Yep, a bit late here. ^^
Before we start, I'm announcing we've changed a minor rule, in that there's just not going to be a featured artwork of the month. It's just going to be easier all around that way. I'm still hoping to have some sort of monthly OC feature of some kind, but for now we're just featuring the themes and such.
So this months theme is Freedom/Independence
, as suggested by Ankh-Ascendant
Interpret as you will. You're certainly welcome to incorporate the OC's country of origin's independence day in the picture if you want (ie if the OC you're drawing is American, have them celebrating the fourth of July, or if the OC is French, they could be celebrating Bastille Day. You aren't limited to freedom/independence day celebrations that are held in July, by the way).
You don't have to have them celebrating any sort of independence day if you'd prefer.
Again, you aren't penalized for not incorporating the theme if it's really stumping you.
I am pleased to say that everyone who signed up actually submitted their work for last month, so no one is barred from entering this month!
Now if you'd like to sign up for this month, please do like last time: Comment with the following information:
Name: Your OC's name.
Ref: Any relevant links - pictures drawn by you or others, reference sheets, any helpful written information. Put whatever you think is most relevant and helpful.
Short Description of Personality: Anything that gives the other person a good idea of who your OC is. If you've got it all written out somewhere, you can just link to that here. It's important to also include anything that relates to that month's theme - like say the theme is "cooking" and your character is allergic to flour or cooks in the nude or can cook using heat vision.
Theme suggestions: Your suggestions for what the theme for the next month should be, if you win. Again, we want themes to stay relatively simple and nonspecific - so rather than, say, Caribbean vacation, you'd say "island vacation" or "beach vacation", or say "winter holidays" instead of Christmas, mostly because not everyone's OCs live in a world where the Caribbean or Christmas exist. We may reword your theme if we feel it's too specific, not clear enough, or inappropriate for the group.
You can submit the same OC again if you'd like, or a different one. You are welcome to submit two OCs if you would like to give your match options - ie if you have a cat OC but want to give people the option of drawing a human in case they're terrible at drawing cats, or perhaps if they're terrible at drawing humans but good at drawing cats.
Sign up deadline is July 12 (so the matches go out on July 13). The tentative ending date for this month is August 2, 11:59 pm PDT. If all the entries get submitted before then, the next round will start earlier than that. And I know hurricane season is upon us in North America, so a reminder that deadline extensions are perfectly acceptable in cases of hurricanes and other natural disasters that may prevent you from drawing and submitting your artwork online.
Submissions go in the July 2014 - Independence folder.
And remember, don't start drawing until you get your assignment. If you're confused, see here: monthlyoc.deviantart.com/journ…