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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2020 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: February 07, 2019, 12:48:44 PM »
I'd also like to join :)

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2019 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: February 07, 2019, 12:21:47 PM »
It's been on the horizon for a few years, I think, and with good reason. As much as I love this project, interest has been waning. The EQ fandom is active enough that I'm sure there'll be other outlets/projects :) And I love the idea of continuing in a different way, it'll be exciting to see what happens.

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2019 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: February 04, 2019, 11:25:07 AM »
I'm late as always, but thanks for hosting again, Maggie! You do a great service to the Elfquest fandom every year, pulling all of the artists/works/other strings together is not a small task. Thank you!

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2019 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: January 01, 2019, 12:06:57 PM »
Oh my goodness! All the art is so amazing, I'll have to look more closely at the submissions in the coming days :O

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2019 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:40:13 AM »
I submitted my entry as well, so there's at least 11 entries :)

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2019 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: October 25, 2018, 07:10:04 AM »
I'm doing 3D (at least partially) so I'm super not done. I'll get it done one way or the other though! :D

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2019 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:59:36 AM »
I've been super busy with moving, adorable new kittens, and other RL stuff, so I've barely had time to draw in the past few months!
But I'm still in, I have a rough sketch and an idea for the colourpalette. I hope to get most of it done during August :)

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Art and Elfquest / Re: Vote for the 2019 Fan Calendar Theme
« on: December 01, 2017, 03:27:17 PM »
Oh man, I like all of these and want to vote for... 6 or 7 or them. This'll be tough!

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2019 Fan Calendar Theme
« on: November 29, 2017, 11:48:25 AM »
Ohhh Colours is an interesting idea! That has a lot of potential, though it might end up resembling the "Tribes" year significantly if whoever does green does the Wolfriders and white does Go-Backs etc. Encouraging participants to use the colours in unexpected ways (ex Preservers - grey, Wolfriders - pink etc) might result in some fun submissions!

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Art and Elfquest / Re: A Wolfrider's Reflections question
« on: November 23, 2017, 07:16:22 AM »
Ohhh I loved the darker ones, the Winnowill, Strongbow and Tyldak ones especially as far as I remember. The music was rather tacky IMO but I enjoyed it immensely when I was a kid :D

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2019 Fan Calendar Theme
« on: November 04, 2017, 06:24:20 AM »
I absolutely love the "Seasons" idea! Joselle's Mucha imagining in 2006 was gorgeous, I'd love to see other people's take on the Seasons.

Lots of great suggestions here, I'd like to add "Movie-verse" to the mix. Dress the elves up as different movie characters/settings/tropes (Cutter as a Clint Eastwood styled cowboy in a standoff with Rayek?) or use a style particular to an era of movies (Winnowill in a film noir setting? ). This might be two different ideas or one, I'm not sure, but I'm thinking basically a remix of the Elfquest Through the Ages theme, just with movies or TV :)

I'm good with nudity as well.

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2018 EQ Fan Calender Guidelines
« on: October 21, 2017, 03:16:31 AM »
Ekuar is quite different face-wise than most other EQ characters, I like that about this theme. Difficult yes, but it'll be interesting to see everyone's take on Ekuar!

@jaRF oh yeah his missing limbs are something to look out for for sure! I decided in the 11th hour that I liked the feel of my composition better when I flipped the image horizonally, which usually isn't a big thing (flip the hair/add an ornamental doo-dad/switch the stitching on the clothes a bit) but with this one it turned out to be a rather massive change hah!

Oh and on outlines, you can always colour your lineart if that makes it easier, it can remove some of the starkness of the black lines. I'm not terribly good at lineart myself, I often leave it out and just block out everything first, and in the end tighten the image with a "border" instead of proper lineart. Working with vector is very different though, I can't imagine needing to keep everything so crisp!

