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Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 16:48:27


At 12/4/18 11:01 PM, C wrote: Multiple images per post would get messy incredibly quickly and could lead to confusion with a lot of people due to how submissions are displayed on Newgrounds. I can maybe understand the multiple images in one post thing being allowed specifically for comics, but for all kinds of images? I'm not a fan.

It doesn't get messy, don't worry. Pixiv does it and it couldn't look tidier. What it does is to just display the first image in the thumbnail and put a little icon on the corner of the thumbnail indicating the number of total images in that particular submission.

The way Newgrounds may choose to display those image sequences can vary.
Twitter and Tumblr make a collage with larger thumbnails of the artworks which upon one of them being clicked pops up the "full res" image (which in here would actually be full res)
Pixiv in turn only displays the first image initially, and upon clicking pops up a scroll-down with all the images in a vertical line.

(Also I agree to adding Comics as a category)


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Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 17:08:16


I've never actually been much of a tumblr user myself, but I've been deliberating on where to store share my art for a while, and with this surge of new users, I figured why not join them? I used to come here a lot in the mid to late 2000s, but I can't remember what my account was at the time (or if I even had one), so here's to a fresh start. Good to see everyone getting such a warm welcome.

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 17:18:17


Let the Second Golden Age of Newgrounds last for a 100 years.

Or longer.


At 12/6/18 04:48 PM, Vinsionary wrote:
At 12/4/18 11:01 PM, C wrote:
It doesn't get messy, don't worry. Pixiv does it and it couldn't look tidier. What it does is to just display the first image in the thumbnail and put a little icon on the corner of the thumbnail indicating the number of total images in that particular submission.
(Also I agree to adding Comics as a category)

i support wholeheartly to add the posibility to have multiple images in a post, thats actually one of my favorite things from pixiv

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 18:39:03


I am gladly counting myself as a part of this 2nd Wave and a new supporter.
Thank you for providing a place for us to feel creative and a chance to be a part of a community.

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 19:05:21


Its the wsve thwt goes out man

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 19:22:52


Honestly I don't really draw nsfw stuff but tumblr has been going down hill for a long time... so I figured hey I've had this account for ages I should just start using it for my stuff since I do both art and music I can have it all in one place o:

Anyway thanks for having us and I hope to find a bunch of other cool artists to talk to and share stuff with.

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 20:15:26


At 12/6/18 09:55 AM, foxartanime wrote: Sorry, What should I do to become a member of the art portal? , Incidentally, there are alerts in my drawing album. "You are not yet a member of the art portal :(" (# laughs, suffering?), For this reason, I need to please help with the consultation, Thank you very much. (Actually, it's not that complicated, But I was wondering.)

Usually you are allowed for viewing in Art Portal if you have uploaded 4+ images. However, it also matters the ratings your fans give you. I will look around some more about it, but do not fret. You at least have a new follower

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 20:24:32


At 12/5/18 05:17 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 12/5/18 05:03 PM, SecretEliteDominantM wrote: I really hope i am able to upload my creations here like in Tumblr. I only work with people who are 18 or older. In the case of American citizens i only accept work with 21 years or older people.

I am a creator of NSFW content related with the BDSM/Fetish related with the erotic hypnosis and their sub genres like the petplay,master/servant and the rest of famous genres on the BDSM/Fetish world of course without violence on the material

The first rule on the BDSM is safety,security & consensualism,nothing is forced at least in my case and the case of other dominants and dominatrix
Sorry but we don't host photographic nudity or adult (live action) film here, if you're creating video and photo content.

Pornhub is allowing more peopel. Try there and you can have a small amount of ad revenue on it. They only require you to fill the "model application. But while filling it out, state that you are a content creator, and it shall become easy to apply

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 20:34:53


I just wanted to drop in and say, as an ex-Tumblr artist, thanks for the warm welcome.
I feel a bit bad posting a bunch of my stuff in one go, but since I plan on probably deleting my Tumblr blogs once the 18th rolls around... I really, really want some place to keep it all, you know?

