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Contest Closed! Digital Painters' Poll
Cast Your Vote! Voting Deadline is March 10, 2007!
The Digital Painters' Contest 2

Thank you, [Jitter] for the awesome graphic!

The Digital Painter's Gallery
A gallery of the entries from the first contest or The Digital Winners to see the past contest winners.

Theme:   Rules:
1.  I don't mind artistic nudity but, I don't want to see any pornographic or ultra-violent peices. I want you to be able to be creative and express yourselves freely. 
2.  All entries must follow the uploading art rules or they will be disqualified. No questions asked.
3.  Each member is allowed two entries.
4.  No art collaborations this time, sorry guys. 
5.  No Photomanipulations for this one. 
6.  Acceptable medium is limited to digital paint programs. This includes programs such as Paint Shop Pro, Corel, Picture it Now, etc. This includes Raster and Vector images.
7.  Art that has previously been entered in more than 1 Elftown Contest or has won a previous Elftown Contest is not allowed.
8.  All entries must be uploaded to Elftown. If you have questions about this, then please message me.

Deadline:  , 2007

Winners will be chosen by a voting poll unless I can recruit some judges.

Place your entries here

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2006-02-19 [Lothuriel]: Oooh, I love that one!!Thanks for entering.

2006-02-19 [Jitter]: YAY! My thing!

2006-02-20 [Jitter]: Well it had to be purple :p ^_^

2006-02-20 [Ocean Soul]: Aww, nice idea.. are vector images allowed? I guess not, eh ;)

2006-02-20 [Lothuriel]: *feels ashamed* I am not sure what that is exactly...

2006-02-20 [Ocean Soul]: Something like this -> <img30*0:stuff/curlsb_big.jpg>

2006-02-20 [Lothuriel]: yeppers

2006-02-20 [Skydancer]: There are two major digital drawing types. Raster, where the idividual pixels are coded so each element has data for the color, transparency, brightness and so on, and vector where the image is calculated by line, angle, fill, and attiributes but not a fixed number of pixels. Vectors are typically the instructions for the image, which is then rendered by the viewing program. Photoshop is a raster program. Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator for instance, are vector programs.

2006-02-20 [Lothuriel]: ahh, thank you [Skydancer]!! *hugs*

2006-02-20 [Skydancer]: Welcome :)  There is one more, but that is ray tracing and much too complicated for me. :) in those you actually describe the scene and the lighting, surfaces and shapes and then the program renders them into solid forms. ACK... Bryce, poser and other modeling programs are like that.

2006-02-20 [Lothuriel]: I have only tried digital painting once, with my transformer up there...he has 64 layers!

2006-02-20 [Jitter]: Nah You also have done that spectacular cake! :D Franzi the drawing rocks!

2006-02-20 [Skydancer]: yep yep.. typically I have a few dozen layers in my photo manipulations. My more traditional style paintings done digitially often have a lot of layers in order to get the same effects as glazing and transparent paints would give with a brush and oils.

2006-02-20 [Ocean Soul]: There... my two entries. I thought I should create one originally forthis contest ^__^

2006-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: Loth.... can we use photoshop? if its not a Photomanipulations? and can it start with a pencil drawing or must it be interior drawn by mouse? or tablet?

2006-02-21 [Lothuriel]: It can be anything done with a computer, as long as it isn't a manipulated photo. What I mean by that is like acutally taking a photo of someone and sticking a tail on them or something...

2006-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: but it can be from a photo if it been change compleatly?

2006-02-21 [Lothuriel]: You mean as a reference...I am sorry, I don't know much about these things...please be patient...*hugs*

2006-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: what if I laod it up and you can say yes or no.. okay?

2006-02-21 [Lothuriel]: Ok, then...sounds good to me.

2006-02-21 [Lothuriel]: Oh, yes...that one is perfect~

2006-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: thx U... ok to find a second!

2006-02-21 [Cia_mar]: oh i have to enter.... can it be a piece from another contest though?

2006-02-21 [Cia_mar]: let me know if this will not was my first time using a digital program too... i liked it.. but it is so expensive!!!

2006-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: ooooh I like!

