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2017 Fan Calendar Theme

Contrasts (the longest running theme idea ever)
- 13 (44.8%)
Chiefs - Past, Present and Future
- 8 (27.6%)
Evolution - The Then and Now of EQ
- 6 (20.7%)
Entirely Ekuar - 12 Months of Ekuar
- 1 (3.4%)
Comedy and Tragedy
- 1 (3.4%)

Total Members Voted: 28

Voting closed: April 03, 2016, 11:22:25 AM


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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2016, 01:51:58 PM »

Am hoping to have more time this year ... I'd be interested in 2017 and seeing the calendar continue.
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2016, 03:48:42 AM »

So who I going to advertise the possibilities of a fan calendar elsewhere? I am not on fb. I know of FTH and posted there. Are there any active DA clubs/holts*? Or anybody having a fan site? Sadly, a lot of these home made websites are gone / abandoned. The internet has changed so much. :/

* (e.g. http://elfquest.deviantart.com/ last visit 426 weeks ago. That's pretty dead, isn't it?)
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2016, 10:36:20 AM »

So?

Is it contrasts or does anyone else have any theme ideas? ;D
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2016, 06:39:50 AM »

To break the awful silence... ;)
Probably everybody is just waiting for you to give a go.

Besides that, did someone try to connect to people on other platforms? I just knew of FTH (and have an account there, so I posted the info).
Just on DA there should be more than 30 artists that do or at least did some EQ related art in the past. (I can compile a list if needed.)
This is unless you say we got enough persons to participate.
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2016, 06:34:23 AM »

I've been trying to think of something fresh...
I could only come up with challenges so far... and I think that has been suggested before, right?
Furthermore, it will probably feature too many scenes we saw in the calendar a thousand times anyway.

Thank you for looking for opportunities to promote the calendar idea, jaRf!
Facebook comes to mind... the forums the members have swapped to since the official forums closed.
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2016, 10:31:42 AM »

Well, I don't have FB. Or twitter. G+. Or anything like that.

The list of Elfquest related people on DA I compiled so far (not complete)

http://huskie666.deviantart.com/ (no longer in service there?)
http://linnpuzzle.deviantart.com/
http://slayersyrena.deviantart.com/
http://kiwi241277.deviantart.com/ (iirc he participated in former calendars)
http://marge-kinson.deviantart.com/ (<- got no clue who that is ;) )
http://xandervanduijvenbode.deviantart.com/ (iirc. he was that guy with the nice lineart on eq.com forums)
http://kuroriku.deviantart.com/
http://catskind.deviantart.com/
http://eregyrn.deviantart.com/
http://leela8900.deviantart.com/
http://pruzjinka.deviantart.com/
http://phoenixanna.deviantart.com/
http://juleselyot.deviantart.com/
http://incredibleran.deviantart.com/
http://jisel.deviantart.com/
http://yoshusheep.deviantart.com/   (cosplay)
http://rikkis.deviantart.com/
http://maryjet.deviantart.com/
http://foxeye.deviantart.com/
http://elf-in-mirror.deviantart.com/
http://sonion.deviantart.com/      (official artist)
http://yashodoa.deviantart.com/
http://jozef-szekeres.deviantart.com/   (connected to Mermaid??)
http://winnowill2.deviantart.com/
http://anyae.deviantart.com/
http://kalanemi.deviantart.com/
http://kwongbee-arts.deviantart.com/
http://svetlany.deviantart.com/
http://damned-selena.deviantart.com/
http://quietharm.deviantart.com/
http://incredibleran.deviantart.com/
http://silentleaf82.deviantart.com/

Some of them should also be here. :) And also participated in calendars before.
Other sources of artists might be on Elfwood and tumblr (some overlap, of course). I do not understand tumblr. To me it seems ... kinda silly, no comments, just reposts and likes and that kind of stuff. Also there have been a couple of people from Russia that did art - not sure how I could re-find them on the net, if not somewhere on DA. A few had websites or were posting on the old elfquest.com forums.
And there might be more holts were people visit. E.g. incredibleran from DA is on one of them (Oakleaf, that holt should be around for some time now).

So this is in case we need more people for the calendar and some are not aware of it yet.

It sucks that the central point of information (spreading) is gone.
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2016, 06:39:31 PM »

Portraits come to mind ... like the backs of the originals.

Let everyone play and see what they come up with.

Sometimes less structure is more fun anyways. JM2C
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2016, 01:38:43 AM »

Faerydae, if you look at the 2015th calendar... well, that is quite the portraits calendar I'd say. ;)
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2016, 03:42:31 AM »

Happy Eastertime everybody who celebrates it these days.

