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Since this group is on its deathbed, here are some better, more active original character groups to check out! If you enjoy the submissions in this group, these groups should also interest you:

Thought-Up is all about original characters (no fan characters or fan art), and they run lots of fun activities where you get to draw your own characters in situations you might not have thought of! This group is still a bit on the small side, but I know that with some more members it'll be awesome, and the sort of group I wish OCA could have been.

In addition, here are a couple of more specific groups that I think are worth checking out:
Traditional-OCs is for humanoid OCs drawn using traditional media. Aside from those two specifications, their rules are very similar to ours, so OCA members should feel right at home.

CharacterRealism, like its name suggests, is for OCs drawn in a realistic style. It looks like their interpretation of "realistic" is fairly broad, so check it out even if you're not into super-realistic art!
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Welcome to OCArtists

Welcome to OCArtists! This is a group dedicated to artists who enjoy drawing their own characters in their own worlds. We are here to showcase those characters that get overlooked between fan characters and commissions.

Please follow the rules below!

:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: Allowed :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:

:bulletgreen: Characters with developed personalities and stories that you created and own
:bulletgreen: Comics, illustrations, and written works set in your own original worlds
:bulletgreen: Characters created for RPs (roleplays), as long as the worlds and stories are original
:bulletgreen: Finished artwork created by you from scratch that highlights your original creations
:bulletgreen: Collaborations featuring your OCs where you did at least 1/3 of the work
:bulletgreen: Works featuring minimal stock use (for texturing etc) which is appropriately credited

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: Not Allowed :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

:bulletred: Characters and designs you did not create, such as in fan art, other people's OCs, characters you adopted from other people, and characters closely based on real people
:bulletred: Characters you do not own, such as commissioned designs
:bulletred: Artwork you did not create
:bulletred: One-shot characters that exist only for the artwork in which they are featured, or characters you otherwise do not plan to develop/use yourself, such as adoptables
:bulletred: Characters based on worlds you did not create, such as Pokemon trainer OCs or avatars from games/websites
:bulletred: Characters in cosplay, or with other characters from stories you did not help create
:bulletred: Sketches and otherwise unrefined works, copies of other images, and works that feature extensive and noticeable use of photography or any type of stock materials
:bulletred: Images with poor image quality, such as grainy photos, dirty scans, works on lined paper, and images with heavy JPG artifacts.
:bulletred: Sketch/art dumps, WIPs, alternate versions of work already submitted to the group
:bulletred: Sexually explicit works and anything that otherwise infringes on dA's submission guidelines

:bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue: Submission Guidelines :bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue:

:bulletblue: Submissions are limited to 1 per week
:bulletblue: Submit your work to the correct gallery. Gallery descriptions can be found in the Detailed Rules & FAQ
:bulletblue: Do not resubmit works that have been rejected or removed from the group (even if you chose to remove it)
:bulletblue: Repeated rule-breaking will eventually lead to being banned from the group. Information on our warning system can be found in the Rules & FAQ
:bulletblue: If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, don't hesitate to note the group!

Это англо-язычная группа. Если вы не можете понять наши правила, вам лучше не вступать в группу, потому-что вы не сможете соблюдать все правила. Спасибо!


Si usted quiere unirse, debe entender el ingles, si usted no puede entender las reglas, le aconsejamos no unirse porque no será capaz de seguir todas las reglas, Muchas gracias!







Here are our affiliates!
We only allow art-related affiliates and groups must have 50+ members to be accepted. You can find our affiliation policy in the Rules & FAQ, FAQ #12.


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AvantiNostalgia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Why join requests are closed and when you're going to open them?
I'd like to join.
eishiya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Please see this post for an explanation. Membership will not open again. I recommend joining one of the groups in the group feature on our front page instead :]
AvantiNostalgia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
Yes, now I understand
Cephir-Art Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015   Traditional Artist
thank you for accepting my artbook cover "Mysterium" :-)

Have a nice day

SweetheartedSadist Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*sees group*

*looks at what's allowed* Wow I'm entirely okay! :dummy:

But seriously,lovely group c:
eishiya Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you! And yay, you read the tl;dr rules :>
I look forward to more of your submissions.
fallingdewonroses Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Artist
Dear OCArtists,
Please let me out of this group for I am already apart of 38 other groups. I rarely visit or help out with any club to help out. I am sorry for any problems this may have caused you.
eishiya Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015   Digital Artist
What do you mean by "let you out"? You can leave the group at any time, you don't need anybody's approval to leave. If you do not know how to leave a group, this Help Desk article should help.
fallingdewonroses Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Artist
thank you so much for the help. what i meant was, im trying to reduce the number of groups im a part of.
eishiya Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015   Digital Artist
I was just confused why you'd ask the group to "let you out", when leaving is something that only you can do. Was the problem that you couldn't figure out how to leave?
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