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Reveals, Thank Yous and Feedback!

Reveals are up! Over sixty fandoms and ninety-two pieces of amazing art. Artists are now free to sign the art and repost wherever you'd like!

Abhorsen Series
Prince Sameth and Nick by _bounce_ [G]
- for guinsky

Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables by florence_craye [G]
- for moment_of_sen

Antique Bakery
"Hey there, handsome." by ali_wildgoose [G]
- for riot_o_curls

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Dangerous Triptych by sae [G]
- for yhlee

Ty Lee by mangagirl [G]
- for pippins_nose

Tea House by scribblomania [G]
- for nightambre

Dragon of the Tea by bossymarmalade [G]
- for mangagirl

Babylon 5
Seridan and Delenn by nightambre [G]
- for ani_bester

Band of Brothers
At the Crossroads by alouette_sparra [G]
- for dramedy

(Fall Out Boy)Scene From an AU by emmuzka [G]
- for keraha

(Fall Out Boy)Sisters by somniloquacious [G]
- for echelon_ga_l

(Fall Out Boy)Here is Your Verse by reflectedeve [G]
- for emmuzka

(My Chemical Romance) The life it seems by evocatory [PG]
- for agirlnamedrage

(Panic At the Disco) Lucky Charms by keraha [G]
-for evocatory

Blade of the Immortal
The Heir and the Immortal by _odella_ [G]
- for ali_wildgoose

"Look Booth, we made it!" by dizilla [PG-13]
- for xlickthespark

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
"You better watch out..." by sleightofhand [G]
- for loonylupinlover

Slayers by dualbunny [R, slash]
- for mawaridi

Cafe Kichijouji De
A small surprise by queen_marshed [G]
- for dun

Chess the Musical
London Chess Revival 2010 by leyna55 [G]
- for harbek

Code Geass
Above The Ruins of Shinjuku, A Rebellion Begins by gryfeathr [G]
- for dalla

Below Zero by telophase [G]
- for queen_marshed

D. Grey Man
The Last Bite by grendelity [G]
- for pcby

DC Comics Universe
colour is its own reward by 22by7 [G]
- for yamheads

Touch of Red by kaptainsnot [PG]
- for wellngton

Girls' Night Out by oxboxer [G]
- for 22by7

Robins That Were by yamheads [G]
- for scribbleomania

Untitled by ria_oaks [G]
- for kaptainsnot

One for the Myspace Page by noelleno [G]
- for feenekks

Star Gazing by raistleen [G]
- for oxboxer

Holiday Ivy by melisus [PG]
- for derawr

Digital Devil Saga
untitled by junemermaid [G]
- for cerine

Granny Weatherwax's New Pet? by agirlnamedrage [G]
- for tingirl

Happy Hogswatch by coell [G]
- for sleightofhand

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Chemical Reactions by harbek [G]
- for redanalysis

Doctor Who
The Petting Zoo by crocoduck [G]
- for massicot

Companions by clayeer [G]
- for unithien_rerith

"Well, they're not yours." by nightambre [G]
- for ratcreature

Final Fantasy 12
A couple of sky pirates by twinklepug [G]
- for sae

SLIMER!!! by ani_bester [G]
- for whydah

A Kitten For Christmas by wellington [G]
- for naggingfishwife

The Amazing Petrelli Brothers by mawaridi [G]
- for aybara_max

A Beautiful Mind by pippins_nose [PG]
- for _odella_

House MD
Jeeves: Mr. Wooster, who are these people? by viloki9 [G]
- for clayeer

Iron Man
Untitled by rasetsunyo [G]
- for raistleen

Iron Man in 3 by hlclark [G]
- for dualbunny

Alas, poor Yorick by moment_of_sen [G]
- for alouette_sparra

Heart of Steel by vejiicakes [G]
- for ria_oaks

Jane Austen
Lyme by naggingfishwife [G]
- for djinnj

Katekyo Hitman Reborn
You Better Watch Out by kaiserkuchen [G]
- for kidezt

within her eye by riot_o_curls [G]
- for junemermaid

Labyrinth (Movie)
"over sight" by guinsky [G]
- for gryfeathr

Last Exile
Immelman! <3 by kiria_dk [PG]
- for darthneko

Lord of the Rings
The peace we needed by echelon_ga_l [PG]
- for melisus

Moulin Rouge
Noir, Blanc et Rouge by ilthit [G]
- for twinklepug

A Very Merry Invention Exchange by loonylupinlover [PG]
- for lilchibibunny

Ouran High School Host Club
Winter Wonderland by hideincarnate [G]
- for kaiserkuchen

