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Parent: TheColorless 2018 Calendar Project [COMPLETED WITH DOWNLOAD LINK]

  1. #1092742017-02-23 23:04:55Inia said:

    While I'd read in the other comment thread about anime shows vs using the site mascots, I'm making a new comment since it could develop into a deeper side discussion.

    I'd like to stick with using the mascots because, if selling the calendar becomes a thing, it's completely original content and not fanart. Instead, if we went for a unifying calendar theme that people voted on, it may make this project more dynamic.

    The last artbook I was part of, we kept the themes based "earth" and had color themes as well. It varied from nature to urban settings, but it evoked the concept of living life. Having color sections harmonized the artbook, so that it transitioned like a rainbow.

    While CL is "colorless," the mascots can remain in neutral forms of grey while the scenes for the pieces in each month focus on seasonal colors. Winter, spring, summer, fall. From cool to warm colors. From there, the artists can interpret the months based on how they feel inspired.

    But of course, these are just ideas. I'm interested in seeing what others have in mind. I've never seen the other calendars before, so I'm completely unaware of what has been done in the past.

  2. #1092842017-02-24 05:57:55shafnat said:

    Umm, well tho i agree on both ideas, i think these two are a different ideas.

    The idea of sticking to draw mascots is the idea of the real "CL" calendar project, as it represents that it is made by CL, from CL, and for CL. Tho i really think that this idea wouldn't be good to monetize because they are... well you know the reason. This idea is good to represent the CL for sure, and would be better enjoyed by also the members of CL.

    And the other idea is good for making money as said in a comment somewhere above. The user of the calendar would recognize the character they will see in every month pages eventhough they are not a CL member. I think it is also a good project for making money, but it would be a different project with the first one.

  3. #1092892017-02-24 08:07:01Lieutenant said:

    Originality is what I'd like to achieve, though it prevents you from making money as much as people are more interested in buying a product that is well-known throughout the world. Though it's more of an exposure for CL to draw its mascots that I'd hate to break the tradition.

    Money-wise though, I still hate to make this a part of "money-project" as I said, I prefer more the interaction between members (doing stuffs instead of everything being empty, fun stuffs!) rather than working for money, in the end none of us gets money from what we do.

  4. #1093082017-02-24 23:06:05Inia said:

    If Shafnat's talking about a separate project entirely dedicated to fund-raising, then that would be okay. Though I'd suggest having someone else run that project, and at a different time, so that there's no conflict between deadlines.

    But I do agree that the calendar project itself has a good tradition for community involvement. Using the mascots makes it more meaningful that way. If money was in the mix, than I'd only nudge that Donate button on the right. So there would be no need to worry about profits, just cover the production costs.