Secret Santa 2022 Sign Ups Are On!


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It is that time of the year, so LET'S BEGIN...

18th ANNUAL
 SECRET SANTA!

One of the most entertaining pixel events of the year - PJ and Pixelation's annual Secret Santa , like past years, will be held at Pixel Joint & PJ Discord this year! You don't know what's going on? Here it is:

You sign up for this, get a random partner assigned to you, and you make a pixel art gift for them. In turn, somebody else (you don't know who) will be making a gift for you! Gifts will be revealed on Christmas.
 
Take a look at a previous year's Secret Santa here
2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013
2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005

Taking Part
  • After reading the instructions below, sign up by putting a message as a comment to this news post, saying "I'm In"!

  • Only sign up if you're sure that you'll be to able to complete your gift, by checking the dates below. If you don't complete your gift you won't be able to join next year's Secret Santa and make someone very sad. Also you will miss the brand new Secret Santa profile award.
  • Provide some indication of your likes/dislikes: this is important! You can be as specific or broad as you like, but be aware this is all your Santa has to go by if they don't know you!
  • If you have at least a few pieces on your PJ gallery, your Santa will know you better.
  • You'll receive your partner's name via private message (gallery PM). Consider turning on email notification for this in your profile settings!
  • Start making you gift, you have around 2 weeks!
  • Submit a gift box to the gallery (not the artwork!), and send your gift artwork in a message to Gecimen. See the submission guide below.
  • Here's a sample post if you are somehow still lost.  You can format however you want, however please include "I'm in!" or something similar in your post.

        "Count me in!
        I like:
        rocks and grass, Luigi, mining equipment
        I do NOT like:
        bright colors, green, and spiders.
        Thanks! again, no spiders"
 
Submission Guide
 
Important!!! Follow these submission instructions carefully, to not spoil any surprises:
  • When you've finished your gift, first choose Submit Pixel Art from the main site and upload your gift wrap (see Gift Wrap section below) as the preview (small) image and do not upload anything else. The description should only say “secret santa” and should not include the name of the person you’re gifting, at least until Christmas Eve.
  • Note: For the Secret Santa purposes, you can upload the template gift wraps below. Still, custom wraps rock!
  • Now, send your real gift to Gecimen by PM or email. You can use imgur.com, or if you can't, you can send it to gecimen@gmail.com . We will edit and change your pixel art submission with the real one, so we can reveal all presents at the same time. Please don't post your gift anywhere else before 24th, that would spoil the surprise.
 
Dates
  • November 22rd~ December 6th - Sign-ups in these weeks only! Send this post to your friends, share on Twitter and post in your Discords. If there's anyone you'd love to get a gift from, send them this thread!
  • December 7th - A PM with your partner's name will be sent out to you; keep it a secret and start early!
  • December 7th~December 22nd - You have two weeks to make and hand in a beautiful pixel present!
  • December 22nd - Last day to send in your gift!
  • Night of December 24th - PRESENTS !!!!
Feel free to ask questions under this post, or PM Gecimen or gawrone if you're confused about anything or have any questions to ask after consulting the FAQ below.
 
Santa's Help Desk

What kind of gift do I make?
Anything you want, just so long as it involves pixel art. Tailor it to your partner's listed interests, or towards them and their work if you are familiar. Any subject you think will be well received is fair game. You can make them a mockup, animation, sprites; you name it! If you're worried about time, don't overly complicate things, relax and do what you do best.

But I'm quite likely to be embroiled in some sort of ~festive revelry~ around the end of December; can I still take part?

You can send your gift in as early as you like. The 22nd is the deadline, but submissions will be accepted from the time you receive your partner's name via PM, up until the 22nd. It's not fun to try and rush this stuff leading up to Christmas, getting it done with time to spare is highly recommended.

I'm not going to manage finishing my present in time, will I still be banned from next year's Secret Santa?

WIPs will be OK temporarily... It's better to have your WIP under the tree than nothing, but please finish quickly afterwards to avoid consequences. If you know you won't be able to finish, for whatever reason, let Gecimen know ASAP so that something else can be sorted out for your partner.

