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Thread: New Fan Sprites Rules - 16/06/2009

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Trapped within my mind

    Post New Fan Sprites Rules - 16/06/2009

    Due to a hugely infuriating server error I cannot edit the previous thread to remove the trigger words or even add anything so I have been forced to make an entirely new thread. I think I got some of the typos out that were annoying me (Couldn't nix them either) and just reworded the project and thread bumping rules as these just needed a minor tighten.

    Apologies for the inconvenience however this is the only work around I have to at this time. You may post on this thread as normal.


    Please note, if a thread contains artwork AND sprites in the first post where the sprites are clearly visible in the first instance, it will be moved to this part of the forum. If you want to show artwork of whatever sprites you've made later on, put them in the correct area and link back in both threads. Don't be lazy, gets you more attention and gets you less infractions for stupidity.

    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.

    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.

    If you wish to submit a sprite tutorial, please pm and it will be added to the relevant thread at -


    The following is considered acceptable in this part of the forums though there are others, these are just some visual examples:

    Re-colours – The re-colouring of a sprite. Please ensure re-colours will not blind anybody who happens to see it.

    Revamps - Something that is not simply a recolor of old shadings on a sprite. To do this the sprite needs to be to emptied out and then filled it in with the advanced sprites colour and make it look like the advanced sprite as much as possible.

    De-vamp – Reducing a sprite of say the current D/P gen to that of the R/B/Y gen via pixel and colouring method.

    Pixel Over – The taking of an image, emptying all inside the line work it then re-colouring via pixels to get it as close as possible to the original. T is asked if this is done that credit is given that it was from a Trading Card or the artist if you are able to find out who did it.

    Fusions – The meshing of two or more different sprites to create a brand new one. For quality sake, please try to make it not look as though you have copied and pasted pieces onto one another.

    Alterations & Re-Elementing – Altering an original sprite such as giving it wings, turning it into an Chao, egg or pokeball for alterations. Re-Elementing is the transformation of a Pokemon sprite into a new type such as a Togetic, normally er Normal into a Ghost type. It is asked that you credit the source of where you got the base part of the sprite.

    From Scratch – A sprite created from scratch with no other sprite used in its creation.

    Fakemon – The fusion of two or more sprites with the intention to create a brand new sprite that is like an pre-evolved form or evolved form or is completely unrelated.

    Maps/Towns and Buildings - Created using new material or existing to create a region or area. If you use pre-existing material please ensure they are credited from where they were taken.

    Trainer Card - The latest development from the R/S/E in usable terms to show badges and Pokemon. It is requested that where elements you did not create yourself are concerned the original location is credited.

    Fake Screenshots - Creating a random scene of battle, wanderings or contests as a few select examples. It is asked any elements you did not create yourself are credited.

    Overshades - An overshade is when you use more than the offical 3/4/5 colours, instead 6/7/8+ colours are used. The following overshaded sprite belongs to Yami Ryu.


    1. General SPPf rules still apply. However, double posting is permitted only for updating your sprite thread with new work twenty-four hours after your previous post. Otherwise, edit your previous post.

    2. Please do not make any requests in this forum. If the creator is willing to take them they can always make a thread in the requests forum and link it to their first post.

    3. Do not steal sprites from other people or claim official as your own. You will be found and risk a ban. If you are concerned something may be stolen, report it and we’ll check it out.

    4. Do NOT post images in .BMP format. Current posts with images that are .bmp are allowed just so it doesn’t cause trouble for the user. You are quite welcome to link the sprite off via link though it’s usually preferred to have the sprite in view since they are much smaller than artwork.

    5. Absolutely no Projects are to be posted without permission from a moderator. If you’re just by yourself, please get it checked out anyway just in case but if it’s two or more people then it must be cleared first.

    We will ask what you intend to do, your intention for sticking with it to be absolutely sure. If it is cleared it is requested that you kept the bulk of them in the first post though you will have permission to say “This is the latest” as well.

    6. No posting loads of threads for your sprites. If you thread dies (Say been inactive for over a month or so) then by all means.

