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Art and Elfquest / Re: Elfquest Audio Movie - Available for all - for free!
« on: September 05, 2022, 10:09:48 AM »
Backer packages still need some time for the physical rewards.
I guess one can listen, but rating very very likely needs an account. And of course, they'd like you to spread the word, rate it (high) and so on, for a possible follow-up.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2023 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: February 07, 2022, 12:56:12 PM »
Is there some envisaged date for topic finding or a resolution of the setting / extras / special-about-it regarding for the next calendar?
Asking for a friend ^^

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2022 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: February 07, 2022, 12:53:57 PM »
If you received a faulty calendar you can write to Zazzle's support. I also told them about the problem (incl. illustrating imagery), in hope they can find the cause and fix it. And they offered me to send new exemplars.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2022 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: January 20, 2022, 02:40:38 PM »
Indeed. On the upside there's a little hole to hang it up, just barely outside the image, and towards the bottom the coir goes through the credit line, occasionally even through the image (lower rim). Truly this is a bit "meh" as they say nowadays. It's not totally the same on the 2 exemplars, e.g. January (Christoph's image): the hole for the nail has the same offset, but the beige/grey (hardly visible) passe-partout has a slightly different offset as it seems and once the coil (square holes) puncture(s) the credit line and maybe 2 pixels of the image, the other one lost more pixels of the very image, e.g. a HighOne's knee (the one right to Haken?) is punctures up to his knee.
I assume this beige-grey passe-partout is their kind of stencil? So they might have messed up in the placement/offset from the top of paper. Plus scaling, since the credit line likely was still in the rendered bitmap image, I guess.
Indeed. That ain't good since readability is severly impaired by this.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2022 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: January 18, 2022, 07:28:03 AM »
Just received my two calendars today, so it's roughly 14d production + shipment. State was okay, corners slightly dent, and - as so often - no bell rang, driver fored it into my post box (so it would stick out and everyone could've taken it). But at least it's here, so far it seems fine, aside the corners. Even localized calendar part and with the date/year I specified.
Print quality seems fairly good, considering that there usually is the transition from RGB to CMYK. It's a bit small compared to earlier calendars, and it seems to me that a few images are slightly softened, not entirely sharp and crisp, but that might just be me bitching on a high level.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2023 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: January 06, 2022, 02:00:10 PM »
Well, but I wonder if there are possibilities of making things "special" aside the shee art content. I mean, zazzle, redbubble and whatnot are simply print (your logo) on demand services with a standard palette of items where you can print upon (cups, T-shirts, breadboxes, cushion sleeves and calendars). But I guess at least in that area isn't too much room for custom styles and decoration.
Well, and I doubt people would buy 12+1 cups with different calendar art for their cupboards. :) Besides, the artwork would come out rather small on cups.

Of course, one could celebrate, somehow. Though we also might wait for a multiple of 8 yers for this to happen (EQ elves at least seem to count in eights). ;)

A double feature calendar (24+1) would require a lot of contributions, that's a bit insecure to plan in advance.
Umm, I guess I am lacking creativity when it comes to other ideas of making it "special".
I guess we have most influence in terms of art/topic contents, for the material item is limited by the printing services palette of offers.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2023 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: January 06, 2022, 04:23:09 AM »
Maybe have a glance at yet undone topics.

+ suggestion elves and art / elves doing artwork

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2022 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: January 02, 2022, 11:15:02 PM »
Currently there is a sale with 50% off, so one could e.g. think of ordering two calendars, one as a gift. Code ZNEWYEAR2022
It's nice that you can configure the details, thus, the calendar could start next year or later, too.
Shipment prices are okay, too.

Chit-Chat / Re: Merry Christmas (2021)
« on: January 02, 2022, 11:13:13 PM »
Yes, have a good start into 2022. Hopefully things will improve...

Chit-Chat / Merry Christmas (2021)
« on: December 24, 2021, 01:39:26 AM »
Merry Christmas-time you all,
have a harmonic and calm holiday. And please stay safe and also keep an eye out for the ones you love.

Guides & Guidelines / Re: Help Posting Art
« on: September 09, 2021, 09:24:29 AM »
On the right side, under the title bar, there is a link "my albums"


create an album (aka make a directory or "folder"), go into it and you have a button "add an item" (right side).
That should allow you to upload art and a description.

Chit-Chat / Re: ElfQuest next crowdfunding project (2021)
« on: June 26, 2021, 02:19:10 AM »
Funded with > 220'000 USD. Quite a success. Plus the gumroad(?) early bird this is roughly 300'000 USD according to the team.
I'm curious about the outcome and I hope the scale-down will help the little figures to gain more of the elven fine-and-delicate features.

Chit-Chat / Re: ElfQuest next crowdfunding project (2021)
« on: May 27, 2021, 01:01:47 AM »
Those artprints come with a price-tag, don't they? 350 USD for a single art print, even though it is ~46 x 61 cm (or even a larger variant), and maybe printed on good Hahnemühle paper + coating, but 350 USD plus likely something as 50+ USD shipment... ouch.

Chit-Chat / Re: ElfQuest next crowdfunding project (2021)
« on: May 27, 2021, 12:52:20 AM »
Thanks for the heads-up. I received an e-mail, but on their main page there is no info yet. Maybe they posted something on "social" media.
There was also an info-mail about voice actors, but they only accept folks from within the U.S. of A. (even though they wrote something that looked like recording at home, I mean, there still is a pandemic so that would be an option, even though you won't be able to have a top notch quality). Anyway, let's see, or hear, how they do.
I'll probably check in for the little figures. Though they look more like 3d renderings currently.
Oh, and I so hope Rayek won't have that silly kind of role, again (movie scripts 1994/1995). Just stick to the original storyline.

