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Fuck Discord Anonymous 06/13/2022 (Mon) 00:26:00 No. 10572
Oh look, another art pack I could've joined if only I used Discord. Instead, Some Leech is always the only writer in these packs.
>>10572 It is unfortunate that so many art packs are through Discord. Discord is a terrible platform for many reasons, but even ignoring that, running your operation in such a way really limits your discoverability to artists as you yourself have said. My personal preference would be a public platform of some kind. Maximum discoverability and no Discord barrier of entry, though I do recognize that that would not be a real option for many artpacks (as they are for profit operations). And of course something like this is already spoiled for people like me by the inclusion of eqg and anthro. I suppose the only real solution for such problems is to try and start something yourself. Something like the Winter Wrap Pack on /mlp/, which ended up quite successful I think.
>>10574 I'm in total agreement. >I suppose the only real solution for such problems is to try and start something yourself. Something like the Winter Wrap Pack on /mlp/, which ended up quite successful I think. Yes, I'm the guy who started that pack, actually. I originally wrote this opening post for /mlp/, trying to start the discussion again, but I haven't been able to post there at all for weeks. I don't suppose anyone would want to discuss an NHNB art pack, would they?
>>10575 >Yes, I'm the guy who started that pack, actually. Very cool. >I don't suppose anyone would want to discuss an NHNB art pack, would they? If someone wants to organize it, sure. I may not be the best artist but I'd draw something for it.
>>10575 >I don't suppose anyone would want to discuss an NHNB art pack, would they? I'd pitch something in too, I'm not that good but we'd need all hands on deck to actually do anything like this on NHNB. In terms of actual artists Tiffortat does some good stuff on /bootleg/, and there is at least one anon that draws cute mares on the Aggie.
>>10575 Haven't been able to post there for weeks? Are you referring to an IP range ban? I can relate as I'm also being affected by one at this time.
>>10580 Yes and no. My usual browser was prohibited from posting, but it didn't tell me, instead throwing away the posts silently. I was shadowbanned in a sense, but could still post from a much less convenient browser, so I didn't post much. Lately, however, it did become an IP range ban, and I truly can't post at all.
>>10574 >>10575 >>10576 >>10578 This is a fun idea, but we could really use more content creators here before taking on something like that. Although on the same token, maybe making a small pack for fun with what we have is the way to attract more people?
>>10600 I'm in for a small pack for fun. What would the theme be?
>>10600 I'm concerned about how many artists we have too, but I think we should do it. It would be a fun boost in board activity to work on something together. >>10607 I don't think anyone has decided yet, so we are free to brainstorm ideas. How about a Summer Sun Celebration pack released on the Summer Solstice? It's coming up soon and ties in with the show in a meaningful way. It would be a Princess Celestia and generally sun themed pack; we could get some pictures on Canterlot in there too.
>>10609 Seconding Sun Pack!
>>10609 Sounds like an interesting idea. Might be good to come up with some ideas for that theme just to see where it goes ahead of time. What all did they do in the show to commemorate the day? Would we just do some general summer activities? Another idea I had that was similar was like some kind of pony carnival. I could see the pones having fun on the rides and with the fair food.
>>10607 I was already planning to write a story centered around Queen Chrysalis soon, and have been wanting to maybe save it for a Changeling art pack. I saw it mentioned that /bug/ has an outpost here, so that may help. >>10609 Isn't that in a week? I question whether I could finish something in time for it. It would be a massive rush.
>>10625 >/bug/ has an outpost here /bug/ had also the first non admin message ever on the whole board here!
>>10625 >It would be a massive rush. That's something to consider. I think the Carnival idea has a lot of potential; I can picture some really cute images in my mind. A Ferris wheel, merry go rounds, eating cotton candy, a hall of mirrors, and fireworks to name a few. I'm imagining a painting of a lit up Ferris wheel at night drawn with wide angle vertigo effect. The foreground is one cab with some neutral ponies in it that don't suck up too much focus. Behind it there is a cab with a couple kissing, and behind that Berryshine is hurling from riding drunk. On the right side of the painting there would be lots of lit up tents, rides, various ponies, and visual gags. The painting would be angled to show the right side more, and the left side would just be water with the moon's reflection on it.
>>10609 >>10620 I think it's far too late to go for a solstice/Summer Sun Celebration. By the time everything would get organized, you're looking at only a few days to actually create stuff. On the other hand, I quite like the idea of an end of summer carnival/county fair sort of thing. Something to aim for around the end of August/early September. That would provide plenty of time for organization and content creation. >>10625 Out of curiosity, where was /bug/ mentioned? It's great to see somebody new learned about it; almost all the /bug/ threads on /mlp/ from like the past year had a link to the corresponding thread on this site right in the OP. >>10627 /bug/ was a major early adopter of this place and had several firsts >First user post, thread and bumplocked thread >>5 >First dubs >>11 >10000 GET >>10000
>>10631 >Out of curiosity, where was /bug/ mentioned? >>3735
>>10631 Harvest themed artpack?