I think making a present for so-and-so would be really fun, I wish I was their Santa!
If you finish your present early, you're more than welcome to make gifts for multiple people. Spread the holiday cheer! But concentrate on your partner first.

 
Gift Wrap!

You can use one of these generic gift wraps as the preview icon of your gallery submission:



Alternatively: Make a custom wrapping for your gift; in this way you can have a bit of fun teasing the contents within. Just submit this in your gallery as the preview image. So it should be max 100x100 px. Here are a few examples from previous years... with a link to their gifts, for ideas. (you can't use these! come up with your own!)

by Jeremy
 
Read everything? Great! If you sign up below before or on the 7th of December, you'll be added to this list. After you submit your gift, we'll mark you on our list with a little 



Posted by Gecimen @ 11/22/2022 03:11  |    53

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DioShiba (Level 4 Shoggoth (The Mountains of Madness)) @ 12/1/2022 07:15

Joining in on the fun.

Lets see...
 
Likes: Spooky things, Horror, Gothic, Sci-fi, Western, Fantasy, Abandoned Places, Cats, Addams Family, Ed, Edd, n' Eddy, Invader Zim, Billy and Mandy, Gravity Falls, Samurai Jack, Batman, Smiling Friends, Showtime's Dexter, Tolkien, Anything Nintendo, Dark Souls, Crash Bandicoot, Anything odd, Absurdism, Cursed Images, Pink Floyd, Bauhaus, The Doors

I could go on but to be honest this would make too large of a list.

Dislikes: Taylor Swift, Nickleback, Justin Bieber, Country Music, not really a fan of anything from Bethseda, Ai Art or NFT Propaganda, Corporate Art Style, Cockroaches

Can be open to other things, I have no specific preference for whether or not something is cartoon, anime or realistic, so feel free to go nuts. While I'm not against Violence, Gore or Sexual content as long as there is some level of nuance or tastefulness to it I'd rather see something other than those things on the grounds that they are easily overdone.

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zik (Level 2 CGA) @ 12/1/2022 06:48

O hell yes, I'm IN!

I enjoy:

  • Cats, Owls, Cute stuffs in general
  • Expressive style; Like expressive poses, faces and such
  • Bizzare / Abstract background
  • Colourful shadings!
  • Angular shapes
  • QUAKE.

I disenjoy:

  • Very excessive NSFW things -- Suggestive images / Nudity, Blood n' gore, Harsh reality of taxpaying consequences and you name it.

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Artificer-111 (Level 5 Artificial Intelligence) @ 12/1/2022 06:19

I'm in!

Likes:

  • Environmental storytelling
  • Sci-fi and sci-fantasy
  • Tiberium Sun, Dune, System Shock, Half Life
  • Dryads and other interesting fae designs
  • Overgrown architecture
  • Industrial machinery, military hardware, spaceships, mechs
  • Speculative Evolution and bioengineering inspired stuff is very cool. (HL Combine)
  • Robots and Cyborgs (Mechanicus)

Dislikes:

  • Not the biggest fan of nekos and adjacent "human with funny hat" type creatures (can do more with the concept).
  • Spindly humanoid mecha.
  • The Wild West
  • Ubisoft Open World GuyTM / Trending Artstation Woman syndrome.

Otherwise pretty open. Would want ye to have a fun time making what you do. Violence/Gore is fine. Happy holidays and good luck!


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bitbits (Level 2 CGA) @ 12/1/2022 04:35

I'm in.. for the first time!

likes :

  • less and vivid colours
  • high contrast
  • flowers, trees, buildings, clouds, moon, galaxy
  • cassette tapes
  • Outer Wilds
  • futu-re-tro style
  • GBC style
  • big fan of 1-2 bit pixel art

dislikes :

  • human beings
  • anime style
  • blur


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phantasm (Level 2 Churros) @ 12/1/2022 03:56

I'm in!

likes:

  • general anime style, i.e. just anything that take a big inspiration from particular series' or illustrators' styles. not characters from any specific show/series
  • confections and desserts
  • birds
  • frogs
  • small isometric dioramas
  • anything metallic. pots, pans, weapons, etc.
  • any style is good, but i'm a big fan of anything with a prominent use of dithering

dislikes:

  • gore

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Perigi (Level 2 CGA) @ 12/1/2022 02:16

oop. before it's too late-
I'm in!

