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    Default New Fanart Rules - 9/15/2008

    The following is subject to be updated at any time, which will be noted by the date in the topic title. Please ensure you try and keep up to date. Art tutorials are also present at the bottom of this post.

    Note well that any image that is above Pg-13 is subject to deletion and a warning. If you are not sure about your image, send it over to a mod and we’ll tell you. We do have kids here and we rather not have parents throwing a fit because of excessive material.

    The main forum rules also apply here. Please refrain from bumping your threads unless it's one you frequently use but so you do not amass anymore than three posts one after the other. If you just finished a new work and want to post it without bumping your thread and it is within one day of your last post, edit your previous post and put it there.

    You may request for your thread to be closed, deleted or moved at any time. This includes the title of your thread being edited but please try to get it right first time wherever possible :) Remember you always have the option of PMing a user yourself if you wish to ask a question.


    A thread regarding the critique issue can be found at the following: http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=165115


    --ABOUT THE FANART AREA--

    This part of the forums is for the posting of artwork from digitally made to traditionally or even 3D works. This ranges from fandoms like Pokemon or Sonic to original works of your own. It is asked if you do post from another fandom that is not Pokemon, please note the fandom in your first post just in case a member gets snarky for it being one they do not like. It is asked that all sprites, comics and requests go in their own sub area and are not posted here.

    If your thread is an art thread but contains sprites you have created yourself within the first post, the thread will be moved to the sprite area so please keep that in mind. This however is NOT vice-versa. If your thread is a majority sprite thread and started as such, all images will be deleted and you will be informed to post all artworks in the fanart area and not sprites.

    Photography is not allowed in this area but if say you have an image but no scanner or trying to get a sculptured work/model then you are allowed to use the camera.

    It is requested that you ensure you put up works of reasonable quality. By that I mean works that you have spent time and care with and are not five-year old style scrawlings or stick men.

    Finally by posting, you accept you will get critique unless you clearly denote you do not wish for any. Please don’t start whining because you’re not working perfection and somebody posted critique to help you improve. There is no quick fix, no easy route and no amount of flaming people will make it. You want to get better, you have to WORK for it.

    As an example, the following is something I did for a project on DA. I’m not exactly brilliant with Photoshop so it’s a little messily put together. Still, it shows a range of artwork and how I’ve improved over the years. This is just to show it is possible, it is a big file though so you have been warned:

    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/39189740


    --CONCERNING POSTING OF ART--

    1) Attachments and the showing of artwork

    Please note: Attachments are NOT big enough to hold art files. Don't even try because the server will not let you. Not even a sprite could pass the size limit.

    To post your picture, link to it from another server via the http:// link. It is preferred that you do not post the picture as an image but rather link it because if your picture is too big, it will not be very fun to load for those with slow connections.

    Please exhibit some common courtesy and please direct link your images instead of showing them as the image itself.


    You may use gallery services such as Deviantart but please link by http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/39481529/ url and not your gallery url. By posting the gallery your link will be deleted.

    It is requested that if linking to a gallery, please state, which it is be it Side7, DA or another. The reason for this is because some people are not able to access certain galleries for a range of circumstances.

    If you need a place to upload your files that is reliable, try the following websites:

    Uploadit.org, Webshots, Photobucket, www.*******.com

    More will be posted, as they are proven reliable. The minimum services on all three sites are free.


    2) Artistic nudity Vs. Pornography, ratings and a violence note

    Artistic nudity is allowed under certain conditions. Always note that there is a difference between "artistic nudity" and "pornography".

    Artistic nudity is basically a picture that idolizes the body, perhaps in a drawing of a pregnant Pokemon. This can be showing beauty in artistic form.

    Pornography is showing off of private areas rather mindlessly that doesn't have much artistic value and aims rather to, er, arouse someone rather than give them eye candy. Generally these are also questionably positioned a well

    Also, the "direct link your images" rule in artistic nudity is a MUST. The reason for this is if someone accidentally clicks on your link and right there in their face is a picture of nudity, which would be especially bad if they were underage and of course some people may feel offended.

    A small warning to say it contains such artwork would also be advisable for this and anything that goes along the realms of violence, just in case. If you are unsure if your artwork would be acceptable for view, just pm a mod and we’ll clear it for you soon as possible.


    For violence, I do not mean Pokemon battles or people whacking each other, this is more into the realms of maim, blood and generally that direction. The maximum rating for the fanart area is Pg-13, if you are at all concerned please pm a mod and ask.


