[url=URLFORBIG][img]URLFORTHUMBNAIL[/img][/url]Also note: As long as you're presenting finished art rather than a shop, you may post banners and avatars for others to use on BZPower, so it is best to also be aware of BZPower's guidelines for signatures and avatars. I'd specifically recommend keeping most such banners smaller than the maximum so those who choose to use them have room for other text, and to make such avatars exactly 64 x 64 pixels in size so there's no loss of quality due to auto-resizing.13. No inappropriate/offensive artwork or posts. Excessive violence, sexual content, and toilet humor are examples of things that aren't allowed. Note: All BZPower and General Art rules that apply to language use in posts also apply to text in pictures. Also note: Do NOT quote objectionable material. This applies across BZPower but especially to offensive images.14. If you have any questions or concerns about these rules, please PM me and I'll try to answer in a timely fashion.Topic Types Guide for General ArtAllowed Topics* Paper sketch artwork (scanned or photographed, colored or not)* Computer-graphics artwork * Combination of paper and computer art* Edits of pre-existing images (as long as you use "edit" in the title)* Non-shop banners and avatars for others' use (if you prefer requiring permission and/or credit cited, say so, or if you are willing for them to be freeware, say that)* Sculptures and similar creations* Personal artwork Collection topics (revivable), linking to other art topics of yours (as long as some topics you're linking to are in General Art)Prohibited Topics & Where They Go Instead* No music files; they go in Music & Movies* No sound files; they go in Music & Movies* No animations; they go in Music & Movies* No movies with sound and/or music, they go in Music & Movies* No shops; belong in Shops & Kits (and require staff permission)* No help topics; belong in Shops & Kits (and require staff permission)* No spritesheets (pixel art designed for computer games, animations, comics, etc.); belong in Shops & Kits* No sprite kits; belong in Shops & Kits* No comics; belong in Comics * No MOC (My Own Creation out of plastic LEGO pieces) topics; go in Bionicle-Based Creations or System-Based Creations* No digital LEGO creation topics (such as LDD printscreens); those also go in Bionicle-Based Creations or System-Based Creations* No games; computer games go in Fan-Created GamesNote: Card game topics belong in Games & Trivia. If you make a General Artwork topic to display the card artwork itself, comments in that topic may only be artwork-related, not playing the card game itself. (And by contrast, a card game topic in G&T is for playing the game, not to review the artistry of the cards.)* No request topics. These may go in your signature, as PMs to artists whose work you admire, or as posts in one of the specially-approved shops in Shops & Kits.* No post-it-here topics. If you want to see other people's artwork, browse the Artwork forums. Or, you may put a line in your signature asking for others to PM you links to their art topics to review or the like.* No contest topics. The only contests allowed here are the official General Art forum contests run by staff. However, if you are premier you may run artwork contests on your blog -- and entrants may post topics about their entries here for such contests (as long as they're otherwise fitting for General Art versus Comics or any other forum division).* No project-planning topics. You may ask for guest stars and helpers in your signature, however, and of course you may plan projects by PM/IM/etc. Also note that major fan project planning discussion may be tolerable in topics that feature some of the artwork produced "so far" -- see below for more.* No teaser topics. By teaser here I mean posting such barebones early-sketchy version of unfinished art that you're not really showing the art at all, or showing highly vague edits of your art and demanding posts before you reveal the clear version, etc. There's a gray area here, and including clearly finished art that is part of a series of works or a major fan project is usually fine. Teasers are also usually fine in signatures or on your blog if you are premier. Teasers may also be okay if they are used as thumbnail images linking to the completed artwork for dramatic purposes.* No mere inverts or other "one-click" edits. This refers to merely changing the colors or inverting the colors of a pre-existing image that would not otherwise be considered art. Or, just applying a filter (such as those that make it look like canvas or bricks, etc.). If you can make it by hitting just one or two buttons, chances are it doesn't belong here, but might be okay in a signature, etc. (if properly sized). However, "one-click" edits of artwork that would be allowed here anyways if it hadn't been edited in such a way are okay. So don't misunderstand -- color inverts and filters and the like ARE allowed, but only if that's not all that's new that you're producing. There has to be some real creative work put into it besides "one-clicks".* No profile edits. To quote Pohuaki from the old rules, "These are edited screenshots showing member's profiles with altered rank, post count, PE, etc. They became sufficiently annoying that they have been banned."* No non-LEGO artwork; belongs in the Completely Off Topic forum division. Note that "human Bionicle" and similar art styles do belong here as long as something in the art makes it clear it's LEGO-related.
Edited by Black Six, Sep 12 2011 - 07:50 PM.