News

Posted by Pika on 30 July 2022 12:01:23 PM (Edited by Pika 1 week ago)
Time flies... there are about 48 hours left of Art Fight 2022!!

Here's what to expect for the end of the fight:


  • As established last year, team point totals will now be hidden until the winner reveal.

  • The winner reveal and final point totals will be announced on August 15th, 2022 by end of day.

  • Site moderators will spend the time between the fight's end and the reveal going through as many attack reports as they can and making rating adjustments as necessary.
    You may report incorrect ratings on attacks until August 5th, 2022 at 12:00PM MDT (18:00 UTC). After this point, you will no longer be able to report attacks for incorrect ratings from Art Fight 2022.

  • The official end date of Art Fight 2022 is August 1st, 2022 at 12:00PM MDT (18:00 UTC). You can view the countdown to the end of the fight on the front page of the site.

  • Don't wait until the last minute to submit your final attack- the site will likely see some slowdown in the final hour of the event, and you will not be able to submit attacks once the the clock hits 12:00PM MDT on August 1st. Staff will likewise not be able to submit attacks for you after the event ends.

  • Please note that the "Recent Attacks" section on the front page will be removed once the event ends, and won't return until next year's fight.
We're in the homestretch now- good luck out there!!
Posted by Rainy on 1 July 2022 12:01:18 PM (Edited by Rainy 1 month ago)
ARTFIGHT 2022
BLOOM VS WITHER


Welcome, Art Fighters!
The time has finally come.

Joining the event
To join a team, click the "current event" button on the top right. You'll be able to be sorted into a team from there! 
For more information about the fight, check out our About and FAQ page. 

Attacking
To attack someone, click the submit tab on the top left to be taken to the attack submission page.
When posting attacks, make sure you check if anything need to be filtered. You can check via our nifty Maturity Guide.
If you are having trouble understanding how to rate your attack, make sure to check out our Attack Guide.

If you have additional questions, get in contact with a moderator or join our Discord server.

 


Updates...

Team Badges



To show your team pride, use the badges made by Sangtanic on your Art Fight profile! You can add them to your profile by clicking the little emoji on the text editor. 

Theme Reveal

If you haven't already seen the 2022 theme reveal video, you can watch it here

Lead Moderators are here!

We have been working on our staff structure recently, and have made the decision to introduce two new roles: Chat and Site Lead Moderators! These are the folks that have final say over important decisions, guide moderators, and help out behind the scenes. 

Give a warm welcome to our Site Lead Dartwind, and our Chat Lead cyxxie!

New Contact Page

We've added a new contact page that should make it easier for you to access help on the site! It lists all the moderators, what languages they speak, and what they can help with. Check it out here. The footer will be edited to reflect this.

Collaboration with HelloPaint

As you may have seen us announce in our previous newspost, we are collaborating with HelloPaint, the successor of iScribble!

We invite you to join us on July 15th at 7:00pm UTC on a board exclusively for Art Fight, where you will be greeted by a special Art Fight 2022 background for the respective teams. Your job is to draw your character on top of the background, interacting with background elements. We will feature the finished drawing on our Discord and the 2022 winner newspost! Come join the fun~

Another note to 3D artists

We would also like to address what we announced about bases in our last newspost. We've gotten some feedback and now have a better understanding of how important bases can be to a 3D artist's work process. This is why we are reversing our decision and are allowing base usage (with limitations) and vroid models this year! You can read about the changes in the section beneath! We want to apologise if we hurt anyone with our previous post or made it seem like we don't care about the 3D community. That was never our intentions!

We would also like to remind you that we are made up of volunteer efforts. We make art fight what it is on our free time, whether its development or moderating. We are just a group of people who want to bring you the best possible event, and on our way we may make a mistake or two!

We hope the 3D community will be happy with these changes. We worked very hard to bring you something that would let your creativity run free AND guards the game against any loopholes like spray painting a sims 4 cat as an attack (this would NOT be allowed under our current guidelines). And remember to give feedback in the forms at the end of the fight!

Art Fight aims to create a welcoming space for artist diversity and we hope these changes reflect that. Happy fighting from the team!

Rating updates

Apart from some minor text changes, point tweaks, and some new examples, here are the bigger changes in the guide this year:

3D Modeling
- Vroids, digital doll paintovers and base usage is now allowed and have their own subcategory.
- Rigging has been added as a subcategory.
- Finish and light subcategories have been removed as they were redundant or confusing to define.

