Mural or drawing?
Hello, I've trying to ask this long ago, until this one popped out in review:
Yeah, it's a street art of Pikachu (I don't understand why the submitter wrote that into "pikacu" instead..., but let's move on), either it is categorized as a drawing or a mural. The art itself is drawn on the surrounding walls of a residential complex. The submitter said in the description it was created by local residents, but only that Pikachu art was drawn on that wall, judging from the supporting image. Supporting description isn't much informative too, just saying "included as mural category".
I'm not understanding street arts as well, so my questions:
1) How do we differentiate street murals from just a drawing drawn on the wall?
2) If the art was actually drawn by submitter, should a nomination considered to be elligible (assuming that nomination has public access), even it's Pokemon-related? Or, should the submitters nominate their own street art, provided they're permitted to draw their art by land owner or local authorities?
Mural or drawing?
This is a tricky one, and one we've seen come up before. This Pikachu in particular, has been associated with a number of duplicate or falsified Wayspots, which makes this discussion particularly difficult.
When it comes to street art, there's a fine line, and it is reliant on the quality and originality of the art itself which is definitely very subjective on the opinion of the reviewer. You need to consider each piece individually.
In my opinion, something low quality like this is more likely to be "fixed" or painted over by the local municipality and removed, whereas a mural is likely done in collaboration with the local government, property owner or some combination therein.
Looking at the guidelines, while this isn't initials, I would still consider it graffiti due to the low quality of the art and therefore ineligible.