For note, we have at least two amateur anon interested in drawing so far. I wonder when NHNB will reach the critical mass to pull stuff like this off.
>>10751 I think I'm currently the most active anon in the aggie. Count me in if this happens. There are at least two other anons that show up occasionally but I can't speak for them.
>>10751 >>10752 What about five drawfags and any available writefag/soundfags/etc? I think that's a reasonably attainable goal. Going with the aforementioned themes of carnival/fair/harvest festival, it could allow somewhere between 2 and 3 months for everyone to make a piece or three. Ending up with at least a dozen pieces would be enough for a small free pack, wouldn't it?
>>10758 >Ending up with at least a dozen pieces would be enough for a small free pack, wouldn't it? I'd say so; we need two more artists then. What should we name the pack?
>>10761 >we need two more artists then I love drawing despite lack of experience. I'd love to contribute to this art pack if possible, it sounds really fun! >>10631 >On the other hand, I quite like the idea of an end of summer carnival/county fair sort of thing. Something to aim for around the end of August/early September. I really like this idea. This anon's vision could potentially be relevant too, it sounds really awesome: >>10630
>>10758 I'm kind of writefag. Can probably produce something around 1k-1k200 words. I'd like to write something about a pic one of the drawfags would draw, though. There was an idea some long time ago in TEMPO to do a pack of interlinked art: pics about the music then a green about a pic, etc. It never went anywhere but I liked that idea.
>>10630 Cant help but want to add more ideas, but some may be more fitted towards a country fair. a (no magic) ring toss, pegasi flying around with coloured smoke (could be turned into a competition somehow), some unicorns could set up a face painting stall A carousel could work amazingly well if someone has a vision for it I am also quite fond of something involving flower ponies using late summer/early autumn bouquets as prizes
I don't really care for this current theme idea. I still like my proposition of a Changeling art pack, but I suppose no one else does. I wanted to suggest Groundhog Day, but I see that already happened. Someone suggest some other themes we could consider.
>>10776 Perhaps you could do like a changeling love-harvest festival? Perhaps changelings store their excess love as a type of honey and use the day to exchange their creations.
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>>10776 In the name of getting anything done we need to settle on something, and the harvest fair/carnival theme currently has pretty wide support. >>10765 A carousel would be nice, it's always thematically interesting to have those in a pony world, pic related. Carnival games are going to be relevant; ponies playing stuff like ring toss for giant teddy bears. I feel like we should get a little creative with the games and think of ones the ponies would make for themselves in universe that fit their anatomy.
>>10781 I want to add to my response to >>10776, it would be interesting to have a changeling sabotage theme in some of the images. Changelings lurking in the background and causing trouble, sneaking up on ponies and draining them. It's not incompatible with the carnival theme at all and could add some deeper story to the pack without changing the focus. Imagine a Canterlot Wedding sort of scenario where the event is being hijacked very strategically behind the scenes.
>>10783 Thats sounds neat, but it would require a lot more planning and communication which is something to think about.
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>>10784 >it would require a lot more planning and communication Not really. Just have us drawfags say we will put a changeling in the shadows somewhere in at least half of the images, and have a writefag go into more depth about it. Wouldn't hurt to have a few changeling focused images as well; a draining behind a tent and a bunch of ponies trapped in green pods in a closed off tent. I was thinking we should all state which images we are going to draw in the first place regardless; even if we eventually change our minds on some of them it helps us be organized by having concrete goals to work to. For example, and I haven't decided yet, I might say something like: I will draw a ring toss, a Ferris wheel, and a view down a line of tents with a changeling somewhere. (The more descriptive we are of these images the better, but even this would be enough) If an anon didn't want to draw any ones with changelings and another wanted to have changelings in all of them, it would balance out. As long as about half or more images have changelings it shows that they are part of the narrative and really doesn't require much more planning.
>>10780 >>10783 >>10786 Not feeling it; seems like something better suited for Halloween. I'd like to work on something comfy and happy.
>>10795 I'm still down for just having a happy carnival. Unless some anon has a better idea or is contagiously passionate about something else that's the theme we should stick with. Back to >>10781 we should come up with some pony carnival games.
