tynicWhat is it?
Everyone who signs up will be randomly assigned another participant and will be tasked with making a piece of gift/fan art for that person! It can be related to their interests, forum persona/avatar, or just whatever you like. The art will be sent digitally, unless you really would like to send an original drawing, but that is entirely up to you and is not required.How do I sign up?Just send an email to [ [email protected] ] with your forum username in the subject line and "Artist's Corner Secret Santa 2011" in the body of the message.The deadline for signing up will be December 1st (while it is still the 1st somewhere in the world).
You will be sent a private message shortly after with the username of whom you will be drawing a gift for.Who can sign up?
To keep things fair, only those with a join date earlier than May 1st and more than a handful of posts will be allowed to participate for obvious reasons. If you would like to participate and don't fall under these requirements then you will just have to wait until next year! The final say of who can join this activity will be entirely up to the AC mods so there may be exceptions, but do not count on it. This goes for those who may be disincluded as well. Previous deadbeats are banned from participating.Submitting Complete Work and Submission DeadlineAll drawings must be emailed to [ [email protected] ] by December 21st.
Failure to submit your drawing after agreeing to sign up (shame on you, you awful human being) will result in FULL LIFE CONSEQUENCES. Anything I can threaten you with is bullshit and if you suck then you won't finish regardless, so don't sign up if you suck and know you won't finish, that's all.Is that all?
This is simply all the information you should need. This is not something to sign up for to get free art, it is about making something for another member. Remember that it could be you getting stiffed out of a drawing so do not sign up unless you are committed to finishing your end of the deal. DMAC will personally
end anyone who does not comply. Ok that's a threat, I guess.
Please don't sign up if you know you won't be able to deliver a finished product. Getting a really half assed gift sucks when you spent hours on getting yours in on time.
Feel free to use this thread to discuss and ask questions or post some of your interests to help out your Santa. If you say 'in' or 'I'm so doing this' in here and don't send me a proper email, do not expect to be participating.
Here's a handy template for giving a bit of information about yourself which will help your Santa with some ideas! Thanks to Iruka for the template!||Favorites||
Color or Color scheme:
Painting, Artist, or Art genre:||Other||
Link Photograph/self portraits:
Link Avatar/persona character:
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of):2010's thread: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/133584/ac-secret-santa-2010-reveal-3434/p1
2009's thread: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=108361
2008's thread: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=78214
2007's thread: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=44966
2006's thread: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=10065
If anybody has an archive of 2005's submissions somewhere for some reason, it would be greatly appreciated to have it re-uploaded.
And for posterity:||Participants||
I guess I can do something in a month if I don't go overboard.
Ok. I will try.
Movies: Pan's Labyrinth, Donnie Darko, Scott Pilgrim, Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
TV: Adventure Time, Avatar (not the movie), Firefly, Community
Games: Beyond Good and Evil, Portal (1/2), Braid, Dragon Age, Red Dead Redemption
Books: 1984 (George Orwell), House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski), Anything by Neil Gaiman
Music: Muse, Mastodon, Murder by Death, Bonobo, Foo Fighters
Animals: Whale, Cat, Raccoon, Moth, Beetle, Deer
Other: MS Paint Adventures
Link Photograph/self portraits: Normal Zombie
Link Avatar/persona character: Half-Ghost Racoon Detective 1 2 3 4 5
or ugh, maybe I will
okay I will
Color or Color scheme: I like red and other warm colours, but darker shades of blue and purple are also neat.
Character(s): Superman, anything from Battle Angel Alita or Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, practically anyone from Discworld, too.
Movies/TV: I very much enjoy Genndy Tartakovsky shows and other things with giant robots in them. Also, I loooooove Adventure Time.
Games: MASS EFFECT (Badass paragon vanguard default appearance femShep boning Garrus). Anything by Double Fine (Psychonauts, Brütal Legend etc), Sam & Max, Zelda games.
Books: Anything by Terry Pratchett, Raymond Chandler novels.
Music: Various kinds of metal and hard rock, but other things, too. My favourite bands are Judas Priest and Gorillaz.
