Here at Shadowness, we’re all about the community spirit and keeping our quality level high. You can help by becoming a mentor or participating in collaboration! Check out your options here:
For all your collaboration needs: http://shadowness.com/collab
We're very interested getting artists to network in order to improve their art by learning new techniques and sharing critiques and tutorials. One of the most important ways that we accomplish this is while commenting. Artists love to hear what you like or do not like about their work. Dislikes help them see their artwork in a new light and likes point out their strengths and details that they may not have noticed. Comments such as ‘it’s great!’ are very encouraging, but they don’t inspire learning and growth. As a community; we should act as such and draw on all of our knowledge in order to comment and critique effectively.
Here are some examples of great comments and responses:
Tutorials are another great way to reach out and support the community. Creating and posting tutorials helps raise the quality of the site, by increasing the ways that we can educate each other internally, without having to resort to leaving the site to find information. If you have tutorials that you have created, please upload them and add the /tutorials tag, so that everyone can find them easily!
Please check out our awesome tutorials and upload your own!
Check out the Awesome Quality from Shadowness!
Until next time, Shadows, Keep the quality high, Keep your comments constructive, and learn as you grow!
Thanks for your wonderful artwork!
May 16th, 2011
I really appreciate the high regard for my image, it's such an honor! I am honestly left speechless, don't know how to put my appreciation into words, I've never been inspired at writing I guess. But I really am grateful for this great consideration.
I see so many talented people around this website, so I can objectively say that the quality of this website is at a very good level, it's a great place to be inspired. Keep up the wonderful work!
I agree that "high quality" exists in all of our minds and we must be true to our heart and gut about what that means.
I feel that the best art educates me in some way. Regardless of style, content or level of mastery, quality art breaks the barrier of self -expression alone. It spills over into the realm of challenging or even transforming the viewer.
Much appreciation for including one of my Missing Child Portraits here in this article.
As I had already said in the interview, I find the high quality of this page incredibly good!
And of course I am very proud to be part of it and proud to be an example of this! Thanks a lot! And yea great collection, as always ;)
I'm kind of flattered to see my work featured together with epic stuffs. Shadowness is a perfect place for both professional artists and those who are just starting out. Everybody is on the spotlight. Keep it up guys :)
Wonderful sentiments and comments you guys. I have to agree with all of you, this is one of the reasons that I joined Shadowness, and I'm glad that I can make an effort to display great works, from new members as well as old members. Its amazing to me that there is such creativity and originality out there that is still to be discovered!