Hey all, I'm one of those people who has started a couple of sketchbooks here, but never really stuck with them. Even though I'm drawing everyday, I'm not drawing as much as I should, and sometimes find it difficult to keep pushing after a couple hours.
So basically what I'm suggesting is that we get a group together, to post some of our art everyday, and that everyone in the group would crit everyone else's stuff and try to keep each other motivated. I'm think between 6-8 people per group, because having to crit 20 people's sketchbooks every single day would eat up valuable drawing time. Obviously if you don't have ready access to a scanner or quality digicamera (or a decent art program), it probably wouldn't be worth your while to join up.
Another aspect would be that if you miss a day, everyone in the group harasses you through PMs about having not posted. This kind of thing would help those of us who have trouble motivating ourselves to scan stuff in. Obviously its best if you have your profile set up to email you when you get a new PM, that way you can't just avoid the board if you're feeling lazy.
Obviously if a lot of people wanted to join, we could just break people into groups. I was also thinking that it would be cool to do monthly awards: Most prolific (most pages), Best Crit-giver, Vote for Most Improved, etc.
So, anyone interested? I'll be posting my new sketchbook by noon today, and I'm proposing that we all post at least one page by Midnight (local time) on a daily basis. And if you have any ideas on how to do it better, by all means let me know.
What it comes down to is:
1. Post at least one page every day.
2. Post at least one crit in everyone's sketchbook ever day.
3. PM any member of the group who hasn't posted by the end of the day.
We now have SketchGroup Lite. Essentially this for the folks who've expressed concerns about not being able to post everyday. There's less pressure to post, but you still get to be part of a group, and get some support. Generally, you should still post at least once a week though, and also crit the other people in Lite as well.