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The Town Herald Art Corner


Welcome to The Town Herald's Art Corner page.
This is where all information regarding the upcoming issue's art needs can be found, and where you can submit themed art to be featured in Elftown's very own e-zine, The Town Herald.

Please follow our guidelines when submitting your work - any work that doesn't follow the guidelines when it comes to the closing date will not be featured.

Theme: Creation
Deadline is November 15th 2010


How to submit an art piece:
Your submission should follow this format:

<img250: your artwork URL here>
[Your House Name] followed by your Name, if desired
The Title: this is optional, not all people name their art


1. You may only submit your own work! If we find that you're submitting work not done by you, you will be reported to the town Guards.

2. The art should fit the give theme. Please check above to see what the theme is.

3. Your art should be of a decent quality - by this we mean try not to submit any marginal doodle you find in your sketchbook - put some effort into it! Also, we need to be able to see the picture - it's no use drawing a masterpiece if when you scan it in it becomes all blurry and no one can make out a single detail.

4. Pencil drawings, paintings, digital work, photography and photo manipulations are all allowed. Though in the case of photo manipulations we ask that the page you have the image on also has the stock information on.

5. The artwork must be uploaded to Elftown. This is because we know it wont ever be removed from Elftown, whereas artwork on another site may eventually be removed or the URL may change, which will compromise the quality of our Herald Archives.

What happens next?

When the theme ends, your art will be featured in the upcoming issue of The Town Herald, and your name will be credited as a Guest.


1. [nehirwen] - Distracted Creator

2. [Ghost the Hybrid] - Origami dinosaurs

3. [Ghost the Hybrid] - Amigurumi

4. [Triola] - Christianity in a Nutshell

5. [wicked fae mage] - Space Paintings
space paintings


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-Herald Hopefuls
-Herald Guest Submissions

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2005-07-28 [ally]: I'm a stalker ^^, patience Kaimee patience :p

2005-07-28 [Kaimee]: At least shes honest o.o;

2005-07-28 [ally]: Well I tried to deny it at first but then some Dutch person added my name on The Stalkers list O.o

2005-07-28 [Kaimee]: *snorts* Well, coming clean is the best option. Either that, or saying that the other person was the stalker, and they were following you :P

2005-07-29 [ally]: Nah! I'm an open book ^___^. I can't hide being a stalker. *checks* omg I'm stalking you too! :p

2005-07-29 [Kaimee]: :O *feels flattered*

2005-07-29 [ally]: You should be: I only stalk the best :p

2005-07-29 [Kaimee]: (I'm making happy faces at you :P)

2005-07-29 [iippo]: *entry is on the way, just needs a lot of inking* But it'll be quite a wide interpretation of the topic, but... yeah.

2005-07-29 [pixish]: We like wide interpretations. We like any interpretations :-) As long as you can link it to the theme it is ok!

2005-07-30 [ally]: Whee happy faces!! :( iippo is going to beat me again... I should work faster

2005-07-30 [pixish]: yes >:-D

2005-07-30 [ally]: :o

2005-07-30 [iippo]: Don't worry, I am being very slow, because I'm inking my work very very carefully, and I have about 15% done now...

2005-07-30 [ally]: /me is working on it

2005-07-30 [ally]: prrrfffftttt now I'm mixing up chat-thingies and regular thingies O.o I should get some sleep

2005-07-30 [iippo]: And now we crazy people are having a race who gets to submit first... :O

2005-07-30 [ally]: XD

2005-07-30 [Kaimee]: A race? I will race o.o hehe

2005-07-30 [ally]: then you'll have to enter a pic :p

2005-07-30 [Kaimee]: :O um.. music. err.. ok. >.>

2005-07-30 [iippo]: coolness!

2005-07-30 [ally]: Yay!

2005-07-30 [Kaimee]: aaactually.... *goes to dig up place holder*

2005-07-30 [ally]: oooh that old art..*cough*cheater*cough*

2005-07-30 [Kaimee]: Hahahahaha, ish joke girly :P Drawing now! ^_^

2005-07-30 [ally]: hehe I know I know

2005-07-30 [pixish]: awww ^___^ such an adorable face :-)

2005-07-30 [iippo]: It is really sweet! w00tah!

