Art Fight Start DateAs always, Art Fight 2021 will be starting on July 1st at 12:00 pm US Mountain time. Make sure you prepare yourself by updating your characters and bookmarking some characters early! Like last year, there will be an option to choose your team before the fight, after the theme reveal.
Discord Sponsored Event + Theme RevealWe are partnering up with Discord to provide you guys with an exciting event on our Discord Server, utilizing Discord’s new stage channel. For those unfamiliar, a stage channel is kinda like zoom without the video and screen sharing. There are speakers and users can raise their hand to speak.
We are hosting an Interview + Ask Me Anything (AMA) event on June 24th at 5:00 pm Mountain time. We will be interviewing various staff of different roles about their time and experience with Art Fight.
Those who are interested in the inner workings of Art Fight should join as there will be some opportunities to ask them questions yourself! There will be plenty of Art Fight premium giveaways too, wink wink.
At 6:00 pm Mountain Time, we will switch over from the event to our Twitch stream to watch the 2021 Art Fight Theme Reveal on our Twitch! The theme reveal is an annual animation made by our lovely artist Axel that reveals each years theme. Mark your calendars! After the reveal, we will release a google form which will allow you to pick your team. On July 1st, you’ll automatically be placed on that team. The advantage to registering early is that you get to pick your team. If you don’t, you will have to wait until July 1st to get yourself registered, and will not be able to pick the team.
Site Rule UpdatesQuick reminder that we recently updated our rules as of March. Please take the time to read through them, as a lot of changes were made!
100 Character LimitStarting with the next site update, we will be reinstating the 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 will be 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.
The Attack Guide is now divided into separate pages, making it easier to find what you are looking for.
General- Added an Attack Guide FAQ
- In one single attack, you can now only add up to 100 characters, though we want to note that there have been very few attacks with this amount of characters.
Simple Character / Minimal Form Update- Minimal Form is now removed, and Simple Shaped Character has received a new description.
Finish- Lineless and Lined are now one category, together with Clean Sketch!
Sketch has been renamed Rough Sketch, to make the difference between clean and rough sketches clear. Some sketches are clean enough to count for the same points as lined works do.
Painting- Painting is now worth the same as Clean color.
Background- Props has been changed to Props / Scene Elements / Layout. It always included unfinished scenes and scene elements, but now this is made clearer. - We also wanted to include layouts, which are pieces who do not present a scene, but more of a graphic composition, like a tarot card design!
Crafts- Paintovers and Cosplay have now gotten their own category and are allowed in the 2021 fight. Please read over their specifications in the guide.
- We have loosened up a little regarding pattern use and such for crafts, as we know the nature of crafts can involve a lot of tools and materials. Keep in mind the majority of a craft attack still has to be handmade by you though. And please make sure to give credit where it is due
Animation- Animation type has gotten a rehaul. It is now less based on seconds and frames, and more based on the amount of animation. Animatics have also been added.
- Note that some changes may still be made to this part of the guide. We recommend having a look closer to the fight!
Character Filter UpdateWe will be releasing updates in regards to Art Fight’s character filter guide in the upcoming weeks!
- Tips for drawing on computers, tablets, phones, or on paper
- Free art software for computers, tablets and phones + free 3D software
- How to set up an ideal character page
The traditional art section will be fleshed out some more over the coming weeks, along with some tips for crafting too!
We hope you find it useful. ♥