Hey kids, guess what time of year it is!?
That's right, it's time to start our new TheColorless Calendar Project !
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Q: What is the CL Calendar?
A: TheColorless Calendar is a project that several of our members on the website have participated in working on. Each month is drawn by a different artist, who's art you can find in the older 2014 Calendar Thread, and in the Artists of Colorless Thread!
@SirTingles and I have decided to get a head start this year by beginning the project in June, so that artists will have a fair amount of time drawing their respective months instead of being on a much too stressful and pressuring deadline, which was a mistake that was made last year and interfered with exams and plans a lot of people happened to have going on at the same time. With this extended deadline, we hope to take some of that pressure off of our artists and provide them with a more reasonable schedule to follow that doesn't require us to pester them about their progress each week or make them feel that they need to rush. We are hoping that this also gives artists more time to think about what they'd like to draw and to give us more of an earlier notice in case they might not be able to complete their pieces.
Some things we are doing different this year
For one, this year we will be using the website RedBubble to manufacture and distribute the calendars, which will be much simpler and safer for members to purchase their items.
Welcome to Redbubble, a free marketplace that helps thousands of artists reach new audiences and sell their work more easily. RB gives you access to a wide range of high quality products, just waiting for your designs to make them more amazing. We coordinate everything from printing and shipping through to ongoing customer service, giving you more time to focus on creating great art and design (and occasionally watching cat videos on the internet).
In short, RedBubble is a website that allows you to print your art on any of their given products, and pays you for it. RedBubble manufactures shirts, bags, calendars, iPhone cases, and artist prints. You get paid for the art you have provided for the item, and the website gets paid for how much shipping and manufacturing costs. *With this website, we can directly link email@example.com's Paypal to CL's RedBubble account, making it a lot easier for members to buy and receive their products. For each calendar sold, CL will receive a small donation from RedBubble.
All proceeds will be directly donated to TheColorless.net to help our website continue running for as long as possible. Show your support by flaunting your CL pride and donating to the website!
You may view CL's RedBubble account here. Keep an eye out for any other future merchandise we might decide to sell!
Now, another thing we are big on this year is time and reliability. As I said before, our timing with the 2014 Calendar was poorly done, so we would like to avoid those sort of conflicts this time around. If for any reason you do not think you will finish your piece, please let us know ahead of schedule so that we can hand over your work to somebody else willing to do it and complete it. A major issue we had last year was expecting artists to hand in their work BEFORE the given deadline, but due to unavoidable issues we received the work too late and the Calendar was not released at the originally predicted time. This is not the fault of our artists, as they did their best with what little time they had.