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Offline Facet

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Secret Santa 2012

on: December 24, 2012, 02:55:56 am
A Very Merry Christmas Pixelation!

Many thanks to all that took part, tons of absolutely awesome contributions, go look!

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To Starstew, from a3um



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To Raster, from absenter



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To Reo, from adcrusher524



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To Kren, from Argyle



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To absenter, from Ashkin



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To numlock, from Basketcase



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To Charlieton, from Batzy



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To Zccc, from Carnivac



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To Batzy, from Charlieton



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To Super17, from cirpons



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To Lóng, from Crow



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 To Harlequin, from crozier



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 To Doppleganger, from Cure



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 To pistachio, from Dex



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 To ilkke, from Doppleganger



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To philippejugnet, from Dr D



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To Gecimen, from Drazelic



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To Dr D, from Dusty



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To Riva, from Gecimen



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To a3um, from GetYourGoat



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To Drazelic, from Gogglecrab



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To adcrusher524, from hapiel



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To Alanay, from Harlequin



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To Jim16, from HughSpectrum



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To Argyle, from ilkke



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To Juninho, from IvanM



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To Opacus, from Jeremy



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To Stwelin, from Jim16



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To beetlebear, from Juninho



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To Dusty, from Kclic



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To Carnivac, from Lóng



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To VictorRojo, from Lanarky



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To Gogglecrab, from Life Person



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To cirpons, from makapuf



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To Cure, from MashPotato



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To HughSpectrum, from miascugh



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To miascugh, from Mr. Beast



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To Basketcase, from Mr. Fahrenheit



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To Photocopier, from numlock, and from Jim16



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To Metaru, from Opacus



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To Shrike, from Peach



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To xhunterko, from Photocopier



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To hapiel, from pistachio



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To GetYourGoat, from Raster



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To Kclic, from Red_Mist



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To Dex, from Reo



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To Zizka, from Shrike



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To Red_Mist, from Stwelin



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To Ashkin, from Super17



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To alex pang, from tim



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To tim, from tomic



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To tomic, from xhunterko



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To Crow, from Zccc



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To Jeremy, from Zizka



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To Lanarky, from Riva



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To Sherman Gill, from ui



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To Peach, from Metaru



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To Mr. Fahrenheit, from philippejugnet
Would you pick it up, Mr. Fahrenheit?


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To MashPotato, from Kren



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To crozier, from Scarab



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To Scarab, from Starstew



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To Life Person, from beetlebear, and from Mr. Beast



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To ui, from Mr. Beast



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To makapuf, from Metaru



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To Mr. Beast, from Lóng, and from Cyangmou



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To IvanM, from Riva



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Of course any additional gifts as well as amendments to already submitted ones are well appreciated; finish up obvious WIPs over the holiday to avoid the temp-ban! If you notice anything amiss say so; I don't doubt there's a missing bracket or two somewhere :P

Still waiting on the following to get their gift in, stop reading this and do it already!
  • alex pang
  • Sherman Gill
  • VictorRojo
  • Alanay
The currently gift-deprived, spontaneous gifting-to much appreciated
Thanks Mr. Beast, Metaru, Lóng, Cyangmou, and Riva for being totally rad. :y:
« Last Edit: December 31, 2012, 09:12:44 pm by Facet »

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 03:01:54 am
Awwwwhhh yeah!

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays, everyone!

Thanks, Dusty! I love it.  ;)

My picture shouldn't have a white background.. will have to fix that. Also seems like some links are broken.

EDIT: When doing a preview post and putting my image on the forum directly with forum tags.. the transparency displays correctly. But when it's a link, it seems to have a white background, help? The shadow is alpha transparency, and the background should be fully transparent. Also, using Imgur.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2012, 04:31:00 am by Dr D »

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 03:06:14 am
:) still WIP so hopefully I'll get to finish it soon. Also apologize for the excessive copy/pasta. And... I have absolutely experience with LoL so I had a consultant help me with getting the ideas/details right.

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #3 on: December 24, 2012, 03:08:28 am
AWWWWW YEA

Sweet, thanks absenter!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #4 on: December 24, 2012, 03:09:08 am
Lóng's second present to Carnivac and my present to Opacus are 404'd :ouch:

Thanks for the gift Zizka :-*

And Merry Christmas errybody :santastic:

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #5 on: December 24, 2012, 03:11:09 am
That is awesome pistachio!  :D :o :crazy: :lol:
Thank you so much!   ;D ;D

I wish all of you people a very merry christmas!
Come check out the OpenPixelProject!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #6 on: December 24, 2012, 03:13:43 am
Pretty nice turnout once again! great job on the gifts everybody!
The one with the animated cat boss, pretty much will haunt my dreams to night.

