Board mascot Anonymous Admin 223
We're looking for a board mascot! As is traditional for imageboards, our mascot should be an anthropomorphic representation of our community. You're free to interpret this in any way you like, as long as it results in a visually cohesive character design.
All submissions to this thread will be put up to vote in 10 days. We'll vote on the design of the character, not the artwork itself. Have fun!
>tfw have a good idea but cant draw for shit
Im sure someone else will think of something similar anyway, looking foward to seeing what everyone comes up with!
Anonymous Admin 225
You can discuss ideas here, maybe you'll inspire an artist! >>>/b/149
Yessss! I'll do it as soon as I can, thank you admin!
Can we have more than one? Since this an imageboard for girls to congregate I think it'd be fitting. I'm thinking we could have a group of 4-5 miners, complete with appropriate garb (hat, pick axe, overalls, etc etc). I may try to contribute some sketches when I get the chance but just throwing some ideas out there in the mean time.
Shouldn't there be an annoucement for the board-tan contest? I think many miners don't visit the /meta/ thread, so they won't know about this contest until it's too late.
I think that's a good idea, but I feel like one recognizable mascot would be more appropriate.>>228
I think an announcement would be a good idea. Kinda what lolcow does when they have a townhall or hellweek.
I don't have my drawing tablet with me right now but I did this reallllly quick design sketch. It's really rough still but later when I can I'll try to recreate it and color it digitally for a final copy!
Here's my attempt! Sorry about the shoddy phone pic and terrible handwriting, lol.
For the theme I just went with crystals and coffee/tea/anything you could get at a cafe, really. The outfit colors follow the default theme but could easily be changed to match the other themes.
i tried but this probably has too many details lol
Colors could be swapped for other stuff, I just went with the main board theme.
it seems like the two main interpretations of crystal cafe denizens are A. cute cafe-going girls and B. actual literal miners, so i doodled up both! not really sure what to do about the color palette(s) so that's still up in the air
damn this is tight. i love the colour palette, fits the theme of the site
Here's my attempt at a board-tan!
I inspired it in the autumn theme and overall "cozy" feeling of the site by making it a very warm palette. However, i also contrasted it by putting colours from the main theme (greens/blues) in the eyes and the jewels/pins.
Tried to mix the masculinity of the "miner" theme with a more feminine touch.
I also tried to not make her too detailed because i feel it would be an issue.
Sorry for wonky anatomy, haven't drawn female bodies digitally in a while lol
Looking at these makes me want two really want two mascots! They can be best friends! Maybe you can switch up the hair and skin tones for one of them. Maybe one with short hair and one with long hair/different hair colors. I can totally justify having two mascots because I feel like I can find a friend to talk to on this site. These are both super cute.
if that's what people are interested in then i might draw that! maybe one with the regular theme colors and one with the dark crystal palette. any suggestions are welcome 👌
agreed. light and dark crystal-tans would be really cute.
damn i was gonna design one but yours is pretty similar to what mine has lol, im more for the designs that look like a miner
Hey there miners, here's my design. Excuse my weebness, I just think maid cafes have cute clothing. I got lazy and decided not to render it properly, also I didn't wanna miss the deadline if anyone likes it I can paint it better the next time, i guess
Wanted to mix the obvious two name elements with cozy, earthy-ish colors.
Also, yeah, the hat makes no sense lol but I wanted this ~barista~ feel to her hair, so it was my artistic license.
samefag to add, if anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to tell me! I can change the color scheme and stuff like that~
I would love some feedback!
I think these are my favs right now.>>238
I kinda like this idea too! Maybe one mascot more ~mineresque~ and the other one more cafe like?
>i was gonna design one but yours is pretty similar to what mine has
Post it still, anon! I am loving to see everyone's art and designs. Change a bit if you feel like it, but I bet it's not gonna be identical anyway, so show us yout art~
ha this is cute. i really like this one but i wish the colors were more like >>233
or fitting of the boards. (i know its fall rn so the orange theme is a thing but still)
Hehe I guess I am just biased because orange is my favorite color. I made her eyes aqua green because of the main theme, but I guess it is too subtle :c
When I get back to my tablet, I can changethe color scheme! Maybe pastel pink dress and aqua green gloves/hat? Or the opposite? I accept suggestions! Thanks for the feedback btw~
Anonymous Admin 269
Submission deadline is extended to the end of the month! The survey will be put up on October 1st.
I have an idea for a mascot and I can draw relatively well. Can i draw it on paper like an oldschool poorfag and have someone one of you guys make some digital version if anyone likes it? ty in advance yo.
I just want a cute chibi dolly with crystals on her hair, sob.
this is actually a really cute idea, anon. i like it
Hey anons! Excuse me for the shoddiest repaint ever, but since its just a test, I thought maybe it wouldnt be so offensive lol
Following this suggestion -> >>258
Which one do you like better? Any suggestions on another possible color scheme?