I also wanted to say it's really refreshing to actually see a site put so much weight in the hands of the artists and other users, too; like letting us set a CC license per picture, for example, is really nifty.

All in all, this feels like the right place to be for an artist in today's internet climate. I really do hope more people make their way over here.

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 20:36:10


Wow! This is the nicest message I've read so far. I actually never heard/knew about Newgrounds, but thanks to instagram comments many people were talking about going back here. I love this site way more than Tumblr. I feel like it's much more supportive and interactive and user friendly. I think it's way better than Deviantart, as well. I can't wait to upload more art! : )

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 20:42:52


Ahh, man - another thanks from a Tumblr newbie! Coming into this topic to see all the upgrades/specials is such a sweet "we want to make our users happy and welcome" thing to see, indeed; what a warm welcome, indeed, and it's a delight that you'll have us!

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 21:15:18


Welp, so long Assassin and pretty much anything made before 2003.

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 22:10:11


At 12/6/18 09:15 PM, toiletduck2 wrote: Welp, so long Assassin and pretty much anything made before 2003.

Just because we have new artists and people joining does not mean all the old content is suddenly getting removed. The only old games or movies getting removed these days are those containing copyrighted audio because record labels tend to be dicks these days.


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Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 22:11:16


At 12/5/18 05:24 AM, Ruehl21 wrote: If I could ask for anything, it would be for more tags. I like that there is a maximum, but four is a bit too little. Many artists moving over are used to tagging with Name, Full Name, Show in Japanese, Show in English, one or more abbreviations on the show their work is derived from, and finally a couple of tags to sum up the rest of the comment in the picture (for example, a picture of Kirishima can end up with BNHA, MHA, My-Hero-Academia, Boku-no-Hero-Academia, Kirishima, and Eijirou-Kirishima, just to get started). That can be five or six tags at the minimum just to get an illustration properly searchable. If we could bring it up to around 8-10 the hard limit would damn near annihilate the terrible power tagging had on Tumblr (what with the whole discussions in the tags nonsense that was everywhere) while still making things easier to find for the rest of us.

Actually, redundant tagging is something I actually hope won't happen around here. If anything, I hope the tagging system follow e621's example, with one designated tag for something, and at best synonym tags becoming aliased. Though incorporating Tumblr's autofill suggestions for tags would combo perfectly with that structure, as it would orient the taggers towards the tags they want to use without too many derivations.


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Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 22:18:56


I'm an old-timer compared to some folks here, I reckon. I remember the halcyon days of old, when Turtle Cannon, Stick Fight, Salad Fingers, Fur Baby, and Alien Hominid were all the rage. It's been years since I've been to the site from my time in middle school, and being back here again floods me with a wave of nostalgia, especially since the site layout more or less hasn't changed in over a decade. Sure, it's shinier, but it still feels like Newgrounds.

I just want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Newgrounds staff in their entirety for giving us artists another place to call home in this idiotic storm.

You guys rock!


Soooo, everything looks cool and promising, but I see that the first problem that actually made me forego Newgrounds for a couple of years before is still here: the blatant homophobia of the audience here. Like... I know my art style quite well to say it doesn't look awful to be voted 1 or 2, but any time I upload anything GAY here, the pics get downvoted. And don't even start talking artistic merits here.

If you really wish to give home to many artists from Tumblr, this is one thing you've got to think how to solve.

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 23:12:05


At 12/5/18 11:02 AM, ApacheJay156 wrote: Please give us a way to separate the art on our profile into different "folders" or galleries.

Newgrounds has playlists, they work essentially the same. They got that covered.


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Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-06 23:52:09


At 12/4/18 01:17 AM, ratdeity wrote: I didn't realize a lot of people were doing this lmao. I just remembered i used to use newgrounds like over 6 years ago and i remember that ng is pretty cool with whatever you produce.

Yes, all the cool kids are coming to NewGrounds.