2006-02-21 [Cia_mar]: thnx! see ya all after lunch!!!

2006-02-21 [Skydancer]: Gimp can do nearly, if not everything PS can do, and it is free, it just takes quite a bit of time to learn the interface. Also, if you are in school, you might very well be able to get an academic version at a good discount.

2006-02-21 [Jitter]: Nice nice! I added one more too! :D

2006-02-21 [Ocean Soul]: Aw, I like that elf of yours, jitter.. she would just need a bit of sleep I guess *scared*

2006-02-21 [Jitter]: Hahah Yeah she began as a SLytherin in a HP fanfic that joined Voldemort :p But she was uber cool

2006-02-21 [Ocean Soul]: I finally read the last book now.. gah.. Rowling is evil :| She's killing all my favourites!

2006-02-21 [Lerune]: Ah, we knew it would happen. We all knew Harry would face Voldy without Dumbledore. ;o) I just fear for Lupin, since he's MY favorite and if he dies off, then I will curse in many languages. Oh...and if Ron doesn't do something important, I will fly to London and bitch slap J.K. -- I cannot handle him being a useless character living in everyone else's shadow. ;_;

2006-02-21 [Skydancer]: Perhaps Ron is the Redhead Wizard's Underccover Department of Magical Male Chippendale's ?

2006-02-21 [Jitter]: Yeah Lupin is my fave after Sirius too.... I fear for him *clings too* And Ronnie's amazing... But Hermy is my alter ego

2006-02-21 [Skydancer]: "Harry, I am your Serious, er Sirius, er... " chuckle..

2006-02-21 [Jitter]: :p

2006-02-21 [Ocean Soul]: Nye... "Serious Black" xD

2006-02-21 [Jitter]: By The way. I think I'll enter my Lupin on The Pencil ARt contest... Never thought of it before!

2006-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: I like the twins.. two redheads are better than one!... but my favorite character is Hagrid! Loves him!

2006-02-21 [Jitter]: I can't stand Hagrid but The whole weasley family is ace! Esp Bill *yummm* Hmmm Now that I think about it if you fuse Ginny and Hermy you get me :p Here goes my femmeslash point! They should be together to get one like me xD

2006-02-21 [Cia_mar]: i tried gimp... butdidn't quite have the patience i think... or maybe i just didn't get how to use it!... but that's ok... i think i can wait for phoshop.... right now it is more important to feed the kids than my desire to do great dig art!!!! lol !

2006-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: *pets* Cia_mar.... feeding kids is expenses... .. send them out with bows and tell them to forage themselfs.. mommy needs art supplies! (joke)

2006-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: and Jitterbug Perfume: I how can you can't stand Hagrid!?! he is so adorable!

2006-02-21 [Cia_mar]: yes i would give them bows but i would be afraid they would stage a coup and start an anarchy rebellion... so arming them is out of the question.

2006-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: oooooh civil war within the household! mommy needs to stay the ruling power!.. till we get them to 18.. than boot them out.. and hopefully we taught them enought that they survive!

2006-02-21 [Cia_mar]: well i have 12 more years... but the count down starts at 4... i have 5 kids ages 14, 13, 12, 9, 8 .... so in 4 years i lose one... and so on....

2006-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: 5 you have your hands full! I have one 5yr old...

2006-02-21 [Cia_mar]: 5 is a good age.... but really after 3 the amount doesn't matter... just get better ear plugs to adjust the noise level!

2006-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: it matters in the amount of gorcery you need to buy... and in tuition... and all the other costs..more clothes shoes boots coats.. games ect!

2006-02-21 [Cia_mar]: well yes that is true... they eat like dragons really....

2006-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: hahahaha... you mean by the mess in their caves?

2006-02-21 [Cia_mar]: no i really mean like in the quanity... 8 lbs of fried potatoes....5-6 larg pancakes each... 3-5 fried eggs each ... and 4-8 pieces of bacon.... and you would think that the yonger ones wouldn't eat that but i have one who can put away at least 4 chicken hind quarters and all the fixing with it!....

2006-02-22 [moira hawthorne]: yah children normally eat more than adults.. which is why ... child meals ... always make me laugh.

