Information for Furry Artists' Pages
The purpose of our Furry Artist Pages is to give those furry artists
with no other web page host a place to showcase their work. If you
already have a page or ftp site somewhere we'll be happy to provide an
Artist Index entry and a link directly to it. If not, we can create and
host your page on Tigerden's web server.
We will try to produce a quality page to hilight your work for you, but
that quality will be dictated by the information you can provide to us.
We obviously can't guarantee that you'll be swamped with orders as a
result of your page being here, but we hope it will help.
Cost of Web Page Service
Providing links and hosting artist web pages is a free
service. Because we do not charge for service and our bandwidth
to the net is limited, we are unable to act as a complete archive site for
all of an artist's works. Information regarding selection of sample works
for your page is provided below.
Information Needed for Your Page
One way to see the things we need, and how they will be used, is to
examine pages we have already. As a minimum, the following should be
- Your Name -
You may also include any text information you desire about yourself.
Suggestions are where you live, interests, hobbies, and other personal
- Your Art Techniques -
Describe the art techniques and media you use. Examples would be
computer, pencil, marker, chalk, water colors, etc. You should be sure to
mention what characters (tigers, dragons, whatever) and settings
(portraits, full scenes with backgrounds, etc) suit you best. Indicate
what subjects and situations you will and won't draw (nudity, erotica,
sexual or violent scenes). The idea is to give the prospective customer
the best idea of you and the kind of work you will do.
- Your Commission Rates -
Itemize the kinds of media/technique you can provide and your rates for
each. Examples would be pencil sketch, inked sketch, color sketch, color
inked print. Include itemized prices for things you consider 'extras'
such as multiple characters, backgrounds, boarders, use of heavy card
stock, mats, or whatever. If your prices for various things are
negotiable, be sure to mention that as well.
- Other Items For Sale -
If you have portfolios, prints, or other pre-prepared items you sell, be
sure to mention those, along with itemized prices.
- Delivery Time -
You should tell the customer what is your expected delivery time for
commissions and pre-prepaired items. This means how long it someone can
expect to have you finish their commissions and/or fill their orders. You
should also mention any carrier delays they should expect if you live in a
remote location with difficult or unusual postal delivery times. Some
artists take a very long time to deliver due to backlogs, and you
should tell your customer up front what they can expect from you.
- Limitations on Use -
You should make clear what uses your customer may make of the items they
purchase. Some artists limit or prohibit scanning, copying, modifying,
and/or further distribution of their works and commissions. Others feel
that once the customer buys the art, it is theirs to do with as they
choose. You should state clearly what your expectations and limitations
are and if you are willing to negotiate these conditions with the
- How to contact you -
Suggestions are e-mail address, postal mail address, and telephone number.
At least some method for customers to contact you is required. If
you have a character on any MU*s and don't mind being contacted there, be
sure to mention that as well. However, this should not be the primary or
only method of contact.
- Sample Images -
We'd like a few images to show your range of style and subjects to include
on the page. Images must be GIF or JPG format, although we may be able to
convert others. We don't have the storage space, or the net bandwidth to
host your entire archive, so pick your sample images carefully. Large
images (greater than 50K) are discouraged due to the slowness of
downloading the image for others. We will try to work with what you
provide as best we can.
At least one small (88x108 approx) image is needed for an icon
on our index page and to use beside your name on your page. We can
shrink/crop one of the other images you provide if you will indicate your
preference. Some detail may be lost in reduction, but we will do the best
we can. Images that work best are color rather than line art for icons
since areas of color will retain the image, whereas lines may begin to
become jagged or spotty.
If you do 'hard erotica' subjects, we request that you provide more
'G-rated' sample images for your page. With all the flap over
'indecency' currently raging, and the fact that the courts are now
hearing arguments on the recently passed federal law against
display of 'indecent' material, we would like to keep the page as
uncontroversial as possible at least until there are some court rulings.
In the meantime, we reserve the right to exclude or crop sample images as
we see fit to minimize our potential liability under the law. For any
who don't know me, I despise censorship in art, and have no intention of
being overly prudish. I hope you will understand, however, I don't wish
to become a martyr at the moment. My suggestion is to submit whatever
you like, and we can discuss anything I feel I've got a problem with. I
also urge you to become familiar with the net censorship issues and write
your congressmen to voice your views. There are additional pages on
Tigerden's web site which provide more information on this issue.
If there are other locations or publications where your work may be seen,
include a listing. Examples would be comics, fanzines, or images on the
Avatar Furry Image Archive, ftp sites, etc. We can provide links to those
sites/images provided you give us the site addresses/URLs and image
- E-mail your request and other information to
- Images may be sent as MIME attachments to e-mail, or as uuencoded
files. We can provide color and line-art scanning if you must send hard
copies; however, please contact us *before* sending any hard-copy
material. *NEVER* send originals as they can easily be lost or damaged
- If you have the knowledge of html page design, you may provide an
page of your own construction. However, it should follow the guidelines
above, and follow closely to our 'standard' format for pages. More about
page format is provided below under 'Miscellaneous Format Notes' Your
submission will be modified to add our normal 'home/back arrows' as well
as any other changes needed to make the page consistent with our page
standards. We will, however, attempt to retain all of the factual
information you provide.
Changes to Your Page
You should try to keep the data on your page current and correct at all
times. Additions, deletions, and other changes should be sent whenever
appropriate, and we will try to incorporate them as soon as we can.
Further Distribution of Your Images
Images on your page may be captured, stored, and possibly altered
and/or redistributed by those viewing them from the web. We obviously
have no control over, and cannot be responsible for, what happens to them.
You should not place images on your page that you don't want distributed
further. You may place a statement regarding further use on your page if
you like, but that is no guarantee it will be followed. You should
include your signature or logo somewhere on each of the full-size images.
Miscellaneous Format Notes
We will include a 'hit counter' at the bottom of your page that will
graphically show the number of accesses your page has received. This
number does not reflect the number of individuals who see your
page, but simply the number of times we've been requested to transmit it.
The counter excludes accesses from Tigerden itself, so maintainence work
on your page should not artifically inflate the number. The date the
count was started is also indicated, and we can reset the count whenever
you have a desire for us to do so.
Our pages tend to be 'simple' without much of the fancy backgrounds and
graphics you may see elsewhere. This is for several technical reasons
which we believe are sound. Backgrounds and other fancy frills require
extra graphics information to be sent each time your page is accessed.
This translates into additional time for the viewer to get the image,
which, if excessive, may cause the viewer to abort the page before they
get it all. Also, page definition standards are not universal. Netscape,
for example, can do lots of fancy tricks that will go unnoticed on or,
worse, may break other browsers. Likewise, many users are confined to
text-only browsers, and the frills and graphics are wasted on them. We
try to make our pages as universally viewable as possible, which dictates
keeping the fancy features to a minimum. We generally test pages with
Netscape, NCSA Mosaic (HTML-2 compliant) and with Lynx (text only).
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Last revised: 20 December 1998