At 12/4/18 01:20 AM, Stringbing wrote: The last time I was on Newgrounds as a member was almost 10 years ago. I deleted my old account in 2009-2010, but its good to be back since Newgrounds helped me jump my career. I'd love to catch up with this website.

Things were much different ten years ago. Welcome back to the best website out there.

At 12/4/18 01:23 AM, Dznr wrote: Guys, I have a lot of animations made on the basis of other people's art, do I have the right to post them on my page?

You have to submit an original creation.

At 12/4/18 01:45 AM, TimeFluxMista wrote: Come one, come all!

Step on up, and join the movement of creativity and freedom.


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Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-07 00:30:46


At 12/6/18 05:33 AM, TomFulp wrote: Been intending to do this, it's way overdue now. The FLA resources probably aren't even needed by anyone anymore, either.

I guess they're not needed anymore, but boy were they cool to use. Do as you must.


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Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-07 00:42:01


Just noticed the increased tag amount today when I uploaded my new comic page, thank you! Will be very useful with complex artworks depicting a wide range of....ideas...

Also, do you think there will be a third wave on December 17th? Like, artists in deny, or that think they can circumvent the system, or just want to see how long they'll be able to last under the new tumblr regime?


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Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-07 00:55:30


At 12/6/18 10:11 PM, Vinsionary wrote:
At 12/5/18 05:24 AM, Ruehl21 wrote: If I could ask for anything, it would be for more tags. I like that there is a maximum, but four is a bit too little. Many artists moving over are used to tagging with Name, Full Name, Show in Japanese, Show in English, one or more abbreviations on the show their work is derived from, and finally a couple of tags to sum up the rest of the comment in the picture (for example, a picture of Kirishima can end up with BNHA, MHA, My-Hero-Academia, Boku-no-Hero-Academia, Kirishima, and Eijirou-Kirishima, just to get started). That can be five or six tags at the minimum just to get an illustration properly searchable. If we could bring it up to around 8-10 the hard limit would damn near annihilate the terrible power tagging had on Tumblr (what with the whole discussions in the tags nonsense that was everywhere) while still making things easier to find for the rest of us.
Actually, redundant tagging is something I actually hope won't happen around here. If anything, I hope the tagging system follow e621's example, with one designated tag for something, and at best synonym tags becoming aliased. Though incorporating Tumblr's autofill suggestions for tags would combo perfectly with that structure, as it would orient the taggers towards the tags they want to use without too many derivations.

Would redundant tags cause an actual issue though? I always figured it just made things easier to search for. It can be hard for an artist to get their work seen by a lot of people since many will just search the tags they know. Not everyone thinks to search the Japanese name, while other's got started on it when an English name wasn't decided on and may not be updated.

I do like the idea of auto-fill/auto-suggest and/or aliasing though. That sounds way more efficient. I'd be down to only needing 6 tags at the most. Pre-made tags like AO3 are nice because it's a bit more forceful, but I can't see that working here.

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-07 01:19:07


At 12/7/18 12:42 AM, Eldrik wrote: Just noticed the increased tag amount today when I uploaded my new comic page, thank you! Will be very useful with complex artworks depicting a wide range of....ideas...

Also, do you think there will be a third wave on December 17th? Like, artists in deny, or that think they can circumvent the system, or just want to see how long they'll be able to last under the new tumblr regime?

Seems likely to me, I mean, i saw some shared posts saying that they wouldn't be taking down this and that... Even if tumblr survives it'll be that bitter mother in law that just ruins the family gatherings whilst drunk on sherry.

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-07 01:33:39


Is this where the excessive amount of bestiality and futa animation is coming from...?

*sigh*

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-07 01:42:00


At 12/6/18 11:08 PM, StarpunkD wrote: Soooo, everything looks cool and promising, but I see that the first problem that actually made me forego Newgrounds for a couple of years before is still here: the blatant homophobia of the audience here. Like... I know my art style quite well to say it doesn't look awful to be voted 1 or 2, but any time I upload anything GAY here, the pics get downvoted. And don't even start talking artistic merits here.