Thanks Stwelin for the pixels! :D
<Xion> I can't see it why can't I see it

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #7 on: December 24, 2012, 03:18:55 am
Also I really like mines, Kclic :) Never heard of you before, but it's a really nice scenic piece. I like that kind of stuff since I can't really do them myself.

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ahaha, Finn. Didn't see him there :P

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #8 on: December 24, 2012, 03:21:28 am
@Jeremy: I'm still a beginner at this but I really did give it my best shot.  :)

Thank you Shrike for the awesome samurai woman. Looks great!

Merry Christmas to everyone. :y:

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #9 on: December 24, 2012, 03:24:30 am
Yeeeeessss it's out! Wow, and here I thought my gift was going to have the largest canvas but I guess Dex proves me wrong :O

Thanks a bunch for your gift, Gogglecrab! I love the custom wrapping :D

(i also like the mech design of the Opacus-to-Metaru gift and the custom wrapping Dr D made :O )

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #10 on: December 24, 2012, 03:35:15 am
Oh gosh thanks so much Super17 it's gorgeous <3
Sorry for any inaccuracies on the bass guitar absenter- I'm pretty sure I've never even touched a bass in my life :/

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #11 on: December 24, 2012, 03:38:29 am
Not a problem Zizka, I really appreciate it :)

Links are fixed, yay!

Cure, Drazelic and pistachio's gifts are outstanding :D

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #12 on: December 24, 2012, 03:38:48 am
Yeah, sorry Jeremy, Lóng: should be good now. I also went and gave transparency to the few gifts that hadn't 'cos it was bugging me; if that was an artistic decisicion, apologies; it's just neater :P
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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #13 on: December 24, 2012, 04:21:30 am
Hahahaha, I love it, iLKke! That simian really commands a presents (har har, word play). Thanks so much!

Kren - Hoping I got the idea across in my picture for you that the robot's head is a flipped over design of the Nichijou girl on the other side. I originally had ambitions to animate a transformation from the animu girl into a robot, but my schedule was too demanding to dive into it. Had a sketched animation rough I wanted to you have to go with your present though, just for fun.



Happy Secret Santa, guys! Best part of the holiday, and I'm totally excited about what I received! <3
Thanks Mush, adcrusher524, Ego, and iLKke!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 04:35:06 am
Awesome gifts everyone! Thank you very much for your gift hapiel! I love it!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #15 on: December 24, 2012, 04:38:59 am
Seems as if for some reason or another my first gift isn't animating, here it is with animation: . And I wish I had a gift  :(
Maybe not, seems as if I saved the file wrong.

(I replaced the gift - Facet)
« Last Edit: December 24, 2012, 05:09:07 am by Facet »

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #16 on: December 24, 2012, 04:39:18 am
Haha, I'm glad you like it, Dusty! That scene was way out of my comfort zone, and I actually started with a bigger version but realized I got in way over my head.

It's not polished, but in case you'd want to see it, here you go.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/Daroge/Dusty3Tree6_zps404af6b4.gif


Red_Mist, that's fantastic! :) Those clouds make me oogle.

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Reply #17 on: December 24, 2012, 05:25:10 am
Ooh combat animations. Thank you Mr. Fahrenheit! And thanks Facet for organising this. Merry Xmas all.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2012, 05:27:14 am by Basketcase »
To do: ??? Cow made my lovely avatar.

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #18 on: December 24, 2012, 05:31:53 am
Reo, that absolutely rules my friend, I just love it! Such excellent lighting. How on earth did you get stuck with me two years in a row? You must hate me by now... :-[

Anyways-- amazing stuff, everyone! Not a single gift that isn't absolutely outstanding this year. Great pixeling everyone! Merry Christmas. :y:

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #19 on: December 24, 2012, 05:32:31 am
OPACUS, I AM PRINTING IT AND PUTTING IT ON A FRAME.

just letting you know.

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #20 on: December 24, 2012, 05:53:09 am
Riva's, ui's, and Metaru's gifts up & nagging PMs sent!

If anyone wants stuff putting up right now PM me but perhaps your partner also 'cos I need to get some sleep :blind:

Dr D, I'm not sure what you mean: the browser's default background is white so transparency=white there?

