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a scarlet thing ([personal profile] chimney) wrote in [community profile] drawingboard2012-11-10 04:12 pm
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WEEELLLCOOOMMMEEE the somewhat grand opening of [community profile] drawingboard!

If you've read the profile or came here from plurk, then you probably already know this, but! This community is dedicated to connecting artists on dreamwidth and allowing them to request critique, share resources, techniques, references, et cetera! For more info, see the faq.

here's some links!
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE [member-locked mod contact, yo]

This is an obligatory meet-and-greet post/meme/shebang with an obligatory form to help y'all introduce yourself. (yourselves?)

age: if you wanna give it out...
are you in art school? were you? is art a hobby? do you deign to offer a reply?
where you at: codes are provided for tumblr, deviantart, and plurk, but you can fill out or remove whatever you want.
what mediums do you use? paints, pencils, digital, programs, etc
whaddya want: tell us a bit about yourself and/or what do you hope to get out of this comm. do you want to discover art/artists to follow? collect resources? receive critique?
OBLIGATORY GIF CATEGORY: obligatory gif category

naima: (ИІКЕ)

[personal profile] naima 2012-11-11 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
age: 24 ALMOST 25 oldassmotherfucker
are you in art school? YES. I'm currently at SJSU for Animation/illustration.
where you at: [ profile] artsmashing | [ profile] naima | [ profile] billnaisciguy
what mediums do you use? Digital mostly, but i've done charcoal, acrylic, water color, graphite, and probably more
whaddya want: UM. I love helping out younger artists and also getting feedback on my own art. Especially since this is an important year for me as I'm about to graduate.
Edited 2012-11-11 00:19 (UTC)
dreamfleet: (daisies)

[personal profile] dreamfleet 2012-11-11 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
age: 19
are you in art school? Yes! I'm at Northeastern University for Graphic Design
where you at: [ profile] dreamfleet | [ profile] dreamfleet
what mediums do you use? Digital mostly but graphite and charcoal a lot too as well as pen / marker and watercolor sometimes though I'm not so great at that yet.
whaddya want: Any kind of feedback / tips from other artists / techniques since I'm honestly fairly new to the art world and all that stuff.

[personal profile] box 2012-11-11 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
age: 27 =B
are you in art school? I was! I graduated from SCAD with not one but two rolls of paper. Got mah Masters in Sequential Art.
where you at: [ profile] drawinginboxes | [ profile] chloerozo | [ profile] kerbox
what mediums do you use? Mostly digital, pencil, ink and brush
whaddya want: I love getting feedback and I also just love seeing other people's art and showing my own. I love communication between artists!! Generates creative energy. Also tossups for "hey check out this awesome thing
callmewing: (Wingus approves!)

[personal profile] callmewing 2012-11-11 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
age: 26
are you in art school? A big ol' nope on that one.
where you at: [ profile] callmewingus | [ profile] callmewingus | [ profile] wingus
what mediums do you use? Primarily digital these days (Easy Paint Tool SAI, FireAlpaca), but I keep a sketchbook and pencil around. Dabbled in colored pencil and acrylic.
whaddya want: I want to draw cool things for myself and hope that other people find them cool. I've got a desire to eventually do a webcomic that's been simmering for years, but I still need to act on it. I've kind of long since given upon any kinds of lofty artistic aspirations and just doin' it for fun and profit when I can manage it.
callmewing: (=[)

[personal profile] callmewing 2012-11-11 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, that's one of the big things holding me back. Ideally, I'd want to a whole damn story arc before starting, but then that starts to conflict with the "DAMN IT I WANT TO SHOW SOMEONE THIS" urge.

...that, and how the hell does building a website even work. Or paying for one.
callmewing: (Hmmm...)

