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Topic: Secret Santa 2021 - Sign Up!
Posted By: Christoballs
Subject: Secret Santa 2021 - Sign Up!
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 1:52am

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, like in 2020, 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: - 2020 - - 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 http:// - Christoballs . 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!!! 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 http:// - Christoballs by PM or email. You can use, or if you can't, you can send it to 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.


  • November 23rd~ 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 http:// - Christoballs 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 http:// - Christoballs 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!) -">
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by - Drazelic

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!

Posted By: sjd_sjd_
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 2:09am
I’m in.

I like pixel art birds, dinosaurs, pirates and retro gaming.

I like retro palettes (e.g. Gameboy / LCD, Apple ][, C64, Amstrad CPC etc..)

I don’t like gore, violence, sexual stuff etc - keep it G rated.

Posted By: Eggy
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 2:10am
I am in yoooooo
This is mostly a copy paste from last year with a couple extra things I hadn't included before :)

What I like:
    Gargamel (cartoon/comic book version)
    Wizards and magic
    Splatoon - Anything and everything Splatoon
    Pokemon (any will do but my favorite Pokemon are Sneasel and Weavile)
    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
    Long beautiful hair
    The Miser Brothers (I like both but kind of partial to Heat Miser)
    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)

Posted By: ambivorous
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 2:10am
I'm in.

cute stuff
genderbent characters

Posted By: Gecimen
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 2:18am

I like:

- Star Wars and other semi fantastic sci-fi
- Medieval low fantasy
- Steampunk
- Nature
- Crispy sprites
- Highly detailed scenes
- Technical looking vehicle and item drawings
- Neon colors in overall low saturated pieces

I dislike:

- Anime
- Too much gore
- Paranormal horror
- Cute stuff

Posted By: gawrone
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 2:22am
I'm In.

I like:

Low colour count

I don't like:
fighting games
animal cruelty

just realised that my avatar meets all the criteria, so don't make Alice :P
but a scene or character from any other well known fantasy novel franchise will be ok.

Posted By: vrine
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 2:42am
I'm in!!

I do like (in no real order):
Birds (especially rainbow lorikeets, and Australian birds)
Insects (all)
Banjo Kazooie (characters, scenes, everything)
Fantasy scenes
The Elder Scrolls
Prehistoric mammalia/birds etc including recently extinct animals (like Tasmanian tigers)
Ghost in the Shell
I will love anything you make really! :)

I don't like:
Body horror/gore/grotesque horror
Super unrealistic female bodies
Anime (don't dislike just not keen, GitS gets a free pass lol)
Toilet humour

Posted By: Valentin-Gendallf-Krek
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 2:48am
I'm In!

I like: something unknown, desert planets, emptiness
dagon lovecraft,caves of goblins, fantasy, horrors of space
gore, violence , blood. fantasy how he was presented in the lord of the rings. middle ages, landscapes of scotland, alaska, ireland, belarus, ukraine, russia

I don't like: guns, cars, big city's, love ,
bright palette and everything fun and encouraging, world of the 21st century and the end of the 20th well as space as it was presented in Star Wars.

(I just wrote what I like, you can just look at the landscapes and the style of what I wrote and make your world)

Posted By: Blashed
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 3:11am
I'm in!

I like;
The Legend of Zelda.
Nature in general.
Vibrant colors and unique mixes of both patterns and colors.

Don't like;
I'm pretty open to anything! Just go wild.

Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 3:16am
I'm in.


Purple (#6D3D70 is a pretty good colour)
Zdzisław Beksiński's paintings
sci-fi stuff
Things with a slight tinge of melencholy


Medieval fantasy

Posted By: shm31
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 4:20am
I'm in.

