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Drawings are 2D works of art, and can be made digitally on a device, or traditionally with physical art tools.
Art examples are under the spoilers.
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Defined by the overall detail of an attack, and is determined by the artist’s intent and chosen style.
Contains repetitive or visible construction lines, or very messy lines. These are often early stages of drawings with many stray marks and rough forms.
Lined / Lineless / Clean Sketch:
Features clean lineart, clean sketches, or doesn’t use linework but has clear shape and silhouette. These drawings have very little to no visible construction lines
Features pixel art of any size where there is visible attention given to the placement of every pixel. This excludes art drawn with a hard edged/binary brush that does not pay attention to pixel placement.
Refers to the value applied to an attack. Includes monochrome drawings. Canvas color is not considered when rating a drawing.
No color or only a single color has been applied to the piece. Attacks with applied overlays and gradients may also fall into this category. Greyscale/monochrome attacks are not
uncolored if the tones are accurate to the character’s design.
Features uneven, sketchy, or unfinished colors that commonly spill outside of applicable borders.
Characters are toned or colored appropriately to match their appearances. Edges are carefully considered, with little or no visible color spill. Greyscale or monochrome coloring counts as colored as long as it’s accurate to the character design.
Color is applied in a painterly style, often identifiable by texture, physical medium, or render.
Refers to the light or shadow added to a piece to create the illusion of depth.
There is no evident shading within the drawing.
Shading may appear in one or two places, but is not visible throughout the entire piece. One layer of gradient also counts as minimal shading.
The drawing is consistently shaded, and may be influenced by one or more sources of light. This option is a combination of what was formerly "single tone" and "multitone" shading.
Refers to elements that are included in an attack in addition to the character.
No/Minimal Background & Photograph:
Feature a transparent, gradient, or photographed background. Among these may also be simple frames or works that use a premade brush.
Pattern / Abstract:
Contain self-made, repeating designs or abstract backgrounds that are not overly simple.
Props / Scene Elements / Design Layout:
These types of backgrounds can consist of several elements in the background, but don't fully make up an environmental scene. The category can also be used for grounding props, objects, or non-characterized animals.
Distinct setting established by objects in a fore-, middle-, and/or background. If the background doesn’t match the quality of the character drawn, please rate it under the Props or Pattern category. (Example: Lined character but rough sketch background.)