News

Posted by leafjelly on 2 February 2024 05:51:34 PM (Edited by leafjelly 1 month ago)

Draw This In Your Style Raffle

We’re hosting a little event for the month of February! Redraw the drawing above in your own style, for a chance at winning a year of Art Fight Premium.
This event is cross-posted throughout our social medias:
 Tumblr Post Twitter Post Instagram Post |  DeviantART Post

Rules & How to Enter



  • To be entered in the raffle, please submit your entry via this form. All submissions on the form are guaranteed an entry.
  • The deadline is on MARCH 1ST.
  • All submissions must comply with our site rules and guidelines. This includes strictly no tracing or AI - we want to see YOUR art style!
Optional: Tag your submissions with #AFmascotDTIYS on social media for a chance to be featured! You can also @ our socials directly, or upload your art to the mascots' Toyhouse pages: https://toyhou.se/25391894 and https://toyhou.se/25392011

Budget Update

The 2024 budget numbers are being finalized; most of the text is written out and completed. Thank you for your patience; the holidays were busier than expected!

Art Assets

All past official art assets including banners, badges, pixels, and animations are now available all on one page! This page will continue to be updated as more assets are made in the coming years. User-made assets are also available for use on this page, these are made by members of the Art Fight community! Check them out to add some personalization to your profile.

Social Media Update

Lastly, we just wanted to let you know that we're active on social media, and would love if you could give us a follow on the platforms you are active on! We plan to host more cool events in the future.

Posted by admin on 9 December 2023 05:22:17 PM (Edited by Rainy 2 months ago)
Hi Art Fighters,

Happy December! This update contains a few reminders, updates, and the release of the AF Developer Application!

This or That!
Graphic by scribedhearts

Out of all the possible themes, which team would you be on? We'd love to see your picks!
Fill the image out and tag us on social media, or in the comments! 

Full image here!


Theme Poll Reminder
Art by Axel

Reminder: the theme poll for Art Fight 2024 is still open! Rank the themes from your favorite to least favorite. Poll ends December 10th at 5PM EST! Link is in bio! Which theme are you voting for?!
Update: The theme poll has ended! Thank you all for voting.  

Oh... and don't worry why Wormston is blue... he fell into some paint...



Arctic Fight Prompts
Graphics by  banannie
Illustration by @cyanspiders


December brings Arctic Fight! Use a prompt or palette into your art. Show it off using the #prompts channel in our Discord server or the #arcticfight2023 tag on social media.

We're also holding a raffle on our Discord server for Art Fight premium; all you have to do is submit artwork that incorporates either a prompt or a palette (or both!). Your artwork can be a sketch or fully rendered - it's up to you! The raffle entry form is located in the #minigames-showcase channel. Three winners will be announced sometime after the form closes on January 1st, 2024 at 12:00 AM EST.

The transcript can be found here.

 



Art Fight Developer Application

Art Fight is hiring a developer! This is a paid position, and are expected to onboard sometime in 2024. If we are interested in your application, we will contact you with more information.

Requirements:


  • Must be 20 years old or older
  • Familiar with AWS
  • Knowledgeable in PHP
  • Payment is per implemented feature as quoted by developers, and may adjust depending on labor, complexity, etc.

If you are interested in applying, please see this form


Art Fight Social Medias 

As 2024 rolls around, one priority of ours is to make our social medias an active and consistently updated place of knowledge.

We'd love if you could follow us on the social medias you are active on!

That's all from us for now! Stay tuned for future updates. 

- Art Fight Team 

Edit (12/09/23):

  • Clarified a point regarding Developer compensation model
Posted by admin on 26 November 2023 12:26:29 AM (Edited by Rainy 3 months ago)
Hey everyone,

As mentioned in the last newspost, we are working on a budget update regarding the site’s finances.  This is still in progress as, unfortunately, we are still stuck in the legal closing process. Certain legal costs need to be included in this year’s reported budget, and they cannot be accurately reported before the legal process concludes.

