Alright guys, is there a reason why you prefer art over real pictures or real pictures over art when you're accepting characters or slapping an appearance onto characters? Personally, I go for art, because I don't feel like stealing another individual's identity. That's just a secondary reason though. The primary reason - I have good and easier-to-find sources. A third reason comes into play when roleplaying Fantasy settings, especially higher levels of Fantasy with many races. Sometimes, that is when you shouldn't demand full-on rl pictos. The closest comprimise is a little realistic art. Now that my say is all said, let me tell you a little something. On this forum off the coast, Solely-pictures were outright banned from Roleplays. If pictures were included, they had to be accompanied by pretty long descriptions. This forum also banned plots that were too short, effectively disallowing people who wanted simple, fluffy RPs with heavy flexibility. Some rules, but that's another story. Some argued - well, if the individual can draw well to fit a character, they should be allowed to go solely picture. The mods argued - not everyone can pull that, and it was unfair. Wonder how the rules there are now.