    Also concerning this, please refrain from posting anymore than 3 times in a row with sprites. Ensure there is a day or more between each of your posts, if it’s less then edit your previous one. This is to prevent constant bumping.


    If you wish to host a sprite contest, 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 will 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.


    None of the text below is written by me but ahs been contributed by members.


    Alright. Following a rash of accused thefts, I'm giving you all a lesson on what's stealing what's not.

    You aren't the only one who comes up with mixes. Keep in mind SPPf has over 5,000 members. So if you made a Jolteon/Flareon hybrid (Like this: Without the added stuff) It wouldn't be stealing. If you took my custom sprite (With the hair, robotic arm, and bar code marking) and claimed it as your own, that's stealing

    If you report a false theft, it can screw up your entire reputation as a spriter. Look before you leap.

    And the excuse "THEY JUST EDITED THE COLOR AND ADDED STUFF OMG!!1" is not an excuse. Sprite thieves usually never take time to upload to their own image host or even recolor your sprite. After all, the point is you're so lazy you won't make your own sprite.

    Originally written by Snagger Outlaw


    The technical definition for the really dense ****tards out there...

    Sprite theft includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:

    The age old click-and-save, rename, upload, and claiming for your own work.
    Someone else obviously made the sprite punk, so it's a matter of being found out or not if you post it elsewhere, and most good spriters are known across the community or have contacts, so don't try your luck.

    Modification of someone's sprite and claiming it as your own.
    Taking a sprite from somewhere, changing a few things, be it re-colour, cut and paste more parts onto it, or whatever, but it's an edit you're doing, not otherwise, and the base sprite creator would be grievously offended at what you've done. Often a simple act of defacing their work since editors often lack the sprite skill to make the spawn product look decent. See above comment on not trying to pull BS on the community.

    Using someone else's sprite as a base and saying you made it from scratch.
    From scratch means that you started with a blank white canvas, started drawing the outlines with the pencil tool, and did EVERYTHING yourself, NOT using a base of another sprite to assist you, be it flipped, inverted, mangled with scaling tricks, using parts of other sprites, or otherwise using modification techniques, at all! Stop claiming nonsense when you know it's not true, people are smarter than you think.

    Listen, it boils down to what the people who made the sprites claim in their Usage/Permission statement(s). Some people like Soara at PokeSho state in their disclaimer that all images on this website are now free images and do not require credit for if used. Just please do my server a favour and do not hotlink. Obviously people can't read that since it's in Japanese, but there are many many many people who use his sprites (I won't mention names). Does he care? No. Do the users care? Obviously no, they stole them to begin with, but were saved by a disclaimer that they couldn't read to begin with.

    If it says that the sprite doesn't require credit to the creator if it's used in sprite comics, so be it. If the sprite comic creator chooses to give credit, that's a nice recognition compliment, but is not required.
    If the sprite creator says that all sprites used elsewhere require credit but don't need to be asked for usage with permission, so be it. The sprite comic creator is obligated to give credit, and is classed as "theft" if credit is not given.

    If the sprite creator says that all sprites are not to be used elsewhere without explicit permission, then so be it. The sprite comic creator is not allowed to use the sprites without asking permission directly to the creator first, and is also required to give credit.



    Originally written by Delta Suicune
    Ruler of the Fics.

    I'm pretty busy right now so if you need to get hold of me PLEASE PM. I'll get the email notification a lot faster.

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    Sep 2008


    Not to sound preachy or anything, but a more strict enforcment of these rules should be implemented, or at least showcased. More and more newer members are relocating to this sub-forum, and posting their sprites/asking everyone to post their sprites within their thread. This has happen(ed/ing)on numerous occaisons and really hasnt slown down. Thanks.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Right foot, green...


    "If your thread dies (say been inactive for a month or so), then by all means."

    This means that you can create a new thread, right? I found the way you cut the sentence off sort of confusing (although i may be the only one that did).

    EDIT: nevermind, i think that i know what you mean now.
    Last edited by allaboutthecute; 9th January 2011 at 12:55 AM.

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