[personal profile] callmewing 2012-11-11 01:04 am (UTC)(link)
I need to actually sit down and try TwistedBrush after nabbing it on that free day a few weeks back. :|a
meigui: animation: Bradley James; Merlin; BBC (I'd give my heart to you)

[personal profile] meigui 2012-11-11 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
HOAROUS or semiramis or horus or mei or I forget what else people call me these days
age: 23
are you in art school? NOPE I'm in the cognitive science program at Carnegie Mellon
where you at: [ profile] hoarous | [ profile] semiramis | [ profile] hoarous
what mediums do you use? mostly digital these days.
whaddya want: currently I'm trying to figure out how to write a tutorial to explain how to hack your brain to make use of top-down parietal stream feedback to portray volume in drawing?! Which in practice is a lot less complicated than it sounds, but I need to condense the science part a bit to make it more accessible to laypersons. OTHER THAN THAT THOUGH I want to see what the art community on dreamwidth is up to!
lacies: (U N C L O U D E D S K Y)

[personal profile] lacies 2012-11-11 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
age: 26
are you in art school? nope
where you at: [ profile] lacies | [ profile] quiet-when-silent | [ profile] passaro
what mediums do you use? digital I kind of bounce around programs, my true love is probably painter classic AH IT IS NO MORE. Uh I also just do pencil and paper with a side of markers.
whaddya want: UH. idk I used to like to collab with people (usually I colour and the other person draws because I prefer to colour) and um...just be inspired by people who draw regularly? idk :X
Um...I don't really do that :|a /is the most fun
meigui: fanart: Horus; American Gods; Neil Gaiman. (zz caramell)

[personal profile] meigui 2012-11-11 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
...also sorry I don't have a less horrifying gif, here have another animated icon to make up for it
starrypaper: (Rozen Maiden//A blooming smile)

[personal profile] starrypaper 2012-11-11 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
age: 20
are you in art school? Technically, yes since my college has an official school of art as of this year now c: Cal State Long Beach!
where you at: [ profile] moonlitpaper | [ profile] kotori-rin | [ profile] sweethymns | [personal profile] starrypaper
what mediums do you use? 95% of the time, digital (SAI + Photoshop CS2) and other 5% is oil, watercolor, and acrylic paints.
whaddya want: I love learning and looking at how and what other people draw even if I don't have the same style. I'd love to pick up techniques and new ideas to help me improve! I'm planning on making a visual novel or two one day, but I really want to keep building up my artistic skill set first.
Edited 2012-11-11 01:24 (UTC)
clockworklotus: (Default)

[personal profile] clockworklotus 2012-11-11 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
are you in art school?Graduated with a degree in Illustration
where you at:[ profile] lotusblossom7 | [ profile] lotusblossom
what mediums do you use? Mostly digital now days, but I love paint. Watercolor, oil, tempera, acrylic, pencil, charcoal, pastels.
whaddya want: TO talk about art stuff with other art people and critiques are always helpful. I'd also love to hear if anyone had any advise about web comics. Starting one is something I've been wanting to do.
vandalized: (♫ ♪ ♩Get in my oven bitch!♩ ♪ ♫)

[personal profile] vandalized 2012-11-11 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
age: 29 in a couple more weeks. :(
are you in art school? No... Nursing school... haha. My former majors were Fine Art and Graphic design though. That's why I am still working on a two year degree at 29.
where you at: [ profile] ghostbacon | [ profile] salinetea
what mediums do you use? Um, a few things. I'm still not that great at digital stuff (Well, I do photo manipulations and stuff), but I use Photoshop and Sai for that. Um, outside of that pencils and paper. I paint a little, and usually use acrylics because they're cheap. haha. My all time favorite is dip pens. I love love love using bamboo reed pens and ink.
whaddya want: PRINCESSES I like discussing art with regular artists. I'm not into complex terms and explanations with art. Haha, I don't know. I also just like seeing other people's stuff. And maybe someday I won't be too worried to post my own art. I also like learning about new mediums and techniques so... Yeah!

