So as you may have noticed, I created a poll some days ago asking if any of you were interested in trying to create a sort of active iScribble community.
I personally have been registered on the website since 2008 and got a lot of fond memories of the place. During 2015 I've started to return to the boards, changing my name and filling up my gallery there with more updated doodles and scribbles.
But most of the fun with iScribble is being able to sketch, chat and make collabs with other people. Simply hang around and have a good time!
I tried to be more part of the current community, but in all honesty, the place has grown rather cold and silent. It can be a bit tricky to get into conversations with people, or even make collabs. It's not quite what it used to be, so over time I've been trying to gather people and invite them to draw with me in iScribble once more!
Since there seems to be interest for it here on dA, I thought a journal with more details would be more appealing than a simple poll. I personally love working in iScribble and I would love to invite you all to join the fun!So exactly what is iScribble?
To those of you who don't know, I'll add the given information directly from the site itself: www.iscribble.net/"iScribble is an online art and drawing website where people from all over the world can work on a drawing at the same time. Our interactive canvases allow users to draw pictures using a mouse or graphic tablet. Finished drawings can be published to our gallery where they are commented and rated by the users in our community.
iScribble is a great place for beginners to learn drawing but also features advanced drawing tools for more demanding users."
<-(This won't go away for some reason)What is the goal/purpose of this community we're creating?
Well, to put it short and simple. Drawing in iScribble alone has its own charm and let's you relax by yourself, but as I mentioned, most of the fun also comes from working with other people.
I've recently been rather active on iScribble, myself, and I've noticed that it's a bit too quiet sometimes. So I wanted to ask around to see if others are interested to join and draw together and chat. Simply have a place to go whenever you feel bored, wanna doodle a bit, or just have some company on a lonely day.
The idea is to give people somewhere to hang out when they feel like it or need it. Meet new people, improve your art, learn some new tricks and treats!What if this doesn't become as active as planned or fails?
It is not demanded by anyone to be completely active with this. What you do with your time and how much you choose to spend it on this is entirely up to you.
Yes, there is a chance that the boards won't be as active as I'm making it sound like, but I personally will make an effort to be as active as possible. I'll be striving to keep the board(s) occupied as often as I can, so if you drop by sometime, you'll most likely be seeing me hanging around.
If I'm not, I'm either sleeping or too busy with other tasks. If possible, even if my tablet is unavailable, I'll still try to be logged on simply to chat.
Other than that, if you don't see me online, you can always send me a note here on DeviantArt and ask if I wanna join you.
To keep more easily track on things, I have set up a list on my dA profile with all the info. My iScribble username and a link to my iScribble profile. There is also a little text showing if I'm online or offline in the boards. I'll also be adding board names as they are created.Why not just use Drawpile?
Although I have to admit that iScribble can be tricky to work with because of its tiny format and simplicity...
Drawpile is always another option if people prefer that even more. I recently installed it, myself, so I'm quite new to it and still need to try out inviting people and such.
But aye, Drawpile could be another option. Or just another spot to meet. Kind of work between the two places.I'll add one last thing to this journal.
What is the difference between Restricted users and Regular users in iScribble?
The iScribble FAQ will explain the details, but I felt like mentioning it here as it is kind of a "huge" detail on the site.
Restricted users, or newly registered users, can do all of the basic stuff on the site, like: additionally whisper other users, report other users, draw, vote in polls, and create public and private boards. The drawing tools you'll get in the beginning is the usual pen tool, line tool and an eraser.
Regular users however, will have access to the same stuff, but they'll also be able to save and load their drawings to boards, publish drawings and rank them. They'll also be able to use three new and more advanced drawing tools called: circles, autocircles, and blur. Which is highly useful in painting. They'll also be able to change name if they're not happy with the one they've already registered themselves with.
How do I become a Regular user?
These are the requirements:
- You have been registered for at least 10 days
- You have not been warned in the past 10 days
- You have contributed at least 120,000 segments to the gallery
- You have at least 3 drawings rated 3.5 or higher
This is something we all can work together to achieve as well. Help each other out to become Regular users. I'm already a regular user, so I can help out with publishing drawings to the gallery and rate them to help the process. Some of the info and much more can be found in the iScribble FAQ. I suggest reading it to easily understand how things work and shortkeys for drawing!
www.iscribble.net/faq.html If you have any questions, feel free to ask them and I'll answer as good and swiftly as I can! To those of you who wish to take part in this or simply check it out, give me a poke in the comments below or a note. You can also invite your friends to join us! I'll eventually create a new board for this and send out invites once we're ready!Also, just for fun, here are some examples drawings I've made using iScribble: More of my unfinished iScribble sketches can be found here: mieran-sanctuary.tumblr.com/ta…