Welcome to WetCanvas and the Figure Forum.
Note: Ever since Bernie (Rosic) posted his great original FAQ thread for the Figure forum, this has been edited to reflect recent modifications.
Within this thread you will find the answers to many of your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)... like... How do I post an image?... How to do I send a PM?... When not to Critique, ... etc.
Please indicate clearly in your post if you don't want your work to be critiqued
by fellow members. You may also read this discussion thread
started by DanaT. More on critiquing guidelines given below.
How often can I post a new thread?
Please allow for a 24 hour period
before posting a new thread. This is to give everyone an equal opportunity to have their threads on the first page, at least on the first day of posting.
I've posted my work. What now?
Please have a look at the work of other members and leave (at least) a word or two of encouragement. That's how a forum works - through interaction. Besides, we also expect others to do the same, don't we
Btw, while leaving comments in successive threads, please do it from below upwards. This helps preserve the original order in which they were present.
User Agreement - So what did I sign anyways?
Ever wondered just what your User Agreement says? Check it out here...
Updated User Agreement
About the BUTT icon...
Icon is added by default
to every thread and every edited post in the Figure forum (thanks to former site owner Kerri).
If you're posting a non-nude
image please un-attach
it by clicking on the small circle next to 'No icon
'. If that doesn't work, click on one of the other choices, before clicking 'save changes'. The
icon also appears by default in every post you edit. If that annoys you, it can be removed in the same way.
When do I need the ICON?
- As mentioned above, this will be set as default to all your Figure Forum posts, but read on in any case...
WetCanvas requires the BUTT Icon for nudity/partial nudity posts... For more info on the current erotic/nude art policy
please re-visit User Agreement
and scroll down to section 24. J
(placed under Rules of Conduct)
link below may not work)
Again... how do I remove the ICON?
When posting non-nude images, click on the "No Icon
OR, if that doesn't work, on one of the other options.
OR, if none of that works, PM a mod/guide
OR, click the "Alert Post
" button (the red triangle
) at the top right next to the post number
... and type a note that you need the
icon removed and a Moderator will remove it. You may also use this button to alert the staff about other issues.
Library of Figurative Art Resources
A compendium of resources for the figure artist including references on proportion and anatomy, demos and work in progress, tips for working from life and from photos, choices of medium, and our own Hall of Fame - the staff's favorite picks of posted works... can be found here. (Listed at the top of the forum)
The Image Uploader and Attachment Manager
Watch this Youtube
video made by Doug (Yorky) on how to upload images.
Having trouble trying to figure out how to put images in your posts? Uploading files and attaching images will be a cinch after you check out this step-by-step article showing how to use the Image Uploader and Image/File Attachment Manager!
If you don't have a photo manipulation program here is a brilliant free program. http://www.irfanview.com/
You can resize your images to fit the 600x500 requirements.
How do I get or award Mentor/Merit badges in this forum?
Merit and mentor badges for our forum.
The WetCanvas! Award System:
Not sure how or why you received an award? Artie will tell you everything you need to know about the WC! Award System, about how to earn your own awards, and how you can vote for others in attaining merit and mentor awards.
Making Avatars for Use on WC!:
The mystery of Avatars, also known as "tinyheads", is unveiled by Artie's guest writer (hlee) showing how easy it is make and upload your own with the freeware programs readily available on the web!
Where Should I Post My Art?
-- Guide to the Forums: Confused about where you should post questions or your art? Here's where you can learn about the various forums on offer, learn how to get a critique, cross-posting, and the three-strikes rule.
Using the Private Message System:
Wondering how to make contact with other WetCanvas! members? Check out Artie's step-by-step instructions to the Private Message System, and soon you'll be in touch, too!
Link may not work) Want to create your own 'look' for your posts at WetCanvas? There are lots of options and, best of all, itís easy! Join Artie for a tour of the MyWC! options!
Making an Animated Avatar:
Making an avatar that moves is actually very easy with a little bit of know-how. WC! member hlee shows you step-by-step how to create a simple animated avatar from some boring still snapshots using Adobe Imageready.
Using the WetCanvas! Article Publisher:
Publisher is not functioning a.t.m) Have you found the Article Publisher to be confusing? Cori Nicholls untangles the confusion with an Article aimed at helping members to take advantage of the opportunity to share their knowledge with the rest of us through published articles.
6 Steps to Registering Your Account!:
Been lurking long enough? Want to join WetCanvas! and get in on all the neat benefits of membership? Well, it's easy and it's free, so just check out this 'how-to' article and you're on your way!
How To Rate Threads:
Artie is at it again with helpful hints for New Users in this Article on How To Rate Threads! Ever wonder how some threads get those little stars? Step-by-step, you'll find out how!
How to Chat at WetCanvas!:
Want to chat with other WetCanvas! members? Here's a step-by-step introduction to the Chat System, affectionately known as the Cafe Guerbois Chat!
How to JOIN a Project, CHAT & UPLOAD Your Work!:
Bobby Aquitania, resident chat nut and cartoonist, asks Leo, Remy, and Vinnie how to join a project, upload work and enter the WC! chat room where members discuss their work.
link may not work a.t.m)
Llis has all the answers....