Spartan Camp Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I'm a new participant, what do I do?
Read up on the guidelines provided on our banner. You can also browse through some of the previous rounds to get a good idea. And feel free to ask questions!
What are gesture drawings?
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For more information and on gesture drawing, check out the following discussion threads. They provide some valuable feedback and thoughts by members of this forum.
Examplary gesture galleries:
Can I participate?
There is no entry level to this activity, as gesture drawings are a meaningful exercise for artists of any level. Anyone can participate.
What about the deadline?
This is a weekly activity with a deadline that traditionally falls on a Sunday. When the deadline has passed, we can still discuss things in the old thread but new art should be posted in the new round.
Sometimes the deadline may be extended, if there are technical difficulties or your host has slipped up...
Am I qualified to share critique?
Analyzing the work of your peers can be a good learning tool for yourself. Teaching fellow students can be a great way to learn because it requires you to think about your own drawing. Critique is also invaluable to others. Honest and civil criticism and tips are much appreciated!
How do I share my work?
Either host them outside CA.org and provide the html code through image tags, or use the attachment manager to upload your images directly. The latter is especially advisable if you also have a sketchbook on this forum.
What should my uploaded work look like?
When traditional, both scanned and photographed images are fine. Make sure they are not too blurry, too tiny, or absolutely massive.
What about the stars and the hall of fame?
Participants are included in each weeks' hall of fame. Those who perform the optional study also receive a star. It's a little extra.
If you have any suggestions, tips, or advice on how to improve this activity - feel free to share your thoughts!
Good reference sources and galleries from artists who do great gestures are also very much appreciated!