Smiling Kasanoda by dalla [G]
- for lithcix34

P. G. Wodehouse
Always the Gentleman's Gentleman by adalanne [PG]
- for nightambre

Peter Pan
All children, except one, grow up by dun [G]
- for craterchest

Nothing But the Earth and Sky by lithcix34 [PG]
- for meganzilla

Princess Tutu
Knight of the Raven's Shadow by yhlee [PG]
- for tylercat

Pas De Deux by fadedfeathers [G]
- for wensleydale

Barefoot in the Moonlight by derawr [PG, slash]
- for reflectedeve

Samurai Deeper Kyo
Calm Skies by kidezt [G]
- for telophase

untitled by unithien_rerith [G]
- for coell

Weighing of the Heart by ratcreature [G]
- for rasetsunyo

"Stop crushing my dreams!" by tingirl [G]
- for noelleno

Star Trek: Voyager
Untitled by whydah [G]
- for kiria_dk

Star Wars
"Solo is Mine!" by craterchest [G]
- for hideincarnate

Ruby & Bela by xlickthespark [G]
- for karasu_hime

extended stay by devidarkwolf [R, slash]
- for cathybites

beside me by devidarkwolf [G, slash]
- for cathybites

Phosphorus by tylercat [G]
- for vejiicakes

The Winchester Brothers by karasu_hime [PG]
- for devidarkwolf

The 10th Kingdom
Huff Puff by djinnj [R]
- for adalanne

The Dark Tower
I'd have you see them very well by kasche [G]
- for bossymarmalade

Twinners + Bonus Sketches by lilchibibunny [G]
- for kasche

The Lymond Chronicles
Game Player, General, Musician, Courtier by zephre [G]
- for leyna55

Harper, Owen Harper MD by dramedy [G]
- for somniloquacious

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
Forever by pcby [G]
- for charpieinuse

Twelve Kingdoms
A Time to Laugh by charpieinuse [G]
- for grendelity

First Snow by fightfair [G]
- for fadedfeathers

Vorkosigan Saga
Ekaterin's Proposal by beccastareyes [G]
- for zephre

At Last by gardendoor [G]
- for beccastareyes

W Juliet
Ito + Makato by feenekks [PG]
- for dizilla

Crossover Fandoms
(X-Files, Doctor Who, Buffy: the Vampire Slayer, Good Omens)
x-overs by massicot [G]
- for hlclark

(Stardust, Discworld)
Tres you, Corporal! by redanalysis [PG]
- for ilthit

(House MD, Jeeves & Wooster/PG Wodehouse, MST3K)
A Bit of House and Wilson by aybara_max [G]
- for florence_craye

(Amatsuki, Axis Powers Hetalia, Fire Emblem, Sonic the Hedgehog)
Colourblind by cerine [G]
- for fightfair

(Due South, Runaways)
Untitled by cathybites [G]
- for _bounce_

(Highlander, Stargate, Stargate: Atlantis)
A Good Book by darthneko [PG]
- for gardendoor

(Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Marvel Comics)
Strange vs. Strange by wensleydale [G]
- for viloki9

This has been an extraordinary fest. Our drop-out rate and pinch hitter requirements were so low, I was incredibly impressed not just by the artist turnaround time by almost everyone, but also the amazing quality of art produced. Artists: you amaze me with your dedication to this. Thank you!

Thank you to my co-mods bzzinglikeneon and geewhiz, who did all the gritty stuff that I was too lazy/disorganized to do! This fest, like the fanartist community, was a joint effort.

Special thank you to our pinch hitters nightambre and craterchest, who were magnificent and intrepid. Thank you also to keraha, dun and adalanne for letting us re-gift - you're all life-savers!

