2006-01-03 [Charybdis]: Good thought - thank you, OS ^^
2006-01-03 [Ocean Soul]: Welcome, just thought it was missing ;)
2006-01-30 [Saffron]: goodie!
2006-01-30 [Artsieladie]: Yay! :D
2006-01-30 [O'saku]: are their any story writting competitions??
2006-01-30 [Lothuriel]: Perhaps I missed it but, how many entries are allowed per person?
2006-01-30 [Atayemi]: 2. :)
2006-01-30 [Forever Equine]: Wow, there isn't much time is there? I'll try to get done, right away!=D
2006-01-30 [Atayemi]: Me too, I didn't know that the deadline was so soon either! >.<
2006-01-30 [Dark Side of the Moon]: I dunno if mine would follow the theme or not. Perhaps the ones running the contest could tell me if a drawing of Aphrodite and Cupid would be in theme? They were deities of love you know! I don't want to break the rules!
2006-01-30 [Sunrose]: There is no theme except Valentine :)
2006-01-30 [Leara]: Didn't I read that it has to be fantasy or sci-fi related? Wouldn't that count as a sorta theme?
2006-01-30 [Sunrose]: I think that was copied from the last contest. As the news says the contests have no theme :/
2006-01-31 [Forever Equine]: So wouldn't anything lovey dovey be typical of Valentine's Day? Just makeing sure, I don't like breaking rules/theme.
2006-01-31 [Sunrose]: Ehm well I changed the wiki, so if your image fits the current description of what we expect then it will be fine :)
2006-01-31 [Forever Equine]: Okie dokie, I'll try my best.=)
2006-01-31 [Sunrose]: No problem *^_^*
2006-01-31 [Piercedskull]: Hoe do you put up a pic you made on paint?
2006-01-31 [shotokan_gal]: The same way you put up any picture. Upload it to your house, and inline it into the wiki using the <IMG:URL here> tag.
2006-01-31 [Shadowlight]: Hey guys: art page 1 was too big and I had to create page 2 to post my entry. I wish ye take a look and see if I did things right. If not, can ye fix it? (I´ve done my best)
2006-01-31 [Piercedskull]: kk
2006-01-31 [Sunrose]: Actually this page is not yet too big so I moved your entry to page 1.
2006-02-01 [Shadowlight]: ok
2006-02-02 [Aidan Ryuko]: I wondered if a bit of fanart is allowed, someone made an awesome flash video about a bunny and a cat and I made a drawing dedicated to them in the same style, would that be allowed?
2006-02-02 [Sunrose]: If you really made it yourself yes :)
2006-02-04 [ArkyLarky]: Mine should be up by tomarrow. >w< Good thing fanart is allowed cause mine is. >>
2006-02-05 [Vorel Kethend]: I would like to enter one of my valentine pic?..
2006-02-05 [moira hawthorne]: post it on page 2
2006-02-05 [Vorel Kethend]: Ohh thank you Mommy^^
2006-02-05 [moira hawthorne]: so rite...
2006-02-06 [dark_maige]: wow this looks fun!
2006-02-06 [Ktcm]: uhm... what's a wiki-priv?
2006-02-06 [moira hawthorne]: you upload art directly to a wiki instead of thru your ET home...
2006-02-06 [Ktcm]: Uhm... how do I do that >>; sorry, I feel real noobish right now... lol
2006-02-06 [iippo]: You need to ask for the priviledge from [Sunrose] or [Charybdis]. You can still upload your picture to your house, using the drawing or photo slots, if you don't have the priv. Also see member privileges for explanation on the priviledge system.
2006-02-06 [nunt]: I have a picture to put up, but I'm leaving it till the last minute to decrease the chances of my boyfriend seeing it before valentines day. If anyone would like to volunteer themselves to take a look at it beforehand and give me some constructive critisism I'm be very grateful
2006-02-06 [Sunrose]: The deadline is the 11th though :)
2006-02-06 [nunt]: yeah, I know. He hardly ever comes on elftown, I'll be putting it up then.
2006-02-06 [boy of the year]: im going to join
2006-02-12 [Nuada]: hey is there still time to join
2006-02-12 [iippo]: No, it's over.
2006-02-12 [Nuada]: hm...ok....I was just curious thanks for the speedy reply anyways
2006-02-12 [iippo]: It was a speedy contest too. But there's always next year.
2006-02-12 [Sunrose]: Didn't stop the vast amount of entries =P
2006-02-12 [Nuada]: lol yeah I know...hmm...I had a pretty good drawing to...
