2006-10-02 [jennafye]: Help! I am confused! How does this contest work? Do you make a drawing of your own made-up council member? Are there council members who exist who we are supposed to draw?? Lemme in on this one...
2007-02-15 [Once upon a dream]: I dont have a scanner, If I can take a picture and I think it came out good...May I enter it??
2007-02-16 [Zab]: The rules say no tho... but I do agree with you iippo...
2007-02-16 [iippo]: The rule is a quality issue because not all know how to take a good photo... It's impossible to tell the difference between a good digital photograph and a scan, anyway. So if the digital photo is good quality, just put it up and don't tell anyone it's not a scan :P
2007-02-16 [Once upon a dream]: Hahaha, okay! Thankyou so much! ^^
2007-03-13 [Mikie9191]: *iippo said "It's impossible to tell the difference between a good digital photograph and a scan, anyway". This is FACT! I spent the first 3 years of my professional life in a repro house doing (amongst other things) flat copy of images and text. If the subject is well lit, the results can surpass the quality of an entry level scanner :D
For best results get your original flat and position 2 lights at 45 degrees either side of your subject. Alternatively, use a bright windowsil :P
2008-05-13 [SilverFire]: O_O Good grief, has it really been that long? >_< Damn time.
2008-05-14 [iippo]: Sorry, I'll get onto that ASAP >.<
2008-07-23 [SilverFire]: Question: is 'fanart' allowed in this contest? As in... *thinks of example* Say if I drew Cali as a sailor scout from Sailor Moon? :P Would that be allowed, or no?
2008-07-23 [Lady of Lore]: Hmmm....good question and interesting idea. I would think it would be okay since it a portrait of a council member and as long as it still fits that I think it would be okay. Of course others may disagree (:P I still have some drawings of myself in sailor moon style from years ago)
2008-07-25 [iippo]: I'd say it's okay, but I would recommend asking the subject of the portrait first (unless you know they really love Sailor Moon and would be utterly chuffed to be drawn as fanarty thing).
I'd also maybe give the councilperson1 the right to veto fanart portraits... Like, if they really hate pokemon and someone draws them as a pokemon, they have the right to have it removed from the list of portraits (the whole "unrepresentat
1 Your mac suggested that word. It's a funny word so I'm going to use it from now on. All the time. Even when it's not at all relevant.
2009-01-12 [Lady of Lore]: Click on the link for the page Ramirez is on and then edit the page. Find where Ramirez is and add your entry after any others and number it as so. Does that help?
2009-01-12 [FamousPanda]: yes thank you, I had already submitted it a while ago, but i couldn't figure out what to do because Ramirez didn't have a page.
2009-02-19 [Hedda]: Ouch, that was a big alarm. I hope I didn't annoy people too much.
I think new members find this fun. It used to be pretty popular before, but it was a little forgotten until now.
2009-02-19 [Littlefinger]: I hate you guys... tempting me with shiny badges...
2009-02-19 [Flisky]: Ahh!! The shiny badge!! No!!
Now I'll have to do it because it was an alarm...But who to draw...Hmmm...
2009-02-19 [FamousPanda]: I want the shiny badge, when does it get upgraded?
2009-02-19 [iippo]: It updates by... magic!
2009-02-19 [arthemis_]: I want to draw Lilo!!! Is that ok?
2009-02-19 [FamousPanda]: Ok well it can update by magic lol but when?
2009-02-21 [Hedda]: Yes, Lilo can be considered to be in the council. She appears more on Elftown than anyone else, I think.
2009-02-22 [arthemis_]: Cool :D Any requests Hedda (on behalf of our beloved Lilo) ?
2009-02-22 [Hedda]: Nothing in particular. Feel free to use your imagination.
2009-09-05 [Alexi Ice]: Grrrr. I want a portrait. Hmmmmm...I wonder who would draw me?
And awww! A Lilo pic would be sooooooooo cute!
2009-09-05 [Littlefinger]: I shall draw you!
2009-09-05 [Alexi Ice]: Oh...yeah. O.o I'm gonna be a freak, right...(could you at least draw me as a zombie?)
