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Elfwood Selections

One of the Top Three Wiki-Pages in the Wiki Awards! for the months of September/October/November


This wiki is about showing art and writing in Anyone is free to make a feature. I [iippo], won't be making any more features here, (for my next stage you can join me in Selections), but if you want to make a feature, be my guest :)


-No featuring mod's choices. They get enough attention as it is. Also featuring an artist/writer who has plenty of mod's choices and is generally a very well-knows Wooder is not very nice. This is more about the unknown treasures in the Woods.
-No featuring anything that is part of a tour. Again, they get plenty of attention as it is.
-No featuring your own work. This wiki is for honouring others, not yourself, you selfish tit. And no, don't ask your friends to feature your work either. The wiki's point is also to get us Townspeople off the streets and into the Woods, wandering and searching for things.
-What you feature doesn't have to be the best thing ever in technique, since this is not a race or a contest. If a piece caught your eye because of the philosophical theme that touched your inner self in a way that nothing else ever has - even thought it's just a pencil sketch - you can feature it.


About the feature
-No sloppyness. Good spelling and grammar are important, as well as content: you have to discuss the piece, the why it is here and what you think of it. Both ups and downs, every piece has positive and negative sides. Write at least 10 sentences.
-It is recommended that you comment on the piece in Elfwood, telling the artist the same things you'll tell us here. You can also mention that you'll do a feature here.


The current feature

25th May, 2011


About this feature:
I randomed across this picture and immediately delighted in its light mood and sweet spirit. It brings back vividly childhood summer memories of similar encounters with the fascinating creatures that we share the world with. So while the artistic execution isn't professional quality (mainly in terms of colour and background shading; her line quality and composition on the other hand leave you needing nothing more), I would argue that it doesn't have to be. Give me a drawing that actually has feeling and mood over Photoshop mastery any day. And that's why I give it now on to you :)

Featurer: [iippo]


Past Features in past page versions:
-The Elfwood Selections 77 - 30th April, 2011: Mette Krangnes
-The Elfwood Selections 76 - 23rd February, 2008: Elizabeth Young
-The Elfwood Selections 73 - 1st February, 2008: Victoria 'Desdemonia' Harris.
-The Elfwood Selections 69 - 25th January, 2008: Jay Javier
-The Elfwood Selections 68 - 14th December, 2007: Elizabeth 'Lizard' Bailey.
-The Elfwood Selections 66 - 12th October, 2007: April S. K. Parks.
-The Elfwood Selections 65 - 30th September, 2007: Mitchell Kutney.
-The Elfwood Selections 64 - 21st September 2007: Erin 'EireWolf' Metcalf.
-The Elfwood Selections 63 - 14th September 2007: Aaron Valdez.
-The Elfwood Selections 62 - 7th September 2007: Michelle L. Gerst.
-The Elfwood Selections 60 - 24th August 2007: Petra Nygren.
-The Elfwood Selections 58 - 17th August 2007: Sherry LeAnn Andreason.
-The Elfwood Selections 56 - 10th August 2007: Steven S. King
-The Elfwood Selections 55 - 4th August 2007: Molly J. Towne
-The Elfwood Selections 53 - 27th July 2007: Marina Siu-Chong
-The Elfwood Selections 50 - 17th February 2007: ?
-The Elfwood Selections 49 - 9th February 2007: Derek C. Sotak.
-The Elfwood Selections 48 - 4th February 2007: Klara Luise Maxeiner.
-The Elfwood Selections 46 - 12th January 2007: Rose A. 'Po' Campbell.
-The Elfwood Selections 44 - 6th January 2007: Emily 'Tally Bean' Tremlett.
-The Elfwood Selections 39 - 29th December, 2006: Safraz A. Sattaur.
-The Elfwood Selections 38 - 25th December, 2006: Kory Bingaman.
-The Elfwood Selections 35 - 8th December, 2006: Collette J. Ellis.
-The Elfwood Selections 34 - 11th November, 2006: Tabatha Kate Warner.
-The Elfwood Selections 32 - 29th October, 2006: Lori 'Lolli' Thomas.
-The Elfwood Selections 31 - 20th October, 2006: Jayde Hilliard.
-The Elfwood Selections 27 - 11th October, 2006: Laura Truxillo.
-The Elfwood Selections 23 - 4th October, 2006: Jason P. Robicheaux.
-The Elfwood Selections 21 - 27th September, 2006: Rose Meloche.
-The Elfwood Selections 17 - 13th September, 2006: Maria Sjöstrand.
-The Elfwood Selections 16 - 5th September, 2006: brigitta ter wiel.