2007-01-21 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: lol um... Shrimpo... are you clueless or just trying to be funny?
2007-01-21 [Mercenes]: The additions to the theme - (- kite
They don't fit in, to the point that I think it ruins the mood of a romantic/valen
2007-01-21 [shotokan_gal]: The idea is that some of the words are somewhat random. To hopefully produce entries in this contest which are a bit different from the standard Valentines ideas. You only have to use three though remember (minimum), and include them in whichever ways you like, which leaves plenty of room for creative licence.
2007-01-21 [Linderel]: They aren't additions to the theme - including them is the theme. 'Make It Pink!' is merely my totally-lackin
2007-01-21 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: lol ya.. and you only have to include 3 of them. I bet you could do a piece with all.... I wonder if you'd have a better chance of winning.. *rubs chin*
2007-01-21 [Linderel]: I think the judging will be based on creativity, how well you use the elements, not how many of them you use. ;)
2007-01-21 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: lol I suppose so.
2007-01-21 [Lothuriel]: Wow, I can't believe people are already complaining! It's called using your imagination!! Can you say it with me Imagination. This is an awesome idea!!
2007-01-22 [Kay-chan]: *says it with Loth* Imagination! Wow, that was easier than I thought. Five syllables and all. :3
2007-01-22 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: nice teeth Loth. :P
2007-01-22 [Lothuriel]: Why, thank you!
2007-01-23 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]:
2007-01-23 [Avrora_Black]: I'll be in this one! I awready have the idea:D
2007-01-23 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: I have two ideas.. one is silly cartoon.. the other is more "romantic" as it were. But I have a question. Does pink have to be the dominant colour in the picture or is it just a random valentines theme?
2007-01-23 [Linderel]: No, no, it doesn't have to be pink. xD The 'make it pink', as previously stated, is just my summary for taking random words and imbedding them in an image that should, on the whole, feel like Valentine's - pinkifying the words, so to say. :)
2007-01-23 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: lol alright. Just making sure. I'd hate to have to redo my entire colour scheme
2007-01-24 [*DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE*]: I would do this contest, but I can only do two of the things that need to be in the pic, all of them is kind of hard...
2007-01-24 [shotokan_gal]: You don't need them all, although if anyone wants to include them all feel free. You only need three.
2007-01-25 [Gl1tt3rn1nj4]: I'm actually considering entering just because I like the themes so much. Pink zombies with octopuses and flowers or kites? That's so cool! =D
2007-01-26 [Kachichan]: Same here! Well, the octopus did it for me. :D
2007-01-26 [Ocean Soul]: You do know that the colour pink doesn't have to be included, right? ;)
2007-01-26 [Kachichan]: But isn't that kind of implied by the title?
2007-01-26 [Kachichan]: *eyes the other entries* Well, personally I'd hate to be one to buck the trend. :P
2007-01-27 [H3_six]: Octopusses are so romantic.
2007-01-27 [Nicki314]: the quality issues says no pictures of the drawings... but what if you don't have a scanner and that's how you get them into your computer?
2007-01-27 [Linderel]: Well, it's pretty hard to get a decent picture of a drawing with a camera... The rule is there because of that. But if you manage to get a good photograph that looks like a scanning, I think it's okay.
(Someone correct me if I'm wrong.)
2007-01-27 [Forever Equine]: I've been able to get a few decent photos of drawings, kind of like the one I have up in my house. Just be sure that you don't take the picture dead on, if you do, the flash has a tendency to wash it out. I hope that can help a little [Nicki314].=)
2007-01-27 [Nicki314]: Thankyou all very much! I will experiment with all. Thanks!
2007-01-28 [The 5 Elements]: can someone please tell me if my pic in the valentine comp is of good quality to be entered??? i had to take a photo of it cos of no scanner....if someone could, thank you.
2007-01-28 [moira hawthorne]: damn.... I got an image for this...
2007-01-29 [Dr.Mandarian]: - lol - Great theme! Zombie, Gnome, Octopus - and that along with flowers and chocolate AND IN PINK, this brings already yet some hilarious pictures to my mind. Aaah, valentine as a day of FESTIVITY actually did never play any role inmy life, before. But this theme comes my way. I will try to hurry and sit down soon to make an entry. * giggles in waves of after-shock *
( Only imagine a pink gnome or zombie who gives a valentine's day gift to some OCTOPUS! )
2007-01-29 [Linderel]: The pink isn't really necessary. :P Quoth me: " 'Make It Pink!' is merely my totally-lackin
2007-02-06 [Just Dayel]: i made a pic in the contest time thats good but i dont want to enter...have a look
2007-02-06 [Ocean Soul]: You couldn't enter with this picture anyway, as it doesn't follow the theme rule.
