The Art for Code http://www.artforcode.org/ project is ready for you to use. Art for Code is an idea conceived of by LetterRip (Tom Musgrove) and implemented by Benjamin Tolputt. A way to get more desired features for artists faster.
The Art for Code project is ready for you to use. Art for Code is an idea conceived of by LetterRip (Tom Musgrove) and implemented by Benjamin Tolputt. The idea is that Blender users (and soon users of other open source art tools) submit an item that they wish were in Blender (a bounty), then the submitter and other artists can add incentives to the bounty - ie offers to do 2 hours of modeling, texturing, concept art, rigging, animating etc. The more and bigger the incentives, the more worth the developers time it will be.
The artist signs up for the site, posts the bounty and incentives, and provides a link to their portfolio.
The next step is that coders who need artwork done (all coders need artwork - regular programs need icons, splash screens, and logos; and indy game creators need characters, environments, vehicles, etc) - look for a project they have the knowledge and skill to implement, and that has incentives that match their needs and how long they think the project will take.
The potential coder can ask questions in the comments, and the feature requester can make clarifications. Also the coder can make a specific request for a piece of artwork. Together they can negotiate what coding work and artwork needs to be accomplished to make both parties happy.
The coder can also list previous coding work he has done.
The programmer then accepts the coding assignment and goes to work on it. Once he is done, he provides some sort of indication of accomplishing the task. The artist can start work at the same time, or wait for completion.
Then an exchange of the art and code is made (code goes into the tracker as a patch and also the coder might do a binary build of it for the artist).
In this way we can get more features we want for Blender - yipee! and coders working on other projects can get art assets that are not 'programmer art', artists can do what they do best, and coders can do what they do best - a win win situation.