Crafts
- Clarified that painting figurines (fully) is okay for craft paintovers.
- Added brick builds to the bead category.

Animations
- Renamed "type" to "amount of movement" for clarity.
- Added "mixed movement" as a way to categorise attacks with both partial and full animation.
- Added PMV to the animatic subcategory
- 3D animation have been moved to tweening, as rigging is covered under the 3D category now.
- 2D vtuber models now have their own category to make up for any rigging work.


Reminders

Some reminders of changes we made last year:
Spoiler:




Art Fight 2022 Banners




Fullsize



Like a character you see here? Click here to view the official tag
Thank you to Axel for the beautiful banners, team badges, and animation reveal.
View the banners in HQ on our DeviantART group here

 
Posted by Rainy on 22 June 2022 04:39:26 PM (Edited by Anolee 1 month ago)

Art Fight 2022 Theme Reveal
The themes have been revealed! 
made by Sangtanic

It's an Art Fight tradition to reveal the themes with an animation exclusively created for Art Fight! 
We streamed the reveal on Twitch, but if you missed the stream, you can find the video uploaded to Youtube.



Pick your team early @ artfight.net!

In order to level out traffic, we've decided to open up Team Registrations EARLY. The advantage of signing up early is that you get to pick which team you want to be on, as opposed to being sorted to a random team on July 1st. 

We are currently getting things setup on our end, and in a few days you will be able to pick your team by accessing this link. You'll know when picking a team is available by a site notice (a red banner at the top of your screen).




Additional Updates & Announcements


Upcoming Attack Guide Update

If you have been reading up on how to rate your attacks for this year via our attack guide, make sure to check it again closer to the fight start! We will be making some category changes to the animation section, as well as some minor change of wording to other categories. We thank you for your patience, and hope you will like the changes we are working on.


A note to 3D artists

Edit: This section is currently being re-discussed because of some valid criticism. We hear you. <3 

 Lots of love from the team!


Collaboration with HelloPaint

As you may have seen us announce in our previous newspost, we are collaborating with HelloPaint, the successor of iScribble!

We invite you to join us on July 15th at 7:00pm UTC on a board exclusively for Art Fight, where you will be greeted by a special Art Fight 2022 background for the respective teams. Your job is to draw your character on top of the background, interacting with background elements. We will feature the finished drawing on our Discord and the 2022 winner newspost! Come join the fun 


Art Fight 2022 MAP

Yes, you heard right... We're spicing it up this year and are hosting an official Art Fight MAP. This is brought to you by scribedhearts & cyxxie!

A MAP, or multiple animator project, is a collection of short, animated clips created by various artists compiled together, usually to a specific song. This ArtFight season, we'll be hosting a FCFS (first come first serve) MAP where your assigned song section will be an attack on another user, and then at the end of the month, compiled with all the other attacks and edited into the chosen song. The song we have chosen can be found HERE. Afterwards, the video will be uploaded onto our official Youtube channel!

You may apply to the MAP by accessing this link. Please note that the first 30 submissions will get accepted, and after that you may apply to be a back-up. 



Art Fight 2022 Prompts

Like every year, we have some fun prompts for you to prepare a little every day until the fight starts. You can do as many or as few of these as you want. Have fun with it! When you do a prompt, you can also post about it in the #prompts channel in the discord! Have a peek at the graphic below to see what this years preparation prompts are!



Art Fight 2021 Achievements

 
2021 Achievements are here! They have been automatically given out, and you must have submitted at least one attack to be eligible.  


Cyberpunk Loyal - Steampunk Loyal - Traitor - 2021 Winner


Thank you to Axel for the beautiful banners, team badges, and animation reveal.


Posted by Rainy on 12 June 2022 04:38:07 PM (Edited by Pika 1 month ago)


Art Fight Start Date

As tradition, Art Fight 2022 will be starting on July 1st, at 6:00 pm UTC. Please check the countdown on the front page for the exact start time!
We recommend you start preparing yourself by updating your characters and bookmarking some characters early!


We also wanted to remind you that drawing attacks before Art Fight starts (July 1st) is against the rules. Not only is it unfair to others, but it shatters the spirit of Art Fight. 
If you attempt to do this, your account may be banned.