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #21 on: December 24, 2012, 06:13:16 am
Peach, both me and my brother laughed out loud upon seeing that glorious artwork.  :y: :lol:
Thanks so much. I'm making this my phone background and probably printing it. thank you :)

I'm glad you like it, Zizka. It was good to dust off my rusty pixeling chops.
Happy Christmas everyone! This is one of the most awesome things I do during winter solstice. Everyones gifts look incredible.

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #22 on: December 24, 2012, 06:15:26 am
Cool pixels, everyone!  It looks like my gift is a little late, but I had fun ripping open everyone else's while I wait ;D

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #23 on: December 24, 2012, 06:38:07 am
Tomic - your gift made me lol

Lots of fantastic stuff here guys @_____@ and Drazelic, the sword in the present wrapping ending up what it was upon viewing full really blew me away to open :o

Dem octopi...
Russian cat overlord reminds me of the goblin king from The Hobbit in a way, great scenery there too :D
Fun troupe of jesters, Pistachio!
Gingerbread will never be the same, Peach.
Wicked pattern work, Jeremy.
The backdrop sets a good stage, Dusty, what awaits the lone character wandering into what is CLEARLY a battle zone in the grass?
Interesting showdown, Carnivac. Now make the game!
adcrusher... yes? :o
Batty zelda scene, Batzy. I dig it.
Christmas at the ground zero bomb shelter lab, Riva? Eerie and beauteous at the same time.
Lots of grand scene renderings from a bunch of you as well.

Good output this year, santas!
Thanks Mush, adcrusher524, Ego, and iLKke!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #24 on: December 24, 2012, 08:49:51 am
Well, this is what it looks like for me. Anyone else?

It doesn't have a white background, there's just a white box being placed around it. But if I were to post the real image here on the forums for example, it looks fine.  ???

Not a huge deal but I'd like to know what is causing it for the future!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #25 on: December 24, 2012, 09:10:30 am
Well, this is what it looks like for me. Anyone else?

It doesn't have a white background, there's just a white box being placed around it. But if I were to post the real image here on the forums for example, it looks fine.  ???

Not a huge deal but I'd like to know what is causing it for the future!

ui's last, white on transparent, present has the same thing happening.

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #26 on: December 24, 2012, 09:11:31 am
Aw, thanks very much Lóng   :)  Three lovely gifts.  I can tell first one is Batman done in what seems to be CPC Mode 1 and second is Back to the Future in CPC Mode 0.  I'm not sure what machine the Marvel Vs Capcom picture is based on (Gameboy Color perhaps?) but I like that you picked that one (the first Marvel Vs Capcom is the only one in that series I enjoy playing and recently bought MvsC: Origins on PSN to play it and Marvel Super Heroes again).   All three look great and full of retro charm (especially loving the wide-pixel Doc & Marty).  They put a big smile on my face this morning.  ;D


Really great work from everyone.  These Secret Santa's are always full of some amazing and very appealing work.
NES, Amiga & Amstrad CPC inspired
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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #27 on: December 24, 2012, 09:18:58 am
Awww.. This is full of treasures and Drazelic's gift to me is one of the best <3 Thank you man  ;D

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #28 on: December 24, 2012, 09:27:01 am
wat, mutual secret santas! Anyway, thanks a ton, Batzy! ;D

Mine got a little rushed, as I did a pretty dramatic overhaul during the last two hours. Sorry! Hopefully there's nothing too obviously wrong with it. :-[

Merry Christmas, everybody!
Det skulle vara lätt för mig att säga att jag inte gillar dig, men det gör jag; tror jag

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #29 on: December 24, 2012, 10:01:37 am
Happy holidays everyone, and a huge thanks to Facet for his dedication and work at this year's event :)
Another big thank you to Zccc for this wonderful gift. I really like it!

I'm also absolutely in love with Kren's gift from Argyle. Mio-chan is just way too awesome :P


Really enjoyed all the gifts, thank you everyone for participating, and until next year!


To Lóng:
You asked to do something I haven't done yet. So there you have it. I always wanted to, but never did work with 4 colors only before. I was always amazed at what could be done with just 4 colors on the Game Boy, so I gave it a shot. I did, however, not follow any other hardware restrictions (besides resolution). I'm sorry it didn't turn out that well. I'm just not a pixel artist :-X
« Last Edit: December 24, 2012, 10:05:45 am by Crow »

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #30 on: December 24, 2012, 10:06:19 am
Wonderful outcome!

