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    Posted: 25 November 2020 at 2:50am
16th ANNUAL
 SECRET SANTA!

With the blessing of the organiser of previous editions Atnas, one of the most entertaining pixel events of the year - Pixelation's annual Secret Santa will be held at Pixel Joint forums 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: 2019 -2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005

Taking Part
  • Sign up by putting a message in this thread, 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!
  • NEW: Submit a gift box to the gallery (not the artwork!), and send your gift artwork in a message to Hapiel. 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.
  • Originally posted by Mr Example


        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!!! This year's submission will work different from previous years, read the following instructions carefully:
  • 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 Hapiel by PM or email. You can use imgur.com, or if you can't, you can send it to hello@danielsimu.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 26rd~ December 6th - Sign-ups in this week only! Send this topic 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 in this thread, or PM Hapiel or Gecimen 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 Hapiel 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!)




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


Please only sign up if you are absolutely certain you can finish your gift. Have fun!
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 25 November 2020 at 3:39am
Participants:

  • Gecimen
  • Hapiel
  • zombieMode
  • Eggy
  • Dracula9AntiChapel
  • Drea
  • thalassophobic
  • Irenaart
  • SovanJedi
  • Nightmare3711
  • Jinn
  • PIXELNACHO
  • Hugekraken
  • orangemagik
  • BoisterousNatur
  • AdamF
  • skamocore
  • jph
  • Theodote
  • Puzan
  • BStoneman
  • zedOFF
  • bypatryk
  • Nyarlathotep
  • Quiara
  • Loui
  • moondrome
  • sushy
  • Maye
  • Clovvach
  • tomic
  • Metekay
  • SeDiceBisonte
  • AtskaHeart
  • gawrone
  • Pyxis
  • MalevolentMask
  • jeremy
  • Yogurt
  • Reo
  • kauheaa
  • Trigonomicon

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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 8:37am
I'm in!

Likes:
Sci fi, post apocalyptic, pirates, Arabian nights, detailed art.

Dislikes:
Anime aesthetics and over the top cuteness.
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 9:23am
I'm in!

Likes:
Yellow. Humor. Circus, ukulele, organizing events for you guys :).
Colorful scenes, crispy pixels, tiny sprites with huge animations, pixel perfect stylisations, that's the kind of art I often like!
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Quote zombieMode Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 9:34am
I'm in!
Likes:
Animals, puns, strange scenes, RPGs

Dislikes:
Bleak dystopian or historical stuff
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Quote Eggy Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 9:35am
You bet your butt I'm joining.

What I like:
  • Gargamel (cartoon/comic book version)
  • Wizards and magic
  • Characters from Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps (e.g. Ori, Naru, Kuro, Gumo etc.)
  • Animals - in particular birds, owls, and crocodiles and alligators
  • Dinosaurs - Bonus points for Therizinosaurus (particularly the version from Ark: Survival Evolved)
  • Scary/creepy things
  • Cute things
  • CROSSOVERS FTW
  • Long beautiful hair
  • Dragons
  • Feel free to surprise me :)


What I don't like:
  • Sad dull colors :(
  • Toilet humor (a big no from me)
  • Excessive gore (some blood is fine for example)
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Quote Dracula9AntiChapel Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 9:53am
I'm in

and I'm gonna be hyper-specific so santas have lots of information to draw from -- but I want to stress that these are in no way "you have to have all or even a large portion of these" and santas should NOT try and shoot to hit all the technically-oriented things unless they happen to like the challenge of such specific taste-catering

I just don't have any specific thing in mind that I'd want, so I'm just giving a huge list of things I like and don't like for good measure

Things I've bolded should be considered as the single highest priority above anything else, and their explanations ought to explain why

Likes:
(Broad concepts)
Gothic, macabre, cosmic, horror, dark but beautiful, nature, anatomy, medieval, mechanical, illumination, ancient, venerable, historical

(Specific concepts)
Nature, nighttime, the moon, sky, forests, winter, vast wilderness, monsters, animals, sunsets, cryptids, fog, rain, pre-20th century warfare and weaponry (any country/region), artistry of arms and armor

