Photo Submission Guidelines
Every day artists around the world come to Sktchy to find inspiring photos to draw. These guidelines will help you grab their attention and earn a spot on their canvases.
Bigger is better
Your image should be at least 750 pixels wide. If you're not sure, use the eye test: Does your photo look blurry or pixelated? If not, you're probably good to go!
let there be light
Countless artists have told us that they can't resist photos with a dramatic interplay between light and shadow.
Put down that Selfie Stick. An unposed, natural photo is almost always more inspiring than a duckface captured at arm's length.
Strike a pose
This may seem contrary to the previous guideline. Well, it is! While a natural pose can be inspiring, artists also love to draw dynamic poses and gestures.
Laugh. Cry. Scowl. Scream! Artists can't resist a genuine display of human emotion.
clearer is better
The content of your photo should be recognizable. While some artists may find inspiration in an unclear image, photos with a clear subject will generally grab more artists' attention.
variety is the spice of life
Feel free to submit multiple photos of yourself (or any subject) as long as the images are visually distinct. If you have a set of similar photos, please pick the most inspiring one to submit.
unfiltered is better
MANY artists have told us they would never draw a heavily filtered image
Keep your clothes on
The nude human form has inspired artists through the centuries, but the Sktchy community includes children and the app has a 12+ age rating in the App Store. So please, for the kids, keep it clean.
You must own the rights to any image you share on Sktchy, or the owner of the image must give you explicit permission to share it. Please adhere to this guideline to avoid any legal consequences that may come from sharing an image you do not own.
Feel free to email us at info [at] sktchy [dot] com, or fill out the form on the Contact page.