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Fri May 01, 2015 4:41 am
Do you find yourself having trouble getting your poses accepted by the Art Review Team? We're going to give you a few pointers on how to get your poses accepted the very first time around! If you haven't please read the ART FAQ! Then feel free to follow these simple steps! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member on our Art Review Team! We would be more then happy to answer any questions you have!
A pose is the image that appears above your name in our chat rooms! You can purchase premade or custom poses from users on the Wolfhome Market Place, or you can find free poses on the Freebie Emporium. You can even create your own poses! Check out some awesome tutorials on how to create your own poses here!
Now that you have picked your pose, you'll need to have it colored! Don't know how to color a pose? You're in luck! We have some amazing tutorials under our Art Resources that can help you along the way!
Keep in mind a few tips!
When coloring your poses, if you choose to use a dark color, try adding a few highlights on it! Highlighting your poses give a lot of depth and makes the shading really pop out!
Another thing to remember when coloring is your markings! Sometimes the markings of characters will blend with the shading on a pose and make the shading look like markings. If you want to prevent this from happening, try changing the color of your shading! You can even try making the shading a little darker by using your image adjustments like brightness and contrast or hue and saturation.
Have you checked for loose pixels? Before you decide to upload your pose, put a dark colored background behind your pose to check for the little floater demons. Sometimes, on a white, light colored, or checkered background will hide pixels inside or outside your pose! Make sure you use multiple colors to check, so you don't miss any! Remember to be cautious of lighter outlines or lineless premades!
Pose sizing is one of the top reasons that the art review team rejects poses for. Take the time to check the size of your pose versus their size charts!
A lot of the time, we go by head size in comparison to the body size, so 'chibi' poses must be made much smaller than normal poses because their heads are so large. Remember that domestic dogs are typically smaller than wild dogs. Felines are smaller, while dragons might be a little larger. When it comes to anthro poses or human poses, we generally expect them all to be around the same size. You don't want your pose to take up the whole room!
Remember also that making a pose too small will get a rejection. Usually this is if they're so small that you cannot see any details on it. So if you want a tiny pose, make sure you're making it with a crisp outline and strong shading.
When we ask for permission, we're asking for a link of proof to the pose you're uploading to use. It must be a link to the original creator of the pose! Has the artist not updated the thread to the pose you're trying to upload? Take a screen shot of your payment and include that in your permission reason! Make sure it's the confirmation page if your sending deltas and not just the delta transfer page! Just bought a character and have poses for that? Try to link the character thread where it states that you bought the character or you can use a screen shot of the PM's where you bought that character with the art included! You may also use toyhou.se links as well as long as permission is stated for use in the direct link you are providing to the pose! Make sure the artist has given permission for your pose(s) to be used!
Some of the other things that ART will reject for are incomplete outlines. Your outline must be complete and intact. We realize that lineless poses don't have an outline, so this would only apply to solidly outlined poses. There's a beautiful explanation on the ART FAQ page for more information!
Another thing that isn't used often is the quality rejection, which can be used when a pose has three or more problems with it. This can happened sometimes with poses that have been resized, it may have become blurry in the process!
Does your pose have a weapon? Make sure it's not being pointed in a threatening way towards users as that can fall into another category for why your pose may be rejected.
Don't try to worry too much! This could be anywhere from which category your pose should be in, what's wrong with your pose, or if you got your permissions right. All the details you need will be in the email, so please make sure to read over the email carefully! If you still have questions, please feel free to ask any of the ART Members.
Please remember to keep in mind that those on ART are only human! Sometimes we too make mistakes on our end and have to revoke your already accepted poses! You will not be in trouble for this as it is our fault. You will be informed as to why it's being removed and trust them when they say they know it's a hassle for you.
Please do not harass the art staff & admins to accept your poses (See rule 6) HERE. Each member of the team tries to be in the uploader at least once a day and your pose(s) will be reviewed as soon as possible.
Every ART Team Member is very approachable! You can ask them any anything, chat them up, or just say hi! If you have questions, they're always there for what ever you may need.
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