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Hello guys! The Ebook version of CyberSteel is finally done!
It will cost $6.99 until the end of the month, Christmas sales you know!, then it will cost 2USD more.

Check it out here:
gumroad.com/l/gfBnf


...Basically to keep my dA gallery clear from +18 Yaoi.

You can still find the whole comic here: 
cybersteel.smackjeeves.com/com…

CyberSteel Farewell + CS first yaoi comic are on Tumblr (+18):
cybersteelcomic.tumblr.com/

I also have a NOT SAFE FOR WORK blog.
To know the link please ask me via note, since I can't share it here.




*w* Yaaay!
All CyberSteel books are on their way to reach you just before Christmas.
Thank you from the bottom of our heart! :heart:
You guys keep us going!!
:iconthiefmarine: & :iconelephantwendigo:

This evening I'm gonna submit 2015 calendar as well.
I'm being busy with organizing artbooks and projects, and scriptwriting. 
So yeah, new comics are on their way!!

I'll keep you updated on here and on my Facebook page, as always.



Wendigo's Epic GIVE-AWAY!

Tue Nov 11, 2014, 1:37 PM
For FB users only, but I wanted to tell you anyway in case you have a profile there. :)
www.facebook.com/ElephantWendi…

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
  •  LIKE the post then SHARE IT
  • Number of LIKES of the post will determine the amount of prizes you will receive
  • Number of SHARES of this post will make you elegible as winner
  •  You can also like and share the post with all your FB pages. 
  • Liking or sharing with different FB pages will count as a different user, so go for it!

YOU SHOULD SHARE IT PUBLICLY and directly from my page, otherwise I can't check if you shared it or not. :°(

PRIZES (all from Wendigo's art): 

  •  100 Likes - 1 signed print A3 (of your choice between the ones available)
  • 500 - 2 prints A3
  • 1000 - 3 prints A3
  • 1500 - 3 prints A3 + postcard
  •  2000 - 3 prints A3 + postcard + 1 set of pins (2)
  • 5000 - 3 prints A3 + postcard + 1 set of pins (2) + a little Thank you traditional doodle! by Wendigo
  • 10000 - 2 winners instead of one!
  • 15000 - 3 winners! WOW!
  • 30000 - 3 winners will get all the stuff above + a BUST DIGITAL PAINTING REQUEST!

DEADLINE:
14 Dec 2014 at 00:00 (GMT +1)


 SHIPPING WORLDWIDE IS INCLUDED!
 WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED WITH RANDOM.ORG

Good luck everybody! :dummy:

Last week for preordering CyberSteel!

Tue Oct 14, 2014, 2:32 AM
Hi everybody! 
This is the last week for preording CyberSteel + Extras! Hurry up, because it won't be printed again!
Anyway, in case you can't afford a printed copy, we will sell an E-book after the shipping is done. 

PLUS everyone who bought a copy with extras will receive the whole set of 4 pins, instead of one.


CYBERSTEEL - FAREWELL


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PROOF SHEET + PINS (Sorry for the bad quality of my phone at night ^^') 
10676112 557636404382593 3828981358666269482 N by ElephantWendigo 10413430 557636427715924 1069355232724647244 N by ElephantWendigo 
10462490 557636507715916 8453467256284915124 N by ElephantWendigo 10441050 557636594382574 35464144280735258 N by ElephantWendigo 
1010372 10204363728006228 7970929079448230065 N by ElephantWendigo

CyberSteel - Farewell is a Yaoi comic (+18) made byElephantWendigo  & Thiefmarine and it’s now available for preoder!

The English in this book as been corrected by 6 beta-readers!

▪ Book costs 13$ or 19$ with extras (plus shipping)

▪ Extras includes: 1 Signed postcard, 1 sticker, 4 of 4 exclusive matte pins of CyberSteel’s main characters

▪ Size: 16,5x24cm 

▪ Pages: 60 

▪ Language: English OR Italian

▪ Shipping service: Priority or Registered

Contains:

▪ A Boys Love comic in Black and White plus 7 colored pages 

▪ 4 illustrations from Guest Artists (Akira Atsushi aKiRa-666 , Laovaan Eeren  and rynisyou) and illustrations from ElephantWendigo


AVAILABLE ON STORENVY until November 3rd 2014!
The orders will be shipped after 15th November 2014.

