Art for Social Media

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Smogon's Facebook page needs your help! Our 300,000+ fans love the stunning, beautiful artwork created by you, community artists. Your contributions are invaluable, and we heavily encourage anyone interested to get more involved through this thread. In artists, we are looking for:
  • Accountability: if you reserve an art piece, we're counting on you to deliver it on time! If you realize you can't get it to us on time, let us know early so we can find a replacement. Deadlines are specified next to each art piece in the reservation list.
  • Dedication: the art displayed on the Facebook page has to be an example of the high quality work we as a community produce, so please put your very best into it!
  • Skill: the prerequisite for reserving artwork for the Facebook page is to be an approved artist. If you have any questions regarding becoming an approved artist, contact Bummer, the site's art leader.
If you meet these qualifications, feel free to start reserving pieces!
We credit our artists in the comments of each post and sometimes in the post body itself as well, and we would be happy to link your Tumblr, DeviantArt, art thread, etc.

Pokemon Spotlights
06/04/17: Latias - FellFromtheSky and Ssensenh (ART)
06/11/17: Mega Salamence - Cretacerus (ART)
06/14/17: Zoroark - Shaymoo (ART)
06/18/17: Landorus-T - bubblymaika (ART)
06/21/17: Scizor - Reigaheres (ART)
06/25/17: Tapu Fini - Nerina (ART)
06/28/17: Tapu Bulu - bubblymaika (ART)
07/05/17: Xerneas - Bummer (ART)
07/09/17: Mega Gengar - bubblymaika (ART)

07/19/17: Mega Aerodactyl - brightobject (ART)
07/23/17: Primal Groudon - Vederation (ART)
07/30/17: Sharpedo - Plus (ART)
08/06/17: Celesteela - Shaymoo (ART)
08/13/17: Mantine - Volmise (ART)
08/20/17: Zygarde-50% - FellFromtheSky (ART)
08/27/17: Yveltal (official art)
09/03/17: Doublade (anime art)
09/09/17: Staryu - Reigaheres (ART)
09/13/17: Mega Pidgeot - monomite (ART)
09/16/17: Primal Kyogre - LifeisDANK (ART)
09/20/17: Mega Camerupt - LifeisDANK (ART)
09/23/17: Registeel - LifeisDANK (ART)
09/27/17: Vanilluxe - LifeisDANK (ART)
09/30/17: Abra - monomite (ART)

10/04/17: Gliscor - Tikitik (ART)
10/07/17: Kartana - Shaymoo (ART)
10/11/17: Arceus-Ground - Jackii (ART)
10/14/17: Flygon - HellaHellaStyle (ART)

10/18/17: Manaphy - monomite (ART)
10/21/17: Cobalion - bubblymaika (ART)
10/25/17: Vikavolt - aXl (ART)

10/28/17: Hawlucha (anime art)
11/01/17: Salazzle - Jackii (ART)
11/04/17: Alolan Grimer - Reigaheres (ART)
11/08/17: Delphox - mienscapone (ART)

Profile Pictures
The social media team would like to start changing our profile pictures and cover photos more often, and keeping up with holidays would be fun too! For cover photos, we're going to feature art already created for articles, giveaways, spotlights, etc, but for profile pictures we'd like to get new art! The only requirements are that (1) a Koffing is the main focus of the art and (2) the image is relatively square, but other than that you have creative freedom (it would be nice to let us know what you're thinking of doing, though). The Koffing can be shiny, or wearing a Santa hat, or hanging out with a Luvdisc... whatever you think is appropriate. I'll open reservations according to some holidays/seasonal events, but some non-holiday-related art would also be great!

ASAP: something back-to-school - LifeisDANK (ART)
10/01/17: Halloween - LifeisDANK (ART)
11/15/17: Ultra Sun and Moon - LifeisDANK (ART)


Other time-sensitive ideas
Winter holidays / Olympics
FIFA World Cup
Summer holidays

Filler (non-holiday-related; unlimited)
- anything you guys want to do, within reason obviously
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vzxt

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Same criteria posted above applies for artists wanting to contribute art for giveaways. The art however has different requirements, see explanation in hide tags below. We now add the frame ourselves.

