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The Rulebook

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 7, 2012, 2:16 AM

:bulletred: FAQ :bulletorange: RULES :bulletyellow: AREAS OF INTEREST :bulletgreen: GENERAL CHATROOM :bulletblue: ROLEPLAY CHATROOM :bulletpurple:





Before joining the group, please read through the rules for joining and instructions for making your character card.

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:General Rules:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
- Respect other members, no racist language or harassing others. If you have a problem with someone's behaviour please contact a moderator.
- Submissions shouldn't contain any overly violent or sexual content, any work containing banned content will be removed. Mention of killing and assassination or rape will not be allowed as this is a PG group. If you want to have a rough idea of what is acceptable, refer back to the anime or the games. What would Team Rocket do? Kidnap? Yup. Brainwash? Yup. Kill? Probably not.
- Make sure to submit work to the corresponding quest folder/character folder/location etc
- You DO NOT need to draw a comic strip to tell your story, if you can draw a single shot that tells a story then you are awesome! But if you feel more comfortable doing a comic strip then by all means.
- NO SIMPLE LINE WORK PIECE ACCEPTABLE, all artwork must be shaded or colored. This is kinda tricky as art is very subjective and everyone has a different style, but what is considered line work? Will just one shade of colors over a linework be considered colored? To give you a brief idea of what is acceptable. This is barely acceptable 2.bp.blogspot.com/_28omU1daeSI… but still acceptable because there are different shades of grey and black to give the image depth. This is not acceptable dragonfable.com/images/designo… because it pretty much is just a linework with no shading or color. This is highly acceptable th07.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f… as it has colors and shading. And this is the best example of acceptable artwork with limited colors dawr.deviantart.com/art/The-Bl… . you see how there wasn't any complicated colors used but just by adding in a shade of colors it brings the image alive. The safest way is just to color your artwork to avoid controversy :D Hope that helps.
- No tracing or using base, if we find you using an existing image or just altering it and call it your own. We would decline your entry. We encourage members to draw from scratch, mainly to help them improve their skills and keep their entry original, don't limit yourself to a structured image you found on the net!
- No Team Rocket or Magma/Aqua or Galactic or Plasma etc in the Rainbow region, we have Team Monochrome instead. What a Monochrome grunt looks like is up for interpretation. EDIT: Sorry but Team Monochrome is currently not accepting new members. Please start a new team or something if you like as currently theres no canon badguy team.

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:Joining:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
- Just click the join button and you will be in. YES YOU CAN JOIN ANYTIME.

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:Character Cards:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
- When joining, first you must download the character card ry-spirit.deviantart.com/art/C… This must contain:
A full body picture of your trainer
Your main pokemon
General information (name, age, home-town, birthday, gender etc its up to you)

- Other features such as accessories your character has and what's in your character's bag (if they have a bag) can be included if you so wish.
- When you join, your character is allowed to have one pokemon only, more can be 'caught' later on in Locations, NPC Trade, Members Trade, Quests, Events, Quiz.
- Your Main Pokemon cannot be a legendary, and by legendary we mean:
Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mew, Mewtwo, Entei, Raikou, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi, Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Latias, Latios, Deoxys, Uxi, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Manaphy, Phione, Heatran, Cresselia, Darkrai, Regigigas, Shaymin, Arceus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Victini, Cobalon, Terrakion, Virizion, Keldeo, Voltolos, Tornelos, Landlos, Melloeta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie.
- The background doesn't have to be the default sky blue color, in fact I encourage you to change it to something more reflective of your character, eg a green camouflage pattern if your character is an army guy, or lava volcano background if your character loves fire pokemon.
- Your character doesn't have to be a Pokemon Trainer, they can have any roles they want. Lawyer, Chef, Teacher, Army, ex gangster, Musician, Student, Ninja, Artist anything. The ONLY ones you can't be is Champion, Elites, Gym Leaders and Ace Trainers (Because those are the admins and you get to fight Gym Leaders and Elites later on). The character also has to be human.

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:Collection Cards:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
- Next, download the second card called the Collection Card ry-spirit.deviantart.com/art/C… , which will be used to display your character's other pokemon, gym badges and other Collectables you gain from joining Main Quests.
-This card is optional, but its good to let others see what Quests you have joined or your Pokemon collection.