» PREODER IT HERE «

» PREORDER VERSION WITH EXTRAS HERE «

How to select language:

Itaeng By Elephantwendigo-d81qwwz by ElephantWendigo

How to select ‘REGISTERED mail’ as shipping method:
Cursore Collezioni By Elephantwendigo-d81qwwl by ElephantWendigo


OUTWARDS


Tumblr Ndciypds181sr7aeho1 1280 by ElephantWendigo

Final Cover Art for Outwards by ElephantWendigo 

Outwards is now open for pre-ordering:

First 100 orders will receive a unique signed postcard from me!
yaoi-revolution.myshopify.com/…


Sample pages
tumblr nd7jx6EQmF1sr7aeho2 500 by ElephantWendigo tumblr nd7jx6EQmF1sr7aeho3 1280 by ElephantWendigo 
tumblr nd7jx6EQmF1sr7aeho4 1280 by ElephantWendigo
Description:
In a dry inhospitable future world, the privileged live in big cities while the outsiders are forced to fight for a piece of bread in the desert. Mark Koch, a weapons builder and trafficker lives on the outside in a place known as The Colony within the rusty hull of a buried aircraft carrier. Tough and arrogant, he enjoys his position and free ways with the Colony women until one day he comes upon a stranger collapsed in the sand (Stefan). He takes this young man into the infirmary where he notices a striking tattoo on his cheek – a tribal design that marks this mysterious wanderer as a murderous renegade.

(16,5 X 24 cm - Color matte finish cover, 40 pages greyscale - 18+ content, manga)

Books will begin shipping first week of November!




Ask.fm

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 8:11 AM
Since I'm not so active on Tumblr lately I reopened my old Ask.fm
So please use it if you have questions. Thanks!
I'll reply in English and Italian. :3

Dream in Color Artbook Preoders Open!

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 1:44 AM
Hello guys!
Dream in Color charity Artbook is now available for sale!

Specs:
The Dream in Color charity art book is a non-profit project featuring over 70 artists all over the world from countries such as Malaysia, Australia, Poland, France, Germany, Finland, Mexico, Hungary, USA, Canada, Japan, Russia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Chile, Sweden, New Zealand, Thailand, Spain, Ukraine, Netherlands, Singapore, and etc...! The list continues on and on.  (And Italy, YAY! )

The book contains over 80+ fully colored pages with gorgeous artworks all relating to the central theme, "Dreams". All profits are donated to the Dreams Come True Charity whose goal is to to bring joy to seriously and terminally ill children along with other young people who lives in suffering to make their dreams come true. Help us in granting these children their wishes! Donation packages are avaliable as well.


***PREORDER NOW TO RECEIVE FREE ADDITIONAL ITEMS!!***

Blue Square Bullet  U.S. Letter (8.5" x 11") 
Blue Square Bullet Perfect bound
Blue Square Bullet  80+ FULL COLOR pages
Blue Square Bullet  Featuring 70+ artists from around the globe
Blue Square Bullet  $40 USD
Blue Square Bullet 1 additional poster *PREORDERS ONLY*
Blue Square Bullet  1 additional bookmark *PREORDERS ONLY*


Donation packages are also up for preorders (no bonuses for these), they come with special limited edition posters and transparent bookmarks! 
Monochrome Donation Package ($5) 
Silver Square Bullet   A feature 
(To know what 'feature' means check out our storenvy FAQ)

Colorful Donation Package ($10) 
Yellow Square Bullet  1 poster
Yellow Square Bullet   2 transparent bookmarks
Yellow Square Bullet   A feature

Rainbow Donation Package ($20) 
Red Square Bullet  2 posters
Red Square Bullet All 5 transparent bookmarks
Red Square Bullet  A feature


Preorders end November 21st, after that normal orders will open. The books and items will be shipped out shortly afterwards. 
Only Paypal is accepted. 
For any questions regarding shipping, payment methods, refunds or the special limited edition items, visit the FAQ.