(Art-technical concepts)
-Practical elements in design
-subtle but cool details that keep the eye looking around -interesting color scheme/complements
-scene blocking with good flow
-working with a style/technique that one enjoys and is clearly comfortable with so they have fun making a given piece
-a clear indication that the artist chose to work close enough within their comfort zone to have fun with the piece even if the end result isn't as "on the money" as a different style might be

Dislikes:
(Broad concepts)
Overly/unnecessarily cutesy

(Specific concepts)
Vague anime/cartoon aesthetic without a clear point of origin

(Art-technical concepts)
-Themes/context overly disjointed from artstyle
-trying to force a style or technique one doesn't jive with or doesn't enjoy working with
-designs having elements that don't have any practical/sensible reason to be there
-predictable color schemes
-a clear indication that the artist tried to force something too far out of their comfort zone in an effort to meet some standard and didn't have fun working on it

(also damn, it seems Gecimen and I have highly similar dislikes lol)
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Quote Drea Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 10:11am
im in.

Likes:
Aliens, robots, monsters & creatures, RPG dungeons, atmospheric scenes, expressive & detailed sprites, and unexpected/interesting colour combinations.

dislikes:
cliche/unoriginal designs, over-the-top cuteness, and dirty-minded images.
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Quote thalassophobic Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 10:21am
I'm so in, words can hardly express it.

Likes (In Order of How much I like them):
 0. I adore the color Blue.
 1. Gothic Horror, Lovecraftian Horror, that whole 1800s spook vibe. My favorite piece of Lovecraft's fiction is "The Rats in the Walls." Yes, the one with the unfortunately named cat.
 2. TRANSFORMERS!! G1 and Beast Wars, to be specific. G1 Starscream is my spirit animal
 3. Generally things that are dark, weird, unsettling in a delightful sort of way. Gore and Body horror are OK!!

Dislikes (In order of How much I dislike them?):
 -1. Pastel colors. *PLEASE DON'T*
 -2. Lewds
 -3. Chibi or Anime styles.
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Quote Irenaart Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 10:27am
I'm also in.

Likes: SF, night sky, stars, nature, animals (especially cats, wild and domestic), cyberpunk, steampunk, Giger's art, marine life, landscapes, magic, dragons, monsters, low(er) color counts,...

Dislikes: violence, politicians, war themes, nudity, gore, (too) high color counts, abstraction, anime,...

And maybe I'll add something more in the future.
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Quote SovanJedi Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 10:53am
Count me in, fools!

Likes: Dinosaurs, Nintendo, cloudy landscapes, lush jungle environments, bright and optimistic, cute and expressive, lively animations, Ninja Turtles

Dislikes: Gore, pornography, extremely abstract art, My Little Pony, Metal Gear Solid
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Quote Nightmare3711 Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 10:55am
Sure, why not? I haven't participated in any pixel art challenge in a little while.

Likes:
- Subtle, smooth animation.
- Lore
- Interesting, unique concepts (characters, worlds, powers, etc.)
- Large pieces
- Collections of smaller pieces (Tile palettes or icon collections, for example)
- Weaponry (Realistic or not, I don't care, so long as it's cool) (r/PixelGuns)
- Game concepts
- Stylization
- Games: Minecraft, Hyper Light Drifter, Baba is You, Terraria Stardew Valley, Minit, Hollow Knight, Downwell, DDLC, Wargroove, Undertale, Fez, Please Don't Touch Anything


Dislikes:
- Rushed or not-well-thought-out products.
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 11:32am
I'm in.

Likes:
Shiny armors
Space Wars
Dystopian Futures
Vampires
Nudity
Gore, Blood
Necromancy
Laser Swords

Dislikes:
Cute
Mundane
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Quote PIXELNACHO Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 11:56am
I'm in!

Likes: Star Wars, Lovecraft, Pokemon, Spooky stuff, Coca-cola, Kirby, Portraits, Chespirito, Vaporwave, Retrowave and SKULLS.

