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ECM Elf Art



ECM Elves' Art

Submissions of non-photo artwork and media.

Contest Began: 2008-8-26
Contest Ended: 2008-12-01

This contest is now closed!

Thank you to all that contributed!




By Poll: ECM Elf Art Voting
<news:[ECM@wiki] Winners for [Elves@wiki] and [Fae@wiki]!>

By [deeterhi]!
Also *Crew Favourite*</center>



For the general rules see Elftown Creature Marathon#RULES!

Copied art is NOT permissible in Elftown's Official Contests. Please see: Copying vs Fanart & Referencing.

Exceptions might be offered if there is a valid reason for it. But, if you do submit more than one image, you will greatly lower your chance of winning, as the votes for your style will be spread out on two entries.

To upload your image full-size you can use the feature 'Upload a folder of images' that is shown on your house.
This feature allows you to upload one, multiple images or zip-files in their original size to a wikipage.
Once you click this link you can follow the instructions. See also uploading images.

Any entry that does not follow the "Elf theme", will be removed.

All mediums, excepting photography (and/or manipulations) and animations will be accepted.

- The BEST QUALITY images
- The MOST TYPICAL "Elf" images
- LARGE IMAGES represent Elftown having the best Elf Page on the Internet as part of the Elftown Creature Marathon!
This may be helpful: Elf.

Brief description:
Elves, mythological and fantasy creatures, originally imagined as small in nature, but now usually taken to be the same size as man, often pictured as youthful-seeming men and women of great beauty, lived in forests, underground places, in caves, springs and wells, believed to be immortal and beings of magical powers, often do not possess facial or body hair and are visualised with long and pointed, leaf shaped ears.

If you have art of 'atypical' elf, you're welcome to submit them here, but we'll mark them as outside of contest.


Aside from the regular rewards, as mentioned on Elftown Creature Marathon, the winner will receive credit for contributing to what we hope will be the best Elf-page on the entire Internet.

Three important notations:

---> #1: When the finalists are posted in the Main Street Poll or on a public poll page, the participants are not allowed to beg for votes for their own entry. Do not ask people to vote for your entry via private messages, guestbook messages, moods, wikis, or by any other means. Your entry will be disqualified if you are caught doing so. It is perfectly fine to advertise THE POLL, however!
---> #2: If you feel any of the entries break the rules, please speak up before the entries make it to the polls. You can still speak up even after the contest is closed, as long as the polls have not yet gone up yet. Complaints received after the aforementioned will not be considered valid.
---> #3: For discussions about the Elftown competitions: Here it's discussed if an entry is in accordance with the rules and similarly more complicated issues that can't be solved with a simple wiki-comment. Go to: <forum:Elftown contests>

/Thank you - the ECM Mods and the Elftown Council.


How to post your entry:
Add your username and entry after the last one that has been already posted. Number your entries, thumbnail them to 300 (Please upload big images!), and separate them with the <hr> tag:

Title your entries, please!

A title more than just "Elf" is needed.
Thank you!

1. [Grandamelf] The Elf
Pale be the Elf that lives in shade,
but strong be the Elf that hunts in the glade!

2. [Iske] Elfje met verdriet

3. [Linderel]

4. [Jitter]
Will probably change again

5. [nehirwen]

6. [deeterhi]

7. [Linn Scarlett]
Linnerial and the mage Fearn
A lovely image, but this image is a drow elf. The drow elf will be having its own page. There's still time to replace it with another. The current image will thus be viewed as 'outside this contest', but welcomed in the drow session. There is no need for its removal, unless it's replaced by the creator with another.

8. [arthemis_] - Diomedes
Used reference picture for pose and shadowing.

9. [Jeccabee]
I played around with the background a lot...and this is what I like the best. So she's a Space Elf. ^_^

10. [Cia_mar]
WIP...hope to finish before deadline

11. [Morphea]

12: [Rook.]
(Ears made by [nehirwen])

13 [Future Dictator]

14. [Yuriona]
Elven Archer - WHOO HOO!!! Omg! I finally finished a drawing!! *falls over*

15. [Thistlewood]

16. [*Blade*]
This is my first ever elf, and first ever drawing on paint..cos i have no art package..damn me xD But heres my entry..its my first kind xD

17. [Flisky]
Hopefully I'll have her background done before contest ends. Doubtful, though.

