Greetings, robot devotees! If you browse around the page you'll noticed the RDC has experienced a bit of an overhaul. We've reorganized the gallery folders and expanded upon the submission guidelines. Please give the updated rules a read through. On the rules page is also a guide to the gallery folders to help you decide where to submit your artwork.
With that said, group submissions are now open again! Keep in mind that there is now a limit of five submissions per week per member. Submissions also need to be approved by administration. I apologize if that ruins the fun for you. I mainly want to screen submissions for fan art. I've had to weed through a lot of those lately.
We're also introducing a few new monthly features to the group:
>Monthly Themes - Each month there will be a new drawing theme. Whether you have art block or not, the monthly theme will simply be a loose suggestion of something for everyone to draw. There are no limitations to the theme, any interpretation and any medium will do. It just needs robots in it if you want to submit it to the group. Theme suggestions are welcome!
>Robot of the Month / ROTM - This will be the only real exception to our long standing "no fan art" rule. Each month a new robot from real-life or pop culture will be chosen as the Robot of the Month. I'll write a little feature on the bot and then everyone will be invited to draw a piece of fan art of the ROTM. What!? Fan art! Say it isn't so! Yes, fan art, but it must be submitted into the folder designated for the ROTM. I thought it would be a fun project to bring us robot fans together. Members will also be welcomed to nominate robots to the position of ROTM. More details to come.
>Spotlight - Every month I will feature a piece of media (a book, a comic, a series, a movie, etc.) that heavily involves robots. As with the other new monthly features, member may recommend media to be spotlighted.
>Art Features - There shall be a handful of member and non-member art featured in each monthly update. Artwork shall be hand picked by me from the previous month's submissions (excluding this month in which pieces where picked while reorganizing the entire gallery).
I hope that wasn't too much to read. There will be more changes to come as we see what works and what doesn't work. By the end of the year we should have a proper contest going with prizes and judges, so get excited. Without further ado, onto the features!
Create a piece featuring: Trick-or-treating!
Robby the Robot
Alien (film, 1979) - It might be a spoiler to say that this classic, sci-fi horror flick has a robot in it. Even knowing this, the reveal is one of the top shocking moments in the movie. If you haven't seen it, watch it. If you have, watch it. It's an ideal space thriller for Halloween time.
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