2005-07-30 [Kaimee]: Thankies ^_^

2005-07-30 [ally]: I'd say ist's beautiful but you made me lose da race :p

2005-07-30 [iippo]: Da!

2005-07-30 [ally]: Da indeed!

2005-07-30 [iippo]: Muuurgle, my pen died on me! T_T

2005-07-30 [ally]: Oh god poor pen :(

2005-07-30 [iippo]: Indeed. Meh, nothing happening in ET (except ally who is uber) so i must go dine now.

2005-07-30 [ally]: I knowz... it' so calm inhere ...

2005-07-30 [lady nytmare]: great great @ [Kaimee] as always :p I'm done, but dont have a scanner!

2005-07-31 [Kaimee]: :O No dining! Who will get 2nd?! Anyways, I dont really count, since I run this place and could have done something earlier (hehe like a cooking show :P) because I already know the theme! :O You guys still have to see which of you wins! :P

2005-07-31 [iippo]: Oh no, you shouldn't have said that. Now I won't stop until I finish mine. But it's so big and detailed and I'm strating to hate ballpoint pens because they all die when I'm drawing. >.O

2005-07-31 [Kaimee]: I know that feeling! Hehhe, I have ceased to use ballpoints (for the most part) because your hands. hurt. when you use them :P

2005-07-31 [iippo]: mmm, I tend to fix that by knitting in the while when my hand hurts too much. That relaxes my muscles, and in the end of the summer I'll be having a new top (not knitting... what's that other thing where you only have one needle and there is a little hook in the end?)

2005-07-31 [Kaimee]: erm... crocheting??? I actually have no idea what that means, but it sounds right-ish? XD

2005-07-31 [pixish]: yes :P crochet ^__^

2005-07-31 [iippo]: To me crochet sounds like an outside game you play with hoops and balls and wooden mallets, and it's wicked fun unless you play like an old lady :P (Croquet?) Especially if your equipment is a little old and the mallet tends to break into two pieces if you swing too hard, so that the head of it flies somewhere after hitting the ball and you are left holding a stick and a hope that the ball goes through the hoop or hits another ball so you can croc it (after fixing the mallet of course, you can't croc with a stick).

2005-07-31 [ally]: That game is played with flamingos and hedgehogs ^_^.

2005-07-31 [ally]: And about the entry: I'm sooo gonna lose the race :(

2005-07-31 [iippo]: Meeeh. Hey, did you know that there is a computer game done after Alice 2 (looking-glass one) and in that game the girl isn't Alice, but Ally! *will search a link for you* Darn, Alice was my favourite book at one point. I bought a massive tome of the author's writings, and to my infinite joy the book had a prologue by Alexander Woolcott! And on friday came the movie Mrs. Parker And the Vicious Circle that tells about those times of 20s when Woollcott's group ruled the art and literature critiques in New York! I'm so happy! I really want to see your entry ally, I don't really care who will win. What medium are you using, tell me this much. (w00t for long comments)

2005-07-31 [ally]: Hmm no, just know of the movie. Oh it'd be great if you'd find one, then I can put it in my wiki. I 've only read the book last year (online again) before that I only knew the disney-movie. It seems I should definitly google up Alexander Woolcott (name sounds familiar) I'm just using a mechanical pencil for this one. (WooT indeed, but not as wOOt as the scary uber-message)

2005-07-31 [iippo]: Nothing is as w00t as ze uber message. If you google up Woollcott, you will get a picture of a fat man with a mustache that looks like an owl. But don't let that fool you - the man was as foul as he looked! :D I don't think I've seen the Disney-movie at all properly (I'm horridly under-educated in matters of Disney. I know some but not all). Is a mechanical pencil a pen sort-of thing that you put thin thin thin pieces of pencil lead in and then hate yourself if you accidentally snap it?

