- Getting Started
Artwork & Adoptables Manual
Before you decide to start your own adoptable, please make sure you read through each section carefully so that you understand what each forum is used for and the rules that come with them.
Within this Artwork & Adoptables Manual, you will find the following information:
The following are commonly used words/acronyms within the Adoptable and Artwork world of PI. These words are defined as they are used and accepted on PI which may differ from how they are used in the "Real World." Please use these words as they are defined within the world of PI only.
- Anthropomorphic (Anthro) - an animal or object that has been given humanlike characteristics. On PI, the term anthro usually refers to a creature that walks upright on two feet and has an expressive face. [Example 1, Example 2, Example 3]. Humans with minor animal body parts (like ears and tail) are not normally considered anthros.
- Art Theft - Taking credit for and/or selling artwork in which you were not the original creator and for which you do not have permission to claim as your own, redistribute, and/or sell.
- Artwork - Both original and non-original one-of-a-kind artistic creations.
- Brush - A custom drawing tool created by an artist for use in a graphics program. Brushes are often distributed for free and used to recreate patterns and shapes drawn by the original creator.
- Certificate (Cert) - Usually a background image that an adoptable is placed on which gives general information about the adoptable such as ownership information, specifics about the adoptable, or artistic credits.
- Cosplay - Meaning "Costume Play", this is artwork in which the characters or objects drawn are made to wear costumes to mimic a specific character.
- Flatsale - A common event found mostly in the Adoptable forums. This event offers several adoptables for a flat rate beginning at a specific time. Most are speed events, and each will fall under different rules depending on the adoptable owner/runner.
- Free To Use Lineart - Lineart which is offered for use free of charge by the artist who created it. This type of lineart usually comes with a strict set of rules for how and where they can be used.
- Lineart - a graphic image that uses only lines to define a shape. Lineart does not contain filled-in colour or shading.
- Non-Original Artwork - Artwork that is not the original creation of the person drawing it. Includes tracing, coloring, copying and drawings referenced from the works of other artists.
- Original Artwork - Artwork that is solely the original creation of the person drawing it.
- Shading - The addition of darker and lighter colors in order to show light falling on an object and shadows cast by it, to give the picture the dimension of depth.
- Shading Template - Shading (shadows and highlights) added to lineart that may be used when the lineart is recolored, as with an adoptable; generally placed on a separate layer so it does not have to be redrawn and coloring can be done underneath it.
- Tattoo - a piece of art that can be applied to your pony. These images must be in .gif format and of a specific size. [This] is an example of a tattooed pony. Some users specialize in creating unique tattoos to sell, while free premade tattoos can also be found. Tattoos are not permanent, but may be taken off and reapplied at any time. Several tutorials for making your own tattoos can be found [Here]. There is also a guide to Tattoo placement which can be found [Here].
Art Program Definitions
The users of PI make their artwork with a variety of different programs. Some of these programs are free to download, while others must be purchased (although trials versions are available for most of them). Most programs have a balance of strengths and weaknesses, so search around to find the one that works best for you!
- Animation Shop - Animation Shop, by Jasc, allows the artist to quickly and easily create animations in a frame-by-frame view. In most cases, it comes with Paint Shop Pro as a bundle pack- though options may vary from package to package. It must be purchased to use the full version, as no free trial is available. More information can be found [here]
- ArtRage - ArtRage is an art program designed to emulate the look of paint (oils, watercolors, acrylics, and others). It must be purchased to use the full version. More information can be found [here].
- Corel Painter - Painter is a high-quality digital art program that simulates the look of real paintbrushes, among other things. It must be purchased to use the full version, but a free trial is available. More information can be found [here].
- GIMP - Stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. GIMP is a free program that mimics most of the functionality of Photoshop and can open Photoshop files. This is an excellent program for those who don't want to buy Photoshop. More information can be found [here].
- MS Paint - Microsoft Paint. This program comes free and pre-installed on all Windows computers, but is quite limited. It can only work in pixels and doesn't have more complex settings, like transparent backgrounds or layers.
- Paint.NET - A freely available program originally intended as a more powerful version MS Paint. An excellent free tool with a variety of options. More information can be found [here].
- Paint Shop Pro - Usually shortened to PSP. It's more often used as a photo editor, but can be used an art program as well. It must be purchased to use the full version, but a free trial is available. More information can be found [here].