Likes and things:
Video game genre-wise) Creature-collectors, Point and Clicks, RPGs and Tactics games all re hook me in.
Some specfic series/games would be Mario&Luigi RPGs, Sonic (2D + 3D), Pokemon HGSS/B2W2, Monster Rancher, Klonoa, FF:IX, FFT:Advance 1&2.

TTRPGs + Dungeons and Dragons 5e (magic/arcane things like spells, magic items, etc).

Dogs + Simple plant life + sunsets and starry nights + psychology + dreams + plushies. 

(if this helps add anything visually): Chiptune & Genesis music + lowpoly 3D models + artbooks (concept art, character design, etc) + game mock-ups. 

Dislikes:
Cats (sorry), gore + most Live-Action TV shows & movies. Can't think of anything else here at the time of writing so go wild.


Nothing to really add regarding colors or anything stylistic-wise, but you can always check out my favorites if you think it would help- as long as you enjoy making what you make! Thank you for taking the time and happy holidays till secret-santa day! O:


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Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/30/2022 23:42

Hello all, we already got a good number of sign ups so I'm going to close sign ups in 2 days to give you all more time to prepare the gifts. 


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tobikohiro (Level 4 Egg Tart) @ 11/30/2022 22:41

I'm in!

I like dark fantasy, dragons, animals, romantic-era portraits, space fantasy,

Lord of the Rings, Dark Souls 1, Bloodborne, Spirited Away,

painterly styles, clean fun arcade styles, low color palette, green-blue,

I dislike excessive blood (contrary to liking Bloodborne I know),

gore, overly saturated colors, overuse of pastel colors, cyberpunk, sci-fi.


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pixl_person (Level 3 Chupacabra) @ 11/29/2022 12:01

I'm in!

I like cats, autumn, mushrooms, pumpkins, jack o lanterns, horror movies, snow, tea, ghosts and anything cozy, cute and / or spooky

I don't like violence, gore, or anything pornographic.

Thank you in advance, santa!


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bluexel (Level 3 Mi-Go (The Whisperer in Darkness)) @ 11/29/2022 07:48

I'm in!

I like:

relices,plants,cave,deep sea,

science fiction,myth,Cthulhu,

Dark blue(31,51,102),

conflict,sence of story


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shm31 (Level 6 Mooncake) @ 11/29/2022 06:58

I'm in

I like anything as long an effort has been made o7

But, here are a few gift ideas that I would like to see :

Very cool resolutions for scenes (sprites excluded) : 320x200, 320x240, 240x160 (extremely cool resolution)

Very cool subjects to pick from: anything from Leisure Suit Larry, Woodruff or anything from Goblin Quest, a sprite of Sakamoto-san (the cat from Nichijou), assorted sprites of baked goods, a pixel art version of mcLovin's id card (from Super Bad), a sprite of dr mantis toboggan md

Very cool palettes: DB32, AAP128, SNUG16


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DimWiddy (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 11/28/2022 16:02

I'll join if you'll have me!

I like:

Moles, and especially golden moles, as well as most owls

A wide range of cartoon styles and character designs

Unique color schemes, especially ones that use colors that "should" clash

Interesting settings

Wacky limitations (e.g. wide pixels ala C64, tile palettes ala ZX spectrum)

I don't like:

Gore and other "gross" stuff (horror themes are cool though)

Mean-spirited stuff (vague I know)

Sexy ladies (sexy guys potentially acceptable)


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Clovvach (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 11/27/2022 19:32

I’m in!