Preview of my work for the book. :)
Dream of Love - Dream in Color Book PREODER OPEN! by ElephantWendigo

Artists involved in the Project:
:iconerebun::iconedenfox::iconr-ena::iconmiyukiko::iconkyoukaraa::iconhachiyuki::iconyennineii::iconvanrah::iconmilyknight::icon69xuxu69::iconathena-chan::iconcarlinette::iconsqu-chan::iconcherriuki::iconkokotensho::iconsaiyagina::iconoceantann::iconsynpai::iconluleiya::icontsunyandere::iconlittle-miss-boxie::iconkawacy::iconhetiru::icon89pixels::iconhakumo::iconneire-x::iconbrandyrosa::iconjudahl::iconcindiq::iconkumashige::iconkahookashii::iconj-b0x::iconflafly::icon210793::iconlaverinne::iconhitsukuya::iconnobu-hazel::iconkeerou::iconeaphonia::iconelephantwendigo::iconyuuza::iconmmmaoh::icononedayfour::iconenduro::iconzearyu::iconuiri::iconnati::iconkururu-pon::iconisakysaku::icontatouji::iconsaifongjunfan::iconlolisoup::iconyamio::iconblizz-mii::iconsyntetyc::iconmeago::iconcaring201::iconsangcoon::iconmurasaki-hoshi::iconakinohara::iconpeachmaiden::iconkristenplescow::iconneobirdy::icon253421::iconparororo::iconevilqueenie::iconkatarinea::icongenzoman::iconemperpep::iconzilleniose::iconarlequinne::iconlishtar::iconbea-gonzalez::iconlo-wah::iconkutty-sark::iconzolaida::iconpcmaniac88::iconmistiqarts::iconcintychikooo::iconthedurrrrian::iconero-pinku::iconsemcool::iconblue-kingdom::iconnilanandita:


Coloraptus Project Artbook

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 5:08 AM
_PREORDER:ColoraptusArtbook_ by SerLuxfero

Hello guys!
I want to let you know I participated in this artbook with one illustration.
It's a charity artbook and all the profits will go to an Italian association 
that fights against leukemia (Onlus Matteo Fontana, dedicated to a guy passed away due to leukemia on 13 March 2013, www.zaietonlus.org/ )


OFFICIAL RELEASE: 30 OCTOBER-2 NOVEMBER 2014

Content:  38 exclusive illustrations! 
Size: A4, soft cover 
Price: 12€ (preorder special price only!) + shipping 

SHIPPING FEES:
Italy: 1,5€
Europe: 5€
Worldwide: 7,50€
Oceania and remote areas: 9€


How to preorder:
Send an e-mail to coloraptusproject@gmail.com

In the e-mail you should specify:
Your name
Number of copies you wish to purchase
Your address
Your Paypal


Please visit the Official FB page and share! It will help a lot. :)


Beta reader needed!

Wed Sep 3, 2014, 8:50 AM
Hello guys!

I may need an American/English beta reader to help me improving the English version of CyberSteel (a BL comic of 47 pages). Someone’s just said the comic has some typos and sounds a bit weird. 
Any volunteers? 
P.S. You will be credited in the book. :)

EDIT: 
Woa guys! I received so many messages. ;A; I wish I had time for replying to all of you. 
I want to let you know I've chosen 4 people, 2 from UK and 2 from USA, to help me with CyberSteel. Then I'd probably make a mix of their versions. :)
Thank you so much again for your help! 

Anyway, after this Boys Love comic, we will start with the original story of CyberSteel and I will need a beta reader for that version too. Since we will start the comic on Patreon I think I could pay you, this time. I'd love everything to be fair.




:iconthiefmarine: and :iconelephantwendigo: are proud to announce the Winners of the 'CyberSteel - Farewell' contest.

dA Points and Premium Memberships will be distributed among the winners right away. For the other prizes, winners should wait for the book publication that will be approximately in September 2014, just after the end of the book preorder.

For any question please contact ElephantWendigo .


