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    NEW HERE? SPEAK UP! - a beginner's guide

    Welcome to conceptart.org forums!
    i'm sure you can't wait to dwell in the depths of art,to enjoy the spirit of the community,and most of all -to post. BUT before you dive head-front,here are some general pointers and tips for beginners.
    first of all- if you (absolutely) want to introduce yourself (other than by your art),do so here in this thread. while ca.org welcomes every newcomer,it gets abit annoying to sift through 50 "hi i'm new" threads each month. don't be afraid though,we don't bite (generally )

    now,if you want to show your art,there are three main options:
    if you feel your art is somewhat near this level:
    Attachment 96122
    you can go directly to the FINALLY FINISHED section.

    if you think you're rather around this level:
    Attachment 96123
    the CRITIQUE CENTER is your home.
    if in doubt,the safer option is the critique center-the moderators will move your work elsewhere if they deem it worthy.
    generally,before posting,don't forget to READ THE RULES. it's bound to save you and us some trouble.
    Finally finished rules
    Critique center rules
    (you'll also find beginners help here,links to tutorials and the like)

    the third option is to directly start an online sketchbook(my recommendation for most beginners),where you dump sketches and finished works alike,which makes the SKETCHBOOK SECTION perfect for you.
    (again,some rules apply)
    edit: and ofcourse there's the SKETCHES SECTION for those of you who want to display works in progress and sketches that you're happy with as they are.

    because many people ask how to post pictures,i made this little guide. Attachment 96117

    also,if you want to have a signature and/or avatar (little pic beside your name),here's how it works:
    Attachment 96121
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    Attachment 96120

    if you have any more technical questions,head over to the support section and ask.
    for questions on art, drawing techniques etc., head over to the art discussion section.

    and last but not least,some general pointers:
    a great tutorial for starters if you ask me,courtesy of our very own prometheus: http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm
    if you think you've found the ultimate funny video (together with silly kitten pictures and the like ),it's more than welcome in the "cheer me up" thread.
    questions and inquiries about video games,movies and music best go into the appropriate section.
    if you want to compete against other artists (for fun or otherwise),go to the challenge section.
    if you need ideas for new pictures,go either to the daily sketch group ,or the weekly challenges section,aswell as the reference section.
    if you need immediate critique,want to rant or be even sillier than here in the lounge,visit the chat.
    if you're abit of a camwhore (like me),you can show us your face (beside selfportraits) in this thread.
    edit: if you are a girl,there is a secret girls' section. pm davi for access info and more.
    DON'T RESURRECT THREADS IN THE LOUNGE THAT ARE OLDER THAN 2 MONTHS! (goes for most other forum subsections too)
    Try to behave well,help other artists with your thoughts (most urgently,the critque center) and actions,and show the world your art.

    hopefully that answers the most urgent questions,so enjoy your stay and have fun at conceptart.org!


    best regards,
    Last edited by Lukas Esch; April 27th, 2013 at 05:06 PM.
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    Always think about:
    lighting! design! perspective! proportion!
    And (self)motivation is still everything.

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    :o !!!
    sticky sticky sticky!
    great work man!
    Old sketchbook: 0shade0

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    Nice Carni. I'm going to add a few things:

    Seedling's Concept Art 101
    : A Guide to those looking to break into the industry.

    magicgoo's Intro to conceptart.org
    : Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on CA

    Interceptor's general graphics tablet info
    : A decent bit of information for those looking into breaking into digital painting.

    CHEERS!
    -Loren
    Last edited by Interceptor; February 19th, 2007 at 03:00 PM.
    * Help a CA artist! Visit the Constructive Critique section! *



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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor
    Nice Carni. I'm going to add a few things:

    Seedling's Concept Art 101
    : A Guide to those looking to break into the industry.

    magicgoo's Intro to conceptart.org
    : Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on CA

    Interceptor's general graphics tablet info
    : A decent bit of information for those looking into breaking into digital painting.

    CHEERS!
    -Loren
    ohh thanks for the additional links loren,didn't even know about seedling's thread. that's prime stuff!
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    Always think about:
    lighting! design! perspective! proportion!
    And (self)motivation is still everything.

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    I second that as a sticky, and as a new member required reading!

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    Helpful to the max! If only this had been here when I'd joined...
    I'm sure all n00bs will be greatful for this thread, Carnifex!

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    maybe even a popup thing when you join ca...cool!

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    Awww, shucks, thanks. :-) Great thread Carnifex!

    A link for any new folks who are specifically looking for information on the games industry:

    Games industry info!
    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

    Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.

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    Rename this thread title to "Newcomers - READ THIS or be BANNED." haha.

    Hopefully this will put a stop to guest entires like: "Um...I'm new, how do I get artwork on here?" or "I is noob, where lavatory?"

    Good work Carni!

    - d.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan N
    Rename this thread title to "Newcomers - READ THIS or be BANNED." haha.
    - d.
    well,i tried with something different for the moment
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    Always think about:
    lighting! design! perspective! proportion!
    And (self)motivation is still everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan N View Post
    "I is noob, where lavatory?"

    Me no find lavatory!

    So, I looked over this thread's how to put art up an attachment guide, attached my files, got the attach tag in, but when I try to post it, I get:

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 30720 bytes) in /home/concept/public_html/forums/includes/adminfunctions.php on line 1085
    So, let's help this poor little noob find the lavatory and tell me what I'm doing wrong, or what that means. Help very much appreciated.

    --Taven

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    you should have to go to this thread and pass a test at the end to post at CA.org. like show a picture and you have to choose what section would be best for it.

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    Hi I'm Bunny Dragoon.
    I'm 18 and I live in Southern California. I hope to be a comic book artist :3
    My style is an anime style ^^;
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    KHAAAAAAAAN!!

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