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    Arrow FAQ n "rules" for DSG

    FAQ/Information...

    · What is the DSG?
    The dsg is a collection of artists who draw from a topic which is (theoretically) given each day, and DSG stands for Daily Sketch Group. However, since the DSG-Bot broke (several years ago) and WmBHand took the reigns, it's more like a new topic is given every 2 or 3 days.

    · When does the DSG start?
    The topic is given at random times, completely without warning.

    · Where is dsg?
    The topics are listed in the dsg forum or at http://www.conceptart.org/dsg

    · Are there Prizes?
    No. There are no prizes. Unless you count the occasional feedback from your DSG fellows, or the new image you now own.

    . How do I post an Image?
    For most people, attachments are disabled for the DSG, so you must have your image hosted by some outside place, like Photobucket
    (or wherever.. there are a bunch of free hosting sites available).
    Once you've done that, copy the url of your hosted image and do this:
    [IMG]paste your image url here[/IMG]
    Now your image should show up just fine.

    ** ALTERNATIVELY, you can post a link to your image by using the good old [url] tags... If you use any reference photos, please include a link to them in this fashion.

    · Where can i suggest topics for the dsg?
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...threadid=10140 -- Suggested topic are occasionally used, so please keep suggesting them, but keep in mind that they're far more likely to be used if they are novel, thoughtfully written, and brief.

    · Can we chat in dsg threads or should we only post art?
    Share opinions, references, questions and critiques, but try to keep it brief. Keep in mind that you're much more likely to receive crits & pats if you give them to others first. Don't get carried away, though... this is not an appropriate forum for extended back-and-forths -- Do that in your personal threads. Remember that people are getting notified each time a new post goes up.

    · Is there a limit of entries?
    Nope, No limit at all-- Feel free to post as much as you are inspired to create. Do keep the quality in mind though.

    · Are there any standards regarding ability level?
    Kinda Sorta -- This is not meant to be a forum for people who are just learning to draw.

    · Do i have to sign up, or can i just join in?
    No sign up needed, just start posting, view some of the older threads and get a feeling of how it works!

    · Is there a dsg chatroom?
    There is no chat room specifically for the dsg, but conceptart members chat in #art @ irc.asylumnet.com To get irc you must get a client, i suggest MIRC for windows users and for mac users to pick one from this http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/mac/

    · who do i go to for help?
    Currently the moderators of the dsg forum are myself, mtomczek and William b. Hand (Main DSG Moderator). Any of us can be contacted about problems, concerns or whatever else is on your mind, but go to Mr. Hand first since he's probably to blame.

    · Is there a time limit for my sketches??
    No there is not, but we strongly suggest you put in around an Hour-and-a-half per topic -- Reason being is that we feel if you are consistent with your time schedule there is a higher chance of you staying faithful to doing the dsg's. Also, if you spend 90 minutes on the pic, it's just likely to be superior to something of the 15-minute type. (Of course, If you're a pro, then 15 min. might be plenty.)

    · Can we reply to the artists on the thread without posting art???
    Yes but, we would really appreciate if they comments were short, so that the images don't get spread out too much. Also, never quote another image, repeating someone else's image just eats up bandwidth and makes the thread longer than it needs to be.

    RULES...
    • Stealing copyrighted art work is a bannable offense. Don't think we won't find out if you do.
    • When posting, refrain from comments like "i suck", it gets repetitive and could possibly offend artists of lesser experience.
    • Constructive crits are fine, but please -- no flaming.
    • When posting images that involve sexual content or provocative nudity please only post a link and not the actual image. And give some warning, like "NUDITY". That's guaranteed to get people clicking to see.
    • The moderators hold the right to delete/edit posts with vulgarity, images that have questionable content(using other images, tracing, copying, etc), and other unacceptable actions. What's unacceptable is subjective and is up to us power-wielding bastards.


    If anyone has questions feel free to post them here, and myself and the other contributors can answer them ASAP.
    and if you are reading this you're not doing your dsg, get going!
    Last edited by William b. Hand; November 3rd, 2010 at 01:01 AM. Reason: EDITED & UPDATED BY Wm.B.Hand


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    Yes I am new here, and I have been viewing this DSG and it seems like quite a lot of fun and learning, but when I read the FAQ I am not totaly understanding exactly what it is. YOu say it is a "collection of artist" so does that mean not everyone can get involved? Not too sure?
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    You sir are in that "collection" if you wish ! ... so... um post !

    see you there!

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    (PDT, -008gmt)
    err... so that's 8am GMT is it? :confused:

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    Hi, brand new member here, purely because of DSG. Was wondering if anyone can teach me how to post drawings in the threads. Would appreciate the help. Thanks.
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    Originally posted by atibapa
    Was wondering if anyone can teach me how to post drawings in the threads. Would appreciate the help. Thanks.
    When posting your reply click on "IMG" button above the messge field and enter the URL of your image - link to the web site where your image is currently stored. Yes, your image has to be online already before you post it here.
    Text in your post before you click "submit reply" will look like this:
    [ IMG ] address of your image here [ / IMG ]

    OR instead of the image itself you can post a link to it (see forum rules to learn what kind of images are not recommended for the public display) by clicking "http://" button above the message field.
    [URL= http ://...your link... ] ...your optional text... [ / URL]

    Good luck!

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    City, I kinda thought so. Ill see what I can do. I appreciate the help. Thanks.
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    I posted my first contribution on the steampunk thread. i got a bunch of emails notifying me to a response. In the email it had a url to go to the thread and it just took me back to the thread I posted in.