2007-02-06 [Just Dayel]: i know...but i could change it if i wanted to
2007-02-07 [Kay-chan]: You'd have to somehow add two more things from the theme into the picture.
2007-02-07 [Avatar15]: Possibly a Zombie holding them, with a kite flying in the sky.
2007-02-07 [moira hawthorne]: or you could be inventive.. and hide zombies... gnomes... octopi... even kites... chocolate... and stairs... within the flower petals...
2007-02-07 [Avatar15]: That is such a creative idea! *smile*
2007-02-07 [Just Dayel]: well i could...but i like the pic the way it is,so i dont think im entering it in the competition
2007-02-08 [Nadie importante]: i tried downloading gimp but i just didnt know where to click8-)
2007-02-08 [Atayemi]: Oooh it's easy. ^^
If you have Windows, then go onto 'Gimp for Windows' on the left handside. It'll take you to a new page.
Then go onto 'Download' on the leftside, just 'Download,' mind. :P Forget the stable and old version things.
Another page will open up. Download the second one down first; 'GTK+ 2 Runtime Environment (version 2.10.6, for Windows 2000 and newer).'
Once you have downloaded it, download the first one. :)
Then you're away basically.
Hope it's helped! :D
2007-02-09 [Just Dayel]: um...what is gimp?
2007-02-09 [Atayemi]: And it's free! :P
2007-02-09 [Avatar15]: Yeah. xD Forgot that part.
2007-02-09 [Atayemi]: XD Best part of it.
2007-02-09 [Avatar15]: Just about. x]
2007-02-09 [Atayemi]: :)
2007-02-09 [Avatar15]: Yip. =3
2007-02-09 [Just Dayel]: well,ill have to check it out
2007-02-09 [Avatar15]: I'm attemping Corel. :3
2007-02-09 [Kay-chan]: I downloaded gimp but I have yet to give it a try... of course, it's hard to color via mouse... ;____;
2007-02-09 [Atayemi]: You'll learn. ^^
I have a tablet, they are much better for colouring to me, but everyone is different. :)
2007-02-09 [Avatar15]: ;_; I want my PC back..... I must download GIMP and Corel. Awe~!
2007-02-10 [Just Dayel]: yea,i think im waiting until my computer gets its internet back...this is my mums computer
2007-02-11 [Avatar15]: OMG, I'm done. @_@ Coloring, edting, etc. I hate using others computers. ><' (Can it be shaded, or must it be colored?)
2007-02-11 [shotokan_gal]: Shaded is fine (see the last point of rule 2, quality guidelines) :)
2007-02-11 [Avatar15]: :) Danke.
2007-02-11 [Just Dayel]: freakout man!!
2007-02-11 [banu]: Is there any chance to extend deadline?
2007-02-11 [shotokan_gal]: Probably not, because we hope to have the winners posted on Valentine's day, which means leaving a few days for the crew and public poll in between.
2007-02-11 [banu]: I'd have wanted to be participant of the contest but I have been pretty busy. There was some ideas for drawing, unfortunately the time is over...:)
2007-02-11 [Just Dayel]: yea,had those weird rules not been there and it had just been a drawing,i would have definetly submitted my drawing
2007-02-11 [Linderel]: Those 'weird rules' are there to give you a challenge, which is the very basic idea of any contest. ;)
2007-02-11 [Morningstar Rising]: Love the weird rules, makes me do things I would normally not do.
2007-02-12 [Moonlit Serenade]: Umm... It is still the 11th (at least, it is here), and I have an entry... I couldn't scan it until now, but it says the contest is closed. Is there any way I can enter it...?
2007-02-12 [banu]: It seems no way to enter it...It is same to me...
2007-02-12 [banu]: Yes, I know it but I have been pretty busy and I have no scanner at home. It I use is at work and it was too late...I am really sorry not to be participant.
2007-02-12 [Just Dayel]: hmm...well that sucks
2007-02-12 [Avatar15]: Awe~! I love your drawing Serenade. :) On your house. ^^
2007-02-12 [Moonlit Serenade]: Thank you! I wish I could have entered it, but oh well. :) There's always next year.
2007-02-13 [Just Dayel]: oooh now i have to look at it
2007-02-14 [Avatar15]: Thank you.
2007-02-14 [Moonlit Serenade]: Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!! Especially you, Akai Kiri!