2006-02-22 [Cia_mar]: no kidding... and we as parents are like... "hmmm i can get two kids meals for the dame price as the adult meal.... and maybe just maybe they will be full".... we stopped getting kids meals a while ago... and ya know our pizza hut has a family night where kids under 12 eat free... they lose money on us every time!!!!

2006-02-22 [Jitter]: Five children! Yay! I want to have five too! Or more :) Heck let me have as many as dear God wants me to have xD

2006-02-22 [moira hawthorne]: I started too old... my fist was at 36... if I had started at 26.. I may have had more... but Eirikr is doing fine... he gets all of our resourses... and he has lots of friends too

2006-02-22 [Cia_mar]: ah... i cheated i married into 3 of them.. but i started when i was 21....

2006-02-22 [moira hawthorne]: well that is cheating in a way! so you only body built two... easier on your body!.... historical one of the killers of woman was child birthing many many child just worn them out!.. exspeaically if the general health isnt very high...

2006-02-22 [Cia_mar]: well no one really ever thinks they are not mine unless i say something.. so i gues is really isn't bad... and we haf full custody so in all ways but one i am their mom!

2006-02-22 [moira hawthorne]: oh most definately! who ever raises a child is thier parent!

2006-02-22 [moira hawthorne]: what is 9mths to 18 plus years!

2006-02-23 [Jitter]: I plan to start next year at 22 ^_^ But I'd gladly have one now. Like NOW!

2006-02-23 [Ocean Soul]: Really?!

2006-02-23 [Jitter]: Yeah :D

2006-02-23 [moira hawthorne]: very traditional.... to go to the wedding with one started... make prefect sense to... prove you are a fertal match to each other since the main biological purpose of marriage is foe children to be produced

2006-02-23 [Ocean Soul]: I feel like a total child.. far from being married or having children myself.. meh

2006-02-23 [Jitter]: Haha don't worry less than three years ago I didn't even want to get married :p The problem when you have children before marriage is that stupid people think the guy gets you only because you're pregnant <_<

2006-02-23 [Lerune]: I was pregnant with Gabby when Bill and I got married. We were already wanting to anyway, it just sped the process up a bit forus, since we were eager to be with each other and raise a baby. People said we were only getting married for the baby and that we'd never last, but 7 years and two more children later, we're still going strong. ^^

2006-02-23 [Jitter]: ^_^ People are mean. When I and Giannis got together they said that with the distance and all (he lives ~400km away) we wouldn't last. We're more than two years now and planning to marry in summer 2007. We might "accidentally" conceive a baby two-three months earlier :p

2006-02-23 [moira hawthorne]: People are mean. ... they are always the doubting thomases in every crowd! but tho some relationship maybe a bit harder b/c of circumstanes.. they are often the ones that do last! b/c the couple learns to over come the difficulties! and they dont bail out at the first sign of trouble!

2006-02-23 [Jitter]: Yep. There's a friend of mine. She's like a sister to me and ssince before her current guy everyone were A$$holes. And she was sure that me and G would have our first fight in three months. STill haven't fought over anything xD

2006-02-23 [moira hawthorne]: ah but fighting is a skill ... they should teach it in school... so people can fight without it being the end all and destroy marriages and friendship... no one is never gonna argue.. or always agree.. but learning how to disagree and resolve differences is a very important skill

2006-02-23 [Jitter]: well.. Not fight. The skill is conversation

2006-02-23 [moira hawthorne]: most people think is all or nothing... is all... fight is an art... in all its form.. mental physical spirtual... if it is control.. if the fight possesses you than you are out of control and have lost...

2006-02-23 [Jitter]: yeah but it's always better if it's avoided

2006-02-26 [Lothuriel]: oooh, [Yuriona]...*drools* your pics aren't healthy for my keyboard....*drools some more*

2006-02-26 [Skydancer]: Waterproof keyboard

2006-02-26 [Yuriona]: LOL! Sorry about that Loth. Just wait until I finish him. ;)

2006-03-04 [Lothuriel]: hehe....*is excited*

2006-03-04 [Lothuriel]: hehe...thanks [Skydancer]!!

