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2007-03-20 [Hedda]: "If you by chance drew a trunk dragon last year"
Eh?!? Are you kidding me?
2007-03-20 [Stephen]: Well, it's not likely, but I've seen some people draw some interesting things.
2007-03-20 [Stephen]: Haha! I love the addition! LOL!
2007-03-20 [Stephen]: I don't know about a deadline, either..
2007-03-20 [Linderel]: Give 'em a month, two tops.
2007-03-21 [Paul Doyle]: You might want to mention something about discouraging flying elephants, in case someone gets the brilliant idea of Photoshopping wings and trunk-fire on pachyderms?
2007-03-21 [Hedda]: No, we don't want to mention that.
2007-03-22 [Stephen]: A fire breathing, flying elephant... that would be interesting. :p
2007-03-27 [Stephen]: Done, thanks! :)
2007-03-27 [Sunrose]: Thanks :)
2007-03-31 [Daisy_Sandybanks]: Would this be an acceptable entry, or would it break rule # 2?
2007-03-31 [Sunrose]: If you think you can do better, then you should of course!
But I think it is admissible :)
2007-03-31 [Daisy_Sandybanks]: I could do a bit better, and I do have until May 12th ;)
2007-03-31 [Sunrose]: I'd love to see more work :D
Aye, the deadline still allows for quite a bit of time ^^
2007-03-31 [Paul Doyle]: I have a plan already, but between finishing my own unfinished stuff from 2005/2006, taxes, real-life stuff and the rest, I've got my fingers crossed.
2007-04-04 [Stephen]: Well, we hope to see an entry. :D
2007-04-04 [TwiztidYoshi03]: I love this competition... So creative...
Only if I could draw good, I would try this...
Maybe next time :D
But good luck to everyone doing this... ^___^
2007-04-08 [MisLuck]: Just out of curiosity; is it allowed to do two entries which are the same picture but with different methods? Eg. Drawing and a claywork?
2007-04-08 [Sunrose]: According to the rules all mediums but annoying gifs are allowed and you can submit two entries, so it seems it is allowed :)
2007-04-13 [Paul Doyle]: I had a blah night at work, and couldn't be bothered with working on half-finished pics. So I came with a preliminary sketch idea for this contest. Anyway, this idea has a twist: in addition to being expressly made for this contest, it's also a fan-art, of sorts, for the old, immortal Mystery Science Theatre 3000 show that I love. The characters of the show (Joel/Mike and the 'Bots, Crow and Tom Servo) will be silhouetted against the "movie screen", which will feature the silly shenanigans of Trunky the Dragon (also starring Pauly the Anthro-Dragon and a few other assorted dragonish types). In a takeoff of one of the best MST3K shows, "Pod People" (a 1980s Spanish ripoff of "E.T," retitled and dubbed in English) Joel and the 'Bots will be saying, "Trunky, you can do stupid things!" (A takeoff of "Trumpy, you can do stupid things!" which in turn is a takeoff of "Trumpy, you can do magic things!") You'll have to see the episode to fully know what I'm talking about.
Anyway . . . is a little bit of fan-referencin
2007-04-13 [Paul Doyle]: Link, if this is more convenient. http://elftown
This is what the typical "MST3K" silhouetted movie screen looks like (and yes, that's Trumpy from "Pod People" xD)
2007-04-13 [Stephen]: Well, I think it's OK, it fits the theme and it doesn't break any rules, it's not copyright or anything.
2007-04-16 [Paul Doyle]: Quick question---who do I credit for the Trunk Dragon idea? Now that I am definitely entering the contest using the previously mentioned sketch idea, I want to give [Hedda] or whomever else the proper credit on my pic. http://elftown
2007-04-16 [Paul Doyle]: Thanks :)
2007-04-27 [Nadie importante]: hey can someone help me a moment with photoshop?!
the colour is on a grayscale slider and it doesnt let me change it into another slider and i cant paint my dragon trunk!:'( somebody pls tell me what to do
2007-04-27 [SilverFire]: Have you tried opening a new canvas of the same size, and dragging the picture onto the new canvas?