Also, I forgot to paint her eyes with a stronger color (like amber) in case this light scheme is preferred.
I just noticed as i posted that my tablet's colors are kinda weird/not calibrated right. Apologies, anons!
Also, I could also change saturation/hue of the colors as well, not just the whole color scheme. Also could change hair color and such.
Still adorable, Anon! I love all the contributions so far, it's so fun to see the different interpretations.
Oh man, it's actually really hard to choose between the two, but I'm probably leaning more towards the pink.
well I'm already saving this sweaty miner as a react sooooooo party over here
pink ones real cute but yeah maybe extract the number code (u know what im talking about im high so i cant think of the word) from the actual site theme and make the pink a little more peachy colored like the spoiler is
I can whip that up and edit it if Drawnon doesn't mind.
I don't mind at all, feel free to do it!
As I said, my tablet was a bit uncalibrated (or my pc, maybe?), so when I got on my PC, I saw that the color were pretty off. I guess I should have color picked from an screenshot of the site, though. Sorry again!
Feel free to edit as you will~
I like the pink one better but agree with >>295
about extracting the exact colors from the site>>279
Also this one is super cute, and I would love a chibi design of the official mascot once it's chosen
Quickly did this shitty repaint on top of another shitty repaint with my laptop touchpad lol
now I actually color picked from the theme, I believe the color should be a bit better.
She's cute, although I'm not sure how I feel about the whole lolita-esque get up. Maybe it'd be better if her outfit was a bit more subtley girly and sweet.
>>355waiting for a wild seagull to say how maids are not lolita or maybe that was me
But anyway, maybe any other designs here could interest you, anon? >>235
>>232 These is pretty girly an cute and also share elements in common like skirts and thigh highs~
Or you could design your own cause I really feel like we could use more contestants ;_;
Full version if someone is interested! Saged
Anon, I love this! This has my vote. Saged.
i might have some time to make one tomorrow, but beware i draw weebshit animu.
This is still my favorite
This one needs work tbh. The pose looks off.. or is that supposed to be a weird retarded baby leg… also face is ugly.
oh man, i think this one's my favourite. love the color palette and her hair is so adorable.
oh also, has anyone considered doing individual boardtans as well? i don't know if each board has a distinct vibe from one another quite yet but it could still be fun maybe? pardon the double post.
i'm down for that!>>362
not feeling this one, tbh.. it doesn't have that mascot aura?
i was thinking something funny but cute like a manga web comic styled one. also, the survey is still going on about our domain name so i think it's too soon to draw a strictly miner mascot.
Anonymous Admin 374
It seems that our users think there is not enough variety yet and we should give artists more time to come up with designs. Especially now that we are having an influx of new users, it might be a good idea to push the deadline further back. Would it be too flakey of me to do so? My suggestion is making this contest an ongoing thing, adding new contestants to an ongoing survey, and waiting until there is a definite majority vote on a design that users are enthusiastic about.
Please let me know what you think!
Also, please remember that this is not a drawing contest, but merely a character design contest. The designs should not be judged by artistic skill but by which design represents our community best.
I like the idea of a multiple board-tans, but boards will be in constant flux as the size and interests of the userbase changes. A pair or small group of friends to symbolize the community aspect would be cute. Don't be shy to experiment and come up with different ideas, there doesn't have to be one board-tan.
Thank you so much for the contributions so far. I appreciate every single one. Crystal.cafe has been a very rewarding experience for me so far and I thank you for it.
If the name changes I can design a new one (although I like the name tbh), to me it only made sense have it go along with the name theme when I first designed it like a month a go hehe
Pushing it back is all good, not flakey at all. I think pushing it back is a good idea since I do wanna see more variety aswell
A casual cozy girl. Not my best drawing ever, just a concept.
This is my favorite design conceptually.
I feel like if the mug was filled with crystals like this anon's drawing >>362
it would be perfect. COLLAB???
We don't really have enough of a board culture to make a mascot yet really. Like all of these are just going by the name where the others have the design incorporated but also the personality of a stereotypical user.
Cute, I like this one c:
i-is that the lolcow board mascot on the table?!
Yes. I like to imagine that Lolcow is Crystal-Chan's older autistic sister who the younger chan pities.
fucking incredible. I am laughing so hard. 10/10 anon
This is more accurate to the average user lmao
we are all cute anime girls here>>469
this one gets my vote. epic
I like the anthropomorphic idea so I drew a bat girl.
i really dig this, anon! it's a different approach and i'm totally with it. kinda reminds me of the fran bow art style.
I like it, except the bat's face doesn't have to be so ugly and oversized.
the unnecessary rudeness ITT sometimes…
Eh, it's pretty tame compared to lolcow, don't you think?
Yeah, absolutely. But still uncalled for, in my opinion.
