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What are adoptables?

The 'adoptables' you are seeing in this group are mostly animal, hybrid and human designs artists use as personas or characters. They have no physical presence. They are mainly artistic designs of all sorts sold for points (a strictly dA resource), trade or real cash.
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How do I sell them? What are the rules for adoptables?
The designs sold are like selling pieces of artwork - they have to be one of a kind and not a copy of someone else's design. If you sell a design that is (or is almost like) somebody else's design, you can get banned from dA for art theft.
To sell an adoptable, it has to be a design you made that you are willing to sell to someone else for the trade of your choice. You can trade it for one of their adoptables, sell it to them for points/money or even give it away for free. You may do this as long as you made the design, and are willing to not use it as your own once it is sold.
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What are eggs/hatchables? super-adoptables.deviantart.co…
Eggs, or hatchables, are previews of designs. They can come in any kind of form, and once you claim it the creator of the egg will either give you the rights to the design (meaning you have to finish the design yourself) or creates the rest of the design for you.
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What are auctions? super-adoptables.deviantart.co…
Auctions for designs are just like auctions anywhere else. You either bid points or money for the design. When you put in a bidding price, other people are still allowed to bid on it until it is closed. If you have won the auction, you send the points/money to the artist that created the auction. If you lost, the design is not yours.
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What are customs?
Customs are custom designs that you request/buy from other adoptable makers. This means, you give them a clear idea of what you want and they will design it for you.
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What is line art? super-adoptables.deviantart.co…
Line art is the outlines of an animal, person or thing that does not have a design yet. It is usually transparent or has a white background. If it is free to use by the artist this means you may use it as a template for your own adoptables as long as you give them proper credit.
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What are breedables? super-adoptables.deviantart.co…
Breedables are two designs mixed together into a different character. They generally are of two characters owned by the seller, but can sometimes be a mixture of one of your requested designs with one of their breedables. You may only breed a design with a breedable if the design is owned by you - if the design you chose isn't owned by you, it can be considered stealing or even art theft.
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What are raffles? super-adoptables.deviantart.co…
Raffles are a new kind of concept - they can be done many different ways. For instance, an artist makes a design and puts it up for raffle. In order to enter this raffle, you have to leave a comment featuring why you want it, what you would name it, etc. Sometimes you don't even have to write down that information, you just simply have to say "I want to enter!"
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What are makers? Why are good designs made on these games sold for so cheap? super-adoptables.deviantart.co…
Maker games (ex: Puppy Maker, Kitten Maker, etc.) Are flash games created by people where you can chose different markings and colours for a character. Some of these games even randomize the design so you don't have to click through tons of different markings and colours. THIS IS THE EXACT REASON WHY THEY ARE SOLD SO CHEAP. They don't have much thought put into them, and most of the time characters made on these games are easy to spot, even when drawn. To add to this, the creators of these flash games may not want you to sell these characters. Be careful to read up the rules before selling characters off of these flash games, or you might be at risk of being banned.


If you have any other questions feel free to leave a comment!
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BokuNoHimitsu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
D; I feel dumb what what is the purpose of calling something "open" species and "close" species??
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Vineruu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Open apecies means you're free to make your own, Closed species means that species belongs to a person and you cannot make your own character of that species unless permitted by the owner.
Hope that helps!
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Oshagirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, breedables don't make a lick of sense. Isn't it kinda rediculous to create something by using partly your work and someone else's and only you get points for it, even if part of the design is owned by someone else? Offering a character as breedable sounds silly, I don't really see the point in paying to have a mix of two characters like that, again, especially if one of the characters is yours. If both characters are up for 'breeding', then why is it okay for one person to ask money for it? It's just silly. Of course you need to ask permission to use another's character, but asking money for it? Seems like a cheap way to earn money if you ask me No, I disagree! 
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DisneyDevotion Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
I'm just confused as to what the person is paying for?
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AriaElvodith16 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So can I sell dragon themed adoptables? Instead of just regular animals?