@Crow: Thx alot, just my kind of art, you really hit the nail on the head in terms of taste  ;D

@Carnivac: Glad to read that, the third one was going to be a NES mock-up, but due to the sprites size I cropped the canvas.

@all:Happy Hoildays :D

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #31 on: December 24, 2012, 10:49:47 am
@Jeremy: Lovely stuff Jeremy! Thanks man! Really digging the colours and your unique way of shading and applying textures.
Especially in those antlers. Also, extra kudos for not mirroring it! Way cool!

@Metaru: I'm just gonna assume that means you like it (: haha, Merry Christmas man!

So much wonderful stuff again this year. A few of my personal favourites would have to be Cure's, Drazelic's, Jeremy's (See
what I did there?), Dusty's and Ilkke's.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #32 on: December 24, 2012, 11:07:38 am
Adcrusher! That's just amazing! I love it to BITS!  :'(
Thank you so much!
Reo, that absolutely rules my friend, I just love it! Such excellent lighting. How on earth did you get stuck with me two years in a row? You must hate me by now... :-[

No worries Friend, it was a lot of fun to work on! Glad you liked it! :)

All in all Lovely gifts from everyone!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #33 on: December 24, 2012, 11:36:31 am
Interesting present I got, I can't help but wonder what's inside. I really like the pattern on the box and the construction ribbon.

As for mine: I used a ton of colors that I probably didn't need to (and I didn't really use them interestingly), and I had to erase a good chunk to work in a different pose (which ended up for the best since the old pose was awkward and less action). I know next to nothing about the subject I drew so I hope it turned out alright.

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #34 on: December 24, 2012, 11:49:50 am
Interesting present I got, I can't help but wonder what's inside. I really like the pattern on the box and the construction ribbon.

As for mine: I used a ton of colors that I probably didn't need to (and I didn't really use them interestingly), and I had to erase a good chunk to work in a different pose (which ended up for the best since the old pose was awkward and less action). I know next to nothing about the subject I drew so I hope it turned out alright.

You know you can click the present to see what's inside, right? (:

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #35 on: December 24, 2012, 12:09:47 pm
You know you can click the present to see what's inside, right? (:

It's a box inside a box~

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #36 on: December 24, 2012, 01:09:42 pm
@Photocopier Thank you very much sir!

I can't wait til I am really good with this. Next year I'll do better hopefully.

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #37 on: December 24, 2012, 01:35:41 pm
Thanks a lot Phillipe, its beautiful, and yes I would pick it up. Merry Christmas Basketcase!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #38 on: December 24, 2012, 01:48:17 pm
You know you can click the present to see what's inside, right? (:

It's a box inside a box~
Yep. It'll make an amazing conversation piece both for the humor behind it and the endless speculation of its contents.

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #39 on: December 24, 2012, 02:07:40 pm
Awesome gifts everyone! Thank you very much for your gift hapiel! I love it!
Did you get the reference on the gift wrapping?
Come check out the OpenPixelProject!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #40 on: December 24, 2012, 02:42:49 pm
I put up a list of folk that haven't received anything yet :'(

I can see the transparency thing now; I was in Chrome before, only seems to be happening in Firefox, not sure what to do there other than uploading new versions with backgrounds if you'd like.

adcusher, your 'r' has been reinstated ;)
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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #41 on: December 24, 2012, 03:09:36 pm
Thanks a lot Phillipe, its beautiful, and yes I would pick it up. Merry Christmas Basketcase!
ROFL!!!
would you pick it up now?  :D :D :D :D

the dragon was Dr.D's gift to me, which I loved :D

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #42 on: December 24, 2012, 03:17:22 pm
Who wouldn't like a fairy? Thanks very much, Kren!  ;D
Happy holidays, all :)

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #43 on: December 24, 2012, 03:29:17 pm
I just wanted to thank facet for organizing this. It was very well structured and a lot of fun.  :y:

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #44 on: December 24, 2012, 04:03:17 pm
As for mine: I used a ton of colors that I probably didn't need to (and I didn't really use them interestingly), and I had to erase a good chunk to work in a different pose (which ended up for the best since the old pose was awkward and less action). I know next to nothing about the subject I drew so I hope it turned out alright.
Man, you have made my day and Christmas so far! Thank you very much, I can see you've put a lot of work into it. Have a good Christmas everyone :)

