Thank you everyone for helping us celebrate our 5th Anniversary! Although the actual date of the anniversary was last week (Feb. 8) by the time this post goes up, we are still excited about this sizeable collaboration and for the future of our publication. Below is a list of everyone who participated in this event, which includes a mix of newcomers, long-time readers, and friends.
Thanks again, everyone, for helping us celebrate our 5th Anniversary! Here are the individual submissions from the big collab piece so that you can appreciate all the work the artist put into each piece. Each image redirects to its media file, so you can click on them to see them at full resolution.
We are surprised that the fifth anniversary is sneaking up on us this next Wednesday and would like to do something to celebrate. We won’t be running a contest or anything since Mr. Terzich is still guiltily backlogged on the 4 pages shorts for the Grand Prizes of previous contests, but we want to do a collaboration instead. The plan is to make a collage by everyone who wants to be a part of it. He will make a centerpiece image and then all the other submissions will be shopped in. You don’t have to be a prior fan of Ex Dynmis Chaos to enter. We will accept all who follow the guidelines.
How to participate:
Draw any single character that appears anywhere on the site, whether from a comic page or anywhere else. If you want to shitpost and draw some unnamed background character from a single panel, that’s on you as long as you can point to where they are from on the site. (You may have more than one submission if you’d like).
The image must be either a PNG of TIFF with a transparent background and only contain the character you chose. It does not have to be in color, but the character itself must be solid. We will not accept transparent line art. We also have very low requirements for quality: it can’t just be a stick figure. We will accept kindergarten-level art as long as it roughly looks like the character you chose.
You do not have to coordinate your character choice and everyone could choose to draw the same character for all it matters. In fact, it would be cool to see which character shows up the most.
Your image must be no higher rated than PG-13. We love our more attractive characters, but they must remain clothed.
You do not have to share a name or pseudonym on the post and can remain completely anonymous, though we would like to be able to credit you (it will be a list but we can hyperlink one personal website or social media of your choice to your name)
Send the image to Mr. Terzich at either e-mail address listed here on the site or any website you can find him. Alternatively, you can either post it in the Art Round-up section of our Discord or @ us on Twitter with the tag #EDKyear5. You can also choose to just post a direct link to the image in the comics below this post if you are already hosting it somewhere else, just say something about the link so we know you aren’t a bot (spambots are plenty these days.
We decided this a bit late, so instead of a deadline to meet the actual anniversary on the 8th of this month, we need all submissions by FEB 11th so we can post the collage the following week and pin it to the top of the site for the rest of the year.
Please share this around with other readers or artists that are looking for something to do. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below.
Still chugging a little slow this year, but new stuff is actually being produced as we speak, including a couple shorts that were supposed to be on this site last year. But in the meantime, today’s Art Round-up is spotlight on the artist Kiyo [kiyooo on Newgrounds/KiyoInHell on Twitter]. She is a wonderful artist, in both respects of illustration and animation, that doesn’t post nearly enough. While hanging out in the Newgrounds Festivals discord server, she decided to doodle the mascot of this fine publication, Zeba, in various poses and expression as well as adding The Metal in there for good measure. She refers to this as a “Family Portrait” after putting the character’s creator over arching at the top.
On top of this, she also threw Zeba into the background of a recent animation for round 4 of the Newgrounds Animation Summer Jams as a little plushie with a camera that you can see here in Charlie’s Little Dance.
And here is just the a snapshot of how Zeba appears in the video for those that didn’t watch it. I think Kiyo really captured the essence of Zeba there, don’t you?
But that’s not all I’m talking about involving Kiyo in today’s post. I ended up liking her doodles so much that I took her pencils and turned them into fully colored scenes. So, enjoy the my interpretations of the images below to close things out.