Animals: kittens and puppies and lizards and birds
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: I'm a huge fan of Jack Kirby, Paul Pope, Yukito Kishiro, Hirohiko Araki and Frank Quitely as far as comic book artists go. Other favourite artists include Paul Kidby and Hayao Miyazaki.
General interests: Comics and animation.
Link Photograph/self portraits: It's not a very good picture, I'm afraid.
Link Avatar/persona character: Spex!
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of): Punch-Boy and Kick-Girl!
Anything with any of that would be sweet, but if you can't think of anything you're happy with you can just draw Spex in a cool pose or whatever.
||Things the I like||
Moving Pictures & Talkies: There Will Be Blood, Star Wars OT, No Country for Old Men, Blade Runner, Metropolis, Fargo
Games: Elder Scrolls 3, 4 & 5, Red Dead Redemption, The Thief Series
Books: 1984, I can't think of any more that were all that life changing.
Sports: Formula 1
Music: The Beatles, The National, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, The Killers
Animals: I like all the animals. ALL OF THEM.
What I Look like
I'm the big one and half of the small one.
Color or Color scheme: BRIGHT
Movies/TV: 80's cartoons, Last Air Bender, Anything Sci Fi
Games: Halo, Mass Effect
Or anything Spex said, but only half what Mustang said.
*I may or may not have time for actual santa-ing
Yeah you can sign up!
Color or Color scheme: Blue, Black, White
Character(s): Spider-Man, Allen the Alien(Invincible comic), Hellboy
Movies/TV: Dexter, Matrix, Pirates of the Carribean, Game of Thrones
Games: Metal Gear Solid, Battlefield, Red Dead Redemption
Animals: Panda, Fox, Eagle
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: Illustration, Comic
Original Characters Kastin Mercury: http://entervoid.com/images/fighters/333/Kastin-Model-sheet.jpg
Color or Color scheme: Red, Blue or whatevs
Character(s): Nibcrom, Hot Rod, Optimus Prime, Luke Skywalker
Movies/TV: Robocop, Exosquad, Seinfeld, MST3K, Ghostbusters, Blade Runner, Buckaroo Banzai
Games: Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Bros, Gears of War, Perfect Dark, Red Faction II, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2
Animals: Raccoons, grossly obese cats
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: Killian Plunkett, Geof Darrow
General interests: Comics, graphic design
Link Photograph/self portraits: ugh please don't draw me http://nibcrom.com/paac/nils.jpg
Link Avatar/persona character: http://www.nibcrom.com
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of): Nibcrom! http://www.nibcrom.com
All the other years my Santa has drawn Nibcrom for me, which I LOVE, but feel free to do whatever.
well, time for this:
Color or Color scheme: Warm Colors
Games: Mass Effect (I play a paragon, black, shaved head Shepard), Katamari, Zelda, Pokemon (I've got a spiritomb now.)
Animals: tigers, dragons, scary melting birds, dogs with crazy fangs
General interests: Video games.
Link Avatar/persona character: some drawings of me other peoples drawings of me
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of): Really anything in my DA/website gallery is up for grabs, but I wont lie, my giant ego is always the most pleased with drawings of Iruka.
Color or Color scheme: Blues, purples, greens, pinks
Character(s): Thor, Red Robin, The Spirit, Abe Sapien
Movies/TV: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Don't judge me. (Applejack & Rarity are my favorites.)
Games: BioShock, Team Fortress 2, Portal
General interests: Vikings & silly monsters, i.e., yeti.
Link Photograph/self portraits: omgoshbigpicture
Link Avatar/persona character: My avatar is mee
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of): "Original"? What is this word?
Color or Color scheme:
Character(s): Calvin and Hobbes, TF2-The Engineer,
Movies/TV: The Big Lebowski
Games: HL2, TF2, Fallout, Portal
Animals: Deer, Elk, Moose, Dogs, Cats, Foxes.
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: Graphic Design, Charlie Harper, Zdenik Miler, generally modernist or minimalist.