>>10797 same anon from >>10765 , I've spent a lot of the day thinking of more games. I will now list them. A rock candy eating contest, inspired by the episode "Maud Pie". Shoot the target, the gun can have some sort of handle on both sides so ponies can use their hooves to manoeuvre it. A competition where a group of ponies have to balance something (apples maybe) on their snouts. One of those strength games where you win a prize if you've hit Gorilla tier. I was thinking of how that would work and the only thing I came up with were weighted shoes the player wears and then stomps on the plate. It might be hard to pull off in a drawing but if anyone wants to animate, that would be cool. Ring toss is still not a bad idea because ponies could just use their teeth. I hope these help! If we suddenly change the theme, I don't mind thinking of new ideas for it.
>>10802 >I was thinking of how that would work and the only thing I came up with were weighted shoes the player wears and then stomps on the plate. Could have the pony buck a vertically mounted plate like in the show. Probably some other ideas that could be taken from Fall Weather Friends and RD/AJ's competition.
>>10802 >>10797 What about young pegasi foals trying to fly in formation with sparrows and other birds? If anything that would be cute. May the best pet win showed that birds can understand concept of organized competition.
Two more ambitious ideas for anons better at crafts than art: >A claymation Carousel PMV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3dtODdVG2A >An IRL carnival shooting game tent with a pony motif. We should also think about carnival food too. Popcorn, and in this case produce from the harvest being celebrated. Definitely candy apples.
>>10808 Grilled carrots, steamed mixed grains, melons
Sounds like we have lots of things so far. Shall the drawfags start deciding what they wanna do? I've counted five total and I think that is the minimum. I'm assuming none have backed out yet. I am set on doing a face-painting stand manned by unicorns. I wont choose any more yet in case I pick something someone else wants to do, but I'll probably do some kind of food stand too.
>>10808 Definitely pumpkins and gourds/squash. Another thing to remember, this is being released in September and is a harvest celebration so the theming for everything should be fall and not summer. Checked watermelon season and they can still be harvested in September so they count as an option. Trees should be orange, yellow, and red. >>10813 >Shall the drawfags start deciding what they wanna do? Sure, we have enough ideas in the air. For the sake of organization because this could get quite confusing otherwise we should use the name field like "drawfag 1" "drawfag 2" etc. I'm assigning the post this is responding to "drawfag 1" for posting first. I personally haven't decided what to draw/build yet, although I have a few ideas. I'll probably wait until a few others post.
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I have been thinking about how to build a model pony carousel that moves and I'm confident I can make one serviceable for this art pack with the materials I have on hand.
>>10813 I honestly don't think I can do anything with this premise. As a final suggestion for a different theme: Pony Anatomy Pack We could have an art pack focusing on horns, wings, snow pitties, hooves, or whatever other pretty pony parts get the blood flowing.
>>10836 Thats so cool! Looking forward to hearing more about it. >>10841 I'm still pretty open to different themes at this stage, especially if people dont resonate with this one. However, I'm afraid I'll have to withdraw from the project if the theme changed to pony anatomy.
>>10841 Sorry, but I like Summer fair\Harvest festival more
>>10841 Pony anatomy is hard to draw for me, I'm better at crafts and environments. I couldn't contribute anything to that at all. I also like the current theme.
>>10841 I don't mean to be a downer, but something like like a pack focused on anatomy would require a fair amount of skill to pull off decently.
>>10843 >>10855 >>10857 Well, could you think of another theme, then? I really want to participate, but I won't be able if we go with this carnival theme.
>>10859 Tell us what your strengths are and what you like to draw and we could probably go from there.
>>10859 >Well, could you think of another theme, then? Why? If you're so good at anatomy you want make that the main theme, you still can accentuate it in any drawing. If you think you can't do decent detailed backgrounds of other things like that you always can do detailed and anatomically perfect happy pony with a bunch of sketchy balloons in a whirl of golden blobs posing as autumn leaves. Or a perfectly detailed pony, with all her muscles accentuated, plucking orange flat triangles of carrot from a grey line of a garden bed.
>>10841 >>10859 To be fair, even if the final theme settles on carnival/fair/festival, you're not forced into drawing specific things. Going back to the example of the recent Winter Wrap Pack, there was a wide variety of settings within the theme. Something like a mare strolling through the forest while eating some deep fried hay on a stick would still be valid, I think.
>>10861 You know, even after all these years of making it, it's still a little embarrassing, so I'd rather not. >>10867 >Going back to the example of the recent Winter Wrap Pack, there was a wide variety of settings within the theme. Yeah, I was able to contribute to that pack in that way, but I genuinely struggle to see how I could contribute to a pack with this theme.
>>10874 What types of things would you be interested in?
>>10876 Just nevermind. I'll keep brainstorming for some way I can contribute with this theme.
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Okay, so then lets make it official. The theme is (September) carnival-fair-harvest-festival! It seems broad enough...