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GUIDELINES

Welcome to Borderlands-Fans, your home for fanart of the Gearbox Software / 2K games Borderlands and Borderlands 2 as well as all associated media. We only ask that your art is original and keeps the spirit of the game and its characters.

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SUBMISSION RULES
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We do not accept:

- Traced art. This includes art traced from screenshots, official art, promo images, or someone else’s fanart.

- Usage/resubmissions of official/promotional art unless significantly edited for a wallpaper or other graphic.

- Art that copies/references official Gearbox screenshots/promo material (for example, we won't accept a drawing of Maya copied exactly from official promo material.)

- Screenshot redraws, unless done with significant effort involved.

- Works in Progress UNLESS you submit one and it is the latest version. Once you submit a finalized version we will remove all WIPs from the group to cut down on clutter.

- Bases, or artwork using them.

- Art violating the dA guidelines, including sexual depictions of minors or those who appear to be minors. This also includes images that depict obvious/clear sexual intercourse. We will also decline implied intercourse to remain within dA's rules.

- Fetish-based art/pieces/3D works.

- My Little Ponies or related artwork, including Borderlands characters drawn as ponies.

- "Inspired by" pieces. Unless your image is obviously Borderlands-related in some way, please do not submit it. We do not accept general "wasteland" style drawings, nor do we accept "Borderlands-y" original characters.

- Political propaganda. Even if you use a Borderlands character to convey your message, the fact remains that it is not a piece celebrating Borderlands or its characters. I'm sure there are plenty of political groups that fall in line with the message being conveyed that would be happy to accept your submission.

- Game screenshots, unless they are meant to be high-res references - if so, please contact an admin and we will open the folder for you.

- Whitewashed art. This means coloring a non-white character so that they look white. This is racist, and will not be tolerated.

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ETIQUETTE & MEMBER RULES
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- If you harass or yell at the moderators (whether it be because you disagree with why your submission was declined, or you are too impatient to let us do our jobs, or any other reason that is not warranted,) you will be removed from the club after three offenses. If the offense is serious enough, it can warrant an immediate removal. This is at the discretion of the mods.

- If you harass other members of the group and there is clear evidence, it is grounds for removal.

- If it is discovered that you are stealing or copying someone else's artwork without their permission, you will be removed from the club immediately.

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SUBMITTING WORKS
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Please make sure you submit to the right category when adding your work.

When submitting:

- Go to the folder you want to add art to
- Click on the '+' on the upper right corner of that folder
- Submit!

Important notes:

- We have implemented a two submissions per day per folder limit. If you wish to upload more than two submissions to a single folder, you will have to wait until the next day to continue. This is to reduce clutter in everyone's inboxes.

- When you submit a piece, PLEASE make sure that you have selected the proper folder in the drop-down menu at the top of the submission widget. DeviantArt has an issue with "resetting" the folder even though you have clicked the + button on the correct folder - it will automatically default to the first listed folder, which is Brick in our case. Please double-check your folder before you click the button!

- Our character folders are for traditional and digital art only. If the piece is in another medium, it will go into the folder for that medium specifically.

FOR EXAMPLE:

-A digital painting of Moxxi would go into the Moxxi folder.
-A photo of a Moxxi cosplay would go into the Cosplay folder.
-A Garrys Mod posing of Moxxi would go into the 3D Works folder.
-A clay sculpture of Moxxi would go into the Crafts folder.
-And so on and so forth.

- The Multiple Characters folder is for images that contain 2 or more canon characters that already have their own folders. For example, an image of Tannis and Krieg will go into Multiple Characters. However, an image of 2 original characters will still go into the Original Characters folder. An image of a canon character with an original character will go into Multiple Characters.

- If the character you have drawn doesn't have their own folder and is a canon character, please submit them to Other Characters. We will create a folder for said character and move it over for you.

- Images of cosplay props are to go into the Crafts folder, NOT the Cosplay folder. The Cosplay folder is for full/WIP costumes only.

- Images of non-Borderlands characters (or non-canon characters) dressed up as Borderlands characters do not go into the Cosplay folder. They are welcome in the Miscellaneous folder.

- Images with nudity, implied nudity, or sexual themes that don't violate DA's or our rules should be submitted to the NSFW folder. Not sure if your piece is NSFW? Ask yourself if your piece would be something you'd feel comfortable looking at if a boss, teacher, or parent was standing over your shoulder. If the answer is no, submit it to NSFW.
Unfortunately, due to recent events, we have decided to implement rules in favor of zero tolerance towards harassment amongst members. We were sad to have to do so, given we haven't had problems in the past, but hopefully this will make the group a somewhat friendlier place.

- If a member is caught harassing another member within the boundaries of the group, the offending member will be banned. This includes messages in our comments section, as well as messages on individual artworks and folders within our group. If we do not catch it and you are a victim or a witness, please send us evidence and we will do a proper investigation.

- If a member harasses a moderator in a way that is uncalled for and hateful, they will receive a strike on their record. Three strikes will lead to removal of the member and all of their artwork from the club. If the harassment is serious enough, they will be removed immediately. Remember, we are only human and we have created the rules for a reason. We do this as a hobby. Insulting us or being petulant will not do you any favors.

If you take issue with something regarding the club, its members, or its moderators, please speak to us in private as constructively as possible. We are here to listen. Please be kind and be patient.
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:iconlost-opium:
Lost-Opium Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Hey I wanted to know... I have some drawings about an AU where characters of borderlands are younger soooo... well it's not canon or such (mostly for zer0 lol). Do I have to put it in Miscellaneous folder ???
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Karstine Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They'll go in the character specific folder(s) like you've been doing so far! Can't wait to see everything. :D
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Lost-Opium Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
well as they are always two... :D gonna be multiple characters ! Thank you !!! :D Lol I'm just a big fan of Borderlands and I draw a lot and I mostly like to share those pictures and stories I have in my mind ^^
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Undead-Autumn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is probably a dumb question but are Fan Characters for Borderlands accepted in this group? I wanted to make sure before I join and make a mistake by not following the rules.
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Karstine Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes they are! :D Submit them to the original characters folder.
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Undead-Autumn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh awesome! Thank you for the reply~ ^^
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Beegbot Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student General Artist
This is random, but u know that the little quote under the group logo is a double negative, ur saying it is a place for a hero?
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Karstine Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a line from the OP of BL2. www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1QUZz…
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wclark19 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Hi Is Anypony Here Level 50 Or Higher In Borderlands 1 On PS3 And Has The Secret Armory Of General Knox DLC And Has A PSN Account? I REALLY Need Help With Fighting "The Invincible One" Please We Will Talk VIA Private Message I Am Level 45 If Multiple People Agree To Help That Would Be Much Appreciated
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