    If I'm recieving replys where are they going? I didnt have any private messages when I looked. Does the email mean simply that someone else responded to that thread or does it mean that they somehow sent me a specific message.

    This is a great site by the way.

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    Yeah, what you're getting are notifications that the thread you posted in has had recent replies. You subscribed to it when you posted. I'll look around later for a solution to turn it off, if there is one. I'm sure there is.

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    Deleted pic

    I was just wondering....
    My picture of the mars house was deleted, and someone told me that it might be because I used a photograph as a background, that that is against the rules of DSG. I just read the rules, and I can't find any mention of that being forbidden. Did I miss something? Just out of curiosity, I'd like to know why my picture was deleted and where it is stated that using a photograph (in this case it was only used as a background, and I didn't even leave it the way it was, but changed it) is against the rules.
    Thank you.

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    I remember that another image was deleted too.
    And I think only a very small part was taken from a stock photo.

    I think it makes sense. It's not about getting a good result in a short time.
    It's about sketching something ... and for learning afaik.
    And it is confusing ... when you suddenly think
    "great, this looks like a photo" ...

    Probably this rule is just missing here. Most people seem to know about it.

    But let's wait for the reply of an authority.

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    Yeah signature i think your right..


    doesnt matter about the final look so to speak.. more of the learning process involved and the sketching of the image.
    But i'm kinda anxious to see the "ruling"

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    well, you're are right, there never was a writen rule, but it was an unspoken rule... i just added it.

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    Re: Offical FAQ, Rules & News Thread

    · When does the DSG start?
    The topic is given at 1am (PDT, -008gmt) and ends at 12:59pm (PDT) so everyone has 23:59 hours to do it.


    this is only 12 hours, so im assuming that one of these has to be switched to either am or pm, but which one? im 9 hours ahead wither way, but id like to participate, so please let me know....

    danke!

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    Cool

    its not saying that the 23:59 is military time which would make this 12 hours. its saying that you have 23 hours and 59 minutes to complete the DSG. hope this helps :cool:
    We the unwilling, Led by the unknowing, Are doing the impossible, For the ungrateful. We have done so much, For so long, With so little, We are now qualified to do ANYTHING with NOTHING!

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    The topic is given at 1am (PDT, -008gmt) and ends at 12:59pm (PDT) so everyone has 23:59 hours to do it.

    its not saying that the 23:59 is military time which would make this 12 hours. its saying that you have 23 hours and 59 minutes to complete the DSG.
    Actually, it is saying 12 hours. The next minute after 12:59pm is 1pm, not 1am. So 1am to 12:59pm is 11 hours, 59 minutes.
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    whats up?
    no new topic?
    WAKE UP DSG BOT!
    I don't want to draw that
    coil rifle.
    Please bump my SKETCHBOOK . I'm too lazy to post.
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    2 days in a row now, no new topics! This is not good!

    Where's my inspiration?
    My Sketchbook - All advice gratefully recieved...

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    What's up with this??

    I need my daily sketch!

    Last edited by BLADES; May 8th, 2004 at 08:27 AM.
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    Good to know it wasn't just me not getting the new topic.

    Thought perhaps I smelled or somthing. :confused:

    Cheers,
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    The DSG Bot might be out of topics, maybe one of the mods could post a new topic until things get running again?
    There is a crack, a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in...

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    I seriously doubt the DSG bot is out of topics.

    It's most likely down and Davi or whomever is off somewhere else and don't know yet (at a guess...).

    We, of course, could start kicking our own topics out I suppose. Maybe a purple Schnorklewhacker or a Horned Dongthinger to start? J/K.

    Either way, I hope it's back soon. I'm starting to go into withdrawl...

    Cheers,
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    He? What's happening? No new topic for days...
    Can someone explain please? Thanks.

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    Yeah, let's just hope he's alright, where ever he is or whatever he's doing. I'm sure we can think of our own ideas in the mean time.

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    Discussions

    Greetings - I'm new to the DSG. I've been browsing this site for awhile, but the incredible skill level of the excellent artists on this site made me hesitant to post.

    The DSG looked like a place where people of different skill levels can post and learn, so I went ahead and boldly signed up and started posting - that's a lot of fun and I'm starting to look forward to a daily drawing challenge.

    What I would like to know is: do we have a central area for DSG members to post and converse, or is that supposed to be part of the daily challenge.

    I enjoy the sense of "group" and community within a community that DSG offers. I would like it more if I felt there was a place to talk about the group and talk about what we post - how to do better and learn from one another.

    This is likely NOT to be the place for this comment, so please direct me to where I SHOULD be posting - I'd love to talk with some of you good people a little more!

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    Talking Newbie

    Brand new to this whole forum, DSG caught my attention like mad crazy. Ive been reading/viewing past sketch topics and you all seem very nice, some great talent to! I cant wait to get started!

    online portfolio: http://floydshayvious.deviantart.com (feel free to browse, comment and critique!)

    I look forward to meeting and bettering my skills with all of you!

    -waves-

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    I have a question for you: How random is the DSG?
    this would probably take reprogramming the bot, and spending time categorizing - but it should have a random category each day

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    hi guys, im new to this, and its an excellent idea! the only problem is i do not have a website which i can upload my images to, in order to post them on here. would the peeps in charge consider having an upload section aswell, to place images straight onto this site?

    matt

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    http://www.imageshack.us
    http://www.photobucket.com

    These are good places to upload images to. This way you can share with the rest of us. I'm sure there's more sites like this, these are the only two I know of.
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