PROFESSIONAL FANTASY ART & ILLUSTRATION
This WebRing is intended to
ease the search for professional Science Fiction and Fantasy
Art Illustrators on the World Wide Web. In order to
be a member of this ring, the artist must be Professionally
published by any company in the respective industry. This
ring will feature the best artists in the industry and new
aspiring fantasy artists.
This ring's sole purpose is to provide an easy way to navigate
the websites of professional artists. It will feature new
artists every week. Please bear with me with any delays
as I work a full schedule. ...Yes, I know its a bit to read
but it explains all the details...
Any professionally published, or up and coming artist,
is welcome to apply. Amateurs should apply to Elfwood
or the new Directory of Art &
Illustration. These are wonderful resources for Fantasy
Art on the Web, but this ring will enable professional artists
to have a linking system geared for them.
WHY JOIN THIS RING?
This ring will promote ALL
OF ITS MEMBERS, who have no focused archive on the Internet
There are many nice archives that list artists as text links,
but no information about them and/or no easy way to navigate
through them. Yes, currently other archives are more complete
but they lack an easy navigational system to quickly navigate
through them. Building any ring or archive takes
a tremendous amount of time and energy.
WHAT INTERNET EXPERIENCE DOES THE RINGMASTER
The Ringmaster is a Professional
Illustrator and Professional Web Designer. He has achieved
a considerably high ranking on numerous search engines for
selected key words. Type "illustration" into Google
and see where he ranks. Type "Fantasy Illustration"
or "Fantasy artist" into any search engine to
see his ranking.
WHAT OTHER BENEFITS WILL MEMBERS HAVE?
The ring when more comprehensive
will have a marketing strategy and be sent out to numerous
art buyers and art directors from many top tier companies
in the advertising and publishing industries. The email
campaign will have the URL of the members
list page, also known as the ring hub. It will be sent
out under its title with a brief description about it.
WHAT'S INVOLVED - 2 Steps that take 10
minutes in total?
Just sign up with the page
you want visitors from the ring to see first. Then add
the code for the ring into the body of your page. You
must have the ring code on the exact page that you submit
to the ring during signup. Please do not just sign-up and
never add the code. I'm as busy as all of you. I will give
you 5 days to add the code after you sign up. So sign up
when you have the time to add the code. After that you will
need to resign-up.
DO NOT HIDE THE RING PAGE!
You must have the ring code
on a page that will be archived by the search engines.
It cannot be on a page that cannot be accessed from your
home page. In otherwords I must be able to find a link to
the webring page from your home page. * PLEASE MAKE THE
PAGE LOOK NICE. I will NOT accept sites that have pages
full of webrings. This ring is above that. It is being geared
to take you right to a doorway or to the art itself. If
you make a doorway page add a link to it from your home
page or links page. It must look professional. If
its on a links page (I prefer it is not a links page) make
sure there is a clear way to enter your site. *Remember,
this is the page that visitors will see when they click
onto your site.
WHAT IS A DOORWAY PAGE?
Originally used for search engine
optimization - it is not used today because it really doesn't
work, nor is any site penalized by using one. It is basically
a page that is an exact copy of your Homepage that has the
ring code on it. In otherwords copy your index.html and
re-title it then add the code. Then link to it from your
homepage for the search engines to spider it. The only people
who see this are the ones who enter from the webring code
on member pages. View my example.
WHAT IF I WANT TO MOVE MY RING PAGE AFTER
I HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP?
Just change your settings in the
webring from this URL. Then add the new code or just change
the ID number of the code. Any changed page will have a
WHAT IS CONSIDERED PROFESSIONAL?
Generally a professional artist
is one who makes their living from their art. This WebRing
is Strictly professional, however this ring will
allow most talented semi-professional artists who
are starting out and have broken in to the field to be included.
You must have been commissioned and published by any company
in the Fantasy industry. Sites that are unorganized, hard
to look at or thrown together and not well designed, will
not be accepted. The Webmaster reserves the right to decline
any submission and delete any site from the ring for any
reason deemed appropriate. He will generally give ample
notice or reason.
HOW DO I JOIN?
click here or on the join link on any members site.
No sites that advocate hate, cruelty,
racism, or anything of the sort will be accepted into the
Nudity is allowed as long as it's in good taste and there
are sufficient warnings.
All artworks contained within the Professional Fantasy Art
& Illustration WebRing are Copyright Protected by the
respective artists. Violators will be prosecuted.