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #45 on: December 24, 2012, 04:11:17 pm
Yeeeeessss it's out! Wow, and here I thought my gift was going to have the largest canvas but I guess Dex proves me wrong :O

Thanks a bunch for your gift, Gogglecrab! I love the custom wrapping :D

(i also like the mech design of the Opacus-to-Metaru gift and the custom wrapping Dr D made :O )

No problem I'm glad you like it! Your gift is amazing as well!

and thanks a ton life person!!! I love it!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #46 on: December 24, 2012, 04:26:21 pm
@MashPotato: A mermaid on some rocks in the foreground on the right side of the image facing away from the viewer, and an octopus to her left with some sea-plants behind him... sounds right up my alley. Was super-pumped to see ol 'Tato was my SS, thanks!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #47 on: December 24, 2012, 04:30:02 pm
Friggin' awesome monster, Dex, it made my day! One of the best pieces as far as atmosphere goes.

Looking back on my piece, looks like I have to increase the canvas size, put some stuff in the background and fix clusters today.

Merry Christmas folks!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #48 on: December 24, 2012, 04:33:43 pm
@MashPotato: A mermaid on some rocks in the foreground on the right side of the image facing away from the viewer, and an octopus to her left with some sea-plants behind him... sounds right up my alley. Was super-pumped to see ol 'Tato was my SS, thanks!
You're welcome!  It's a zombie mermaid, though perhaps it's not readable enough ;)  It was also a parody of Venus at Her Mirror, since you like  art history http://www.jssgallery.org/Other_Artists/Velazquez/Venus_at_her_Mirror.jpg

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Reply #49 on: December 24, 2012, 04:40:58 pm
MP: Oh I got the reference and the zombie, was just commenting on the fact that our entries are so similar in terms of subject matter and composition.
It's like you're in my head, stealin' my ideas :mean:

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #50 on: December 24, 2012, 04:46:39 pm
Hey!, sorry about been late!, btw yes one of mines is WHITE+TRANSPARENT

SHERMAN GILL, hope you like my presents for you!, have a nice xmas!

Same to all of you, and thx for participing on things! one of my favorites events! <3

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #51 on: December 24, 2012, 05:04:36 pm
Thanks Tomic for this Another World mockup ! I love this game so much.
Looking forward the final version a lot !

About my animated communist cat, I wanted to make much more animation (flickering lights,
moving flags, the bar full of people), but I didn't have enough time because of some clients that
asked me some two days before the deadline. I hope you love it AlexPang, too bad you didn't send
your own gift, what happened ?
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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #52 on: December 24, 2012, 05:47:57 pm
Awesome piece, philippe. Glad you finished.  :y:

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Reply #53 on: December 24, 2012, 05:53:20 pm
Crozier, ty very much!!

And Merry Xmas to everyone!

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Reply #54 on: December 24, 2012, 06:03:10 pm
All great presents this year  ;D

And thanks a lot for that IvanM , I am a lover from Cruzeiro to all life , don't worry about that  :D , I like the way you use they emblem

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #55 on: December 24, 2012, 07:25:42 pm

Metaru, great, love your style :)

but, I think I need an help here, I think.

Thank you so much!
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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #56 on: December 25, 2012, 12:45:47 am
Thank you Scarab! Do you have a pixeljoint or deviantart account so I can fav' it :) ? Its a real shame you go without a pixel-present, so I'll try to make you something in return. Hopefully the person who is pixeling for you decides to post a wip and whatnot.

Anyway, you're welcome Harlequin. Merry Christmas.
Everyones' presents are just so amazing this year. Everything is a treasure.

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #57 on: December 25, 2012, 01:13:51 am
Great gifts everybody! All good stuff :) Many thanks to Facet for organising this activity!

I got really excited when I saw the gift wrap from Carnivac, you are one of my favorite artists here, loved the retro Christmas mockup!! Your mockups are always great! And the NES wrapping is so awesome, it's my favorite console :D Thank you so much!

And I got really happy when I saw Crow using my gift as an avatar :P It was intended as so, I guess it's just the same thing as offering clothes on Christmas :) Glad you liked but I tought it wasn't enough and tried to do one more piece but I didn't had the time.. sorry for that.

