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Sijun Activity, what kind of activity?
-Line Art Activity-?
6%
 6%  [ 1 ]
-Contest-?
62%
 62%  [ 10 ]
-Learning Activity-?
31%
 31%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 16

Author   Topic : "-Sijun Activity- *Topic Closed* the contest is on"
Godzilla Was Matthew
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:38 pm     Reply with quote
ok a lot of discussion in farvus thread, better make a new thread instead.

Some kind of Sijun Activity; doing a quick poll for now.
Make suggestions in here and we will see where it can go from there.

if Lineart as suggested by some members.. where can we get a decent lineart to work from?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:39 pm     Reply with quote
Add more and I will edit the op, I hope it is possible to edit polls?

I voted contest btw
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:27 pm     Reply with quote
Hey, i read through the thread started by farvus.. I'm been going to sijun.com since I first got into digital painting in 2006 and it has looked the same ever since.. It feels to me as if this is just an abandoned forum that could get removed any day.. I don't know what people are working on this place at the moment so I don't know what is getting done or not, but what would give this place more life would just be something to recon sijun with.. Right now its the speedpaint thread and thats why most people I know sign up and post here.

If you had anything going that would be special/unique or just offer something extra ordinary I think there would be more life here.

What keep this place alive at the moment are the people who remember "the old days" or the people who are just posting as a habit i guess.

More sijun promotion Wink a contest of some kind is a great start. I'm not sure of your poll alternatives.. but I will vote contest anyway. Learning will come from that as well.

Maybe, and I don't mean to completely revamp the whole site.. but maybe do something to the theme ? I love the "overall" theme.. the dark blue and that is something i miss everywhere else where everything is either black or white or weird colors that hurt your eyes.
and I also love the minimum forum-style.

I'm really just brainstorming.. I already love sijun for what it is, even if I'm not an active poster ( I had another account with some posts tho'.. lol ) but I still frequently visit for the atmosphere and the look of the forums ( easy to follow espcially ) It will also help if the people on here kind of spreads the word i guess.. there are already enough kickass artists here to drive the place ( the zomg-effect =p I WANT TO BE LIKE -insert artist here- ) and probably enough moderation aswell ? ( I don't see any spam on here so.. )

another good thing would be to enter the DW if thats possible.. I'm not sure of the requirements for that.. but I think it would help if people saw sijun on those banners Wink

again, give artists a reason to go here.. not just when they have made a speedpaint they want help with or just post.. If people want to start a sketchbook or post finished stuff.. where do they go etc ? Is the feedback good enough ? Is there "Zomg awesome art man"-posts or actual feedback and critique going on ? ( I know theres a bit of both.. but if the ppl driving the place offer real feedback people will follow by good example.. its doomed to go downhill if nobody says something or does something crucial. )

I'm not saying you should eliminate the "wow awesome stuff man" posts.. but be of good example and show that this site is resourceful useful.. I think this is an attitude that has changed over the years.. on most sites especially since younger people have found their way here ( I'm quite young myself hmm ) and that is obviously influencing the overall attitude. Ca.org and Sijun ( afaik ) used to be of critique-direction, and if something looked wrong someone would make an overpaint or a longer post explaining their point of view.. something i rarely see today.. but maybe I just have to dig deeper , I'm not sure.. its just a vibe i get hehe.

anyways.. I will definitely try to participate more.. and I hope more ideas and actual 'change' will be done to improve this site.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:19 am     Reply with quote
Dile, thanks for the post.


There was a thread way back where someone started some kind of comic and members could post the continuation of the comic. One picture was made and then someone picked up from that pic and made another one.
Perhaps something like that would work again?

Keep adding ideas people. Smile


/Guess I still root for a contest.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:11 am     Reply with quote
it does have been a while since the last contest... i`d do that as well

matthew, wtf with the name changing? Question
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:36 am     Reply with quote
Do most of the people posting in the speedpainting thread even look here under Digital Art Discussion? Maybe a lot of people aren't even aware of this poll.

I agree to a certain degree that Sijun seems more or less to be dying, but of course as long as some of the awesome people still posting keep on posting it won't.

Maintaining relevance while still avoiding being flooded seems to be an almost impossible balance..

I voted contest. I really liked the format of the last one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:15 am     Reply with quote
lol well yea the namechanging, guess it has become a bad habit.
Could be good with a makeover every now and then?

Think I'm gonna let this poll be up for a couple of weeks and then we will see where we can go from there.
Keep the suggestions coming though people. Very Happy

Here's some music while we are waiting:
Cartel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY3bfi--Abg

AlexisOnFire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMkwxd2fSg4

Pendulum 9000 miles (btw Pendulum is the best I have heard in a long, long time. Amazing mix of styles if you ask me)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8PWsI4sRJU
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:06 am     Reply with quote
People come, people go. It will always be like this.
Sijun is a silent chillout place, that's why people actually still come here.
Don't worry too much guys - things fade away - letgo! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:40 am     Reply with quote
Contest in lead.
Should we start to think about what kind of contest?

Would it be more fun with a price for the winner?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:43 am     Reply with quote
thanks people, keep voting. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:38 am     Reply with quote
I'm in for a new contest Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:23 pm     Reply with quote
im in for a contest- i say we do it all though, just start with the contest-as far as a lineart thread i dunno-someone whos not shy about providing the lineart! I think another good idea would be to provide an abstract blobby sample and see what people make of it, and some more theme threads as far as ideas (cars, planes, dune, cities type threads have gotten some cool buzz in the past)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:37 am     Reply with quote
ok the voting continues to Monday the 27th of July, the topic with most votes will be started upon.
Glad you guys seem to wanna have a contest, ok ok we will see on next Monday lol.

keep voting people
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:26 am     Reply with quote
Last day of voting people
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:22 am     Reply with quote
clock is ticking people and I am talking to myself in here
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:12 pm     Reply with quote
Max wrote:
People come, people go. It will always be like this.
Sijun is a silent chillout place, that's why people actually still come here.
Don't worry too much guys - things fade away - letgo! Wink


I agree with Max. And that is the exact reason why I don't visit other forums so much. This is nice small forum that doesn't try to be anything. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:23 am     Reply with quote
Petri.J wrote:

I agree with Max. And that is the exact reason why I don't visit other forums so much. This is nice small forum that doesn't try to be anything. Cool


Well, yeah it is. And asking Sijun to be something it's not isn't really fair. But Lunatique put it perfectly in another thread:

Lunatique wrote:

What I find interesting is that many people don't find what they're looking for in conceptart.org. On the surface, it's got all the big name pros and very passionate and serious pros and amateurs alike, with lots of critique, exchange of ideas. learning...etc. But for one reason or another, conceptart.org rubs some people the wrong way and they go on wishing for the older Sijun or something similar.


And even if it's a silent chillout place, I still think we could have a silent chillout art contest Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:00 am     Reply with quote
Yes and a contest we shall have. This topic is now closed.

I am opening a new one called contest.
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