- Paint Tool SAI - Usually just called SAI. This is a program with excellent inking capabilities and is well-regarded by many users. It's free to download on a trial basis, however in order to continue use, a paid program will need to be purchased. More information can be found [here].
- Photoshop - Usually referred to as PS. Photoshop is often considered the standard for art programs, but is more expensive than most others. It has a wide variety of tools and functions, so the learning curve can be a bit steep, but it's extremely powerful when used well. There are several versions available that you may here it referred to, such as Elements or CS3/CS4. It must be purchased to use the full version, but a free trial is available. More information can be found [here].
On a site that is heavily based around artwork, Art Theft is an offense that we take very seriously.
Art Theft is borrowing, tracing, heavily referencing, or otherwise copying art from a copyrighted source - this is strictly prohibited. Whenever someone photographs, draws, or otherwise creates something original, it is automatically and immediately copyrighted to that person. Photographs that can be found online are copyrighted in some form or way. If you are unsure whether or not something is copyrighted, never assume that it is free to use. Pieces, drawings and photos, are copyrighted whether or not they have the (c) copyright notice published directly on them.
Most of the time, tracing or referencing a photo you have taken yourself is fine! Many artists use their own photography as references. However, photographing someone else's art and then tracing that is still art theft. This includes things like statues. For example:
- Photographing a tiger at a zoo and using your image for reference is acceptable.
- Photographing a bronze statue of a tiger at the zoo and using that image as reference is not acceptable.
- Photographing yourself and using it as reference is acceptable.
- Photographing the Notre Dame cathedral and tracing the gargoyles and saints on the ramparts is not acceptable.
There are three questions that can be asked in order to determine if a piece you wish to use would be considered Art Theft:
- 1 - Did you make the art?
- 2 - If no, do you have permission to use the art for profit?
- 3 - If yes, are you following the guidelines of the owner of the art?
When discussing referencing photos, the questions should start with the PHOTO being referenced, not the art that is a result of the photo. So again:
- 1 - Did you take the photo?
- 2 - If no, do you have permission to use the photo for profit?
- 3 - If yes, are you following the guidelines of the owner of the photo/model of the photo?
If you are found using any material that is not your own without permission, it is considered Art Theft.
All artists should be prepared and able to provide (at any time) sketches, lineart, references used to create the art, as well as proof of permission to use it. Artists should also be expected to provide samples of their other work which includes galleries if they have them. In the event that someone's artwork comes under scrutiny due to reports of possible art theft, having these things will be beneficial to not only the artist in question but to our staff as well.
Art Theft is a bannable offense if an artist is found guilty of it. First offense in Art Theft will result in a 3 week Forum ban.
Should someone choose to become a repeat Art Theft offender, they will receive a 4 week Forum ban and will not be permitted to sell, trade, or give away any pieces of art in the future on this site (this includes but is not limited to banners, avatars, lines, finished pieces, fan art, etc.). Any one who is permanently banned from dealing in Art will also be banned from participating in anything art related on the site. This includes, but is not limited to, site wide contests, adoptables, etc.
As stated before, Art Theft is a very serious offense and as such the MOD team and the ADMN will always take an ample amount of time to look over every detail to make sure the accusation is either true or false. We will - in all cases where Art Theft has been committed and it affects a large number of users - provide adequate proof to the public of the site.
If you're unsure about the Art Theft rules or if you're allowed to use something for an adoptable, please open a ticket in the Support System and our team will aid you as best as we can.
If you believe you have found stolen work, please open a ticket in the Support System. When opening a ticket, please provide as much information as you can including and not limited to links both on and off PonyIsland, images and/or names. The more information the team is provided, the quicker we can look into the accusation.
Coding Theft is taken just as seriously as Art Theft, and will be treated as such.
But first, what is coding?
The most common types of coding are HTML (hypertext markup language) and CSS (cascading style sheets). HTML is the computer language used to create documents on the Web. HTML documents are text files that consists of HTML tags and text. The HTML tags are used to place the text or images wherever you want on the website layout, and the text is placed between the tags which enable it to show up on your page once it is published.
Tags are instructions that tell your browser what to show on the web page. They break your document up into basic sections, that when placed together, make the layout up as a whole.
On PonyIsland, Users can use HTML coding to create Layouts for their Presentations, as well as clickable text links and clickable image links.
Can Someone's Code be Stolen? Yes, yes it can.
Coding Theft is borrowing, editing, selling, or otherwise copying the coding from a copyrighted source - this is strictly prohibited.