18. [Mom]

19. [LynnAnneBrown]

20. [FamousPanda]
My first attempt at an elf.. I think I did pretty well. I guess. =/

21. [Phenomenon]


The Elftown Creature Marathon Creature Pages
are always open for improvement!

For submissions of art, photos, poetry, and text that may be useful to improve the ECM pages of creatures already featured, go to:

ECM Closed Sessions' Submissions.


Go or return to:
- ECM Elf
- Elves
- Elftown Creature Marathon
- creature_list

Also running:
ECM Mage photo
ECM Troll photo
ECM Fantasy warrior photo
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2008-08-27 [Grandamelf]: I don't get it! I boxed it to 300 but it still came out big! What did I do wrong?

2008-08-27 [Linderel]: You shouldn't box it on a contest page :P

2008-08-27 [Grandamelf]: Oh, I see, Thank you [Linderel]!

2008-08-27 [Linderel]: Boxing isn't the same as thumbnailing, you see. :3

2008-08-27 [Grandamelf]: Dumb me, I should know that, I've done a thumbnail before. I am one of those people that got test anxiety when I was in school! Emphasis on Con"test"! Sorry, ;) Thanks again [Linderel]!

2008-08-27 [Linderel]: Hehe, quite welcome.

2008-08-27 [Artsieladie]: Ooh, an elf already! *ish happy* Lovely, [Grandamelf]! :D Thank you, [Linderel]! On the ball as usual I see. ;)

2008-08-27 [Linderel]: *is everywhere* :P

2008-08-28 [Linderel]: That drawing is at least five years old, but I'm unlikely to produce anything better. *has no mouse* Though I might snoop around in the uni IT labs, see if they have scanners anywhere...

2008-08-29 [Artsieladie]: hehe I'll vouch for that. Everywhere you is! :) Have no mouse? Wow. I wouldn't know what to do without a mouse. All of my computer art I do with my mouse. ;P

2008-08-29 [Linderel]: And that is exactly why I don't do digital art anymore xD The only mouse I did have I left home for my other computer. *is on lappy*

2008-08-29 [Artsieladie]: If I had to work on a laptop, I probably wouldn't be doing too much of anything period. It is very difficult for me to see the screen on a lappy. :P

2008-08-29 [Linderel]: Aww, that's too bad. :o
I had trouble with the keyboard at first, but now that I'm long used to it - piece o' cake!

2008-08-29 [rinkydink]: Ah...I've got a good month to tweak my drawing before I turn it in...Then I'm gonna have to spent all my time figuring out how to get it to fit.<img:44166_1164145171.gif>

2008-08-30 [Artsieladie]: How to get it to fit? ^?^ ;)

2008-08-30 [Jitter]: Do Drow elves count? :)

2008-08-30 [Linderel]: I don't think they're the first thing that pops into head when you say "elf"... :o My guess would be that it wouldn't be counted as a typical image, but hey, what do I know xD
*zips mouth and waits for moderator response*

2008-08-30 [Jitter]: Oh well I can always change the hue in that image I'm painting at the moment ;p

2008-08-30 [Linderel]: o_o
That's... like... blasphemy xD *has fangirl moment*

2008-08-30 [Jitter]: No, It's a canon moment! It happened in the IWD Trilogy! *is more fangirl-ish than she'd ever think*

2008-08-30 [Linderel]: Oh yeah I've favourited some works on DA... it was a mask or something? :o

2008-08-30 [Jitter]: Yeah ^^

OMG where? Most Drizzt art I've found is crap :(

2008-08-30 [Jitter]: <3 The one with Montolio is amazing

2008-08-30 [Linderel]: Mm-hm <3

2008-09-02 [Artsieladie]: <img:stuff/quesN-gif.gif> Drow elves are a type of elf. Also: Dark_elf. There are many kinds of Elves! <..< O..O [Jitter], I guess we'll have to decide which elves or if all elves will be considered typical. <img:stuff/mood16-gif.gif>

2008-09-02 [Morphea]: I see some people have entered placeholders. Isn`t there unlimited entries in this contest?
Or should I also enter a placeholder to make sure I have a slot ?