General interests: Other than art type stuff. Cooking, Cocktails
Link Photograph/self portraits: Facebook
Link Avatar/persona character: Krtek the Mole http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_vJgrUbFEg&feature=related
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of):
Color or Color scheme: Purple
Character(s): Carl Swangee, Jango Fett, Kanti (FLCL) Arthur Dent, Togusa
Movies/TV: Akira. A million times Akira. G Gundam, Brazil, Ghost in the Shell, No Reservations
Games: Rollercoaster Tycoon, Minecraft, Far Cry 2
Authors (those are like animals, right?): Mark Helprin, William Gibson, Ray Bradbury
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: Cyberpunk, I guess? : Syd Mead, Antonio Sant'Elia, WipEout Pure, Homeworld
General interests: drum corps, gaming, concept art, industrial design
Link Photograph/self portraits: http://imgur.com/a/RKpw0 I wish I had bought that jacket, even though it was a little small.
Link Avatar/persona character: http://imgur.com/a/p5f3i
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of): none to speak of, really. I'm in need of/in process of making an avatar characterthing.
killer pink fluffy image.... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/rabidwombat/kpf2.jpg they are cute, but get big sharp teeth when angry and are hyper violent. About the size of a 30 lb dog gibe or take
Color or Color scheme: Pink & Black, bold colors
Character(s): Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy, Daenerys Targaryen
Movies/TV: The Powerpuff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Game of Thrones
Games: Prince of Persia, GrimGrimiore
Animals: Kittens, puppies, bats, adorable fluffy animals
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: Gemma Correll, Kate Beaton, Claire Belton
You have never go wrong with cute girls. Or badass girls. Or both!!
Color or Color scheme: Orange, Turquoise
Movies/TV: Mad Men
Games: Playing a lot with virtual reality stuff/kinect&wiimote-hacks at Uni right now
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: Art Nouveau, Graffiti, Range Murata, Jason Chan, Loish etc
General interests: Playing bass (poorly), cooking, drawing, graffiti, wooing beautiful Latvian girls?
Link Photograph/self portraits: Beavs pretty much nailed me playing the bass
I only wish there was another wave of names after the current last part of the credits scrolls all the way off the screen.
Color or Color scheme: dramatic/moody. I guess. Whatever fits the piece. I also used to have a CMYK avatar.
Character(s): Marty McFly, monsters/orcs/trolls, ninja turtles
Movies/TV: Avatar (the cartoon), Venture Bros, Back To The Future, Ninja Turtles.
Games: Zelda, old school NES, fallout, skyrim
Animals: ibex, or any other kind of mountain goat
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: whatever.
General interests: bikes, risk
Link Photograph/self portraits:
Link Avatar/persona character: link link
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of): Anything on my website, or in this img directory.
Color or Color scheme: fall seasonal colors
Movies/TV: war movies and old school westerns
Animals:red pandas, frogs
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: Gustave Dore, Bill Watterson, Jeff Smith,
General interests:sitting around on my carpet with my cat
Link Photograph/self portraits:
Link Avatar/persona character:smug red panda to my left im kinda attached to
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of):smug red panda to my left im kinda attached to, or desert rock frog on my devart page
Color or Color scheme: I think colors are OK depending on which one
Character(s): I always like more EWA art
Movies/TV: Hmm I dunno, haven't watched much lately
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: Graffiti is cool, but whatevah whatevah, I aint picky
General interests: You could prob find links to all pertinent info in my sig
WOW that was the most unhelpful information I've posted in awhile.
Good idea Sig. I made my FB public and I'll leave it open for a week or so if you need more info on music/shows/ect.
Color or Color scheme: Blues and greys, particularly light blues and cyan
Character(s): Batman, Constantine, anyone from "Chew" comic series, Hank and Dean Venture, Dr. Orpheous
Movies/TV: Venture Bros, Adventure Time, MLP: Friendship is Magic (Spike and Rainbow Dash are faves)
Games: Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Pokemon, anything involving the classic "fat" GameBoy, anything that evokes a sense of child-like wonder and nostalgia for curling up with a good game and getting lost in their worlds
Animals: Hedgehogs, Cats, Dogs
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: Typography, Illustrative Type(like graffiti or fancy stuff), posters, caricature-esque comic styles
Also I really like stuff like this: http://samsamsamsam.com/ http://mcbess.com/
General interests: counter-culture music genres and art, the fascinating medium known as "comics," girls with guitars
Link Photograph/self portraits: just add me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kyle.gallagher
Link Avatar/persona character: not a metal-slug, but I'll give you creative freedom on this one
Basically I have a lot of varied interests so if you see anything in there that really strikes a chord with you feel free to explore it.
