Lyth Free Play

Lyth Free Play rewards are not just for drawings but for just about any kind of submission made to the group! Commissioned art is included for rewards and you can also do gift art to earn rewards as well!

Free Play rewards start at a base value and you can add on currency with every extra thing you do. For example, for 2D art, the base requirement is a sketch and has a small currency reward and doing something like clean linework will add on extra currency.

Following are the grading systems for each medium.

Loonoles

2D Art

Description

0Sketch/Base*Simple drawings that are not complete
5HeadshotMust include at least headshot
10Half BodyHalf of character’s body is visible
15Full BodyAll of character’s body is visible**

5+ LineworkLined over sketch for cleaner look
10+ Flat ColorsAll parts of character are colored; can be limited palette or greyscale
1+ Minimal ShadingSome portions of character have been lightened or darkened on a single level, regardless of whether the lighting/shading has been blended out or not
5+ Simple ShadingMost of character has been lightened or darkened on two levels; or most of character has a single level of detailed/refined lighting/shading
10+ Complex ShadingMost of character has been lightened or darkened on at least three levels

+ above+ Additional CharactersMultiply current amount by number of additional characters

10+ CompanionA companion has been included in the image. Must be full body and either colored OR shaded to add this bonus. Can be applied for each included companion.
1+ Basic BackgroundColors or gradients that have been arranged into basic shapes or figures
5+ Simple BackgroundMust be patterns (that you created) or simple objects (eg, pets or item props)
10+ Distinct BackgroundSubmission has enough to be a recognizable environment (eg, forest with trees); or detailed objects in at least half of the composition
15+ Complex BackgroundSubmission includes at least two of the three: foreground, midground, and background; or rendered objects in most of the composition

5+ Simple AnimationBlinking, expression changes, sparking, etc.
10+ Complex Animation***Bouncing, moving limbs, run cycle, etc.

Although sketches are accepted, characters must be recognizable.

* Bases must be made by you. You will only receive the base reward amount once. For example, if you make a full body base, you will receive the Full Body Base reward of 15 Loonoles the first time you submit the base. Edits to the base — in terms of linework, flat colors, shading, etc. — will still be rewarded, but you will not receive the Full Body Base reward again.

** To receive the full body reward, the entire character must be visible except in the case of a complicated scene that includes a background. It is understandable that sometimes, background objects and/or perspective may require parts of the character to be obscured or cropped. However, most of the character(s) must still be visible.

*** Complex Animation rewards are subject to review by staff, and may receive more than 10 Loonoles.

† Chibi submissions will be subject to a 25% reduction in value, which can be calculated in the submission form.

Loonoles

3D Art

Description

0Model / Base*Simple or low-poly 3D art that has not been painted/textured
10HeadshotThe character's head is sculpted/crafted
15Half BodyHalf of the character’s body is scuplted/crafted
20Full BodyAll of the character’s body is scuplted/crafted

10Sculpt/Detail/High-polyIntricate or high-poly 3D art that has been textured
5Diffuse/ColorColor and/or paint has been added
5Specular/Metallic/Roughness/EmissiveAdditional effects, textures, or rendering applied to the art (such as metal, emissions, etc)

+ above+ Additional CharactersMultiply current amount by number of additional characters

5+ Simple BackgroundMust be a pattern or simple object(s); cannot just be blocks of color
10+ Complex BackgroundSubmission has distinct, recognizable background

5+ Simple AnimationModel has been rigged in some fashion and has simple movements (blinking, spinning, etc.)
10+ Complex Animation**Model has been rigged in some fashion and has complex movements (bouncing, moving limbs, run cycle, etc.)

Although untextured/uncolored models are accepted, characters must be recognizable.

* Bases must be made by you. You will only receive the base reward amount once. For example, if you make a full body base, you will receive the Full Body Base reward of 15 Loonoles the first time you submit the base. Edits to the base — in terms of linework, flat colors, shading, etc. — will still be rewarded, but you will not receive the Full Body Base reward again.

** Complex Animation rewards are subject to review by staff, and may receive more than 10 Loonoles.

Loonoles

Writing

Description

0DraftOutlines, list of headcanons, or otherwise fragmented work
10250 WordsMust have at least 250 words
1+ 50 wordsFor every additional 50 words
10+ Draft Completion*Proofread, legible final works with at least 250 words
5+ 250 Word BonusBonus for every additional 250 words past the first 250 (e.g. 500, 750, 1000, etc.).

0Poetry / VerseImagery, verse, or elevated thoughts that may not follow grammar
10250 WordsPlease bundle short works together until 250 words reached
1+ 50 wordsFor every additional 50 words

+ above+ Additional CharactersMultiply current amount by number of additional characters

10RP Log**Must be cleaned and formatted with at least 500 words per participant
1+ 50 wordsFor every additional 50 words per participant
5Other LiteratureMust reach 250 words before staff will reward it

You must include your word count somewhere in your submission or notes for it to be rewarded!

* If you submit a Draft Completion separately from your first Draft, you will only be rewarded for the completion, not the original Draft again.

** RP participants will each receive the total amount, which is not split. Only one participant needs to submit the RP Log.

Loonoles

Music

Description

510 Seconds of Composition/Base*A unique musical melody with at least 3 instruments or melody mixes
5+ 10 Seconds of Unique Composition**An additional 10 seconds of composition that does not repeat elsewhere in the song
5+ Additional InstrumentAn additional instrument is added to the ensemble

* Music should fit the character or setting's theme, but this is highly subjective.

** Unique composition means a new melody or new structure is added to the measures.


Content Requirements

Submissions may feature any playable Lythian species (companions are not included), as long as the featured character is an official, existing version of that species. For example: you can't draw an Onini that has not yet been designed and/or isn’t owned by someone, but you CAN draw a Onini that officially exists on the masterlist.

Personal Art

Rewards above are applicable as is for personal art.

Gift Art

Rewards listed above go to the artist, not the receiver of the gift art.

Commissioned Art

Rewards listed above go to the commissioner at 75%, while the artist of the commissioned work gets 25% of the reward. Multiply the total by .75 or by .25 and round up to the nearest 5. For example, 20 Loonoles would be 15 to the commissioner and 5 to the artist.

You may turn in artwork commissioned with in-game items or currency, but designs (including full customs and those received from the Gachapanions Machine) do not count as commissions; your reward is the design itself.

Weekly Limitations

You may not earn more than 150 Loonoles per week via free play. Commissions apply to the commissioner's limit, not the artist's.

Collecting Your Rewards

Please submit your art (from any medium) via the ARPG Submission Form, under the "Free Play" quest. You cannot submit the same piece of art for another specific quest and again for free play -- you must choose which you will receive credit/rewards for.
After completing your submission, feel free to add your art to the DeviantArt Group Gallery.