    3) Stealing, copying and tracing images

    Stealing is bad, even ILLEGAL and will not be tolerated.

    It is no excuse if it's art from someone's site, art done by a friend, or just stolen and lied about. Don't even post art from a friend you got permission to. If they want to post their own art, they can sign up and post it themselves. A picture falls into the stolen category if you basically claim it as your own or don't give credit for it.

    Stealing from someone will monger you an instant warning and possible ban if you are notorious for crime in the art forum.

    Tracing will no longer be allowed on the forums for the main fanart area even if you credit. Overlays can be used to test any images that cause concern before a decision is made.

    You are welcome to make a copy of an image as long as you credit the original creator or if you don’t know, say you used a Trading Card, please credit the series such as Magic the Gathering and note that it was from the trading card for this example.


    --OTHER ISSUES OF CONCERN--

    4) General SPPf rules still apply.

    However, double posting is permitted only for updating your fan art thread with new work twenty-four hours after your previous post. You can always edit your last post before then. (:


    5) Try to stay on-topic.

    Self-explanatory. Try not to ask someone "how they made a picture" or if the topic has digressed, don't keep it going by adding on. Get back on topic because we don't want to have to do a mass deletion of stupid posts. If somebody has gone off topic, report it, do NOT reply.


    6) Mod-whoring/Mini modding is looked down upon.

    That's right, you heard me. Let the mods do their job and you do yours. We know that your heart is in the right place when you tell someone "you spammed!" or "your picture is illegal!", but posting in that manner is, believe it or not, considered spam. Contacting a mod to take care of the problem ASAP is the best option you have.

    Use the "Report Post" button if you think there is something wrong with it, or if trouble begins to brew and there's no mods around to assist you. If you want a quick fix, you can even swing by the chat and ask for one of the active Mods, S Mods or Admins to help.


    7) Use your common sense.

    If a post or situation is questionable and not listed here in the rules, think about it for a moment. If you don't know whether to post something, think: "does it contribute to the artist?" "is it beneficial to the forum?" and other sorts of questions. See things from both sides, and from others' perspectives.

    If you think people will react with hostility towards your post or you are unsure if your post is spam, it most likely is/will be. If you're still DYING to post though you're unsure of it and are afraid of breaking a rule, contact a mod about it and see if it needs corrections.


    --SOME USEFUL TUTORIALS--

    How to begin creating art, a mixture of different tutorials on DA
    The rules of artwork, massive document containing all sorts of useful bits and pieces
    Digital and Traditional Tutorials from Manga Revolution
    Artwork composition with Ursula V

    This topic will remain open so that any questions can be answers then incorporated into a later edition. I ask that you do not post however to say you will follow the rules, it is seriously just annoying.


    --CONTEST RULES--

    If you wish to host a contest of some form, please pm a moderator ensuring you state the following.

    When you intend to start if approved
    When the deadline is going to be
    What type of contest with it be
    What the rules are for your contest
    A thank you

    We may ask further questions and have a right to accept, decline or request a delay depending on how many is running. If accepted, ensure you pm us again with a link to it so it may be stickied. It will be again checked under quality though of course if you pm in the middle of the night to that time zone (For example, I'm in GMT so if a pm reaches me at 3am I'm very unlikely to notice it) there may be delays in dealing with them and the poorer quality contests.

    Pestering does not make it get approved faster and means its more likely to be declined


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    Thanks, I'll add it now
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    And www.imageshack.us is great...


    Also what does a pregnant Pokemon have to do with nudity?

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    Some people can get very funny about it for some reason so it's eaiser really to avoid a mass of e-drama by linking off and saying it's there :S It's one of those odd quirks in life.

    I'll add momentarily.

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    Um, what is hentai?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick The Vaporeon View Post
    Um, what is hentai?
    Hentai - Animated Pornography. FORBIDDEN at this forum
    From the official dictionary of terms

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    Something that should never be found on these forums. It is the japanese and most commonly used word for rated/mature iages or writting of a sexual nature.

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    do you have to get permission to have an art contest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misty punk View Post
    do you have to get permission to have an art contest?
    Yes you need to PM a mod.
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    Thanks you!
    Hm I might do a competition...
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    Default Multiple Art Threads: Yay or Nay?

