Welcome, and thank you so much for accepting my invitation.
There has been a lot of talk lately about things being the same all over the place, lack of creativity, lack of vision, etc. This group is my answer to that challenge. I hope we can meet other artists and perhaps get a chance to work with people we do not know so well. I hope people will bring ideas and ask the group how to make them happen. That would be really amazing!
I have pulled together people who I know do not get tangled in drama and who care about art rather than "popularity" into this group. It seems like networking is our only solution to keep the focus on art. I am not trying to create an "elitist" group, but rather a group of people with similar goals and ideals.
I hope that by networking together, those of us who have been struggling for inspiration can find a reason to open Photoshop again. I hope we can help one another find inspiration and reach deeper within ourselves to take our art to the next level.
What is "networking"? It means making connections with other deviants who think along the same lines we do. It means strengthening ourselves by strengthening others. It is vision and knowledge, it is passing along ideas and lending a hand to someone else. It does not necessarily mean collaboration, although that of course can be a part of it.
Not everyone here is a master, and that's okay. I removed the member's list from the front page so people can just be themselves without worrying about who to impress. Just be you. You're here because you are awesome just the way you are. I hope you will feel you belong.
I have all submissions of art going to the Featured folder at the moment. Feel free to submit there until we figure out a better way. If the group takes off and we are able to make it work, I will upgrade it to Super.
Networking is so important. We all have people we look up to and want to learn from on deviantART. I have really been fortunate to have gotten to know almost all of mine, and I have learned a LOT.
The point of this group is to bring people together so that we all can meet like-minded deviants and learn from one another. I tried to pull together people with similar skill levels so that we can all share.
Anyway, I hope that helps explain why you are here. Please feel free to submit art, and I'll be posting networking challenges and opportunities in the coming weeks. I have some ideas to help boost inspiration and facilitate working together.
If I'm quiet in the interim, I'm just busy.