I hear you! But unfortunately, Internet anonymity will bring out the worst in others. Oh well.
kinda OT but it seems like everyone has forgotten lolcow-tan. like they choose a mascot and that was the end of it, no more drawings or memes of her. it would be nice if that doesn't happen here
I plan on drawing something for an OC banner with the winning design or something like that, I think it would be cool! (if everyone else likes the drawing of course)
I like this one a lot, I think the design is visually interesting.
When will voting ensue, Admin-san?
Let's have our mascot be Tomoko.
Aww, I'd love that ;_; there's a lot of cute artwork tho, It would suck if we didn't choose one from the thread
4chan has yotsuba, we have tomoko
but ur right, it would be a shame to not consider one of the mascot drawings in this thread, which i feel are all pretty good and mascot worthy.
We could have twin mascots? I love these!
Never got an answer, but I'm still curious about it
>>543 I hate Tomoko with a burning passion, so no.
I also played around with the "miner" thing and also kind of a diner/cafe- waitress outfit. I also used the colors of the board's theme. >>285
I love it
is this orangey autumny theme temporary tho? i thought the original site colors were like green or something
I didn't think this was was gonna be eligible for voting, lmao gg admins
tbf I genuinely want someone to go in
on making a proper, really detailed a r t version of >>469
once the mascot is chosen. Like so so badly.
All the artists in this thread, please. You're all so talented. Make my christmas. Deliver us this precious art.
If the original artist could please explain some of what is going on, I might be interested in giving my take on it? Because right now it's a little confusing and I want to know the story behind the art.
I already voted but I'd like to vote again just to choose this one.
mfw I didn't even vote for my own artwork :'D
all of these are so cute but tbh i don't like them enough to be our board mascot..
i was thinking of houseki no kuni's characters as our mascots. they're all literally called and are gems. i think it's perfect for crystal.cafe and each girl in it is a different stone so there's one for everyone~
Some of us would prefer original mascots, though
that's fine as well~ it was just a suggestion and i think it would be pretty cute.
i feel like it's too early to pick one though because a lot of these are still rough sketches?
To anyone who hasn't voted yet, here's the link to take the survey: >>584
Ahhh it was lowkey hard to pick one I liked the best because they all had potential
Also when the mascot is chosen can we see some more drawings of it in different styles?<3 I would love to see everyone else's take on it
Seconding this, I love this concept and honestly it's the only reason I check this thread.
I voted on my own and kinda feel bad about it :')>>595
I am >>514
so yes! I plan on doing something original with the mascot picked. i just hope it's not >>469 tbh even though i like it, i didn't want it to be our official mascot lol
i am weirdly honored that someone actually saved this.
When will we knowwwww plz?
yeah, that and a few others in the kiki threads.
i wanted to try my hand at the mascot contest here, too, but irl stuff became distracting and i couldn't finish anything in time…
I think the results might be a bit overdue now, right? (sorry if I sounded salty or mean)
A-admin san, did something happen?
Voted for this. Love how she looks strong, not some little anime blob.
Anonymous Admin 987
Sorry for neglecting this! I have not announced a winner yet because none of the submissions is significantly more popular than the others, and a large portion of users voted that they did not like any of the designs enough. I would suggest waiting a bit longer while I try to find ways to encourage more artists to join.
here's a suuuper rough doodle. i kinda totally
stole elements from other mascot drafts i liked, namely >>279
and the first choice in the survey. for some reason i'm unable to find it in this thread? probably looking over it.
their designs seemed very 'chan', imo. very simplistic, yet cute.
this girlie can change her colors to match each board theme, but for now i just loosely used crystal. her skin tone is left undefined to emulate >>589
but it could also be an inclusivity thing. like with homestuck
anyhoo, what exactly do miners want to see design wise? i'm not concerned with body type since it's assumed people will do what's done with yotsuba over @4c & doodle her as everything from a buff body builder to a statuesque lady, holy hell i've typed a lot for this scribble.
to finish up this essay, if i can get like, four people who like this? i'll attempt to finalize it! thanks for reading
I can't draw for shit but I imagine a super NEET girl in a hardhat picking her nose mining for boogers
Anon this is so cute! Her miner outfit is a really cool design.
I can't draw but when I think of a crystal cafe mascot I think of a girl who is half minef half maid.
Oh, that's kinda sad tbh. But hopefully more people will draw new mascots then?>>1003
How about this one, anon? >>362
Or this one? >>477
Maybe even this one, although not maid, but waitress >>582
Wow, I really love this one!!
Victorian Woman mascot when?
If any of you can mix Victorian women and miners, you automatically have my vote.
Even though I already drew a mascot, I am very tempted to draw something like this, hmm
Id personally like a Victorian girl covered in gems and jewelry. She doesn't need to be a miner imo, and having tons of gems would do match the word crystal.
