You may have noticed a list of art collections on the left sidebar, and if you're particularly observant, you may have also seen the "Collect" item in the main menu up above. What this means is that it's now possible for people to create art collections.
So apparently this was posted a month ago, and in all the craziness surrounding my new job, I completely missed it. Earlier this year, I gave a talk about OGA at the Libre Graphics Meeting in Montreal. For those of you who are interested, here's a video of it on youtube:
The Krita 2.4 beta is out, and I've been playing around with it for the last hour or so. I recommend giving it a try if you haven't already -- the brush settings are absolutely wonderful if you like making digital art. The usual beta caveats apply, though -- save your work frequently if you're planning on doing anything serious with it. :)
We've had a couple of instances in the last few days where people have uploaded art they've found in "free resources" lists on the web and marked them as public domain. Please note that these resources are not public domain unless the author specifically states that they are.
In cases where the artist didn't clearly assign one of the existing licenses to their work, just ask them first. A lot of artists who release free resources are quite happy to put a license on them so that they can be included here on OGA.
I saw this blog post and thought that it might be of interest. They're currently looking for a mascot for the KATE text editor, and I figured with the artists around here, maybe someone would be up for it.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm back from vacation, and I'm going to be jumping back into OGA 2.0 feature development, specifically art collections (which those of you who have been following the 2.0 development process know are central to the way 2.0 is going to work).
Thanks a lot to the admins for holding down the fort while I was gone!
If you're reading this and you're an expert with the Drupal form API (or you know someone who is), I have a difficult question I need some help with. At the moment, coding on OGA2 is held up by this issue, so if I could get in touch with anyone who could help me out, I'd really appreciate it. Rather than retyping the question, here's a link to my post on the Drupal forums:
Just wanted to introduce everyone to the first OGA 2.0 feature: art collaboration!
You can now designate other artists to have edit access to your art. A the bottom of the left column of the art submission/editing form, you can enter a list of usernames of people who you'd like to be able to update your submission. If you already submitted some art and decide later that you want to collaborate with someone, don't worry -- you can add and remove collaborators at any time.