Guides & Guidelines / Re: Image Embedding
« on: May 05, 2021, 01:52:50 PM »
Not sure, there's not much to see in terms of uploading attachments, as far as I see it. But you could embed an image with a link and the img tags, I guess, possibly even one from the gallery here.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2022 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: April 23, 2021, 01:17:32 PM »
I was hardly able to follow anything laterly for I had another qualification step to do. But now I got that very successfully done, and I can finally get back to looking through the remaining calendar pictures. And I managed to order one early, but it has yet to arrive. The feature to have it printed on demand for future years is very convenient.

Homes... no idea strikes me in an instant, but that could still be exhaustion from the last weeks. Still a very open topic with a lot of possibilities. And I guess there's not much character preclaiming this time? So that would allow possible late / "just in time" (as they tend to say these days) entries if one is uncertain about this year's developments?
I do have some EQ art to do for people, analog art, this must be done first, plus a lot of tinkering I have to do, plus, most important, get moving in job terms. But there will be more free weekends this years, no concerts, no conventions *sigh* - so I might find some time.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: April 08, 2021, 12:39:02 AM »
PS: I just noticed that you can also adjust the calendar's start date, so you could have it printed still for 2021, but also 2022 if you'd like. That's handy.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: April 07, 2021, 11:58:41 PM »
Ah, that looks like a nice one. Also the print seems to have a different aspect ration, which gives the art more space.
If I wasn't in the middle of my online-schooling I'd go for the art right now.

Chit-Chat / Re: Merry Christmas (2020)
« on: April 04, 2021, 07:29:05 AM »
Happy Easter, Woskreszenie, vrolijk pasen or whatever you celebrate these days.
I hope you all have a calm time and some nice spring weather for a little walk outsides!

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: March 28, 2021, 02:18:04 AM »
Ah, somebody is talking about computer problems. Me is awake! :)

So good to hear it's still happening, even though a paper calendar isn't really doing it for me at the end of March.
On the other hand: Looking at it not as a calendar but rather an arts object, things are different. So I could simply consider it as a couple of art prints for my EQ collection.

Backups are always a good idea, indeed. And sometimes, once you put a lot of work into something, it is good to put a copy at least of that very file somewhere else.
(I had my share of losses throughout time, dating back to the i486 days. Software error, hardware failures, or even my own stupidity.)

What strikes me is this "happened to me more than once". If it was on the same machine this might be a hint of a systematic error. Multiple reasons are possible, but worth to be checked, so you can decrease the number of events in the future. But I'd need more input on that matter to be of help.

Chit-Chat / ElfQuest next crowdfunding project (2021)
« on: March 12, 2021, 08:31:09 AM »
I nearly missed it since I think it was only announced via IG, and I very rarealy check these "social" media platforms. It was rather blind luck.
There is a project to fund an "audio movie" (audio drama, in German likely "Hörbuch") with different voice actors and music. I do not know how far any imagery will be involved.
There is an announcement video (I downloaded it an ffwd. it to check for a specific info but didn't have the time to listen to it in full) on http://www.elfquest.com/audio-movie
(checking the link, the news announcement is now finally also on eq.com)

I already sent an email to an enterprise behind the crowd funding and got informed that images of the announced miniatures are going to be revealed in a not too far future. Moreover, it seems that,
starting with April (?), there will be a crowdfunding with more backer options for every level of purse.
Along with audio-movie and tin? resin? PLA? figures there is an option for a poster with new art and I think some early bird supporter basecap.
The funding seems to run via gumroad.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2022 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: January 12, 2021, 10:32:23 AM »
could this be a copyright problem?

I guess not really. Iirc. only few "shapes" are protected, like "design patents".

It might also be too difficult to fulfill and not loved because it's not original Elfquest Art but I absolutely love seeing Cutter with an "Asterix" nose or "Sailor Moon" Trolls  :lol

I think in the early new blood series there were several artists with their very own styles, and some "crossovers". Also worldpool. And there was that violent teddybear one...
Even FinalQuest somehow differs from the rest by art style.

like the funny scetches Wendy did years ago (and made the famous mistake to give Clearbrook 5 fingers :P)

Is there an online version of that?

On landscapes. I like landscapes, but I do photography. It would be a change from the usual characters in arts, yes. But I also see AceQuester's point. Of course, one could also put elves (or trolls) in front of the landscape.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: December 31, 2020, 04:51:47 PM »
Happy new year, everyone. Hopefully 2021 will be a better one. And a good one for creativity.

(Will we already see the entries, even the printed version still needs time?)

Chit-Chat / Merry Christmas (2020)
« on: December 24, 2020, 03:05:29 AM »
I'm early but there currently is time / a chance for me.
Have a great Christmas (or whatever you celebrate) time, no matter the world is fairly crazy at the moment.
Think positive and stay "negative".
And hopefully 2021 will be better, and full of elves and creativity.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: October 07, 2020, 02:07:09 PM »
I thought there was a "hidden thread" supposed to be for the official participants.
The topic is interesting, but I was uncertain if I could join, nah, better to say I was certain I'd be very stressed this year due to my job. And yes...
But maybe otheres are just working silently and possibly exchanging in the hidden thread that was iirc meant to discuss character choices, overlaps and what makes a rare character.

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