Mélusine :^)
Towers, spires
Scenes of tranquility (ex: food shop at midnight while it rains)
Caricatures / Non-pretty faces (doesn't mean not pleasant to the eye or low effort)
Steam machines, Zeppelins, nonhuman stuff
Distorted / play on perspective
Liminal spaces

Gratuitous violence
Mass consumer stuff
Minimal effort

Posted By: b236
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 5:27am
Count me in!
I like:
    anything space related
    spaceships and space stations (the more technically realistic, the better)
    and 80's
I do NOT like:
    anthropomorphic animals
    and spiders. not even cute ones.
    actually, i'm usually not fond of anything cute and kawaii.
    oh, and gore and body-horror are a no-no too.

Posted By: AdamF
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 5:37am
I'm innnnn

Figurative painting / anatomy
The sublime
Golden Age of Illustration


Cutesy / chibi art styles
Abstract art
Cityscapes / anything cyberpunk


Posted By: Theodote
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 5:40am
I'm in!

- Floating islands!!
- Göndola the bear!!
- Old phones!! (think pre-android java phones circa 00's)
- Post-Y2K PC & electronics aesthetics!! Win7, CRT monitors, Vaio netbooks, you name it
- Platonic solids and related polyhedra!! (e.g. small stellated icosahedron, stellated rhombic dodecahedron)
- Amateur radio!!
- Futurism and retro-futurism, especially Soviet-esque and space-themed
- Dieselpunk
- Frogs
- JJBA (especially Steel Ball Run)

- Gore
- Violence
- Horror

I hope my list isn't extensive or overwhelming. I'm very excited to take part this year!

Posted By: Weulkin
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 6:23am
I’m in.

-Rain, or snow, Im not picky
-Birds of prey
-Medieval fantasy

-Well, eh, actually I’m pretty fine with anything so long as you keep it G-rated :)

Posted By: Salvatore
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 6:34am
I'm in!


Birds with tiny Crowns!
Crested Jay
Shiny things
Medieval stuff
Trees by rivers
towers and spires
curving clouds


hope this isn't overwhelming, Super excited to take part!

Posted By: Sarahboev
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 6:39am
I'm in!

(don't mind that I copy-pasted my list from last year 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)

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

So excited to join in on this!

Posted By: Mirre
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 9:01am
I'm in!

- 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
- Especially myself inserted into anything related to the above (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
- My original characters: - (The Witch is my fave at the moment)
- Frogs, Salamanders, Geckos
- Purple, Blue, Green, Teal
- Fantasy, Sci-fi, Steampunk, Cyberpunk
- Folklore, Witches, Knights, Monsters
- Mushrooms
- Scenes, ISO
- Mockups
- Tasteful nudity (for example: topless mermaids)

- Large amounts of orange and yellow hues
- Religious themes
- Gore
- Boobplate armour, chainmail bikinis
- Sexism, over sexualization
- Landscapes without any characters or animals

Posted By: Maye
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 10:17am
I’m in!

-World of Warcraft
-League of Legends
-Medieval/magic stuff
-Diablo (Game)
-Heroes of the Storm
-Poros (From LOL)

-Sexual stuff
-Farts humour
-Cursi stuff or romantics
-Pastel colours

Posted By: pyrometal
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 2:33pm
I'm in  (for the first time ever)

- TWRP ( - )
- Game mockups
- Landscapes (realistic or fantasy)
- Creative monsters
- Space
- Ladies ;)

- For everyone's sake, anything pushing an ideology (politics, religion, etc)

I'm easygoing and very hard to offend, so be as creative as you like!

Posted By: Clovvach
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 7:50pm
I’m in ~

I like:

creative color palettes/restrictions… I’m a fan of low color count, tall pixels, wide pixels, etc.
living things (people, animals, fruits, vegetables)
anything cute/minimalist
You can look at the pixel art I’ve favorited for inspiration!


Nothing really - go crazy lol

And of course, anything will be appreciated : )

Posted By: Irenaart
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 10:46pm
And,... I'm in!

- SF,
- nature,
- animals (especially cats, wild and domestic, elephants, birds of any kind, even spiders and bugs,... all are very welcome in my world),
- cyberpunk, steampunk, robots,
- landscapes (especially the snowy one),
- magic, dragons, monsters,
-shiny things (bottles, potions, metals,...),
- video games (but platformers like Jak and Dexter, Ratchet, Psychonauts, Spyro,...)
- low(er) color counts,...