September 2017 Giveaway Schedule (NEED ART)
Art is due on the date listed.
  • September 1 - Shiny Feraligatr [ icepick ] (sorry for the short deadline and a million thanks to whoever wants to pick it up!)
  • September 8 - Porygon2 [ Reigaheres ]
  • September 15 - Shiny Suicune [ FellFromtheSky ]
  • September 22 - Lugia [ LifeisDANK ]
  • September 29 - Shiny Tyranitar [ ]


  • TBD - (Shiny) Ho-Oh [ Nerina ]
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How to contribute art for giveaways

The finished artwork must include a frame/outline that details the Pokemon. From the preliminary usage it has produced a positive effect, so it will become a permanent change. However, it is better suited for the artist themselves to add it to their work. A template will be provided for artists to use:

1. Add the frame/outline to your completed artwork. Do not add unnecessary flair, but please feel free to make size and resolution adjustments to fit your artworks boundaries.

2.Add the Pokemon's details to the frame: Move Set, Pokeball, Gender, Item, Name, Ability, Nature, EV Spread

Templates
There are a couple of templates you could use some are just images other are editable templates for photoshop/gimp.

> Template made by Koumashiki for photoshop/gimp, easy to edit .psd download
For more details on how to use it see the easy to edit .psd file post.

>shiny finder modified the template to be more GIMP friendly you can get that here.

>Template without border for more vertical art by FellFromtheSky:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/d8cbmshqy872nwo/Ceilingless.xcf

>There's also these other templates made by LifeisDANK in case you don't have access to photoshop or gimp.

template1.png


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Examples
You can see examples made by Koumashiki and Rodo on how it should look below.






Format
Font:

Text is Verdana size 24 for the white letters, 12 for the blue letters and 9 for the black letters. Make adjustments if necessary.

HEX values:
bluish grey bg: EDEDF7
Purple: 822993
Deep Purple: 260859

Other Resources
Smogon Logo:
http://www.smogon.com/media/zracknel-beta.svg
Pokeball artwork:http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Poké_Ball#Artwork
Item artwork:
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/In-battle_effect_item
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Stat-enhancing_item
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Type-enhancing_item
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Plate


*IMPORTANT* Post both the completed artwork with and without the banner. We will use the version with the banner included, but the art is important to have on it's own in case it is needed in the future for other social media posts. Thank you.

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Archive
January 2017 Art Requests (NEED ART)
these need art; art is due on the date listed. NO TEMPLATE NEEDED.
Bounsweet will be our new "mascot" for the FB giveaways. We are anouncing the return of the giveaways so a poster or artwork for that would be great. Thanks :)

January 2017 Giveaway Schedule (NEED ART)
these need art; art is due on the date listed. TEMPLATE REQUIRED.
Jan 6 :

Tapu Lele @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Psychic Surge
Level: 100
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Psychic
- Moonblast
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Fire]
Notes:

Jan 13:

Toxapex (F) @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 172 Def / 84 SpD
Bold Nature
- Scald
- Toxic Spikes
- Haze
- Recover
Notes:

Jan 20:

Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 100
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Heavy Slam
- Protect
Notes:

Jan 27:

Marowak-A (F) @ Thick Club
Ability: Lightning Rod
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Bonemerang
- Shadow Bone
- Protect
Notes:

February 2017 Giveaway Schedule (NEED ART)
these need art; art is due on the date listed. TEMPLATE REQUIRED.
Feb 3 :
shiny
Ninetales-Alola (F) @ Light Clay
Ability: Snow Warning
Level: 100
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Aurora Veil
- Freeze-Dry
- Moonblast
- Hidden Power Fire


Feb 10:

Lunala @ Leftovers
Ability: Shadow Shield
Level: 100
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid nature
- Moonblast
- Moongeist Beam
- Psychic
- Calm Mind

Feb 17:

Mimikyu (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Disguise
Level :100
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Play Rough
- Shadow Sneak
- Shadow Claw


Feb 24:

Tapu Koko @ Life Orb
Ability: Electric Surge
Level: 100
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power Ice
- Volt Switch
- Dazzling Gleam


March 2017 Art Requests (NEED ART)
these need art; art is due on the date listed. NO TEMPLATE NEEDED.
Users will have a random chance of getting an Adamant, Jolly, Modest or timid Ditto, so this doesnt need a template.

