Art Currency Values
➣ 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.
➣ 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.
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]
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!
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
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