ACE revival, would you take part?

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ACE revival, would you take part?

Post by NeoJabez » January 19th, 2016, 11:27 pm

[-=ACE=-], which stands for Artistic & Creative Endeavors, is a sub-group of the Christian Crew, (as well as the name I operate under when doing photography, video production, etc.)

I founded ACE originally alongside a guy named Pancakes, mainly because we were both learning how to use programs such as Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, and similar programs, and wanted to A) Welcome new people to our community with sigs and avatars to make them feel welcome and included, and B) to help each other, teach each other, brainstorm together, and more.

ACE got fairly large for a while, and had two distinct websites before most of her members went off to college or other pursuits that left them little time to do artwork, writing, or music for fun and hobby-time.

ACE has always been an "apply for membership" sub-group of the CC, and some of our best artists still drop by from time to time, just not enough for the group to be strong like it used to be.

I'm filling people in on this because I wonder if I went to the effort of reviving ACE, how many people here would be involved or interested? ACE generally consists of digital artists, videographers, photographers, musicians, writers, poets, sculptors, painters, and much more. If you only draw, and you only draw on paper, we'd still love to share with you. You don't just join ACE to show off what you can do, you're also expected to share your techniques and advice, to help others develop their arts. We expect honest, but open critiques from our members.

One day, I'd like to see a short ACE movie, with music by ACE musicians, written by ACE writers, with artwork by ACE artists, etc. It's a nice dream.

If I revived ACE, things like the Signature of the Month competition, and more, would YOU take part...? Sound off please, folks!
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Re: ACE revival, would you take part?

Post by Cal-Hobbes » January 19th, 2016, 11:48 pm

Well, I have very little time these days, but I'd like to participate in something like "Signature of the Month competition". :thup:

Sounds like a good idea!
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Post by NeoJabez » January 20th, 2016, 12:20 am

I keep thinking, maybe just maybe, I will make you an animated gif sig...that switches between your current sig and

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Re: ACE revival, would you take part?

Post by cappiman » January 20th, 2016, 12:37 am

I would love to be part of the Revival! Also Neo good job on the store so far!
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Post by NeoJabez » January 20th, 2016, 12:40 am

Why, thank you, Cappi. I have alot more ideas, but I've been having program errors with some of my graphics stuff lately, and as such, have been learning GIMP from scratch.

It's close enough I can feel my way through, but I'm nowhere near as fast or as good at it as I am with Photoshop. (But you know, Photoshop is too expensive to break down constantly, so...nice to have a free alternative!)
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Post by Troy » January 20th, 2016, 5:14 am

I would love to strive to learn more and develop better skills in graphics and designs. My biggest concern is of course time.
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Post by ShaddaShk » January 21st, 2016, 12:46 pm

I certainly would love to give it a go. I'm not sure what I have to give in the matter of showing and teaching, but I sure can show you how to make a wicked gmv. :D
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Post by Vivi » March 4th, 2016, 12:41 am

I always loved taking part of the competitions. The problem is they were generally pretty narrow, and when we tried to open it up to other forms of art (instead of just signatures) it kind of collapsed.

But I do miss ACE. It was always a great community of people.
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Re: ACE revival, would you take part?

Post by Michael Fedora » March 4th, 2016, 1:09 am

I'd love to join, though time may be an issue. Still, I could help give suggestions, though I very much understand it's easier to critique than to make the work in the first place ;3 .

Best of hope to [-=ACE=-]!

(You want a movie you say? What about a video game? :P)
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