Dislikes: Furry, Anime-themed things, Star Trek, Sports, Politics.
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Quote Hugekraken Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 12:21pm
Sign me up!

likes:
scifi/cyberpunk art, retro art,scouting and outdoors and pieces that have a good balance of detail and simplicity

Dislikes:
Not much really though i dislike pieces with a lot of overly cluttered and kinda pointless detail.
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Quote orangemagik Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 12:26pm
I'm in!

Likes: hard science fiction, post-apocalypse, tasteful pin-up, female warriors in realistic practical armour.

Dislikes: furries and lazy work.
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Quote BoisterousNatur Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 1:01pm
I am definitely IN!
    I like:
    Toucans, birds of all sorts, Fantasy RPG stuff, Badass warriors.
    
    I can't think of anything I dont really like so I trust you will do great :)
    
Excited to participate and make and receive some cool art :D
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Quote AdamF Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 1:10pm
I’m in, odd change of scenery though :)

Likes: dark fantasy, high fantasy, knights, mountains, landscapes, Vikings, mythology, horror sci-fi (like Alien, Moon, etc), owls, baroque, neoclassical, renaissance, and Victorian art, anatomy, figure drawing, gritty realism, metal music, soccer

fav media: Lord of the Rings, Dark Souls, Doctor Who, The Mandalorian, Elder Scrolls

Dislikes: pop art, cutesy / chibi characters, modern depictions of society
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 5:29pm
Well, this is unexpected. I'm in.

Likes:
Purple - especially #6D3D70
Dolphins
Sci-fi - especially cyberpunk (with a lowercase c)

Dislikes:
Christmassy stuff
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Quote jph Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 7:22pm
I am in!

some stuff that I like-
domestic felines
Kirby (Nintendo)
friendship
cooking
nature / conservation
older Disney animation and media
portraits
relatively cute / blessed things
psychedelia aesthetic (geometric shapes etc)
good vibes

some stuff that I don't really care for-
non - tasteful nudity
body horror / blood / gore / frightening
fantasy aesthetic
anime aesthetic

I am excited to participate!
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Quote Theodote Replybullet Posted: 26 November 2020 at 11:55pm
I'm hella in!

Likes:
- Floating islands!!
- Göndola the bear!!
- Futurism and retro-futurism, especially Soviet-esque and space-themed
- Frogs
- JJBA (especially Steel Ball Run)
- Experimental, unorthodox art
- FF0000 red
- Dieselpunk

Dislikes:
- Gore
- Violence
- Horror

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Quote Puzan Replybullet Posted: 27 November 2020 at 4:09am
I'm in! Exited to try this.

Likes:
-Science
-Psychedelic art
-Biblically accurate angels
-Demons and hell related stuff
-Chaos (But not too much of it)
-Imperfection
-Mystery
-Еyes

Dislikes:
-Anything which is boring and typical
-Tomato juice (please don't put it in your piece)
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Quote BStoneman Replybullet Posted: 27 November 2020 at 7:54am
you SOB I'm in!
    
I like:
- Treasure hordes    
- mysterious magic items
- shadow monsters
- cold fear
- gems

I do NOT like:
- abstract
- dragons
- pickles

God Bless Us. Every One.
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Quote zedOFF Replybullet Posted: 27 November 2020 at 8:08am
Count me in as well! Here's a list of stuff I would and wouldn't like.

I like:
- Colorful and lively sets
- Bright, optimistic things
- Expressive poses, crazy camera angles
- Buildings
- Jet Set Radio and Lethal League-esque aesthetics of rad, energetic and cool street stuff, funky as well
- the Yakuza series with its hustling and bustling Japan
- Mythology involved in design
- Cubism
- Psychedelics
- Experiments
- Some futuristic stuff
- FROGS AND TOADS

I DON'T like (the usual, mostly):
- Generic boring stuff
- Blood, gore
- Fantasy-esque settings, like medieval fantasy, if not done interestingly
- Over the top kawaii anime cuteness
- Star Wars
- Furries (just anthropomorphic animals are okay, but straight up furries I don't like, please just don't)
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Quote bypatryk Replybullet Posted: 27 November 2020 at 8:47am
I'm in!

Stuff I adore:
– European Badgers (Meles Meles),
– randomness / noise,
– isometric projection,
– typography,
– Wes Anderson movies,
– swooshy animations (eg. attack & dash in Hyper Light Drifter),
– modernist architecture.

