| Please read all of the following guidelines before submitting
artwork to RPGFan.
Revised January 28, 2006 by Morwan Osman
What is Fan Art?
Fan Art is art created by enthusiasts of a particular form of media
be it a TV series, movie, animation, game etc. Though the piece of media
a fan is devoted to is not necessarily created by them, Fan Art is the
representation of devotion towards the things they greatly worship and
follow devoutly. Though it is difficult to draw the line at where Fan
Art ends, RPGFan currently does not accept photo manipulations
of existing work, collages and non-illustrative forms of fan work
as Fan Art. We also do not display Fan Art containing pornographic and/or
excessively violent themes.
What kinds of Fan Art does RPGFan publish?
RPGFan publishes all Fan Art related any media normally covered by RPGFan. This includes RPGs, movies inspired by RPGs (i.e. Advent Children)
adventure games (i.e. Monkey Island), dating simulations
(i.e. Toki-meki Memorial), MMORPGs (i.e. Ragnarok Online) and any other
game or game-related media we have covered. If you are unsure of the eligibilty of your
Fan Art, feel free to E-mail.
Can I submit other people's art?
Submitting another's art work *without* their permission, even if you give them due credit, is not allowed. Please ask the original artist for permission first before you wish to submit their art work. Do not take it upon yourself to submit what isn't yours.
What kind of medium is acceptable?
Any form of illustrative medium is acceptable be it traditional: Art
done in pencils, color pencils, paint, water color etc. Digital Art:
Art colored or altered in Photoshop or any other art program, Vector
Art: Line art created mostly in Illustrator. 3D Art: Art created using
a 3D rendering program such as Maya, Lightwave or 3D Studio Max. However,
collages of exisiting art work is not accepted. I repeat that non-illustrative
forms of media are not accepted at RPGFan, such Flash/Gif animations or
Can I submit old fan art?
Yes, it is perfectly fine to submit art work that is several years old. However, it may be to your benefit to submit your newer work, if your skills have evolved since the creation of the original piece of art.
So, how do I submit?
Please submit your art by emailing right
to this address. Your art can be attached to your E-mail or you
could simply send us the URLs to your fan art. Your call.
Please include the following information with your submission:
- Gallery Site URL (If you have one):
- Title of your work / Game it's based on:
- Medium Used:
- Comments about your piece:
- Do you have existing work in RPGFan (Yes or No):
Also, in the Title header of your email, PLEASE LABEL IT AS "RPGFan
Fan Art Submissions". Because of the large volume of junk mail we receive, it can be difficult to distinguish between spam and submissions. This is made more difficult by the tendency of spam letters to include the words "Fan Art", in the title. These guidelines are in place to prevent accidental deletion of art submissions.
What format should I send my file as?
Please send your files as JPEG, GIFs or PNGs. do not submit uncompressed (TIF or BMP) images! If you have difficulty finding a program to compress your images with, Irfanview is a freeware application that can do the job. Please note that we may resize your artwork to fit our space constraints.
What does my submitting to RPGFan imply?
By submitting your Fan Art to us, you're agreeing to let your art be
displayed on RPGFan for a period of time. We at RPGFan do not believe
in unauthorized circulation of your art work.
For any reason you do not desire your art work to be displayed on the
page, we will take it down. However, it is prefable that you don't,
for we like to keep our Fan Art archives as intact as possible.
Is there a minimum quality requirement? / Are all
To some extent, a minimum quality is required. Stickman art *will not
be accepted* considering that it is illustration without any effort. In other words,
Fan Art that has been drawn properly and not just stick figures will
be accepted as a submission. As stated earlier, RPGFan refuses to display
all images that contain excessive violence, erotic/pornographic content,
defamatory, racial or any other kind of controversial content. We reserve
the right to refuse submitted art for any of these reasons. Please remember
that some of our readers are minors.
Plagiarized artwork IS NOT ALLOWED. Plagiarizsm is considered stealing
and claiming work for oneself. Therefore all copyrighted works, other
fan artists' work, and any artwork THAT HAS BEEN TRACED *is not* accepted.
It is prefered that you try to be creative in creating fan art and not
just simply copy an image hair for hair and pass it off as your submission.
Though the process of copying original art work is for practice and
learning, it is used more as reference than actual art.
Most importantly, DO NOT submit another's artwork and claim it as yours.
Those who offend this rule SHALL BE BANNED PERMENTANTLY FROM THE SECTION.
In other words, all art submitted by you WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED. EVER
AGAIN. Don't think we don't know. *We have records*.
Can I submit artwork containing spoilers?
I suppose you can. As long as you include "spoilers" in your subject
when submitting. Also, the thumbnail of your image must be cropped to
prevent others from getting spoiled before checking out your image.
If the title of your art work contains a spoiler, please modify it.
AHHH!! Someone submitted my artwork to RPGFan without
my permission! / Someone stole one of my pictures and claimed it as
If this situation happens to you, E-mail the RPGFan Fan Art editor and/or
webmaster ASAP with througher explainations. We will take all appropriate
measures to seek out the Art Thief and 'destroy him'. If in the case
that we discover he/she has submitted any other art work posing as his/her
own, we will ban him/her immediately from the section without question.
What is the "Game Archives"? What do I need to do
to get my fan art up there? Why is XYZ GAME not listed?
The Game Archive is basically the alphabetical list of all fan art submitted
and organized by its appropriate game. To ensure that your fan art gets
into the Game Archive (as well as in regular updates), please read the
submission info. above for guidelines. If there is a particular RPG
not listed in the Game Archive that RPGFan *does* cover, send in Fan
Art of the game to get it listed (provided your the submission covers
all necessary elements stated in the guidelines).
Note: Currently the game archives are being revamped.
Basically, if you have more than 5 pieces of art work (6 and above),
you are entitled to your own personal gallery on RPGFan and your name
will go down in our record books in our artists' archive.
What is the "Inspiration Box" (Inactive)?
The Inspiration Box is a little list of ideas and suggestions started
by Jen for artists to get out of their artist block or for artists who
like a good challenge. Please note the comments stated in the Inspiration
Box are only *recommendations*, artists need not draw them if they don't
wish to. Well, it'll be nice for all who view the Fan Art section as
well as the editor to see something cool actually being realized from
the "Inspiration Box"...
The Critique Box (Inactive)
The Critique Box is the court house of Fan Art here at RPGFan. Here's
the place where your work is going to be torn a par- I mean, given feedback.
Now feedback for the artist is an important thing and though how much
I myself don't take criticism very well when it comes to discussing
my work, it's amazing how a little feed back can go a long way to creating
Basically what's going to happen is, I'll be pulling out either a really
excellent piece of art work or a piece of work that needs work and I'll
talk about what I like about it and what needs to be improved. I won't
totally rip the work to shreds with my comments but I'll be very cordial
about it so not to worry. Hey, after all, it's gonna help you be a better
artist in the end isn't it? All artists who have had their work critiqued
are entitled to a black and white sketch from me on the character they
drew previously. If you're lucky, I might do a colored one.. which is
highly unlikely due to my rich schedule.
If you have any more questions that aren't answered in the FAQ,
them and I'll do my best to answer.