2006-03-08 [moira hawthorne]: Lothuriel: Eirikr likes your transformer!

2006-03-08 [Jitter]: Tell Eirikr I love his hair ^_^ And Loth. your transformer is indeed awesome!

2006-03-08 [moira hawthorne]: he says he is BALD boy... he cut all his hair off!

2006-03-08 [Jitter]: I know! You told me! But his hair remains cool (grows back eventually)

2006-03-08 [moira hawthorne]: he wants to keep cutting!

2006-03-09 [Lothuriel]: LOL...tell Eirikr that I am most honored!

2006-03-09 [moira hawthorne]: ook..=D

2006-03-20 [Jitter]: Changed second entry :)

2006-03-27 [Asrun]: *steals [Ocean Soul]'s Dragonfly* LUBS! :D

2006-03-27 [Ocean Soul]: Omg, thief xD

2006-04-06 [Jitter]: Changed mine AGAIN! O_0

2006-04-12 [Lothuriel]: Where'd yours go Jitter? They were so nice>...

2006-04-12 [Jitter]: You don't like these? :( ;_; I will change them back then

2006-05-14 [moira hawthorne]: ooooh [Mom] that is beautiful

2006-05-14 [Mom]: From you [moira hawthorne] I take that as a great compliment...thank you.

2006-05-14 [moira hawthorne]: *blush* ... im still learning this stuff... I need a tablet so I can learn open canvas...

2006-05-16 [Mom]: I just got my tablet...I know I don't use it the way it was designed. I just use it instead of the mouse.It's like inking...I still ink by hand not by any program even though I should.=\

2006-05-16 [moira hawthorne]: *squirm* still waiting...

2006-07-06 [Lothuriel]: Hopefully, I can get the poll up this weekend. I have had some personal problems these last few weeks and haven't had the chance to put up the poll or announce the judged winners. 

2006-07-06 [Jitter]: No rush honey! We're not going anywhere ^_^

2006-07-25 [sweetgirl121212]: wow these are amazing

2006-07-25 [Cia_mar]: now i wish i could have had done my portraits sooner... and had gimp sooner... too bad ....

2006-09-28 [Lothuriel]: Hey, [nunt] would you mind uploading your other pic to Elftown? It isn't showing up here for some of us here and the Poll for this contest as well. I just want you to have a fair chance to win. Also, given the situation, if you can do this within the next few days, I will extend the voting for another weeek to give you a fair chance.

2006-10-12 [Ocean Soul]: ^__^ congrats [Mom] and.. yay, go me xD

2006-10-12 [Lothuriel]: hehe...

2006-10-13 [moira hawthorne]: Wais Hail! congrats to the winners [Mom], [Ocean Soul], [Ocean Soul] !!!

2006-10-13 [Mom]: Thank you...=}
I am so happy she won. She has to be one of my favorite pictures.Besides I only have about 60 hours invested in it.=\

2006-10-13 [Lothuriel]: Holy Crap!!!

2006-10-13 [moira hawthorne]: wehat?

2006-10-13 [Lothuriel]: 60 hours!! I don't think I'd have that much aptience!

2006-10-13 [moira hawthorne]: oh I take that long on some of mine...most of mine or at least a weeks work

2006-10-13 [Ocean Soul]: 60 hours is madness! And a week is madness as well :P
Mine never take that long.. a few hours, yes. The longest was 10 hours I think, but that was only once. Those I entered here took maybe something between 3 and 5 hours each.

2006-10-13 [Mom]: <img100*0:><img100*0:>
That's why it was 60 hours...I had to it perfect for [Rennie]. She's gorgeous.

2006-10-13 [Lothuriel]: There is so much detail! It looks just like her!

2006-10-13 [Ocean Soul]: Mh.. I actually don't really see why :P

2006-10-13 [moira hawthorne]: I totally understand the level of effort to do that! I think you diod an amazing job.. (why I voted for you)

2006-10-13 [Lothuriel]: Well, [Ocean Soul] if [Mom] is like me...I take my time to make sure every little detail is perfect. I usually go back over my pics 100 times before I am satisfied...I just recently spent 22 hours on a pen and ink drawing that I ended up trashing!

