G'evening everybody! I'm @ProximaCat, the guy @wariodude128 had mentioned in his previous post: https://www.deviantart.com/wariodude128/journal/New-Co-Founder-ProximaCat-873324734
First of all, who am I?
I'm a digital artist, web designer and future indie game developer. I'm the founder of Art-Astra https://www.deviantart.com/art-astra (we even have our own Discord server) and CommissionLounge https://www.deviantart.com/commissionlounge and wario asked me for a merging between Art-Astra and this group.
It's amazing how much accomplishments this group had in seven years, 5K members! And I'm pretty sure this group will grow even harder, better, faster and stronger in the next year behind a good strategy soooo.... I have some good plans that will make this group even better.,
First of all, no changes will be made without the support of the members and the current contributors: @DemelzaTheNightwolf , @MiGpilot , @Not-Human-Kind , @RealMantis, @Renata-s-art , @rizzyun , @saeppo , @sHavYpus , @Sketch64 , @StarToonz , @VicksLee , @yotamono-chan (and, of course, the founder @wariodude128itself).
And now, my plans for this group:,
- Starting in the next days, monthly contests will be held in this group. Art and cash prizes up to $100. Got your attention, hun? I'll be the first to hold the first contest. If anybody wants to run a contest, just contact me via note and we'll talk about details.
- Folders with similar ideas will be merged ("Videogames", "My Little Pony", "Wario's Castle" could entirely work in a category called "Fanart"). Less hassle for moderation, and every contributor won't need to moderate five-six folders at the time.
- Weekly art features will be held every Sunday; contributors only need to pick their favorites of the week (2 or 3 is enough) and notify me; those artworks will be added in the Featured folder. And speaking of the Featured folder...
- The Featured folder, as is, will have a new purpose: feature the best of this group. Contest winners, weekly art features, and server boosters.
- ... wait, server boosters? Oh, didn't I tell you? There's already a Discord server, ready for use! It's actually a server from my Art-Astra group, but this one will also serve as DeviantArtWorld's Discord server! You can get your invitation here: https://discord.gg/RGeC8R54sH and, as an motivation, every booster will be able to upload art directly into the Featured folder (via a special channel avaliable for server boosters).
- And yeah, no more personal blog posts, no more uncontrolled self-promotion on the comment section or full folders; only art, announcements, contests and art features.
Those changes won't be made without the cooperation of all members and contributors.
And please, feel free to comment below about ideas, suggestions, critiques and "hey, I wanna be a contributor too".
So I need your feedback. No one in this group can do it alone without you artists of DA, so please give us feedback.
What do you tell me?,