Omg! It’s happening!!!!
I think your on to something here, with One not cancelling out the other. It is a fantastic foresight!
I always romanticized about a weekly or biweekly study topic here. Something where you can drop in casually like a weekend figure session or any other topic of study or master copy. All posts are edited/added to the top post and linked to prevent the endless scroll, then the threads are closed, to not keep them being bumped to the top of the latest subject.
This would invite those without the time or experience for original characters or world building to dip their toes into figure art or fundamentals.
I think people would benefit greatly from the ease of access. Seeing others participate and get ideas on how to improve. Even encouraging products or reference packs!
-Idea-How about mini cubebrush marketplace product giveaways approved by the product sellers themselves? Like a sponsor! Encouraging professional celebrity artist status cameos in monthly or weekly events. Offering a way to advertise their product and tweet the site by them just participating, with no capital investment on their part. A way to advertise for them their marketplace store and create participation freebies for the small events. We already have contacts for all the sellers in marketplace, email blast them! The forum profiles are already linked to the marketplace!
-idea- “You participate in every figure session this year? You earn a forum badge that gives you access to exclusive content!”
-idea- “It’s Figure Drawing February again everybody! Here is our guest artist Fancy Name! They are offering their ref pack as reference this month for the event exclusively in the cubebrush forums the forums every Friday! Everyone getting their mini ref pack (4 pictures that are posted in forums only ) regardless! —link to their marketplace— You participate in every figure drawing session this year and earn a badge for exclusive content!”
Incentive to participate year round, Another reason to close all the topics! Gets people to browse more products, support more artists, keep participation high and keep this place rocking!
-idea- What about badges to show off your participation next to your avatar?! that’s completely free and merit based!
I 👏am 👏so 👏ready