Stuff I despise:
– sexualisation,
– religion,
– anime/manga style.
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Quote Nyarlathotep Replybullet Posted: 27 November 2020 at 12:06pm
I'm in!!

Likes: You have one theme: ducks. Cute, realistic, eldritch, abstract or otherwise. Bonus points for animated quacks.

Dislikes: Keep it clean and kid-friendly for ducks sake!

I will also be happy with something else if your duck drawing skills are so terrible that even I wouldn't accept your creation into my heart. In this scenario, I am also into Lovecraft, space travel, pretty landscapes, and Ghibli movies.
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Quote Quiara Replybullet Posted: 27 November 2020 at 1:16pm
Oh hell yes I'm in!!

Subject matter I like:
Insects and arachnids, particularly beetles and spiders.
Rainbows!!
Classic "hammer horror" monsters - Nosferatu, Frankenstein and/or his Bride, mummies, werewolves, bedsheet ghosts, etc.

Subject matter I don't like:
Pure landscapes (so like, just an environment without any subject situated in it).
Generic high-fantasy sword-and-sorcery stuff.
Realistic depictions of warfare or military-adjacent stuff - I'm including, like, Warhammer3K in this.

Artistic approaches/techniques I like:
I love artwork that takes gory/grotesque subject matter and depicts it in a cartoonish or cutesified art style. Or even in a more realistic style, but with some sort of feminine twist.
Funky palettes.
Strong shapes, be they angular or soft.
Strong framing elements.
Mixed media stuff. In a pixel art context, I love work that blends heavily pixelated elements with more organic textures (e.g., this Reo piece marries pseudo-brushstroke work in the background with harsh dithering on the form of the body; or this kartonnnyi piece that puts a lushly rendered character on a 1-bit background).

Artistic approaches I don't like:
Photorealism for its own sake.
The genre of piece that looks like a full-body commission of D&D character - these three pieces are all very nice but I don't want something that looks like this.
Cheesecake/pin-up/porny stuff (although nudity is fine if it's not sexualized, and especially if it's abstracted in some way).

Do not feel like you have to hit every one of these points, by the way!
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Quote Loui Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2020 at 2:11am
I’m in!

Love list:
-DRAGONS!!!! Any type from anywhere
-Totem poles https://pin.it/FIo9sAM especially this type!
-Crystals and gems, shiny stuff
-Bright colours!

Dislike:
-Bad jokes
-empty space that looks like it should contain something :(
-Dull colours

Looking forward to this :D
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Quote moondrome Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2020 at 3:13am
sounds fun ! I'm in.

I like :
- unexplored alien artefacts
- heavily weathered/rusted things
- flying machines
 - thick forest
- big clouds
- hayao miyazaki- studio ghibli  movies

not necessary to put ALL this clues together  of course





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Quote sushy Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2020 at 8:36am
Count me in!
I like:
Digimon, Pokemon (especially Mewtwo), comics, urban gardening, knitting/crocheting, Gundams

I do NOT like:
bloody things
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Quote Maye Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2020 at 10:05am
Count me in!

I like:
Games like: Tibia, Dark Souls and World of Warcraft. Other things like Knights or medieval/magic stuff.
I do NOT like:
Cursi stuff or romantics and pastel colours.
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Quote Clovvach Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2020 at 2:01pm

I’m in :)

Likes:
Really fun/clever color palettes.
Horror/fantasy/sci-fi themes
Living things: plants/food/humans/faces/animals… etc.
Any angsty/"dark" imagery


but anything will be appreciated!
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Quote tomic Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2020 at 2:19pm
count me in.

with these LIKES:
- donkeys, giraffes and alpacas
- man in the high castle
- landscapes, skies and clouds
- structures, rocks and pixel clusters
- tastefully presented cleavage
- low color counts

DISLIKES
- cuteness from japantm
- unicorns.. and horses (zebras are okay though)
- dolphins
- high color counts
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Quote Metekay Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2020 at 6:01am
I'm in !!
Likes:
Sci-fi, cyber-punk, cityscapes, detailed character designs, subtle animations.
Dislikes:
Half baked ideas, bad jokes.
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Quote SeDiceBisonte Replybullet Posted: 01 December 2020 at 2:56am
I'm in!

