Artist's Alliance
Artist's Alliance
Draw 'til we drop
Back to News Subscribe

Route 50 Calendar - October Update

Posted October 2, 2012 at 12:57pm by Xetajaadm

Well, kind of, but not really. Anyways.

Salutations to one and to all, your Group Coordinator reporting.

Just wanted to update on the calendar and kind of check in with everyone and see how things are doing. We more or less mostly have the month 'teams' done. For those who are interested in participating, but still have yet to join a month that's still open/the cover, you should probably message the people who are also working on that month and then tell me so I can add you to the list. It's a lot easier to get rid of the middle person in communicating.

We already have September done, hurray. I'm apparently going to work on the calendar cover by myself? Oh, how lonely, but I'll survive. For the other months, I kind of want an update on how things are going for you guys, so one of you should leave a message on my base or PM me. :U I'd like for things to not be pushed until the last minute.

Other than that, nothing much to mention, I think. If you're part of an open month and you still want someone else working on that month, feel free to ask me to help? I'll probably be able to make time to help. I would offer up Frosticoord's services, but I haven't even asked her if she wants to help out, so derp. XD Frosticoord also offers up her skills, so if you want K-Bars adorbs art for your month, you can go to her.

Also, I really need to work on the staff calendar, hur.

Also, I guess I'll mention it here, too. We'll be using Zazzle for the calendar. There's more information on the discussion board, so head over to there to check it out. It's at the bottom of the main post.

That is all I have to report. If you have any questions, contact me either by base message or PM.

~Group Coordinator, Xetajaadm


Riaha_Qesca
Heart 
October 3, 2012 at 7:57pm
Haven't done much with Poffin...haven't heard from her either after deciding the theme...-_-"
Xetajaadm
Heart 
October 4, 2012 at 12:03pm
Oh my. Well, she does come online fairly 'frequently', so try posting on her base again to discuss actually starting the project, I guess. XD You guys still have quite a bit of time before crunch time.
Riaha_Qesca
Heart 
October 5, 2012 at 4:31am
Yeah... That'll work. Thanks!
SunSweetenedcool
Heart 
October 3, 2012 at 1:23pm
I haven't heard from the people I'm working with...I asked AU if it was ok to collab...but she hasn't been on in weeks last I checked but since its so long till the deadline it should be fine for now? Or should me and the other person who's name escapes me at the moment start without her?
Xetajaadm
Heart 
October 4, 2012 at 9:37am
Yeah, December is kind of a weird month. At this point, unless AU responds, I'm just kind of going to consider her 'inactive'. I think Leoparddir was also interested in working on December, so you can try contacting her? You two should kind of have a head start. AU can add onto it later. I think it'd be fine since I know for a fact that AU has been on 'recently'. At least, after you've posted on her base. IDK why she hasn't responded though. :U Sorry for the inconvenience.
SunSweetenedcool
Heart 
October 5, 2012 at 11:08am
It's ok its not a big deal to me. I'll hit up Shadow then and see their thoughts on it.
Popecool
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 11:32pm
Me and Fex haven't figured out what we're going to do yet, but I'll be sure to bully her about it soon.
Xetajaadm
Heart 
October 4, 2012 at 9:34am
lol, take your time. I'll only start really pestering people about it once October ends so November will be crunch time. December will be an even bigger crunch time, but hopefully, we'll be done by then so the calendar can be compiled, put up for sale, printed, and sent people's way for 2013.
Kstandir
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 3:39pm
Ahhh right! I am just confused because I don't know if anyone else is working with me yet? So I wasn't sure what to do....?
Xetajaadm
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 3:41pm
Do you mean art-wise or collectively? Because MV wants to work with you if you notice the 'list' on the calendar discussion thread, but he's writing. If you want to collaborate with someone art-wise, you can ask/invite someone, or K-Bar or myself will help you out. :U
Kstandir
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 3:48pm
Oh sorry yeah I know that MV is going to work on the month with me. I was just wondering if anyone else was. Oh okay! That's really nice thank you, I will think about it. I just didn't want to start anything with MV yet if someone else was going to join us. Maybe, could I consult you guys for your opinions or help? Also uh, what are the dimensions? And when should we all be completed with our stuff?
Xetajaadm
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 3:57pm
At this point, if anyone wants to join up 'last minute' as in the group already started brainstorming/planning, the active members in the group can decide whether or not to accept that new person. If they do accept that person, said person should contribute based on what was already planned. For example, if you planned on drawing something Thanksgiving-ish and you already have a basic thumbnail/composition/image planned and began working on it and MV already started writing, the new person will have to figure out how to contribute based on what you already planned, like coloring or lining or whatever. And if new person wants to suggest a change, it's up to the older members of that group to decide whether or not it passes. It'd think that's pretty fair, yes?

As for dimensions, if you see at the bottom of the discussion, the calendar will be 8.5" x 11" (but there will also be a smaller, cheaper calendar, and I will modify the images to fit the smaller dimensions). Optimal DPI span 150 to 300 inclusive. So.
150 DPI: 1275 pixels tall/long, 1650 pixels wide.
300 DPI: 2550 pixels tall/long, 3300 pixels wide.

It's basically 8.5 x DPI tall/long and 11 x DPI wide.

As for when it's to be completed, the sooner the better. I understand that people can be busy, so until the end of November, I won't start bothering people to finish up. When I start bothering people, we will still have November and some of December to finish up.

Show more comments

DarkPegususcool
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 3:36pm
I guess I won't be doing anything?
Xetajaadm
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 3:39pm
At this point, why don't you check which open months/groups don't have a writer and ask if you can join if you don't have any preference because honestly, it's not like you need me to do everything, lol.
DarkPegususcool
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 7:22pm
I never said you had to do anything. It just seems that all months are full, I'll check with each month.
Xetajaadm
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 7:55pm
lol, unless a month says locked, you can see if people won't mind teaming up with you.
AquaTail
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 2:12pm
if you wonder why I chose September, it is because its my birth month which make this month my fave :D
Xetajaadm
Heart1
October 2, 2012 at 2:14pm
I believe you mentioned that before, lol. XD
AquaTail
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 2:22pm
Oh did I, Me and typh might so an update on the September picture so yeah :)
AquaTail
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 2:23pm
*do

Show more comments

Frosticoord
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 1:40pm
Yep, perfectly willing to collaborate with anyone who wants that! Just ask away, hah.
Xetajaadm
Heart1
October 2, 2012 at 1:42pm
\ouo/ Splendid. Now watch as everyone asks for your help.
Cooliocool
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 1:06pm
Update on April: Miguel and I are moving along pretty well! I've finished 3 out of the 7 or so sculptures that I plan to make, while Miguel has completed an awesome sketch of his part! C:
Miguel
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 3:49pm
UGH UGH TEAM BRO FIST
Cooliocool
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 5:26pm
YES YES :D
Xetajaadm
Heart 
October 2, 2012 at 1:07pm
Splendid. I can't wait it then. :D Thank you two for all your hard work thus far.

News History