This will be a short post to kick off what I hope will become a very long thread.
Lines has an abundant share of visual talent in addition to all the amazing aural wizardry that goes on around here. I’m interested in looking for ways for us to collaborate. I love participating in the Disquiet Junto, LCRP, network jams, and live streams, and I’m yearning for a community driven approach to regular prompts for visual art that encourage a similar kind of collaboration.
I think one reason this hasn’t already occurred has to do with historical perception of music as a communal activity and fine art as a solo process. But given the ease with which we can digitize and share over networks our creative visual work, I don’t think we need to continue to think of visual arts in such an isolating and singular manner.
Before I get any more specific about the idea, I thought I’d open it up for suggestions. What kind of prompts might we suggest that would bring our visually creative minds together? I’d encourage us to look to Disquiet Junto as a model, and consider prompts that can be accomplished over one or more weekends, don’t require uncommon tools or media, and it would be good to try for prompts that are accessible in terms of technique, knowledge, and experience. (A master may have a more appealing result than a beginner, but the beginner’s attempt is no less satisfying because of that fact).
What do you think? How would you approach it?
Tagging @disquiet because I bet he will have some thoughts on the subject.
I’m aware there are some existing communities doing things like this, but I’m especially curious to find out what lines can do here.