Welcome to Avant-Garde! The premiere art cult for the trendy artists of subeta!
We're dedicated to having fun, helping each other and polishing our skills. We have fun with contests, challenges and you can trade and buy art from fellow members! We help each other with tutorials, red-lining and workshops. And we improve ourselves by going past our art comfort zones and trying something new and different.
So come here and join the fun! We'd love to have you apply! It'll be an adventure! And you'll love it here!
Click here to sneak a peak of our official website!
What we offer:
-Forums--> art help, shops and discussion. With news, galleries and more!
-Monthly Events--> We hold monthly events and contests with awesome prizes! Earn bragging rights and cool stuff!
-Chat--> we have our own IRC chat room! So you can chat with all other members any time you want!
-Art exchange--> You can trade art with fellow members or set up shops within the cult!
-Collaborations--> Work with other members to do auctions or selling on subeta! Raise up funds for the bank and keep some for yourself!
-Cult Tumblr & dA group--> Put up your art in the group to share collectively as artists of the cult!
-Cult Pings--> we have pings for contests, prompts and the chat, so you can let other members know about something specific!
-FUN!--> We have fun here, there's low pressure and we just love chatting and helping and doing art! So if you love all that too, come join us!
If you're interested, fill out the application below! =3
Be sure to read our FAQ for extra helpful pointers.
Avant Garde is currently open to prospective members. Artists that express interest in joining need to fill out the application below and sMail it to Ryxe or Alaska
(please do not send applications to me- odduckOasis, thanks)
Applications are reviewed by the admins and current members. These reviews take about a week to complete.
Please note, if you are new to subeta, you have to at least be an active member for 30 days on subeta before you can apply.
Tips to Applying:
- Don't feel intimidated by this application process. We just want to know who you are as an artist.
- We like thoughtful answers. Your responses do not need to be extravagant, but try to be thorough and take them seriously.
- Don't feel as if you should need to take a lot of time to impress us. Type the way you normally do.
- Do take a look at our FAQ (toggle spoiler below), as it may benefit you while writing your application.
How often do you frequent Subeta?
What do you enjoy most about drawing?
What do you believe are your strengths and weaknesses as an artist?
What do you expect to benefit from being a member?
Which activity(s) are you looking forward to the most?
Would you like a rejection letter in the case that you're not accepted?
::How should I link my art?
We prefer it if you can host your art in a gallery such as DeviantArt, so we can see both a timeline and wide array of pieces. If you don't have a gallery, consider making a folder of art on an image hosting site, even if it's just for the application. Link-spam is not encouraged.
::What are you looking for in a gallery?
We would appreciate a fair amount of recent works as well as older works. If you only have a few works to show (less than 10) it's harder for us to gauge your scope and your passion on improvement. However, we don't ask for a gallery of complete works, WIPs are okay as well!
:: Do I need to be a certain age to apply?
Nope! As long as you're active on Subeta, you can apply!
:: Is there a limit on when/how many times I can apply?
We don't have a set limit on how many times you can apply, but we would suggest that if it's more than three times, that you take time to really figure out what you need to do to improve to qualify. And yes, you have to be an active member of subeta for at least a month before you can apply.
:: How should I fill out the application?
We're not looking for a novel, but please put thought into your replies. We appreciate applicants that consider each question thoughtfully. It doesn't matter if art is your passion as career or simply a hobby, we want to see your desire for your art by showing us your personality.
:: I don't think I have any/know what my strengths and weaknesses are as an artist- what should I put for that question?
This question is a crucial part of our deciding process, so we'd appreciate it if you took some time to reflect as an artist. Everyone has them, regardless of how long you've been drawing. Ask yourself what you are good at and what you could improve on.
Examples: shading, color theory, perspective knowledge, anatomy skills, coloring. ect. Please try to consider strengths and weaknesses centered around the art itself and not just personality traits.
:: Who decides in choosing who gets accepted into the cult?
Applications are open for reviews by all members. This is so we get opinions from different perspectives. This is not intended as a way of intimidation- but a way to allow more variety and less exclusivity.
:: If I don't get in, can I reapply?
Of course! You have to wait 30 days from the time you apply though.
::Why wasn't I accepted?
If you'd like to know the reason you weren't accepted, please ask via sMail to either Ryxe or Alaska.
:: Why don't you let graphic artists and photographers apply?
Due to the nature of the cult, a lot of the events are geared towards those that draw and paint. Unfortunately, we cannot handle catering to all types of different mediums.
::What kind of events are there?
AG hosts some Subeta events for the public, such as the annual Secret Santa and last summer, our mascot drawing contest. In the cult, some of our past events have involved collaboration, prompt themes, and fashion and character design, amongst other things.
:: Do I have to participate in every single event?
Of course not! We create events for people to challenge themselves and have fun. If you come under artblock or don't have time to join in, we won't harp on you. But we'd highly prefer members who can be active at least once in a while.
:: If I suddenly can't get online for awhile or stop coming around, will I be kicked out?
While we do understand real life issues do come up, we would appreciate any forewarning if you can provide for inactivity you are expecting. Member purges are expected for every 4 months; if you suddenly disappear from cult activity altogether or even quit subeta, we will assume you have lost interest and remove your membership during the purge. Please do not take it personally if you are removed. We do so to keep activity in the cult regular as we would enjoy all members to be active, from simply posting on the forums to having fun in the events.
Be Inspired! Our next event is the Prolific Palette Prompt! Get a palette and paint a picture! Let your imagination decide! HAVE FUN!! (see post for details)
Last even was Paint Your Own Bauble! Go to the Avarde Tumblr to see the tree collab!
Pet of the Month winner is Color with her pet Worlds! Congrats Ammoth!
Now.... Please go NOMINATE!!!
Theme: Roman Empire
See the thread for all the fun details!
**Also, remember to read the rules!**
Congrats to Kayla-La for winning our Luminaire theme! She won with HA and this Art! Congrats huni!
Also AVARDE WEARS is up and running! Come check it out and feel free to pass on the word or try your hand at making cws to donate. All profits will cycle back into the cult for awesome event prizes!
Bi-weekly prompts are all the rage! You know you want to!
Welcome our newest member AeolianMode & Seeker!!!
Thanks for coming to be a part of the insanity! We hope you have fun! (I'm sure you'll fit right in ^.~)
Stay excellent and have fun! ♥