Ugh. Sorry for the typo. Attaching this one just because I think it's funny. Also thanks butthurt anon who gave us the Victorian idea. ILY.
Oh man, i would love to draw a victorian-chan since it's such a fun and creative idea, but like >>1009
i already drew a mascot so i can't :(
Hope someone does use the idea!
Anonymous Admin 1044
Everyone is welcome to submit more than one design!
Ah alright, thank you admin! It's nice to know we can submit more than one <3
non colored sketch…
I tried to do a Victorian-cahn lol it's only a non-colored sketch, but yeah.
I am pretty happy with her design but i wasn't sure how to color her since i wasn't sure if i wanted to use the popular colors of the era to keep with the theme or maybe incorporate the board colors in her (which wouldn't fit too much imo)
I made a skirt and Pantaloon version for variety reasons and to accommodate the variety of women we have in this board with different preferences.
I incorporated a pickax on the umbrella, as well as a pickax+female sign mesh on the fan so the miner theme would be present without being overwhelming.
It has multiple coffee references in the hairpin, the neck thing, and the fan, as well as crystals on the hair and in the fan as well.
Also her waist is extra tiny because corsets and shit and i wanted to keep true to the theme (used various Victorian drawing as reference, and wew at those waists) regardless of how fucked up it looks lmao.
I love her too, she's cute
This isn't as appealing as it looked in my head.
YES YES YES. Both are perfect. Could we see it coloured? >>1065
bless this post
Thank you! <3
I've colored a version of it!
Sorry for the big meaty claw and perhaps shitty coloring (my monitor is garbage).
I lazed it out in the end and only made the pantaloon version (and used some clip studio paint assets instead of drawing frills kek), but since it's more an idea than a finished project… yeah.
But i decided to add all the colors of the different board to her one way or another idk if it's any good or if it clashes too much.
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i want to do cute drawings of our 'menu items'. any suggestions?
This is so cute!
You should make deserts/menu items based on each board
I don't have any ideas though
I can't wait to see what you end up doing though!
Screw it, I'll post my past-the deadline design.
I never submitted it, but I figured you all might like it anyway.
I diggy. Reminds me kind of Clarissa
Omg anon this is so adorable! I kinda want to nag you for not posting it on time, but at the same time hug you and squeak about how awesome it is.
Anonymous Admin 1100
Since the poll results were so vague, the deadline is extended until further notice! See >>987
Thank you for all the new contributions!
This is so cute! I love the cartoony approach <3>>1094
Mirror cakes topped with jewels?
Cheesecake with a crystal crust?
Iridescent iced tea with gems as the ice?
Magma looking hot chocolate?
Geode ice cream boats?
Metamorphose just released this dress, maybe it could inspire someone?
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i imagine the anthropomorphized version of crystal.cafe to be a gentle-spirited meido who gives off a bit of an older sister vibe. worried that this version of her outfit is a bit too close to an akihabara cafe uniform though. the buttons on her apron and socks are supposed to be chunks of quartz.
i'm not sure what kind of color scheme to use but i was thinking either a nice calming lavender, or a minty blue-green.
Oh my god anon, she is super cute!
Probably my favorite design here, good job.
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thank you! that's really nice of you to say.
i did a version of her as a miner as well but i feel like it turned out looking a bit like a JRPG character instead haha
she does give an older sister vibe! i love her as a miner.
She's beautiful and perfect and I love her
Also does anyone think it would be cool to have two mascots? One being a cafe girl and the other being a miner? Kinda like what ^^^ they just did but with them being actually two different people. Idk if this has been suggested yet so sorry for repeating if so
Love her too. Our mascot(s) could just have different outfits and hairstyles? It could be variations of one character (she works as a barista, but her real passion is… spelunking…?) or a gang of girls, each representing one of our boards
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I really like both of these ideas.
Since the miner theme seemed to be palatable to some anons, I went ahead and finished up the full-body sketch. It might take me some time to color, though, I'm kind of slow at that. if anyone wants to suggest some color schemes, though, I'm working in layers so that it'll be easy to adjust later on.
Yo I know we haven't picked the mascot yet but I really want to make some info/challenge sheets for /hb/ regarding personal improvement, health/fitness, skincare etc.
Are people okay with me using artwork from this thread? I've been holding off for ages in the hopes a mascot will be chosen sooner rather than later but I'm hoping it'll be chill to use general bits and things from here? Let me know
you should probably quote the posts that you're intending on using so as to ask the specific creators of that artwork but i would think it would be fine?
even if their artwork isn't chosen as mascot, they still created & put it out there in the hopes that some other people would like it. if it were me, i'd be flattered to know that someone else enjoyed what i made enough to save it and spread it around a bit.
I'm voting for this one in the mean time… The other ones are too pretty and friendly.
Did you draw this anon? It's really nice!!