Hi everyone! Sorry that I haven't quite followed through with making an effort to keep this group active. Truth is, I wasn't sure what the best course of action moving forward was. How do you maintain a community when the main gathering place and communication medium is gone?
But maybe that's missing the point. We all came together to draw pictures of Pokemon and there's nothing stopping us from doing that. Plenty of us made art in places other than the oekaki. So I have a different idea. You all remember the monthly themes, right? Especially when they stuck around for more than a month?
I'd like to bring those back so that we all have a reason to share art here again.
And my thought for the first monthly theme is... Spring!
Spring is a time of new beginnings, so it seems apt. (Unless you're in the southern hemisphere... in which case this is a bit less relevant.) Since the month is half over, and the monthly themes rarely lasted for only a month, this one will run through the end of April. After that they'll become monthly. As this is still a Pokemon group, submissions should still feature Pokemon, but you can draw them using whatever media you choose. Oekaki, Photoshop, traditional art... it's up to you!
I could also use some help with moderation, since I don't always have a ton of time to check dA, and I don't want submissions or membership requests to keep getting missed... Let me know if you're interested! Preferably I'm looking for help from people who use dA at least a couple times a week.
I'm looking forward to seeing new art from you guys!