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Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: October 11, 2020, 08:13:58 AM »
@AceQuester - There won't be anything news wise with regards to the calendar until December. I'll try and release the printed version sooner so people can have it before January starts but it isn't officially live until December 31st/January 1st...as always.  ;D

Chit-Chat / Re: Embarrassing misunderstandings?
« on: June 26, 2020, 09:46:47 AM »
I'm not sure why I seem to have similar stories to the ones that have been posted to this thread already.  :lol

I've had more than one person mistake me for my Dad's wife. I was a teen as well the couple of times this happened the only difference was I met these people in person, so they could see I was young but they still thought I was the woman of the house.

It really is embarrassing for so many reasons, especially when you actually have to tell them, no I'm his daughter and desperately want to ask what kind of adult person is married to a 17 year old. How do people make such a mistake.

Chit-Chat / Re: Embarrassing misunderstandings?
« on: June 09, 2020, 09:05:59 AM »
Oh my gosh.

Something similar happened to me once. There was a woman and we started chatting and she kept asking me if I liked tea. I don't like hot beverages so I said no, I'm not a fan of tea, coffee, etc. But she kept asking me over and over amidst the conversation if I wanted to have tea. We should get together to have tea...come over to my place for tea.

It took a while but I realized that by tea...she didn't mean tea...she meant the things you do when you're butt naked.  :lol

Art and Elfquest / 2021 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: May 13, 2020, 01:57:59 PM »
The theme for the 2021 EQ Fan Art Calendar is: LESSER-KNOWN CHARACTERS

**You may use characters from the original quest to the final quest but you must do your best not to spoil things for those who have not yet read the most recent installment of the series**

Submissions for the 2021 Calendar are being accepted:
May 30th, 2020 through September 30th, 2020


Submitted artwork should represent the theme "Lesser-Known Characters"

A secret thread will be created in order for participants to discuss which characters will be defined as lesser-known. This will most likely be based on the character's general popularity and not how many times they were seen during the course of the series.

The number of submissions required: 12


• If you would like to participate this year please PM me (Maggie) to let me know you will be submitting something for the 2021 calendar. Please don't give any details about your submission at this time, just let me know that you want to participate. Once your PM is received I will change your primary member group so you can access the secret fan calendar thread and also send a link to the AnonDraw room that has been set up for calendar participants.

Please copy and paste the following into the PM being sent to Maggie with all fields filled in:

Your Name:
EQFA User Name:
Artist Credit (Real or User only):
Email Address:

• Once you have your new primary member group tag please access the thread 'Fan Calendar Hideout' under the Elfquest section of the message boards. There you can give a brief description of your concept as well as a list of all the characters you plan to use and which ones are the main focus. Please be open to discussion, as it may take a bit of back and forth to keep the calendar varied and to make sure the characters being used are generally considered lesser-known.

• You will be asked to update Maggie and the rest of the participants via the secret thread in July with your progress. This will help to determine if we have enough entries for the calendar and will let everyone know if used characters are now available. If at any time you feel you cannot continue just send a message, there won’t be any hard feelings.

• Please keep in mind that you have just over 4 months to get your submission-ready. If there is no response to the request for the progress in July I will have to assume you are no longer participating and I will have no choice but to find a replacement artist. Communication is key, so please keep in touch.

• You may submit up to three entries for the calendar but before you contemplate that second or third entry you must first finish and submit one entry to Maggie.


• You may work in groups of two if that makes things easier for you. Please let me know who you will be working with when you sign up.

• How you work in your group is totally up to you. One of you may supply a sketch for the other to ink and colour or you may work together to complete the scene. It doesn’t matter so long as you both agree.


• Entries must be original artwork created specifically for the calendar. The use of photos or "borrowed" art for backgrounds is not allowed.

• Entries must not be available for the general public to view online until the okay is given for general sharing. Before then, any entries found online in any form (thumbnails, crops, etc.) will be disqualified and removed. With the exception of the AnonDraw room, which will be private for calendar participants to assist each other with their submissions. Please do not give the link to the AnonDraw room out to anyone.

• Canon Elfquest characters (of any race) only. No what-if characters (i.e., Worldpool).

• PG-13 or under.


**Please make sure your submissions are the correct size. Any submissions that are not 3300x2550 pixels or 11 x 8.5 inches at 300dpi will not be accepted**

• All entries should be in full color, with some type of background. No font please.

• Size: 11"x 8.5" (pictures must be landscape oriented - wider than they are tall)

• Resolution: 3300 x 2550 pixels (11" x 8.5" at 300dpi)

• File format: JPEG/PNG format only


• When you are ready please email your full-sized entry to Maggie. Please PM Maggie when you have an entry ready to be submitted.

• Entries must be received by midnight CST, September 30th, 2020.

Include the following:

• Your submission as an attachment not embedded into an email.