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:Catching Pokemon:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
In the Pokemon Rainbow Region there are lots of locations that has Pokemon ready for you to catch! With the Golden Forest where lots of wild electric Pokemon lives, to the mysterious Black Cave where scary Pokemon lurks about. You can catch them by drawing you and your main Pokemon catching them in action! And just like that you can add the Pokemon to your party! There are no time limits to these catching Pokemon activities. You cannot capture pokemon during quests though. Quests are different thing. Please read a bit further down for more info

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:Locations:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
So we mentioned catching Pokemon in the Rainbow Region Locations, but you can choose to do anything in the Locations really. You can have a picnic there, fight other trainers there, hang out with the local Pokemon, play sports etc. The areas are free for you to do anything you want! So far there are three lands that has different locations in there, Rainbow region, 10000 BC Dimension and Xandy Island. For Rainbow Region click here ry-spirit.deviantart.com/art/T… For 10000 BC Dimension click here pokemonrainbow.deviantart.com/… and for Xandy Island click here ry-spirit.deviantart.com/art/X…

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:Quests:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
- One of the core thing you can do in Pokemon Rainbow are the Quests. Quests usually has 2-3 weeks due date, after the due date the admins (Champion and elites) will have a vote on which entry is their favourite and pick a winner, the winning piece will get a permanent feature in our gallery. As well as a Quest medal (Quest medals are the only way to achieve legendaries, see below for more details).
-These Quests has specific rules that applies, it could be a cooking contest, rescuing a Pichu from the cliff, Digging up fossils, assisting Officer Jenny in a crime scene or even Gym Battles!
- All Quest entries also gives you a prize for entering, sometimes its a pokemon, sometimes its an item you can add to your collection card.
- Once a Quest is over you will not have a chance to win a feature from it. But you can still join the Quest for fun anytime. And yes you can still get the prize for entering. If you are wondering what the current quests are, please go to the main page to find a custom box with details of current quests available.
- You cannot capture Pokemon during the quests. UNLESS the prize for that quest is a Pokemon then feel free to do that.

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:Closed Quests:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
Sometimes you will notice some quests are closed, these are due to various reason, maybe the quest creator wanted them removed due to personal reason or the fact that the quests is only supposed to be up for a limited time. If it is indeed closed, there will be a CLOSED stamp over the quest template for that quest, you will also not be able to submit to that folder either.

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:Mega Stones and Mega Evolution:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
Mega stones can be found on Quest 40: Food for Mega Stone. ry-spirit.deviantart.com/art/Q… After you do the Quest you will get Mega Stone, you can then use your Mega Stone to Mega Evolve yor Pokemon! You can only draw Mega evolution of the Pokemon that is canon. So no made up ones!

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:Weekly Events:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
Every week there will be an event, unlike the Quests, there are no winners. But doing these quests will give you something in return.

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:Pokemon Sunday/Quiz:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
Every sunday (It could be a Saturday night for countries.. so lets just say weekend) there is a Pokemon giveaway in the chatroom chat.deviantart.com/chat/Pokem… and sometimes we have a quiz to see who can win a special Pokemon (used to be zorua but now its an Eevee), the admin would ask 20 Pokemon related questions. Its also a great way to come in and meet the other members. :D

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:Medals and Legendary Pokemon wins:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
We have a medal telly to keep track on who has won what in the Rainbow region (Medal telly located on the front page). We have QUEST MEDALS, you get 2 medals for every quest you win, and 1 medal for every honorable mention. for KIND DONATION MEDALS, you get one if you have donated points to help the group out, QUIZ MEDALS, you get one for winning a quiz. And for every 10 QUEST MEDALS you win you get yourself a legendary Pokemon! (First one being a Shaymin) Please check the Medal Telly to see what Legendary Pokemon are available. More rules about legendary pokemon and medals here pokemonrainbow.deviantart.com/…

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletyellow:Forum:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletred:
We have a forum for those who wants to talk to other Rainbros, its much easier to talk to each other on the forum and discuss about things. here is the link to it www.mich.saike.cal24.pl/index.…

