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Welcome to Artwork for All, a new, multifandom, challenge-based art thread. If you want to improve your art, no matter what you're making art of, then this is the place for you!
The ground rules
1. All art is welcome. Feel free to post artwork of any fandom, any character, any pairing, anything you like! The only restrictions are the Gateworld rules regarding images, as follows:
- 100KB maximum filesize and max width of 700px, regardless of whether the picture is under spoiler tags
- All reposts/quotes of posts containing graphics must have the IMG tags removed or changed to URL tags
- Be careful of manips (eg, no head/body-swapping), keep it PG, and please use spoiler tags if appropriate for currently airing shows.
2. Be nice. The whole idea of this thread is to have fun and share our artwork, so if you don't like or even know the fandom/character/pairing/whatever, then please limit your comments to the art itself. We want this to be a friendly place, so bashing of any kind will not be tolerated.
3. Sharing. While the thread will be challenge-based, it's not exclusively for the challenges. Feel free to share or request any of the following any time:
- Resources (textures, fonts, brushes, etc)
- Guidance on how to do specific things
A master list of resources and tutorials shared on the thread can be found here
Most weeks, we will run challenges. These are designed both to give us incentive to challenge ourselves and learn new things, and also to give us some inspiration (because let's face it, the mojo comes and goes for all of us!).
Challenges will be a mixture of thematic and technical, and challenge prompts will be as open as possible so that you can use whatever subject you choose.
Challenges will run from Friday to Friday. Please post your entries on the thread and also PM them to the designated person by 5pm that Friday (UK time), who will post all the entries in a round-up at the end of the week before kicking off the next challenge. All the challenge posts will be archived here, with the current challenge at the top of the list.
Examples of some of the kind of challenges you can expect here would be:
- Making art inspired by a quote
- Making art inspired by a theme, eg 'near', 'blue', 'time', 'ships'
- 'Do-over' challenges - a chance to redo an old piece of artwork
- Imitation challenges - have a go at making a piece of art in someone else's style
- Making art of a specific size - wallpapers, icons, avatars, sigs
- 7in7 icon challenges (kind of like 20in20s on Livejournal)
- Making art to a specific technical requirement, eg black & white, close crop, reflections, negative space, one pic
Ideas for challenge prompts are always welcome - please PM Jumble, Sarai or Josiane if you have any suggestions.
The first week of every month will be a designated tutorial week, and will have no challenge. The idea is that during this week, thread members should post a tutorial, either of something they have made recently, or that they have found elsewhere and found useful, for other thread members to try. The tutorials, and art made following them during the week, will be posted in the round-up post.
Enjoy the thread!