There has been some discussion within the Community to start creating Community-run Groups, where artists of each medium (3D, Concept, Sculpt, Unity) can get together once a week to learn from one another.
The plan is to run a Google Hangouts room at a specific time each week where members can take advantage of the best resource, other artists! In these hangouts members can receive feedback on their pieces, discuss workflows, methods, and most importantly allow artists to be inspired by other artists, as well as learn from watching other artists.
As intimidating as all of this may sound, these groups will be extremely invaluable to new artists, but at the same time allow veteran artists to receive responses to their pieces from 9 other sets of eyes. No matter what the circumstance, it gives each and every artist another resource to boost there craft in an amazing way!
Working with Others
Like all Community projects these groups will follow the usual Community Codes of Conduct, so you know you are in a place where you will not be judged, made to feel uncomfortable, and treated with respect. To make sure of this each group will be run be a veteran member, or someone like myself to keep things civil, and productive, because we want this to be a sanctuary of artists.
What is Your Response?
So without further adieu, I would love to hear the thoughts of other members on this idea! Do you have any questions, or concerns? Share your thoughts, but most of all it would be extremely helpful to make it a point to please take the time to fill out the form below. That form allows the ability to see just how many people are interested, in what arts, and in what timezones.
CGCookie Community Group Response Form
How Do I Join Groups?
Once you have found a group in the you would like to be a part of in the schedule below , make a note of the time that group starts. When it is time, watch this same thread for a post from the room moderator giving the Hangouts link. You can then use this link to join the group.
Current Scheduled Groups
Time Zone Converter: Set to current Cookie Time
All-Topic Group: Mondays 6pm CST
Concept Group: Wednesdays 1pm CST (one hour before Tim's livestream)
All-Topic Group: Fridays 5pm CST (Starting June 2nd)
All-Topic Group: Saturdays 3pm CST (Trial Group*)
Watch this thread for links to the hangout when it is time for the group to gather
*Trial Groups are there to test if the time is beneficial for others, and if so they will become long-term
If there are any members willing to take on the responsibility of handling a room each week, let me know!