This process has taken substantially longer than we expected, and we’re very sorry for that. We want to be as transparent as we can through this process, and thank everyone for their patience.

Since things have already been delayed due to the legal side of the leadership transition, we don’t want to make any promises on future timelines. However, assuming no additional legal hurdles emerge, we predict the budget news post will be ready before 2024.

In the meantime, we do have some exciting news to share with you all!

Addressing the Annual Site Slowness

Historically, Art Fight has been very slow during the first week of the event. In past years, it has sometimes even gone down completely, leading to many users unable to access Art Fight until days into the fight. This is due to the old site architecture not being able to support the amount of traffic we received. For improved stability, a complete re-architecture of the backend is required. This is a complicated process, requiring a substantial amount of time and resources to be completed.

That’s why we’re happy to announce that we’ve engaged Loka, a team of AWS Cloud Experts and engineers, to make that transition happen! Loka is a service that helps companies restructure their older systems. With Loka, Art Fight will transition off our previous Linode servers, and add traffic auto-balancing too! Once work is completed, the site will hopefully perform fast and remain stable for ALL Art Fights in the future.

The cost for this engagement is $10,000 (and has already been paid for). We expect the migration to be completed by the end of December. The site will be going down for maintenance for this reason, happening on Monday, November 27th at 9:00am UTC for about 12 hours. There will be a notice made on our social medias and Discord server beforehand.

Addressing Leadership Concerns

Due to concerns from the community, we also want to take the time to address Takaia’s role at Art Fight. As of now, they are being kept on a temporary basis for site development (coding), and to facilitate the site transition. They are not involved in any decision making processes, nor are they involved with the site’s finances. They have been working closely with the Loka team to help migrate the site architecture, and they are making many backend/frontend changes to the site in support of the transition.  After the transition, Takaia will leave the Art Fight team.

Originally, Takaia was the sole manager of several critical site operations. Therefore, they must remain involved in some capacity during the leadership transition as a guide and as part of the architecture migration: Amazon Web Services accounts, Linode servers, email service (Mailgun), and many more services that AF needs to function are still in the process of being transferred over. This means their current involvement is integral throughout this process. Once the transfer has been completed and the co-owners are knowledgeable with the backend services, they will depart from the staff team in entirety.

We understand that some of you are concerned about their involvement, so we want to be honest about why this is a necessary process.

A new EIN is also being issued to the company. Plus tax information, registration information, new banking info, and lots of other logistical hurdles need to be overcome before the site transition is complete. Especially to those who have never operated a website before, or dealt with the complexities of running your own business, we ask for your empathy and understanding during this time.

Please also note that Rainy, Turtle, and Axel are all full-time employees/students: Art Fight is still something we do in our free time, so we appreciate everyone’s patience with us.

Art Fight 2024 Theme Poll


We are beginning to prepare for Art Fight 2024, so you all know what that means… It’s Theme Poll time!

We’re trying something a bit different this year. Instead of voting for only one theme, this year you will be able to order the themes based on your personal favorites! This poll will close on the 10th of December at 5pm EST. Since we have implemented a ranking system, this will be the only poll - so make sure to get your vote in before the poll closes!

You can vote for your favorite themes by clicking here!

Volunteer Moderator Applications Open

Ever wanted to help out Art Fight? Now’s your chance!

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!


  • You must be 18 years old or older to apply. You also must have participated in one fight. 
  • If you already applied this year, please do not apply again unless you have something significant to add to your application, thank you! 
  • Additionally, if you do not hear back within 6 months, then we will unfortunately not be going forward with your application at this time. 

Check out this page for more information!


Thanks for sticking with us throughout this year. We'll share more details when we can!

- Axel, classicturtle, Rainy  
Posted by admin on 6 October 2023 04:24:54 PM (Edited by admin 2 weeks ago)
Hey everyone,

As you may have heard, Art Fight is currently undergoing a change in leadership. Takaia, who has been the owner of Art Fight for the last nine years, has made the decision to step down from this role and take on a support role behind the scenes. In her place, former admins Axel and classicturtle, will be stepping up as co-owners, alongside a third co-owner who will be introduced later on in the newspost.

