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INTRO
[personal profile] armaina Here, this is the first year of the Dreamwidth mirror of ArtSlam and I hope everyone has fun! I've decided to match the original site as much as possible to keep things cohesive. With the rise in Dreamwidth users I hope it'll be just as fun over here as well as provide a place for those that left Livejournal.

FYI
Just to make sure it's clear, you can find the original community and all it's really awesome backlog at [livejournal.com profile] artslam

The LJ team for ArtSlam has also set up a Discord server if you'd like to join
https://discord.gg/RJe8Rt3

Additionally there is a Tumblr Mirror ArtSlam on Tumblr

There is also a sister Tumblr over at WordJam if you'd like to have a go just at writing. The WordJam aspect will be more relaxed than NaNoWriMo standards: there will be no hard limits that you have to meet. There is no Word Jam community on LJ or DW as far as I'm aware of but if anyone has something like it I wouldn't mind plugging it at all here.

ABOUT ARTSLAM
ArtSlam runs from June 1st to August 31st, providing a summer-long challenge that is simple on the surface: draw something every day. For this community, we prefer that you pick a concept and stick with it for at least one month. If you have a world that you want to explore with art, or a set of characters, this is a great place to do it! If you're shaky with perspective, background art, anatomy, or just really want to draw 30 pandas, you can hone your focus that-a-way, too.

What constitutes 'a drawing a day'? A sketch works -- preferably one where we can see what you're trying to communicate. Finishing an image takes more time, so noticeable progress on a single piece works, too.
Fill this info out and post it up as a comment, please! I'll begin adding new users tags to our list for June 1st. In the meantime, check back and leave comments as you like!





MOD STUFF
For the moment it's only [personal profile] armaina as a mod, but if any LJ users with accounts here would like to mod here as well please let me know, you're welcome to help mod. As I remain the only person at the moment, achievements might be slow but I'll keep on it best I can. If anyone else thinks they can volunteer I would appreciate it. Tasks would be to make sure nothing outside of guidelines are posted and that tags are kept orderly as well as helping keep up with achievements.

Date: 2017-05-14 03:36 pm (UTC)
armaina: seriously dudes, not stock art. (Default)
From: [personal profile] armaina
Username: [personal profile] armaina
Goal at ArtSlam signup: Hard (3 Months)
Links: dA|Personal Gallery|Tumblr
Concept: Any and all personal projects. I won't be focusing on one specifically unless I get inspiration to but ultimately it'll go to at least one of my projects
When did you start drawing? What do you love about it the most?: IDK since I was like 9? I love putting stuff in my head on paper for people to see
Any shout outs in particular for other ArtSlammers this year?: Anyone that wants to joint the Dreamwidth side of things HI AND HAVE FUN
What's one thing you'd like to improve in the most over this summer?: Just getting back into the swing of things in general. Maybe I'll tackle the intimidating beast that is backgrounds
Have you participated in past ArtSlams? Which ones?: A few I think 2011? 2016?
If yes to the above, where are those projects now? Have any success stories that budded out of an ArtSlam challenge?: I never finished them due to money and depression but you can see what I did do here http://artslam.livejournal.com/tag/armaina

Date: 2017-05-14 06:11 pm (UTC)
teazombie: cat fishing (Default)
From: [personal profile] teazombie
Username: [personal profile] teazombie
Goal at ArtSlam signup:

Hard (3 Months), I'll probably just end up doing June, as July and August will bring interesting changes to my life, but what the hell... going for hard just in case;)

Links:

dA|Personal Site|Tumblr

Concept:

My theme for this slam is explore.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Possibly a Mark Twain quote, you never know with the internet.

Basically I'm going to have a lot of fun with different mediums, both traditional and digital. Looking to get outta my doodle comfort zone, and just play. Explore as a theme will probably show up in other ways as well. My slam this year might become very arts-fartsy, you've been warned;)

I'm so psyched for this. Picked up some oils and a full set of Coloursoft pencils this winter... and then had no time to do anything with them. This is going to be awesome:D:D:D:D



Who is your favorite artist or author? Links?:

From the top of my head...

Akiya Kageichi -sinister, overcrowded, flow
Yoko d'Holbachie -cute, colorful, creepy
NSFW apollo pop NSFW -bold, full of life



Do you have a great art resource or two you'd like to share?:

Using yourself as reference
Wiley Beckert- King of Spades process



What's one thing you'd like to improve in the most over this summer?:

I'd love to get better at taking and using reference.