Trophy 1st PlaceTrophy 
Winter in Germany by Laovaan
by Laovaan

♦ 3000 Points GIVEN!
♦ 12 months dA Premium Membership GIVEN!
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed byElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel sticker
♦ 1 CyberSteel pins/badges set 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal GIVEN!



Trophy 2nd PlaceTrophy 
[CONTEST] Adagio by Eeren
by Eeren


♦ 1500 Points 
GIVEN!
♦  6 Months dA Premium Membership GIVEN!
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed byElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel pins/badges set 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal GIVEN!



Trophy 3rd PlaceTrophy 
CS: Alex by rynisyou
by rynisyou

♦ 750 Points GIVEN!
♦  3 Months dA Premium Membership GIVEN!
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed byElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal GIVEN!


Honorable mentions
Anger by AlaisL Keeping your pain by Eye-X-catcher


>> Browse Entries <<
>> Contest Rules <<



The Unloved Ones - A feature

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 4:15 AM
I noticed I don't make features so often lately. This time I'll show you the works of some 'not popular' artists on dA: artists who have not more than 100k views and deserve more love. 
Hope you'll enjoy the journey. :)

AC fanpic for my friend by narrator366
8 by narrator366 Ff14 fanart by narrator366
narrator366 



high tension by Aldariia
KakaIru by Aldariia KakaYama by Aldariia 
by Aldariia 



Nap in the forest by Lumannn
Rahim#2 by Lumannn Rahim#3 by Lumannn
by Lumannn 



Bird by Pheberoni
cold shoulders by Pheberoni A/T by Pheberoni
Pheberoni 



Targaryen by aprilis420
confused by aprilis420 supernatural by aprilis420




Bopia by SashaGreen
ihiohiu by SashaGreen poiuo by SashaGreen



Lightning has returned by david-sladek
Sketch Session Day 8-9 zombie graffiti by david-sladek Sketch Session Day 4 by david-sladek
Luna Lovegood by FourCG
Clich... by FourCG Head by FourCG



Acqua  by angelavianello
Fifth Element (2010) by angelavianello Little Mermaid (2011) by angelavianello


Thank you for all the B-day wishes!

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 3:49 AM
You guys are awesome, I didn't expected all this love!
I received some gifts and I want to show you. 
:heart:
Have an awesome day!

Drainer by Ilman-Lintu happy birthday elephantwendigo!!! by tokyo-kawaii-chan


Commissions are CLOSED!

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 3:58 AM
So please don't ever ever EVER ask me about them.
I'll finish the last bunch after November 2014, the list is here:


CorvaCarolina - Jonathan Fox
Digital art, waist up, colored

ShadowsKiss - Nicholas Cauldwell
Digital art, color, full body

BingBoo - Zerius
Digital art, sketch bust, fast colors

Heliantheae - Chester
sketch, bust

echiax - Shikei
Painting, full body, full background + animal



If you are on this list and you want to change/delete your commission feel free to send me a note.
Otherwise don't send me notes about reserving you a slot: I won't reply.

If you want to receive notifications when I open commissions,
please be sure to WATCH me and/or enable JOURNALS. It's the simplier way.

'Don't want to watch you. Can you contact me back?'
In this way you will never get a commission from me, you know? I have 5000 notes in my inbox.



Hello guys! The contest is closed, here are the accepted entries.


Kevin by Lumannn CS_Farewell_CONTEST by GiorgiaLanza Fare thee well by Ilman-Lintu Cybersteel Farewell - Kevin by 2BrightEyes
Cybersteel Contest: Farewell Alex by MelodyNoir The Promise by Chely103 Jelom - for Cybersteel Farewell Contest- by Narcissamadness CyberSteel Farewell Contest: Hold Tight by miaokep
[Contest] Blood on Snow. by AyrinSiverna 
TasteofAnger by ToppPflanze -All My World- by Kaelhiar CyberSteel Farewell Contest: Two Sides by miaokep
[Cybersteel] Sorrow by MikhaelLochan [CONTEST] Adagio by Eeren Winter in Germany by Laovaan Contest: One More Bullet? by XLEHX
Kevin by Kite04 CS: Alex by rynisyou Anger by AlaisL CyberSteel Cast by sasyazuzu
Alex-X-Kevin by Tsukiiyo Jelom by Negatic Keeping your pain by Eye-X-catcher

Thiefmarine and ElephantWendigo  will judge the entries on the basis of: 

Star! Use of Theme and Characters
Star! Technical Skills
Star! Visual impact
Star! Originality
Star! Accuracy

Stay tuned!