2006-10-13 [Ocean Soul]: Yea, I'm sorry.
I've always been some sort of a rushed person, so I generally don't understand how you spend so much time on one piece.. the patience alone.. gah, wouldn't have it myself ;)

2006-10-13 [moira hawthorne]: this took me over a week... the laundry nearly declared itself a sovereign state!

2006-10-14 [Mom]: Oh boy...a new one. I better get busy.=\

2006-10-14 [moira hawthorne]: thats not for this contest tho... even tho it was done interiorly digitally... its already in a contests.. the new kissing contest and a boy love contest...

2006-10-15 [Lothuriel]: Those are awesome [Jitter]!! I especially love the first one!!

2006-10-15 [Jitter]: Thanks :) I made them quite recently ^^ I've got some newer but I love those two :) <- I love this too (being my wow char and all but those^ have better technique ;>) And it's my RP char in general so not much fanart eh? :)

2006-10-15 [Lothuriel]: No, I would say characters from WoW, DDO, and table top RPG's would be considered fan art...However they would fit much more nicely in Show Us Your Character!...hint-hint....hehe...

2006-10-15 [Jitter]: Ohhh :)

I know chars from WoW are fanart but Cass isn't just a wow char :) she existed long ago :) And she just attatched nicely into WoW-verse :)

2006-10-17 [Perplexity]: Awesome job, Jitterbug! Really nice work!

2006-10-17 [dayah]: What is there another contest?

2006-10-17 [Perplexity]: Umm... yes *points above* deadline Jan 1, 2007. =)

2006-10-17 [dayah]: oh god...I can't read...tooth pain is affecting my brain.

2006-10-17 [moira hawthorne]: Aodh: drink girl...

2006-10-17 [dayah]: think I am going to pass out cus of that damn pain killer.

2006-10-17 [moira hawthorne]: well thats one way... I was there before...

2006-10-18 [Jitter]: Thanks Perplexity :)

2006-10-19 [Lothuriel]: Awesome [Cia_mar]!! I would like to see some Firefly art! That would be cool!

2006-10-19 [Cia_mar]: Thanks Loth... i am unfamiliar with firefly.. what is that?

2006-10-19 [Lothuriel]: *GASP*

2006-10-19 [Cia_mar]: ah... i have not seen proper TV in about 8 years... we do not have cable and there is no reception here with the antena

2006-10-19 [Lothuriel]: I know the feeling. I went without tv for about 5 years then had two years of addiction then back to nothing. LOL...I have had satellite for a few months now and hardly watch it..

2006-10-19 [Cia_mar]: lol... dvd is a great invention a nd there are no comertials so that is how we get out boob tube entertainment

2006-10-20 [Perplexity]: I haven't had TV in a few years, too, Cia - BUT THAT IS NO EXCUSE FOR NOT SEEING THE GENIUS THAT IS FIREFLY!!!! *shakes Cia violently* You must go rent it. NOW. NOW!

2006-10-20 [Perplexity]: Firefly fan art is a wonderful idea. =B

2006-10-20 [Cia_mar]: *wobbles dizzily* lol... we shall see...

2006-11-10 [dayah]: Hope that works....:)

2006-11-10 [moira hawthorne]: oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i love her! speacially the hair!

2006-11-10 [dayah]: thanks....:) I reall like her too..:)

2006-11-29 [Elisha Kelly]: quick ques can you draw scan then ink colour on puter or has it to be done comlpetely in digital?

2006-11-30 [Lothuriel]: As long as it is painted digitally it can be entered so, I suppose the answer is nope, it doesn't have to be drawn digitally as well.

2006-11-30 [Elisha Kelly]: kewl thanks :)

2006-12-10 [moira hawthorne]: [Cloudwatcher] hahahahahahahah those are both funny as! very cool

2006-12-11 [Cloudwatcher]: ^_^

2006-12-11 [Jitter]: Hmm they're great but what are they fan art of?

2006-12-11 [Cloudwatcher]: ooooo i forgot....nothing...guess i should take em down huh?

