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Paintie Rules

Welcome, these rules are here to help you in the process of making, submitting, and receiving your Paintie. If your Paintie submission conforms to all of these rules and you receive a rejection for it, or if you just need some clarification on a rule, please e-mail the Paintie Team at [email protected] or click the “Contact Us” button down below to receive help with your Paintie.

Please note that the Paintie Team encourages communication between the staff and users and will work with you as much as possible to help guide alterations needed for your Paintie to follow the rules. To help the process go smoothly on both ends please refer to the link below for information on how to best contact us. And remember to follow the rules of the site and keep all communication with Staff respectful. A Paintie may be refused completely on the grounds of Mod harassment and users may have their ability to submit Painties revoked if they repeatedly abuse the queue.

Important Contact Information

Abuse of the Paintie queue includes, but is not limited to:

Global Rules

Rule 1

The base used for your Paintie must match the species of the Villager it is being applied to.

*mixing base parts is allowed but please make sure the Paintie is being applied to the species that is most represented in your mix*

Rule 2

The base used must be recognizable as the same base as the Villager it is being applied to.

*Special chibi festival bases cannot use default chibi villager bases for their painties. These painties must resemble the festival color that is applied. Please see the Festival Chibi Paintie Check Thread to find out if your edits would be passable or not.*

Rule 3

The correct costume must be applied to a Villager before you can submit a Paintie that uses that costume base or has any of that costume base’s parts.

Rule 3A

A costumed Villager’s Paintie can use any common base for their species as well, using the site provided costume base is not required.

*this rule also applies to any Limited bases/colorations*

Rule 4

Rare species bases/base parts cannot be used on Painties for common species or Shifties.

*Rare to rare base mixing is allowed. The only exception to this is the FD exclusive Gembound species, Gembound base parts cannot be used on any other base.*

Rule 5

Painties can use a completely redrawn base but they still must follow Rule 2 and be recognizable.

Rule 6

Painties may not contain any of the following Prohibited Content.

  • Nipples (This includes the implication of nipples under clothing or fur, or detailed shading implying nipples)
  • Accessories: Bondage gear (including bondage rope and bondage chain), sex toys, paddles, gags, handcuffs, crops, floggers, collars with leashes, harnesses, and diapers.
  • Bulges to imply genitalia, outlines of genitalia under clothing or fur, animal-style genital sheaths, or a flushed appearance in the genital area used to imply arousal.
  • Visual representations of any of the following: Derogatory terms, fetish terminology, hate speech, slurs, or porn labels/names (because of this rule, words in a non-English language may be rejected and the user asked to contact us for verification. We will need the user to supply correct proof of translation so that we can confirm it is not profanity or inappropriate)

*In some cases harnesses or muzzles are allowed, but only on animals that would normally wear them such as sled dogs, service animals, or horses. However, the accessory must match the type that real-life animals wear, and not resemble fetish gear or be paired with anything that could imply fetish use.*

Furvilla staff reserves the right to determine if a combination of otherwise permitted material would be considered Prohibited Content. While the content on your Paintie may not appear on the list here, they may still fall under this rule depending on their use and/or other items they are paired with if they are deemed inappropriate in nature or able to be interpreted as such.

Rule 7

Painties may be deemed "Mature" even if they otherwise do not contain Prohibited Content. Every player has the option to opt out of seeing such painties on site. This includes, but is not limited to, the following content.

  • Gore (Extreme gore will be rejected, but mild to moderate gore that is accepted may be marked as Mature)
  • Substance Use (Illicit drug use would likely be considered prohibited content and rejected).
  • Profanity (Painties with symbols or poses that may be considered profane).
  • Sensitive Content (Content that is deemed to have high potential to cause discomfort to some players may be tagged as such).

As with the determination of Prohibited Content, Furvilla staff reserves the right to determine which "Mature" tags may be applied to an accepted paintie on a case by case basis. Staff also reserves the right to change such tags if deemed appropriate.

Rule 8

Do not design Painties with the intention of having them look like something that does not belong to you.

*Do not pair “inspired” Painties with any content that expresses an intent to break copyright rules. Content to avoid: Character names, copyright content in tags, character/copyright profile content.*

Rule 9

Painties cannot include content that was not made for or by the user. This includes, but is not limited to: Backgrounds from websites, texture overlays, premium or downloaded fonts, or photos (even if taken by the user).

*Painties may use downloaded brushes but proof must be provided that they are free for commercial use, no exceptions. Please include your proof in the comment box when you submit your Paintie*

Rule 10

Artwork not specifically commissioned on site for use as a Paintie must provide the artist’s permission when submitted.

*Proof of permissions needs to include the artist seeing the image in question and giving specific permission for the user to upload it onto Furvilla. This will also need to include the artist acknowledging that Painties cost USD, and that Furvilla retains the rights to host that image.*

Rule 11

Paintie canvases must be 400px tall and no more than 600px wide.

Rule 11A

Do not stretch or warp the Paintie base.

Rule 11B

Painties must be at least 300px tall from the tip of the toes to the tip of the ears (Shifties are exempt from this.)

Rule 12

Paintie bases may be flipped to face the other direction, but cannot be tilted, rotated, or caused to lay sideways on the canvas. (This rule does not apply to Shifties)

Shifty-Specific Rules

Shifty Rule 1

Shifty Painties may have fully detailed backgrounds, and may have some objects in the foreground (leaving at least half of the character visible), but your villager must be entirely in the canvas and cannot be cut off on any edges.

Shifty Rule 2

Shifty Painties must be distinguishable as a living/animate non-human creature.

*Shifty Painties may use monsters, mini-pets, or plushies as the base. Other items may also be used as “props” or additions to your Shifty base.*

Shifty Rule 3

Shifty Painties do not allow users to upload “preview” bases that have been shown, but are not currently released on the site.

Shifty Rule 4

Shifty Painties cannot use any rare species, costume, or limited bases or any of those base’s parts.

Shifty Rule 4A

Midnight Shifty Painties cannot use any rare species, limited bases, or any parts from those bases. Costume parts from non-rare species are allowed provided the Costume is applied.

Shifty Rule 4B

Galactic Shifty Painties cannot use Gembound parts, or limited bases, or any parts from those bases. Costume parts from rare, non-Gembound species are allowed provided the Costume is applied.

Shifty Rule 4C

Primordial Shifty Painties cannot use any rare species, limited bases, or any parts from those bases. Costume parts from non-rare species are allowed provided the Costume is applied.

Shifty Rule 4D

Magic Heart Gem Painties tend to be the exception to certain rules, please read the linked Knowledge Base article carefully.