2008-09-02 [Linderel]: Only one entry, unless you can prove a very good reason for an exception :P

2008-09-02 [Morphea]: *slaps head for poorly formed question*
Hehe thanks [Linderel].
But what I meant was: This contest does not have a 20 entry (by 20 different artist)limit and then close....right?
Then why the placeholders ? 

2008-09-02 [Linderel]: Ah, sorry.
Hell if I know xD

2008-09-02 [Morphea]: just for fun maybe ;)

2008-09-02 [Jitter]: I add placeholders to remember and do something for the contest to be honest :P Oh well then I'm entering my Drizzt picture and will remove it if Drow won't count ^^

2008-09-02 [nehirwen]: I've added my 'placeholder' cause I want to participate in this contest. I want to make something new, but if I don't make it before deadline, this one will still be here. :)

2008-09-02 [Jitter]: My thoughts exactly only better worded ;P

2008-09-02 [Morphea]: Hehe got it :)

2008-09-02 [nehirwen]: xD

Love your drow Jitter! :D

2008-09-02 [Jitter]: Thanks! I love him too *hugs tight* I love the broody look of yours too ^^

2008-09-02 [Artsieladie]: [Morphea], there is no limit to the number of 'contestants' that may enter. ;) As far as the number of entries per contestant:

On: Elftown Creature Marathon#Image Rules, Rule #3

Exceptions might be offered if there is a valid reason for it. But if you do submit more than one image, you will greatly lower your chance of winning, as the votes for your style will be spread out on two entries.

[Jitter], I often wondered why folks did the placeholder thing. I thought maybe they wanted to enter under a fav' or lucky number, maybe. ;) 

[Edit:] *nods to [nehirwen]. ;)

2008-09-02 [nehirwen]: Apart from the skin and hair color, your drow totally looks like the new bf of my best friend xD
And thanks ^^

2008-09-02 [Jitter]: :O Your bf is dating Drizzt Do'Urden :o

2008-09-02 [Jitter]: Maybe we could have two entries for one regular (wood) elf and one not so commonly met? (like drows or avariels)

2008-09-02 [Artsieladie]: We're considering this possibility. ;)

2008-09-02 [Jitter]: Ooh nice <img:>

2008-09-02 [Linderel]: Drizzt <3

2008-09-02 [Yuriona]: Um.. I was wondering: a) is fanart allowed and b) Drizzt is not a typical drow so would a fanart of him be appropriate for this contest?

(sorry [Jitter], I swear I'm not picking on you! I just wanna know...)

2008-09-02 [Jitter]: No worries :)

I actually thought about him not being a typical Drow, but that's only in ways and not in appearance so I thought he qualifies at least that way :)

Not sure about fanart though :s

PS- Yes, Drizzt <3

2008-09-03 [Jitter]: Wow deeter! :o

2008-09-03 [deeterhi]: :)

there's a close-up on my house page if anyone cares to see:)

2008-09-03 [Linderel]: Watercolours. Crazy skills you have. Want to share? :P

2008-09-03 [Jitter]: Yes please. I want a piece as well xD

2008-09-03 [deeterhi]: No, no, no, you can't have my hands XP But I may make some kind of tutorial thingy if many people are interested :)

2008-09-03 [Jitter]: I din't need a tutorial, I need a divine intervention heeheehee

2008-09-03 [deeterhi]: *gulps*

2008-09-03 [Jitter]: Naww *hugs* I'd love to see a tutorial but I'm not likely to take up watercolours soon!

2008-09-03 [Grandamelf]: Wow! Some nice elves! This is going to be a really fun contest! ;)

2008-09-03 [Future Dictator]: awesome stuff! working on an entry now :)

2008-09-04 [Linn Scarlett]: There, about time ^_^

2008-09-04 [Jitter]: More drow! *cheers*

2008-09-05 [Linn Scarlett]: would you expect anything different from me? ;) Might swap it for one of Linnerial & Meldor I am working on currently (it has a background :O) so yeah :3 maybe, maybe not

2008-09-05 [Jitter]: I need to roll a drow someday :P

2008-09-05 [Linn Scarlett]: I need to roll something other than a drow someday

2008-09-05 [Jitter]: All my characters got eaten by 4th e. Only my halfling cleric remained :(

2008-09-05 [Linn Scarlett]: I just morphed them to even cooler visions of themselves ;)
I recently adjusted my bard to become a bard/warlock which is teh uber with the new Fell Pact option :p

2008-09-10 [arthemis_]: There are already so much great entries! *goes to work herself too* :D

2008-09-10 [Future Dictator]: class work slowing me down!!! :( at least i have til december...