Due to the ownership shift, Art Fight will be undergoing a series of changes in the upcoming months. Art Fight will be filed as an LLC, and will no longer be operating as a sole proprietorship. We have always been an entity that requires money to operate, but we will expand into focusing on things such as merch, sponsorships, and more site perks, to relieve the pressure for individual users to contribute financially.

Additionally, any monetary support provided to the site has been labeled as a donation up to now, and we apologize for the confusion this previous wording has caused. Art Fight is neither a charity nor is it legally classified as a non-profit entity. From this point onwards, what we previously called “donations” will instead be referred to as “contributions” to clear up and avoid any further confusion. The current donation page will be updated to reflect this in the coming weeks. 

We understand this change is a considerable one, and we’d like to address a few different aspects of the changes being made below.

Why did the administrators resign from staff during the fight?

On July 22nd, former admins Turtle and Axel resigned from the Art Fight team. Their reasons for doing so are as follows:

The site remained stagnant for years, and we were frustrated with the lack of paid, forward development. Although some smaller changes were made, we did not feel these changes were enough.

Financial transparency had broken down over the years.  The lack of communication to the staff team regarding financials attributed to this - even if it wasn’t done intentionally or maliciously.

As a result of this, we wanted to help the owner make the finances more transparent, oversee further expenses, and make sure that more of the money went into developing the site, rather than allowing the site to continue to stagnate. We weren’t given this opportunity, and this combined with the previous issues in communication led to feelings of frustration. Because of this, we no longer felt that we could continue working as volunteers with Art Fight unless there were considerable changes made, and we made the difficult decision to leave the team.

As admins, we did NOT have an issue with Takaia paying themself as the owner of Art Fight, and we sincerely believe people should be fairly compensated for the work that they do. While we understand there wasn’t ill intent behind anyone’s actions, the lack of transparency regarding financial issues and a lack of site development made us feel disjointed as a team and made it hard to perform our admin duties.

After multiple conversations about Art Fight and the future of the site, we have rejoined Art Fight staff upon reaching an agreement with Takaia to become two of the three new co-owners. We are excited for this opportunity to move forwards together and help Art Fight thrive!
As stated at the start, Takaia will be stepping back from her role as owner and will take on a support role for the site behind the scenes.  We will all continue to work together to support Art Fight and let it grow to its fullest potential.

We would also like to thank and apologize to the staff, especially those who continued to work during the end of the fight after the admins resigned, as we recognize the difficult position they were put into. Additionally, we would like to reiterate that harassment towards any involved individual is unwarranted and will not be tolerated. This includes the previous admins who stepped up to their positions after the current co-owners resigned as admins. They did so with the intent to help keep the site running, and they just did their best in a complicated situation. Please be understanding and respectful to all involved parties.

Any further harassment towards any involved individual for any reason will result in a ban.


Third Co-Owner✨

Our first big step in ensuring Art Fight’s stability is re-introducing Rainy back onto the team as the third Co-Owner. She has been an invaluable member of the Art Fight staff since 2015 and previously held the role of head admin, so we hope the community is as excited as we are to bring her back! Together we will be overseeing the site, its finances, and ensuring Art Fight’s growth safely as an equal entity.

Financials

Going forwards, we want to make an active effort to ensure there is transparency regarding Art Fight’s finances. With this in mind, we want to address some concerns regarding the past and present financial states of Art Fight as a whole. First and foremost, we do want to reiterate that Art Fight was a sole proprietorship. Takaia, as the owner, worked under this sole proprietorship for approximately $12/hr, which is far below living wage. As confirmed after review by the current co-owners, taxes (which we are unable to share publicly due to security and privacy concerns) were paid and accounted for on all of Art Fight’s income. While Art Fight will no longer be a sole proprietorship, we will still operate as an official business under an LLC.

