Organizing a Project

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In order to draw things larger things, multiple people can organize to simultaneously draw larger project. This article is filled with tips for making your project successful.


Advice for Organizers

Much of the work for a project happens before anybody starts drawing. A well organized project will draw the most people, maximizing your chances of success. The organizer's job is two-fold. The first objective is to make sure everybody knows WHEN the project is. The second objective is to ensure that people know what they're supposed to be doing when they show up to help.

Choose a Goal

Decide on what to draw in advance. Make sure everybody knows exactly what they are signing up to draw. If you try to vote on what to draw,

Select a Location

Be considerate. Try to choose a location that does not infringe on existing projects. If you are competing with someone else for the location, plan on having to fight twice as hard.

Make a Color Guide

Example Color Guide: Noel Pony

Trying to match colors with the color-picker tool can be a challenging task. It takes a lot of trial and error to match a color, and the end result is usually not exactly correct. A color guide is an image comprised of screen-caps of the color picker for each color participants will be using. This takes much of the guesswork out of color selection and helps your participants paint with a near-uniform color.

Announce the Date in Advance

Be sure to give your participants plenty of notice. The date should be announced at least several days in advance. Once the date has been selected, do not move it. Pick a date and stick with it!

Make your event known. Make threads about it. It is important to get all the critical information into the initial post.

The first post should contain:

  1. A link to http://two.drawball.com/ or http://chaos.drawball.com/
  2. The proposed picture to be drawn
  3. The color guide
  4. The date, time, and timezone that the project will begin and end.
  5. A link to the Participating in a Project wiki article or some other relevant knowledge base for participants