2008-09-12 [Grandamelf]: Hello there [Linn Scarlett], those are some awesome costumes!
Nice choice of colors too! :3

2008-09-12 [Linn Scarlett]: Why thank you, it's one of my best renderings of what the drow in my stories wear :)

2008-09-17 [arthemis_]: What kind of medium did you use Linn? It's amasing! And I have no words for Deeterhi!
Now I have a whole lot of work to do :p

2008-09-18 [Linn Scarlett]: My own two hands, a pencil, black ink and a whole load of way-over-priced oilmarkers :)

2008-10-01 [arthemis_]: oilmarkers? Never heard of those :) With such result it can't be that overpriced ;) It's really grand!

2008-10-01 [moira hawthorne]: wow some awesome art here...

2008-10-01 [Linderel]: Tomorroooooow I get to replace my entry with something better...

2008-10-02 [Linderel]: There. :3

2008-10-02 [Jeccabee]: nice [Linderel]

Mine is of course a placeholder only to remind me that I need to finish it.

2008-10-02 [Linderel]: Thanks. I still have a ways to go, but at least this one is better than the first (which was at least five years old). :P

I like yours already, [Jeccabee]. :D

2008-10-02 [Jeccabee]: aww thanks! :) I had it colored but didnt like the way it was going. But I'm really happy with the line art. If I dont get it fully colored by the deadline, then I'm ok with what is up now.

2008-10-02 [Jitter]: I love it Lin :3

I'll probably also make a more conventional elf sometime if I cba :P

2008-10-02 [Linderel]: Whee. :3

2008-10-04 [Linn Scarlett]: Ghe thanks, needless clothing details are my thing these days, it seems :P

2008-10-07 [arthemis_]: A question, because I resently discovered that my monitor of my laptop does colors a little off. Sees anybody grey highlights instead of the intended white/pinkish?

2008-10-07 [moira hawthorne]: your highlights look ok to me.... tho not pink... they do look the light tint of his skin colour

2008-10-07 [Linn Scarlett]: yellowish skin here, with white-yellow to slightly pinkish highlights

2008-10-07 [moira hawthorne]: you can never get it perfect for everyone... as everyone could literally have their monitor's setting different...

2008-10-07 [Jeccabee]: that is true. I really cant even describe what color I'm seeing...I guess it's kinda peachy yellow.

But it's going to look different for everyone.

2008-10-08 [SilverFire]: Okay, the mod team decided that drows should not be included in this contest, as they will have their own session, all to themselves later on. :) So Linn, is there any chance you could replace your entry with a 'normal' elf? :3

2008-10-08 [Linn Scarlett]: Geh I'll have to make a new piece then, seeing as I usually only do Drow. I'll dig around for some time (the latest things coming from my hands is nothing except a rendering of Vlad III of Wallachia)

2008-10-08 [Jitter]: Question: [Iske]'s entry looks more like a fairy than an elf no?

2008-10-08 [Jeccabee]: it is a fairy. elves dont have far as I know.

2008-10-08 [Jitter]: Avariels have but that is a fairy in my books :P :)

2008-10-08 [Jeccabee]: never heard of Avariels
But yeah that is a fairy to mine eyes

2008-10-08 [Yuriona]: Avariels have feathered wings though. Those are definitely fairy type wings imo.

2008-10-08 [Jeccabee]: "Avariel are graceful and striking, standing as tall as most humans, though they appear even more fine-boned than their landborn elven kin. Their features are more chiseled, more angular, their eyes larger, and golden, azure, emerald, or rich hazel. The hollow bones that enable them to fly make them frail, though their chests and shoulders are strong, powering their magnificent eagles' wings. Their plumage is usually the purest of whites, though blacks and greys are known, and their hair is white, black, or more rarely, gold or silver. Like other elves, they have no facial or body hair."

2008-10-08 [Jeccabee]: I may have to attempt to draw one someday...they seem really interesting! :)

2008-10-08 [Jitter]: D&D races are a great inspiration source!

2008-10-08 [Jeccabee]: ah...I think I was into D&D for a year...made a character and everything but our group fell apart and we only played one game. *sigh* I need to post my picture of her. She's cute!