 
Likes:
 
Horror/angsty themes (think movies like Edward Sisscorhands, Donnie Darko, Beetlejuice, Hellraiser, etc.)
Living things, like people, animals, sea creatures, food, etc.
Low color count
Dramatic movie posters and book covers
Also cute/simplistic imagery
 
 
You can also look at my favorites to get a good idea of what pieces I like!
 

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al19890604 (Level 4 Woolly Mammoth) @ 11/27/2022 08:14

I'm in!

Like: Frankly I like everything drawn in pixel but if you do want some specific topics, I'll say somethings cute/ cool, colourful, or things related in history or games

Dislike: not much just draw what you want to draw in pixel!


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ZapWo (Level 2 Labradorite) @ 11/27/2022 06:45

I'm in.

I like:
lightning; black colors; scenery; landscapes; pallet CC-29; sexy


I dislike:
gore; blood; violence


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Yogurt (Level 6 Centaur) @ 11/27/2022 00:41

I'm in.

Likes:  Ghosts, jewel heists, game mock-ups, fantasy cooking/potion making, dioramas, ancient japan, vampires, chinese vampires, spell effects, pixel art.

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Quiara (Level 6 Garbage) @ 11/26/2022 23:56

I'm in, and I am going to link to last year's Secret Santa list from me (which had examples of some pieces on PJ I love). But a tl;dr:

SUBJECT MATTER I LIKE: all sorts of bugs; classic horror monsters; Lisa Frank girly-girl rainbow vomit unicorn stuff; classic video game characters of ambiguous species (think Q*bert and Kirby)

SUBJECT MATTER I DISLIKE: landscapes; generic high fantasy; "realistic" military stuff and related hard sci-fi tropes

THINGS I REALLY LOVE TO SEE IN ARTWORK: unusual canvas shapes and framing elements; unusual color palettes


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Eggy (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/26/2022 14:20

Aight, let's get crack-a-lackin'.

I like (in no particular order):
Pokemon (Weavile is my favorite)
Gargamel (The cartoon/comic version)
Fantasy
Dragons
Ark: Survival Evolved
Splatoon
Hero: 108
Crossovers!


I dislike:
Drab/sad/desaturated colors
Toilet humor
Excessive/unnecessary violence


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Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/26/2022 07:06

I'm in !

I like : Cooking, music, science, nature, traveling, spicy stuff and you.


 


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Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/26/2022 01:42

I'm in!

I like: Retro Tokusatsu creatures, leather+spikes+chains, secret rooms, ancient statues of mystic origin, wizards, crustaceans, tiles, swords n' sandals fantasy, otherwordly atmospheres, bizarre demons, funky & chunky robots & mechs, colorful knights, Moebius.

I dislike: Realism, chibi art, animal cruelty, sexism, dragons.


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a3um (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 11/25/2022 22:22

I'm in.

I like: spooky/creepy landscapes and interiors, cats, Moon, cyan+red, Arkhip Kuindzhi


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Umbohr (Level 5 Werewolf) @ 11/25/2022 13:06
I'm in.

I like :
I like impressionism, realism and the human figure/head/ portraits. Mainly i really like the late 19th/ early 20th century.
Please do not limit yourself to that though, i'd rather that the piece talks about the artist more than the viewer.
 
A bunch of other stuff I like, to give some ideas:
Fantasy, grim dark, victorian/light steampunk , folkore stuff, i love goblins and underground stuff (like caves and mines), hapies, chimeras...  SCI-FI, contemporary, romanticism..
 
A song of Ice and Fire books (Theon Greyjoy is my fav character) The lord of the rings, particularly the hobbits characters.
Robin Hobb books. The Sandman. Saga.
Bridgerton & Moulin Rouge aesthetics and settings.
 
I love goblins and underground stuff too (like caves and mines), harpies, and chimeras...

I Dislike
Controversial/thought-provoking pieces; right OR left.
Dragons

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Weerdmeester (Level 6 Dingonek) @ 11/25/2022 11:39

I'm in!

