cute little dude. Must be a pain flossing. Btw whatever happened to the "cruise" you owe me? Had another look at ArtOrder, some neat info there. So does he really contact people for work off the bat if he sees something good? That's pretty neat if so. May jump in on the challenges, every tuesday then? The concept art ones of late have been a bit meh...
I'm not really sure. In every post he does, he says that he's always open to artists sending in sample work. I'm pretty sure these challenges are a sort of scouting tool, but I've not actually heard of anyone getting picked up trough them. I like them because it feels like a more professional type practice. I feel that it's pushing me to do better concepts. I liked the CA challenges because they were looking for higher quality work, but I never care anything about winning them or getting involved in the forums over there. And yeah, the recent ones have been out of my taste range.
I know. I keep putting it off. I think I need to budget my time a little better
Oh I just read something where he was talking about trying to contact an artist and not being able to find contact details on a lot of the ones he showcases, or something to that effect anyway. The briefs do look a lot more authentic in terms of how they are presented. Not that I would really know but it does seem so. Yep the CA ones are nice to do to get a relatively polished (what artorder called a "beauty piece" I think) thing together. I also haven't had much interest in getting involved in the forums, they just didn't seem altogether that useful, and the forum and post structure itself really sucks. DA is much better arranged in terms of managing community type things I think.
Yeah, those long forum threads really get bogged down with a lot of crap. But I've wanted to do some thing here on dA that it's not structured to handle. Ah well. The community here is fantastic and quite supportive
His post about contact info was great. I would not have thought to include my email address in an email I'm sending from the same account but if it gets forwarded once, the reply-to info is lost. It makes sense, but I would've missed it. I feel like his blog (and others like it) is a sort of free school.
Yep they really do. What did you have in mind to setup?
The community here is nice and supportive, but there are also SO many deviants that it's a bit like we aren't really part of a DA community but are tiny subsets doing our own thing with DA as the enabler. Also the whole popularity focus thing is a trifle annoying; not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be a little disheartening when you see certain things that for some reason have billions of views but you would be hard pressed to understand why? Guess it's due to a lack of focus for DA in general, which trys to cater to everybody. I'm not complaining, I know I would rather have a few useful critics than a billion gushing kudos.
I agree altogether. Some of the featured pieces are rather mind-boggling. I don't mind the small subsets. One thing I had wanted to try was this - [link] - which is why I started the (not entirely functional) word association game.
heh yep that looks like fun....I guess one way to do that in DA would be to link to each entry in the series in it's own journal entry (both pics in one submission) and have a preset ordered list of participants (who would all have a deviantwatch on the journal) and the next in line included in the journal title. The history of it all could be seen under previous journal entries. The only issue is navigating through all the journal entires, which would be a bit unwieldy and also this would probably have to be setup under a completely separate DA account, meant solely for that purpose, so it wouldn't interfere with your own Journals. A bit of effort required...