2005-07-31 [ally]: I found this: When it mentioned Harpo Marx I knew I was on the right spot :p. I'm too educated when it comes to Disney (I've only never seen the last ones). Yeah that's the one, but I don't hate myself when it snaps, I've got tons of leads

2005-07-31 [iippo]: Ah, I love that link. Really takes me back (to where? to the 20s? hah). I really love that group, the Algonquinites. Beautiful, witty and all the works, love em! ^^

2005-07-31 [ally]: Hmm I think so ... Heehee Alconquins are Indians :p

2005-07-31 [iippo]: Yeah. All cool American names are actually Native names. Like Michigan or Milwaukee or Otokotakomoko.

2005-07-31 [ally]: I know! It seems they can't come up woth good names themself... *wonders what New York was called before*

2005-07-31 [iippo]: Can't remember. New Amsterdam, maybe? And when the native english people pushed the native dutch people to the atlantic, they renamed the city...

2005-07-31 [ally]: Erh yeah I meant before New Amsterdam (that's worse than New York :p)

2005-08-06 [ally]: Wonderful entry iippo ^^

2005-08-08 [pixish]: oh! I like the bright colours ^__^

2005-08-08 [iippo]: *taps feet at ally* Dear we are waiting.... :P

2005-08-08 [ally]: I'll never make the deadline because of those lousy exams >_<

2005-08-08 [pixish]: *cries*

2005-08-08 [ally]: *cries too.. and louder*

2005-08-08 [pixish]: awww :( Well, we hope you do well in your exams at least :-D

2005-08-08 [ally]: In vain I hope so too :p. I might as well try to finish the picture ^^

2005-08-09 [iippo]: Sweetheart, it is August! Who has exams at summer?!

2005-08-09 [spiritee]: poor summer school kids?

2005-08-09 [ally]: No I've got to redo some because I failed them in june. It's an awful system :(

2005-08-10 [Kaimee]: I have exams, it's not summer here ;-;

2005-08-10 [spiritee]: Aw *hugs* good luck on them!

2005-08-10 [lady nytmare]: know how you feel about the exams... Ugh...

2005-08-11 [Kaimee]: It's winter, and guess what? I'm in Australia right, and it like.. doesn't snow here. It snowed here once, on my 13th birthday, and onto for about an hour. Yesterday... whewwwwwwww inches worth. Just randomly, all over this part of Australia, it just started snowing =^_______________________^=

2005-08-11 [iippo]: It snows in Finland uberly much (well, not right now but around Christmas-winter) and I hate it.

2005-08-11 [spiritee]: i love snow XD our district is very paranoid and close school whenever there's a couple inches of snow or a bit of ice.

2005-08-11 [iippo]: And I have to ride my bike to school in -5 Celcius, through snow and ice and blizzard. I hate it.

2005-08-11 [spiritee]: haha, sorry then >_< no school buses or such?

2005-08-11 [iippo]: Not where I live. Nearest bus stop is about a kilometre away - and to the opposite direction of my school.

2005-08-11 [spiritee]: i'm such a spoiled kit ^^;; my dad drives me to school and i take the ride-on bus back, occasionally walking if the weather's nice.

2005-08-11 [iippo]: My dad goes to work at 6 am, that's a bit early to get a ride with him. And mum doesn't drive.

2005-08-11 [spiritee]: we usually leave at around 6:30, and i just do homework in the hallways if i get there earlier

2005-08-11 [iippo]: Ah well, I don't go to school in Finland anymore, so my thing is solved. ^^;

2005-08-13 [Kaimee]: *has her own studio office, complete with bean-bags, comfy chairs, coffee maker, toaster, books and art supplies at school in the art department* I don't mind getting to school early XD It's pretty much like being at home :P

2005-08-13 [ally]: :o </envious> ... *dies*

2005-08-13 [Kaimee]: mwaha. *smug*

2005-08-13 [ally]: smug? O_o

2005-08-13 [Kaimee]: I am smug :P Self satisfied, self congratulation... :P It is a feeling that very obnoxious people have XD

2005-08-13 [ally]: :o you're not obnoxious!