How exactly does the selling process work?
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Kaysa99 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student General Artist
where can people pay the points or money??? in donatioon pool?
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FoxyandChicafan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
THANK YOU. :'D
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Cinna-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
How do you find out how many points you have? And how do you get the points to the person you bought from?
(For future reference)
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samipiplup Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any kind of "random" adopt? Where you trade and have no idea what you're getting?
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Vineruu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not YET.
But that's a wonderful idea! Maybe I could mke a folder if more people are interested.
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samipiplup Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About the underline, no idea why it happened! 
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xXThe-Techno-WolfXx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
erm, could you answer what MI means?? o-o
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thepale-deer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
mi = minimum increase for a bid
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xXThe-Techno-WolfXx Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, thank you!
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Fifumz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Im having a hard time finding an answer for this so maybe you can help. Say I make a Pony adopabtle from My Little Pony. And I sell it off in an auction. Is that legal? or since it is in the style of Hasbro MLP is it protected y copyright law? 
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commandersaro Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Everyone does it on here, I don't see what the problem is as long as it's actually your drawing; not a recolored image from Hasbro
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PMT-Chibi-Adopts Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHat does OTA mean?
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Nechesa-Adoptables Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Offer to Adopt, apparently. All these new acronyms are confusing me, man! xD
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PMT-Chibi-Adopts Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! xD Thanks!!!
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Nechesa-Adoptables Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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frostedpuffs Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What i want to know about breedables, is how the money works and what the person is paying for. Do they pay for the children?
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EmeraldtheEchinda Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm still confused how do I get points?
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LilacAnimation Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
If you sell the art to someone how do you recieve the points?
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Apple-MilkTM Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
*Raises hand awkwardly* I'm curious.... I know if you buy an adoptable, the buyer doesn't have much legal protection. A dishonest seller can take it away or resell it whenever they want, but what about customs of non-closed species? Say, if I commissioned a custom design using my own visual examples (in this case my own pallet and pictures of my pet cat) that an artist then used to color a base for me, would I legally have the rights to sell the design later on along with any additional art I had received of it? (This is a dumb question I know. Just thought someone here might know.)
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PunkMikeTaylor Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful, thanks! :D
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7thDeath Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really weird to see many people sell creator-generated adoptables
and there are always people who buy them ...
I mean yeah, sure 10 DA points aren't that much but still!
The people could easily use the creator by themself and
create their own design for free!
I'm not sure if those people are aware of this or just stupid. :T
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Chienbatarrd Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree dude...
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7thDeath Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Thanks dude ...
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Chienbatarrd Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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My pleasure dude ...
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7thDeath Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pokerface (Remake)  dude ...
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Chienbatarrd Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Staph it duuuude...
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7thDeath Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never dude ...
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Chienbatarrd Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Y U do dis dude ?
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Royal-milk-tea-party Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool 
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SkellyMelon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you sell adoptables, like, how do you receive the points
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Muchuni Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
how? easy uwu : state a price and have the donation widget (or commissions widget) on your profile and tell them to pay there
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BrokenSmiley0 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok so when someone purchases an adoptable from you how do they transfer points to your account?
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BrokenSmiley0 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh ok thanks
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SlayersStronghold Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I typically use the method of editing my deviation and clicking the premium content button. so they can click purchase on the deviation and send points to you which you can either withdraw through Paypal, bank, etc. or convert to points. 
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CaeruleusLuna Featured By Owner Edited Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait so adoptables are like ocs that you can "adopt" and claim it as your own????
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HowlingWolf64 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do I specify the price, and how does bidding work? Im new and I want to put some designs up for adoption.
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Emiluffin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Artist
What do you press to bid or give points when you see an adoptable?
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rainbowninja888 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
how do you give them the design?Confused Fox Iconand how do you give only 1 design on a page with more than 1
 
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Maximum-Simplicity Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It's like you have 5 images ...
each image contains each adoptable.

you put that 5 images in a collage.
and you upload that collage.

now, if someone officially buys one of 5 adoptables in the collage.
you will simply get that image from your computer and send it the buyer.
and put in the description of the collage that number1 is sold, so people will know.

Uhmmm did I get things clear?
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Dakaido Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If I have some adoptables, and don't know what I can sell them for, how do I then decide it?
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BloodClaw555 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you sell that one Adoptable to the person?
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TheOtakuSan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How can I give the Design and they give me points? 
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Maximum-Simplicity Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
usually the buyer give the points first.
and when you receive points, send the design to them via Notes or whatever email you have.
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Na-naite Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student
How do I get things into this adoptable folder?
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fangirl-chan3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So do you just sell them as prints or do they give you money then have the right to the character?  I am new and clueless. 
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