If you really wish to give home to many artists from Tumblr, this is one thing you've got to think how to solve.

As a long time user that have seen that problem for a long time and had tried to fight it by well reviewing art in an artistic way and not using my personal tastes as a first base, as i think a big part of us do, I have come to the conclusion that in the end this problem can get fixed or at least treated in big part by what is happening right now, that being that more people with multiple tastes and colors come. You see freedom of speech has always been a backstabbing sword because as someone can be free to give their opinion for example just using some artistic knowledge, others can also express their opinion by hating what they don´t like, and in the end even if the second choice is more chaotic evil than the pure neutral first one in the end they are just choices us humans can do with our liberty. And now enters in play the 2 wave of artists, with more artists and others in the platform there are going to be more reviews and opinions thain this case balance the hate comments. So in this case even though it is understandable in a way to feel that Tom and Team should start banning accounts or start tracking all people who said mean stuff, it is not the right way because that would only let us ending in 1984, the web version or doing a Tumblr 2.0. So lets make Newgrounds bloom to a new gold age, bring more people here too make everything progress and get proper love by everyone tastes and colors. Have a bright day and going to try to check out some of that art.


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Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-07 01:58:01


Good to be here. I'm liking this place so far.

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-07 02:30:37


At 12/7/18 01:42 AM, Insanaty wrote:
So in this case even though it is understandable in a way to feel that Tom and Team should start banning accounts or start tracking all people who said mean stuff, it is not the right way because that would only let us ending in 1984, the web version or doing a Tumblr 2.0. So lets make Newgrounds bloom to a new gold age, bring more people here too make everything progress and get proper love by everyone tastes and colors. Have a bright day and going to try to check out some of that art.

I never said anything about banning accounts, there are ways to show that all sorts of art is actually welcome here. Like, discussions, contests, etc. etc. I know tumblr folk well enough to forsee these flames rising high soon enough.

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-07 03:35:03


At 12/6/18 11:08 PM, StarpunkD wrote: Soooo, everything looks cool and promising, but I see that the first problem that actually made me forego Newgrounds for a couple of years before is still here: the blatant homophobia of the audience here. Like... I know my art style quite well to say it doesn't look awful to be voted 1 or 2, but any time I upload anything GAY here, the pics get downvoted. And don't even start talking artistic merits here.

If you really wish to give home to many artists from Tumblr, this is one thing you've got to think how to solve.

I think the idea was more to welcome Tumblr refugees to their home, not make a home for us. They have no responsibility to make us a home. They don't even have to welcome us. We're the ones coming into other peoples' homes where the ladies are enjoyed more than the men, and thus views and ratings are likely to reflect that.

I don't think it's worth worrying over, as it's only problematic if the comment section is crapped on immaturely, and even then, trolls and children are to be left alone. You should do you regardless of what others think/rate, and so should anyone else who joins. It's simpler that way. I do hope things get better for you, but I'd rather the site doesn't get changed too much to do it.

Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-07 03:41:59


At 12/7/18 02:30 AM, StarpunkD wrote:
At 12/7/18 01:42 AM, Insanaty wrote:
So in this case even though it is understandable in a way to feel that Tom and Team should start banning accounts or start tracking all people who said mean stuff, it is not the right way because that would only let us ending in 1984, the web version or doing a Tumblr 2.0. So lets make Newgrounds bloom to a new gold age, bring more people here too make everything progress and get proper love by everyone tastes and colors. Have a bright day and going to try to check out some of that art.
I never said anything about banning accounts, there are ways to show that all sorts of art is actually welcome here. Like, discussions, contests, etc. etc. I know tumblr folk well enough to forsee these flames rising high soon enough.