2005-08-13 [Kaimee]: ..but I'm still smug :P

2005-08-13 [ally]: myeah, but you've got reason to be smug... *wants to be smug too*

2005-08-13 [Kaimee]: mwaha, you can be smug because you're friends with meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee =^___________________________^=

2005-08-13 [ally]: Omg yesh!!! *ish smug*

2005-08-13 [iippo]: *steals everyone's 's's* Now you are just a bunch of mugs! Haahaa! *pours coffee on the mugs*

2005-08-13 [ally]: *shakes fist* darn you iippo! Wow .... I'm hot ^^

2005-08-13 [iippo]: "ha her own tudio, complete with bean-bag, comfy chair, coffe maker, toater, book and art upplie at chool in the art department" wow, this is cool, leaving out the s's. "I am mug. Elf atified, elf congatulation. It i a feeling that very obnoxiou people have"

2005-08-13 [Kaimee]: O.o you lack in s's

2005-08-13 [iippo]: No, I quoted you after I stole all yours.

2005-08-13 [Kaimee]: So I lack in s's? Oh :(

2005-08-13 [iippo]: Yes. So you are a mug.

2005-08-13 [Kaimee]: XD Oh! oohohohohoh! I get it now! aren't I slow? XD

2005-08-13 [ally]: XD

2005-08-14 [ally]: *toddles of to Bah!*

2005-08-14 [pixish]: whee! ^__^ more art!

2005-08-14 [iippo]: ally pwns.

2005-08-14 [ally]: ally thinks Punky has no legs and Mirime looks like a leprechaun ... luckily I've made a face study to prove she's not ^^

2005-08-14 [Kaimee]: *claps* you having fun drawing those two these days? XD

2005-08-14 [ally]: XD 

2006-01-16 [spiritee]: eldar badge? O_o mm this page has been forgotten lately >_<

2006-01-17 [Kaimee]: ...Did I actually remember to GIVE you that badge?

2006-01-17 [Kaimee]: or did I just go to your house, admire it, go "oooh pwetty...." and then close the window? :P La, it's been somewhat forgotten because the Herald still hasn't moved on to another theme! We promise wewill soon though :P I personally hope the theme is 'fairytales', but no promises :(

2006-01-17 [spiritee]: mm i like fairy tales, too. lots of possibilities~

2006-01-17 [Kaimee]: I know, that's why I'm voting for it :P I can think of so much I want to contribute for that theme!

2006-01-18 [iippo]: And it'd fit really nicely with the current official prose contest too :O

2006-01-19 [Kaimee]: its destiny :O

2006-02-07 [Kaimee]: Oi! Piximish! Are you trying to turn me into a lazy lump of uselessness? XD

2006-02-07 [pixish]: noes :o

2006-02-07 [Kaimee]: Bah :P Hehe, thanks for updating the pages ^^ I made Herald Guest Submissions! :O

2006-02-08 [pixish]: I changed poetry corner too :o YOu shoudl check that it is still good :P

2006-02-08 [Kaimee]: I already was therreeeeee missy, it is still good XD

2006-02-08 [pixish]: yay *^_^*

2006-02-16 [Linderel]: *opens the season* :P

2006-02-16 [pixish]: yayy! *^_^* First entry :D

2006-02-19 [Kaimee]: And remember everyone, we're especially looking for actual fairytale related art, not just fairy stuff. Think Cinderella, Bluebeard, Donkeyskin, The Snow Queen, The Princess and the Frog, The Little Mermaid, Princess and the Pea, Seven Crows, Snow White, Thumbelina, etc! :P

2006-03-25 [Yncke]: Can I still enter? I've just made an illustration of Grimm's "Hans the Hedgehog".

2006-03-25 [Kaimee]: Go ahead, just ignore the deadline :P

2006-03-25 [Yncke]: Thanks. :) *ignores the deadline*

2006-03-26 [spiritee]: BAH screw, i'm just gonna put it up and replace it if i ever finish it

2006-04-12 [iippo]: :O the perfect theme!

2006-04-13 [Kaimee]: I figure a lot of people should have something for this. Hell, I know asrun for starters has at least one image that fits... :P

2006-04-18 [dayah]: ooh I may have to make and entry for this one...kool..mesa likes

2006-04-18 [Arisonu]: Ooooh, I wanna do the next one. I just have to draw it.

