At 10/15/14 05:55 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote:
It's really clear that you're directly asking to be scouted.
Why have you just re-clarified then? If you want to say something, please don't be so oblique. I just have no clue as to how I am supposed to be scouted without already being an active member of this community. I am attempting to become part of this community, and yes, I'm doing that by shameless self-bumping. Considering there are others doing similarly I cannot help but feel that your issue is in exactly how I have shamelessly self-bumped. Was it my choice of words? Was it my inclusion of an image? Was it that you deem the image not respectable?
I felt I was clear in my self-awareness so I feel the shameless portion of the self-bump was obvious. Was it not? Was that your issue? I'm just struggling to see the difference between my post and someone else posting an image with clear intentions of receiving positive feedback and potentially a scouted status if one hasn't received it yet. I'm fairly certain many must do that whilst forging faux friendships and essentially manipulating others by hiding their true intentions. I'm being straight up. Maybe what I did isn't not okay here, but I'm struggling to interpret the forum rules at this time, as they aren't as explicit as I would desire. If I messed up; I'm sorry guys - I understand this is a very carefully governed community.
Just to warn you that you should probably consider taking them down, since they're photographs with a quasi-filter applied to it. :(
You raise an interesting point. Firstly, are you suggesting I remove my artwork from NG entirely, or suggesting I delete the forum post? As far as I'm aware the latter isn't possible, that said, I didn't look into it too long. Secondly I'm sure there may be those who will challenge the validity of my work, or at the very least, whether it has a place on NG; However, as this is my chosen art form at present, I have great interest in being challenged, as it will become clear through the conversations that will follow whether my work is welcome here or not.
If a moderator wishes to discuss with me the finer details of whether my art is valid as far as NG is concerned, I will be more than happy to do so. I have many an .XCF file to prove the amount of labor that goes into my work, making the sauce material irrelevant I feel, certainly given the non-profit nature of the image usage.
Also, whilst this message is somewhat antagonistic (what isn't in some form right?), I felt it was nonetheless appropriate, as I am attempting to better understand the rules of this forum, something I feel makes this conversation a potential future resource for those with similar uncertainties.