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:iconkiba174:
Kiba174 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Just wondering besides the app, can the other tasks be written or does it have to be drawn?
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
yes other than the app, other tasks can be written. We welcome the writers too :)
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:iconkiba174:
Kiba174 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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:iconthepsyduck:
Thepsyduck Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student
Hi. :3.
I was wondering how many characters canyou have?
Because i got 2 OC's that I really want to use ^^.
Either way your group seems like lots of fun and I would love to join
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:iconmrsvolv:
MrsVolv Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
You can use both of them, you just need to make trainer cards for them. :) 
It's not restricted so you can own as many characters as you want. ^^
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
U can have as many OC as you like! So dont feel limited, its all good
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:iconthepsyduck:
Thepsyduck Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student
Allright, thank you :D
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:iconbijoublue:
BijouBlue Featured By Owner Edited Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello~
i really would like to join pokemonrainbow, but have a few questions about it:
 
is there a activity rule or limit? im not really active (meaning i don't upload a lot of pictures) and i may not be online everyday, but i won't go dead without telling you 

is it ok if the pokemon OC i'd like to use be used in a different RP/Pokemon group, like travel from region to region, or do they have to be made specifically for this group?

and lastly, how do you evolve a pokemon?

thank you for your time~
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:iconmrsvolv:
MrsVolv Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
No, there is no activity rule.

Your trainer OC can be anyone as long as it's yours and it's human. :)

You can either evolve by drawing them evolve or in RPG with someone. There are no restrictions, it's all up to you.
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:iconbijoublue:
BijouBlue Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright, thank you for replying!
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hi there. no there is no activity rule as we understand not everybody has time for full commitment to the group. Just do whatever you feel like when you are in the group, story at your own pace.

Yes it is fine to use your OC in other groups.

As for evolving. it is certainly up to you. however yo uwant to tell your story, you can even evolve your pokemon mid way into a battle to make a dramatic push in your story :)
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:iconbijoublue:
BijouBlue Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, thats good, lol
thank you so much for answering!~ 
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:iconplaaatina:
plaaatina Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haaaai! Is it okay if my OC doesn't have a surname? I know that in the Pokemon Universe it hardly matters but, I think it's a requirement when making OCs, y'know that?

And also, do we really need to only start with ONE Pokemon, or we can have a party already?
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:iconmrsvolv:
MrsVolv Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Surname does not matter :)

Only one Pokemon for a starters, but you can get yourself a party in the region ^^
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
its ok not to hav a surname. thats fine.

And yeah rules are rules, you start with only ONE pokemon Im afraid. you can complete your party by catching them in the location in the Rainbow Region.
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:iconplaaatina:
plaaatina Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconskeietonwar:
skeIetonwar Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Or is Rotom a special pokemon to be caught or earned? DX I am confusing myself
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skeIetonwar Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just asking to make sure, it is not listed so is Rotom a okay starter pokemon? (I got Rotom on a Nuzlocke, and Rotom is one of my favorites, i just want to make sure, if it isn't okay to have Rotom as a starter, i will be happy to just choose a different pokemon <3 And i am asking for Rotom just because everyone is choosing random-like pokemon to start with X3 Just wanted to make sure! <3)
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello. Yes u can choose rotom as a starter thats fine! Since rotom aint a legendary. But in fact rotom is hidden in the haunted house. It is just hiding in the folder's description. But yes i will tell u since u like rotom, that it is in fact available to catch! So if u wanna pick somthing thts not in the region feel free to do so, if not then start your adventure with your buddy rotom ^^
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:iconskeietonwar:
skeIetonwar Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alrighty! I am currently making the design for my character, and i am either going to choose Rotom or a different pokemon! Thank you for telling me TTuTT I have had a lot of people just tell me i can't use a Rotom in different groups because it was apparently a legendary. Thank you again!
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ah yup yup. i can understand why some think Rotom is legendary, because in the comic it is considered a legendary, and for some unknown reason in the game rotom has a legendary pokemon music playing in the background when it appears. Its very odd, however I have double checked and it seems clear that it is infact NOT a legendary pokemon. therefore yes you can have a rotom as your main.
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skeIetonwar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thank you again, and that really helps out <3 I am extremely excited to join the group, and i am happy that i am able to choose one of my most favorite pokemon as a main pokemon <3 Thank you once again, and i hope you have a nice 2014 (Can't just say day, i have to say 2014 ;P)
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ahahah ok. u hav a lovely 2014 too
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:iconlottos35:
Lottos35 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i never really roleplayed in da so how do i know when a pokemon evolves
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:iconcandyreaper-malloko:
CandyReaper-Malloko Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So, can I do all the tasks (non-closed ones) from the very beginning, or do I have to do the latest task?
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:iconmrsvolv:
MrsVolv Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
You can do them however you want. You can start from any open Quest you like and you can them make any earlier or later quest. :D
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:iconcandyreaper-malloko:
CandyReaper-Malloko Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's awesome!~ I think I'll start from the very beginning, if you don't mind~ Assuming that I ever remember to finish my application in the first place.....
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you can start from beginning or new ones! up to you! for new ones if you complete it within the due date you have a chance of winning a feature and extra medals. for old quests you wont win a feature or medal, but you can still do them for fun and win whatever prize was offered for participating.
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:iconcandyreaper-malloko:
CandyReaper-Malloko Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's great~ But right now, I'm still working on my app. ^^;
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:iconcandyreaper-malloko:
CandyReaper-Malloko Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wait! Never mind! 
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:iconiconfile2:
iconfile2 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Two things I notice.

