FAQ - TAC ART EVENTS
With every exchange we get a crapton of new people and we always get asked the same questions. Here are a few commonly asked questions for those of you that are new to TAC Art Events.
Q: What do you mean 'art exchange'?
A: 90% of art events here at TAC are exchanges. What that means is that we will post a sign up with a particular scenario/theme, you write your bio up and wait for the sign up deadline. Once we close sign ups, the TAC moderator will PM you with a person's name. You are to create a picture for THAT PERSON.
Q: What am I suppose to make?
A: Typically a portrait/desktop and a signature (no larger than 600x300 for the sig) is what people make. You are welcomed to make any other kind of gift, just as long as you create 1 item, preferably a desktop/portrait.
Q: What's a bio?
A: A bio is the information on your character. We encourage you to be as detailed as possible unless you don't mind a general interpretation of your person being done instead.
Q: Can I turn in early?
A: Yes you can, but please DO NOT publically display your piece since this is a SECRET EXCHANGE. Please wait until the designated turn in date to show off your art piece. Email [EMAIL="firstname.lastname@example.org"]email@example.com[/EMAIL] or PM the Moderator your piece if you want to turn in early.
Q: What if I can't turn in on time?
A: We will kill you and throw your corpse to the dogs. I'm just kidding. Actually...no I'm not. If you sign up and create a bio, you are committing to turning in an art piece for the person you receive. If you CANNOT turn in ON TIME, please let me know before the deadline. Email [EMAIL="firstname.lastname@example.org"]email@example.com[/EMAIL] or PM the moderator. We will make arrangements for your person not to be empty handed, but we still expect you to finish your piece at your convenience which really is AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.
Q: Is there a required number of posts to participate?
A: We do not require you to be an 'established' member. We do, however, expect you to understand that this is a commitment and failing to turn in on the specified turn in date will result in your BANNING from future events.
Q: Is this poser only?
A: Unless specified, but no. Any and all art mediums are welcomed in our exchanges. There might be some specifically themed events in the future but we will always label the events accordingly.
Q: Can I create art for my person before/during the event?
A: Of course you can! You are more than welcomed to create all sorts of art for your character. It helps give the person who gave you an idea of what you might like.
Please post any other questions you may have. Thank you!
ok, one more: Just to make sure I understand, we'll be making one image that is our OWN character that we write up, and one that is someone else's - whoever we get pm'ed - but we'll read their bio, and draw/etc them, right?
I really want to join in, but I don't wanna wait till the last minute to find out I have no clue what I'm doing lol
You seem to have it pretty well summed up though, and 'main character' stems from the fact that most of us historically have based our arty stuffs on gaming toons that we have played in various MMO's (though not exclusively) and we thus have a 'main character' that we represent in art and literature. For example, Tamaelia is my everquest dark elf rogue. I usually base my art 'characters' on some form or variation on her biography. Hope that helps some!
The only item you turn in on August 8th is the portrait for the person you are given via the PM. You can post and show off the art you create for YOUR character anytime!
I was a little confused by the description as well at first, but I hadnt started yet ><
I really wouldnt worry about the quality of the story.. just so long as its enough to give your exchangee an idea to inspire your piece
AND - can I write another combined twisted one? Cuz I have a great idea, I think and it involved everyone's favorite word, but if I can't use it, I don't wanna waste a buncha time trying to write it.
I'm still rather new here and I was kinda thinking of maybe taking part in the newest exchange. I have a few questions.
1. Do I need to have special permission to do so?
2. If I'm allowed to take part in it, my skill is not quite as high as most everyone else, will that matter? (Obviously given more than a few days to do something will result in better quality, but you know what I mean, I think!)
I think that's everything.
As far as skill level go, EVERYONE is welcomed to join, regardless of how good (or bad) you might think you are. You have 6 weeks to complete your turn in and we have people available to help with private suggestions, comments, any type of c/c or help you might need.
Thanks so much. I am looking forward to it then!
hehe /pets jules
Yeah, thanks, I had a brain fart!!!!! Lol!