Do you have any particular habits/routines when creating art? Or are you planning on starting one? :

Not at the moment no, haven't done much other than the occasional doodle due to work and study taking up my time te last 6+ months. My last exam will be in a little over a week and I finally get to do other stuff;) Planning on letting art take over a good part of the study time, so that's something to build on from there.

Have you participated in past ArtSlams? Which ones?: All of them. o_O


Big shout to everyone: HI!!!!!!!! :3

It's great to be over at dw for this:D

Date: 2017-05-15 12:04 am (UTC)
mfb: (priythit)
From: [personal profile] mfb
Username: [personal profile] mfb
Goal at ArtSlam signup: Hard (3mo)
Links: my personal site has links to everywhere else relevant
Concept: I am going to be working on vector design. I want to get better at designing logos and typography, and learn the tricks of the trade, as well as how to use at least one toolsuite for it (inkscape). Topic focus is mostly fantasy logos and other design fluff but it depends on what I'm studying that day.

Who is your favourite artist or author? Links?: http://www.rifters.com/

Any shout outs in particular for other ArtSlammers this year?: It's good to see it still going.

What's one thing you'd like to improve in the most over this summer?: Technical skills; a lot of my reluctance with vector has to do with very literally not knowing how to get from point A to point B. So I'll be watching other peoples' workflows.

Have you participated in past ArtSlams? Which ones?: Yes but I don't clearly remember which.
Edited (forgot my username.) Date: 2017-05-15 12:05 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-15 12:12 am (UTC)
voidirium: (cosmic cynic)
From: [personal profile] voidirium
Username:
= [personal profile] voidirium

Goal at ArtSlam signup:
= Easy (1 Month)

Links:
= art tumblr

Concept:
= a 3d model of a random prop each day, picked by this website

Who is your favourite artist or author? Links?:
= Mike Mignola
= Doug TenNapel
= Michael Kirkbride

When did you start drawing? What do you love about it the most?:
= I started drawing as a little kid. I continued to do so since it was the only really positive thing in my life and it helped me get all these weird ideas i had out on paper.
Now I take those weird ideas and make them in 3d.

Any shout outs in particular for other ArtSlammers this year?:
= Thanks to armaina for setting this up :) Probably wouldn't have done it if it had remained on LJ.

What's one thing you'd like to improve in the most over this summer?:
= I'd like to pin down more of my stylization and color usage. I'd also like to get better at exaggerating my shapes and forms.

Have you participated in past ArtSlams? Which ones?:
= Nope.

Date: 2017-05-28 02:39 am (UTC)
somnous: a neon cross reading "sin will find you" (Default)
From: [personal profile] somnous
Username: [personal profile] somnous

Goal at ArtSlam signup: 1 month (i'll possibly be travelling end of june-beginning of july)

Links: i'm a nervous fool about giving out my art urls

Concept: mainly, i hope to be working on things to either: a. keep my (furry primarily, but also nonfurry) art accounts active/have examples for commissions, or b. explore some of the ideas i've been tossing around in my head for years. i'll be primarily working either in watercolor or digital media.

i'd like to work on furry character designs, just for examples not specifically for development of characters/stories, because i've been struggling to get outside of what i think is "respectable" character design which is just stifling. i'm also not really familiar with how i want to approach anthros, because i'm really kinda new to it?? so anatomy and making it look like the animal its based on is going to be a heavy focus there.

i've been vaguely considering taking steps towards making a casual webcomic again, like building up something that i'm not so emotionally attached to that perfectionism takes over, but we'll see. the last comic i did crashed and burned because of me going back to school and it devouring my life.

lastly, and most unlikely of them all considering i'm mainly working on a netbook, i'd like to get back into either recording or streaming my work to put up on youtube, etc. the last recording i did was extremely choppy so it's probably not going to be a thing.

Who is your favourite artist or author? Links?:
francis bacon, cassandra complex (RI artist), william blake, idk. i have a hard time keeping track of artists online so nothing comes to mind there.

When did you start drawing? What do you love about it the most?:
as a kid, like i don't even remember when, but i got into it more when i encountered The Anime TM in middle school. i like a lot of things about it, like it gives me a way to express myself and get out emotions and concepts, and i like telling stories so comics has always been a thing i've wanted (and done? a little bit?) to do. the things i dislike are i guess more Prominent, which is the amount of energy and how much joint pain i'm in without throwing in working on art, but its literally my job. even if i didn't go to school for it (i wasn't originally going to school for shit) it would still be like the only thing i'd want to do with my life.