March 2017 Giveaway Schedule (NEED ART)
these need art; art is due on the date listed. TEMPLATE REQUIRED.
*Specify if you are doing Mega or regular
Mar 3:

Tyranitar (F) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 100
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Stone Edge
- Ice Punch
- Crunch
- Superpower


Mar 10:
SHINY
Beedrill (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Swarm
Level: 100
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Drill Run
- U-turn
- Poison Jab
- Knock Off

Mar 17:

Ditto @ Destiny Knot
Ability: -
Level 100
EVs: -
Adamant, Jolly, Modest or Timid Nature
- Transform
Notes:


Mar 24:

Tapu Bulu @ Choice Band
Ability: Grassy Surge
Level: 100
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Horn Leech
- Superpower
- Stone Edge
Notes:

April 2017 Giveaway Schedule (NEED ART)
these need art; art is due on the date listed. TEMPLATE NEEDED.
  • Mar 31 - Mega Pidgeot [ aXl ] -
  • Apr 07 - Buzzwole [ nov ] -
  • Apr 14 - Shiny Diggersby [ Jackii ] -
  • Apr 21 - Mantine [ bubblymaika ] -
  • Apr 28 - Tapu Fini [] -

Pidgeot () @ Life Orb
Ability: Big Pecks
Level: 100
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Hurricane
- Heat Wave
- Hidden Power Ground
- U-turn



Buzzwole @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 100
EVs: 204 HP / 188 Atk / 4 Def / 12 SpD / 100 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Substitute
- Focus Punch
- Leech Life
- Poison Jab



Diggersby (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Huge Power
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Quick Attack
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch
- Knock Off



Mantine (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 SpD
Calm Nature
- Scald
- Roost
- Defog
- Haze



Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 248 Def / 12 Spe
Bold Nature
- Calm Mind
- Scald
- Moonblast
- Hidden Power Fire


May 2017 Giveaway Schedule (NEED ART)
these need art; art is due on the date listed. TEMPLATE NEEDED.
  • May 5 - Decidueye (shiny) [ Jackii ] - Done
  • May 12 - Kartana [@shaymoo ] -
  • May 19 - Mega Medicham (shiny) [ bubblymaika ] -
  • May 26 - Zygarde 50% (Power Construct) [ Nerina ] -

Dedicueye (lvl. 100)
Gender
: Male | Item: Life Orb
Nature: Jolly | Ability: Overgrow
IVs: 31/31/31/x/31/31 | EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moves: Swords Dance / Spirit Shackle / Leaf Blade / Sucker Punch
Egg moves: Defog, Baton Pass, Haze, Curse


OT: Jayvee | TID: 838086
Donated by: Corrin
Status: Ready to be picked up by distributors


Kartana (lvl. 100)
Gender
: - | Item: Focus Sash
Nature: Jolly | Ability: Beast Boost
IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31 | EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moves: Swords Dance / Leaf Blade / Smart Strike / Sacred Sword

OT: ? | TID: ?
Donated by: Xen
Status: -


Medicham (lvl. 100)
Gender
: Female | Item: Life Orb [Medichamite]
Nature: Jolly | Ability: Pure Power
IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31 | EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moves: Fake Out
(egg move) / High Jump Kick / Zen Headbutt / Ice Punch
Egg moves: Fake Out, Bullet Punch, Drain Punch, Quick Guard

OT: Joki | TID: 700706
Donated by: das_eisenherz
Status: Ready to be picked up by distributors


Zygarde (lvl. 100)
Gender: - | Item: Leftovers
Nature: Impish | Ability: Power Construct
IVs: 7(HT)/28(HT)/12(HT)/31/31/31 | EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpDef
Moves: Thousand Arrows / Dragon Tail / Rest / Sleep Talk

OT: D. Cage | TID: 09317
Donated by: Sondero
Status: ?

