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⦅ Welcome ⦆

【 Welcome to OC-Tea! 】
↬ We're all about the art here ↫

Everyone is allowed to join but please note that we do have a password! You can join regardless of whether you have an OC or not. You can find the join button on the left side of the homepage in the 'Group info' section.

ATTENTION: Joining requires a password hidden in our "Yays and Nays" section! To make it easy, we bolded it. Be sure to read through our rules to find the password, otherwise we will not accept join requests! Here's a hint: It's tea related!

We currently have a two-per-week submission limit, so we don't want you to have to wait to get your art out there! Submissions can take between a few hours and a few days to be approved. Here is a tutorial on how to submit.

We hope you have fun here with us, keep on arting!

Requests | Members & Affiliations

► Join requests are open, just be sure to send us the password! Just click the Join button, which can be found on the left side of this page and type it there ♡
► By joining us, you are agreed that you have read all information regarding submissions and rules.
► Affiliation groups are open to all groups that have similar focuses

Please Note

► Be respectful to your fellow deviants and members! Rudeness will not be tolerated
► There is a zero tolerance policy for art theft. The submission will be removed from the gallery and the member permanently banned from the group.
► Please do not advertise on the front page, or submit advertisements. They will be hidden/declined.
► Any deviation you submit MUST state somewhere, either in the tags or in the Artist Comments, that your art contains an OC, or it could be declined.
We don't accept artwork that discriminates against any groups of people

What is an OC?

► OC stands for Original Character. It is defined by a character that you made for your personal use or for a project you're making. OCs are different from random characters in that OCs have a backstory and personality you gave them and you intend on remembering who they are, potentially using them again in the future. We do accept OCs, but not random characters.

► A variation on OCs would be FCs, which characters you made for an already existing series. These are welcome here too!

⦅ Yays & Nays⦆

Note that in order for a submission to be accepted, it has to explicitly state that it depicts one or more OCs either in the title, the description, or the tags. Tagging it with #oc always suffices!

If you have any questions about your submission or why your submission was declined, please send the group a NOTE with a link to your art, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!


► Artwork depicting one or more OCs or FCs
► Art 100% made by you [including collabs]
► Submission into the correct folders
► Your best work


► Stolen art and reposts
► Art made using a base (the exception is reference sheets)
► Photography - UNLESS it's a high quality picture of a traditional illustration [Clarification]
► Things made with character makers/dress up games (ex. rinmaru games)
► Renders or traces of artwork you did not make
► WIPs (Works in Progress)
► Pornography or sexual nudity. We don't want to see anyone's Oolong! (You found the password!)
► SFW fetishes (vore, hypnosis, BDSM, etc.)
► Literature, commission ads, etc.
► Variations of the same submission
► Adoptable sheets
► 3D models
► Rushed work/5 minute pieces
► Most MYO characters, closed/semi closed species, species/breeds/races that were not created by you


► Your pet
► Real life people
► Self insert characters
► Public domain characters
► Random characters you don't intend to use again
► Your friends and family, or alternate interpretations of them
► Alternate interpretations or AUs of already existing canon characters


► We are NOT a group focused on high quality submissions ◄

► That being said, we only ask that you submit your best work. No five minute submissions, please!
► That also being said, 90% of the time if your submission is put into the correct folder AND follows all of the rules, it will be accepted.
► Submissions that will be rejected include poorly scanned/photographed pieces, and pieces that are 60% blank space (we suggest cropping your image in that case).

⦅ Submission Folders ⦆

Please ensure you read these thoroughly before submitting. If you are unsure, please send a note to the group with a link to your deviation, and we will assist you.

Current folders:

A folder showcasing the best of the best. Members cannot make submissions to this folder but admins can move artwork of superior quality to this folder to showcase it.

〚Reference Sheets and Bios〛
This folder contains any sort of reference sheet or biography of an OC, regardless if if they're an OC or an FC. The picture itself has to be in a reference sheet format; if only the description is this isn't the folder for it.

〚Other People's OCs〛
Any commission, art trade, contest entry, request, gift, and anything else depicting someone else's OC(s). If a piece depicts both your OC and someone else's OC, it goes here as well! 

〚Fan Characters]〛
This folder goes both for fan characters on their own and fan characters together with a canon character. 

〚Comic Pages and Covers〛
Regardless of whether it's a oneshot or a page of your webcomic, any art with multiple panels goes into this folder.

