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October Calendar Draw

October celebrates far scarier beings than ghouls and goblins: National Boss Day and Mother-in-law Day both fall within the month. Someone's clearly got a sense of humor. October also marks one of your last chances to participate in DA's calendar fun. We've got some inspiring artwork from prior showcase winners right in our clutches and we're getting itchy to print. So, get on it! Draw the month of October 2012 and submit. You could be our next featured artist. How wicked is that!?

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


Submission Guidelines


  • Draw the entire calendar spread for October 2012, including artwork and the days of the week/dates.
  • Feel free to design the layout anyway you like, just be sure to include some kind of blocks for the days of the week.
  • Do it old school: use paint, a pen, marker, or colored pencil. NO vector art accepted.
  • Scan it and BE SURE to save the art at hi-resolution (300dpi minimum), in the case you win, we'll need it to print the final calendar.
  • Submit/Upload a JPG version of your artwork (no larger than 2MB) for voting.
  • Upload your best art, because you only get one submission.



The winner with the most votes will get their artwork featured on the October spread of DA's very first hand-drawn / illustrated calendar! You will receive full credit, praise, and adoration—not to mention two copies of the calendar that you may barter, gift, or hoard all for yourself. We won't judge.


And the winner is...

Uploaded by Nata Metlukh
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All Submissions

Voting is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Uploaded by Anarva D.
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Uploaded by Dan Wolfe
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Uploaded by Cale Coduti
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Uploaded by Heidi Deguzman
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32 Faves

Uploaded by Patience Emily
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35 Faves

Uploaded by Sophie Allison
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8 Faves

Uploaded by Marsha Baker
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Uploaded by fiabeSCa
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Uploaded by Stacey Powitzky
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7 Faves

Uploaded by Catherine Jackman
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Uploaded by Marilyn MacGregor
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17 Faves

Uploaded by gingerlily
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Uploaded by Edward Nel
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7 Faves

Uploaded by pete gillespie
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Uploaded by Súa Agapé
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16 Faves

Uploaded by C M Carter
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Uploaded by James Hipkiss
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Uploaded by Saz Evers
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Uploaded by Stephanie Anne Flis
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Uploaded by Boris Melgarejo
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Heidi Deguzman
Heidi Deguzman Posted Aug 26, 2011
Just submitted my October 2012 Calendar. I hope the JPEG was adequate. I will scan it professionally on Monday, since my scanner is too small for the piece. I also emailed it to the editor. Thanks,

James Hipkiss
James Hipkiss Posted Aug 30, 2011
Just submitted mine, didn't know about the comp until a few days ago so i hope it'll look alrite:)

pete gillespie
pete gillespie Posted Aug 30, 2011
I too have submitted...huzzah. Though I am not convinced by the use of JPEG's...harrumph.

Either way, good luck one and all.

Boris Melgarejo
Boris Melgarejo Posted Aug 30, 2011
just submitted mine too. good luck everybody :)

Edward Nel
Edward Nel Posted Aug 30, 2011
Yeeha... October was fun one to do!!! Good luck all

Anarva D.
Anarva D. Posted Aug 31, 2011
I was so excited to send in my first !!ever!! DA submission that I submitted the wrong file. -_-,
Oh, man! I already sent an email to editor{at}doodlersanonymous{dot}com that I found somewhere on this website. Is that alright? or what should I do? I'm ashamed. -_-

Boris Melgarejo
Boris Melgarejo Posted Aug 31, 2011
@anarva, that's nothing to be ashamed of. don't worry, just wait for the DA staff to contact you :)

Marilyn MacGregor
Marilyn MacGregor Posted Aug 31, 2011
I just submitted my page - this is a great idea! Thanks! Good luck all Doodlers.

Dan Wolfe
Dan Wolfe Posted Aug 31, 2011
Thats mine done! Good luck everyone, can't wait to see the entries, there's always some amazing stuff.

Anarva D.
Anarva D. Posted Aug 31, 2011
Everything fixed. Thanks loads! & Good luck to all!

Stephanie Anne Flis
Stephanie Anne Flis Posted Aug 31, 2011
submitted mine I can't wait to see everyone's entries!!!