... And happy birthday to me! :D
2007-02-14 [Moonlit Serenade]: Thank you very much! ♥
2007-02-14 [XxTsomexX]: how do you put the badge on your page?
2007-02-14 [Linderel]: You don't. It will be given to you. ^_~
2007-02-15 [Just Dayel]: hmm
2007-05-13 [Nadie importante]: isnt it soon to have this competition up yet?:P
Btw, there's no theme?
2007-05-13 [Linderel]: Err, it's not up. It's just been prepared for next year.
2007-05-13 [Nadie importante]: talk about anticipation:P
2007-05-14 [Paul Doyle]: Sort of like that Trunk Dragon contest :b
2007-05-14 [Sunrose]: I prepared all the reoccurring contests for next year, it has to be done at some point anyway so best to do them all at once.
2007-05-14 [Nadie importante]: i guess you'll be that busy later huh
2007-05-14 [Sunrose]: Who knows :)
2007-11-20 [emerald_phenix]: this will my first time in a contest on elftown any advise?
2007-11-20 [stuffAEAmade]: Choose another for the time being, this one won't open again until late January/early February ;)
Unless you don't mind waiting.
2008-01-03 [Cia_mar]: yea!!!! i will be happily joining these comps!!!!
2008-01-27 [SilverFire]: It took me a fair while to find the link to this years contest on this page - could we make it bigger and easier to find, else people will get put off entering? :)
2008-02-11 [Shika Lane]: i couldn't find the competition until today and its a bit late to enter now, i can't draw a really good picture and get it up here before it closes later today
2008-02-12 [Konoha ANBU]: Ummm, its still the 11th here and the contest is closed? I'm too late to enter any art? I got them done and everything
2008-02-12 [moira hawthorne]: B/C of all the different time zones in the REAL world.... contest normally go by ELFTOWN time as to closing.
2008-02-12 [Paul Doyle]: These are the Necco wafer hearts, by the way. Not to be confused with the "tarts" variety, which most assuredly do not taste like ash. http://www.elf
2008-02-15 [Jeccabee]: Aw...I missed the poll...I was hoping to vote. I was sick yesturday and didnt get on my computer. :( but congrats to the winners...and YAY I got crew fav! neat!
2009-01-11 [Hedda]: Suggestion for theme: Love among old creatures
Hard to draw old old elves, but I wanted something new instead of the same old cute little dragons giving newly BBQed knights to their favourite princess...
2009-01-14 [Artsieladie]: Interesting. Well, old love is often the best and truest love, because it has weathered and survived many storms usually. :P
2009-01-17 [Acceber]: I just changed the bit saying the competition is open for 2009, because it said "This contest will is open for 2009!". I just deleted the 'will' bit... hope thats ok =)
2009-01-17 [Artsieladie]: *laughs* I knew I'd miss something. Thanks for catching that! :D
2009-01-17 [Acceber]: You're welcome ^_^ I was just reading about the contest when it caught my eye, so I decided to help :)
2009-01-17 [Artsieladie]: Very good! I need someone to keep me on my toes, especially when I do things half asleep. :)
2009-02-05 [FutureGrave]: ^-^ I like this theme too...I think I will enter. If I can get something done in time...haha
2009-02-05 [Artsieladie]: Great! :)
2009-02-06 [jaraden]: aww crap.. forbiden love.... PHHHT.. i drew something but it ain't corresponding to the theme.. curses...
2009-02-06 [Artsieladie]: I'd love to see it anyway. I think your art is amazing! :)
2009-02-06 [jaraden]: well once i've got it coloured i'll try and pin it up, i won't submit it cause like i said it doesn't configure with the theme.. but i'll give you guys a gander all the same... how's that sound
2009-02-06 [jaraden]: i'm hopin to have it all wrapped up for this coming tuesday, which by my count makes it the 10th.. i might be worng, but regardless, i'll give you guys a sneaky peek all the same...
2009-02-06 [Artsieladie]: Ooh, goody! *smiles*
2009-02-06 [jaraden]: that's what i'm here for kid!!!!
2009-02-06 [Artsieladie]: hehe ..And we are fortunate to be graced by your presence. *winks*
2009-02-06 [jaraden]: awww.. now don't you go buffing up my ego kid.. i'll never make it home at this rate...
should be done after the weekend.. hope you kids like it!!!