I like:
Pieces with storytelling/atmosphere.
People/objects/animals etc. placed in a setting.
Rembrandt van Rijn/Petrus van Schendel/early works of Piet Mondriaan.
Controversial/thought-provoking pieces; rattle my cage, left OR right.
Selfportraits of Umbohr made by Umbohr.

But really, make whatever you like. I like a surprise. Have fun! ;)

Dislike (I don't dislike these, but if possible, would rather like so see something else :P)
Transparency/things without a background
Fanworks of existing media
Things too cartoony/too cutsy
Toilet humour
Anime
Selfportraits of Umbohr made by anyone else
My face on a primate of any kind / gorillas / The NS

Go bananas ;D
 


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vierbit (Level 2 Recycling) @ 11/25/2022 11:36

I'm in!
Likes:
landscapes, skies, nature, trees, cyberpunk, sci-fi, mechas,
fantasy, castles, knights, game mockups,
puple, blue, rim light


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Boiendil (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/25/2022 06:58

I'm in!

Likes:

Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Ghibli, Fantasy, Mithical, Dwarves, Mines, Magic


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vrine (Level 8 Megalodon) @ 11/25/2022 03:25

I'm in!

Likes:

Seagulls

Dislikes:

Gore, overly sexualised art, animal cruelty 


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Sazdx (Level 3 Swiss Roll) @ 11/24/2022 23:13

I'm in!

Likes:

  • Fantasy, Dungeons and Dragons, adventure RPGs
  • Animals (Owls and Wolves are my fave, followed by tigers :3)
  • Mechas,Androids, sentient robots.... basically Megaman, lol XD
  • Mythology (Greek, Norse, Japanese...), Storytelling, characters
  • Romance (Any! :D)
  • Anime/manga/videogames (broad xD)

Dislikes:

  • Over sexualization/fanservice (Sexy is fine, just not too much xD;)
  • Gore (Likewise, some blood is fine, just not excessive)
  • Animal Cruelty, depictions of abuse, discrimination.
  • Sports videogames

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bypatryk (Level 2 Pufferfish) @ 11/24/2022 15:19

I'm in!

Likes:

  • wild animals, especially badgers, foxes, wild boars, seagulls, hippos
  • home plants
  • stickers (ie. Shiba Inu, Facebook Foxes, Trash Dove, Pusheen, etc.)

Dislikes:

  • sexualization

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Mune (Level 2 Tulip) @ 11/24/2022 11:26

I'm in :)

Likes:
Skulls/Skeletons/Eyeballs
Plants
Surrealism
Desaturated colours
Frogs
Guitar/Music


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Paperfoe (Level 2 Tulip) @ 11/24/2022 07:49

I'm in!

Things I like:

– Music

– Analog synthesizers and tech stuff (like old TVs and mp3, maybe something retrofuturistic)

– Birds and fish (whales are technically not fish but god they're awesome)

– Cosmic stuff (Planets, galaxies, space tech)

– Giant things (plantes and whales once again, Giza Pyramids or maybe some fantasy monuments and leviathans)

– Ocean and sea

It's a bit of a mess but go crazy haha 


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spoonsweet (Level 2 Recycling) @ 11/24/2022 07:29

I'm in!

Likes:

  • chunky pixels
  • limited colour palettes 
  • the concept of symbiosis
  • weird connections
  • hidden details
  • stylized art more than realism

But go and do what you will! This is really exciting!

PS: since I do not have much on my PJ account you want something more personal made have a look around


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eishiya (Level 6 Dingonek) @ 11/24/2022 06:48

I didn't know there was pixel art or Santa in A.D. 200 ;D


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Loddfafnir (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/24/2022 05:28

I'm in!

Likes:

  • art deco
  • mythologies / pantheons / folklore
  • cosmic horror

Dislikes:

  • superheroes
  • disney
  • anime
  • anything modern war related
  • cars & planes

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HelmiPxl (Level 2 Tulip) @ 11/24/2022 02:05

I'm In!

