We specialize in, and prefer, show-accurate images. However, we accept any style as long as the vector is technically sound and follows our Color Guides
for official characters. Remember to use the RGB color mode! 3.2 Low quality, low accuracy, rough images are not accepted here.
Please practice, read a tutorial
and be sure to read our illustrated pony quality guides
, or we'll explain these problems to you when we see them. Using automatic software tracing results in low quality and images generated this way are not acceptable here. 3.3 The only accepted raster format is PNG. JPEGs
are not accepted due to the format's lossy compression
. Download links for more/other formats can be put in the description. 3.4
Please post your SVGs, PSDs, AIs, FLAs and other vector source files
with a download link to a file sharing site like Sta.sh
or equivalent in the deviation's description. Tutorial here
. Vector source files are mandatory
for anything that contains traces from the show, but are optional for everything else. You can also upload them to your Scraps, Minus
(but create an account so your file won't expire), OneDrive
, or another file host. Other file hosts shouldn't have fake download links or other bad ads, or restrictions on guest downloads. 3.4b FLA
are accepted, but not GIF
s alone! GIFs are a poor choice of format for publishing your work if you don't provide alternatives, because they can only have 256 colors
and very rough transparency, where the others have full support for millions of colors and transparency. 3.4c
For wallpapers we only accept PNG format images, but you can put formats other than PNG (such as JPG) in the description. Submitted wallpapers must NOT be the kind of content anyone can create in a matter of minutes, and they have to be entirely vector-based. Desktop wallpapers should be at a high display resolution
of at least 1920x1080 (though you may include the wallpaper at other resolutions as links as well). Wallpapers for mobile devices should be similarly at a high resolution considering new mobile devices will have similar 1920x1080 resolutions. Wallpapers do not have to meet the minimum 3000 pixel size required for other vectors, but please include your vector file, so people can generate their own sizes. 3.5a Exported images must be high resolution
, so upload your work at minimum
3k x 3k, and recommended
5k x 5k+ so it's as detailed as possible. 3.5b
The image size is moot if you don't enable downloading, so make sure the "allow downloading" box is checked!
This applies to ALL submissions including cutie marks and objects. 3.5c Please use common sense though;
getting much above 10k is generally overkill (also keep in mind that people with slower computers won't even be able to open such images). 3.5d
Since Comics and Tutorials tend to be very tall, simply make them at least 1000 pixels wide (they do not
need to meet the 3000 pixel minimum size). 3.5e
Any image that is expected to not have any reuse capability, may be allowed in without meeting the minimum image size requirements (3k x 3k) on a case-by-case basis. Examples could include OCs with background, OS with background, etc. In these cases, a high resolution file may be required privately for critique purposes. 3.6 Do not put a watermark on your image, and if there is text that isn't central to the image please submit another version without it.
On an OC you could put a signature only if it is very unobtrusive, but this is heavily discouraged. They are distracting and disrupt the file, making it useless for people who would like to use it for other projects or personal use. Any submission with DeviantArt's watermark will be denied. 3.7 Content in the group should be safe for all audiences including younger kids, like the show is.
For this reason we judge submissions for child safety for each particular case, and reject anything unsuitable for our group's standard. The most that's allowed is light
shipping (cute and not suggestive), and very small amounts of blood like a small cut. 3.8 To prevent flooding our gallery and watchers, instead of sending in different versions of the same image, send a pack of the full collection.
You can use a ZIP download or links to the other deviations in the description. There is a limit of four
deviation submissions per day to prevent members from submitting their entire galleries all at once. 3.9 Artwork submitted for consideration must be your own
. Deviations submitted by someone other than the original artist will be denied/withdrawn. If you find art that you think should be in our gallery, send the original artist a note suggesting that they join the group. 3.10 Be patient.
Submissions are usually processed on a weekly basis, so even if you get no response for a couple days, don't lose hope. It simply means that we haven't gotten to your submission yet. Because the queue is usually full of new vectors, and since we're working through them in our spare time, long wait times are to be expected. If nobody responds to your submission after 7 days then please send the group a note so we can take a look.