2007-04-27 [Nadie importante]: uhm...im really knew in photoshop so i have on idea..but here you can see the problem:)
2007-04-27 [Nadie importante]: [SilverFire] I did what you told me and now it works, however i wish i could just fix the problem because on the original one is where i have all the layers and stuff... but if itsnot possible thanks anyway! at least u gave me an alternative:)!
2007-04-28 [SilverFire]: YOu should be able to drag all the layers across; but I think the problem is to do with how you scan the picture in - if you tell it to do a black & white scan, it'll set the canvas type to greyscale. Could be wrong, though. :3
2007-04-28 [Nadie importante]: yeah i was actually able to copy paste the layers, but i scanned normaly...but oh well, the entry is finished^^ with colour:P
2007-05-01 [SlightlySpiked]: ive never heard of a trunk dragon. can sum1 ummm......help me out?
2007-05-01 [SilverFire]: There's a definition at the top of the page, " A trunk dragon is much like a normal dragon, but it has a trunk (like an elephant) that it breathes fire from. Though they cannot breath as much fire as their cousins, the trunk dragons can breathe a much more concentrated stream of fire that allows them to precisely aim the fire exactly where it hurts"
2007-05-01 [Yncke]: I don't think there's anything to help out about. It's a dragon with a trunk to breathe fire through, everything else about a trunk dragon is up to you and your imagination. ;)
2007-05-01 [SlightlySpiked]: i feel ignorant now. this is just tha first time ive heard of a trunk dragon.
2007-05-01 [Stephen]: Well, that's because Hedda and I (mainly Hedda) made it up. =p
2007-05-01 [SlightlySpiked]: oh, ok.lol
2007-05-11 [grayghost]: this might sound like a really stupid question but here it goes. What is a Trunk Dragon??
2007-05-11 [Linderel]: Quoted directly from the top of the page: "A trunk dragon is much like a normal dragon, but it has a trunk (like an elephant) that it breathes fire from."
2007-05-11 [Paul Doyle]: Quick question: is deadline 12 May 2007, at 0000 hrs ET time, or 12 May 2007 at 2359 hrs, ET time? If the case of #2, it'll be done. In the case of #1, ouch o__O
2007-05-11 [Sunrose]: It is always at the end of the day, I don't understand why you're asking this again.
2007-05-11 [Paul Doyle]: Thanks. I sincerely apologize.
2007-05-13 [Paul Doyle]: Reason being: in the past, some contests were closed based on the host's local time zone, and not ET's. One Herald-related contest closed at 12:01 AM, in the timezone of eastern Australia (which is UTC +10). Where I live, in northeast USA (UTC-4), is a very significant time zone difference! I couldn't finish my pic for that particular contest, because I was assuming the contest was going by ET time. So, you can see my question wasn't entirely unfounded . . . thankfully, using ET time has standardized everything. :)
2007-05-13 [Sunrose]: It was unfounded to me, because you asked me this question on an official Council-contes
Mind that the Council does not have a specific relation to the Herald, it does not control their contests.
2007-06-11 [Artsieladie]: First, I want to thank the Council for selecting my piece to be among those featured in the Mainstreet poll, as well, it being their choice. (Thank you [Sunrose] for adding this mention of on Mainstreet! :D) I want to thank all those that voted for my art piece in the poll. To be quite honest & b/c I'm a realistic artist, I have been seriously contemplating that my art doesn't really fit here on Elftown, b/c this is a community of fantasy & science fiction, not that I don't love it here for heaven knows I do. However, I must say, the citizens of & the Council of Elftown have forced me to rethink my thinking. This contest was going to be my last that I was going to enter. It's almost as though everyone knew what I was thinking. So, w/o dragging this comment out too much, I again say, a deep & heartfelt thank you to all! God Bless & *gigantic huggles*
2007-06-20 [SlightlySpiked]: 0_o