I've been spending the past few days with my free time browsing a lot of the art on dA. I've seen quite a lot of cool stuff that I plan on featuring in the next in.SPIRED
, but I know that I'm probably missing quite a lot of other radical artists and works. That said, I want to re-purpose the second batch of features I was going to do for in.SPIRED for SWAP♥SHOW
, which swaps my position as that one weird dude who keeps creepily scuttling around other artist's pages to feature art, to you
guys making the calls. And your friends and artists you admire or feel could use more exposure. That said, if you're interested in participating, please read the guideline for submissions.
GUIDELINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions will be taken December 5 through December 20. You do not need to be watching me to make a suggestion. |D
1.) Featured work must have been made in the past three weeks, which also means you have time to make something shiny and new too if you want. You have plenty of time! Feel free to wait as long as you need to to send in something, as this is not a first-come-first serve basis. (Deviations between Nov 14-Dec 20 are acceptable for submission.) Please send your suggested features to me via a note as "Swap Show Submission" or anything close to that.
2.) I will probably have preference towards unseen artists, but we'll see what happens. For the intent of this first batch of features though, I will probably overlook this.
3.) It does not have to be your artwork. In fact, I encourage looking for other artists outside of your general viewing zone to find to feature. You might run into something cool. :]
4.) You may submit your own work though, of course. I also encourage that even more. If you have more than one submission, you may send up to three, though I'll only pick one. You can also send three pieces from three different artists (yourself included).
5.) Featured work should preferably be of completed nature. Avoid submission of sketches, wips and speedpaints, though if they are particularly striking, it may be featured regardless. I'm going to skirt past sketch/art dumps for the time being. Let's get some cool, amazing and inspiring work in here!
6.) I'm going to try feature as many people as possible but depending on how many people submit, I may not be able to feature everyone. If not, feel free to try again next time. This is about self-improvement, sharing work, and having fun.
7.) You should be proud of it! Be passionate about your work! Have fun and make great art.
Since it is the merry month of December, I'll be doing something a bit special this time around. Those who send in a submission will be automatically put into a raffle for a 3 month premium membership (and depending on interest up to three prizes of such total), and I will announce the winner by RNG following the features. It is not required, but you will be entered in twice if you favourite this journal, mostly in the hopes that I can expand the viewership of features and submissions (and thus, more prizes). You will not get any chances if you do not at least send in a submission, but you can favourite this right now and send in a submission later and still get two chances.) You are, of course, welcome to just favourite it anyways. :] (Also if you happen to win the raffle but don't want the membership, you can give it away to the person of your choice.)
In my journey to improve myself as an artist, I have found a lot of inspiration through deviantArt's pages. I've poked quite a bit of fun at the site every now and then about "not having any good art", but a lot of it is just because I haven't been looking in the right places. I hope that other artists will be able to find and share work they love and aspire to continue making great work, whether they do it as a job or as a hobby or anything else.
Phew. Sorry for the mouthful, and have a great and safe holiday season. And if you have any questions, leave them here. Feel free to share this journal too! In fact, I would really appreciate it if you did. I have high hopes for this, mostly as a way to give back to the community that has actually helped foster so much of my art as a kid and now.
Now go forth and find some rad art! Some ideas to get started, if you're looking for fresh work: I advise browsing the sections you're fond of, typing in key words of things you find cool and looking for more recent submissions there, or raiding your favourite artist's favourites and soforth.)
(ALSO HECK it has been cold here. Stay warm guys,