BFRPG Art Forum RULES and GUIDELINES {Please Read}

This forum is for requesting, submitting, and discussing artwork for the project.
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BFRPG Art Forum RULES and GUIDELINES {Please Read}

Post Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:53 am

Hi, Welcome to the new Forum for all things related to Art for Basic Fantasy RPG!

This forum is a place to collect artwork and artists that wish to help further the work done in this great forum for the furthering of our beloved hobby. It's also a place to find an artist, make requests or just view the pieces of art being offered up to be used in BFRPG's products.

We will have a few rules for the Forum and want to make sure everyone enjoys their stay.

1. Any rule here is superseded by any rule in the main forum.
2. This is a family forum, so keep that in mind, when drawing, or adding a drawing.
3. There will be a thread for Art requests. Please keep that the primary way of asking for art. No thread jacking. Please, before requesting artwork, if you are not a member of the moderation team or the Showcase, contact a moderator for permission. We don't ask artists to do work on things that are not slated for printing; as we don't pay them, the reward they get is their art appearing in print. Asking for art for a work that won't be put into print is basically asking the artist to work truly and entirely for free.
4. Comments and critiques are ALWAYS warranted. Please feel free to let the artist know what you think (but remember that the comments are meant to be constructive, not destructive.)
5. Any artist wishing to post and showcase his/her art, should make a new thread.
6. Any art created and posted into your thread/showcase should have a link to the original info/data you are drawing for. This is so others can see what the work was done for and maybe offer help.
7. By posting artwork in this forum, you are submitting it for use by the Basic Fantasy Project; specifically, you are granting Chris Gonnerman a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use the artwork in Basic Fantasy Project works. So, first of all, only post artwork to which you own the rights you are granting us. Second, understand that, by posting the art, you are implicitly agreeing to this usage. Any work posted here is still owned by the original artist, and because you are granting a non-exclusive license, you may still use or even resell the artwork; however, you agree not to transfer the license or ownership in any way that would subvert the rights you have granted us.
8. Any art used by the Basic Fantasy Project will be credited to the originating artist. Please post or send a private message to Solomoriah giving the name you'd like to appear in the credits; in the absence of this, we'll use your forum handle.
9. No open "Will work for paypal cash!" threads. If you wish to advertise your blog/deviant art page/facebook image folder/website, please put it into your signature as a link. If you wish paid for your art, that should be discussed within the PM between you and the client requesting art.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Art must be scanned in at 300 dpi minimum. For those who don't fully understand dpi: a one-column image (meant to cover no more than half the page, i.e. a typical column in one of our books) must be at least 975 pixels wide (that's 3.25 inches times 300 dpi). A two-column (page width) image must be at least 2025 pixels wide (that's 6.75 inches times 300 dpi). If your scanner makes a larger image, you don't have to resize it, just submit it as is and we'll deal with it. If the scanned image is too small, increase the DPI setting on your scanner and rescan it if at all possible. All-digital originals must still abide by these size standards. Note that the decision is up to us as to whether to actually print a full-width item at full width. We may choose to reduce it to one-column width for purposes of layout.
2. Art should be scanned in grayscale, or color if grayscale is not available. Please don't scan artwork in "black and white" mode, as this means your scanner will treat each pixel as being BLACK or WHITE, resulting in chunky, rough-looking scans.
3. Artwork should be a .jpg, .png or similar file type which can be easily opened by those who will be adding it to works. Don't submit artwork in any proprietary format, including any Adobe format, as we may not have the tools necessary to edit or convert it. If you have a choice, PNG is best.
4. No stealing of art from other sources to be submitted here. An exception is made only for "vintage" out of copyright artwork. If you find something really good that works well for BFRPG projects, that is OK, but no clip-art unless you have evidence you can present that it is available under an open license; if we can't prove we have the right to print a piece of art, we won't.
5. By submitting artwork to the Basic Fantasy Project, you, the artist, are granting a perpetual, non-exclusive license to Chris Gonnerman (or his heir(s) in the event of his death) to reproduce your artwork in any Basic Fantasy Project work or works he sees fit. While other members of the Project may work on the documents, actual publication is done by Chris Gonnerman and so the publication rights are granted to him. The Basic Fantasy Project is a collaborative community; no payment is made for artwork donated. Asking artists to work "for exposure" is rude, and we do not do that; however, many artists have already made the choice to submit art to us, and we gladly accept what is offered. Credit will be given to each artist by whatever name he or she chooses to use in each and every work in which one or more of that artist's works are used.
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Re: BFRPG Art Forum RULES and GUIDELINES {Please Read}

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:10 am

I have updated your post, Shonuff, revising the submission guidelines in light of my current layout workflow; also, I've explained a few things that you had not covered in detail, and added information about copyright to that section.
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