Edited 2012-11-11 01:30 (UTC)
beccastareyes: Image of Sam from LotR. Text: loyal (Default)

[personal profile] beccastareyes 2012-11-11 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
age: 28
are you in art school? Nope. I'm getting my PhD in astronomy; art is a hobby.
where you at: [ profile] beccastareyes | [ profile] beccastareyes
what mediums do you use? A lot of things. A lot of digital art, but also colored pencils, markers, black ink, watercolors and acrylics (if I'm feeling fancy). I also sew, crochet and do crafty things.
whaddya want: To learn things. And to get out of my current artless funk. (Besides doodles during seminars.) And to see pretty things. I do like others' work.
OBLIGATORY GIF CATEGORY: I am gifless, I'm afraid
callmewing: (Hmmm...)

[personal profile] callmewing 2012-11-11 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
I know there's Smackjeeves and Comicpress. :|a I'd ideally want something that could be customized to give it a more... I guess legitimate feel, would be the way to word it. For that, I'd need the help of someone who knows coding/HTML/etc, though.

Now that I think about it, I should probably stop fretting over the daunting things like HOW DO I WEBSITE and actually work on material first. Then cross the website bridge when I actually have stuff to have a website for.
hollandais: (“amaterasu.”)

[personal profile] hollandais 2012-11-11 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
age: early 20's!
are you in art school? I WAS. I graduated earlier this year.
where you at: [ profile] rambled THIS IS BASICALLY EMPTY slowly working on fixing that | [ profile] hollandais
what mediums do you use? primarily digital these days, although I also use pen and ink, on occasion. most other traditional mediums, I haven't touched in a whiiile.
whaddya want: I like talking art, and giving and getting ideas/feedback/encouragement/etc!

crawly: (Default)

[personal profile] crawly 2012-11-11 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
TEKKY or TK or crawly or whatever
age: YOUNG.
are you in art school? nope.
where you at: [ profile] persnicketer
what mediums do you use? a bunch! i use paint tool SAI for fanart, mostly, but also a lot of traditional mediums.
whaddya want: CRITIQUE, YO. and to critique other people because i like being helpful! and uh... art tips and stuff.
hollandais: (“booster.”)

[personal profile] hollandais 2012-11-11 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
OH MY GOD, hello! It's another SEQA major from SCAD. And you're an Allen player. IT'S A SMALL WORLD...

I like your style, too :>
box: (OH SHIT)

[personal profile] box 2012-11-11 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
DUDE, awesome!! MAYBE WE EVEN SAW EACH OTHER i was there from 2004-2010. I WAS SUCH A RECLUSE THOUGH

And thank you so much! Your style is GORGEOUS holy shit
megajessness: (Jazz)

[personal profile] megajessness 2012-11-11 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
age: 28
are you in art school? No, I consider my art a hobby.
where you at: [ profile] megajessness | [ profile] puffball
what mediums do you use? Mainly digital nowadays, but I still sketch a lot in pencil, I like to use charcoal and colored pencil on occasion, and when I find the time I'll paint in acrylic.
whaddya want: Just to connect with a few more people. dA honestly gets so tiring as a community, and I thought I'd give this a try. Give me a reason to post more on this journal.
hollandais: (“nia.”)

[personal profile] hollandais 2012-11-11 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
OH MAN, WE MIGHT'VE...! I was there for two of those years!