What's one thing you'd like to improve in the most over this summer?:
tbh i'd like to improve on my ability to complete things, quickly, but well. having a degenerative joint disease is still p new to me and i have lost a lot of my ability to work steadily/continuously now that i am out of school and therefore not Required to.

Have you participated in past ArtSlams? Which ones?:
nope, never. p nervous about it.
Edited Date: 2017-05-28 04:12 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-28 04:35 am (UTC)
ladybrooke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ladybrooke
Username: [personal profile] ladybrooke
Goal at ArtSlam signup: Hard (3 Months)
Links: Insert any pertaining links to other galleries: dA
Concept: Flowers! Specifically, I'd like to become better at drawing/painting various types of flowers, instead of just the few I do now. I also just got into clay work, and most of what I've done so far is flowers. I'm hoping that figuring out how to sketch flowers better will help me sculpt them better.

Who is your favourite artist or author? Links?: Favorite author is J.R.R. Tolkien. Favorite artists are way too many (I think I'm following like 800 on dA alone...)
When did you start drawing? What do you love about it the most?: As long as I can remember, tbh, I've been doodling at least. I like decorating things with my drawings.
Have you participated in past ArtSlams? Which ones?: This is my first one. I actually just learned about it today, so we'll see how this goes.

Date: 2017-05-30 07:09 pm (UTC)
anke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anke
Username: [personal profile] anke
Goal at ArtSlam signup: Hard.
Links: Sketch Tumblr is the one I update most consistently.
Concept: I'd like to work on creature design skills, so I'll start out with studies/sketches of (party of) animals (and plants and possibly humans). August I want to take part in the Smaugust challenge and draw dragons. Not sure yet what to do in July.

What's one thing you'd like to improve in the most over this summer?: ... consistency. I've been trying the daily drawing (or at least having a drawing to post each day) for a while now, and keep breaking streak :P)
Have you participated in past ArtSlams? Which ones?: Nope, I'm new

Date: 2017-06-21 11:09 am (UTC)
anke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anke
Thank you!

Date: 2017-05-31 06:38 am (UTC)
spiralofvertigo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] spiralofvertigo
Username: [personal profile] spiralofvertigo
Goal at ArtSlam signup: Easy 1 month
Links: dA|Tumblr
Concept: Planning on drawing up some species from an alien world I've been illustrating for a long time now. Just general worldbuilding stuff for this place.
When did you start drawing? What do you love about it the most?: I've been drawing pretty much the same sort of thing I do now since Preschool; monsters and that sort of thing. My favorite thing about it has to be exploring the worlds in my art.
Have you participated in past ArtSlams? Which ones?: This is my first one!

Date: 2017-05-31 04:59 pm (UTC)
shades_of_hades: (art - loli girl)
From: [personal profile] shades_of_hades
Username: [personal profile] shades_of_hades
Goal at ArtSlam signup: Easy (1 Month)
Links: dA|Art Comm
Concept: Work on more pages for my coloring books. I'd like to actually draw some pages with boys since I pretty much only have some pages with girls so far.
When did you start drawing? What do you love about it the most?: Idk, probably about seven I liked to doodle, but got more serious when I started to read fantasy novels at like eleven? I really like telling a story with an image and creating characters. And fashion.
What's one thing you'd like to improve on the most over this summer?: Poses and anatomy. I didn't draw for about four years so I'm pretty shaky about those two things.
Have you participated in past ArtSlams? Which ones?: This is my first one!
Edited Date: 2017-05-31 05:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-01 04:04 pm (UTC)
teavian: (Default)
From: [personal profile] teavian
Hello everyone! I'm planning on doing the Art Slam both here and LJ, might as well.

Username: [personal profile] teavian
Goal at ArtSlam signup:Hard (3 Months)
Links:dA|FA|Sketchblog
Concept: I've decided to work on environments more this year, and what better way to do it than with Art Slam? Last year I had absolutely no goal, did all the random stuff, and it was hard not being able to figure out what to draw next. With a goal, I hope I can remain more focused! I might also do a few miscellaneous things in between, but environments will be the goal! I really want to improve on them. I'll try to sketch them in some pictures, maybe do some traditionally with ink, and try digital in others!

Good luck everyone! :>
Edited Date: 2017-06-01 04:05 pm (UTC)

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