- violence, war themes,
- nudity,
- gore,
- politicians,
- (too) high color counts,
- abstraction,
- anime, chibi, kawaii...

Posted By: jeremy
Date Posted: 24 November 2021 at 12:04am
I'm in

i like
birds, especially geese
flowers / plants / fungi
broken statues
difficult-to-work-with palettes
saturated colours
james turrell

don't like
googie architecture

Posted By: Reo
Date Posted: 24 November 2021 at 12:44am
I'm in.

Folklore & Witches
Fun robot designs
Japanese monster design (think Kamen Rider or goofy 70s kaiju)
An otherwordly atmosphere
Strange buildings
Surrealist horror
Leather & spikes
Gustav Klimt
Interesting palette usage
Ancient statues
Hidden rooms
Swords & sandals fantasy
English (!) Staffordshire bullterriers (preferably a black one with a white tummy)

Though I love horror, I hate all sorts of animal cruelty! That would give me a sad Christmas.

Posted By: Weerdmeester
Date Posted: 24 November 2021 at 10:35am
I'm in!

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

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
My face on a primate of any kind / gorillas / The NS

Go bananas ;D

Posted By: pixl_person
Date Posted: 24 November 2021 at 12:33pm

I'm in!
I like: cats, horror movies, knitting, autumn, mushrooms and adventure games
I don't like: sexy art, gore, guns

Posted By: bypatryk
Date Posted: 24 November 2021 at 3:50pm
Count me in!

I like:
In no particular order:
- cyberpunk-ish cityscapes
- lo-fi vibes
- wild animals (ie. badgers, foxes, dears, wildboars, etc.)
- european birds (ie. seaguls, sparrows, hoopoes, etc.)

I don't like:

Posted By: lion95
Date Posted: 24 November 2021 at 6:26pm
Ohh I want in!

I like steampunk, lions, fantasy

I don't like NSFW

Posted By: Quiara
Date Posted: 24 November 2021 at 7:15pm
Subject matter I like:
Insects and arachnids, particularly beetles and spiders.
Classic "hammer horror" monsters - Nosferatu, Frankenstein and/or his Bride, mummies, werewolves, bedsheet ghosts, etc...
...but also http:// - "Lisa Frank" lovey-dovey girly-girl iconography - unicorns, rainbows, dolphins, winged kitty cats, 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 .
http:// - Funky http:// - limited - palettes .
Strong shapes, be they - angular or - soft . - Strong framing elements . One very easy way to make me love your piece would be to play with transparency to give your canvas an unconventional shape, having a body part or whatever pop beyond the edges of the picture. - 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. (Noted exception here for http:// - extremely http:// - low-color palette stuff ala Uno Moralez.)
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 ).

This is largely the same list from last year.

Posted By: yuanhai
Date Posted: 24 November 2021 at 11:12pm
    Count me in!
    I like:
    Forest, green plants, wild animals(Especially sharks and cobras)
    I do NOT like:
    sexy art, gore, guns

Posted By: Hapiel
Date Posted: 25 November 2021 at 1:42am
I'm in!

I like yellow, circus stuff (especially juggling), tinkering, bad puns and good rhymes.. And I like PixelJoint!
Colorful scenes, crispy pixels, tiny sprites with huge animations, pixel perfect stylisations, that's the kind of art I often like!

Posted By: orangemagik
Date Posted: 25 November 2021 at 4:36am

Sci-fi, post-apocalypse, dystopic settings, dark fantasy, beautiful female warriors in reasonable armour.
Sexy art is very welcome.
Gore and NSFW are also OK.

Furries and lazy work.

Posted By: Umbohr
Date Posted: 25 November 2021 at 7:39am
I'm in!