All staff, at the time of applying and at the time of hiring, were aware of and agreed to the fact that their position was as a volunteer, and that they were not going to be receiving monetary compensation for their work. As of now, this will still be the case for all site and chat moderators, though we are open to exploring paid positions (both for moderators and for site developers, such as coders) sometime in the future.

Budget 2023 - 2024

While we begin planning for the site’s future years, we are taking into account the expected budget for 2023 and 2024.

We hope to release a news post specifically about this sometime in the coming months. This news post will include more information about Art Fight’s past and future financials, and details on our goals for the rest of 2023 and 2024. In addition to this, the financial goal bar will also return!

In the past, Art Fight has functioned entirely off of the generosity of volunteer site developers. But volunteer developers obviously cannot devote all their energy to fixing and updating the site for us. We plan to rely less on volunteer developers in the future, and allocate as much of our budget as we can to lowering server-side costs, which we can use to re-invest into additional, paid developer contracts. On that note, please give a warm welcome to stokori! Originally a volunteer developer, Stokori has rejoined the team, and will be transitioning into a paid developer role. 

Here are some of the things we want to implement this year and the coming year:

*This is by no means an exhaustive list, and is subject to change.
1. Hiring a paid developer, to help us do the following:

  • Improving overall site performance
  • Overhaul/improve current moderation tools
  • Implement new features for users and staff alike
2. Begin looking into merch, and more perks for site contributors
3. Preparing for a certain surprise to be released sometime during the winter season 👀

Feedback Forms

Like in the previous years, we want your feedback! There will be a general feedback form, as well as a UX feedback form. It isn’t required to fill these out, but we would definitely appreciate your input!

Art Fight 2023 Feedback Form
UX Feedback Form 
* The Art Fight 2024 Theme Poll will be released at a later date.

Before we conclude our news post however, we wanted to give you all a message from Art Fight’s former owner and founder:
I wanted to take a quick moment to apologize for communication deteriorating within the team towards the end of my time as owner of Art Fight. I never intended to let it break down like that, but good intentions don’t really excuse the fact that I let the team down. I also wanted to sincerely thank the staff who stayed behind to hold down the fort while things were sorted out at the end of the 2023 fight. You kept Art Fight alive, and I’m very grateful for that. I am, however, deeply sorry I put you in that position because I know how hard it was and I wish I hadn't put you through that.

As I’m stepping back and passing the helm to Rainy, Axel, and Turtle, I’m glad to be here to support them as they carry Art Fight into the future. I am endlessly grateful to ALL of the staff and users who supported myself and Art Fight through my time here. Thank you, everyone, for going on this adventure with me these past 9 years!
With that, we also wanted to thank you all for being patient with us as big changes happen behind the scenes.  We’re confident that Art Fight will continue to grow and we’re excited to see where things will go!




- classicturtle, Rainy, Axel

Edit (10/06/23): Hello! We noticed there were some questions about Takaia's future involvement with Art Fight, so we wanted to provide some clarification: 


  • Takaia's role as a staff member will exclusively be as a developer/coder for site features.
  • She is no longer involved in financials, staff decisions, or moderator actions.
  • As mentioned in the original newspost, we as now co-owners have access to Artfight's funds and can verify that the money from Art Fight's donations were not embezzled. More information regarding Art Fight's budget/financial situation will be provided in our upcoming budget newspost.
Posted by Axel on 11 September 2023 12:05:28 AM (Edited by Axel 1 month ago)

Hey, Art Fighters
We wanted to update you about the Leadership Transition newspost. As stated in the 2023 Winner newspost, the Leadership Transition newspost was supposed to be released late August.
We have ran into unavoidable delays regarding the legal process of transferring Art Fight and so the Leadership Transition newspost has been affected. We will work as hard as we can to get it out in a timely manner, while respecting the sensitive legal process.
Thank you all for your patience.


Posted by Axel on 13 August 2023 01:33:02 AM (Edited by leafjelly 1 month ago)


CONGRATS TEAM WEREWOLVES!