My interests: 

cats ( my favourite breed is siamese )

purple

blue butterflies

witchy stuff

the game life is strange

animal crossing ( my favourite characters is Beau, Fuchsia and Broccolo )

moomin !! ( my favourite character is Snorkmaiden )

art nouveau 

Studio ghibli


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DuckoDraws (Level 2 Tulip) @ 11/23/2022 23:15

Im in! 

likes:
cool character designs esp with curvy organic lines
interesting shape design and uses of negative space
art nouveau! i love alphonse mucha
seals!!! my favourite is baikal seals cos cute
interesting funky palletes
buff ladies
pokemon (my favourite is psyduck)

dislikes:
graphic violence
politics
overly mechanical
 


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jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/23/2022 22:46

i'm in !

i like
birds, especially geese
flowers / plants / fungi
broken statues
haloes
interesting palettes
patterns
james turrell
dinosaurs
mythology
robots
retrofuturist sci-fi

don't like
epic pop culture mash-ups
"internet culture"


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AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/23/2022 18:51

I'm in 

Likes: mythology, fantasy, baroque, romanticism, landscapes, knights, adventure, frazetta, bouguereau, owls, castles 

Dislikes: cartoons, overtly saturated stuff, abstract art 

but honestly anything is fine as long as you enjoy making it ! 


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yuanhai (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 11/23/2022 18:18
I'm In !
I like:
Green plants, bright flowers, bright sunshine, dark blue
The Lord of the Rings ; Slay the spire ; The banner saga ; Momodora Reverie Under the Moonlight
I do NOT like:
sexy art, gore, guns
 
 
 

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Mirre (Level 8 Jellyfish) @ 11/23/2022 14:57

I'm in!

 
Likes (in order):
- My original characters: https://www.linneart.com/characters.html (The Witch is my fave at the moment)
- Myself inserted into anything related to the below (for example: me as a Pokémon Trainer...) If you need any reference material of me, there's photos on my instagram, also my PJ avatar.
- Mermaids
- Pokémon (especially water, dark, and ghost types, favourites in order.: Wooper, Mudkip, Sableye, Shinx/Luxio/Luxray, Vaporeon, Espeon, Ditto, Lunala, Misdreavus/Mismagius, Popplio/Brionne/Primarina, Shuppet, Phione/Manaphy, Lotad/Lombre, Chimecho, Drifloon/Drifblim)
- Stardew Valley
- Ace Attorney
- LoZ: The Minish Cap
- Purple, Blue, Green, Teal
- Frogs, Salamanders, Geckos
- Fantasy, Sci-fi, Steampunk, Cyberpunk
- Folklore, Witches, Knights, Monsters
- Mushrooms
- Scenes, ISO
- Mockups
- Tasteful nudity (for example: topless mermaids)
 
Dislikes:
- Large amounts of orange and yellow hues
- Religious themes
- Gore
- Boobplate armour, chainmail bikinis
- Sexism, over-sexualization

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specialmin64 (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 11/23/2022 14:31

I'm in!

Likes:

  • Nature
  • Cool highlights on warm midtones
  • Funny or weird characters
  • Cartoonish violence
  • Spiders
  • Smoke / mist effects

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StevenM (Level 7 SNES) @ 11/23/2022 14:24

I'm in. Let me throw a bunch of ideas out there for someone to work with.

Likes: Competitive puzzle games, 90's Capcom games, Picross, Japanese artists drawing fanart of Western cartoons, artbooks, Discworld, cooking, classical jazz, orchestral covers, handmade figurines, early Simpsons, static caravans, ferries

Dislikes: TV, music-based reality shows, northern soul, cold temperatures, moving caravans, planes


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bubbles949 (Level 2 CGA) @ 11/23/2022 14:23

Im down

LIkes

- Video games (ratchet and clank, megaman, portal)

-dodgeball

-Board games

- Cats

- Soccer (specifially the LA galaxy)

- style wise i always loved the look of fire emblem or FFTA

Dislikes

- disney

- marvel/ superheroes in general


 


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Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/23/2022 14:15

I'm in!