The internet offers vast opportunities to learn proper coding techniques through free-to-use tutorials. Many of which have no disclaimers and allow the generic pieces to be used freely elsewhere. However, Terms of Service vary from place to place.
There are three questions that can be asked in order to determine whether or not the coding you're wanting to use falls under Art Theft.
- 1 - Did you make the coding?
- 2 - If no, do you have permission to use the coding?
- 3 - If yes, are you following the guidelines of the owner of the coding?
If you are found using any material that is not your own without permission, it is considered art theft.
All Coders should be prepared and able to provide (at any time) identifying tags, references used to create the coding-if any were used, as well as proof of permission to use it-if it is not your own. Coders should also be expected to provide samples of their other work which includes websites if they have them. In the event that someone's coding comes under scrutiny due to reports of possible art theft, having these things will be beneficial to not only the artist in question but to our staff as well.
Coding Theft is a bannable offense if an artist is found guilty of it. First offense in Coding Theft will result in a 3 week Forum ban, as it falls under the same rules as Art Theft.
An Overview of the Forums
Adoptable Help and Ideas
Adoptable Help and Ideas is the forum users post in when they want constructive criticism regarding their upcoming adoptable, their artwork for an adoptable or just generally want feedback from other users before entering their adoptable in Introductions - you may also find a partner or long-term staff here willing to help you as well! This forum is meant for helping and aiding those who wish to start an adoptable gather ideas for one. It should not be treated like the Introductions forum - games should not be played, prizes should not be given away.
Adoptables Introductions is the forum where you can find all new adoptables to PonyIsland, or adoptables that have had a change in ownership. Adoptables must spend three weeks in this forum and are only permitted to host free events.
Adoptables Generals is the forum where all active adoptables post their events or chat threads. In this forum adoptables are released and events and games are hosted. Here adoptable owners are permitted to give things away for free or they may charge for currency (site currency or other forms of currency).
Adoptables Brag is where excited adoptable owners can post about a new adoptable they have recently won or purchased. This forum is very similar to our regular, pony Show 'n Tell forum but it is limited to only adoptables.
Adoptables Breeding is where you can find advertisements during a particular adoptable's breeding season.
Adoptables Approval is an old forum that is no longer in use.
Artwork is the forum you can go to when you want to show off art you have worked on, or art you have had commissioned from someone else. It is a place where artists can go to ask for advice, critiques and get help on art-related things. Artists can give away free things in this forum for users as well.
This is not a forum for selling artwork, or finding artists to commission.
Artwork Trades is a forum where artists can gather to sell their artwork. Whether you are looking to commission someone for sketches, lineart, shading, templating, etc you can certainly find someone in this forum.
The following rules should be reviewed and understood before posting any artwork in the dedicated Artwork forums on Pony Island. Should you have questions concerning the appropriateness of your piece, please open a Support Ticket and have the artwork in question reviewed by the MOD & ADMN Team. Remember - it is always better to ask in advance, than assume a correct or incorrect answer.
I. All art posted on PonyIsland must stay within the rules of the site. No inappropriate content is permitted. Characters should be clothed appropriately, the theme should be child friendly. This includes fan-art, original pieces, commissioned pieces, etc.
II. Individuals wishing to sell their artistic services, or individuals looking to commission artwork should post in the Artwork Trades forum.
III. One of a Kind pieces of commissioned artwork may not be sold to more than one user.
IV. All auctions for Artwork are subjected to the rules of the Live Auctions Forum. Those rules can be found here: (Rules for Sellers & Rules for Bidders) Ignorance is not an excuse. If you plan to auction off pieces of artwork, please make sure you are familiar with the rules of the forum.
V. If you are selling tangible artwork (such as jewellery or real photos or real paintings) for PI currency, this belongs in the Non-Pony Trade forum. There are no exceptions to this.
VI. Artwork in any media which can be displayed online and is sent as a digital piece which is scanned in or drawn directly on to the computer can be sold in the Artwork Trades forum. Any medium of course is fine.
VII. Art that depicts bloody violence may not be posted on PonyIsland - instead users are asked to link these to an offsite sharing site (such as Photobucket) and to link the image with a warning attached to it. Violence that contains no threat of blood, such as depicting a fight scene or posting a few minor cuts, may be posted provided there are no bloody details. *If you are unsure whether or not your art is appropriate, please open a Support Ticket.
