[ubuntu-art] Finishing the Produce phase, the endgame

Frank Schoep frank at ffnn.nl
Sun Sep 24 00:22:23 BST 2006

Hello artists,

I've marked the Produce phase as "completed" on the Wiki to move on  
to the last phase which is called Polish. I'm afraid therein lies  
both good and bad news. To bring you the bad news first I'll say that  
we won't be doing polishing just yet but we need to concentrate more  
on getting proposals in line with Mark's expectations.

The good news is that there's a lot of creative freedom for the work  
in getting that done. There are also more concrete guidelines we need  
to follow to make something we can get into Edgy, which makes  
creating artwork a bit more fail-safe.

We haven't got a lot of time to get this rolling, so I will be  
defining the guidelines, restricting the palette (Troy has already  
provided a good base for this) and providing more feedback than you  
probably have become used to. It sounds ambitious but I think we've  
gotten a good idea of what to do in the past months.

Contrary to what I've said to some of you earlier I'll be on the  
phone with Mark upcoming Friday, I mistakenly assumed that would have  
happened yesterday. We can make good use of this situation by having  
a variety of new designs and ideas ready by that time.

There are some good designs already on the Wiki, but we need to pay  
attention to several specific areas to make Mark happier than ever  
before. I will start documenting and summarizing the guidelines  
tomorrow and I hope to have finished them by the end of the day. On  
top of that, expect me to join in on the artwork creation myself -  
I've always wanted to become a real contributing member of the  
artwork team.

If you have any questions, comments, complaints, ideas, suggestions,  
praises or critiques now -as always- would be a good time to voice  
your opinion. We're nearing the final stages of Edgy development and  
the last parts are the toughest. We've already showed a lot of people  
what we can accomplish as a team and we can have faith in the future  
if we continue doing what we do best.

Thanks for reading this, chime in tomorrow for the detailed  
instructions and guidelines. We're going to make it, literally.

With kind regards,

Frank Schoep

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