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What is the Worldbuilders Guild?



We are a group dedicated to collecting great artwork that will inspire worldbuilding. Our members are both artists who like to draw fantasy worlds and want to share their artwork, as well as writers who enjoy creating and writing about such worlds and benefit from viewing the great artwork.

What Is Worldbuilding?



Worldbuilding is the process of creating a fictional world, from drawing the world map right down to creating the civilizations and races that live in the world. It is most often undertaken by fantasy and sci-fi writers however, films and video games also feature worldbuilding especially if they are in the fantasy or sci-fi genre.

The degree of building that is done depends entirely upon the individual writer and their needs. Arguably the most famous world builder is J.R.R Tolkien.


Can I become a Guild Member?



Certainly, we’d love to have you join The Worldbuilders Guild. Though if you would like to submit your artwork then please only submit your best work as we like to keep a high standard to provide the greatest inspiration and quality possible.

Please don’t be offended if your art is rejected, we will try and tell you why your piece was rejected. However, most of the time it is due to the art being submitted to the featured folder rather than the relevant one.

If you're not a member or watcher yet then please join us :)

Nate
The Worldbuilders Guild

Submission Guideline


Please view the following article for our submission guidelines:
Worldbuilders Guild Submission GuideWelcome to The WBGuild and thank you for your interest in submitting your artwork to the guild. It is our mission to collect the greatest gallery of world building inspiration and I personally thank you for helping us.
So you’ve finished your artwork and now comes the exciting, and slightly scary, part of submitting it to groups and showing the world. No doubt there are a number of groups you need to submit to, each with their own unique way of doing things, but please do take a moment to read through this submission guide as it will help your artwork to be accepted faster – and so the views and favourites come quicker.
This guide is for both yourself and the guild moderators to determine what art can and should be submitted where; or rather, “Which folder should I submit X to?”
If you still have a question then you can contact one of the moderators and we will respond to your question as soon as possible.
Mods:
Nate –

Gallery Folders

Competition 2013
Hi there,

Do you have artwork submitted to the Worldbuilders Guild gallery that you'd like to get more views for?

If you have scenes, landscapes or creatures, etc. then Jamie Buckley from WantedHero.com is interested in helping promote your artwork. Jamie is a prolific author and would like to use your artwork on his website in exchange for a link back to either your art or website.

You can view Jamie's website here WantedHero.com

I've also arranged that if you contact Jamie directly and let him know you're apart of the guild then he'll give you a copy of his main novel series for your kindle, free of charge. Just drop him an email.

If you have any questions then leave a comment on this message and I'll get an answer to you.

All the best,
Nate
Every world needs an ecosystem of creatures to give it life and every adventurer needs monsters to fight. However, what we sometimes forget is to include the cute creatures that can inhabit a world. As a celebration of the amazing creature artists in our group I've collected 21 of my favourite cute creatures into an article.

These cute creatures could also make for a great pet or sidekick for your main character – they may even warrant a whole story of their own.

You can view all of the 21 creatures here with links back to the full image on DA.
Hello WBGuild,

I hope you're all well and getting excited for the Christmas season?

If you've visited the group page recently then you'll have seen that we now have over 1000 watchers! This is great news and a real testament to the Worldbuilding community on DA and the hard work of the group mods and all of the great artists who have submitted their work to the WBGuild.

I'd like to say a big thank you to Erich and Andrew who joined near the beginning of the year to help me serve you all as moderators for the group. We do consider it an honour to guide this group and curate great Worldbuilding inspiration on DA.

I'm really looking forward to the future of the group and for ways we can better server the DA Worldbuilding community in 2014. Also The WBSchool is undergoing updates due to launch in 2014 so I will keep you updated with them as they happen. Though the first thing will be a new site design so you'll be able to read the articles on mobile devices easier.

Finally I've added a link to the group submission guidelines on our homepage as we've realised they haven't been all that easy to find up until now. So if you're a new member or watcher and haven't seen them before then please click on the thumbnail below and take a quick read. Or if you're a long time member it's always good to refresh your memory.

Worldbuilders Guild Submission GuideWelcome to The WBGuild and thank you for your interest in submitting your artwork to the guild. It is our mission to collect the greatest gallery of world building inspiration and I personally thank you for helping us.
So you’ve finished your artwork and now comes the exciting, and slightly scary, part of submitting it to groups and showing the world. No doubt there are a number of groups you need to submit to, each with their own unique way of doing things, but please do take a moment to read through this submission guide as it will help your artwork to be accepted faster – and so the views and favourites come quicker.
This guide is for both yourself and the guild moderators to determine what art can and should be submitted where; or rather, “Which folder should I submit X to?”
If you still have a question then you can contact one of the moderators and we will respond to your question as soon as possible.
Mods:
Nate –


I hope you're all having a great week? Feel free to leave a comment and say hello, introduce yourself or even let us know what you're doing over the Christmas holidays.

All the best,

Nate
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SoopaDerpcat Featured By Owner Edited May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been looking for an open group like this for a while; my body is ready for this.
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ReishaTerrin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Also I'm looking for map makers, would be greatly appreciated if anyone who does commission could tell me the general range of prices from the cheapest to the most expensive maps they've done.  Please and thank you
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ReishaTerrin Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Could anyone here help me with any world building? Like language building, mapping, culture tips?
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Sketchbookuniverse Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
you guys got any comps coming up?
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
None are planned that I am aware of.
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Sketchbookuniverse Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
You should do one, I'd enter!...you don't need prizes and all that rubbish just a feature would do!?
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
I don't have experience with contest organization and I'm currently pretty occupied with personal projects/schoolwork. I mainly stick around to answer questions and manage gallery submissions so you'd have to ask another admin about it. :P
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional
Hey I was just wondering if you were on summer holiday and not accepting submissions?
I have 2 that are from the 22nd and haven't been accepted or denied.
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Sorry...I'm just about the only admin here handling submissions, and I've been a bit preoccupied. I'm also trying my best to pace submissions and not flood people's inboxes. I'm going through everything from oldest to newest and accepting a max of 12 submissions per 12 hours.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional
Thanks Dragon. :D
I know it's hard to keep good active admins.
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