Earning Ink

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These are the rates in which you can earn ink for every to the group submitted art piece - from yourself and/or of your Paralogos.

 

How to earn Ink

To be able to earn ink from something (art/writing/etc), you must submit it to the Default Ink Rewards prompt

Note: You can retrospectively earn ink if you've submitted art to the dA group before you had a library record/website account. 
Simply submit it to the Default Ink Rewards prompt retrospectively.


Rules:

  1. All members who are eligible to receive Ink from an artwork/literature/etc have to submit the piece to the Default Ink Rewards prompt to earn their Ink.
    • This includes all collaborators, as well as receivers of artwork (f.e. as part of a trade, gift or commission).
    • You will always have to submit a piece to the Default Ink Rewards prompt to earn default Ink, even if it was made for a different prompt (f.e. magic/wisdom/monthly prompt/etc)
    • For additional rewards (f.e. magic/wisdom bonus, monthly prompt bonuses, etc) you additionally have to submit the piece to the relevant prompt.
  2. You can only submit pieces to this website that have been submitted to our deviantart group.
    • Note that you do not have to wait for it to be accepted to the group.
  3. In your prompt submission description, please fill out the following form.
    • You are free to either a) add the portrayed characters to your prompt submission via the "add character" option or b) use the "Character Details" line in the given form.
    • It's not required to do both - doing either a) or b) is enough.

Purpose: (received / collab / personal / trade / commission / gift)
Character Details: (Which characters are portrayed in the artwork? Who do they belong to?)
(if collab) Collab Details: (Who did you collab with? Which part(s) of the artwork did you draw?)
(if literature) Word Count: 

 

 

Ink will be distributed based on what category your piece of art will fall in:

1. Commissioner's Bonus


If someone else creates art of your Paralogos (either as a commission or a gift), you will receive the first amount of ink. (The first number in the range)

2. Commissioned/My Own


If you draw your own Paralogos (for any reason) or draw someone else's (as a commissioned work or part of a trade), you will receive the second amount of ink. (The second number in the range)

3. Gift Art


If you draw somebody else's Paralogos as gift art (no payment received), you will receive the third amount of ink. (The third number in the range)

 
 

 

2D Art (Digital/Traditional)

 

Headshots and Busts:

[anything that's showing less than 50% of the Paralogos]



Sketch: 1-3 1-icon.png
Lineart: 2-4 1-icon.png
Black & White Shading: 3-5 1-icon.png
Flat Colour: 3-5 1-icon.png
Coloured Shading: 5-7 1-icon.png <-- max. 7 

(not counting backgrounds/animations)



Fullbody:

[anything that's showing 50% or more of the Paralogos]



Sketch: 2-4 1-icon.png
Lineart: 3-5 1-icon.png
Black & White Shading: 5-7 1-icon.png
Flat Colour: 5-7 1-icon.png
Colour & Shading: 7-9 1-icon.png <-- max. 9 

(not counting backgrounds/animations)



Pixelart:

[art of a Paralogos that has the dimensions 100x100 or less]*
(NEW!) meaning that no matter the canvas size, if the Paralogos itself is 100x100 or smaller, it'll count as pixelart



Headshots and Busts: 
Sketch/Lineart: 1-3 1-icon.png
Colored/Shaded: 2-4 1-icon.png

Fullbody: 
Sketch/Lineart: 2-4 1-icon.png
Colored/Shaded: 3-5 1-icon.png

(not counting backgrounds/animations)



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Additional Bonuses

Anything from this category that applies to an artwork gets added onto its base value (see above).



Backgrounds:


Simple: 1-3 1-icon.png

This includes anything abstract background-wise. (As long as your background isn't a single color, you're good)


Complex: 3-5 1-icon.png

This includes backgrounds which depict a scenery.



Animations:

[*.gif or similar animations that are meant to enhance a 2D artwork - for longer animations/videos, refer to the "Other Types of Art" category below]



Simple: 1-3 1-icon.png

This includes small animations on parts of the image, f.e. blinking or sparkling.


Average: 3-5 1-icon.png

This includes significant movements on parts of the character, f.e. bobbing or tail movements.


Complex: 6-8 1-icon.png

This includes anything where the whole character performs complex movements, f.e. running or flying.




Companions:

Companions have to be officially attached to the Paralogos' masterlist entry to count for this ink bonus.



Headshots and Busts: 
Sketch/Lineart: 0-2 1-icon.png
Colored/Shaded: 1-3 1-icon.png

Fullbody: 
Sketch/Lineart: 1-3 1-icon.png
Colored/Shaded: 2-4 1-icon.png


Caretakers & Humanized AU art:

Caretakers have to be officially attached to the Paralogos' masterlist entry to count for this ink bonus.



Headshots and Busts: 
Sketch/Lineart: 1-3 1-icon.png
Colored/Shaded: 2-4 1-icon.png

Fullbody: 
Sketch/Lineart: 2-4 1-icon.png
Colored/Shaded: 3-5 1-icon.png

Calculating Collaborations          Calculating Reused Work

 

 

 

Other Types of Creations

 

Literature:


Tier 1: 1 1-icon.png for every 100 words
Tier 2: 1 1-icon.png for every 75 words
Tier 3: 1 1-icon.png for every 50 words

We round up if you're over halfway to the next milestone!




3D Art (digital/physical) / Videos (animations/animatics/etc) / Other Unmentioned Types of Art


Ink earnings for 3D art, videos and other types of art that were not mentioned anywhere on this journal will be determined on a case-by-case basis to make sure efforts that go above and beyond get properly rewarded.