VIII. Art of humans is permitted on PonyIsland, however the clothing must be of appropriate nature. Please review the rules for clothing when it comes to Anthro Adoptables as that section clearly states what is appropriate versus inappropriate.
IX. Artwork may not depict scenes that come across with an over abundance of sexual nature. Pieces which display innocent kissing, hand holding, embracing, etc may be posted provided there is no removal of clothing or any thing that indicates something more is going on. An example of an appropriate, innocent piece has been provided:
Example (by Weretigress)
X. Although we take scamming and theft very seriously here, it is important to remember that all transactions have an element of risk. Buyers and sellers should both be conscientious when making a sale. We ask that you please remember to follow proper artwork etiquette at all times. Always keep your customers up to date on the status of their commissions/orders, or things you may owe them. If you feel you are going to be late in delivering something, or the waiting period will be longer, let them know. If you - as a customer - have been waiting for something for longer than 6+ months, please open a Support Ticket to alert the MOD team.
I. There are several situations and scenarios that will require a 3 Week Introduction*:
- Initial lineart and artwork for an adoptable that is NEW to PonyIsland
- New, additional lineart and/or artwork for an existing, approved adoptable that is made by a different artist than the original (adding a new artist to your team)
- Re-draws of lineart and/or artwork for an existing adoptable that is made by a different artist than the original
(*All adoptables entering an Introduction phase must be completed. Entering Introduction for 3 Weeks with only sketches or lineart of your adoptable will not be viewed as acceptable.)
II. During an Adoptable's Introduction period, events & games must be played and prizes varying from items for the adoptable to the actual finished adoptable product should be awarded. These events & games must also be free of charge. An exchange of currency during this time is prohibited - this includes PG, BP, USD, renewals or anything else that can be deemed a currency.
III. Any adoptable that has been inactive for over one year will need to repeat the 3 week Introduction process.
IV a. Free to Use Lineart received from other sites will not be accepted on PonyIsland for an adoptable base regardless of permission given by the artist who created it. The MODs and ADMN have reached this decision due to the fact that this lineart is available for anyone to use. Only lineart that has been purchased through commissioning an artist, gifted or drawn by the artist will be permitted to be used as an adoptable base.
IV b. If the artwork for your adoptable has been completed by an offsite artist, please open a Support Ticket prior to Introductions to discuss the artwork with our staff.
V. Any adoptable that goes through a change in ownership must go through a 1 week Introduction event. A change in ownership means someone who was not previously the owner of the adoptable takes control of it - if you are a part of the adoptable staff and take control of the adoptable as the owner, you will need to go through this Introduction period. During this time spent in Introductions, the original owner of the adoptable must post confirming the change in ownership. We also ask that you provide a link to the transaction thread, provided there is one.
VI. Once the Introduction has finished, the adoptable is permitted to move on to Adoptables Generals. When moving to Generals adoptable owners may begin selling their adoptable through various events.
VII. It is required in Generals that the first 5 threads for your new adoptable include links to your 3 weeks in Introductions. We ask for this information to ensure that all adoptables have gone through the correct process. If you do not, or can not, provide the proper links to your Introduction event, your thread will be deleted without warning as it will be assumed that you did not spend 3 weeks in Introductions.
VIII. Adoptables wishing to allow colorists or guest colorists the permission to do permanent lineart edits may do so without going through another 3 Week Introduction provided the edit does not cause the piece to lose its original concept. Any 'edit' that causes the piece to be something completely different from the original piece must go through Introductions as it is no longer an edit, but a new piece of art.
(Example: Using lion lineart and editing it to look like a cosplay of Scar from the Lion King, would not require 3 Weeks in Introductions. However, using lion lineart and editing it to look like a giraffe would require 3 Weeks in Introductions as the original lineart is no longer valid.)
IX. Animal Adoptables are the most common type of adoptable on PonyIsland and range any where from realistic to fantasy animals. There are a few things that artists should know before creating an animal adoptable. Whereas this site does promote correct and proper anatomy, we ask that it is done tastefully and appropriately.
- Modest indicators of male anatomy may be drawn.
- There may be no folds, slits, or protrusions to detail these indicators.
- A plain, triangular shaped bump should suffice and these indicators should not look like what they are meant to cover up.
If you are unsure whether your adoptable complies or not, please have a Moderator check it. The following are examples of an acceptable, modest male sheath:
- Example 1 (provided by Skyreels)
- Example 2 (provided by Skyreels)
- Example 3 (provided by The Katai).