2006-12-15 [Jitter]: Well the theme is fanart :)

2006-12-19 [Forever Equine]: Umm, is it possible to post a drawing/painting of something that isn't necessarily a character? Such as, I'm a fan of horses, therefore drawing them would be considered fanart? Lol! You know you love me Loth.;) If not that's cool too.=) I just had to ask.=)

2006-12-19 [Forever Equine]: Oops, nevermind.:XD: Winners already chosen, lol!

2006-12-19 [dayah]: winners chosen? no they havent...that was from the last got till january 1st for this one.

2006-12-20 [Forever Equine]: *blush* I see now. *buries head*

2006-12-20 [dayah]: its alright....I can see how you would have thought that though...*hugs*

2006-12-20 [Forever Equine]: Nah, I'm just an idiot, lol! I always seem to open my mouth before I thoroughly investigate the page. Think I better start looking more closely.XD *hugs*

2006-12-21 [Sungmina]: Maybe pick a horse from your favorite horse novel or film =)

2006-12-21 [dayah]: ooh spirit of cimmerion..I love that movie...:P heheh
or the Black Stallion...hummmmm sigh sorry just throwing out my faves:P

2006-12-21 [dayah]: oooh very pretty sungmina

2006-12-21 [Sungmina]: aww, thank you very much [dayah] =)

2006-12-21 [dayah]: very welcome...:D

2006-12-21 [Sungmina]: See! There are plenty of famous equine characters to choose from! I loved spirit lol! And I used to read a lot of horse novels when I was younger that I really liked... one with an Arabian... I forget I'll have to look it up haha!

2006-12-21 [dayah]: thats all I read when I was younger...I didn't like most other books at the time...I read black beauty, the black stalion, fury, the crocked book still my fave, and another I can't rember the name of...but lots of them.

2006-12-22 [Forever Equine]: I really liked spirit too, just not my style of work, lol! I see what you mean though and I'll try to hop right on it now that my commissions are out of the way.=)

2006-12-22 [dayah]: kool...glad to help....:D

2006-12-23 [Sungmina]: King of the Wind! LoL that was one of my favorite books when I was younger, have you heard of it?

2006-12-23 [dayah]: yeah I think thats the one I was thinking about...I couldn't remember the name...but it was a fantastic book.

2006-12-23 [Forever Equine]: Yup, I've read it and most of the Black Stallion books by walter farley.=)

2006-12-23 [dayah]: yeah...the teaches got upset with me cus all I would read was horse books....

2006-12-23 [Forever Equine]: Hehe ditto!

2006-12-24 [iippo]: Is there any unspoken rule about reference pictures? Is it ok to use reference?

2006-12-24 [dayah]: I hope so cus the one I am putting up was from a ref...if its not okay then I will take it down later.

2006-12-24 [dayah]: I may try and fix her later...but thats her for right now.

2006-12-31 [moira hawthorne]: [Rennie] and [Dint] those are awesome

2007-01-03 [Rennie]: thanka thanka :D

2007-01-03 [Rennie]: Out of curiousity, since the deadline is passed, when will the poll go up, etc?

2007-01-03 [dayah]: I am sure once loth gets back online...shes hasn't been her much lately, I think due to computer or internet problesms

2007-01-04 [Jitter]: I changed mine AGAIn xD

2007-01-10 [Sungmina]: [Jitter] is your second piece just an edit of a screenshot? It looks *very* similar to a wow screenshot in most areas, if not I am very sorry, and great work!

2007-01-11 [Jitter]: No it's not :) Thank you :) (I have the PSD file) (I actually was viewing a Shadowfang keep screenshot but everything is drawn by me)

2007-02-19 [nathie]: is the digital painters contest 2 open to submit something? :)

2007-02-19 [iippo]: o.O You just missed it, the poll for contest 2 is up.

2007-02-19 [nathie]: okies. :)

2007-02-19 [Lothuriel]: Part 3 will be up within the next few days! I would love to see your work in one of my contests!!

2007-02-19 [dayah]: awe... you missed this on nathan, how sad. Would have loved to seen what you had...hope you will enter the next :D

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