Final Score...
36,466,616.5 vs 36,875,472



#1 Top Attack
The attack that did the most damage is "Wowie" by dizzy_drizzled. It earned 14,402.5 points!

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



#2 Top Attack
The attack that did the second most damage is "The Artfight 2023 Mass Moon Watch" by paintballguncat. It earned 13,891 points!




#3 Top Attack
The attack that did the third most damage is "Fandom Mass Attack (Animation in description)" by Cruxian. It earned 13,775.5 points!





Art Fight 2023 MAP
Before we get into attack stats, we'd once again like to present the Art Fight MAP, brought to you by 30 of your fellow Art Fighters! This year's song was Drop Pop Candy, come check it out!




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: Traditional
These are attacks that are made with traditional art! 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
These are some amazing comic attacks! Click the thumbnails to check them out:






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




Featured Attacks: VTuber Model
These are some attacks that were done using software to create a Vtuber model, which also feature complete rigging! 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 belongs to Bunbiiit and Little_Angelbun with 1000 levels!
The second longest revenge chain belongs to cookiu and CeramicGlue with a total level of 707!
The third highest revenge change is by maddie_jean and Crackerly, with a total level of 703.

Statistics

General Statistics

A total of 1,221,665 attacks were made.
Vampires made 603,933 attacks and 198,203 friendly fire attacks, resulting in 36,466,616.5 points
Werewolves made 617,693 attacks and 230,012 friendly fire attacks, resulting in 36,875,472 points.


User Growth

We have over 700,000 users as of August. Of those users, 258,279 of them took part in the fight!

98,166 new users participated in their first fight. 160,113 are returning users!




User Statistics

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

ZAVIXEL - 3026 attacks
2 - 1005 attacks
Bunbiiit - 677 attacks

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

RevlisFox - 4265 attacks
CatNoir - 1231 attacks
EdgyCatWolf - 920 attacks


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!

Things to Note

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.
All rating reports that moderators did not get to will be automatically closed, since the points are final. Moderators will be still working on non-rating reports throughout the year.


Future Newspost Regarding Leadership
Thank you for everyone’s patience while we transition our leadership roles. There will be a newspost in two weeks that will outline the changes that have taken place, along with what the future of Art Fight will look like.
Due to delays, this newspost has been delayed. Stay tuned for further updates.


Achievements
Team achievements for Art Fight 2023 will be automatically awarded to accounts sometime before the start of Art Fight 2024.
Their assets are still being created, so thank you for your patience in the meantime!

Minigames
Minigames will be delayed for sometime while we focus on site development. We'll post a newpost when we plan to open! 


We want your feedback!

Please come back in the next week to have a look at our feedback forms! Thank you for your patience.



Thank you all for participating in Art Fight 2023: Vampires vs Werewolves
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 2023 07:31:09 PM (Edited by Pika 7 months ago)
Where did the time go? There's less than 48 hours left of Art Fight 2023!!

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


  • As in previous years, team point totals will now be hidden until the winner reveal.

  • The winner reveal and final point totals will be announced on August 12th, 2023 by end of day.

  • You may report incorrect ratings on attacks until the end of the fight. After this point, you will no longer be able to report attacks for incorrect ratings from Art Fight 2023.

  • The official end date of Art Fight 2023 is August 1st, 2023 at 12:00PM MT (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 MT 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.


And a few housekeeping notes from me:


  • The issue with submitting reports and the missing incorrect rating category has been fixed as of 7/18
  • Recent Characters and Recent Attacks have been returned to the front page as of 7/19. They are also available on the team pages again as of 7/20. Personal apologies about how long it took to get those back up- the data loading issues there have been resolved now.


That's it for now, everyone have fun with the end of the fight and get those final attacks in!!

Also please stay tuned for an important news post regarding Art Fight leadership and staffing changes in the near future.