Even more thank yous to everyone who left feedback, and promoted the fest on their own journals, and rec'ced their favourite artworks, and who just plain love fanart enough to encourage and comment and cheer. You're what make drawing in fandom so wonderful and rewarding.

As before, we are always interested in hearing your feedback. This is our second year doing this, and we love to know how we can improve and what we should keep doing.

1) What did you enjoy about Yuletart?
2) What would you like to improve about Yuletart?
3) How did you find the deadlines?
4) Did you get enough reminders/info about deadlines?
5) Were the 5 -6 art postings per day too many/not enough, too long/too short?

If you'd rather comment anonymously, IP logging is turned off. Alternately, you can always email us privately with any concerns: yuletart AT gmail.com.

Thanks again to everyone for making such a great start for 2009!

~ Yuletart Mods


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Jan. 5th, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
Okay, I have a very, very interesting question that'll have to do with next year's challenge: My art medium is fairly... unusual I think is the word. (The end product would be something like this - artwork is my friend's since I'm still new to it.)

Would that be accepted for Yuletart?
Jan. 5th, 2009 07:06 am (UTC)
Hmm! This is an interesting question. I'll answer it with some pointform, yeah? :D

- Obviously, as stated, we don't accept photomanips.
- We have and do accept photo collages/mixed media as well as photography.

As for use 3D models, we will accept it if:
a) The 3D objects were modeled from scratch (ie modeled in Maya/XSI/D Max etc) and not a template/base model that's been posed (ie from Gimp, Poser, Sims game)
b) there is enough of a paintover to exemplify that the 3D base was used as reference, not the focus. Similar to how an illustrator uses a photo ref.

Hope that answers your questions? Feel free to ask me to elaborate if you have more!
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Jan. 5th, 2009 09:38 am (UTC)
Great work, y'all!

The above discussion makes me worry that A) I didn't read the rules regarding manips ... but you already know you have complete amnesty to IM, text, or call me and call me names, because I love you. :-P

Jan. 5th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha well. It was a spur of the moment decision on my part (shhh don't tell Anita and G!) and I could see that you had collaged and done some paintover with it; which, in the craftwork sense of things, worked for me.

I dunno man, like. Being a mod at spn_fanart with you, we have discussed the intricacies of trying to separate photomanips from the forms of art we accept....but like Nakedbee's awesome Firefly photograph of last year, I figured a mixed media photo collage took enough effort and creativity and story-telling skills to work. I'm glad others thought so as well!

However I will totes smack your wrists for not reading the rules! Naughty, naughty! XD
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Jan. 5th, 2009 10:29 am (UTC)
So, this is not my first participation and I won't comment anonymously because well, there's nothing to hide at that point. ^^"
For me the deadlines were perfect, maybe it wasn't for some people who participated in a few other challenges but for me it was great.
The reminders were very polite and believe me it's really appreciated !

My only "problem" comes from the art posting ; it was cool but... last year, the cool thing was that Christmas lasted for nearly a month or two and that was funny to receive gifts until February. But I understand if it was really too much work for the mods. Also, this year, as all the art was posted during the holidays, people weren't motivated to comment on five or six pieces a day, I know that I was with my family, didn't spend a lot of time on internet and I have to catch up and comment everything now. It's a bit sad because I remember last year people were giving much more feedbacks and discussing about the art. So maybe next year we could go back to the previous posting system ? If it's not too much for the mods, for sure, I can understand it's a lot of work.
Jan. 5th, 2009 11:06 am (UTC)
I think the comment numbers aren't necessarily dependend on the posting schedule.

I mean, it could be for some people, like you say, but the main reason for me not commenting on art was that I didn't know the fandom. I know others like fanart whether they know the fandom or not, but for me I have to at least heard a bit about it to care and to think of anything to say. I don't know any of the manga/anime fandoms, because I'm just not into Japanese fandoms at all, and I didn't know all of books either, and only about half the tv series. I assume that is similar for a lot of participants. I liked that there were several posts a day, because that meant that usually at least one or two pieces would be from a fandom I know of.
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Jan. 5th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
It ran very smoothly this year and was a lot of fun. The deadlines worked okay for me -- I always tend to procrastinate anyway, but then usually buckle up, and the reminders were great.

