a monochromatic oc zine
MOD yana ✧ head mod | graphic mod | art mod
she / her . 21 . GMT +8
favorite color: orange
twitter/instagramhenlo, yana here! it's my first time organizing a zine and of course it needed to revolve around ocs! hehe. i'm really eager in modding and contributing to zines lately, hence starting hue! other than my oc loving bum, i am a huge weeb and mystaycarat, fangirling 24/7 nonstop.here is a list of my zine experiences!
oc: an minjun
MOD heather ✧ head mod | organization mod
she / her . 20 . GMT +8
favorite color: purple & teal
twitter/instagrameyyy heather here! (and not from conan gray's song) I specialize weeb-ing on vtubers, genshin, and tears of themis + the seiso and seison't anime stuff. I like japanese songs and the vocaloid stuff too. this is my first zine, but am confident with my organizing skills + smol editorial experience. plus i literally live in discord, with full power. i am hyped as to where the hue can go.I am 90% discord mod for vtuber Blankieblannk!
oc: heather von leondale
MOD huixing ✧ head mod | writing mod
they/them . 21 . GMT +8
favorite color: navy blue, sage green & teal
twitter / instagramHeyyy! I’m huixing, a 21-year-old awkward grandma. I live under a rock and I mostly spend my days like a how a red panda would. I love sunsets more than sunrise because colors. I’m a mediocre writer who breathes poetry (my friend’s words not mine … the poetry part). I play Honkai Impact on weekends and send random poems to my friends when I get to write something new. I’m also a creative writing student so I’m mostly reading. I love morning walks and coffee. This is my first time participating in a zine that isn’t solely literary so I’m really excited and nervous at the same time.
MOD izzy ✧ writing mod
she/her . GMT -7
favorite color: dark green, navyish blue & medium red
twitterHey there! My name is Izzy. I'm recently getting into the world of zines as both a writing contributor and mod. Just a little shout out to some old ocs: Jaylie and Addi! I am so excited to be here!
oc: isabella gabaldon
MOD kaibo ✧ art mod
any pronouns . GMT +7
favorite color: baby blue & baby pink
twitter / instagramhi it's kaibo! i sleep, eat, and breathe ocs so of course i have to contribute for this zine hehe ^^ when i'm not spending my time thinking of my ocs i fangirl over mobage idol boys. it's been a while since i joined a zine as more than a contributor so i'm excited to see where this zine will go~
oc: nattie vataniyapramote
frequently asked questions
what is hue all about?hue
a color or shade.hue is a SFW, free and digital zine, revolving around original characters with a certain concept which is in different hues. The aim is to compile colorful art and literary works of ocs!what is the zine like?contributors will be given a chance to choose a color (using hex codes) as their main hue and then creating a piece with it. color palettes will be limited, but it does not necessarily have to be monochromatic.
is there a specific oc concept or theme?as original characters can be made in many different themes and concepts, heck, even made revolving around a series or game (e.g. genshin, my hero academia), there are no restrictions whatsoever. contributors can use any of their ocs no matter how varied it is by theme. only the colors matter for this project.please do note as well that hue is a Sfw (pg-13) zine. strictly no nudity and/or explicit content.how do i apply?applications will open soon!general requirements for applicants✧ must have a working email
✧ must have a discord account as it will be the team's main media of communication
✧prepare 3 sample works and portfolio that showcases your best works
✧commitment to the schedulehow many contributors are you accepting?we will be accepting ~40 artists for both page art and digital merch, and 10 writers!how are contributors compensated?as this is a free, digital zine, everyone--contributors and non-contributors--can download the zine as well as the digital merch that comes along with it!everyone gets to meet fellow oc enthusiasts too! hehe~
|interest check open||April 17th|
|contributor applications||may 8th|
|application reviewing||june 8th|
|emails sent||june 19th|
|1st check in||august 1st|
|2nd check in||september 1st|
|finals due||october 1st|
|beta period||october 2nd onwards|
|zine release||early november|
dates may change
application expectations & requirements
general content info—ocs
✧ original character basic info: name, pronouns, gender/sexuality, age, specie, occupation, and small description about them. all contributors will be asked to fill up a sheet containing these details.—illustrations
✧ full illustrations by page artists according to assigned color (hex codes).
✧ spot illustrations in collaboration with a writer
✧ digital merch of various kinds: wallpapers, icons, and more.
✧ all artists are only allowed to submit a maximum of two (2) art pieces.—fics
✧ write ups by writers according to assigned color (hex codes) detailed through writing.notes
✧ all contributors are required to have an original character.
✧ while references are not necessary, it is encouraged.
✧ Nsfw pieces are discouraged to submit. but if it portrays your style best, please tag trigger and content warnings accordingly.
✧ collaborations are very okay! artist+artist, artist+writer, writer+writer!writersaccepted writers will create a prose of 1,500 - 3,000 words.—portfolio requirements✧writers will be asked to submit three (3) of their best works that will showcase their writing style and quality of work.
✧ writers will be also asked to link their portfolio containing at least 3-5 completed works. it can include the three best works as repeat.
✧ any links are fine, but make sure that it works. When using google drive and/or google docs, ensure that the link sharing is on and is set to "anyone can view". the mods will not be reaching out for broken links and the application will be disqualified.-❇ FAQs for write ups
how will the writers do their piece in consideration of the theme?writers will be asked to:
✧ must use their original characters
✧ set their chosen color based on the piece's mood, location, time, etc...
e.g. the story takes place around midnight, so the color chosen is midnight blue. another one would be featuring cherry blossoms, so the writer chooses pink. ✧✧ pinch hitter writers will be asked if willing, though do note that pinch hitters will have lesser creation time.
page artistsaccepted artists will create a full single page illustrated piece.—portfolio requirements✧ artists will be asked to link three (3) of their best works that will showcase their art style and quality of work.
✧ artists will be also asked to link their portfolio containing at least 5 completed works. it can include the three best works as repeat.
✧ any links are fine, but make sure that it works. When using google drive, ensure that the link sharing is on and is set to "anyone can view". the mods will not be reaching out for broken links and the application will be disqualified.✧✧ pinch hitter artists will be asked if willing, though do note that pinch hitters will have lesser creation time.—page artist piece specs:a5 - no bleed, portrait orientation
5.8 x 8.3 in, 148 x 210mm
200 - 300 dpi resolution
rgb color spacemerch artistsaccepted merch artists will create designs of digital merch, varying in merch types such as: wallpapers, icons, printables, etc.—portfolio requirements✧ artists will be asked to link three (3) of their best works that will showcase their art style and quality of work.
✧ artists will be also asked to link their portfolio containing at least 5 completed works. it can include the three best works as repeat. it does not need to be merch.
✧ For those who have no prior merch samples, they may instead submit samples of the style they would use for merch.
✧ any links are fine, but make sure that it works. When using google drive, ensure that the link sharing is on and is set to "anyone can view". the mods will not be reaching out for broken links and the application will be disqualified.✧✧ pinch hitter artists will be asked if willing, though do note that pinch hitters will have lesser creation time.
✧✧ List of digital merch choices:
printable sticker sheets