• Title of your submission. Titles will be included on the calendar.


• The artist's credit will be used for credits on the calendar/website.


• The eleven winners will be chosen by a panel of judges (if more than 11 entries are submitted).

• The finished calendar will be available for download at elfquestfanart.com. In addition, the calendar may be published and available for purchase.


• Any questions about the calendar may be asked and answered on this thread or PM Maggie.

• Don't know what this is all about, check out the current and past Fan Art Calendars here: http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?action=fanartcalendar

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: May 12, 2020, 03:20:28 PM »
Just so everyone knows, I should have everything situated by the weekend so we can all get started on our submissions.  ;D

Chit-Chat / Re: Tell us about yourself
« on: May 12, 2020, 03:19:13 PM »
I still love watching Mark Brown's Arthur (which started off as a series of books but then also became an animated series). I know it's meant for children but I've always loved the characters and the little bit of added content made to satisfy the adult in the room.

I happened to catch an episode the other day (one I haven't seen - The Friend Who Wasn't There) that was about imaginary friends, and when Buster (my favorite character) told his classmates about his imaginary friends (Billy Snailgoat, Frumpus, Junior, Pudding Pal, Top-Eye and Xenon) I have to admit I had a bit of a laughing fit.

I also watch Arthur's Perfect Christmas every year in December.  ;D

Question: Have you ever met a celebrity, if so was the experience positive or negative?

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: May 06, 2020, 12:02:35 PM »
@Startear I'm going to make a secret thread for calendar participants only. There we can chat about which characters we want to use etc. so we can do our best to keep the calendar varied but also get to work with the characters we'd prefer.  ;)

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: May 05, 2020, 12:07:58 PM »
@Amberfox Working on getting the guidelines up as well as the secret thread for participants and the AnonDraw for participants. It shouldn't take longer than a week (max). Plus the timelimit for submissions will be a lot less than usual, so you should probably be able to get something going/finished before your time gets taken up by other things.  :)

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: May 04, 2020, 11:06:42 AM »
I'm thinking of leaning toward characters that we haven't overused in previous calendars as a jumping-off point (planners not included, since everyone was used in those). I also think we could consider popularity in general and try to avoid those characters which get a lot of fan art attention.

Obviously each tribe has its leading characters and then its supporting cast. I'd like to focus on the supporting cast. For example, with the Sun Villagers I would say Leetah and Rayek are lead characters whereas Shenshen, Leetah's parents, and various other villagers are not. The Wolfriders, I would say that most of the characters from OQ are leads but there are some secondary players like Dewshine, Scouter, Rainsong, Woodlock, Wing, Newstar, and Pike. I know that some of these lesser characters get more attention in FQ but they still aren't as popular as the characters that have been the main focus of the story since the beginning. I don't think we have to go so far as to use nameless background characters just the ones that don't get as much attention as the rest.  ;D

It would probably be alright to use well-knowns in conjunction with our lesser-knowns but it would be the participant's job to make sure that the star of the submission was the lesser-known character. Kind of like Czarine's submission for the 2020 calendar. She had quite a few characters in her image but you could tell who the focus was on. Something like that would be fine but the focus has to be clear.

Maybe we can start compiling a list of each tribe's secondary players and see if we can agree on whether or not they're 2021 calendar material.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: May 02, 2020, 02:30:28 PM »
Lesser-Known Characters has won the poll so that will be our 2021 theme. I think we should discuss what's meant by lesser-known. I was thinking a combo of unseen/lesser-seen characters from the comics including ones that maybe haven't been given any or much love in the calendars over the past several years.

Obviously characters like Cutter, Skywise, Leetah, Rayek, and the popular couples Redlance/Nightwood and Strongbow/Moonshade wouldn't be eligible. They're quite well-represented fan art-wise as I'm sure you all know. I would also like to represent all the tribes this year (if possible).

So let's have a bit of a back and forth about this topic so I can include any pertinent information in the rules and guidelines.

Lastly Kimo is taken, so no need to discuss him at all.  ;D

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: May 02, 2020, 09:54:20 AM »
Hello Heidi and welcome to the group.  :)

Happy to have someone new wanting to participate in the fan calendar.  ;D The guidelines will go up sometime next week, the poll ended today and Lesser Knows is the top pick. I still need to get the rules/guidelines in place before anyone gets started on their submissions. So watch this space for updates.  ;)

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: April 25, 2020, 04:31:47 AM »
@Tah-Marien - That's what the thread is for, chatting about ideas.  ;)

Also, the poll is up! You have 7 days to choose 1 theme from the list. The rules/guidelines for the 2021 calendar will be posted once the poll is over.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: April 22, 2020, 09:25:04 AM »
@Yavia, the calendar format will be as it is always...landscape-oriented. We've already done a comic style calendar in 2013 (Every Picture Tells a Story) but that was when I was able to get a calendar that was portrait-oriented. That is not an option so a comic book style format wouldn't be great for a future calendar.  Plus we've already done it, so doing it again probably won't happen.

