February Calendar Draw

February Calendar Draw

February is a rebel. Not only is it the shortest month, it trips us up every 4 years. February is infamous as the season of chocolate hearts and spikes in sappy card sales. But, it's also national bird-feeding month, the age of Aquarius... and possibly the month that the DA calendar features your artwork!

We heart you February. Good luck!

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


Art by: Pesperebere

56 Faves

By: IChernLai
17 Votes

By: Timothy J. Reynolds
33 Votes

By: Beavory
25 Votes

By: Jenny
27 Votes

By: Ryo
10 Votes

By: Beverly Ealdama
26 Votes

By: Boris Melgarejo
12 Votes

By: elvia montemayor
8 Votes

By: skudfisher
52 Votes

By: Mazie-Olivia Bishop
8 Votes

By: Martina Skender
35 Votes

By: Verna Grant
21 Votes

By: flupdiwup
29 Votes

By: C M Carter
9 Votes

By: Lena
23 Votes

By: Richard Tingley
17 Votes

By: Amy Windridge
11 Votes

By: Amy Law
6 Votes

By: Jennifer Spencer
9 Votes

By: Ted
17 Votes


  1. seems pretty cool, lets try this

  2. i dig it!! size wise.. 8.5 x 11? does it have to relate to the month?

  3. I had the same question about size, until I remembered that most scanners are letter size, and we are supposed to keep it "vertical" which is the format of standard calendars. As long we keep the fold line free of text and use a vertical format, they should be able to make it work.

  4. yeah that's what i figured :)

  5. @Ellie: It does NOT have to be related to February in regards to drawing hearts and arrows, but it does need to have the word February somewhere in the submission and include the correct days/dates for February 2012. @Francine: We ask that you bear with us as we finalize the exact specifications. We do know that it will be vertical. You should be safe if you make your drawing anywhere between 8.5x11" to 11x17"

  6. Ok, sorry to bring up the size thing again...but does this mean that we'd do the top illustration on an 8.5x11 AND the bottom calendar dates on a second same-sized sheet? Or are we supposed to fold a letter-sized sheet in half? Thanks!

  7. @Liv it sounds like you fold an 8.5 x 11 or 11 x 17 in half

  8. so excited for this project, dont even know where to start..

  9. yAy!

  10. Far ouit Febuary...Im arookie here, Im thinkin I am gonna give it a whirl!

  11. NO VECTOR ART... well then count me in.... what size... my question too

  12. @Liv Lane: The final (total) illustration should be at a minimum of 8.5x11 inches. I know it's hard, but try and not get caught up so much in the FINAL specs. Just have fun and create something great. Participation is the key :)

  13. BTW: February has 29 days in 2012 :)

  14. i dont understand bout the paper.

  15. i'm so excited !! i can't wait to see all submission!!

  16. what a fantastic challenge - drawing gloves ON!

  17. wow! this is awesome!!! will join :D goodluck everybody :) so 8.5X11 it is.. uhhh fold it vertically in half?

  18. (((((FUN))))))

  19. This sounds fun >< I wish I could doodle

  20. At the risk of sounding like a perfectionist which I try to unsubscribe to, but to help out the non-direction readers who are confused about the paper... I think the size of the scanner bed dictates the size of your masterpiece, but I believe they are referring to original artwork done on an 8.5"X11" piece of paper folded in half hamburger style (making it 5.5"x8") open it up and use the whole page spread vertically (portrait layout) for your new fangled old school masterpiece. oui?

  21. @Melissa: Thanks for the effort to try and resolve the confusion. @Everyone Else: Okay… Sorry for all the confusion. It's the just that we are still working with our print vendor to finalize the specs. My best answer for now is that it's truly only the winner that will have to deal with the final size, fold and spec. For now, have fun and create your awesome calendar art in a portrait orientation (just be sure to save the original so we can scan it at the resolution we'll need). Good luck!

  22. Mine is all done, just need to scan it and submit it later today! :)

  23. any restrictions on using Ps to adjust our "old school" calendar?

  24. Looking forward to seeing everyone's submissions!

  25. Just submitted mine. Good luck everybody :)

  26. this is my first showcase submission! excited :D

  27. Amazing stuff guys!

  28. Anyone else having trouble voting?

  29. nice!!!

  30. Hey... I submitted mine but it's not there..

  31. Lots of great submissions. Nice work by all.

  32. juan Carlos Palacios RULEEEEEES!!!! Ü

  33. When does the voting close?

  34. How many votes do we get?

  35. nvm :)

  36. @Skudfisher: Voting ends Monday, February 28th at 11am Eastern. Great submission by the way :) @Slaymaker: You can fave as many as you'd like.

  37. Being able to vote for more than one is a huge relief... They are all so great.

  38. Whoa at all the submissions! XD Aside from mine, here are my favorites >> Juan Carlos Palacios, Audrey Dugas du Villard, Richard Tingley, Jenny, Beavory, flupdiwup, and Ted :)

  39. Niiiiiiice!

  40. Such a wonderful collection! I am honored to be apart of it!


  42. @okat, hey there! can I suggest on the next showcases to let DA users to put the title of their work and a short description about it :)

  43. Wish I'd tried this is awesome and challenging and I am a dud for not participating.... well there are 10 months to work up my courage ????????

  44. @Ayn Yezzi JUST DO IT! :)


  46. These are spectacular! Just joined, so I missed the deadline. Looking forward to submitting for future showcases.

  47. kudos to everyone who participated. such great work-- i think i may have faved every one! :)


  49. Good, ALL very good!

  50. they are all beautiful

  51. These are amazing. The 2012 DA calendar is going to ROCK. I had a lot of faves -- I just couldn't help myself :D

  52. Good job you allow people to vote for more than one submission, they're all so good it was so hard to choose :)

  53. I so want to have a go for March, I hope that this continues. Just ran out of time this one. I love the beaver too.

  54. I have never seen a calendar doodled! These are great. :D

  55. So close! What an amazingly fun contest! Congrats to the winner. I think we should all make our own full calendars now! This is too much fun :)

  56. SO !! SO ! CLOSE thank you all VERY MUCH ! I want to do another one already!! :)

  57. Congratulations Juan Carlos Palacios so close to skudfisher's entry XD Looking forward to the next showcase :)

  58. It is very nice to see people that still draw so well and with great creativity. Congratulation.

  59. I love the winner as much as the next doodler...but I just wish the dates after the 9th went with the correct day...

  60. oh goodness. thanks to the commenter above me. i noticed Juan Carlos Palacio's arrangment of days is wrong. looks like skudfisher is the clear winner here.

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