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How do I get an Art badge? A Guide to Contributing Art to Smogon

Discussion in 'Smeargle's Studio' started by Regime, Sep 4, 2013.

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  1. Bummer

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    I'd also like to emphasis this. We're beginning to become a small group of regulars in there, so some new faces to mix up the crowd would be nice. If you've got art to either share or want advice on, it's just to bring it up as art is never off-topic. If you want a direct link to the channel, there's one right here: #smeargle

    I can confirm this.
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  2. gust_r

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    Needing updates...

    Thread this was posted: http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/introducing-the-cap-contributor-badge.3490672/
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  3. Zracknel

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  4. Layell

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    Considering the badging of spriters for XY Sprite Project I have the requirements in the OP but for spriters to get the badge they must be:

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    Question:
    The Smeargle's Studio rules state that it's okay to post original music here as well as visual art. However, there doesn't seem to be any way to earn a badge by writing music, as I doubt that any of Smogon's articles are in need of a theme song. Am I just out of luck? That would be kinda disappointing, but I just don't see any way I could contribute to the site with music.
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  6. Zracknel

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    While smogon's articles might not need a theme song/background music, please consider posting your work here in this forum before getting in touch with Ace Emerald of Smogon's Youtube efforts. I believe it'd be possible to get a badge (either artist or social media) for musical efforts depending on how much you were able to contribute!
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  7. Sephirona

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    As Zracknel said, if you can get the music approved by Ace Emerald that would be really cool, especially since we can incorporate it into an intro for the casts. I was hoping I could show an intro before casts while streaming too, so that would rock xD
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  8. Regime

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    Just wanted to let you know that since the Art4Articles reqs were changed, you might want to edit this. thanks

    Bummer Edit: It has now been implemented.
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    I'd like to add that Smogon's tournament e-zine, The Competitor, is also often in need of art. Specifically, we tend to need interview avatars (here's an example interview.) These are smaller, detailed pieces that will often find use over multiple interviews, making them quite valuable for us.

    Anyone that's been approved for work in The Smog is also automatically approved for helping with The Competitor. If you're interested in contributing and don't already have access, shoot me a PM and I'll add you asap. Articles tend to move at a faster pace in The Competitor, but it's a fun area to contribute~
  10. semajriah

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    so either I missed it or something, but WHERE do you post your art?
  11. Zracknel

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    Right here in this forum!

    If you happen to check out some of our artists' threads, you can see how they present their work. This forum is (almost) exclusively for art threads :)

    If you have any questions or that still doesn't make sense, feel free to reply or send me a PM.
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    Hi!
    The "Read about how to make an application" link from II.1 / II.3 and the first link from II.5 seem to lead to error messages.
    I assume the artist application one is meant to link to this?
  13. TrainerSplash

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    Umm excuse me, but both application links for The Smog is not working. is there something else I have to click?
  14. RitterCat

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    The first link isn't working for me either, but the second is, so I'm not sure what the issue is there. It's a link to the artist approval forum. The missing link was to the approval guidelines for applications in that forum, but I can't find them anywhere, not sure what's happened there. Just try the second link again I guess, since it seems to be working fine.
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  16. Zracknel

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    Hmm-- it looks like the old artist approval intro has been removed from the forums. I've removed the faulty link and written a temporary short description about how to make an artist application. Hopefully I got that right!

    Sorry about that!

    Ritter Edit: Broken link was in the Art for Articles section as well, so I just copied in the same short description.
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  17. ♡mocha☆torchic♡

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    This idea for a subforum is amazing! I'll be sure to post on Smeargle's Studio soon ;) I've already made a gif (it's in my signature)
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  18. Bummer

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    In an effort to reduce the number of stickies we have, Zracknel's first post has been merged into the Studio Directory. Locking this.
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