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Seems like a lot of people may have questions about game art, especially 3D programming techniques. A lot of people like myself are self-taught and continually trying to pick up tricks that art-school types may have received via formal course-work.

What's the appropriate venue for art-related questions? Should there be a new "Game Art" or simply "Artists" wiki for such questions, or is Game Development the proper place?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ If I recall correctly, there has been an attempt at a graphics (or 3D graphics?) oriented Stack Exchange site, it didn't make it out of beta. \$\endgroup\$ – MichaelHouse Apr 25 '12 at 21:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ Interesting, not surprising though... Game Development itself seems pretty low-use. I asked one XNA-centric question and received no replies for weeks, where I've seen similar questions answered quickly on App Hub. My new approach is to post on both sites, assuming the App Hub one is most likely to "hit" a good response. \$\endgroup\$ – Jason R. Mick Apr 25 '12 at 21:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ Ah found it, it's still in public beta: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com and there is a suggestion for a SE for creating art: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/7250/art-creation \$\endgroup\$ – MichaelHouse Apr 26 '12 at 19:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ Cool thanks, you should post that as an answer so I can give you full credit. :) Tetrad's answer I feel is less complete than yours. \$\endgroup\$ – Jason R. Mick Apr 27 '12 at 20:03
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Specific art questions are on topic for this site. I don't have any examples offhand of good art-centric questions, though.

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There is a Graphics Design stack exchange currently in beta.

Additionally there is a proposed site that seems to fit the desires you have, covering art creation in general. From the proposal:

Art Creation

Proposed Q&A site for artists, painters, drawers, caricaturists, illustrators, cartoonists, graphic artists, engravers, sculptors, etc. Basically art techniques and methodologies.

However, I don't know how long these things generally take, but the Art Creation site was proposed nearly a year ago and only has 10% commitment. Seems a long way off from the 100% needed to start beta. I guess it's time to start some promotion of your own if you want to get the site off the ground :)

As far as where the questions should go. I agree with Tetrad that on topic questions should come to us, I just don't think they have the same chance of being answered. Personally, if I had an art question, I would go for the site that's more likely to get the question answered, Graphics Design.

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