I liked the 5-6 art posts a day, and that it was a shorter time frame than last year, because there wasn't such a long period between submissions and the many of the posts. It really felt like an event. And with a couple of artworks every day, I usually had at least one from a fandom I was familiar with at least in passing every day. I liked that.

Great work by the mods.
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
Nawww thanks! Glad to hear it! We really learned a lot from last year, and I'm so happy this version of admin worked for you this year. Hooray!
Jan. 5th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
Actually, fightfair's entry was for fadedfeathers, not unithien_rerith. [Twelve Kingdoms, "First Snow."] That just caught my eye. XD
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
D'oh! Thanks for pointing out the mistake! Correction made. XD
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Jan. 5th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Um! Hi! I used to be moonface, changed my name to moonface, didn't like that, so am now yamheads. I drew scribbleomania's piece. :p Sorry about the username changing!

Edited at 2009-01-05 02:54 pm (UTC)
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Ah-ha! I was hoping you hadn't disappeared off the face of LJ. XD Changes made, thanks for letting us know!
Jan. 5th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)

I can go reply to feedback now, y/y?
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
HECK YEAH!! *cheers madly*
Jan. 5th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
I think that as some of the artists did an extra thoughtful work with this, the original pictures were also bigger, more detailed, and generally asking for high resolution internet publishing. However, for the viewing convenience and for keeping peoples' internet connections working, the picture sizes were asked to be kept reasonable.

Anyway. Maybe it would be a good idea to ask beforehand if someone would be willing to host high-res pictures in their domains for free? Or host them in the like-neon.com, I don't know who owns that (but thank you for that!). So, if it wouldn't be too much work (it might be), an option for an artist to also put up a high res/otherwise large (think wallpaper) picture would be nice. The high res would be linked from the regular size picture post. Just a thought.

Overall, I have nothing bad to say! the deadlines were smooth, the fandoms were varied, the reminder mails weren't irritating. I'm all good. Remember to send a reminder mail in ten months ;)
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, sorry about that! We weren't sure about the internet capabilities and it's unfortunate that yours ended up suffering.

I think for next year, we will have a size limitation that either people can follow, or we'll resize and then do the 'click on the image to see the larger version!' link. We did this with some of the images where artists provided a high res and a small sized versions of their art, so next year we'll just make it official. :D

Out of curiousity, how was it for your connection when it came to the posts that had multiple images?

Thanks again and it was AWESOME to hve you participate. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Jan. 5th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed seeing so much great art posted, some of it in fandoms I had never even heard of before. I also very much enjoyed doing my art bit and I was chuffed to receive my very, very 'own' pic! :D
The deadlines worked well for me and the pressure from the mods was just right and well timed.
While it was really nice to see so many pieces of art posted every day, sadly, for me it also meant that I ended up not commenting on quite a few works I really enjoyed (I'm a slow feedbacker) - but perhaps I can work on that for next time ;). It did feel good though that Yuletart wasn't too spread out timewise.

Thanks to the mods for doing such a great job and for being friendly, encouraging and prompt!
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
Hooray!! Glad to know the deadlines and reminders worked. That seemed to be a success for most, and it really worked well for us. We had an AMAZING turnout this time around from almost all the artists who participated! Whatta record!

I totally understand the feeling of being overwhelmed by all the art. We had ti all spread out last year and people felt it it too *too* long, so we shortened the time this year to see if it was any different. We'll be conducting a poll soon enough, since this has been brought up before and I'd like to gauge participant's opinions!