Thank God that you didn´t thought of banning accounts as a fist solution, just was commenting the subject to double check because lately in other sites the normal solution has been just eliminating anything that could harm, I mean more or less sadly for lots of artists that was in a simpler way Tumblr thinking way for their actions. But yeah agree that some discussions or perhaps contests could be goods options, I think that will actually happen in a natural way, the contests if this flow of newcomers keep going because the ones that exist right now are good and all but we definitely will need more. With the discussions and all I have been thinking that something that a system could be implemented where we have a calendar where different themes like this one in a peaceful yet looking solutions way, like for example we put this theme one day, we put it in the front page for some days before it happens and leave it all the day of discussion, and there people can talk , defend their arguments , give new ideas and everything for the theme. but if possible with someone checking all different replies and in the proper time a kind of neutral moderator so that the we don´t up insulting each other and getting nowhere. After you and other commented I have been thinking on this because there are multiple themes that need solution, the one you commented, the furry thematic, lately the fear old users have that tumblr users change to bad the platform, racism and others I sadly don´t remember or know. Another thing of that idea if it happens is that people must be aware that those discussions is that there are not wars between people, oh no they are just a way to make New grounds where everyone get the best possible result without dividing artists in differents parts of sections because in the end we are all here to help each other grow one way or another. It was very good that you bring this now considering the type of growth NG is going to see in the next days.


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Response to Welcome, 2nd Wave of New Artists! 2018-12-07 04:08:45


At 12/7/18 03:41 AM, Insanaty wrote:
At 12/7/18 02:30 AM, StarpunkD wrote:
At 12/7/18 01:42 AM, Insanaty wrote:
So in this case even though it is understandable in a way to feel that Tom and Team should start banning accounts or start tracking all people who said mean stuff, it is not the right way because that would only let us ending in 1984, the web version or doing a Tumblr 2.0. So lets make Newgrounds bloom to a new gold age, bring more people here too make everything progress and get proper love by everyone tastes and colors. Have a bright day and going to try to check out some of that art.
I never said anything about banning accounts, there are ways to show that all sorts of art is actually welcome here. Like, discussions, contests, etc. etc. I know tumblr folk well enough to forsee these flames rising high soon enough.
Thank God that you didn´t thought of banning accounts as a fist solution, just was commenting the subject to double check because lately in other sites the normal solution has been just eliminating anything that could harm, I mean more or less sadly for lots of artists that was in a simpler way Tumblr thinking way for their actions. But yeah agree that some discussions or perhaps contests could be goods options, I think that will actually happen in a natural way, the contests if this flow of newcomers keep going because the ones that exist right now are good and all but we definitely will need more. With the discussions and all I have been thinking that something that a system could be implemented where we have a calendar where different themes like this one in a peaceful yet looking solutions way, like for example we put this theme one day, we put it in the front page for some days before it happens and leave it all the day of discussion, and there people can talk , defend their arguments , give new ideas and everything for the theme. but if possible with someone checking all different replies and in the proper time a kind of neutral moderator so that the we don´t up insulting each other and getting nowhere. After you and other commented I have been thinking on this because there are multiple themes that need solution, the one you commented, the furry thematic, lately the fear old users have that tumblr users change to bad the platform, racism and others I sadly don´t remember or know. Another thing of that idea if it happens is that people must be aware that those discussions is that there are not wars between people, oh no they are just a way to make New grounds where everyone get the best possible result without dividing artists in differents parts of sections because in the end we are all here to help each other grow one way or another. It was very good that you bring this now considering the type of growth NG is going to see in the next days.

Another thought after reading again, The things with the disccussion I mentioned are ok, but after quite some time when tumblr people are more stablished, and without hurting the Portal, because even though Newgrounds is always growing Newgrounds it is also history, in a way that it is cool to see new artists and accept their content but we must also keep the Portal that is Internet history, in a way that yeah changes is cool and it is very good that tumblr people have new ideas, but we must also think that Newgrounds is a community with history that we must protect because for example Retarded Babies Animals, oh man that was one of my first flashes, can be quite polemic in today mentality of some people but for example in its moment it was also something new, something different that people grew to love and is now history in its own way, so for the moment lets newgrounds grow, things change, but those changes must be from Newgrounds as the unique site it is.


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