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My mom sent this to me: http://www.mycorgi.com/profiles/blogs/calling-all-super-design

Obviously no pay would be involved, because it would be for charity. However, I've heard of so many "give us free art!!" scams that I'm paranoid about it.

Could those of you who know more about art business than I give me your input?
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Nov. 9th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
is this like

a myspace for corgis

because this is what i've been waiting for all my life
Nov. 9th, 2008 09:31 am (UTC)
Super secret mission my ass... books? Products?

Even charities give something to those who do services such as art. The local rescue shelter does tshirt contests with the local highschools and they offer a $100 cash prize.

Some money is better than none, or a give it and watch em run.
Nov. 9th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)

You've already heard my opinion on this, it hasn't changed, imho it looks badly organised, ill-defined and I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. :P
Nov. 9th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
If you wanna do something for charity there's better ways to go about it :/
Nov. 9th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
Sam Tsang was trolling the corgi communities here on LJ earlier this year, massively friending people and messaging them. He acts like a typical LJ troll, minus the swearing and name-calling. He's been after free art for stuff for a while. I'd steer clear.
Nov. 9th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
Interesting that you bring something like this to light! I was going to be contacting artists about donating sketches of giant breed dogs & horses to make an art book to sell - 100% of profits going to http://www.birchhaven.org/ (I'd be paying to print & mail them out, and putting in art & time of my own). The artist would get a whole page (or more) of their art, with their names and contact info on their page(s).

Being an artist myself I figured that if everyone online was too worried to participate, then I could do most of the artwork myself. I work in an animation studio and I already have a bunch of people interested in participating anyways so it's not a huge loss. It'd be really nice to have a wide variety of styles but it's TOTALLY understandable! I guess this guy asking for this site probably isn't an artist himself? Or he could just draw these things himself?

How do you know the person asking is trustworthy? There's no way to tell unless you know them, really. I guess you could do it if you really don't care if they make money from your art and keep it for themselves from it or not. If you care about that then don't do it - if you don't really mind and have the free time then go right ahead! It's very much a personal thing, in my opinion. Personally, if I didn't know the person organizing it I probably wouldn't participate!

I guess it's a bad idea to ask people I don't personally know, but I will anyways, the worst that could happen is they just say no! Heck it'd be great if people just bought the finished book instead! :)

Haha, this reply is so random and everywhere, I'm just kinda typing thoughts out - sorry!

Nov. 9th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
I will be ALL OVER this book. Dogs and horses AND money to an animal charity? Hell yes. I will direct everyone to it and buy a copy for myself for sure.

Where you looking at color or just like inks and whatnot?
Nov. 11th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
Haha! Sweet! :D
I was originally just thinking of black & white (sketched or inked) but I still have to work out the cost difference in printing for colour vs b&w - I'm thinking that colour would probably sell better.
I'll definitely put you on my e-mail list for when I get everything properly sorted out - thank you so much! :D
Nov. 11th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
I'm eager and excited even though I know this is still in the early planning stages and probably won't be out for another year. =D
Nov. 10th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
If someone with a good reputation were doing an art project (I know popular artists online often do charity card decks), or they had a lot of information about it and were well organized, that would make sense. But yeah, I think it's better to work with someone you know, so you know you can trust them. ;)
Nov. 11th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
Oh that is a good point too! I guess I'll find out if I have a good rep or not then! ;D Thanks for the thoughts. :)
Nov. 15th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
ooh. random, but interested in this project. email me when you get some samples and info aazhie@gmail.com
Nov. 16th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Sweet! I shall definitely do that - Thanks! :D
Nov. 16th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
Just read this, I'd be interested in helping out, but I can only do 3D renders (but I have PS to change em up if needed). When you have more information feel free to contact me.

And color will probably go over much better.
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