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Unique-Equines is a group for all those who love Uniqueness in Equines. Unique Equines are creatures that are not traditional, yet the Equine anatomy still shows. Some examples would be an Equine with paws instead of hooves, an Equine with off-the-wall markings, or an Equine with fire as its mane and tail...The list is endless, and the sky is the limit!

So let your creative side show and join Unique-Equines today!

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Hello everyone,
this month we're starting new monthly challenges where we'll encourage you to participate in fun activities and/or art creation through our group.  

To kick things off, we're going to bring back a theme we did many years ago, back in the early days of UE.  This was really popular when we ran it all those years ago and it's a perfect way of bringing that spark UE was built on back to the group! 

Your Task: Create a line art of a new equine species 

:bulletblack:Equine Species must be NEW and created for this contest
:bulletblack:Entries must be line art only.  Please do not color your entries.
:bulletblack:Please do not use preexisting fantasy breeds, all entries should be new and unique
:bulletblack:by entering this challenge you agree to allow UE members to color your lines
:bulletblack:All entries must be left in a comment on this journal to count. 

Not sure where to start, here are a few of the entries we got last time we ran this theme!

Contest: Unique-equines by BeautyGirl1510Something of Interest by shayhalen
LeoQuine Unique-Equine entry.. by paleWOLFContest: Equicat Lineart by FrehaFrozen Motion by erin-lokilani


All Entries must be received by June 30th

Next month we will open up coloring of the submitted line arts, so if creating lines isn't your thing, stay tuned for next month to get started with coloring!


UE admins will vote on the top 3 entries and then prizes will be as follows:

1st place: 1 month PM, featured on UE through Astralseed s account
2nd place: 200 :points:, featured on UE through Astralseed s account
3rd place: 100 :points:, featured on UE through Astralseed s account

If anyone is interested in pitching in to the prize pool, please note our group!  


Wind elemental by GalopaWXY by GalopaWXY 
Crystalcorn by TrollGirl by TrollGirl 
Color Me Pretty by Astralseed by Astralseed 
.:U-E CONTEST ENTRY:. by Brok3nD0ll by Brok3nD0ll 
the god gene by SaiyanGirl-KT by SaiyanGirl-KT 
.:U-E CONTEST ENTRY:. by Khimera by Khimera 
Pallidus Equus by Skypeoplephoenix732 by Skypeoplephoenix732 
Asian lotus horse .:CE:. F2U LINES by EquineLullaby by EquineLullaby 
I'm a Little Pale... by Freiha by Freiha 
Unique Equine Lineart by Platyadmirer by Platyadmirer 

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:bulletred: Be sure that the piece you are submitting is actually of a unique equine. What we define as a Unique Equine would be an equine you would not see in reality.

:bulletred: When submitting pieces that include multiple equines be sure the main focus is on a Unique Equine. If you submit a piece with a group of Equines and only one equine in the background is what we consider unique, chances are your piece will be rejected.

:bulletred: Submitting pieces of Equines that look normal but have special powers, be sure it is obvious that the equine is performing the special abilities in the piece. We will no longer
accept pieces of this nature that do not depict this clearly

:bulletred: The great eye debate has concluded that we will from now on only accept pieces depicting normal looking equines who's only uniqueness is an abnormally colored eye, which are glowing and thus obvious, or are the main focal point of the piece. (Please note that the glow must be quite intense and clearly obvious in the thumbnail of the piece for us to accept it.)

:bulletred: We will no longer accept WIPs (Works In Progress). Please be sure that you are only submitting finished pieces to our gallery. We have also decided that uncolored pieces that do not have nicely defined lines, as you will see in a line art piece, will be considered WIPs and as such we will from now on reject those as well.

:bulletred:We do not accept breed imports unless they are the actual reference for the horse and not just the import sheet.

:bulletred: We will now accept adoptable sheets into the group, provided the rules above still apply. A vast majority (if not all) of the designs need to be unique in some form.

:bulletred: Please remember to give credit where credit is due. While we do not have the time to verify that each piece is crediting the stock used etc, if we find a piece that does not do this, we will remove it from our gallery.

:bulletred: As some members are asking for more focus on uniqueness and to make things a bit easy for us moderators, your thumbnail must clearly depict a unique equine. We will no longer spend time doing research, reading artists comments, pulling up character sheets to see if the piece should or shouldn't be accepted.

:bulletred: Your piece must clearly depict equine elements within it. If you draw a cat and put a horses mane on it, we will reject it for lack of equine elements.

:bulletred: We will no longer accept screenshots of equines made in generators or doll makers.


:bulletblack: Please be sure to submit your piece to the appropriate folder. Submitting to the wrong folder could result in your piece being rejected.

:bulletblack: You may submit no more than 3 pieces per day to our gallery and 3 pieces per day to our favorites folder.

:bulletblack: If you submit a piece to us and it is rejected, you may ask us why it was rejected (if we fail to provide a reason). Please do not submit rejected pieces again unless we ask you to.

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Give some love to all the amazing staff that make things happen around here!! <3

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Blood-Huntress Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student General Artist

I get this error:

"Sorry, you do not have permission to submit artwork to this group."

Could someone please tell me why?
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EXPERIMENT-I Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Thanks for accepting me! 
VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so...before I go submitting anything...I have a few questions.

Linarts for adoptables that haven't actually been made into adoptables yet (like this:… (which is OLD...I might have to re-draw it anyway))  Would be considered WIP and this not allowed, right?  Wheras, if I were to actually fill it in and create an adoptable sheet with it, it would be accepted?

Also what about MLP characters (only...I don't draw them in the current style.  More like this:… (again, that is an OLD example, but...) or anthro (like this:… only...that one is natural colors...but then anthros aren't found in nature, so...)  My guess is no on those last two, but just thought I'd check.
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Question concerning "equines": does this also allow zebras? They're in the equus family too. (I'm thinking zebras that are definitely not what you'd see in Real Life, like rainbow stripes or horns or markings other than stripes, which is what pretty much makes a zebra what we expect). Just wondering. I love groups like shows imagination and creativity and I like being part of that. :aww:
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Deepluver2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the accepting my art!
Deepluver2 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting me! :happybounce:
KayleetheDragacron Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess My Little Pony doesn't count, huh?
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Elvish-Legacies Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
<subs>Oops, fairly sure I just submitted a normal non-unique horse manip. Sorry, guys!
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Shi-m Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Thank you for accepting me into the group, and for accepting my work. :happybounce:  
beautiful-horses Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<--- love the interview with qannekke! ( wrote a ton but it all got deleted:( )
making it short: *thumbs up for anatomy and reference* Hope the group will continue living and do more interviews :D I have known about this group for awhile but didnt know it was this awesome! Let me know if there is something I can help with:)

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