ArtStation is an online platform for artists to upload and showcase their work.
This page will describe how to upload from ArtStation, in addition to how to handle new artist entries in the case an entry doesn't already exist for the artist you're uploading a work from.
The uploading process has been simplified for ArtStation. Upload with the danbooru bookmarklet, or paste in the URL of the work you wish to upload in the upload page. This way, you don't have to upload the image from your computer and risk it being an image sample. If you wish to upload a project with multiple images, the batch bookmarklet will make this much easier.
If after uploading the source is a direct image URL or blank, it should be changed to the HTML URL of the work. There are two types of HTML URL pages for projects on ArtStation. The www version represents the main site, in addition to pages based on a custom domain name for the artist. On the custom domain name gallery, the artist can make some images available not on the www gallery. Either URL should technically work and detect artist names, however the artist subdomain is able to be changed. Below is an example of a preferred source:
You can observe that the alternative URL structure is simply borrowed from the other by comparing them, as shown below by the same project on the different pages.
Use the artist tag detected under Related Tags, if there is one. If there is none, you may refer to the rest of this article on how to choose an artist name and make an entry for them.
Artist naming and entry
If there are no other active accounts on which an artist posts, the name listed in their profile will usually be sufficient for their artist name. If their ArtStation account has been found linked from one their other accounts such as DeviantArt or Pixiv than their ArtStation URLs (seen below) should be appended to their existing artist entry. See Artist tagging help thread if you are unsure or think an artist name should be changed.
There are two URLs for an ArtStation artist that should be included in their artist entry list of URLs. One starts with www and the other is a customization subdomain. Unlike Pixiv however direct links to images should not be included. Below is an example for one artist:
Note: Artists on ArtStation are able to edit their usernames on the site. When this happens both the above URLs will change and should subsequently be added to their artist entry, however the old ones should not be removed.
Sometimes an artists other accounts may be listed in the About subheading on their ArtStation profile. This could help find an existing artist entry or should be appended to the artist's URL list.
Legacy "/original/" files
At its launch, ArtStation had higher-resolution or quality version of images sometimes available. This allowed users to sometimes upload much higher quality versions of images form the source. Many images uploaded prior to suspension of this file thankfully remain on Danbooru as legacy content from that time, despite no longer being available from ArtStation. See below for the legacy instructions on uploading these images, which was later automated by the recommended bookmarklet:
ArtStation has reduced-size versions of its images known as artstation samples, none of which should be uploaded here.
To find the full image URL, you must manually alter part of the image URL (typically /large/ or /4k/) to /original/. If the /original/ returns a file not found error, then the /4k/ image is accepted as the original. Some small images have similar /large/ and /4k/ version, because check biggest quality.
URLs with different resolution:
Original (not always exist): https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/028/861/423/original/acorecell-cell-qn-1.jpg
Sample large resolution: https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/028/861/423/large/acorecell-cell-qn-1.jpg
Sample 4K resolution: https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/028/861/423/4k/acorecell-cell-qn-1.jpg