I mentioned this idea in the collaboration thread, and I think there’s some merit in the idea.
There’s obviously no shortage of creators on the boards considering the volume of submissions for the annual. And there is likely no shortage of knowledge and technical tricks/tips that could be shared if those same creators were in contact with one another.
Personally I have a small circle of friends I’ve known for years that I know won’t let me be lazy or take an easy way out on something. And they one and all have made me a much better creator than I’d be without them. But it never hurts to have more eyes seeing your work.
As long as things were kept constructive I can’t see how something like this wouldn’t be mutually beneficial to anyone willing to participate. Trolling certainly would do no one any good, but I’d rather have my peers tell me what I’m doing wrong and give me advice than have my mom put my drawings on the fridge. If that makes sense?
With that in mind I’d be all ears on how best to implement this if there is interest. I think the largest chance for receiving feedback would likely be just through posting in a thread publicly. But I could see where some might not want to put early drafts/sketches/designs out there for public consumption as well. I’m still relatively new here, is there a way to do a chain or group of private messages? Would it be best to take it off board and to email?