More people are speaking out on Robert Brown's discord server that I called out earlier today, pretty interesting development. I'll keep you guys up to date with things if you want. Here is an example that was shared with me.
@Sofastrangler thanks for sharing! I think it's important for people to know about, like you say. That is a negative, arrogant community based off of selfishness. Elitism is for sure. Everyone starts at the bottom. That's one of the reasons I like our community here. We are all on this journey together and we support each other. And your art doesn't have to fit a certain style either. But yeah, we will all get there :)
I am sorry for bringing all this negativity to Mastodon today but I feel like this is something that people needs to know.
And also I encourage people to find out for them selves and make their own opinion. So here is the link to the server which I don't personally have access to anymore.
Please don't hang them out in the server either, if you don't like them then leave the server instead and spread the message. 😎 👍
To further elaborate on my shadow banning.
With a new rule on the server they wanted to regulate more what kind of posts the server had so that the server looks good something I am very critical of as they only want people who make them look good to post.
In this server I had posted these two images (below) and written "this is totally concept art" in a way mocking these new rules. I got no warning or no information about doing anything wrong. And then I got shadow banned.
To explain further, the modship of this server has a mentality of elitism and wanting to have more professionals on their server. They justify their decisions based on professionalism but themselves act in unprofessional ways.
Before I was shadow banned from the server there was talk about kicking people they didn't like the art of, particularly beginners as they taint the server.
I want to bring some awareness about an artist by the name of Robert Brown. He has a Youtube following as well as a discord server.
In his server he lays out his own rules which is fine, but what is most curious is that the modship of that server acts with a certain kind of authoritarianism where people they don't like gets banned like me.
As it is such a big discord server I feel that I have responsibility give attention about this to the creative community.
A while back I wrote this quick little beginners look at how I use watercolour and basic techniques: http://rheallart.tumblr.com/post/116493690361/could-you-send-me-examples-of-your-strokes-when
It also has the step-by-step image showing the layers that went into painting the clothing folds on my "L'Opossum" painting. :)
Watercolour is great, very forgiving, the paints last forever, and so much fun! Give it a try! :D
New YouTube trend idea; dye your hair with acrylics
Lately I'm kind of obsessed with Mastodon. I'm just so pleased with the UI and the community here. Find it extremely enjoyable.