2009-09-06 [Littlefinger]: Never!
2009-09-06 [Alexi Ice]: Damn...O.o.
2009-10-11 [Nioniel]: Quick question...how does one get their badge upgraded to the full-colour version?
2009-10-11 [SilverFire]: Badges are upgraded based on one of two things: how many entries you submit (so if you submit 3 more entries, you'll get the next stage badge), or, they are upgraded if your submission is used in the actual Portrait Gallery for certain periods of time (e.g, if it's used for 2 months, you get upgraded). :)
2009-10-11 [Nioniel]: Ah, nice! I've been working on another one (of you, actually!), so that should be soon then! :)
Thanks for replying so quickly!
2009-10-12 [Alexi Ice]: ...Grr I want one ^^' Lol
2009-10-12 [Nioniel]: I'll do one for you Akane..
Is there a spot for you/images to base it off of?
2009-11-03 [Erubeus]: So, how do you get the colored badge?
By doing more than just one portrait?
2009-11-03 [SilverFire]: by submitting more portraits, or by having a portrait you have done actually used in the Portrait Gallery for certain amounts of time - you have an entry there now, right? If it stays up for the next two months, then your badge will be ungraded automagically.
2009-11-03 [Erubeus]: I see.
2010-02-15 [Kuehne]: I really like doing these... does anyone else want a piece done of them?
2010-05-25 [jaraden]: oh.. maybe i should have left that message here.. oooppsss.. shows how much i'm payin attention! is this the place where we offer up our artistic hats?? if so i'm more then happy to do someone a portrait! if you dig my style of art then let me know and i'll do one up ASAP for yah.. if not, i still dig this idea!
2010-05-25 [SilverFire]: The idea is more that you choose which council member you want to draw, though you're more than welcome to see if any specific member wants a drawing from you first (though I suspect a lot of our council members are a bit too modest to go 'me, me, meeeeeee!') :P
2010-05-25 [jaraden]: hmmm, how the heck would i choose though.. i think i'll leave it up to the various members of the council, if any of them want a portrait done by moi i'd be more then happy to oblige em!!! i don't mind, haven't done a portrait in ages, i could use the excersise... how the heck to you spell that... oh forget it! ha!!! it'll be a nice challeng rather then just pickin someone... i need a challeng anyways!
2010-05-25 [Nioniel]: If we do a portrait of a Retired Council Member, does it still count?
2010-05-26 [Calico Tiger]: I wouldn't think so :O
2010-09-15 [SilverFire]: omfg, 4 months late, but actually, I think it does. :O
2010-09-15 [Calico Tiger]: Slacker! x)
2010-09-15 [SilverFire]: *slacks all over you*
2010-09-15 [Nioniel]: Okay, cool, then i think i can submit my 10th one. :)
2010-11-10 [jaraden]: right, i'm back into me art again!! so who do i owe again??? let me know guys!
2010-11-10 [SilverFire]: Everyone!! :O
2010-11-10 [Thunder Cid]: Butreallyme*co
2010-11-10 [Alexi Ice]: And def. me! <3 (Cuz' I love you!)
2010-11-10 [Littlefinger]: Also, me!
2010-11-12 [jaraden]: ah ha ha ha! i gotcha... i'll get to work then shall i!! ha ha!! what might happen though is that they'll end up being lined cause i don't have photoshop (or rather it died on me)so they might not be coloured... sigh...
2010-11-12 [Alexi Ice]: Doesn't make your photo's any less amazing.
2010-11-16 [jaraden]: awww cheers.. but my idea was, if i finish any portrait, upload it here then someone can colour em... hows that for an idea???? me likey colaberations.
2011-03-28 [Alexi Ice]: If I had any idea how to color stuff I would help you out...
2011-03-29 [jaraden]: cheers hun, much appreciated! though right now i'm juggling tow jobs, tryin to get my custom paint business off the bloody ground.. sighs.. but once i get some freaking free time i'll address my lakc of help for you guys! when that happens i'll need images of you guys and how you want me to portraitatise you (that's my new word!) BAM!