2008-10-08 [nehirwen]: In Dutchy land we have 'elfen' (elves) and 'elfjes', elfjes do look like what [Iske] made. The other one (elfen) is what I think we look for though. :)

2008-10-08 [Jitter]: In Greece is ξωτικά (Elves) and νεράιδες (Fairies). ALthough the fairies of Greek tradition look more like elves and we have no such thing as a fairy-like critter :P

2008-10-08 [Linn Scarlett]: 'elfjes' are fairies in english, and 'elfen' elves, Nehirwen ;)

2008-10-08 [Jeccabee]: Ok's my Space elf...if she doesnt fit with the criteria then I can change the colors. I had a totally different look when I started coloring...but ended up with this. LOL

2008-10-08 [Cia_mar]: oh wow jecca, awesome colors and background!!!

2008-10-08 [Jeccabee]: thanky!  Yours is awesome too! Isn't Photoshop great?

2008-10-08 [Cia_mar]: loving it!
been a bit in a creative slump though, not wanting to work on the pic, but i hope to get her finished before the actual deadline...
i should, i think

i really like the colors you chose though, jecca, they just go together soooooo well, very b=bright, and vibrant!

2008-10-08 [Jeccabee]: yeah I know how ya feel...I just decided to work on her today and gother done! LOL

Thanks. I started out with green and yellow but when I was adding stuff to the background I didnt like it so I changed it to teal and pink. I may go back and do another green and yellow just for shits and giggles...but I dont know.

2008-10-09 [Grandamelf]: Hi [Jeccabee] Great coloring! I liked her before, but now she is fantastic!

2008-10-09 [arthemis_]: Sorry for my very late respons on all your comments on my question. But I got sick! So I couldn't get online. But now I'm getting better I'm back in :) I think the colors you all discribe are the one ment to be there. So, I don't have to change a thing! Maybe I make a second entry though :) And yeah as Dutchie I can say that Elfje is very much the same as fairy.... I don't really recall a dutch word for fairy though that doesn't have the word 'elf' in it.

2008-10-09 [Jeccabee]: I had to make a change...something was driving me crazy.
First one to guess what I changed gets a gold star! ^_^

2008-10-09 [Jitter]: OMG you gave her a nose job

2008-10-09 [Jeccabee]: LOL yay! *hands Jitter a gold star*
Now her nose looks right. It was the wrong angle before. :P

2008-10-09 [Linn Scarlett]: Fee, tuttebol, FEE *hits arthemis on the head* ;)
Fee or Elfje, both mean fairy in dutch. So the entry is infact a fairy and not an elf :)

2008-10-10 [arthemis_]: FEE!! aaahh course! *smacks head* hihi Well, Fee is more like the fairy godmother :p

2008-10-10 [Linn Scarlett]: all the same to me, those blasted little sprites :P

2008-10-10 [Jeccabee]: hey! I like fairies! they may be mischivious but they're fun! ^_^

2008-10-11 [Iske]: for me a fairy is a winged magic -surrounded creature, and elf for me is a flying , pointed ear creature. Fairy = magic , ELf = pointy ears with or without wings...
Elfje = small for elf in femish yes.. But I thought I did not matter what your drawing , painting ,or picture was called. You can draw a troll but call it " the fairy" if that's what you think it should be called...

2008-10-11 [Iske]: and what about the prints on the "ELF"town shirts... ow yes she has wings. Elftown place were elves live?

2008-10-11 [arthemis_]: I know [Iske], there are a lot of creatures you can call Elf and stuff. But we had an ECM Fairy already, and that's when they wanted the winged kind, and now they prefer the unwinged kind. I love your new entry!

2008-10-11 [Jitter]: On Belgian google? :) Loving the new entry btw

2008-10-11 [Iske]: I know , thx... It is sometimes hard to exactly know what's ment, ppl call things differtently, specially artist hey.. (not that I am one )
On the ECM fairy we had the same problem, most of the entries were kids ,and those were not typical fairy we've been told.. Fairies start as kids too or not... SO hard with fantasy creatures. I did not mind changing mine here,I only think that half a page of comment on it was a bit overdone... no?
SO now there is another one on, a painting that needs a final thouch when I find some time. But I hope this is ELF enough. Btw I love all the enteries here...

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