2006-04-19 [Kaimee]: Oooh I like that new one by ally too! :D I'm feeling inspired now, I feel like doing really stylised pen and ink drawings of horses and sand dunes and veils and things o.o

2006-04-19 [ally]: Wow I inspired someone :O Hmms stylished ink drawings ey? Hmms *goes smudging with charcoal instead*

2006-04-19 [iippo]: *ish working on hers*

2006-04-19 [Kaimee]: the twirly skirt made me want to :O

2006-04-19 [ally]: hehe cute isn't it :p

2006-05-06 [cobi]: nice job [Arisonu]

2006-05-07 [Arisonu]: Thanks.

2006-05-30 [Kaimee]: Finishing up children, if you've got any last minute changes or additions stick em on, even though it's now past deadline. The page will be cleared and the new theme and deadline announced soon, once that happens late additions are too late :(

2007-06-01 [Cia_mar]: hope that i did that right!
thanks again for the opportunity to contribute!

2007-06-08 [Kahri]: Ressurection theme looks like fun! I really like [cobi]'s.

2007-07-21 [Mordigen]: NEWS::: Only have about a week left before deadline!! Any last minute entries, or people still having something to submit, you are running out of time, so hop to it folks ;) Everyone please double check all your entries to be sure you have everything in order as you like it, and that you have not missed anything.. Many thanks ---Art Corner Staff

2007-08-21 [Mordigen]: ...OK -- Just a reminder to everyone : you MUST include the picture in your submission, I will not continue to clean up after everyone, though as nice as I want to be, you just **need** to read the rules and follow them, so be sure you have everything in order people, please --- I look forward to seeing all the great work ! ;D

2007-09-01 [Jitter]: I hope mine fits ^^;

2007-09-25 [HiddenFire]: Now, I didn't see any mention of graphic wounds in the rules for submission (Not that the wounds in my image are particularly graphic). If my submission is inappropriate for this venue, please don't hesitate to remove it. I figured I've give it a shot, and show off a bit.

2007-09-25 [Mordigen]: i think you entry will be just fine :)

2008-01-10 [Mordigen]: very nice -- just an FYI, I'm going to extend the deadline. The herald has had a lot of issues with ill staff members, and hectic holiday schedules, so we're going to extend the deadline to be sure everyone gets a fair chance at submissions, and to be sure all staff gets their work fairly accounted for :) 

2008-01-18 [stuffAEAmade]: Is there still time for me to jump in? I have a piece that will be finished tomorrow. :)

2008-01-18 [Mordigen]: Absolutely -- We're going to extend the deadline, because we know how the holiday season, and after holiday/ start of new year can be hectic for so many people -- so we are extending the deadline to give everyone a good ammount of time to enter without stressing over it :)

2008-02-02 [dragonos]: I wanted to know if it is alright for me to add a drawing of my own. I am aware that I have done some thing's in the past to get some people mad and wanted to know before hand if I was on the banned list so I don't add an image and disobey the rules and get it deleted. Ok thank you for your time!

2008-02-02 [Mordigen]: No, you are not on the Banned List -- just take into consideration of your actions before to try to avoid any incidents further on, and please remember to reade the Things to know before Submitting page to be sure that you are following all rules for the Art Corner :)

2008-07-10 [Grandamelf]: Hey there! Can I withdraw an entry? It was so long ago and I had just begun to draw, and now I think it is trash!!!

2008-07-16 [Grandamelf]: Oh well, I will try to do somthing better next time :(

2008-07-16 [Mordigen]: I'm sorry Grandamelf -- I replied to your comment, but it seems the latest crash had erased it :(.

I said "generally I encourage people to leave in submissions, even if they're not completely satisfied with it as it can show a great sense of accomplishment and progression in your work -- but, of course, we are not going to force you to do anything you are uncomfortable with, so if you really want it removed, I suppose we can. :) What submission was it?"

2008-07-16 [Grandamelf]: It was entitled "My Beautiful Grandmother" and a two year old could have drawn better! I don't know what entry number it was.

