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I've closed the group to new members. For existing members, the group will continue to operate as normal, and new people can still watch the group.

Won't that kill the group?
Eventually, without the usual steady flow of new members, this group will die. People leave and that's normal, it's just that new members joining tend to outpace old members leaving. I will continue to moderate this group while there is still a decent volume of submissions. When the submission flow gets really low, I will close the group completely. I expect that to be months from now, if not longer.

This group is the only reason I go on dA at all. That's been the case for years now, and I'm tired of having to deal with dA even though I'm not active on it as an artist. But it would be unfair to all of you if I just left suddenly! So, by closing off new membership, I hope that this group can die a slow, natural-but-premature death, similar to how many other groups tend to die.

Why not just get new mods?
I'm unable to pass my role/mod rights on to anyone else. I can add new mods who can screen submissions and answer questions, but I can't give them the ability to invite new mods or block members, or do many other things that are necessary to running a group. The reason I've stuck around this long at all is because someone has to do those things, and I'm the only one who can. The group's original founder left before dA added the ability to transfer group ownership, which is why this strange situation exists in the first place.

:bulletgreen::bulletgreen: If you have an OC group of your own, tell me about it! I'd love to do a feature later on about OC groups that our members could join instead of OCArtists. There are many other OC groups out there and many are well-known, but I'd love to share some that are not as well-known. I'm especially interested in featuring groups with a similar focus to OCA's, that is, non-fandom characters drawn by their creators, but I'll consider all kinds of OC groups.
If you want your group in this feature, please send a Note OCArtists with a brief description of your group and what kind of OCs are allowed, and whether there are any limitations on membership. If you regularly run any kind of activities (contests, etc), you can mention those. Please only submit groups where you are a Founder or Co-Founder.
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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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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.
dewdrops-on-roses777 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.
dewdrops-on-roses777 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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one-armed-pyro Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
I'm on the mobile version and can't find your join button
MarissaWalker Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Kennuhs Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist
Is there any requirements to become a member, id like to put my Original character up here. I have a few Original Characters but im working on drawing just one for now.
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