A few general rules before we begin.
These are all general guidelines of material we will reject or look forward to having. Exceptions can always be made just be sure to have it cleared with the BLFC Art Lead (email@example.com )
- No heavy Violence.
- No gore, blood or dismemberment.
- No Drugs.
- No Pornographic content or fetishes.
- No Overlaying Text.
- No obtrusive watermarks. Discrete signatures are fine.
- No copyrighted characters
- Layered files. More on this in the Layers Section.
- PSD files
- Text on separate layers
- Cute stuff preferred.
- Signature on separate layer.
The characters shown are only examples, artists can create their own characters while following this style guide.
While we do not mind personal characters being drawn and included in the BLFC Art portfolio, please do keep in mind that these drawings are meant to be used for website, convention book and products. BLFC does not claim and will not claim ownership of any personal characters submitted to it by you.
BLFC Usage of your work
BLFC will use any images submitted for the website, convention book, posters and advertising.
BFLC will make sure your signature is visible and provide a link to your art gallery.
BLFC WILL NOT use your work for “for profit” products without your expressed and written permission on each product.
Should you desire, you may request to approve each specific usage of your work.
We are looking to be able to edit these files ourselves to make it easier to fit the images into flyers, the website and for other uses.
We are looking for a semi-flattened file at the end, in which each character is its own layer separate from the background layer.
IMPORTANT: Keep your signature on a layer by itself. Sometimes we may need to crop artwork and we do not wish to crop your signature, allow us to move it to new location as necessary.
You are permitted to make merchandise and sell said merchandise from your creations! You may use BLFC logos in your merchandise so long as these products do not directly compete with BFLC merchandise.
Files & Sizes
Please submit all art as a .PSD or .TIFF layered file to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dimensions for conbook and artbook
The following are the minimum size requirements for artwork.
Width: 1800 pixels
Height: 1800 Pixels.
Width: 24 Inches
Height: 36 Inches
DPI: 150 DPI preferred. 300 DPI Greatly appreciated.
You don’t have to keep any of the information in this document private. This document is freely available to all attendees. You are not signed on to an NDA.