Posted by classicturtle on 1 July 2023 05:59:25 PM (Edited by classicturtle 2 weeks ago)
ARTFIGHT 2023
VAMPIRES VS WEREWOLVES


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 needs 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 and leafjelly 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 2023 theme reveal video, you can watch it here.

New filtering system!

We have made some changes to our filtering system. The filter categories are the same, but your personal filter settings are now easier to use and understand. Go to your settings to have a look and adjust the filters to your preferences.

Changes for filters include:

  • New design for your personal filter settings
  • Characters and attacks in filter categories you have set to hide can no longer be accessed. To see them, change the filter to censor or show instead.
  • Extreme nudity and sexual themes are hidden for minors, they will be accessible when a user turns 18
  • With the update to the system, all user filters have been set to "hide" by default. Go to your settings to set your preferences.

Changes to the attack guide



  • The “Drawings” category has changed name to “Drawn / Painted”
  • Clean Color and Painting under the Coloring subcategory has been merged into Clean Color.
  • Added that painting a 3D printed version of a 3D model counts as a self produced texture. (In the 3D section.)
  • Clarified that question 8 under Crafts in the attack FAQ relates to crafts only.

New additions to the team

Please give a warm welcome this year's new additions to the team! banannie mintberry amongus SOCKY and rejoining us is @Virixin !  Thank you for your hard work thus far!

Art Fight 2023 Banners

The 2023 Banners are here!  A big thank you to Axel for all his hard work!  Thank you for your patience.








All characters here can be found in this tag!  The owners are also listed in order below.
Vampire Banner 1, from left to right, front to back: minersblog | @TYTOBITEZ | UnknownSpy | RabbitJaguar | Kayelsea | Santiago | Manakete | yesile | triggerbolt | Nethew | Zaezar | EmbyrFyre
Werewolf Banner 3, from left to right, front to back: neotabu | ClockworkRhapsody | TheLateHeron | SP00KY | wrathberries | @SamisHere | Lanesy | sifyro | @YeenBeanz | Maoilix | PhoeniXXTalon | dreams0da
View the HQ versions on our Deviantart Group!



 
Posted by classicturtle on 24 June 2023 02:59:02 AM (Edited by classicturtle 8 months ago)
Art Fight 2023 Theme Reveal
Teams!  Get your teams here, fresh off the press!

The teams for Art Fight 2023 have been revealed through our yearly countdown stream and one of a kind animation!  The 12 hour stream took place on Twitch, but no worries if you missed it!  The animation reveal is available on our Youtube channel as we speak!

Early Team Registration

If you are just as excited as we are for this year’s Art Fight, you’re in luck: we are once again opening up Team Registration early to level out Day One traffic.  If you have a preference for what night dwelling creature you want to fight for this month, be sure to sign up – you are able to pick your team through early registration as opposed to being sorted randomly on July 1st.

Registration will be open a few days before the fight.  There will be an announcement in the Discord as well as a red banner on the site to signal when you can start picking your team!



Additional Updates & Announcements



Upcoming Attack Guide Update

As always, we are hard at work editing and tweaking the attack guide for this year’s fight.  It is advised to check the guide the closer we get to the fight as final touches and tweaks are made.  Of course, if you ever have a question, never hesitate to reach out to a site moderator!
We will detail all the changes at the beginning of the fight.



Upcoming Site Maintenance

As July approaches, the site will undergo its usual down times to perform maintenance.  These will be announced on our Discord when possible, as the site will be inaccessible.  We appreciate your patience during these times!





Art Fight 2023 MAP Applications Opening

As mentioned in the last news post, cyxxie and scribedhearts are once again hosting an official Art Fight MAP (multiple animator project)!  Please refer to the last news post for some basic information regarding the MAPs and rules concerning them.


The applications for the MAP will go live on this newspost on June 24th at 3:00pm UTC - that’s tomorrow!  Parts will be assigned on a first come first serve basis – after 30 participants have joined, users may apply as a back up.  The MAP will be utilizing a form of this song.  You must also have or be willing to use a Discord to communicate with the hosts of the MAP.