Theme Reveal

The 2022 Art Fight Theme Reveal will once again be streamed on our Twitch!  The theme reveal will be happening on June 22nd 2022, at 10:30 pm UTC. 
The theme reveal is an annual animated video that reveals the team before the fight. This video is brought to you by our lovely artist Axel. Mark your calendars! 

Picking a Team Early

At some point before the fight starts, you will be able to join a team early on the site. Different from last year, it will be hosted on the site, rather than a form. 
The advantage to picking a team early is that you get to pick what team you want to be on! If you don't pick before July 1st, you'll be sorted on the team that has less members in order to keep balance. 



Other Updates…



Site Rule Updates

We have made some changes on our multi-account rule. You now can have multiple accounts, but only one can be active and on a team. 

Changes to Sponsor Tier

Due to increased amount of characters on the banner, we have made the decision to raise the Sponsor tier to $800. This will become effective when Art Fight starts, July 1st.
Anyone who has donated up to 300$ this current year (2021-2022) will still be eligible for the banner reward and grandfathered in. Similarly, anyone who donates $300 before July 1st will be eligible for the banner. 

Collaboration with HelloPaint

If you've been on the internet for a while, you may have heard of a website called iScribble. It allowed you to draw with your friends on the same canvas! HelloPaint is iScribble's successor, and we're proudly partnering up with them! 

Sometime in July, we're inviting you to join us in a massive drawing collab featuring the 2022 theme. This collaboration will happen in real time, and partaking might even reward you a little something? Who knows...Dates and details will be released soon! 

100 Character Limit

This update is from last year, however we just wanted to remind you that there is now a 100 active character limit. This decision was made because profiles with more characters than this were becoming difficult to moderate, and having no limit on characters uploaded can greatly increase the number of images Art Fight needs to host.

In addition to this change, there is a new "Character Archiving" feature that will allow you to "keep" characters beyond this limit. Archived characters will not be attackable and will have minimal profiles, but their names and any attacks made on them will still be visible to users. Archived characters may later be restored to an active profile, though they will need to have images and text re-added. More information on archiving will come when the feature releases.

Not to be confused with the user character limit, we have also added a limit to the total amount of characters able to be added to attacks. There is now a hard limit of 100 characters per attack.

2021 Achievements

You might be wondering about the state of the 2021 achievements. Rest assured, they are still happening! Our artist is working away and will be finished in time for the fight.

Discord Server

Trying to find targets? Join our Discord Server where you can partake in our channel Target Hunting - a channel designed to find users to attack.  

 
Posted by Rainy on 10 February 2022 06:59:30 PM (Edited by Rainy 1 week ago)
Hello Artfighters! 

The time to choose the Art Fight 2022 theme has come. To vote, please visit the Google Form below to submit your vote. 

Before you do, here's a few things to remember: 


  • You only have ONE vote. Unlike the first poll, you can't vote multiple times. 
  • You may edit your response after voting. Just visit the same google form under the same email. 
  • You'll receive an email once you vote with your answer! 

* New: 
The form is now closed and the theme for 2022 has been picked! Stay tuned for more details. 
Posted by Rainy on 2 January 2022 11:47:17 PM (Edited by Rainy 4 months ago)
Ever wanted to help out Art Fight? We have positions for both site and chat moderators open. If you think you have what it takes to be a moderator, please apply below!

If you have already applied in 2021 and have nothing new to add, please do not re-apply. We are still heavily considering and processing those applications.


• You must be at least 18 years old to apply
• You must have participated in one Art Fight Event (does not include minigames)
• We are looking at users who are active on the Art Fight site or Discord server
• Being in the Art Fight Discord server is a requirement. Any applicants that are not will be ignored

Please apply here.
Posted by Takaia on 15 August 2021 11:28:39 PM (Edited by Takaia 11 months ago)


CONGRATS TEAM STEAMPUNK
Final Score...
19,429,501.25 vs 19,398,751




#1 Top Attack
The attack that did the most damage is "Oh we were bound to get together, bound to get together!" by Abby with 13,506 points!

(please see the attack's description for the full animation!)



#2 Top Attack
The attack that did the second most damage is "yeah? yea" by Omorice. It earned 10,041 points!