Likes: Sharp lighting, tuned down palettes supported with 1-2 high saturated colors, reflections, sharp details, panoramas. Themes: pirates, arabian nights, OTT sci-fi, dragons and other mythical creatures.

Dislikes: Anime aesthetics. (also; not that I dislike animation but I prefer high detail over animation).


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sjd_sjd_ (Level 9 Leftovers) @ 11/23/2022 13:06

I'm in!

Likes: Birds, dinosaurs, pirates, Australiana, retro palettes (Game Boy, NES, C64, CPC etc). Keep it G or PG rated please.

Dislikes: Horror, graphic violence, nsfw


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Sarahboev (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 11/23/2022 10:47

I'm in!

(don't mind that I copy-pasted my list again from last year and the year before lol)

I'm kinda all over the place for likes but you can look through my tumblr for some ideas too.

I like: (in no particular order)
-Colorful stuff! Especially with pastels or rich colors!
-Cute critters/creatures (I'm a big fan of Pokemon! Here's a list of my favs)
-Harlequinesque/jester/clown stuff, think like Jules Chéret, George Barbier, Armand Vallée etc. 
-Old school fantasy illustration stuff like Warwick Goble, Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen, John Bauer etc.
-Memphis Group design :'D
-Imps, demons and devils
-Cool fancy metallic armor!
-Cool women in suits! 
-Puffy Dresses!
-"tasteful" gore/body horror (examples)
-Jojo's Bizarre Adventure :'D (Part 4 is my fav lol)

Dislikes:
-Mean spirited stuff
-Bleak dystopian/war stuff
-Dull colors
-Politics
-Overtly sexual stuff

So excited to join in on this!


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Space-AgeWrangler (Level 5 Sunflower) @ 11/23/2022 09:17

I'm in!

Likes:

-Trees, especially really gnarled or cool looking ones, realism not required.

-Pixel art based off photos (especially landscapes and portraits).

-Frank Zappa.

-The cover art for Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters.

-Low saturation or low contrast palettes (not mandatory).

-Realistic images with unrealistic color choices.

-Octopuses.

-Aliens (funny-looking ones).

Thinks it might be funny if you made:

-A portrait of me, even though you have no idea what I look like.

Dislikes:

-Transparency >:)


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Trigonomicon (Level 8 Tengu) @ 11/23/2022 08:42

I'm in!
Likes:

• Mythology/folklore/fairlytale stuff, particularly celtic/scandinavian/slavic

• Medieval (or earlier) history.

• Skeletons, dragons, trolls and goblins

• Dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures

• Sci-fi and Mechas, of the lived-in, boxy, and grebbly kind.
 


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skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 11/23/2022 08:18

I'm in.

Likes:

*Cetaceans
*Purple - especially dark purple
*2.5D FPSs
*Zdzisław Beksiński's paintings


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SeDiceBisonte (Level 8 Spaceman) @ 11/23/2022 07:26

I'm in!

Likes:

  • Pictures of people or with people prominently featured.
  • Images with atmosphere and emotional resonance. If you can imply some sort of story then great!
  • C64 art (I put this in every year because I like it, but really don't feel you have to go there. I've only braved two PETSCII pieces and a Hires mockup so far myself).
  • 70s/80s aesthetics, particularly in some chunky, utilitarian sci-fi.
  • If you go sci-fi then near-future is preferable. I like it grounded.
  • Pre-Raphaelite artists and others associated with them. I particularly like John William Waterhouse.

Dislikes:

  • Spiders. Seriously, no spiders.
  • Fantasy. I know there's overlap with sci-fi, but I'm generally not a fan of anything too wizardy or elfish. That said, I do love Andrzej Sapkowski and China Miéville so do with that info what you will.
  • Anthropomorphic animals.
  • Superheroes

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marceles (Level 4 Jersey Devil) @ 11/23/2022 07:16

I'm in!

i like: 

cyan, blue, magenta colors. Female characters, architecture, red dead redemption, age of empires I and II, isometric view, history, Jane Austen, sea ships as galleons

i don't like:

musk, misogyny, far right politics, crypto and web3 stuff. 




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