  • Mood: Eager


DUE TO SOME DEVIANTART NOTIFICATION ISSUES,
THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

Contest Starts:
June 8th 2014 

Contest Ends:
July 21th 2014 00:00 (GMT+1)
Check the Countdown if you're not sure


theme


Cybersteel - Farewell is a Boys Love/Action webcomic created by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine . The contest theme is the realization of a full colors illustration16,5x24cm, and the 3 winning illustrations will be printed in the hard copy of 'Cybersteel - Farewell' in both English and Italian version

The preorder of the book will be open just after the end of the contest 
and the end of the proclamation of the winners.

The books will be shipped to the winners approximately in August/September 2014, 
in September/October if you want the Italian version. 
The 3 copies for the winners are signed by the 2 authors.



rules


BE CAREFUL: rules in bold and with * are NEW!

To participate in the contest and be elegible as winners is necessary:
  • To create an artwork with printing sizes of 16,5x24 cm. 
  • To create an illustration with the main characters of the CyberSteel story as protagonists (Alex, Kevin, Jelom, Upper, Anger, Irene, Perry, Oberon). 
  • You can draw just one characters or more, and up to all 8 main characters of the CyberSteel - Farewell story.*
  • Characters can also be represented in couples or groups. You can't create imaginary couples (Alex and Kevin kissing is okay, Jelom and Anger kissing is NOT okay).*
  • Fighting scenes are accepted.*
  • Characters can be shown as Pin-ups or can be placed in contexts or backgrounds as long as the backgrounds are not too different from the ones shown in the story. For example, if the story is set in a urban location, the characters can't be represented by the sea or in the mountains. 
  • Characters can't be Out of Characters. For example there is no need to represent Alex in a bathtub when he's afraid of water. Read the characters descriptions below and, if you have any question, please ask to ElephantWendigo .
  • Winners should fill and sign a form to allow the creators to print their artwork inside the 'CyberSteel - Farewell' hardcopy. Without the artist permission, the artworks can't be printed.
  • Multiple entries are allowed, but only one entry per artist can win. 
  • Your illustration must be vertical!*
To avoid mistakes please refer to these links: 


categorical prohibitions


  • Final illustrations can't have huge watermarks on it, otherwise it will be disqualified. Minor signatures are permitted. 
  • Black and White images are not allowed. 
  • Illustrations less than 300dpi or of different format won't be accepted.
  • Drawing different characters from the CyberSteel - Farewell ones is not allowed, neither drawing secondary characters of the comic not included in the lists above.
  • You're not allowed to change the characters appearance (like giving them cat ears, furry, tails or something like that). 
  • Using copyrighted contents is not allowed (like using backgrounds from Google, etc.)
  • Creating horizontal illustrations (24x16,5 cm instead of 16,5x24 cm) is not allowed.*


media


ALLOWED MEDIA

To be elegible as winners is necessary to create an RGB illustration, 300dpi resolution, 16,5x24 cm. Template downloadable above. 
Traditional and digital works are allowed. It's possible to use textures and free stock, as long as you may use them for commercial purpose and no attribution needed.

NOT ALLOWED MEDIA

Comics, photomanipulations, photography, fractal, abstract, 3D art and animations are not allowed.



How to participate


  • Your entry must be a NEW deviation made exclusively for this contest.
  • In your deviation comment you MUST mention this contest and add a link or thumbnail of this journal. It happened many times that people forgot to add the link to our contest in your Deviation comment, please remember to add it before submitting your entry.
  • Send a NOTE to ElephantWendigo with "CONTEST ENTRY" as object, compiling the following form. The full size must be in your Sta.sh, no external links.  Messages in my main page or under this journal won't be accepted. 

