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Old 04-23-2005, 01:55 PM   #1
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Seeing as both cgtalk.com and conceptart.org have a daily forum sketch topic (and probably other forums as well) I was thinking that we could start some type of regular activity here on PK as well.

It would give people a chance to practice on set topics, plus have fun, Sort of like a focused speedpaint thread. Aside from that, it's a good motivation to draw.

I was thinking that a weekly activity would be best for PK, as there aren't as many of us as at the major forums, and posting probably wouldn't be enough in a day to fill a topic thread with more than 3 posts. A week gives people enough time to do a good job, plus it allows for time to finish it in case someone who wants to participate is too busy on a certain day.

Topics would be drawn from a list of member submitted ideas, and posted up every monday, either by a mod, or by an appointed member.

If we want, it could also be done more like the Creature of the Week, at CA.org, where a vote is conducted at the end for the forum goers to choose their favorite design, and elect a winner. Winner can get a special recognition thingy added under their avatar.

Anyone else think this would be fun?
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Old 04-23-2005, 01:58 PM   #2
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I've been thinking about this too. Eatpoo has a weekly format that I really like, actually. I support any iteration of this idea.
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Old 04-23-2005, 02:01 PM   #3
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sounds cool
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Old 04-23-2005, 02:03 PM   #4
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It would nice to have around when you lack any ideas of your own. It could sure help get people out of a slump too. The only other idea thread we had was in the exercise yard. The Anime 100 I think it was. Sadly it didn't last long. So I totally support this idea. It would be great to have around.
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Old 04-23-2005, 02:23 PM   #5
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Yup, I really hope this happens. It would be a great way to practice when ur in a slump.
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Old 04-23-2005, 04:06 PM   #6
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this would have been better for me 2 days ago. I had a mental block sooo bad I couldn't even do a good stick figure. but Yeah I think this would be cool and it would give us some practice with stuff we're not used to.
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Old 04-23-2005, 05:11 PM   #7
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I've actually been skulking over at CA.org and have thought about this a lot. I'd participate for sure if we set some daily/weekly thing up.
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Old 04-23-2005, 05:13 PM   #8
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Sounds good.
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Old 04-23-2005, 05:39 PM   #9
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You know the best way to impliment this? It would be to create a topic in the Art Activities section with the first weeks idea.
Then next week, you can put up another one.

It's not like you need the mods to make it official, start drawing allready.
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Old 04-23-2005, 05:49 PM   #10
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1) You need to bring attention to it. It isn't as if the Art Activities section is the most visited one on PK. If I start a thread there, it will get little attention. Or maybe not, but why bother taking a chance?

2) You need to see if people are even interested in an idea before you try it. Seems like everyone is on board, AND now they know that it could happen, so it is more likely that a thread like that would be popular.

3) Who knows, the mods may be nice and grant it an individual section, or somethin' somethin'. Doubtful, but shit happens.

4) New and interesting ideas tend to come up when people get together and discuss a topic. Why waste that.
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Old 04-23-2005, 05:55 PM   #11
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1) It's got attention now.

2) Everyone is interested

3) If so, they will move the thread into the section.

4) Because if we keep discussing we'll never actually do it. If the first one sucks, there will be a second that we can discuss more.

The best way to get it going is to start while people are interested.
Why not just say you'll put up a new idea every Saturday. If people want to suggest ideas, they can suggest the next one.
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:03 PM   #12
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you can try it in the activity forum at any time, if it becomes popular we could make a new forum for it
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In that case I nominate "Ninjas?" as our first topic.

If that's too simple, something with ninjas in it.
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:41 PM   #14
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It's a great idea to me. My biggest problem in graphics is creativity. It'd be good.
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:16 PM   #15
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Who will be incharge of changing the topic every week?

Also, will it be a weekly ordeal, or a daily one, or maybie both?
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:21 PM   #16
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How about a list of people that want to be involved, and each week the next person down gets to pick?
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:25 PM   #17
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I saw you're post over at CA.org where you suggested some topics a few days ago, dfacto. I thought a lot of those were good. If you want to start it off, go ahead. I've considered jumping in on the dailies over there at some point, so doing weeklies might work out better for my schedule.

I'm with Shou. We have the exercise yard here for group activities, so feel free to test out your idea and see how it goes. Maybe try to contain it in one thread for now, and if enough people actually participate, we could look into making it a separate forum.
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Old 04-23-2005, 08:27 PM   #18
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I believe that is permission or something..(like we needed it, hehe)

At lest this will give me a reason to visit another section of the forum besides ML and VG section, heh.
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Old 04-23-2005, 09:00 PM   #19
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I am soooo in. I've been wanting to have something like this for ages. The other thing I've been wanting to have I saw on some board, but I don't remember which one...it was where I post a character, then another person draws that character doing something, then posts another character, and the next person does the same.
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Old 04-23-2005, 09:34 PM   #20
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sooo..when do we start?
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