    Say if you want to have multiple art threads, all with different topics, to keep things organized or to attract different types of people with different preferences, would that be allowed or seen as 'spamming'? :O

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    Across the different sub forums like a topic in fansprites, another in main fanart etc, fine. Otherwise loads of different topics in one area is just plain pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr Flare View Post
    Across the different sub forums like a topic in fansprites, another in main fanart etc, fine. Otherwise loads of different topics in one area is just plain pointless.

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    Oh, okay, I see...

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    I have a question. I made a new account (because of my username),
    so does that mean I can close my exsisting art thread and start that art thread as a new one on my new account?
    Sorry about my username to fellow Christians, made it when I was too young to know what it meant, and I really dont feel like making a new account.

    I believe in God. I have faith in Him. No, I am not an intolerant, logic-less, religious, freak. I believe in evidence, history, and logic. I respect others for their beliefs, even though neither of us think the other is right.

    LOLOLOLO christian cant prove god, dumb logic less weirdo
    Please, at least attempt to show your evidence for your conclusion, instead of, like the above, showing your conclusion without evidence.
    LOLOLOL atheist that believes in evolution cant prove it without a doubt is real
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    You certainly can if it's slid down far enough though I'd ensure in the new thread if it is at a sensible point to remake, mention your previous username to prevent stealing allogations of your own work.

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    You certainly can if it's slid down far enough though I'd ensure in the new thread if it is at a sensible point to remake, mention your previous username to prevent stealing allogations of your own work.

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    Thanks for the info! I'll start my new art thread when I have the chance!
    Sorry about my username to fellow Christians, made it when I was too young to know what it meant, and I really dont feel like making a new account.

    I believe in God. I have faith in Him. No, I am not an intolerant, logic-less, religious, freak. I believe in evidence, history, and logic. I respect others for their beliefs, even though neither of us think the other is right.

    LOLOLOLO christian cant prove god, dumb logic less weirdo
    Please, at least attempt to show your evidence for your conclusion, instead of, like the above, showing your conclusion without evidence.
    LOLOLOL atheist that believes in evolution cant prove it without a doubt is real
    That'll be my dumbdowned, evidence less, response, that used the first statements logic.

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    If someone were to post a comic up here, what should there average rating be? What I mean is, what would you allow (be more specific and use some more animes or other cartoons as examples, because some of us are dumb)?

    Questions (for comics, for I am writing one now)
    Can we make sexual and/or offensive references (just words, I am too wimpy to draw a nude person for I can only go to the shoulders and to prove something is incorrect, you must reference it)?
    How much blood can we use (an insane amount like in Bleach or an average amount like in Naruto)?
    Is fanservice pornography here (I do draw a few fan girls but I do not use fanservice)?
    How much swearing can we use (we are most likely banned from the "F" and "SH" words but are the others fine)?
    Um...is drawing food with a face allowed?

    That's about it, I am sorry if you have found out how dark my mind is.....
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    Hm, I'd like to make an "art gallery" displaying all of the banners that I have made so far, including the ones that I continue to make. Since there's obviously not enough room in my sig to do it, I thought I could put them here and keep on adding them as I make them. My question is, do I put all of the banners in the first post, and keep editing it as I make more? I think I tried that before but my thread got closed down, though I dont remember why. What would be the correct way to present all of my banners then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birds of Paradise View Post
    Hm, I'd like to make an "art gallery" displaying all of the banners that I have made so far, including the ones that I continue to make. Since there's obviously not enough room in my sig to do it, I thought I could put them here and keep on adding them as I make them. My question is, do I put all of the banners in the first post, and keep editing it as I make more? I think I tried that before but my thread got closed down, though I dont remember why. What would be the correct way to present all of my banners then?
    As long as you make your thread in Digital Media and update on a daily or weekly basis then I see no reason why your new thread would get closed.
    I'd suggest posting your thread with your latest banners and as you make new ones, post them but also add them to the first post. Just make sure you don't double post too much or it will get closed.

    Edit: Okay I can see you posted your thread in Fan Art. Just PM a mod to move it to Digital Media where it belongs.

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    I accenditentaly uploaded a picture twice. How do I delete one?

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    Hello, im having a problem. i cannot start a new thread in the Fan Art areA. i wanted to post some of my pokemon drawings.

    Thank you for your attention.

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    Is it okay to make a thread just to showcase one pic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by No. 1 Machop Fan View Post
    Is it okay to make a thread just to showcase one pic?
    It's okay but you're planning on showing more works soon then it's best to make a gallery-thread.

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