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Submissions are limited to 5 a day and MUST be related to an original character, or an original world (eg, maps or towns) - if no information is mentioned about the character, then it will be assumed that it is general art and will be declined.

What we DO NOT accept

Fan-based characters or Fan art are not allowed.
Fan-based characters however, are allowed in the ADOPTABLES folder IF they are adopts ONLY

These are characters created to fit into an already existing world, such as Naruto fan-based characters, or any other already existing and well known world.
We are a group dedicated to original characters. We do understand that in many cases characters may have been slightly influenced by certain things, this is ok, but blatant fan-based characters are not welcome here.

:bulletblack: For now we only accept fine art submissions not literature. Character references may contain text in the description, this is totally fine, but there MUST be a visual element.

:bulletblack: We no longer accept mature content

:bulletblack: No species guides please, there are plenty of groups for those.

:bulletblack: Unfinished doodles are not accepted, as is anything on LINED PAPER or anything which is poorly scanned or photographed.

What we DO accept
:bulletblack: We accept all mediums except lit for the time being. We also accept all skill levels so please you are more than welcome to pop in.

:bulletblack: If you decide to submit work FROM someone else (eg. you do not draw but someone has drawn your character for you) please request the original artist's permission before submitting yourself.

:bulletblack: We do accept character cross-overs and encourage them! We also encourage you to submit any gift art you may have done in appreciation of another deviant's characters.

:bulletblack: We do accept animal characters and anthro characters, however in terms of when we have trades or cross-over challenges, we do expect animal artists or anthro artists to embrace the idea that they may at one point have to draw someone's human character. This also goes for those who focus on human characters also.

:bulletblack: We are all for respecting the work of others, each character and idea is the legal copyright of its owner and we do not appreciate thieves.




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Got an OC you're proud of? Why not show them off here? A group dedicated to original characters and those who love them.
Founded 3 Years ago
Apr 1, 2012


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The deadline has been extended for this dare!  So for those who are rushing to get it in on time, don't worry, take your time!  But until then why not take a look at the entries we do have?

Thought up Steeplechase Derby Dare by Lear-is-not-amusedDare: At the Races by ExplosiveCoffee
(I shall leave little comments on these in the final journal, have no fear of that!)

Oc-dare by Sleyf
How Does it Work?
Well to begin with, this is a trial feature, so if it catches on in popularity it may change. As with most of our activities, this relies a lot on participation and to some extent suggestions - so the dares are only as daring as the suggestions or ideas.
Every other month, a new dare will be set for you and your OCs to take part in. There are no prizes for this alas, only the reward of entertainment (hopefully). These challenges may dare your OC to do something, or it may be a dare to draw your OC in a certain way, activity, or theme.
Again it all depends on suggestions or what ideas are presented.

Take part and Dare
Perhaps you have a whole bunch of dares you'd love to put to people? Well why not huh? All suggestions are welcome, and perhaps you may be crowned King or Queen of the Dares for suggesting some good ones - or even Dare champion, for accepting! The possibilities are endless.

So as per usual, I shall start this round (sorry no little doodles to go with this)

I dare you to:

"Draw your character ready for the Thought-up Steeplechase Derby"

Once a year Thought-up plays host to the biggest character race in the world (so we think), where your characters don humorous steed-based costumes and race for the title of "Grand Derby Champion"

Inflatable-centaur-costume-2 by Sleyf
(Image source…)

:winner: :winner: :winner:
(because there's nothing more fun than running around a racetrack in inflatable centaur costumes obviously)

You MUST add a costume
Inflatable-ostrich-rider-inflatable-costume-7 by Sleyf
This could look similar to the one above, or be something completely different, perhaps your character group decided to don a Chinese Dragon costume and think more legs is better than two?  

Whatever your character's mode of locomotion they're all welcome in this race - although cars or rockets are just unfair to all the...more pedestrian of ocs so no vehicles with engines allowed - bikes, unicycles, tricycles, or even rollerskates are welcome.


And just to amp it up a fraction and go all out with Tally-ho action, I dare you to add at least one of the following into your picture (you don't have to, this is just a bonus addition)

1. Mud and a ridiculously impossible obstacle to thin the pack

92743-79UbwJKuv02 eY6nkSO8Sw by Sleyf

2. A fancy hat, because everyone knows you wear elaborate hats to the races

24A865C100000578-2916072-image-a-17 1421635127799 by Sleyf

So let the race begin!

Laughing Horse By Fatgiraffe77 by Sleyf

Don't forget, suggestions are welcome! Just send the group a note with dares or activity ideas.

Deadline - September 13th

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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Will submit the AMA entry after I get some sleep - it's ready but I'm in no state to check for typos and such now. :P I hope you'll add it to the journal later if you happen to update it before then! :)
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apples-ishness Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Do you guys allow advertising on the front page? Because I have Art Trades Open
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Ryan-Lunde Featured By Owner Edited Sep 29, 2014  Professional Artist
I was sent by another deviant to have a look around. Cool group you have here.
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