More Options to Credit Artists
I was really thrilled when twitch announced the artist badges. I am a artist myself and have some friends who are artists as well. The badges had good intentions but are, in my opinion, improvable.
1: Since Twitch now has animated emotes many streamer get their already existing emotes animated from other artists then the ones which drew them originally. Or even better, different arists work together as a team. Artist A draws the texures and Artist B animates it. Not all artists are good in any kind of art so sometimes we work together to achieve something great. BUT at the moment only one artist can get credit per emote. In my case some streamer decided to credit me, which in my opinion is unfair for the person who put so much time in illustrating the textures. That made me feel bad cause I know how hard it is as an artist and how much work goes into a great emote. On the other hand, seeing that some streamer decided against me also made me feel bad. It gives the impression that my part of the art, the animation, is not worth as much as the work of the illustrator. This creates unnecessary competition between artists. And I can only speak for my self and my case. I think there are enough other artists and cases which have similar issues! For example: sometimes Artist A only gave the idea for an emote with an sketch and Artist B drew it. Or Artist A drew an Emote in the year 2015 and now Artists B is only modernizing it. It would be great if both artists could get credit for that. So an option to choose more than one artist for the same emote would be great.
I have the opinion that five Artist badges are not enough. Especially for streamer with an wider audience and therfore more emotes. There are artists for panels, backgrounds, emotes, transitions, Video editing, thumbnails, alerts and many more. If you have more than one person that provides you with all this assets for your stream, at the moment twitch forces you to decide which artist is more important and which art has the most value on your channel. And again: this creates an unnecessary bad mood. For comparison: I currently have about 50 VIP Badges and only use a few of them. And I know that you can get more of them if you grow your channel. Why not using a similar system to get more artist badges? Or an other proposal would be to bind the number on badge to the number of emoteslots you earned. There would be several ways to achieve the same goal: us getting more badges to give proper credit to all of the great artist which make streams look good everyday.
I hope some other artist are having the same opinion and maybe ideas how to improve the credit feature.