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August Calendar Draw


August is American Artist appreciation month. It's a way to thank artists across all mediums for their inspiration and enrichment. Libraries, museums, and galleries throughout the Nation are hosting events to celebrate. Here's a chance to join the month's festivities. We're calling all DA members, whether on the mainland or across the pond, to participate in our 2012 calendar. So, take the plunge. Doodle up August and submit. Your fanfare awaits...

UPDATE: See the finished 2012 Hand-drawn calendar. Now available or pre-order.

 
Submission Guidelines
 

  • Draw the entire calendar spread for August 2012, including artwork and the days of the week/dates.
  • Feel free to design the layout anyway you like, just be sure to include some kind of blocks for the days of the week.
  • Do it old school: use paint, a pen, marker, or colored pencil. NO vector art accepted.
  • Scan it and BE SURE to save the art at hi-resolution (300dpi minimum), in the case you win, we'll need it to print the final calendar.
  • Submit/Upload a JPG version of your artwork (no larger than 2MB) for voting.
  • Upload your best art, because you only get one submission.

DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 13th (4PM EST)
 
Prize
 
The winner with the most votes will get their artwork featured on the August spread of DA's very first hand-drawn / illustrated calendar! You will receive full credit, praise, and adoration—not to mention two copies of the calendar that you may barter, gift, or hoard all for yourself. We won't judge.

 

And the winner is...


Uploaded by Keelin Corscadden
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50 Faves
 

All Submissions

Voting is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated.


Uploaded by nidhi dwarakanath
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19 Faves
 

Uploaded by Terri Plemons
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12 Faves
 

Uploaded by Stephanie Anne Flis
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12 Faves
 

Uploaded by Helena Maratheftis
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21 Faves
 

Uploaded by Pim
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18 Faves
 

Uploaded by Edward Nel
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7 Faves
 

Uploaded by C M Carter
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31 Faves
 

Uploaded by Jessica du Plessis
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6 Faves
 

Uploaded by Elli Anderson
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11 Faves
 

Uploaded by Cale Coduti
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7 Faves
 

Uploaded by Dan Wolfe
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40 Faves
 

Uploaded by Marsha Franco
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7 Faves
 

Uploaded by Louise Neumann
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30 Faves
 

Uploaded by Rapper Elephant
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7 Faves
 

Uploaded by Roberta Graver
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14 Faves
 

Uploaded by ellie kneeland
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6 Faves
 

Uploaded by mat
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7 Faves
 

Uploaded by rashi khandelwal
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35 Faves
 

Uploaded by Boris Melgarejo
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5 Faves
 

Uploaded by pauseability
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30 Faves
 

47 Comments

Dan Wolfe
Dan Wolfe Posted Jul 7, 2011
I might just be a little slow but does that mean that American artists are the theme for August?

okat
okat Posted Jul 7, 2011
@Dan: There is no theme for August. There is never a theme for the calendar pages. It's open, wide open. The copy at top is just to introduce August. Game on!

Dan Wolfe
Dan Wolfe Posted Jul 7, 2011
Thanks! Worth a check :-)

Eloise
Eloise Posted Jul 8, 2011
i tri this time

Penny Lewin-Hetherington
Penny Lewin-Hetherington Posted Jul 9, 2011
I'll see I can create something but I'm a little presses for time at the moment. I might do one for September. Just how things go...

Katie Masten
Katie Masten Posted Jul 9, 2011
can i upload my art even if its not for a contest? and if i can howwwwww in the world do i? ive been trying to figure it out forever.

Abigail Chapman
Abigail Chapman Posted Jul 9, 2011
Hey Katie, here's a link to the doodlersanonymous flickr where a member can upload their doodles!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/doodlersanonymous/

Stephanie Anne Flis
Stephanie Anne Flis Posted Jul 11, 2011
hey my whole image isn't showing up will it when the contest voting begins

okat
okat Posted Jul 11, 2011
@Stephanie: Yes it will. What you are seeing now after you've uploaded your submission is just a cropped thumbnail of it for reference. Thanks for participating.

Stephanie Anne Flis
Stephanie Anne Flis Posted Jul 11, 2011
thanks for having the contest!

Dan Wolfe
Dan Wolfe Posted Jul 11, 2011
Thats me done!

nidhi dwarakanath
nidhi dwarakanath Posted Jul 13, 2011
Just submitted. Can't wait to see the submissions.

rashi khandelwal
rashi khandelwal Posted Jul 13, 2011
happy! :D

C M Carter
C M Carter Posted Jul 13, 2011
Done and done :D

Elli Anderson
Elli Anderson Posted Jul 13, 2011
this is sad... i tried really hard to submit my art but no... FAIL!! internet hates me :(

okat
okat Posted Jul 13, 2011
@Elli: Can you tell us what the error was and please send your submission to editor{at}doodlersanonymous{dot}com

Roberta Graver
Roberta Graver Posted Jul 13, 2011
dang, dang dang....ran to kinkos to scan it, only to come home and discover that it's a pdf and not a jpg !@#$ ran out of time.....oh well, next month!!!

okat
okat Posted Jul 13, 2011
@Roberta: We appreciate the effort, can you please forward your submission to editor{at}doodlersanonymous{dot}com for possible consideration.