I have such a broad range of interests that I'm really going to go narrow here (but with some get-out clauses).

The most important thing to highlight is that I am most interested in pictures of people. I don't dislike landscapes, still life, abstract art or anything like that, but people are where it's at for me. I like something with a human story and a bit of emotional resonance. I regard atmospheric works very highly.

As for themes, I really like sci-fi. Ideally near-future (e.g. Blade Runner, RoboCop, Ex Machina, Stalker) and not too wacky or fantastic. I would also prefer original art to fan-art, but don't think you're failing if you opt for the latter. That's just a preference .

I love the aesthetic of 70s and 80s films. Ridley Scott really nailed it with Alien and Blade Runner, but there are some recent examples that hark back to that kind of design (e.g. the rebooted Battlestar Galactica) which are also nice.

If you don't like sci-fi and would hate working on it (or if you are looking for something to combine it with) then here are some other things I like:
  • Mexican Day of the Dead festival
  • The aesthetic of Studio Ghibli films (I'd prefer realistic people to anime, but I'll be happiest if you enjoy working on this so don't consider this a hard rule)
  • China Miéville novels
  • Moby Dick
  • Akira Kurosawa films (particularly Seven Samurai)
  • Electronic music (particularly UK 90s e.g. Aphex Twin, Autechre, Squarepusher, μ-Ziq)
  • C64 art
  • Post-apocalyptic stuff
Dislikes:
  • Fantasy. I know, the line between sci-fi and fantasy can be very blurry sometimes and there are exceptions (I love Sapkowski's Witcher novels and CDPR's game adaptations of them) but it's safer to avoid wizards, dragons and elves
  • Anthropomorphic animals
  • Superheroes (again, there are exceptions but I feel there's a lot of superhero stuff about)
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Quote AtskaHeart Replybullet Posted: 02 December 2020 at 3:48am
I'm in (been ages since the last time I participated hahah)

Likes:
Patterns, environment art, Arabian style, tiny details, vivid colors.

Dislikes:
Characters, cartoon style.
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Quote gawrone Replybullet Posted: 03 December 2020 at 3:17am
I'm in

I like:
- everything animals from realistic to cool cartoon style or moderately cute but not kawai and not furry;
- grimdark, dark fantasy, low fantasy, gritty fantasy;
- sf but more towards bio than tech;
- gothic horror - monsters;
- everything music related but with real instruments (yes to all from bone flute to electric bass, no to all from DJ to PC);
- teal, turquoise, and other warm blue shades;
- characters, beautiful landscapes or both.

Dislikes:
- most other fantasy genres;
- everything modern or futuristic war related, army, guns, bombs, mechs, etc. (post apocalyptic is an exception, I love posapocalyptic);
- everything cars, vechicles and machines of transport, racing or fighting (I think pirate ships are the exception);
- real violence (examples: fighting games, war, animal cruelty), (I accept: over the top gore, horror, fantasy - all the fictional stuff that uses suspention of disbelief feels acceptable, becasue it's not real);
- purely offensive or tasteless humor.
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Quote Pyxis Replybullet Posted: 04 December 2020 at 7:57am
I'm in!
    I like:
    Vaporwave stuff, Nonsensical abstraction, realism and
    landscapes
    I do NOT like:
    Gore, NSFW or Over the top cartoonish things.
    I'm really looking forward to participating in this!
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Quote Sarahboev Replybullet Posted: 04 December 2020 at 8:36am
I'm In!

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

I like:
-Colorful stuff! Especially with pastels or rich colors!
-Cute critters/creatures (I'm a big fan of Pokemon!)
-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!
-"tasteful" gore (examples)

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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Quote hANdsh0Tn0goOd Replybullet Posted: 04 December 2020 at 3:13pm
I would love to be in on this, although i am concerned i will not be able to complete anything i start right now; is it possible to add me tentatively?
...and please excuse my vacillating.

likes:
pretty much anything someone would spend time putting together

dislikes:
going to the doctor

p.s. whats the deal with Hex4? is it ever happening?
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 05 December 2020 at 5:16am
Originally posted by hANdsh0Tn0goOd

I would love to be in on this, although i am concerned i will not be able to complete anything i start right now; is it possible to add me tentatively?



