You Should make a stickie with tutorials for people. A lot of people ask "how do i do this? any good tutorials out there?...i know finding tutorials can be hard especially good ones. But i think if you have a stickie where... you can over time, add all the helpful tutorials to it, i think most people are after those. maybe break it down to different sections and have PERSPECTIVE,INKING,PAINTING,AIRBRUSHING the list can go on and on but i think having videos organized into different categories, that they can easily look through and find. It would be a lot of work for that stickie but i think in the end that will help people out a ton. a gerneral art forum tutorial stickie.
Also maybe put this in there also......have a list of art related drawing books for people to get. to help them improve, figure drawing, gestures, ect.
Share uploaded deviations on other social networking sites such as Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter etc. Participate in, or host contests! Use the search to find other artists that have similar tastes, talk to them, make friends! It goes a long way and can help you improve your artwork a lot Participate in groups The Thumbshare forum! Always do your best, and strive to improve.
Coolness. I like stickies that help new folks out.
My tip would be for a new member wanting some longer-term exposure is to treat others kindly and help with advice and/or time when you can. People do remember kindness and may give a friendly point to you in a journal/comment one day.
I agree with the idea of an artists block sticky! and how do you gain exposure Art software suggestions should probably be a sticky in the software forum should I get a digital tablet? could be a sticky in hardware also maybe solutions to common tablet problems
Just to be a little bit of a devils advocate, do you think that a lot of people asking the questions about software and tablets would think to look in the software and hardware forum? Seeing as how many people seem to not be able to read the rules anyway. (/cynical)
Hopefully at least some folks will look at the section headings and choose the right sections. Otherwise we might as well just have one section with everything in it.
I think they'll probably be helpful wherever they end up, but it might be best to put the software stickies in Software, the hardware stickies in Hardware etc.. just to minimize the amount of clutter in General.
It's not that I hate asking questions, it's just that I personally find that sometimes obvious questions are better researched yourself.
Or in my case if you don't know what programs to use and have had no previous interest in digital art what are you getting a tablet for? I already was a digital art creator before I got my tablet to make the process easier... it's expensive if you just have it then go "well what do I do with it..." but that's a personal opinion and I would always help someone with a query XD
to add to becca, perhaps a post about digital art programs. There are almost daily threads on "I just got a tablet now what do I draw with" and so a thread for talking about "Get GIMP/Sai/Photoshop or Inkscape/Illustrator etc"
I agree, that those things get posted here quite a bit. It was even something I believe I brought up to ^3wyl when we spoke about revamping the sticky for this Forum, so I really do wonder if it's something that should be here in the sticky or just over in the digital art forum?
Perhaps a type of commonly asked questions with links to the answers might be useful?
Didn't mean to hit "add comment! yet! I was going to say, we've got quite a few stickies in the literature forum, some of which may be useful to copy across (i.e. change writers block to artists block) and maybe set up a monthly critique thread? The critique thread especially works really well and has been running now for over a year!