We Are Rodents
We Are Rodents Posted Jul 13, 2011
can we still submit??

Keelin Corscadden
Keelin Corscadden Posted Jul 13, 2011
I am soooo annoyed! I've been working on my entry for 2 whole days now, just adding the finishing touches when I logged on to see the size requirements, and BAM! Deadline has been reached! But it's impossible! I'm living in Ireland, so knew the deadline would be different time than advertised here, so from your timer calculated the deadline on Irish time, which should have been 7am - like under 10hrs from now!! I reeeeally wanted to enter this one :( whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!

okat
okat Posted Jul 13, 2011
@We Are Rodents and @Keelin: Officially the submission process is over, but we will take each situation under review. Email your submission to editor{at}doodlersanonymous{dot}com for consideration.

We Are Rodents
We Are Rodents Posted Jul 13, 2011
fingers crossed @.@

suzanne sicuranza
suzanne sicuranza Posted Jul 13, 2011
I thought it had to say August on the submission?
C M Carter's doesn't ..... or am I just missing it??

Just realized my scanner doesn't do 10x14 ...boo!
Would we be able to scan 2 halves?
Well for next time, I didn't realize there was a time limit for this one.. :(

okat
okat Posted Jul 13, 2011
@Suzanne: The version you upload for voting does not have to be 10"x14". That's just the specs for the final printed version.

Marco
Marco Posted Jul 13, 2011
Many of them look like my daughter drawing you hamster (hipsters)!!! hahah

ellie kneeland
ellie kneeland Posted Jul 13, 2011
sending out some positive vibes...
good luck to everyone that entered & to those that are still trying. i'm super excited to see the final calendar...especially the months with the invited artists :]

Keelin Corscadden
Keelin Corscadden Posted Jul 13, 2011
@ OKAT - Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you! =)

Keelin Corscadden
Keelin Corscadden Posted Jul 14, 2011
@ OKAT - It's sent! So how long until I find out if my situation has passed review or not?

Preeti Chuahan
Preeti Chuahan Posted Jul 14, 2011
Good luck all you guys!

nui
nui Posted Jul 14, 2011
♥♥♥♥ by pim alot♥♥♥♥

Keelin Corscadden
Keelin Corscadden Posted Jul 14, 2011
Yay I'm in too!
Good luck everybody =)

Roberta Graver
Roberta Graver Posted Jul 14, 2011
♥♥ Thankyou - a friend just told me to see your response. Thank you so much!!

Kate Brewer
Kate Brewer Posted Jul 14, 2011
CM Carter's work, amazing, and I love biscuits!!!

Roberta Graver
Roberta Graver Posted Jul 14, 2011
OK - I'm totally new at this....'how' do you vote? can't figure out how to 'mark' my faves..

ellie kneeland
ellie kneeland Posted Jul 14, 2011
@Roberta Graver...it's right under each picture (bottom right). it's a big * symbol and says faves.

Roberta Graver
Roberta Graver Posted Jul 15, 2011
ahhhh the * doesn't show up till u put the cursor over it...i'm a little slow...sorry!

Maria Hegedus
Maria Hegedus Posted Jul 15, 2011
how do you submit? to the flickr page?

ellie kneeland
ellie kneeland Posted Jul 16, 2011
@Maria Hegedus...you submit directly on here, but it's closed now. If you click on the big blue box at the very top of the page that says "get full details" you will see all the info. The next one is for October.

Jessy atteborough
Jessy atteborough Posted Jul 17, 2011
I really like the clothesline idea... Is the winner chosen only by votes... Cos the deserving ones don't seem to be getting too many votes.

Richael  Carroll
Richael Carroll Posted Jul 17, 2011
WOW guys, well done! This months submissions are excellent. Unfortunately couldn't submit myself this month, hopefully next time. Good luck everyone :)

billy heffernan
billy heffernan Posted Jul 17, 2011
that keelin girl is somthin special she should def win!!!

indranil saha
indranil saha Posted Jul 18, 2011
I loved Rashi's work !! :D Good luck Rashi !! :)

rashi khandelwal
rashi khandelwal Posted Jul 18, 2011
can i know... how my votes get reduced??? i need a fair answer..please.. dis is annoying!

okat
okat Posted Jul 18, 2011
To All Doodlers -- Just a heads up that in our most recent showcase (August Calendar Draw), we logged 45-50 invalid members, and all of them made votes that we are marking as invalid. We've removed the members and their votes and will continue to monitor it as the day goes on.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but the show must go on :)

Good luck everyone,
Editor @ DA

cristina
cristina Posted Jul 18, 2011
pink hair girl...I like Pim,s calendar..

Boris Melgarejo
Boris Melgarejo Posted Jul 18, 2011
@okat, thanks a lot :)

Dan Wolfe
Dan Wolfe Posted Jul 19, 2011
Well done to Keelin, nice pic. And thanks to everyone who voted, so close! :-)

 

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