Photography is not allowed in either public or private galleries. We prefer to keep the spotlight on hand-made works. Photographs of sculptures, paintings or other hand-made items are acceptable.
You must be the owner and creator of the work you are submitting. If you are not the creator but you commissioned the piece and have full rights to publish it, it would still be preferred that you have the artist upload it under their account and credit your as the commissioner.
If you commissioned the piece, have full publishing rights and will only allow the piece under your account, you must state you commissioned the work, credit the artist and include links to their Newgrounds or other on-line gallery account.
Do not submit images made from public files (such as scene creators). Content created using 'scene creator' programs does not count as your creation. The artist who created the game also created the pieces, so the art is considered to be their work.
This includes art made with Source Filmmaker; if you did not create the character models, please do not share your piece in the Art Portal. If you are creating your own models and your work is removed, PM Tom. Also be careful not to produce the art equivalent of shovelware, by uploading large numbers of similar entries to the Art Portal. Activity such as this lead to a growing community backlash against SFM. We are looking at ways to address this long-term but for now it is a touchy category.
Similarly, please do not submit images where you have added captions or stories over someone else's artwork.
You may submit collages with photographic elements, providing they constitute a new work of art.
Teaser images for live-streams or content off-site can be submitted, however please uncheck the “Finished Piece?” box so that it only shows on your personal gallery and in the feeds of your followers.
Artwork may be flagged as Inappropriate if:
- It depicts a sexually suggestive image of a child (note: this judgement is based on the image alone, regardless of whether you say the subject is 18+ in the comments) Lolicon and cub art fall under this category.
- It promotes hate towards a race or sexuality, or celebrates / fetishizes hate groups. If your portrait of a "sexy nazi" is removed, this is why.
- You are bullying another user.
- It mostly consists of unmodified text. Typography is allowed, as is text in comics or story pieces.
Please make your best effort to rate your art appropriately. Some artistic nudity is allowed in M-rated submissions but we ask that nudity not be shown in a thumbnail unless a submission is A-rated.