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This is like an art trade - every month, 1 OC is drawn by the members. Then one member gets chosen out of the participants, and their OC gets drawn the next month.

Look below for more information!
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Founded 4 Years ago
Aug 26, 2010

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Global

Group Focus
Art Creation

482 Members
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PLEASE check out the important blogs! (these are all indeed links)

:bulletred:MonthlyOC Posting Info - Go here to find out the rules of the group's main event, the Posting.
:bulletorange:Group Rules - Go here to find out the general rules of the group - what goes where, who can submit what, how many deviations you can submit, etc. Please read this so you don't break rules.
++Multi-lingual Rules will be added later. You're welcome to request a particular language. monthlyoc.deviantart.com/blog/…
Franšaise: monthlyoc.deviantart.com/blog/…
:bulletyellow:Yearly Schedule - This is the schedule for the Posting, month by month.
:bulletgreen:Member Catalogue - Go here to see who takes requests, art trades, commissions, and/or llamas, and who Role Plays.
:bulletblue:Improvement Features - Go here for information on our improvement and development features - weekly tutorials, guides, and tips about art, OCs, and story writing.
:bulletpurple:Post List - Here's the list of the past Posters and the results of the Posting. If you're not sure if you're eligible to post again, remember it's six months since the last time you posted [and you can only post the same character once a year]

Deviants

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 and Foxbride

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…
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:iconkomoe-kanna-chama:
Komoe-Kanna-chama Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello~
I'm new to this, could you please explain how this group works ? 0.0' It looks interesting~
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kaching12 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
In addition to what angelliv said, we also just take regular art submissions of original characters, stories about them, and even memes that are relevant to original characters. This post monthlyoc.deviantart.com/blog/… has an explanation for just the regular side of submitting things.

This post monthlyoc.deviantart.com/journ… has stuff about the MonthlyOC events that angelliv explained.
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:iconkomoe-kanna-chama:
Komoe-Kanna-chama Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I see :)
Thanks for the links.

To both :iconkaching12: and :iconangelliv: Thank you very much. (sorry I read your comments separately... then replied^^")
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:iconkaching12:
kaching12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
No problem! :D
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:iconfoxbride:
Foxbride Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hello

Well basically its like a secret art trade. Every month a journal will be posted with a new theme and if you would like to participate in that theme you comment on the journal with an OC of your choice (please make sure you have drawn ref for the OC). Then you are given your assignments in a couple days to draw for one of the other people who also commented. You have a due date posted in the journal so just make sure you get it posted on the due date. Then you also have someone else drawing your oc in that theme. Its kind of like a secret art trade.

We are also giving away prizes at the end of the year. The person who joins the monthly trade the most will get an art book of the admins choosing and runners up get drawings from the admins.

Let me know if you have questions about anything else.
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:iconkomoe-kanna-chama:
Komoe-Kanna-chama Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool ^^

So what about the people who don't enter the art trade? What if, for example, I was busy that time. Would that be ok?
Can pictures of my ocs (drawn by me) be uploaded also?

Can I enter using Kisekae? It takes a little less time than by hand , then scanning into computer.(and it looks better, clearer)

I've joined any way, cause I like the idea of OC art trades XD
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:iconfoxbride:
Foxbride Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
you can still upload to the group if you do not join the trade but it does not count towards the prize at the end of the year!

we ask that it please be your own drawing
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:iconthat1personuforgot:
That1PersonUForgot Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! I was wondering, how can I have a featured OC, or as you call it, 'posting', I think? I'd really like to have one of my OC's drawn :)
Sorry, I just got kind of cunfuzzled.
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:iconfoxbride:
Foxbride Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
well you have to read the latest journal and draw the OC featured for the month. Draw the OC to the best of your ability. Then at the end of the month the owner of the OC drawn picks the winner and they pick one of their OCs to be drawn.

Do you understand?
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:iconthat1personuforgot:
That1PersonUForgot Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, okay I've got it... Does it have to be just art, or is literature accepted also?
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