Sorry if this doesn't belong here, honestly not 100% sure where it should go so feel free to move.
But I'm working on a new game (not a pet site) and I don't know the direction to go when it comes to art. The plot, we have. The concept, we have. The basic game framework, we have. But art assets we don't.
So my thoughts were to find artists interested in giving opinions and ideas for us to play around with. (This isn't free art or even their examples, this is honestly just "what do you think of this style?") My ideal pool of artists would be the group of this forum, since the styles are so varied and all of you play online games quite a bit. However that lead me down a concept of me playing favorites (you artists know who you are!)
My next thought was, a group anonymous chat. I would log IPs (just so if someone trolled I could block easily) but otherwise it'd be a chat room where everyone's name would be Anonymous #1, Anonymous #2. And essentially I would speak to pieces of the game and artists could give me feedback as to their opinion and what styles would work with what.
Do you think this would be a good plan? Do you think I could get enough artists in a chat room at one time for it work efficiently? Would any artist be interested in giving me their feedback on the idea and the style they think would be appropriate for it?
Any and all comments are appreciated.