HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF art_skill_trade Around these parts, we focus on two areas: TUTORIALS and SKILL MENTORING.
AREA 1: TUTORIALS We are tutorial-addicts around here. Your posts will help us manage our addiction. You don't want us to become junkies, do you?
Post links to useful art tutorials you've found online, along with a short description. Please warn us if the link isn't worksafe (not suitable for young eyes).
Post links to any art tutorials/advice YOU yourself have made. We love stuff like this. We love people who post stuff like this. You want us to love you, right?
TAG your tutorials! This makes it easy for other folks to find them later on. Members can add their own tags to any entry, not just to ones they've created!
AREA 2: SKILL MENTORING You good at drawing dragons, but have trouble with human faces? Vice versa? Want to sharpen up another technique? Then here's what you do:
Post an announcement. In this, put what skill(s)you want taught to you, and what you'd like to teach to someone else.
Someone should take you up on your offer. Make your info exchange--either through this LJ or email. If through mail, feel free to post resulting advice to AST. Because we are tutorial junkies, as stated before. Before-and-after pictures are also good, because we are makeover junkies too.
YOUR LOVELY MODS: asathena and skippymoosh. Talk to us about questions. We are weird, but we are friendly. And not violent. Much.
OUR SISTER COMMUNITY: Look at learningartmonk, if you'd like another community of helpful artsy folk.