X. PonyIsland is a public site where the MODs and ADMN are easily accessible. Due to this all adoptables are asked to be as public as the site's staff is. At no times are the staff of an adoptable to be anonymous.
XI. Please remember to follow proper adoptables etiquette at all times. Always keep your fans up to date on the status of their orders, or things you owe them. If you feel you are going to be late in delivering something, or the waiting period will be longer, let them know. If you - as a customer - have been waiting for something for longer than 6+ months, please open a Support Ticket to alert the MOD team.
XII. Much like the rules of the Sell/Buy/NPT/LA Forums, we ask that you please keep no more than 3 active threads for your adoptable open at the same time. More than 3 active threads for an Adoptable (not per user posting for the Adoptable) will be considered forum spam, and your threads will be deleted.
XIII a. Adoptables are not above and beyond any rule on PonyIsland and therefore, any content used for a contest, event, or something else adoptable related must be appropriate for the whole of the site.
XIII b. As an Adoptable owner it is your responsibility to make sure the others participating in your threads are also following the standard PonyIsland Forum Rules. This includes but is not limited to no using of chatspeak, swear words, mean-spirited comments, etc. If someone in your thread is breaking the rules, please report it to a MOD or ADMN immediately.
XIII c. Contests run in a thread should also adhere to PI rules and regulations. At no time should a contest revolving around bumping a thread be encouraged, nor should the sending of unsolicited PMs be allowed. Any contest that is run where the sole purpose is to direct people to the thread, even if the owner does not specifically say PM other users, will be treated as PM spam. Bans for breaking these rules will be handed out to both the Adoptable owner for encouraging the rule breaking, and the user(s) who broke the rule to begin with.
XIV a. When an Adoptable is certed to a user, it belongs to that user only. Editing or displaying Adoptables on your presentation that do not belong to you is not permitted.
XIV b. Adoptables may only be traded or sold if done so within the rules of the adoptable or by the adoptable owner's permission - Users may not sell their adoptables for any currency unless their intentions have been confirmed with the adoptable owner (person who runs the adoptable).
XV. Off-site forums and websites dedicated to an adoptable on PonyIsland must be appropriate in order to be linked to this site. PonyIsland will not tolerate being associated with sites that have content which is inappropriate for all ages.
XVI. Adoptables that have created their own sim site may be linked to PonyIsland provided they follow a mild list of standards. You may advertise and accept payments for supplemental sites, on the condition that those sites be available to PI players to use and that PI players have access a basic, free account on the site. A link to PI must also be provided on the site in question. You may advertise that site to the PI user base. All sites are subject to review, meaning that they must be approved by an ADMN and must present content appropriate for PI users. Otherwise warnings must be used prior to viewing. If your adoptable site is to be eligible for this it must fulfil the following:
- Your adoptable is regularly available on PI, sold for PI currency from time to time and and allowed on presentations.
- Your adoptables website has a free permanent option (may have upgrades but a basic account is free - NOT a free trial).
- You do not NEED to sign up on the outside site (the adoptables site) in order to adopt on PI.
Anthro Adoptable & Artwork Rules
Anthro Adoptables & Artwork are permitted on PonyIsland, but they must abide by the standards set by the site. If you have anthro adoptables on your site that don't follow the rules listed below, you must post a warning before the link informing that there are naked/partially clothed anthros on your site. This goes for threads and presentations as well.
What is an Anthro Adoptable/Artwork?
Anthro Adoptables/Artwork is short for Anthropomorphic Adoptables/Artwork. An Anthro is best described as an animal or object that has been given human-like characteristics. On PI, the term Anthro usually refers to a creature that walks upright on two feet and has an expressive face. [Example 1, Example 2, Example 3]. Humans with minor animal body parts (like ears and tail) are not normally considered Anthros. Simply put, Anthro Adoptable/Artwork is an adoptable or piece of artwork that features an anthropomorphic creature or creatures.
Anthro Adoptables & Artwork Where Clothing is NOT Required
All artists have their own unique style when it comes to their artwork, and Anthro artwork (albeit for adoptables or in general) is no different. With that in mind, all pieces should be judged individually as to whether or not they will or won't require clothing. As a general rule of thumb, the more realistically an anthropomorphic character is drawn, and/or the more humanized they are in appearance, the more that character would require clothing. A cartoony or "chibi"-like character (excluding humans) may be drawn without clothes if they are clearly animals (or objects) standing upright.
