Artwork Submission Guidelines
The following guidelines must be observed when submitting work to Epilogue.
- Copyright Infringement
You must have the right to upload any work you submit. Do not submit artwork you didn't create or that was copied from other artists.
- File Formats
Submitted images should be .jpg format, in RGB mode. Filenames (filename.jpg) should contain no special characters or spaces (i.e., "!@#$%&*).
- Image quality
All submitted images should be high-quality. Poor scans, out-of-focus photos, over-compressed .jpg's, etc, will not be accepted..
- Image cropping
All image edges should be clean and properly cropped, unless for artistic purposes.
- Image size
We do not have a defined minimum image size, but smaller images lack detail and are hard to view. The Editors will use their best judgment.
- Artwork vs Sketches
Epilogue accepts both finished artwork and sketches, but they must be submitted properly. Artwork submissions must be finished, polished works, while Sketches can be works-in-progress, sketches, or concept work.
- Background / Setting
All images should have at least a suggestion of setting or scene, even if it's minimal.
Because Epilogue represents the best, highest quality artwork, we will not accept artwork that is lacking on a technical level. This does not exclude stylistic or painterly techniques (does not apply to sketches).
- Text on images
Generally speaking, we would prefer that text in your images be kept to a minimum. The exception to this would be a signature, unobtrusive copyright statement or web address.
- Nudity / Sexual Content
Epilogue allows artistic nudity when done tastefully. We do not allow explicit depictions of genitalia, sexual intercourse, or sexual arousal. The Editors will use their best judgment.
- Inappropriate Subject Matter
Do not submit artwork which may be offensive to other members or visitors. This refers to sexual, and religious / occult themes. The Editors will use their best judgment.
- Software Filters and Plug-ins
We will not approve artwork that contain obvious use of pre-made filters or plug-ins (Lens flares, cloud-filters, textures, etc.). These filters/plug-ins are easily recognizable and have become cliche.
- Epilogue quality
Please browse the galleries to familiarize yourself with the quality level of Epilogue. Submit only your best, finished artwork.