Featured Attacks: High Character Count
These are some attacks that feature a lot of different characters. Click the thumbnails to check them out:



Featured Attacks: Character Interaction
These are some attacks that have strong character interaction. Click the thumbnails to check them out:






Featured Attacks: Film / Animation
These are some attacks that have strong animation or great video editing. Click the thumbnails to check them out:





Featured Attacks: Crafts
These are some attacks that were uniquely done with physical materials! Click the thumbnails to check them out:







Featured Attacks: Comics





Featured Attacks: 3D Render
These are some attacks that were done using a 3D software. Click the thumbnails to check them out:






Featured Attacks: Game
These are attacks that are made in a video game format! Click the thumbnails to check them out:



Staff Picks
Here are some staff favorite attacks!







Revenge Chains 




The longest revenge chain belonged to bat_wings and @tacua with 412 levels!! 
The second longest revenge chain was between lcarus and kaleido-ghost, with 300 levels!!



These three revenge chains are some staff picks!
cryptidsock and Stereo level 142 | SpaghettiGremlin and FruityPieQ level 9 | fauxlapis and Weissowa level 5


Statistics

General Statistics
A total of 748,614 attacks were made!
Steampunk made 377,328 attacks, resulting in 19,429,501.25 points
Cyberpunk made 371,286 attacks, resulting in 19,398,751 points


User Growth
We have over 377,217 users total. Of those users, 147,413 of them took part in the fight!

69,199 new users participated in their first fight. 78,214 are returning users!




User Statistics

The 3 Team Steampunk users who made the most attacks are:

Ladybug - 1,529 attacks
libraryofruina - 651 attacks
sylvekid - 501 attacks

The 3 Team Cyberpunk users who made the most attacks are:

Sixbane - 2,190 attacks
EdgyCatWolf - 1,178 attacks
@tacua - 1,060 attacks

Wow!!!



Helpful Members
Thank you to these users that were helpful in all different aspects this year. All of these users did something worth recognizing. Give them a follow! 




A big thank you to the entire Art Fight Staff and Support Team for making this event possible with all their hard work!



Achievements


Team achievements for Art Fight 2021 will be automatically awarded to accounts sometime before the start of Art Fight 2022. Their assets are still being created, so thank you for your patience in the meantime!



Answers to Common Questions

General
The site will remain up and be available for viewing just like before, just without the ability to attack.
If you’d like to continue attacking others, a good alternative is an art trade conducted via PM here, our Discord, or other platform of your choice.

Minigames 2021-2022
In a few weeks, the Discord server will start up "Minigames"! Minigames are art related games that you can play when Art Fight isn't active. We currently have 5 different minigames- keep an eye on the Discord for news on when they'll start up!

Here's a preview of some of the games:


Give some art and get some art! Claim a spot by posting a character or characters you would like drawn, then draw the character the person above you posted!


Design a character and auction it off for free through a guessing game! Adopts are encouraged to be based on a theme (a food, bath bomb, song, ect), whoever guesses the category right gets the adopt!


Draw your or your friends' characters using the given prompt! Prompts change the 1st and 15th of every month and range in theme from palette prompts to drawing your characters doing specific activities.




If you're interested, join the Discord Server for more information!





We want your feedback!

If you have a few minutes to spare, we would appreciate receiving your feedback on Art Fight 2021 via the following surveys! There is also a poll for Art Fight 2022's theme, so be sure to check that out!

General Feedback Form
Want to give some general feedback surrounding Art Fight as a whole? This form is for you!
Art Fight Usability
We want to hear your thoughts about the layout/UI and how you use certain features!
Ratings Feedback Form
Ratings are an integral part of Art Fight. We're always looking to improve them, so please give your thoughts about them here.
Art Fight 2022 Theme Poll
Vote for your favourite theme in the Art Fight theme poll for next year!


Thank you all for participating in Art Fight 2021: Steampunk vs Cyberpunk!
Please consider going back and thanking all of your attackers for the wonderful work they did for you!

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Posted by Pika on 30 July 2021 12:01:12 PM (Edited by Pika 1 week ago)
Howdy all! There are about 48 hours left of Art Fight 2021!!


Here's a rundown of what to expect for the end of the fight:


  • As mentioned in a previous news post, team point totals will now be hidden until the winner reveal.

  • The winner reveal and final point totals will be announced on August 15th, 2021.

  • Site moderators will spend the time between the fight's end and the reveal going through attack reports and making rating adjustments as necessary.
    You may report incorrect ratings on attacks until August 5th, 2021 at 5:00PM MDT. After this point, you will no longer be able to report attacks for incorrect ratings from Art Fight 2021.