If you would like to participate, message [iippo] with the feature you have prepared (preferaby in a wiki or some other format where I can easily copy-paste code), please follow format of the page here to make my life easier.


Dividers by [eyes of frost] in Elftown Graphics. Many thanks.

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2007-01-05 [SilverFire]: Quoth Vel in the forums: 'Well, the rating drop-down menu reads:
General audience (no violence or sex)
Young (a little more normal)
Teen (people with wounds, but no nudity per say)
Mature (nudity, extremely violent, mature issues)'

2007-01-05 [shotokan_gal]: Ah, got to it eventually. That's still only 4 levels though, 0-4 (as described on the front page) is five numbers.

2007-01-05 [SilverFire]: 0 - cute fluffy bunnies. :P

2007-01-06 [iippo]: I think it's from 1-4, 1 being general and 2 and above gots hidden. The ratings have always been, I think, but only recently it got the filter-things.

2007-01-06 [Linderel]: Yikes. I think you'd find me very unprofessional, too, with the things I say about my stuff. :P

2007-01-07 [iippo]: It's just the "this isn't good, the problem with this image is there and I know it and won't try to fix it or learn from it, now tell me it's good" -attitude. It makes me think "then why am I wasting my time looking at it?" >.< Everybody does the best they can at the time with a picture. Sure, you can go back to an old picture afterwards and say "I learned from the mistakes in this picture"... Meh. It happens so often, especially in contests here in ET. "Here's my entry, it's no good but I'll enter." >.< A pet peeve.

2007-01-07 [SilverFire]: But the artist doesn't ask anyone to tell them it's good - and they acknowledge it's old - maybe they have learnt from it, and not all artists really want to fix old pictures. In contests, yes, it's annoying, 'this is so shit' - if you think it's shit, why enter it? But I really don't see that with this picture. :S

2007-01-07 [Linderel]: For me, my current level is pretty developed. xD But I still tend to say that it's not that good, because, well, compared to so many other people here, it really isn't. xD I'm learning as I go, though, and some days I don't even think it's that bad. :3

2007-01-07 [iippo]: The artist says "reserve judgement", and "don't look at the hands they are dire" - when in fact the hands are fine. They might be better, but that's not what the artist is saying (otherwise it could say "this and that could be different about the hands" or something like that). And "*shame*", grr. I dunno, maybe I've spent too much time in Professional Practice lectures, but this stuff irks me. No one is going to speak for the artist or his work unless he does it himself, and there are so many practitioners these days that anyone thinking "I'm not good enough" is going to get trampled - talent doesn't matter in it, only attitude. And I hate seeing an artist being kicked down, especially one who has a lot of talent, just because they were being "modest".
And Lin! What on Earth, you can't compare artists! And especially compare yourself to others! :O You can compare pieces of work (if they are in a contest or such), but never artists or their technique like that! :O Everyone's on their own in this stuff. Now you repeat after me: "Even though I have room to improve, I'm the best I can be at this particular time and place."
*gets over shock*

2007-01-07 [Linderel]: I can't? <_< Okay then. :P *repeats*
Even though I have room to improve, I'm the best I can be at this particular time and place.

2007-01-07 [SilverFire]: *shrugs* I suppose I'm just very used to typical English-style modesty.

2007-01-07 [iippo]: That might be why they shove it at us so much in uni.

2007-01-10 [smakeupfx]: *compares [iippo] with DaVinci.... but by height*  hehe

2007-01-11 [iippo]: *is taller* Yay! Oh, wait, yeah, that's because he lived way back when people were midgets. :/

2007-01-12 [iippo]: -_- EW down. Did anybody happen to prepare a feature that has the image URL (since EWancient isn't down) all picked out and such? (My reserves are just links to the galleries >.<)

2007-01-12 [Linderel]: If no one else has anything, I could try to get one done today. :3

2007-01-12 [iippo]: Excellent! Linderel to the rescue! And feel free to just edit the page, my evening-time net access has diminished.

2007-02-02 [iippo]: Can't believe I'm lagging with this again. -_- So sorry. Feel free to feature things, people!

2007-02-04 [Linderel]: Lockhart. xD *moan* I don't particularly fangirl anyone from those books... well, except pairings, but that's another thing altogether.

2007-02-04 [iippo]: There are so many ways to interpret "moan"... Well, at least two, so I'll just go for the gutterminded one and fix my feature into "absolutely nobody's except [Linderel]'s crush" :P

2007-02-04 [Linderel]: Don't you dare. *whacks with pillow*

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