And thank you ♥ Yours is awesome, and that plant-dinosaur gets an instant seal of approval.
callmewing: (8D)

[personal profile] callmewing 2012-11-11 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
megajessness: (Maplestory White Tiger)

[personal profile] megajessness 2012-11-11 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
unresolved: (persona 4 » bound and chained)

[personal profile] unresolved 2012-11-11 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
aka that one chick that came up with this whole comm idea
age: 23
are you in art school? yep! Just started studying illustration at Middlesex university.
where you at: [ profile] worriesconstantly | [ profile] whatpants | [ profile] charlieeee | flickr
what mediums do you use? paint tool sai, photoshop etc. I like using digital stuff much more than anything else, but I've used charcoal, pastels, watercolours, pencils, pens and so on.
whaddya want: I made this comm because I wanted to be able to post into an environment I felt was safe, and that it was I could learn from. I'm always interested in grabbing more references, not to mention receiving and giving crits as well as talking shop with new people. And there's always the whole making friends thing!

unresolved: (Default)

[personal profile] unresolved 2012-11-11 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
anyone that likes richard ayoade is a ok in my book
unresolved: (lotr » welp)

[personal profile] unresolved 2012-11-11 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
eafdsfdsrgwfasd that gif i lol'd
crawly: (Default)

[personal profile] crawly 2012-11-11 03:41 am (UTC)(link)

aww yesssss
crawly: (Default)

[personal profile] crawly 2012-11-11 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
but i have so many non-encouraging gifs i have to share them (and by extension, my pain)

like so:

lanoyee: Makimachi Misao from Rurouni Kenshin, overjoyed. (Misao - HAPPY)

[personal profile] lanoyee 2012-11-11 08:31 am (UTC)(link)
age: 25
are you in art school? Nope. Hope to be one day, though.
where you at: [ profile] kikoujutsuka | [ profile] Yumejin | [ profile] Kikoujutsuka
what mediums do you use? Mostly pencil, ink, digital. With the occasional watercolor thrown in.
whaddya want: I REALLY JUST SAW THIS ON MY PLURK LIST AND THOUGHT "YES!" IDK... to hang out and be chummy with other DW artists I guess.
buttons: ([Cor] We love you~ ♥)

[personal profile] buttons 2012-11-11 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
age: 20!
are you in art school? Nope. Hopefully seeing about going onto a foundation course next year though.
where you at: [ profile] musicalbuttons | [ profile] otherbuttons | [ profile] otherbuttons
what mediums do you use? Traditional (sketches), SAI Paint Tool, Photoshop (abuse of the pen tool, abuse of the transparency bg option).
whaddya want: To gain inspiration, learn how to draw anatomy and other things properly, to draw the images I have in my head, to finish my webcomic, to sell my work, to become a concept artist, and most importantly to improve.
Oh, did you mean in this community? Well, half of that's in there anyway. |D

all of my gifs are on the main computer. 8( all i have to offer is this.
buttons: ([BatB] That's brilliant!)

[personal profile] buttons 2012-11-11 08:42 am (UTC)(link)
I was scrolling up instead of down, and I knew this was you just by the bottom GIF. |D

thank you for making this comm. <3
lanoyee: Profile view of Amira from Otoyomegatari looking curious. (Amira - lookie there!)

[personal profile] lanoyee 2012-11-11 09:02 am (UTC)(link)
... that's adorable.
deduce: (Default)

[personal profile] deduce 2012-11-11 10:26 am (UTC)(link)
deduce: (Default)

[personal profile] deduce 2012-11-11 10:27 am (UTC)(link)
you didn't know it was me from the first gif? am i doing something wrong :(

buttons: ([Cor] We love you~ ♥)

[personal profile] buttons 2012-11-11 11:05 am (UTC)(link)
I saw the bottom GIF first! I would have known from the first one too. ;u; <3
buttons: ([HS] tehe)

[personal profile] buttons 2012-11-11 11:06 am (UTC)(link)
One Caterpie's spirit can power an entire drawing community. ;u;
wyna_hiros: (Default)

[personal profile] wyna_hiros 2012-11-13 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
are you in art school? Graduated from art school this year!
where you at: [ profile] wynahiros
what mediums do you use? Pencils, pens, digital (photoshop), sometimes 3D (Zbrush)
whaddya want: I'd love to see other artists and get feedback on my own art; anything to improve!
OBLIGATORY GIF CATEGORY: I don't have any on me. :(