Earning Caps

Created: 22 January 2021, 15:00:26 CST
Last updated: 11 June 2022, 09:28:43 CDT

Art Currency Values

Important Modifiers

 

➣ Collaborations earn full value for every artist involved in the creation of an image.

➣ Gift art and art trades of any kind earn the creator of the image the full value for their work and the giftee earns half that value as well.

➣ Commissioned art, even when bought with site currency, earns full value for both the creator of the image and the one who purchased the art.

➣ `Your Character Here’ commission types may only earn full value for the artist on first use; those buying slots for this type of commission may only claim full values on the first purchase of a slot.

➣ Free/Pay to use bases function similarly to YCHs, full value for the art may only be claimed for one use of the base.

 

✶ When calculating the value of a piece for a giftee any value less than a whole number will be rounded up.

Ex. A shaded halfbody piece with a complex background valued at 7 caps would be halved for the one receiving the gift art. That 3.5 value would be rounded up to 4 caps earned by the giftee.

 

General Art Values

 

[Example of what qualifies as a headshot, halfbody, fullbody]

 

Headshot, Halfbody, Fullbody - 1/2/3 Caps

Lines - 2/3/4 Caps

Flats - 3/4/5 Caps

Shading - 4/5/6 Caps

 

➣ Sketches earn the full value for every category they fulfill, but they will skip the added value gained from lines.

➣ Pixel pieces that have a 300x300 pixel canvas size and larger will earn full cap values; smaller pieces will be judged by mods on a case-by-case basis with simplistic pixels earning half cap values (pixels that have been clearly blown up in size will be judged at their original size).

➣ Monochrome or limited color palettes will be rewarded the cap values granted from flats; single base colors do not qualify for the additional caps gained from flats.

➣ Shading must be noticeably darker than the base colors and affect the entire figure to earn those cap values.

 

✶ Compilations of numerous pieces into one image will earn the value for each piece in the set; so, a sketch page or reference sheet would earn caps for each individual instance of a character.

 

Backgrounds

Simple - 1 Cap | Single color, gradient, pattern, and single plane landscape backgrounds

Complex - 2 Caps | Any background with multiple unique elements and a sense of depth

 

[Include an example of what counts as simple versus complex background]

 

Additions

Extra Mhoat - 1 Cap | This is granted per mhoat and has no reward limit

Pet Bonus - 1 Cap | This is granted once per image, not per pet

Gift Art - 1 Cap | Only rewarded once for an image

 

➣ The gift art bonus is only granted when a mhoat that is not owned by you or any collab participants is included in a piece. It’s a bonus that can’t be applied to commissions or ych slots!

 

Comics

The first panel of a comic earns the full value for that image and then any panel following will provide a small boost to the final cap value.

 

Repeat Panels - 1 Cap | Panels that are similar to a previous panel often with minor edits

Unique Panels - 2 Caps | A panel with few repeating elements from other panels

 

Animations

The first frame of an animation earns the full value for that image and then any following frames will provide a small boost to the final cap value.

 

Simple Frames - 1/2 Cap | Frames that are a repeat of a previous frame in the animation with a minor edit such as blinking and other small edits

Complex Frames - 1 Cap | Frames that are unique from the previous frame and that affect a significant portion of the character such as limbs, head movement, etc.

 

Literature

Written entries are rewarded caps based upon the length of the writing, word count must be provided when making a submission!

 

1 Cap/500 Words