Please don't get stressed, the calendar will have the same core group of rules/instructions as it has always had. There will just be a few new elements (like AnonDraw and a dedicated section on the boards for participants).  ;)

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: April 18, 2020, 09:18:02 AM »
Hey all! I hope you're staying safe. :)

I'll be putting the poll up next Saturday, so if you haven't already please post your top two theme favorites before then.  ;D

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: April 09, 2020, 10:17:47 AM »
@Yavia - No, AnonDraw will be set up for those who need some assistance/critique. It's just a way for those people participating in the calendar to view each other's work without anyone else seeing it. For suggestions and guidance not to make a finished piece of artwork. You/everyone participating will work on your actual submission as you always have done, not in AnonDraw. ;)

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: April 07, 2020, 11:44:19 AM »
I think what I would like to do is have the participants from the last calendar take a look at Wildfire's compiled list of themes and post your top two to the thread. I'll take those responses and use them for a poll that everyone can vote in.

Oh but please skip the movie posters theme/any other theme that would infringe on copyrights. This calendar, like all the others will be printed and I don't want to have any issues with that when the time comes.

Also, I'm happy to start up an AnonDraw page for calendar participants once we've settled on a theme and the official guidelines have been posted to the site.

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: March 11, 2020, 02:52:30 PM »
We can definitely make a section for participants (only) to discuss ideas further to the ones we're chatting about now. I was also thinking maybe we could have a participants only AnonDraw (if that is possible) to work sketches and ideas as well.

I do want to keep things secret as much as possible but feel that if the participants need somewhere to discuss etc. that should be provided.

Ok, chatting about ideas here and then making a poll with the top 2 or 3 themes makes sense. We'll go with that and then those who signup for the calendar can fine tune the theme together.

Chit-Chat / Re: Tell us about yourself
« on: March 10, 2020, 09:33:29 AM »
That's a hard question. You could choose a dead relative or one of the characters from Twilight (haha). I'd probably end up drawing a favorite character from a book or comic and then have to explain where the heck they came from.

My question is: Would you rather be stranded on a deserted island alone or with a person you don’t like?

Chit-Chat / Re: Happy women's day!!
« on: March 10, 2020, 09:28:57 AM »
All the ladies in the house...

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: March 10, 2020, 09:28:34 AM »
I like all the ideas being tossed around but my original question was do you all want to submit ideas and vote as usual or should the theme be something that is discussed and decided by those who are participating?

Let me know if you have any thoughts on that as well.  ;)

Art and Elfquest / Re: 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: March 05, 2020, 12:46:45 PM »
I do like the creatures of EQ, they could of course have companions to make the calendar more appealing to some. I also like lesser knowns, in fact given the option I would probably never draw the most popular EQ characters.  ;D

Long Friendships is great too, although it would probably limit peoples imagination since the friendships that are the longest are also with the most popular characters. But if participants were willing to look beyond the norm then that would work.

Hero's and Villains would be cool. I was also thinking comedy as a theme could be quite amusing. We can all take a page out of Yavia's book.

Art and Elfquest / 2021 Fan Art Calendar - Theme Chit Chat
« on: March 05, 2020, 10:19:45 AM »
Alright, I wanted to start chatting about next years calendar. We have discussed some new ways of dealing with time, loss of interest, collaboration etc. so I think we're good there (I will post the official guidelines soon) but I was wondering about the theme.

Do you all want to submit ideas and vote as usual or should the theme be something that is discussed and decided by those who are participating?

Let me know your thoughts.  :)

Art and Elfquest / Re: Yes hello I am here to arts
« on: March 05, 2020, 10:08:14 AM »
Hello Sadachbia! Welcome to the group.  ;D

Chit-Chat / Re: Tell us about yourself
« on: February 07, 2020, 06:09:22 PM »
What a truly complex question. I'm sure there are many answers to what do you think is the purpose of life? I like the idea that being happy and helping others to be happy in their daily lives might be the purpose of life. It seems simple but in my experience it isn't an easy thing to do.

Question: If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be?

Art and Elfquest / Re: About EQ fanart's life
« on: February 07, 2020, 11:29:13 AM »
It's true, breaks can be a good thing and they help you to realize whether or not you still love something or just feel an obligation. The site is staying put so absolutely no need for anyone to feel pressure to visit or participate when they don't want to.

However...Berit's Choplicker's Excitement in AnonDraw has inspired me to suggest some EQ Valentines (it reminded me of a Valentine card). Nothing fancy, you can do them in AnonDraw or PS or traditional mediums...or not at all. Just those cheesy kind that you may have received as a child. Cartoon imagery with a silly pun attached and lot's of tacky hearts.  ;D Thought it might be a fun way to keep the doodles coming.  :love

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