Creating a successful NeonMob submission takes equal parts talent, strategy, and magic. There isn’t a particular kind of art or concept that makes a submission great; great submissions come in all forms and can incorporate traditionally "offline" mediums like oil or watercolor to purely digital mediums and everything in between. Although there isn’t a secret formula for winning community approval, there are some things you can do to increase your chances.
Here are a few examples of incredible submissions that became full NeonMob series and how these submissions stood apart:
This submission by Thomas went on to become Alpacamon, and then Alpacamon 2. What makes this such a great submission? First off, the work is adorable — and Thomas' description clearly outlined his concept for the series: 152 illustrations of Alpacamons. Super clear, super awesome.
Jeremy Gardner's incredible submission became The Unknowns, a super popular series of dreamy-yet-spooky illustrations. Jeremy's submission description was perfect: "Portraits of strange, scary, dreamy and beautiful. Created while I dream awake late at night." While not as specific as Thomas' description (which outlined the exact number of illustrations), Jeremy had a clear vision for the theme connecting each of his images, and the submission image perfectly captured his vision. 308 likes later, meet The Unknowns.
Nigel Sussman submitted the above image based on a collection of illustrations he was already working on for his Kickstarter project. His succinctly description outlined his NeonMob series idea: "Food objects A-Z rendered in bold isometric hand-drawn line art on a colorful background." You don't have to be that specific, but it helps to throw in a description of the medium/style of your series, too!
Paulo Victor Graner came up with this really cool idea of a 'monster hierarchy,' and submitted this image of the reigning monster at the top of his fantastical hierarchy. Takeaway: Get weird! Create a whole new world, or reimagine an existing one.
Get more votes and maximize your chances of having your series concept approved by following this simple checklist for submissions.
NeonMob collectors enjoy a wide range of topics, themes, and styles and all kinds of different artwork have been successful as trading card series on our platform. To make sure your art stands out, follow these simple rules when uploading your submission:
- Submit only original concepts; please, no fan art or copyrighted content
- Make sure the image is a good representation of your series concept
- Upload a high quality, high resolution image
A good series description can help your submission gain votes and get approved. The more detail the better, but there are a few things you should definitely include for each new series submission. Answer these three questions & you'll be golden!
- What’s the theme or story of your series concept?
- What’s the style or mood of the images?
- How many illustrations do you plan on creating for your series?
Once you have submitted your series idea, tell people about it! Promote your series to family, friends, and groups to increase your chance of getting community approval. Here are a few simple ideas to get word out about your voting submission:
- Post the link to your voting submission on your social media profiles
- Start a thread in our forums and get the community to check out your art
- Encourage your art and trading card groups to vote for your series
NeonMob wants all our creators to be successful when submitting their engaging series concepts to our community of collectors. Make sure to follow these best practices to give your submission the best chance of becoming a full series:
- Submit only one image per series idea. Ignore the urge to submit multiple images for the same series. Submissions are approved for full NeonMob series treatment based on the # of likes, strength of your idea, etc — so you don't want to risk spreading out the # of likes on multiple submissions. Stick to one! Trust us. (Multiple submissions also run the risk of being removed.)
- Read the terms. Any images submitted must be your original work … this means both concept and creation. If you submit work that is not yours, including fan art of copyrighted properties, you are liable for copyright infringement — and your submission will be disqualified and / or removed. Additionally, any submission depicting inappropriate content including pornography, graphic violence, hate speech, et al. will be removed and the user suspended.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional help with uploading your submission.