*MWAH* Thank you soooo much for participating, it was so very much appreciated and valued to have you!
Jan. 5th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
Yuletart worked out fabulously. I thought the deadlines were reasonable, and the reminders were often enough to keep me focused on getting it done. I liked the gradual posting--just enough to really get excited about, and over a nice amount of time, I think. Too long and it's hard to stay excited! I agree with ratcreature, I loved how the more condensed posting meant you got a nice handful of art of different fandoms each day.
Jan. 7th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
Oh yayyy I'm so glad to hear it! Thank you so much for the feedback babe and once more, it was a great pleasure to have you participate. *mwah*
Jan. 5th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
1) Everything was run marvellously again this year. Thank you to all the mods for all of your hard work, it was definitely a great experience :D

2) My only suggestion for this lovely fest is a tweak with fandoms? I think it would be cool if, every time a fandom spans more than one version, we just automatically included each version for simplicity's sake once one of them gets nominated? People can obviously still be specific requesting or offering (like you said for splitting them apart, versions can vary like crazy), but in most cases it's pretty much the same fandom and it's almost a repeat nomation to have them be suggested one at a time. Maybe encourage, at the nomination phase, that people mention "oh, it comes in this verse, that verse, and that one" rather than "nominate the exact verse you want". I'm not sure if that works or not for each fandom, but it was a thought :)

3) I liked the deadlines.

4) The reminder worked, but I think one more reminder a little earlier (2 weeks before the new participant deadline?) would be awesome. I always tend to forget how short November is and I'm sure I'm not the only one who could use a head's up.

5) I liked the 5-6 posts a day. It keeps the anticipation reasonable for whichever poor souls happen to get their art last (it would kill me to have to wait until February for something if I finished my half in November XD;). It's also friendlier to larger numbers of participants, so as the fest grows we aren't waiting until March for reveals or something :)
Jan. 7th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
I really like your suggestion #2! You make a great point - we're small enough that breaking it down into fandom genres isn't needed. People can specify in their sign-ups whether they just want to movie or book or whatever.

Yes to #4 as well! 2009 means I'll be even MORE organized and schedule in when I need to send reminder emails. This year I was just winging it. ;D

it would kill me to have to wait until February for something if I finished my half in November XD

This is a VERY good point!

Thanks so much for all your feedback and especially for participating again!
Jan. 6th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
This was, once again, completely awesome! My favorite thing to procrastinate for all year. The deadlines were good, and I liked getting a reminder or two without being inundated by emails.

I loved the multiple postings per day, actually. There was always a fandom or two I recognized per day. Plus...I'm so impatient. I liked seeing my art and my gift faster.
Jan. 7th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
AHAAAH oh man, I just love that icon. XD

Thanks so much for your feedback and as always, we're so lucky to have you onboard again!
Jan. 6th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
I loved everything. It was brilliant. XD

The deadlines were nice, cause it meant posting actually started during Christmas. I really needed the reminders, too. I wouldn't mind more. I mean, as long as it's not several times a week, it's just reminding, not nagging.

I liked the amount and time of posting. Kept you excited, and wasn't too drawn out, and it was around Christmas. I obsessively check my flist, so I saw all the artworks without problem.

Polling sounds like a good idea. XD

You're awesome, mods. ♥
Jan. 7th, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
Woots, I'm so glad to hear it! Thanks for the feedback and a big thank you for participating - it's always a pleasure!
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
Thank you for all your hard work!

I love the variety of fandoms included, and I thought the posting schedule was just long enough, the deadlines were fine and the reminders were good. Hopefully the event will be even bigger next year *g*
Jan. 7th, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
Thank you for participating again, it is always a joy to have you and your amazing talent! Glad to hear the feedback. *mwah*
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
mods and related crew, awesome work. i'd never done a fandom gift exchange thing before and my response to this one is pretty much 'OMG THAT WAS GREAT LET'S DO IT AGAIN!' heeh.

1) What did you enjoy about Yuletart? - all the shiny fanart from all these different fandoms.
2) What would you like to improve about Yuletart? - i can't think of anything. i liked it fine as is.
3) How did you find the deadlines? - perfectly reasonable!
4) Did you get enough reminders/info about deadlines? - yeah, thanks for those, too :]
5) Were the 5 -6 art postings per day too many/not enough, too long/too short? - i thought they were just right. as others have said, it made for a nice variety of fandoms to look at every day.
Jan. 7th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Yayyy, it's so good to hear such positive feedback from a first-timer! It was WONDERFUL to have you on board, your art, it's just. So gorgeous. *MWAH* Thank you!
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