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⦅ Welcome ⦆

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

Everyone is allowed to join without having to ask, 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.

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


Hey everyone! Your co-founder ElithianFox here.

We've successfully cleaned our inbox and recruited the new admins, so from today the group is open for submissions again. Make sure to read our rules and submission guidelines to make the submission process easier and quicker. The limit is set at two submissions per week, which might be elevated if we can handle that amount.

The new admins that were chosen are:

Welcome to the team!

Secondly, you may have noticed that our Super Group expired. We would like to attempt to gather funds to upgrade the group again but the cost is 4796:points:, which is quite a lot to gather. We'd like to do something to raise the funds and are brainstorming what we can do to earn them.

To better decide what we'll do, it would be useful to know the answers to the following questions:
Would you be willing to donate some points for that? Would you be interested in commissions where the funds go to the group? Are there any other rewards you'd be interested in for donating?

Thank you for your patience during our closure, the group should run normally again from now on!
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scarldet-lotus Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
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Bfdifan200 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
anyone please tell me what I was declined for
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TaCDLunaria91 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would these go into FC folder or can I put these in Comic Pages and Covers?
HP FF HSOWAW The Curse of Foresight by TaCDLunaria91   Marvel Fan Fiction Shooting Star and the Vidar by TaCDLunaria91  
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Wuku200 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
please accept me i have lots of OC's of mine
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Llunamarigolde Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
what on earth is an OC? lol thx
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eugene0321 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for accepting into the group.
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SplashyVerse Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
whats a FC ??
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Penzoom Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hi me again i just want to ask something, do you had anything about man or woman turn into beast mode OC folder ?
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MiGpilot25 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you guys contacted me asking to resubmit a drawing of mine because I forgot to mention that the character was mine. I complied however it won't let me resubmit because it says I hit the limit. Could you correct this or should I just wait the 7 days?
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deadmeat888 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
i hope i posted my 2 images in the right folders
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Darksh1ne1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Takes you a while to sort things
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TCMoonlight Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
folders are full
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SackofSapphires Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Student General Artist
May I join into the group please? :D Sorry I can't find the join button in here ^^;
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Iarebunny Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well i see you yuys are busy but i understand how is everyone?
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MORIPPIN Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Other peolpe's OCs is full!
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Queen-Aquene Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know whats going on, but it's been well over 2 weeks since I submitted my art to this group. Your description says "a few days"- my art still hasn't been approved.
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WhovianBron3 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Student Filmographer
No 3D oc models accepted???? :( :C
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Crocosansk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for my drawing! :)
MiniPuncake Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Eyy can someone let me draw their OC (preferably human or humanoid) it's free and i just need to practice so this seems like the funnest way Kitty begging 
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