Your artwork title:

Your nickname (or name you want to appear in the book):

Website:

Artwork Thumbnail or link:

Link to the full size artwork (in your dA Sta.sh): 
Do you give ElephantWendigo permission to print your art in the CyberSteel - Farewell book and in this book only? YES/NO




BROWSE ENTRIES (23 entries)


LINK



FAQ


Q: Is minimal color accepted?
A: Minimal color is not accepted.
The entry should be in colors, this means it can't be in black and white in any part.
I think the best way to consider a work in color is to check the thumbnail and see if the colors appear in the image preview. 
Even if the shade of grey is a bit colored, it's not considered in colors.

I'm linking you some samples of black and white, NOT allowed art, or black and white art with small part in colors (these are deviation from dA not related to this contest):
Woodman by huseyinozkan Girl. Sketch by sashajoe Smoke. Sketchbook by sashajoe Why won't you fight back by shilin H I D D E N by tincek-marincek Xena / Gabriel by Entrepreneurial

And here are some samples of not saturated art or 'lines only' that would be accepted:
instinct by len-yan Space girl by sashajoe Tidewater by Wildweasel339 pigeons by monikapalosz 
:thumb446333276: Red Street by Hideyoshi 

Q: Are 'unnatural' color schemes accepted?
A: Yes. They are accepted! Sample below.
some people are so far gone by Kichaa

Q: Does the style matter? I know the style of each individual artist varies greatly, but should the entries try to reflect your artistic style in at least some way? Should the style be at least somewhat realistic? 
A: Not at all, the entry should be in YOUR style. If you trace to get a semi-realism still we will notice. :) 

Q: Will an entry that looks too 'cartoony' or 'scratchy' be something that is not what you are looking for?
A: Cartoon style is okay. It can be 'scratchy' too but it must be a finished illustration, not a sketch. Remember we will judge on the base of 'Accuracy' too. :) (Smile)

Q: For traditional art drawings, the scan or picture must be uploaded so that the file is 2020x2906 resolution?
A: Yes, different medium same rules.
You can scan traditional art at whatever resolution then you can change the size in Photoshop or other software and crop the drawing. 
You can either post a photo of a traditional drawing as long as it looks finished and with proper shading.

Q: Will a larger resolution be disqualified? 
A: The larger resolutions won't be disqualified as long as the proportions are the same.

Q: I saw you approved an entry with snow. Is it considered Out of Character, since it doesn't appear in the story?
A: Not at all. Atmospheric agents can happen. It doesn't affect the story setting. 

Q: So where does the story take place? 
A:  In Germany, Europe, near Stuttgart.



PRIZES


1st Place Prizes
♦ 3000 :points: 
♦ 12 months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel sticker
♦ 1 CyberSteel pins/badges set 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal

2nd Place Prizes
♦ 1500 :points: 
♦  6 Months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel pins/badges set 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal

3rd Place Prizes
♦ 750 :points: 
♦  3 Months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal


judges


:iconelephantwendigo: :iconthiefmarine:

The work will be judged on the basis of:
:star: Use of Theme and Characters
:star:Technical Skills
:star: Visual impact
:star: Originality
:star: Accuracy

25 Semi-finalists will be selected by the Judges and 3 winners will be selected among the Semi-finalists. Semi-finalists won't be chosen if the number of entries doesn't exceed 50. 




IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT US...
...you can FAV this Journal! :+fav:. If you want to donate points or art please drop a comment. :dummy:
Thank you!

Any question?
Ask ElephantWendigo 

Good luck everybody!

CONTEST CREATED BY:
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconthiefmarine: 

New painting video on YouTube!

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 6:48 AM

Hello guys! I'm accepting fanart suggestions
on my Tumblr for a color palette challenge.
I'm still accepting requests for the numbers I didn't draw yet. 
So basically some people asked me to draw Lucius Malfoy in palette #23.
I did it and I made a video of the process. :) 
Hope you like it!




DUE TO SOME DEVIANTART NOTIFICATION ISSUES, 
THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

Contest Starts:
June 8th 2014 

Contest Ends:
July 21th 2014 00:00 (GMT+1)
Check the Countdown if you're not sure


THEME


Cybersteel - Farewell is a Boys Love/Action webcomic created by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine . The contest theme is the realization of a full colors illustration16,5x24cm, and the 3 winning illustrations will be printed in the hard copy of 'Cybersteel - Farewell' in both English and Italian version

The preorder of the book will be open just after the end of the contest 
and the end of the proclamation of the winners.

