Time for a redesign at SketchCrawl.com

Posted by on Feb 7, 2006 in Blog, updates | 8 comments

So here it is … a wordpress blog for SketchCrawl … using the new K2 theme. Much sharper than my cobbled together main page.

What I would love to happen is for a few sketchers to become posters and contributors as well. Making this a communal blog about SketchCrawls, drawings, materials and all things having to do with that.
What’s the latest discovery of yours? A new pen? A new super light sitting stool? A great sketchbook ? It’d be great to share thoughts, questions, polls … together with sketches of course. Feel like you’re interested in contributing ? Shoot me an email, I’ll give you the details.

Cheers

8 Comments

  1. amb says:

    neat idea to combine the blog and forum. i think it’ll really open things up to streamline it.
    -amb

  2. aoi says:

    I like it! This will be an useful and interesting place. What about the forums on SketchCrawl.com?

  3. enrico says:

    amb- glad you like the idea.

    aoi- I think the forums can still serve some of their purpose, at least for a while. For example you can still go and check the drawings done on the first World Wide SketchCrawl there. And all the subsequent ones … Also I think a lot of the posting can still happen there … I just don’t want to depend on the forum alone.

    What I was thinking was this: have some stable contributors (maybe up to a dozen or so), some really cool guest ones every once in a while and everyone else can participate commenting, post on the forums and also send me a post for submission to the blog.
    I am all for an open community but also for having some quality control it. I can’t open administration tools to everyone … I think it’d be very difficult to do, with the amount of spammers we’ve had in the forums.

    So that’s what I am thinking … any thoughts on that?

    e

  4. aoi says:

    Yes, I understand that and after all you are SketchCrawl father, you have all the rights to control SC places on the net ^_^ I think it’s a great idea but I am just a newbie, I hope experienced sketching artist will join this new blog of yours (I already have bookmarked it)!

  5. Karen says:

    I like the idea of rotating guests for discussions. I think the combined blog and forum will serve interests well.

  6. Tony says:

    Ha ha, nice to see this going strong. Now that the weather is becoming pleasant up here in Vancouvertown, I think it’s time to hop back on the bandwagon (fickle me!)
    Man, that november-time sketchcrawl really put me off. Yippee for warm weather.

  7. Alisa says:

    Sketchcrawl blog= great idea! It may be quicker to check for news here than the site. (I somehow missed the news of this past sketchcrawl with Danny Gregory!)

  8. enrico says:

    Karen- glad you like the idea

    Tony- excellent ! Spring is almost here …

    Alisa- yah the main page for sketchcrawl.com was hard to maintain and keep updated. I did a bad job with it … but this should work nicely! Some of the guest contributors are really amazing, you’ll see … it’ll be inspiring!

    Enrico

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