1. You actually got the list of Legendaries right. A lot of groups frick it up and add things like Volcarona and Zoroark. Good work.

2. You don't outright ban Legendaries, rather you award them for work. This goes against every other Pokemon group and I LOVE it. More competitive options, yes please!

Other than that, this looks like a fantastic group! My character application is already in progress.
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:iconmrsvolv:
MrsVolv Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Really? How come someone who knows Pokemon enough to make a Group about them finds Zoroark or Volcarona a legendary? O.o'
This way Arcanine should be banned as well. xD

I'm glad you find this group interesting, good luck with your App. :)
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ^^
and really?? some group gets legendary wrong?? i thought that would be obvious! and a simple google check wouldve fixed that if in doubt!
haha welcome to the group anyway!
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:iconjujubearsama:
JujuBearSama Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Question! (Just to be safe o3o)

My character is human but dressed in a full body costume that conceals his/her identity (grr a little bit of spoilers)...is this ok?

:iconslickmovesplz:
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yes thats ok. and well done on the character its very cool
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:iconjujubearsama:
JujuBearSama Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much Ry!
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:iconerihppas:
Erihppas Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Just wondering if there's a list of quest somewhere or must I rummage through the gallery for past quests? 'xD
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:iconmrsvolv:
MrsVolv Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Well the Quests are in the gallery but they are all sorted in one folder: pokemonrainbow.deviantart.com/… :)
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:iconerihppas:
Erihppas Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh yes, I just saw. I like how the quest cards are done. Will be doing my character card pretty soon, can't wait to start on the first quest~ Everyone is so creative! xD
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:iconmrsvolv:
MrsVolv Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Haha good luck then! :D
Yes, this is really nice and friendly group! <3
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconerihppas:
Erihppas Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O

It's a Ry.

OMG I didn't know you're the founder until I checked LOLOLOLOL I thought the artwork looked familiar. xDD #somuchphail

Will be joining soon~
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh hi! lol you didnt know im a founder????
I think thats a good thing. in the very beginning i think people joined because i advertised it, but now im glad the group grew to a point where its not about me but more about the group being a Pokemon RP group! i like this
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Kaji-Onna Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Quick question!
So my brother and I want to join the RPG, but we're in a slight dilemma. He's not much for drawing, but he loves to write, and what we would love to do is have me draw the characters adventuring together while he writes the stories for each image. Is there any way I'd be aloud to post a character card for me with a starter, plus a character card for him with a starter, or is he required to post his own character card in order to make it valid?
Thank you so much for your time!
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Its fine that you draw for him, just make sure you write that in the artist description. we have some members that are writers and really dont wanna draw. so for the characters card they got a friend to help them draw, and then from then on their adventure is all their writings. Thats fine. Just as long as the drawn chracters isnt somthing artwork found in google thne its fine
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:iconkaji-onna:
Kaji-Onna Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful!
Sure thing, I'll make sure to specify in the image description.
Yes no worries, all art will be original pieces by me.
Thanks again for your time! :highfive:
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lovely ^^
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:iconprincess-eevee9:
Princess-Eevee9 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Hmm I don't see any rules regarding this so I'll ask. What's the policy on our characters having children? Long as we don't exceed our limit can we have them in the Rainbow Region?
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Demonic-Oreo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A-Ano um for t-the character card can w-we just have a headshot? a-and then do a-a seperate picture for his outfits?
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there. why not put the outfit picture in the card tho..?
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