2008-07-16 [Mordigen]: Alirghty - no prob, I'll get it :)

2008-07-18 [Grandamelf]: Thank you!:)

2008-10-13 [pegasus1000]: -starts watching the page agin.-

2008-10-13 [Mordigen]: Welcome back!

2008-10-13 [Chimes]: Hmm... I may have to do and submit a photomanipulation this time... for I am deeply in love with this theme XD

2008-10-17 [Sylvia Rote]: so many tasty steamed foods...

2008-11-28 [pegasus1000]: I know, the steam looks like party poppers. But I had no other insperation for this theam.

2008-12-01 [Mordigen]: haha, no wories ;) Thanks so much for the awesome contributions!

2008-12-01 [pegasus1000]: it's the best I can do until my scanner is back up and running. I HATE MS Paint.

2008-12-01 [Linderel]: Try GIMP. :)

2008-12-02 [Mordigen]: yes, I have to agree. Gimp is much much better - and it's free :P

2008-12-02 [pegasus1000]: Thanks for the link.

2008-12-05 [NOOOPE]: I've been trying so hard to draw something for this, but I fail majorly at machines and the like. I may throw up a thing or two in the next couple of weeks, if anything turns out looking right.

2009-03-15 [nehirwen]: I'll remove my submission if photomanipulation art isn't allowed.. *isn't sure* >.>

2009-03-15 [SilverFire]: It's allowed as of now. :P

2009-03-15 [nehirwen]: Thanks. :p

2009-03-15 [Chimes]: It was allowed anyway. :P My past cover image was a manip. XD

2009-03-15 [nehirwen]: I must have totally missed that. O.o

2009-03-15 [Chimes]: It was the Zodiac one. :]

2009-03-15 [SilverFire]: That's not the art corner, though. :P But *shrug* not important. :D

2009-03-16 [nehirwen]: Oh, that one! That's why I didn't see it here x)

2009-04-05 [Cillamoon]: Question, and forgive me if I missed it above (though I did read everything carefully), can you submit more than one piece for consideration?

2009-04-05 [Chimes]: You can. :D

2009-04-06 [Cillamoon]: Awesome! Thank you! My reasoning being that I have two ideas in mind for creation. Thanks!

2009-09-08 [sweet.tx.tea]: Wonderful images, [nehirwen]!

2009-09-08 [nehirwen]: Thank you! :)

2009-09-24 [▲.]: Good luck to all those who entered! They all look lovely.

2009-09-27 [Nioniel]: Wow! You all have such beautiful artwork!

2009-09-27 [▲.]: Mmn! I agree!

2009-09-27 [Cillamoon]: Love the submission Jane darling!

2009-11-19 [Alexi Ice]: Thanks, DancingSheep

2009-11-19 [sweet.tx.tea]: Not a problem at all. :]

2010-07-27 [sweet.tx.tea]: RAWR! Has anyone touched this recently? :O

2010-07-27 [Chimes]: Nope. (If you're looking for Council stuff to do, this isn't Council stuff. :P) Herald is slooow at the moment.

2010-09-03 [Kaimee]: New theme everyone :D

2010-09-03 [Kaimee]: Thanks Nioniel! I was sleepy ._.;

2010-09-04 [*Phoenix*]: In the last line should it say "your art will be featured"?

2010-09-04 [Kaimee]: Yes :P It was 3am when I made these changes! You can just edit anything other silly things I've done x)

2010-09-04 [*Phoenix*]: Okies. ^_^ If I catch something like that again, I will do so.

2011-06-03 [Kaimee]: Adorable contributions! :D

2011-06-03 [▲.]: These are great!

2011-07-18 [nehirwen]: I'm still so much in love with that piece Trin, nice to see it again. :3

2011-07-18 [Triola]: Thanks :D I was prompted to throw it in, so I did :3

2012-01-25 [pegasus1000]: *tat-tap-tap*... *Opens Door* "Man this place is dusty"

2012-01-25 [wicked fae mage]: Yeah, since space was just created, lots of dust

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