Color or Color scheme: I like blues and browns. They just seem to work together, but I'm cool with artist's choice.
Character(s): The Monarch (Venture Bros), Malcolm Reynolds, Jeremy Clarkson/Richard Hammond/James May (Top Gear)
Movies/TV: The Venture Bros., Firefly/Serenity, Top Gear, Star Wars (IV, V, VI)
Games: Forza4, Oblivion, Minecraft, Terraria, Grand Theft Auto
Animals: My Dog, Duke (Liver Tri-color Australian Shepherd)
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: I really honestly like Mike Krahulik's comic style, Scott Kurtz, and thanks to watercolor 1 this semester, I'm digging the watercolors right now.
General interests: Guitars, cars, comics, games, DnD
Link Photograph/self portraits: http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/ricer23/156638_526244646617_226601646_959038_4285992_n.jpg
Link Avatar/persona character: http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/ricer23/Fancycopy-1.jpg
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of): pretty much same as above.
Color or Color scheme: I don't have an absolute favorite... I like pretty things! every color has the potential to be pretty in context.
Character(s): uh, I guess see below.
Movies/TV: Venture Brothers, Battlestar Galactica, and ... Fringe!
Games: TF2-- Pyro for life! I also love any game with zombies.
Books/comics: Sandman! also Transmetropolitan, Hellboy, and, uh, Elfquest. (yes really)
Animals: the virginia opossum is my favorite animal! you have to admit, they are badass.
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: I am really into pretty much any form of comics, and I generally like most vintage/retro art-isms of the 20th century from Art Nouveau forward.
Link Photograph/self portraits/Avatar/persona character: right now my avatar is me dressed up as Death from Sandman from Halloween last year. I use this image on most of my "public" accounts so that they're uniform and "linked"
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of): I don't have any current character designs posted on the interwebs, but if you read any of my writing and one of my characters inspires you to draw, go nuts!
The Mad Writers Union
Color or Color scheme: Greens, Or im on a big Gold, Black and White kick of late.
Character(s): Coming to mind is like Dr Jekyll/ Mr Hyde, or old english heroes villians, think The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Movies/TV: Sanctuary, Haven, Being Human (English), Tru Blood, Dr Who (Tenant or Smith)!!!
Games: World of Warcraft, Skyrim, AC:R
Animals: The Kiwi
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: Um, bah, any thing typeface, handwritten, screenprinted etc, things done in ink etc.
General interests: I think my life consists of, gaming, drawing and drinking while watching tv and music listening . Read above for clues
Link Photograph/self portraits: Me, jarrod
Link Avatar/persona character: I wouldnt mind if someone wouldnt mind try making me an avatar.
Actually forgot I had some type of Persona type thing The Shaker and Old Jeckal
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of): Errr.
Color or Color scheme: Blues, greens, whatever works for the piece.
Games: Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Skyrim, Deus Ex: HR. But my absolute favorites are still Planescape:Torment and the Gabriel Knight games :P
Animals: Cats, gerbils, dogs (weimaraners specifically).
Painting, Artist, or Art genre: I tend to like painterly stuff, illustration and whatnot. But whatever you think looks good or you feel comfortable with will be fine.
General interests: Reading, playing games, drawing.
Link Avatar/persona character: If you can still remember what he looks like, sure. (Most of the art I did is old and outdated but have the larger avatar image. There is also some on my DA in the old stuff gallery.
Original Characters (of whom you wouldn't mind redesigns or fanart of): This guy
Thank god you posted that or I would've forgotten to send the email too.
My Portfolio Site
If you didn't get the email then I can confirm via PM! Thanks everyone!