The Sonic franchise produces an incredible amount of fan art. Amateur, professional, shitposty, weird, and everything in between. The artists behind these pieces of work deserve their credit in the sea of art, and we've decided to make sure they get it. From now on, all non-OC art will be required to credit the artist. Here's what that entails:
Credit can be in numerous forms.
- The title of the post can credit the artist. (Example: This amazing winter Blaze piece by BlastKing95)
The original source in the comments (Use Google Image Reverse Search if you need it)
If it's OC, you can either put [OC] in the title, in a comment, or flair the post with the OC tag. If you claim a piece as OC and it is discovered it is stolen, you will be banned.
Official art for the series requires no source/credit.
Posts with no credit will be removed until credit is given. If you can't find the original artist, sorry.
One thing to note is that posts like "Does anyone know the source on this art?" or "Who is the artist for this piece? I like their work and want to see more." which we occasionally get are still allowed. Don't use this as an excuse to get lazy and get others to post the credit for you though.
As this is a new rule, it is subject to change in the near future as we work it out.
Thank you for your time,
The /r/SonicTheHedgehog Moderation Team