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Noo Year


Happy New Year, Zhao club!! We're at 60,000+ pageviews, nearly 140 members, and 400+ watchers :wow: CRAZY!!! Well not *so* crazy considering the subject matter but you know XD

Anyways! With the new year comes some awesome contests! Inspired by Pretty-Angel's suggestion from the last journal: :flame:Seasonal Zhao Contest!:flame:

The object of the contest is to create the best image depicting a seasonal Zhao XD I think winter (in this hemisphere at least) is Dec-Feb? Right? so lets start with a winter Zhao theme! I don't imagine firebenders love winter as much (except for possibly log burning?)... anyways, not sure how many people will be interested in these but maybe if we have enough entries we can choose a few good ones from each round and make a calendar of it for 2009? Who knows?!?!

Entries can be drawn or painted or written or whatever you'd like, as usual! There are no restrictions, go ahead and be as ridiculous as you like, I think we sort of broke the original 'no slash' rule a while ago XD Winner will be decided based on originality/ effort/ concept, even if you don't consider yourself the greatest artist, you'll still have a great chance as long as we can see how much work you put in :3 The winner of the popular vote will get their deviation put up as the featured piece, and will have more consideration in the final decision. On the off chance that we do make a calendar or something, and you want to conform to the calendar image submitting standards, please check this out FAQ #698: How should I design and submit a calendar? for image size requirements.

Due date will be... Feb 20th! So you have plenty of time!

Prize will be some sort of sub or itunes credit or somesuch like that, to be amended as it is decided :B If you'd like to donate a prize please note to let us know! Also the contests are only open to members, if you'd like to participate but are not a member feel free to join at any time.

Any other questions can be noted or commented here!

Have fun and good luck!




:new:The Winner Is...:new:
:iconalciha::iconalciha::iconalciha:
with his deviation
AtlA: Zhao's Winter Campaign by alciha

Congrats! He recieved the most votes in addition to being chosen for his great concept :3

Thanks so much to everyone who participated! The spring contest is coming up next!


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:iconshingworks: [founder]
:iconfoxysquid: [co-mod] :iconrufftoon: [co-mod]


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:flame: THE CLUB :flame:

If you are a fan of Admiral Zhao from the Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar the Last Airbender, then this is the club for you! If you hate him and want him to fall into a wagon of poo like in Back to the Future, then this is also the place for you! Even if you're just a fan of the show and like joining stuff so you can put your icon all over the place, come on in! If you are a fan of differential equations, get the hell out.

:flame:JOINING :flame:

Not so hard, all you have to do is note me and you will be in the club. You don't have to slap the club on your page or anything, but feel free if you wish. Members can submit their art to the site and win fabulous prizes (no purchase necessary)!

:flame: SUBMITTING WORK :flame:

The best part is you get to pimp your art all over Deviantart. Anything related to our favorite asshole, including hate art, is allowed. Once you're a member, just note the club and it will get posted.

:flame: WHY ZHAO?... ISN'T HE LIKE, UGLY AND UNPOPULAR :flame:

You just shut your damn mouth.

:flame: RANDOM GALLERY PICKS :flame:
Sweet Nostalgia by foxysquid Zhao takes the Cake page one by kingmukatan New Business Model by Pretty-Angel Too close by Go-Devil-Dante by NoSelfControl Zhao x Narcissa by Makani by NoSelfControl :thumb74717842:

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Zhao Lives Stamp by NoSelfControl Good cake Stamp by Inspirized
Pantsu Zhao by NoSelfControlPantsu Hahn by alexds1 by TheHahnShow
  • Listening to: Sungi horns
  • Playing: Go Fish
  • Eating: Cake
  • Drinking: Tea
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kartos Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Yea, those are certainly highly illegal. That's why DA automatically turn on Prints for stuff in fantart categories. I think the only way legally around it is extreme satire, and even then one would prolly have to get the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to back them up. Like here: [link]

Considering how/what Nick has done about Avatar on YouTube, I don't put it past them to care. Years ago, I interviewed Charles Keegan at DragonCon and asked him about this type of issue. He's an artist that Tor hires for book covers, and he told me that if he is commissioned for a painting of a character that's in one of the books, that isn't illegal. If he sells prints of that painting, it is. Basically you're making money off someone else's character designs. If anyone reported it or recognized it on DA, it would be toast. I wonder though, since the creators seem to love the fans, and the group has Rufftoon, Is it possible to get permission, or... god even have the contest run with them? lol
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shingworks Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I don't think its totally imperative to have it printed, also I def don't want to push any boundaries when it comes to Avatar, which has given us fans so much ;_; =Pretty-Angel's suggestion of a wallpaper type thing sounds a lot better, and much more accessible! Maybe like a combined pack at the end of the year would be cool
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kartos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Yeah, that's true. I do like the wallpaper idea. :D
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kartos Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
er, i meant turns OFF prints in fanart categories
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I suppose selling a fan art calendar here on dA could be a problem although I've heard some artists just ignore or somehow evade the copyright issues.

Just an idea: What about doing a wallpaper calender? Means providing the winning arts in several typical wallpaper formats with a calendar-look. Something like [link] (Random picture found by google...)
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rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
I agree with the desktop calendar idea- definitely less legal hassles then :)
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
And it's easier for everyone to get it. A cheap and member-friendly solution. I mean not everyone is able or willing to buy stuff from dA for different reasons... ^^;
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shingworks Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thats a great idea! Damn maybe you should be running this contest XD
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I've no idea how to run a contest - so I just come up with some more or less clever ideas from time to time. I'm not sub lieutenant for nothing. XD
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
The calendar! Whohoo! :w00t:


P.s.: It's =Pretty-Angel not ~PrettyAngel XD
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