2009-02-06 [Artsieladie]: Why not? I like to 'buff up' egos as long as people don't crave it and then it's a different story. ;) I like your sense of humor and especially the "har har". :)
I'm sure we will. :)
2009-02-07 [FutureGrave]: Crap I don't have much time to get this done. I am working my tail off here haha...I hope I can still enter it when I finish it. If not I will still show any who want to see ^-^ I am so slow at my art.
2009-02-07 [Artsieladie]: Oh, noez! Not your tail! Me likes tails! ;) You still have 4 plus days, because the contest closes at midnight on the 11th, Elftown time. :D
2009-02-08 [FutureGrave]: Oh can I use an anime pic I got of the web as a reference. Just wondering. I really already drew that one and have it colored mostly I just need to get the shading done and the background. But if I can't use the pic as the reference I have another idea too...I might enter them both if I can finish the second one too. ^-^ I like my tail too, haha. I should be fine on time though, as long as I don't party every night.
2009-02-09 [Artsieladie]: If you use a picture as a reference, you add this information when you post your entry. Reference is allowed, but not copying. There is a difference. I suggest reading: Copying vs Fanart & Referencing. This should explain what is allowed and what isn't, rather than I type it all here. :)
2009-02-09 [moira hawthorne]: im surprized no one has done a twilight themed image...
2009-02-10 [FutureGrave]: Okay, thank you. ^-^ Haha, I was thinking about doing something with twilight, but I decided against it.
2009-02-10 [jaraden]: well i plan on uploading the image ASAP.. so if i get it right it'll be pinned up here in mere moments.. har har!!!
2009-02-10 [jaraden]: <http://www.elf
how's this.. did it work??
2009-02-10 [jaraden]: arghhhh.. it totally didn't work.. blast it all to hell!!!
2009-02-10 [Linderel]: Here we go. :) You forgot the <img:> code. :3
2009-02-10 [jaraden]: sweet.. now how the heck did you manage that.. i freaking well couldn't.. but then again, i'm a supreme moron...
what do you guys think???
2009-02-10 [jaraden]: had i paid attention i might have actually entered into this compition.. but then again, that's me through and threw... an idiot...
2009-02-10 [moira hawthorne]: its a wonderful image to share amoung your friends! *huggles and steals kitty*
2009-02-10 [moira hawthorne]: jarden... you should make a puppy angel and put the two together!
2009-02-13 [jaraden]: i should shouldn't i, wht i'll do is sketch one up and see how it looks, if i is liking it i'll do one up, how does that sound.. glad you guys like it though!!!!!!
one of these days i'll get the hang of uploading and inputing images here... one of these days that is....
2009-02-13 [FutureGrave]: ^-^ I like the kitty, jaraden. I didn't get my pic done for this contest...some
2009-02-16 [FutureGrave]: Congratz to the winners! ^-^
2009-02-17 [jaraden]: yes yes, congrates to the winner.. very fitting!!!!! and thanks Futuregrave, i had fun doing this image simply because i'm NOT used to drawing anything 'cute'... so it was a challenge!!!
2009-04-15 [FutureGrave]: Your Welcome ^-^ Challanging yourself is a good thing..usually
2009-04-17 [jaraden]: usually is right.. not my cup-o-tea at the minute though.. not feeling particularly 'cutesy' at the moment!
2009-04-28 [FutureGrave]: haha...yea, It's not mine either, but then again everything I draw ends up being weird. I am terrible at drawing cute things...well most of the time that is. It depends on what someone calls cute really. Okay now I am rambling..sorr
2009-04-29 [jaraden]: same here kiddo!!! same here!
2010-01-11 [Teufelsweib]: opened for business, kiddos. have fun!
2010-02-15 [Teufelsweib]: Closed! now everyone go to the mainstreet poll and vote for your favorite! :)
2011-01-26 [Mukki Tadi]: I freaking love the kitty!!! The art is awesome. Great job, Jaraden! :)
ok, now I'm in a competitive mood. *takes out wacom tablet* It's on, dude!! lol
2012-01-21 [Mukki Tadi]: Gonna retry for this year :)
2012-01-21 [Mukki Tadi]: Jaraden, do you by chance have a DeviantArt account? :) just curious
2013-02-16 [~Nox~]: do collages count as photography?
2013-02-17 [wicked fae mage]: If you have the piece done and are willing to show the moderators what it looks like and if you drew or photographed all pieces of the collage, it may be allowed.
2013-02-17 [~Nox~]: nah, I wouldn't ruin it by drawing over it. I use pieces I found from advertisments
2013-02-18 [wicked fae mage]: No, the traditional collage is not allowed. It would have to be entirely your own work on the collage.