Apply here! - >>https://forms.gle/1Qvw9QFacprpKvCr6<<





Art Fight 2023 Prompts

The sunset of June marks our annual Art Fight Prep Prompts!  What better way to prepare for Art Fight than with some thought provoking questions about your OCs and their Art Fight pages?  These are for YOU - you can do as many or as little as you’d like to prepare.  Feel free to share your prompts in the #prompts channel on our
Discord!  Take a look at the prompts below, and please thank the lovely mori and scribedhearts for putting this together for everyone!






Art Fight 2022 Achievements


The 2022 Achievements are here, made by the always lovely Axel !  They have been handed out automatically, so there’s nothing stopping you from going to your page to admire them even further!



Bloom Loyalist - Wither Loyalist - Traitor - 2022 Winner



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



Stamps by Sangtanic

Posted by Axel on 10 June 2023 10:13:41 PM (Edited by Axel 8 months ago)



 Art Fight Start Date 

As tradition, Art Fight 2023 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 own characters and bookmarking other people’s characters early!
It’s important to note that drawing attacks before Art Fight starts (July 1st, 6:00pm UTC) 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. Please be considerate, and show good team spirit!



Theme Reveal

The 2023 Art Fight Theme Reveal will once again be streamed on our Twitch! The theme reveal will be happening on June 23rd 2023, at 10:30 pm UTC.
The theme reveal is an annual animated video by Axel that reveals the team before the fight. It will start 12 hours before with music, a live countdown, and little mod driven activities; It will begin at 10:30AM UTC!


Other updates and news



On Coming Site Updates


We will be implementing a few new changes to the site. During this time, please be patient with us during scheduled maintenance, and downtimes. More info will be shared when it's ready!


2022 Achievements


Rest assured, our artist is working away and they will be finished and released in time for the fight. Check back for the July 1st news post!


AI Art


As a reminder, using pre-made, uncredited art (like AI art) in characters and attacks goes against the spirit and rules of Art Fight; Character rule #26 & Spirit of Art Fight rule #1. This method actively hurts artists by stealing their work and Art Fight stands strongly against it. Characters and attacks that contain pre-made & uncredited art will be removed.

Character, attack, and profile pages are only available to those who are logged in. Still, we strongly encourage the user of watermarking images posted onto the site to further protect yourself against theft. And as always, you can report rule breaks using the report feature or get in contact with a moderator.

Here are some helpful resources about the negative impact of AI art and how it hurts artists: https://hyperallergic.com/806026/digital-artists-are-pushing-back-against-ai/


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. Check the server for more updates regarding the theme reveal!

ArtFight 2023 MAP



If you remember last year, scribedhearts and cyxxie hosted ArtFight’s first official Multiple Animators Project, aka MAP. With the hard work of 60 participants split across two MAP videos, we were able to produce THIS and THIS!

Seeing the success of the last project has led to the return of the MAP this year. Cyxxie and Scribedhearts hope to debut the MAP song before the team reveal video on June 23rd, with sign-ups going out shortly after. After taking in feedback from last year, participants will be notified before the event begins as well!

As a reminder, all MAP parts and participants must follow ArtFight rules. While the entire part must be created during the duration of the event, parts may be of any finish level, and we are accepting and welcoming people of ALL animation levels. Participants will be required to join an ArtFight MAP-specific Discord server so the hosts can keep in contact easier, as well as seamlessly do check-ins throughout the month.

We will only be able to accept a certain number of people. After that number is reached, anyone after may sign-up as a backup. This year, parts will be divided in order to hit the music beats, which means part lengths will vary. In order to keep things fair, parts will still be assigned on a FCFS basis, so apply QUICK!

Reporting Guide


As more and more users become active, that means more eyes are on the site and more reports are on the way in! In order to help make your lives (and ours) a bit easier when it comes to helping us keep the site safe, we are currently developing a Guide to Reporting. Please keep an eye out for the release!

Stay Tuned!

More updates will be posted the day of the reveal! Thank you for your patience.