HELLO FRIENDS it is finally time for me to recruit new adoptable designers! But things are gonna work a bit differently from here on out - ANYONE is welcome to submit designs for adoptable contests! Every adoptable designer will get a free standard base CYO slot for every 5 designs that have appeared on an adoption round.
You do NOT get a CYO for every 5 designs submitted
, but for every 5 designs that appear on an adoption round
- opening the adoptable designer role up for everyone like this means there needs to be an element of quality control. Hopefully this will encourage everyone not to spam me with 5-minute designs but to put their best design efforts into every design they submit. (This does apply retroactively to those who have already been submitting designs! If you've already had 5 designs appear on adoption rounds, please let me know! and include the numbers of the adoption rounds your designs were in if you can)
I cannot promise that I will use every design I receive, or even most of them, and I will not be using them strictly in the order I receive them in. There will likely be a lot of designs submitted, and I will only use the best, so this is not a quick and easy way to get free MTTs. As I go through adoption contests at a relatively slow rate, its probably gonna be a pretty lengthy waiting time before you get your first free CYO.All adoptable designers are expected to draw a new and unique MTT lineart for every adoptable you submit.
The artwork doesn't have to be your best and most detailed, but it does need to be clean and neat, in both coloring and lineart.
You are welcome to include scars in your designs, but please do not submit anything with entire limbs lopped off. Stick to black and white base designs mostly, with a few color bases mixed in. No designs with black markings will be accepted. You are welcome to include some physical quirks in your designs, but please nothing super extreme (or consult me about it first at least).
I expect everyone to make sure their designs adhere to the species design rules by themselves. I will probably not have the time or energy to go back and forth with every designer making them correct mistakes, and will probably just not use that design, unless it's something particularly gorgeous.
You can reclaim for personal use any designs you have submitted, as long as they have yet to appear on an adoption round!Make sure your designs are backgroundless .png files, upload them to sta.sh and note me with the link!
-----------------------------------I am ALSO looking for judges for the adoption contestsBefore you apply, please consider:
Judging is a pretty thankless job and usually takes several hours.
Please only apply to be a judge if you're certain you can spare the time to judge at least
every other month! It is not a problem if you miss a month here and there, but I need judges who will turn their results in in a consistent manner and not leave me hanging.
Unfortunately there is no compensation, except for the feeling of power you get from having a hand in deciding the fate of the adoptables. Boasting rights, I guess?
Comment to let me know you're open to being a judge, and I'll consider you!
I think that's all - if you have any questions, please ask!