As an artist who is drawing, or as a customer who is purchasing, Anthro Artwork, you should ask yourself these questions when you consider whether your piece is dressed appropriately and how much clothing it needs:
Does it have human proportions?
In essence, does it look like an animal standing up on two legs, or does it have proportions we would recognize as human? (Arms and legs that look human, for example.)
Does it have sexual characteristics or familiar human anatomy?
If it has noticeable sexual characteristics, such as breasts, it needs to have clothing! Examples of familiar human anatomy would be things like defined muscular in human proportions.
If you have answered yes to these, it likely needs to be clothed and follow the rules concerning appropriate attire (see below).
If you have answered no to these, it likely does not need to be clothed. If you are confused and concerned with a piece you have completed, bought or commissioned, please open a Support Ticket to allow the MOD Team & ADMN look over the artwork in question.
To help ease the confusion as to what we consider acceptable Anthro pieces which do not require clothing, the following examples have been provided:
- Example 1 (by Mesukaru)
- Example 2 (by Ktrenal)
- Example 3 (by Weretigress)
- Example 4 (by Mesukaru)
- Example 5 (by Ktrenal)
- Example 6 (by Mesukaru)
Anthro Adoptables & Artwork Where Clothing IS Required
Keeping to the same general mind set that all artists have their own unique styles, and that all pieces should be judged individually, those pieces which are very much human - or have more obvious human features - will more than likely require appropriate clothing. Both genders have their own separate guidelines when it comes to clothing which includes what is and is not permitted to help define what PonyIsland considers appropriate versus inappropriate.
Due to the fact that Anthro art which is more humanized requires clothing rules and restrictions, all human based artwork must follow the same guidelines. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your human artwork is appropriately clothed, please open a Support Ticket.
Female Anthro Adoptable/Artwork Guidelines
The following information has been made available for everyone when it comes to what types of clothing are considered appropriate versus inappropriate for female anthros.
Acceptable/Appropriate clothing types:
- Tank tops
- Standard shirts
- Tube Tops that cover the breasts and go at least halfway down the torso*
- Skirts that are halfway to the knee or longer
- Shorts that are halfway to the knee / Bermuda shorts
- Capri pants
- Dresses which end halfway to the knee or are longer
- One-piece bathing suits
*Allowing a bit of exposed stomach (belly button) is permitted provided that it is done tastefully. Exposing the stomach and allowing the pants on the anthro female to be low cut will not be permitted. If the clothing type is too provocative it will need to be changed before posting on the forums.
Unacceptable/Inappropriate clothing types:
- Bikini tops & bottoms that can double as bras/undergarments
- Tube tops that ONLY cover the breasts (tops that stop above the halfway mark of the torso)
- Extremely short shorts or skirts (shorts/skirts that end above the halfway mark of the thigh)
To help ease confusion as to what is considered appropriate clothing attire, the following examples have been provided:
Male Anthro Adoptable/Artwork Guidelines
Male anthro creations have a different set of rules than the females' guidelines. Male anthros are permitted to be topless provided their bottoms are covered appropriately and their bare torsos are drawn tastefully. The following information has been made available for everyone when it comes to what types of clothing are considered appropriate versus inappropriate for male anthros.
Acceptable/Appropriate clothing types:
- Normal shorts, trousers, etc
- Sleeveless t-shirts / Tank tops
- Short sleeved & long sleeved shirts
Unacceptable/Inappropriate clothing types:
- Speedos or tight shorts that can double as undergarments
- Loincloths that only cover the genitals are not permitted*
- Very low on the hip pants/shorts**
- Any type of tight clothing from the waist down that can come off too suggestively
*This is not to say that all loincloths cannot be used. As long as the upper portion of the legs and the groin are covered by the loincloth, this type will be permitted. If you are concerned with this, please see the examples below, or open a Support Ticket to ask.
**If the line for the hip is visible and suggestive of what's behind the zipper, it's too low. When it comes to pants on a male anthro, the top of the pants should start at the belly button, or at the top of the hips to avoid falling into the category of being inappropriate.
To help ease confusion as to what is considered appropriate clothing attire, the following examples have been provided:
- Example 1 (by Weretigress)
- Example 2 (by Weretigress)
- Example 3 (by Weretigress)
- Example 4 (by Mesukaru)
- Example 5 (by Mesukaru)