Let me introduce something I’d like to call The be nice to nice project.
I’m pretty sure some of you have seen the hate going around artists in this fandom lately, and I hope all of you agree that it’s not okay. I know personally how little it takes to upset somebody and make them unsure about their work, so I wanted to do something in order to spread some positivity.
Now this might not be the best and well planned project, but it was very spontaneous and I am open for new ideas to make it even better! Any help from more experienced people or generally just ideas are more than welcome to make this even better:)
Every single artist out there is important and deserves some nice feedback. I know that you can always give artists critics, but this is all about spreading the positive energy. Most of the fanart we see is done by people for free, and having people just hate on something that is made with love and has taken a lot of time and energy is generally upsetting. So, I want to create something that will allow everybody to get some nice - and nice only - feedback on their hard work.
On this blog, I want to create a list of artists, and each week, an “artist of the week” will be selected. The artist will first be introduced briefly in a post where we point out things we like about them and their style, etc, and throughout the week keep reblogging their work and try to get you all to interact in ways like send in messages to together give some love attention to the artist.
Each week, a new artist will be chosen, and some weeks will be more “open” to instead of focusing on one, focus on everybody in general. If you get featured once on the list however, it does not mean you won’t be again. I’ll make my best to show everybody love more than once! It all depends on how many artists I manage to get on the list.
All the posts will be tagged so each artist will be featured on a page where you can find all the reblogged works and be directed to artists blogs as well.
(All the rude comments will be deleted and not even paid attention to, this is a project for bring the talented people some love.)
A brief summary of how this will work:
In order for us to get a steady schedule, I want to give everybody a chance to suggest an artist they think deserves to receive some love. You can also as an artist yourself ask to be a part, and don’t be shy about it! Asking others will be a way to let people suggest artists so nobody gets left out/forgotten.(I will however contact every suggested person to make sure they really want to be a part of this.)
Once I have a couple of artists, I will set a date (most likely a monday to keep it nice and even) when the first artist will be featured and appreciated throughout the week. The rest is pretty straight forward.
If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to message me here or over on my main blog here. I could use a lot of ideas/tips, so talk to me!
I would love if a few other people would like to run the blog with me, so send me a message over on my main blog! :)
I hope this is something that can bring a little love back to all the people who’ve had to deal with terribly rude comments and hate, and just everybody overall!!