The books will be shipped to the winners approximately in August/September 2014, 
in September/October if you want the Italian version. 
The 3 copies for the winners are signed by the 2 authors.



RULES


BE CAREFUL: rules in bold and with * are NEW!

To participate in the contest and be elegible as winners is necessary:
  • To create an artwork with printing sizes of 16,5x24 cm. 
  • To create an illustration with the main characters of the CyberSteel story as protagonists (Alex, Kevin, Jelom, Upper, Anger, Irene, Perry, Oberon). 
  • You can draw just one characters or more, and up to all 8 main characters of the CyberSteel - Farewell story.*
  • Characters can also be represented in couples or groups. You can't create imaginary couples (Alex and Kevin kissing is okay, Jelom and Anger kissing is NOT okay).*
  • Fighting scenes are accepted.*
  • Characters can be shown as Pin-ups or can be placed in contexts or backgrounds as long as the backgrounds are not too different from the ones shown in the story. For example, if the story is set in a urban location, the characters can't be represented by the sea or in the mountains. 
  • Characters can't be Out of Characters. For example there is no need to represent Alex in a bathtub when he's afraid of water. Read the characters descriptions below and, if you have any question, please ask to ElephantWendigo .
  • Winners should fill and sign a form to allow the creators to print their artwork inside the 'CyberSteel - Farewell' hardcopy. Without the artist permission, the artworks can't be printed.
  • Multiple entries are allowed, but only one entry per artist can win. 
  • Your illustration must be vertical!*
To avoid mistakes please refer to these links: 


CATEGORICAL PROHIBITIONS


  • Final illustrations can't have huge watermarks on it, otherwise it will be disqualified. Minor signatures are permitted. 
  • Black and White images are not allowed. 
  • Illustrations less than 300dpi or of different format won't be accepted.
  • Drawing different characters from the CyberSteel - Farewell ones is not allowed, neither drawing secondary characters of the comic not included in the lists above.
  • You're not allowed to change the characters appearance (like giving them cat ears, furry, tails or something like that). 
  • Using copyrighted contents is not allowed (like using backgrounds from Google, etc.)
  • Creating horizontal illustrations (24x16,5 cm instead of 16,5x24 cm) is not allowed.*


MEDIA


ALLOWED MEDIA

To be elegible as winners is necessary to create an RGB illustration, 300dpi resolution, 16,5x24 cm. Template downloadable above. 
Traditional and digital works are allowed. It's possible to use textures and free stock, as long as you may use them for commercial purpose and no attribution needed.

NOT ALLOWED MEDIA

Comics, photomanipulations, photography, fractal, abstract, 3D art and animations are not allowed.



HOW TO PARTICIPATE


  • Your entry must be a NEW deviation made exclusively for this contest.
  • In your deviation comment you MUST mention this contest and add a link or thumbnail of this journal. It happened many times that people forgot to add the link to our contest in your Deviation comment, please remember to add it before submitting your entry.
  • Send a NOTE to ElephantWendigo with "CONTEST ENTRY" as object, compiling the following form. The full size must be in your Sta.sh, no external links.  Messages in my main page or under this journal won't be accepted. 

Your artwork title:

Your nickname (or name you want to appear in the book):

Website:

Artwork Thumbnail or link:

Link to the full size artwork (in your dA Sta.sh): 
Do you give ElephantWendigo permission to print your art in the CyberSteel - Farewell book and in this book only? YES/NO




BROWSE ENTRIES


LINK



FAQ


Q: Is minimal color accepted?
A: Minimal color is not accepted. 
The entry should be in colors, this means it can't be in black and white in any part.
I think the best way to consider a work in color is to check the thumbnail and see if the colors appear in the image preview. 
Even if the shade of grey is a bit colored, it's not considered in colors.