I like : Pretty much everything, top down sprites, landscape settings, Fantasy, grim dark, victorian/steampunk, folkore stuff, chimeras, i love goblins and underground stuff (like caves and mines), SCI-FI, contemporary, classicism, dogs, pretty much all the things.

fanart of everything made by Robin Hobb very welcome, or Ursula K LeGuin, GRRM, (i'm very basic yes)
Manga stuff welcome too, i like Berserk, One piece, FMA (i already said i was basic yes)
Path Of Exile fanart very welcome too.
NSFW welcome too (the Emma Goldman kind of NSFW )

What i don't like : copaganda,  Elon Musk, edgyness for the sake of edgyness, press cartoon...

But tbh you can go wild

Posted By: marceles
Date Posted: 25 November 2021 at 6:41pm
i want to be in

i like:
ancient ships and pirate ships
bright colors
blues, greens and magenta
the ocean
jane austen
she-heros instead of he-heros

i dont like:
sexualization (as mentioned above)
grey palettes
elon musk (as mentioned above)

Posted By: QueenKami
Date Posted: 25 November 2021 at 9:44pm
I'm in! I love SS~

I like:
Pokémon (the creatures more than trainers but I like both!)
Satanic/Dark Imagery
Gothic clothing
Furry things (mostly anthro, but feral good too)
NSFW/Ero artiworks

Not much, I'm open for pretty much anything get creative!

I have a fursona, Kami, that you can find by following my DeviantArt pretty easily, which should be linked on my profile. (You can also just find her by searching my username lol)

Posted By: Yogurt
Date Posted: 26 November 2021 at 12:56am
I'm in.

Gentlemen/Lady Thieves

Posted By: zedOFF
Date Posted: 27 November 2021 at 9:56am
I'm in!
(mostly a copy of my last year's list)

- Colorful and lively
- Bright, optimistic
- Expressive poses, crazy angles
- Cubism and constructivism and such things
- Experiments
- JET SET RADIO and LETHAL LEAGUE (BLAZE) and BOMB RUSH CYBERFUNK (rad, energetic and funky fresh street stuff)
- Other games (gamign): Deep Rock Galactic, Psychonauts, Yakuza, Pathologic, Dark Souls, Sea of Thieves
- Inline skating (Rollerblading)
- Folklore in design
- FROGS AND TOADS (very good)
- Yellow

- Excessive blood and gore
- Over the top kawaii anime cuteness
- Furries (just anthropomorphic animals are OK)

Posted By: Veksell
Date Posted: 02 December 2021 at 10:15am
Count me in.

I like:
Interesting and juicy colors, forests (mushrooms, trees, etc.), gothic and noir, mystic and supernatural things, post-apocalyptic, sea, pirates and ships, atmospheric cyberpunk, snow, smart and beautiful girls.

Don't want:
NSFW, gore, furry and over-cute arts.

Posted By: sushy
Date Posted: 03 December 2021 at 8:08am
   Count me in!

    I like:
Hello Kitty, snowy landscapes, Gundams, fruit, cute rodents, kawaii stuff

    I do NOT like:
spiders, NSFW, gore

Posted By: mupixl
Date Posted: 03 December 2021 at 8:40am
I'm in!!!

Interested in:
- Cammy or Karin from Street Fighter
- Rogue, Gambit, Psylocke from Marvel
- Filia from Skullgirls
- Anything Ace Attorney
- Anything Pokemon (Mega Mawile is my favorite)
- Anything Warcraft or Starcraft
- Anything Star Wars
- Anything Metal Gear Solid
- Final Fantasy Tactics
- Sci-Fi
- Landscapes
- Cityscapes
- Racing
- Tennis
- Summer
- Tigers
- Puns
- Mid to high saturation palettes

Not interested in:
- Gore
- Horror
- Furry
- Obscene or disgusting humor

Posted By: zombieMode
Date Posted: 03 December 2021 at 10:15am
I'm in!
Cartoons, animals, puns, strange scenes, RPGs, caricatures, colorful/bold fun character designs

Bleak dystopian or historical stuff

Posted By: Sazdx
Date Posted: 03 December 2021 at 10:36am
I'm in :D!