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2018 EQ Fan Calender Guidelines
« on: October 18, 2017, 03:18:46 PM »
I know I said I'd have it finished last week, but life and Ekuar's face happened (he's so hard to draw!). Hopefully I'll be finished tomorrow :)

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2018 EQ Fan Calender Guidelines
« on: October 08, 2017, 12:11:56 PM »
Oh man, that absolutely sucks. It's always risky running a challenge like this with so few participants, but it does seem like the interest has been dwindling in the past few years. It's a shame, I've really loved this project, it's been a huge part in shaping my art and approach to fandom in general. If it (and the site) does shut down, I'll be pretty devastated, but running a site/fanevent like this only for nostalgia's sake isn't really sustainable. It's only really alive if people participate.
I'll absolutely understand if you shut the site down, I'm not nearly active enough on here to in any shape or form demand that you keep it up :(

Regarding the time-frame, I've run a few fan-challenges over on Tumblr, and in my experience, people having longer to finish their submission does not mean that they actually use that time. If people only have 4 weeks they'll probably deliver the same result as if they have 10 months and a few people will always drop out. Which of course sucks as an admin, but there'll always be something that comes up, good excuses, bad excuses, lack of interest, whatever. There's not really anything any of us can do to stop that.

I made a post on the Elfquest Facebook site and on the Discord chat, maybe a few people will consider signing up. :) I'll try to finish my submission over this week and maybe I can take on another entry.

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Chit-Chat / Re: Show us your home!
« on: October 01, 2017, 10:02:29 AM »
Yeah it's pretty awful! I used it a ton for both personal and work related projects and the way they shut down hosting on other sites was suuuuper unprofessional. I understand that storage like that is expensive, but at least give folks a bit of warning.

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Chit-Chat / Re: Show us your home!
« on: September 26, 2017, 01:20:05 PM »
Hey Startear! Your photos aren't visible, Photobucket changed their 3rd party hosting a while back :)

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2018 EQ Fan Calender Guidelines
« on: June 23, 2017, 02:57:31 AM »
I have a concept in mind, still gotta actually start drawing. I'm still in though!

EDIT: I started sketching and colortesting, and I'm confident in my concept  :)

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2018 EQ Fan Calender Guidelines
« on: March 10, 2017, 02:28:16 PM »
I'm still in as well, though I haven't properly started yet! Thumbnailing is always fun though

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2018 EQ Fan Calender Guidelines
« on: January 21, 2017, 11:54:40 AM »
I'd like to claim Urda, the Go-Back woman Ekuar joined with in the orgy scene. I'll probably use some Wolfriders and some other Go-Backs as background characters but I'm not sure who. Maybe Pike and Vaya or some of the unnamed characters we see in the scene

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Art and Elfquest / Re: Messaging Issues
« on: January 07, 2017, 01:09:01 PM »
I received both with no delay. I also use gmail

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2018 EQ Fan Calender Guidelines
« on: January 05, 2017, 01:41:47 PM »
Oh my gosh I didn't anticipate this! That's hilarious though, I love it! I'll be in my thinking box, maybe something with trolls this year...

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2018 Fan Calendar Theme
« on: December 28, 2016, 05:18:36 AM »
For the 12 months of one character, I don't really have a particular character in mind, as long as it's someone who's been (or could plausibly be) with most of the tribes. A character like Wavecatcher for example would exclude a lot of other characters/settings. So basically all original Wolfriders/all characters that travelled a lot would be good IMO.

I really like the Leaders one as well, it's ambiguous enough that a lot of characters could be the main focus. Chiefs would be cool too

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2018 Fan Calendar Theme
« on: December 21, 2016, 01:55:48 AM »
How about "All Kids"? All characters are possible, but they have to be" kid-yfied". Or is that too far away from canon since not all characters have a kid design?

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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2017 EQ Fan Calendar Guidelines
« on: October 10, 2016, 03:54:18 PM »
I'm still counting on submitting mine, I just don’t work well with too much time on my hands!

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Trading Post / Re: Wacom giveaway
« on: August 20, 2016, 06:43:16 AM »
Thanks Czarine! We're in contact now :)

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