  • There are currently no plans to extend the fight this year- the planned end date is still August 1st, 2021 at 12:00PM MDT. You can view the countdown to the end of the fight on the front page of the site.

  • Don't wait until the last minute to submit your final attack- the site will likely see some slowdown in the final hour of the event, and you will not be able to submit attacks once the the clock hits 12:00PM MDT on August 1st. Staff will likewise not be able to submit attacks for you after the event ends.

  • Please note that the "Recent Attacks" section on the front page will be removed once the event ends, and won't return until next year's fight.


A few site updates were also made in the past week:


  • The size dropdown on attacks no longer defaults to "simple-shaped"- you will have to select a size from the dropdown

  • A list of filters currently on characters and attacks will be visible to all users regardless of their filter settings

  • The text editor emojis were updated to the Art Fight mascot emojis from discord

We're almost there folks! Good luck on those final attacks!!
Posted by Rainy on 4 July 2021 08:16:50 PM (Edited by Rainy 5 months ago)

Art Fight 2021 Banners




Steampunk Banner 1
Lanesy @Paperblade Jackster @chromaticVipera octolu 
Thank you to Axel for the beautiful banners, team badges, and animation reveal.
View the banners in HQ on our DeviantART group here


 
Posted by Rainy on 1 July 2021 12:27:10 PM (Edited by Rainy 1 year ago)
ARTFIGHT 2021
STEAMPUNK VS CYBERPUNK





Welcome, Art Fighters! The time has finally come.

Joining the event
To join a team, click the "current event" button on the top right. You'll be able to be sorted into a team from there! 
For more information about the fight, check out our About and FAQ page. 

Attacking
To attack someone, click the submit tab on the top left to be taken to the attack submission page.
When posting attacks, make sure you check if anything need to be filtered. You can check via our nifty Maturity Guide.
If you are having trouble understanding how to rate your attack, make sure to check out our Attack Guide.

If you have additional questions, get in contact with a moderator or join our Discord server.

 

Updates...


Team Badges



To show your team pride, use the badges made by Sangtanic on your Art Fight profile! If you need help with adding them to your profile, click here.

Theme Reveal

If you haven't already seen the 2021 theme reveal video, you can watch it here

Getting and switching teams is now easier

Rolling for a team via the button will still get you a random team, weighted towards the team that has the least fighters at the moment. BUT, you can now easily switch to your desired team during the event. You have 2 team switches. You can also become a spectator again at any time if you should not want to participate in the fight anymore while the event is still active. An alternative to becoming spectator is to hide all your characters. This way you keep your team color, but no one can attack you. Switching to spectator and back again does not use up a team switch. This means Administrators will NOT be doing team switches for any reasons this year, as the button can be used instead.

Friendly Fire now gives 20% of the full score instead of 0

We wanted to give a little boost to those who want to attack their fellow team-members, but in a way that would not get in the way of the competitiveness and spirit of the game. So we hope those of you who like to attack anyone in their way regardless of team will enjoy this one! The percentage may change next year, as this is a trial run!

The points will be higher this year!

We have upgraded the math of the point system! Expect higher scores! We also worked on balancing the points related to type and character amount. We hope you like the change! Keep in mind our point system will likely need some more tweaks the upcoming years, so nothing is set in stone. If you notice anything strange or have feedback, there will be a form at the end of the fight that you can fill out!

Animation ratings have been changed

This year we have added Animatics as a category! We have also changed up how to rate your Animation Type! The ratings now depend on how much of the character is animated. Characters can be added the amount of times they show up in different scenes, not counting recycled/re-used scenes. In addition, we now have an option for when only the background is animated. You can check out the changes here.

You will not see which team is in the lead the last 48 hours of the fight

As you know, staff take some days at the end of the fight to go through reports on the site and correct ratings so the team scores are correct. This is one of the reasons why we will be hiding the total team scores at the end of the fight for the last 48 hours, like we did last year. You will still be able to see individual scores of yourself and others, just not the bar that shows which team is in the lead. You can still make attacks, as the fight will still not be over yet! (The fight ends 1st of August 12pm MDT.)

Other


Here’s a few helpful links to get you started:

Art Fight 2020 Achievements

 
2020 Achievements are here!

Spice Loyal - Sugar Loyal - Traitor - 2020 Winner

Thank you to Axel for the beautiful banners, team badges, and animation reveal.
View the banners in HQ on our DeviantART group here