2011-03-29 [Alexi Ice]: Portraitatise. I like it O.o
2011-03-30 [jaraden]: that's the running joke with me and my mates, 'the word of the day', but typically their quite offensive!!! but we're dudes! but at some point i really will get to these portraits i've promised.. how many of you guys am i looking to portraitatise again??
2011-03-30 [Nioniel]: *raises hand*
2011-03-30 [Littlefinger]: Me!
2011-03-30 [Flisky]: I have none. :(
2011-03-30 [Alexi Ice]: And of course me <3
2011-03-31 [jaraden]: right... i'll have to write these down, cause lets be honest, i'll never remember!! my memory is shite! so i'll make a list, and do remind me and let me know how or what you want me to incorperate into your portraits, just not right now, but then again, you could give me a discription at my house, that might work, unless i forget the message... oh crap..
2011-04-01 [Alexi Ice]: Your alright, babe! We all believe in you!
2011-04-01 [Akayume]: Wait, are we soliciting for images!?! I has none. :(
2011-04-01 [Alexi Ice]: I'm basking in Jaraden's amazingness...
2011-04-01 [Akayume]: Well, that is even more worthy of commenting on than our combined pathetic-ness. :P
2011-04-02 [jaraden]: ohh now... ego alert! easy sisters! i am being honest, when i do get some free time i hae promisaed to hook you guys up with portraits, and i try and stick to my word... try... but seriously akane, me makey me blushy, it's all about gaining points in hope that your portrait gets done first isn't it!! ha ha! compliments will get you everywhere hun!
2011-04-02 [Alexi Ice]: No, actually! I won you in the auction too O.o Remember? Hehehe. I've always been a fan.
2011-04-04 [jaraden]: ohh jeez, that's right, i had forgotten! ha ha! typical of me isn't it! well i'm in your debt hun! but again, compliments will get you everywhere! har!
2011-05-17 [iippo]: Hurrah, you can now make circular portraits! Which is great news because there are four current council members who don't have portraits :(
2011-05-19 [jaraden]: and once i get my butt in gear i'll be doin a slew of portraits... i'll pretend and say that once the bike is done i'll get down to them.. but knowing me, that'll be a lie.... one day though... promise!
2011-05-21 [Aeolynn]: where do we send said submissions?
2011-05-21 [iippo]: Either CPGD, Page 1 or CPGD, Page 2, depending on which council member its a portrait of. :) So you just add your picture under their name on the page that has their name on. :)
I think I made that unclear enough... >_>
2012-01-18 [Akayume]: Yay someone loves me!! :P
2012-01-19 [iippo]: I stuck it on the second page for now, and will faff it properly once home. Could you edit that page for me so that I get a reminder link, please? :3
2012-07-05 [Koita]: This looks like a lot of fun :) Which council members don't have a portrait yet and would like one?
2012-07-05 [Littlefinger]: You could do a portrait of me! Nobody has done mine yet.
2012-07-06 [Koita]: I'd love to! :D Do you have a photo reference?
2012-07-06 [Littlefinger]: Not really, just use your imagination.
Also, I should inform you that I am not a council member, I don't have council level privs, and I don't have the badge. But that's just a small technicality.
But muscles. Draw me with huge muscles.
2012-07-06 [Koita]: Haha I just got the image in my head of a really muscular penguin xD
That's cool. I'm still up for it when I have a moment :)
2012-07-06 [Koita]: Thank you iippo! :3 I think the only ones left that don't have pictures that I found on the list are Chel! and Akayume in the Gallery, So I can draw one for them :D
2012-07-07 [iippo]: That would be really awesome!
You can also draw any of the other ones, and if they prefer your new portrait, the council person can switch their old one for the one you made (if you want to get competitive :P )
2012-07-08 [SilverFire]: Comments above suggest Akay *should* have a picture in the gallery by now. Did you forget to faff it or something, iippo?
2012-07-09 [iippo]: The heck? I have no recollection of this... *goes to fix*
2012-07-09 [Akayume]: S'oke. :P
2012-07-09 [SilverFire]: Also, Alexi retired. <_<
2012-07-10 [iippo]: XD What the heck! I've fallen off the wagon here.