Hey there, so over the past few days you’ve all probably heard or seen a post regarding the establishment of a new tag. Just wanted to finally formally introduce this new tag, known as #pkmnart. A tag solely for usage by people posting their original art, not reposting content from Pixiv or Deviantart but, a place where people who enjoy drawing can have their own hub to showcase their work. What motive actually drove me to want a tag specifically for Pokemon art by original artist here? We already have a tag specifically for Pokemon graphics, that has been very successful and fun, so artist having their own within the fandom feels necessary.
Something I’ve taken notice to throughout my duration in the Pokemon fandom on this site is that a lot of people don’t seem to notice original art as often as they should. There are art blogs that repost art and often get a ton of attention but it doesn’t seem many take notice to the amazing pieces artist on here shelve out day by day. The tags they put their work in usually get drowned with other content and thus their work goes unappreciated for the recognition and love it deserves. Not to mention people who aren’t well known or have a sizable amount of followers don’t often get their content out there like they should.
Here’s an idea I’ve been mulling over for a while, artist can have their own tag for Pokemon work. Everyone can search the tag for some nice pieces and the pieces people who search the tag fancy can really get their spotlight like they should. It’s just not that either, some artist in the Pokemon fandom who do commissions could benefit a lot from the potentially added awareness they would get from this tag. Naturally, guidelines are a pretty necessary thing for occasions like this. It’s not too much though but the only things being asked is that:
- The content you post in the tag must be yours and only yours. That means no reposting of art from other art sites into this tag with or without sources. It must only be your own content. That’s the life of the tag, an area where artist on Tumblr in the Pokemon fandom may share their art. We aren’t seeing the same content getting reposted and reposted over and over from other sites in this tag regularly nor other miscellaneous things like GIFs and the like. That’ll make it ideal for every artist.
- Something minor also we ask is if you’re going to post anything risque, please due tag it as “nsfw.”
Stick to those two sole rules and you’ll be a-okay. We’ve never had anything like this as far as I know so there’s a first time for everything and we do genuinely look forward to how things go down. Everyone is welcome, no matter who you are we invite you use the tag for any artwork.(sculptures, drawings, pixel art, etc.) Take my words at face value because this could really be something amazing for our fandom on Tumblr. Let’s make something phenomenal out of it and we’ll be walking on air if this manages to become the top percentage of Pokemon tags. Let’s all encourage a stronger and healthy Pokemon art fandom on Tumblr.
Credits to pokemon-global-academy, zwampert, thegirlwhocriedfoxface, nerdinsandals and commanderpigg for lending support and critique for the idea. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to hit up my Ask.
Remember, #pkmnart! ;)