There have been many discussions about the possibility of an Art Capture Method for Pokemon in the URPG. The idea being that the three biggest creativity outlets on a pokemon forum tend to be Roleplaying, Story Writing, and Art. The Park is the RP method and our Story Board is the Writing method. So where is our art method?
It has been suggested that it would be rather difficult to create a standard method of judging if an artwork would capture a pokemon or not. Not to mention the fact that we have different styles ranging from CG to pixel. Writing follows the rules and limitations of grammar. What rules does art follow?
Of course, being the obtuse person I am, I have not given up on figuring out a potential method to use for art capturing. Think of it as the holy grail of Art and URPG cooperation. When we achieve it, it will be a sight to behold.
For now though, I present a rather simple idea that we perhaps could implement.
Most of us are aware of art competitions, in which creative members gather together and submit their work to be judged by a panel of experts or the community as a whole. Voting is involved in some form or another. Ultimately, a victor or a ranking is announced. There are winner and losers. Everyone is excited about the results and can't wait to see what may happen next.
I propose something similar. Already, for competitive events, we award pokemon as top prizes. Becoming the Champion awards a Legendary (as does winning the Summer Story Competition). Reaching the top of a tournament offers a mon of your choice at a certain rank. Competitions are difficult in that you're not fighting against just yourself, but others who are just as eager as you are to win.
So I propose an art competition that occurs every week or every two weeks depending on the length. It could work similar to auctions in that an official puts up a single pokemon as the competition's theme. Instead of money, artists submit their work to be judged. And the winner, of course, wins the pokemon in question.
To ensure fairness and promote diversity, the official can set additional rules to an individual competition such as "only scanned drawn art" or "cg only". Perhaps the official would add an additional theme like "Delibird and Valentine's Day" to add a little more challenge.
The competition would last 1 or 2 weeks depending on the number of submissions. I'm thinking a minimum of 5 members must have submitted before the Art Capture can be judged.
Anyway, the point is to offer artists a method to capture pokemon. This is, by no means perfect, but it's better than anything we've come up before.
Please feel free to discuss the idea so that we could perhaps better it even further. I'm only one person after all. And if anyone is interested in helping out, please say so! The more the merrier!