June 2017 Giveaway Schedule (NEED ART)
these need art; art is due on the date listed. TEMPLATE NEEDED.

July 2017 Giveaway Schedule (NEED ART)
these need art; art is due on the date listed. TEMPLATE NEEDED.
  • June 30 - Solgaleo [ ] -
  • July 07 - Mega Blaziken [ Bummer ] - Done
  • July 14 - Nihilego [ Koumashiki ] - Done
  • July 21 - Mega Lopunny (shiny) [ FellFromtheSky ] - Done
  • July 28 - Alolan Muk [ mienscapone ] - Done


August 2017 Giveaway Schedule (NEED ART)
these need art; art is due on the date listed. TEMPLATE NEEDED.

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Edit: Added a more GIMP friendly template by shiny finder[/hide]
 
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vzxt

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I guess I'm gonna take Toxapex and Latios. And no, my nickname has nothing to do with the second choice. ;p
Hello! Thanks for the interest but I don't see you in the list of approved artists. As you can see in the OP being a badged artist or approved artist is a prerequisite to contribute art for Smogon's FB page so I can't reserve those mons for you. To learn more about approved artists and how to get approved see this post.
 
Hello! Thanks for the interest but I don't see you in the list of approved artists. As you can see in the OP being a badged artist or approved artist is a prerequisite to contribute art for Smogon's FB page so I can't reserve those mons for you. To learn more about approved artists and how to get approved see this post.
What a pity. I was starting to draw the first sketches for the Latios one. Oh, well… I guess I will just post it in some other site, once it is done.

Thanks for letting me know. Mods, feel free to delete my posts, if needed.
 

vzxt

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Celesteela is Done



Image W/ giveaway template. Let me know if corrections needed:

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With this, I shall end my 2016 career and start 2017 with a BLAST! (a.k.a dat UB-04).

Also, I'm scavenging that Latios. If the person above is or will be approved in the near future, then disregard this message.
Hmm so that's how it looks before it Heavy Slams you to death, huh? Amazing! Thanks for the art. :)

Kind of a shame a good part of the original got cropped with the template :(

I will do magnazone and zapdos. and how do I get approved?
Sorry, you can't reserve art if you are not approved. Follow this link to see how you can get approved.

Click
 
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Hmm so that's how it looks before it Heavy Slams you to death, huh? Amazing! Thanks for the art. :)

Kind of a shame a good part of the original got cropped with the template :(


Sorry, you can't reserve art if you are not approved. Follow this link to see how you can get approved.

Click
I understand that i cannot reserve them but can you tell me how to become an aproved artist
 

vzxt

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Tapu Lele is done:
View attachment 75727 View attachment 75726
I'm irritated with the awkward cropping and the quality of the image in general. But, c'est la vie, I suppose. Sigh...
The GIMP template is super helpful by the way!
Thanks for the art Fell it looks great but yeah that cropping is awkward :/

The size of the template can be altered to fit as much of the art as you want, but we can maybe look into creating another template to accomodate more vertical art pieces better...

Glad the gimp template was useful. :)
 

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Thanks for the art Fell it looks great but yeah that cropping is awkward :/

The size of the template can be altered to fit as much of the art as you want, but we can maybe look into creating another template to accomodate more vertical art pieces better...

Glad the gimp template was useful. :)
Thank you! And yes, more vertically oriented template would be nice to have. At any rate, do you need me to try and mess with the template/cropping a bit more? I tried several resizes, but this looked the best to me, as there was some bothersome white space if I try to include too much of Tapu Lele's body in the frame.
 
Hello! Thanks for the interest but I don't see you in the list of approved artists. As you can see in the OP being a badged artist or approved artist is a prerequisite to contribute art for Smogon's FB page so I can't reserve those mons for you. To learn more about approved artists and how to get approved see this post.
I am an approved artist now, so I will reclaim my Latios and Toxapex reservations. ^_^
 

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