〚Humans and Humanoids〛
Any art depicting one or more original OCs that are humans or humanoids, for example humans, trolls, fairies, demons, etc. This does not include anthros and furries, though kemonomimies fit in both this and the anthro and furry folder.

〚Anthro and Furries〛
Any art depicting one or more original OCs that are an anthropomorphic animal, object, or concept. Kemonomimies fit both here and in the humans and humanoids folder. 

〚Ferals and Animals〛
Any art depicting one or more original OCs that are an animal, no matter if they're intelligent or regular, existing or ficional. This can be anything as long as it walks on four (or more) feet, so mythological OCs are welcome here as well!

〚Other Species and Mixed Groups〛
If you're not sure about which category your OC would fit into, this would be the ideal folder. Examples would be monsters who aren't quite humanoid, sphinxes, and taurs.

〚Mature Content〛
Anything that has a mature content filter goes onto this folder. We will never accept explicit porn or fetish artwork, but things like artistic nudity, gore, and pinups are accepted.

► If you do not see a category that fits your submission, please feel free to suggest a new folder via note to the group.
► Please send us a note if a folder becomes full!
All folder rules are in their respective folders, PLEASE ensure you read them before submitting


|OC-Tea| Fun In The Sun by refinedgluttony
Summer is typically a time for being outdoors and enjoying a break from school (if you are in school). So we want you to create a piece detailing something your OC or OCs would be doing during the hot summer months.

So our first summer contest theme is  FUN IN THE SUN!

The rules are very simple:

*No nudity or pornography of any sort.

*The picture must be of one or more of YOUR OCs taking part in some sort of summer activity.

*Only 1 submission/member.

*The description of your image should give some detail as to what is taking place in your entry, as well as who the OC is.
Submissions should include [FUNSUN EVENT] in their title and be submitted to the Fun in the Sun 2017 Contest Folder. IF these aren't contained in the title, the deviation will be disqualified

Work that's acceptable:
Must be:
~ part of group -new members welcome.
~an OC or fan character. If submitting a Fan Character, please note in the description where this Fan Character is from.
-Bonus points for showing the judges more about the character.
~Other People's OCs  but credit for the character MUST be given in the description to the person the character belongs to.

Work that is not acceptable:
-Anything with Cannon characters
-Bases, copying, 3D works.

DEADLINE: The OFFICIAL deadline is July 21st at MIDNIGHT. This gives everyone about a month to complete their piece.

1st Place:
~Painterly Full Body with Simple Background by :iconexeidur: (example:…)
~ Journal Feature and one Full figure & background request by :iconnemicrow:
~Full Body w/Simple Background Request by :iconlyricalupin:
~Full Body w/ simple bg request by :iconchimerasutar:
~ Added to the Group Featured Folder

2nd Place:
~Journal Feature and one full figure w/ background request by :iconnemicrow:
~Fullbody chibi, no background by :iconexeidur: (example:…)
~Halfbody w/ simple bg by :iconlyricalupin: (example: )
~ Full body lineart request by :iconchimerasutar:

3rd Place:
~Journal Feature and one full figure w/ background request by :iconnemicrow:
~Semi-realistic Headshot  by :iconexeidur: ( Example:… )
~Transparent chibi request by :iconlyricalupin: (example: )

We are still working towards our super group reinstatement. We are about a quarter of the way there but we can't do it without your help!
More Journal Entries

⦅ Friendly Neighborhood Admins ⦆


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NikoFennekku5566 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting haha <3
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caninedd Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Thank-you for accepting me!
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shoei28 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for accepting :)
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Meillowy Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
I accidentally submitted a deviation to the wrong folder. >~< Just ignore/deny it.
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Cocopawz Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for accepting me 
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BrokenWingsOfLight Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried resubmitting but nothing worked ;;
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seinaaa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  New Deviant
thanks for accepting me c:
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selinwit Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist
I want to join please
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CirriCore Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the accept!
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Lemmicrap Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
can I join
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SentryCat Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  New Deviant
Hey I just wanted to say thank you for accepting me!
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kawaiimonsterxxox Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for accepting me hope we all get along well ^^
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Oryodica Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for accepting me :heart:
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GUSH-Z Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017   General Artist
Thanks for accepting me ! 
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sweetart66 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  New Deviant
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CKaitlyn Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for accepting meh !!
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Skyneulha Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting into group <3 
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Sissy-Lu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why do you people never accept my arti literslly follow all these "rules" you created
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