In other news a quarter of a year has passed and we still haven't really started the calendar. I guess for some it's a matter of a week to do something, but at least for me the remaining months to get some art for 2017 finished... is already short. I do have a partially horrible "real life" and I usually need a lot of time. And time is one of my main problems. The earlier I start the many projects this year, the better. So I'd be fond if we had some official announcement.
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2016, 08:33:54 AM »

I vote Contrasts, it's been on the voting polls for a decade so we should really do it at one point!

Will months get assigned again or are we going back to the old "submissions are open for everyone" way of doing it?
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2016, 10:42:15 AM »

Ok, I'm giving one last chance to suggest something other than contrasts. If I don't hear anything by Thursday I'm going to officially declare contrasts our theme and post the necessary details so we can start working on the darn thing. :P

I noticed however that a few regular participants haven't said anything, which is why I've been holding out but it's true, I know a lot of you need quite a bit of time to get an entry finished so I want to be able to give you that as well as let everyone have a say about which theme they might like.

Still this thread has been here awhile now, so Thursday is the deadline for ideas, if you want something other than contrasts speak up now.

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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2016, 06:43:54 PM »

I know I am sorta throwing my hat in late (It is an Ill year for me; in luck and health)  But I would still be IN.

And  . . . with all that is happening in  ElfQuest  this year I feel I must suggest how fun it would be to do Chiefs  -  Past, Present and Future !   There is so much variety and ripe pickens there for every ones  artistic styles and fan- tingling interests. 

I would be willing to do the Hidden-Ones, or Prey-Pacer's tribe or even [of course] 3 or more characters of Tanner's holt.   I do maybe suggest multi- characters and tasks or seasonal themes ? if needed ?

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What do ya all think ?
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2016, 11:21:57 AM »

Ok, since Tah-Marien came up with an idea for the calendar and I had a few silly and not so silly ideas knocking around in my head I've created a poll so we can vote. Let's see if contrasts can make it this year.  ;D
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2016, 11:36:28 AM »

I'm all for keeping the Calendar (and site) going!

Time and motivation isn't always on our side though,
but me and Rowtiger were up to the almost last minute
challenge last year :)

I do agree off-site advertisements and reminder posts
is a must, to enable more to enjoy the lovely calendars
and for more artists to participate!

Hmmyes, Contrasts.. can be a very wide topic,
could include Chiefs too ;)
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2016, 11:49:29 AM »

I participated last year.... but failed horrible, due to personal issues and a computer which crashed..... felt awefull for letting everyone down, specially Maggie!

I would still participate if given a second chance, but I understand it when I don't get picked!
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2016, 12:23:56 PM »

12 months of Ekuar would be really something, huh?  :lol
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2016, 12:39:25 PM »

Heh...mostly a joke but if it won I certainly wouldn't mind 12 variations of Ekuar to look at throughout the year.  ;D
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2016, 12:55:52 PM »

I will happily participate for the 2017 calendar. :)
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2016, 01:21:39 PM »

Well, I might try to be in the calendar, but I must admit I have a bit of a problem understanding the dimensions... it's been a problem of mine every time I enter...
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2016, 01:57:01 PM »

I like the comedy and tragedy idea as well, but totally went for contrasts of course. ;D

Berit, what part is difficult, perhaps we can work it out? I often have troubles with inches; not just because it's different from cm, but also because letter-size is different from A4-size (which I'm used to; it's slightly taller). So I usually just enter the size into a new Photoshop file, give it a border, and print it out, so I can see the actual proportions. That way I'll know within which limits to draw.
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2016, 02:35:14 PM »

Well... it's actually a bit embarrassing, but what the hell... I have brain injury... thanks to almost suffocating once... and that injury.. well... I can't understand numbers... I just... can't... so heh! modern life is bit of an hell some times... I simply have no idea what the numbers mean... so there... my biggest reason of not getting involved in the calendar stuff that much, I always hit brick wall when I'm given numbers and I ALWAYS get them wrong!.. every darn time I've done a calendar art iÍ mess things up... I can't remember my age, nor my phone number... not even my address...
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2016, 09:46:01 PM »

So, if someone is willing to give me hand in the dimensions thing... I'm in!... and just to clarify, I'm not stupid or anything! I just have serious problems with numbers...
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2016, 10:44:13 PM »

Still think portraits was a good theme, do not see why it can't run more than once, but liking the chiefs one as well!
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2016, 02:34:09 AM »

Contrasts is a good theme, there a lot to think about.
Ten Chiefs maybe easier, already 12 chiefs in EQ  %)
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Re: 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2016, 03:45:31 AM »

Hello, I've not been active here but I voted for contrasts and will look up the guidelines and would like to participate for the 2017 calander!
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