzedar-san: if you're interested in the post.

Other thing: I have an oc contest with great prizes, please take a look at it :)…

:bulletgreen: Still waiting for messages :D

:iconkingvego: is also holding oc contest

Hope, you're well, guys!
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Thank you very much for the request! It means a great deal!
8-Bit-Spider Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there,
I was wondering on joining the club, but I have a question for you. Do you think my style would be accepted here? I ask it because I have read and seen that there are only high quality pictures here and I draw humanoids but not with real life human-portions. ^^;
WhiteWinterWolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are always welcome to submit your work, and if you want one ask for a critique :) 
As far as style it is always in the eye of the beholder. In regards to your art I would probably decline it. But since it takes more then one judge you never know. Plus we are always more then willing to help where we can and give pointers :)
SilverLeon88 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2015   General Artist
Hello! :)
May I know why my Deep Blue Dragon and Seastorm Stalker have been declined?
For the first one I've also commented on the related submission message, some days ago, but I haven't received any answer yet.
Azzedar-san Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Hello! Thank you so much for being patient~ Please understand that we do not simply accept all deviations that comes into our Logs so as to avoid massive deviation messages for the other members as well. Like most large dA groups, the group: Originality-Club has a standard on quality when it comes to accepting deviations into the group galleries. Art with a decent quality are accepted.

To those whose works are declined, we admins prepare a constructive critique in case they inquire for one. Critiques are not given to every work declined, since we know that some people do not want to receive critiques at all, so we wait for them to inquire. :)

I'm going to start off by telling you that what I'm going to say is purely my opinion, you may or may not ignore the contents of this critique as you wish. ;)

I like the details on the creature, especially on the wings, legs. Because it's a water dragon, I would make its body more shiny. Especially because there aren't land near it. For example:…
Also would be nice more details in the sea, there are million tones in the water:…
But enough to make the contrast well. It depends on where the shine comes from, the ice could drop shadow, also the sky could contain more tones too. Sometimes using stronger shadows on certain palces and other areas can help to bring out the form and make it better seen

About anatomy: I like the muscles, especially on the back. But I miss the form on the waist. It's like the tail would be a textile. I like the dark pattern. Maybe the wing could be more robust.

I hope this can help you and encourages your works!
KokoKittyLove Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Hey! Why were my pics declined? 
WhiteWinterWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pop me over a link to your submission request and i'll open a discussion with the admins for you :) 
It could be quality, or it could be as simple as an information issues. 
KokoKittyLove Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
It's this pic -> And this pick ->
WhiteWinterWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right, but do you still have a link to your submission requests? We get 20-30 requests daily so we could find it, it will just take a while, and having the links will just make life easier lol
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