Penny Lewin-Hetherington
Penny Lewin-Hetherington Posted Sep 1, 2011
I'm trying to draw something but not sure if I'll finish it in time. If there is a November comp, I may add it for that!

Penny Lewin-Hetherington
Penny Lewin-Hetherington Posted Sep 1, 2011
It maybe December

C M Carter
C M Carter Posted Sep 1, 2011
About to upload my entry. 5 for 5!

Looking forward to seeing everyone's, as ever.

Anjo Bolarda
Anjo Bolarda Posted Sep 1, 2011
hahahah! they are all so cute hehehe! :D

Philip Carroll
Philip Carroll Posted Sep 3, 2011
looking great...some amazing work here!

Catherine Jackman
Catherine Jackman Posted Sep 4, 2011
Look forward to the next showcase was fun doing this :)

Chrissie Raysor
Chrissie Raysor Posted Sep 4, 2011
I had a tough time choosing between a few!

Boris Melgarejo
Boris Melgarejo Posted Sep 5, 2011
Nata Metlukh, I hope you win :)

Rick Fitzgerald
Rick Fitzgerald Posted Sep 5, 2011
Some AMAZING stuff here. Loved the Marilyn MacGregor one with all the subtle drawings!

Emilio Lopez
Emilio Lopez Posted Sep 7, 2011
Beautiful submissions!

Marco Posted Sep 7, 2011
You guys got worse! MAYBE Dan W and C M Carter, but the rest are to children drawings. An artist make you feel something ( sad, happy, disturb, bizarre etc). if your are smoking yerba and its not good shit, don't draw, go to sleep.

Hugo Posted Sep 7, 2011
@marco You should submit to the next calendar showcase if you don't like what you see :)

Stephanie Anne Flis
Stephanie Anne Flis Posted Sep 7, 2011
@ Marco your comments got worse. Do you have anything better to do with your time than be negative. You had a negative comment last showcase too. I agree with HUGO maybe YOU should enter. Lets see how "good" you are.

Ella Claire
Ella Claire Posted Sep 7, 2011
Love the toes dipped in the water and the music one.

Jason Allenby
Jason Allenby Posted Sep 7, 2011
The boy Gillespie's is different class - must have took ages.

Collette Abery
Collette Abery Posted Sep 7, 2011
Love them all!

pete gillespie
pete gillespie Posted Sep 7, 2011
That was a bit tense....well done Nata, not sure what happens now.

Nitika Gupta
Nitika Gupta Posted Sep 7, 2011
ooh a draw between between Pete and Nata... What's going to happen now???

Dan Wolfe
Dan Wolfe Posted Sep 7, 2011
Great show this time round! And a draw just to prove how close it is :-)

pete gillespie
pete gillespie Posted Sep 7, 2011
Marco, you mention 'children drawings'(sic), like that's a bad thing and rant about having to 'feel something' felt strong enough to post, job done....well done all.

pete gillespie
pete gillespie Posted Sep 7, 2011
A apt.

okat Posted Sep 7, 2011
Talk about a tight race folks. Well done. It seems that the team and I here at DA will have to break the tie. We'll make our decision in the coming days and announce it on the blog. Thank you all for participating!

Boris Melgarejo
Boris Melgarejo Posted Sep 7, 2011
Like I said, I do hope Nata Metlukh win :)

C M Carter
C M Carter Posted Sep 7, 2011
Looks like it's an old fashioned doodle off ;)

Edward Nel
Edward Nel Posted Sep 8, 2011
Marco probably tells everyone how well he can draw... let's see your stuff. Always someone in the peanut gallery!!!!
Remember this is supposed to be fun...

Marina S
Marina S Posted Sep 19, 2011
These are great! I especially love the mushrooms and witch. Also, the two that tied were very good. I think the fish tank one was neat and "outside the box."

Madison Dybevik
Madison Dybevik Posted Sep 19, 2011
i vote for pete gillespie, the second to last one and it is aweosme

Penny Lewin-Hetherington
Penny Lewin-Hetherington Posted Sep 29, 2011
What great entries.... That Marco dude is probably too scared to post something that he has to let it out on others...


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