Thanks for sharing your situation, but I can't think of a way to make it work, if you opt out later someone will be left without a present.

How about you choose to be an extra good elf and make a present for a random person on the list, without expecting one in return? And if you're lucky, maybe someone will volunteer to (secretly) also make a present for you?



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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 05 December 2020 at 8:50pm
I'm in

like
birds, especially geese
flowers / plants
broken statues
orange
difficult-to-work-with palettes
patterns
saturated colours
james turrell
scifi
fantasy
dinosaurs
mythology
robots
constructivism

don't like
anime
googie architecture
futurism
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Quote Yogurt Replybullet Posted: 05 December 2020 at 10:10pm

I like:
    Retro Japanese artwork
    Samurai/Ronin
    Japanese architecture
    Ancient Japanese Agriculture
    Train stations
    Japanese Horror
    Guitars
    Robots
    Knights
    Vampires
    Too powerful weapons
    Demons
    Nintendo

I'm neutral to:
    Anime Styles
    Isometric Work

I dislike:
    Fan Art
    Anthropomorphic Characters
    Naked Anthropomorphic Characters
   
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 06 December 2020 at 4:25am
I'm in!

Likes:
Folklore & Witches
Fun robot designs
Japanese monster design (think Kamen Rider or goofy 70s kaiju)
An otherwordly atmosphere
Strange buildings
Surrealist horror
Leather & spikes
Tiles
Gustav Klimt
Interesting palette usage
Ancient statues
CREATURES!
Hidden rooms
Swords & sandals fantasy
English (!) Staffordshire bullterriers (preferably a black one with a white tummy)
The bands Judas Priest & Voivod are near and dear to my heart.
My favorites on PJ

Dislikes:
Though I love horror, I hate all sorts of animal cruelty! That would give me a sad Christmas.
Guns.
Realism.
Superheroes.
Sexism.
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Quote kauheaa Replybullet Posted: 06 December 2020 at 1:02pm
Count me in!


likes
coffee
all kinds of coffee equipment
undertale
hollow kight
tiny miniature things
isometric rooms
everyday objects like coffee cups and pens and things and stuff
green, blue, white, neon orange
well paired colors
gba colors
colors
BW
cheeky stuff
pixel fonts
chibis
stylized stuff
ramen, pizza

dislikes
discrimination/ignorance
army/war stuff
graphic violence
gore, too dark stuff
i prefer cartoony/stylized to realistic
i prefer cutesy stuff to serious/edgy
political or historical stuff
too many colors
mismatched colors
too big shapes
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Quote Trigonomicon Replybullet Posted: 06 December 2020 at 4:14pm
I'm in!

Likes:
Skeletons
Strong colors
Old fairytale and folklore stuff
Mythology, mainly norse
Most any kind of turn-based strategy game
The SNES
Dragons
Historic (medieval or earlier) technology
Questing knights
Trolls and goblins
Deep forests
Overgrown ruins
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures
Animals (unique looking ones like bearded vultures and sea slugs... or just cats)
post-apocalypse (the kind with weird mutants and rusted androids)
Robots
"Realistic" mechas
Fancy beers
Ginger-based drinks and foods
Vehicles made of scrap
Fire as a light source
Winter and snow
Really, I like loads of different things, just check what's in my faves/galery.

Dislikes:
Superhero stuff
Real-world violence
cruel humor
idk stay away from stuff not allowed in previews and you're probably fine.

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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 07 December 2020 at 1:06am
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Check your PMs to find out who's name you drew!
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Quote hANdsh0Tn0goOd Replybullet Posted: 07 December 2020 at 7:58am
Originally posted by Hapiel



[QUOTE=hANdsh0Tn0goOd]How about you choose to be an extra good elf and make a present for a random person on the list, without expecting one in return...


...sounds like a plan Hapiel; I already have an idea in mind, though no recipient. I'll see what i can do(no promises though).
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