I'm linking you some samples of black and white, NOT allowed art, or black and white art with small part in colors (these are deviation from dA not related to this contest):
Woodman by huseyinozkan Girl. Sketch by sashajoe Smoke. Sketchbook by sashajoe Why won't you fight back by shilin H I D D E N by tincek-marincek Xena / Gabriel by Entrepreneurial

And here are some samples of not saturated art or 'lines only' that would be accepted:
instinct by len-yan Space girl by sashajoe Tidewater by Wildweasel339 pigeons by monikapalosz 
:thumb446333276: Red Street by Hideyoshi 

Q: Are 'unnatural' color schemes accepted?
A: Yes. They are accepted! Sample below.
some people are so far gone by Kichaa

Q: Does the style matter? I know the style of each individual artist varies greatly, but should the entries try to reflect your artistic style in at least some way? Should the style be at least somewhat realistic? 
A: Not at all, the entry should be in YOUR style. If you trace to get a semi-realism still we will notice. :) 

Q: Will an entry that looks too 'cartoony' or 'scratchy' be something that is not what you are looking for?
A: Cartoon style is okay. It can be 'scratchy' too but it must be a finished illustration, not a sketch. Remember we will judge on the base of 'Accuracy' too. :) (Smile)

Q: For traditional art drawings, the scan or picture must be uploaded so that the file is 2020x2906 resolution?
A: Yes, different medium same rules.
You can scan traditional art at whatever resolution then you can change the size in Photoshop or other software and crop the drawing. 
You can either post a photo of a traditional drawing as long as it looks finished and with proper shading.

Q: Will a larger resolution be disqualified? 
A: The larger resolutions won't be disqualified as long as the proportions are the same.

Q: I saw you approved an entry with snow. Is it considered Out of Character, since it doesn't appear in the story?
A: Not at all. Atmospheric agents can happen. It doesn't affect the story setting. 

Q: So where does the story take place? 
A:  In Germany, Europe, near Stuttgart.



PRIZES


1st Place Prizes
♦ 3000 :points: 
♦ 12 months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel sticker
♦ 1 CyberSteel pins/badges set 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal

2nd Place Prizes
♦ 1500 :points: 
♦  6 Months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel pins/badges set 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal

3rd Place Prizes
♦ 750 :points: 
♦  3 Months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal


JUDGES


:iconelephantwendigo: :iconthiefmarine:

The work will be judged on the basis of:
:star: Use of Theme and Characters
:star:Technical Skills
:star: Visual impact
:star: Originality
:star: Accuracy

25 Semi-finalists will be selected by the Judges and 3 winners will be selected among the Semi-finalists. Semi-finalists won't be chosen if the number of entries doesn't exceed 50. 




IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT US...
...you can FAV this Journal! :+fav:. If you want to donate points or art please drop a comment. :dummy:
Thank you!

Any question?
Ask ElephantWendigo 

Good luck everybody!

CONTEST CREATED BY:
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconthiefmarine: 


FIFTH ELEMENT ARTBOOK!

Thu May 22, 2014, 3:49 PM
Imagef by ElephantWendigo
Hello guys!
I'll be one of the 76 guest artists an awesome artbook project about
the movie 'The Fifth Element' by Luc Besson
The book will be of 156 pages and no profit.

A digital copy of the book is 20$ and a hard copy is 35$. 



Or help us spreading the word! ^^



Dream in Color Charity Artbook!

Wed May 14, 2014, 7:00 AM
Hello everybody!
I had the great pleasure to be invited from
:iconyuuike: & :iconvorpheuss:
in this charity Artbook about the theme 'Dreams',
for bringing joy to terminally and seriously ill children. 
Read more about the charity

The book will be ready for preorder at September/October 2014.
If you're interested in the project please watch the group
:icondreamincolorartbook: 
They also will be accepting non-invited artists very soon 
and maybe a contest to select new artists,
so please spread the word if you can. 

84 artists will contribute to this artbook:
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Have a wonderful day and stay strong! 



ADOPTABLES!

Fri May 9, 2014, 2:52 PM
A friend of mine is making an auction for female adoptables.
Please check out her designs, they are really cute!
[OPEN] 2/8 fixed price- points and paypal by Eeren
Artwork by: Eeren