I like:

- Characters!
- Owls, tigers, dogs, cats, foxes
- Videogames such as Megaman, Zelda, Terranigma, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 6, Odin Sphere, Rhythm Doctor, etc
- Anime, Manga (BNHA, Fullmetal Alchemist, Owari no Seraph, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
- Mecha, Fantasy (Dnd-like, Elves and Dwarves are my fav)
- Cool and dark colors Blue, Purple, Teal.

I don't have many dislikes, but... I suppose no toilet humor, gore (blood can be fine, just not a lot XD), a lot of violence or horror, animal cruelty.

Thank you :D!

Posted By: Trigonomicon
Date Posted: 04 December 2021 at 2:21pm
I'm in!

Strong colors
Old fairytale and folklore stuff
Mythology, mainly norse
Most any kind of turn-based strategy game
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)
"Realistic" mechas
Winter and snow

Superhero stuff
Real-world violence
cruel humor

Posted By: Christoballs
Date Posted: 05 December 2021 at 5:23am
I'm in!

Videogames (Castlevania, Metroid, Arkane games, Deep Rock Galactic, Doom)
Old school graphics: Atari 2600, NES, C64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, SNES, GB/GBC, GBA, NDS...
Visual Arts: paintings, sculptures, engravings and architecture from all periods and parts of the world - bonus points if you introduce me to something I don't know
Science fiction (let's leave it at Japanese cyberpunk: Tsutomu Nihei, Yukito Kishiro, Katsuhiro Otomo, Masamune Shirow)
Humour: puns and visual comedy are a big yes, but practically anything good natured goes

Ecchi and other forms of fanservice-y erotic art
Landscapes (PLEASE no "little man stares at big thing" or "little man is little in big environment")
Suffering-based humour, "punching down" humour

Posted By: IceZeeKay
Date Posted: 05 December 2021 at 1:21pm
I'm in!

I like:
Bunnies (anthropomorphic or just rabbits, anything bunny related is cool lol)
Chill/lo-fi vibes
Retro vibes
Cute vibes, but chill cute not eye-blinding cute
cyber punk

I don’t like:

Posted By: SeDiceBisonte
Date Posted: 05 December 2021 at 2:13pm
I'm in! Haven't had enough time to get on here the last few weeks but Secret Santa will be a nice way to get back to the community 

  • People. I enjoy art that doesn't have people in too, but humans are my main thing.
  • Images with atmosphere and emotional resonance. Maybe an implied story of some sort.
  • C64 art (don't feel you have to by any means; this is just to give you an idea of a style I particularly like).
  • On that note, I also like a 70s/80s aesthetic, particularly in...
  • Sci-fi. Gotta love sci-fi. I particularly like a gritty, near future feel but retro, chunky far-future is also good. A Soviet/Eastern European look is always a bonus. Reference points include Blade Runner (1982), Stalker (1972), Alien (1979), RoboCop (1987), Kin-dza-dza! (1986), the writings of Stanislaw Lem, Philip K. Dick etc...
  • Pre-Raphaelite and associated art, especially John William Waterhouse.
  • Akira Kurosawa films.
  • Spiders. I know it's just a joke, but please no spiders.
  • Fantasy. The line between fantasy and sci-fi can be thin, but I generally dislike wizards and elves (the major exception being Andrzej Sapkowski whose work I adore).
  • Anthropomorphic animals
  • Superheroes

Posted By: Bicho Cerote
Date Posted: 05 December 2021 at 7:06pm
I'm in!
-Tasteful food
-All kind of vegetables
-Mostly RPG Mock-Ups
-Over-expressive Faces/Hands
-Old Artifacts/Machinery
-Colorful Outlines
- Earthbound/Mother Series

- #000000 Outlines
- Erotic and gore stuff
- Monochromatic palettes :(
- Medieval stuff

Posted By: timesnewredux
Date Posted: 06 December 2021 at 3:21am
Count me in!

I like:
Dragons, Cyberpunk, Industrial BGs, Robots, Dark color tones

I do NOT like:
Eyestraining colors (Saturated red, blue, green), Cutesy art

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