Merry Christmas everybody!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #58 on: December 25, 2012, 02:24:28 am
Woo! Thanks for the awesome pic, Riva! Love the dark colors and contrast, and the floor tiles look great!
Heh, this is gonna be my new wallpaper! :D

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #59 on: December 25, 2012, 03:01:08 am
Mine's in, but late. I understand and will abide by the ban for next year -- but I do want to give it. Scarab, if you don't get yours through the "regular channels", I'll send you a link to yours!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #60 on: December 25, 2012, 08:47:45 am
Haha, thanks Mr. Beast, that's one catastrophic caterpillar :D

Hugh Spectrum: sorry about the placeholder, i'll update you with the real thing in mid january, when i get back to my work station :)

merry christmas everbody!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #61 on: December 25, 2012, 08:58:58 am
And I got really happy when I saw Crow using my gift as an avatar :P It was intended as so, I guess it's just the same thing as offering clothes on Christmas :) Glad you liked but I tought it wasn't enough and tried to do one more piece but I didn't had the time.. sorry for that.

Definitely enough! Don't be sorry for that, I really enjoy your gift :)


Mine's in, but late. I understand and will abide by the ban for next year -- but I do want to give it. Scarab, if you don't get yours through the "regular channels", I'll send you a link to yours!

You're not that late. Let's see how we'll be able to handle this. Maybe you don't need a ban, you know? :P

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #62 on: December 25, 2012, 09:44:07 am
I got really excited when I saw the gift wrap from Carnivac, you are one of my favorite artists here, loved the retro Christmas mockup!! Your mockups are always great! And the NES wrapping is so awesome, it's my favorite console :D Thank you so much!

You're welcome.  :)  I was a bit stuck coming up with an idea at first then I clicked to search your previous posts and saw the Mega Man stuff from a few years ago so thought you'd appreciate a NES mock up.  Glad you liked it and the gift box.  I enjoyed making them.  ;D
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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #63 on: December 25, 2012, 04:25:34 pm
So what's/when's the next activity?  :D

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #64 on: December 25, 2012, 10:35:13 pm
Mini-Gift for the gift deprived Life Person

... and for the gift deprived ui
« Last Edit: December 27, 2012, 01:08:36 am by Mr. Beast »

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #65 on: December 26, 2012, 01:08:37 am
Love the mini-gifts, Mr. Beast, thanks ;D
I've archived them in the first post too, along with Scarab & Life Person's gifts from their partners; Starstew & beetlebear respectively.

These guys still haven't got anything yet: Mr. Beast, makapuf & IvanM :(
We'll sort out the unpleasantries later, but I think everyone would still rather a gift from those yet to submit!

Zizka: PixelPiledriver's got a ton of challenge ideas in the works, keep an eye out ;)   
« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 01:10:31 am by Facet »

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #66 on: December 26, 2012, 03:18:25 am
i actually got something for makapuf c:
« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 06:31:07 pm by Metaru »

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #67 on: December 26, 2012, 12:18:39 pm
@Metaru you need to make a space between the url and the img tags.  :-X

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #68 on: December 26, 2012, 06:31:43 pm
it seems imgur is being an ass, so i just rehosted the thing somewhere else.

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #69 on: December 26, 2012, 07:44:52 pm
Inspired by Mr.Beasts spirit I decided to make a little gift for him ;D
(don't know how to do that gift thingy :()

EDIT(thx Facet)
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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #70 on: December 27, 2012, 12:13:50 am
Thanks guys :y: :y:

Trade secrets:
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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #71 on: December 27, 2012, 03:18:10 am
@Ashkin: Thanks for the Bass Guitar! That's the most electric Bass Guitar I've ever seen!

@Raster: Glad you like it! My knowledge of steampunk robots is fairly lax, but I tried! :)

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #72 on: December 27, 2012, 06:39:03 pm
Thanks metaru ! Nice spaceship !

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #73 on: December 28, 2012, 06:53:23 pm
Quote from: Mr. Beast
So I like dark fantasy stuff, ancient warfare, atmospheric stuff, realism, light/color effects, strong emotions (fear, horror, pain)

PS: I also like bloodshed and massacre.

Got something for you, you can find it in the first post at the bottom, second present.
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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #74 on: December 28, 2012, 08:01:42 pm
Mind = blown  :o

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #75 on: December 28, 2012, 08:19:12 pm
Wow, thank you Cyangmou, this is totally awesome  :D

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@ Lanarky

Reply #76 on: December 30, 2012, 06:47:28 pm
Lanarky - you are welcome ;)
I was in creative mood so I improved on the gift a bit. (I took a little challenge of including as many things from your list as possible ;))


Ow, and I forgot to check capes and hoods ;P
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Gift 4 IvanM !! :)

Reply #77 on: December 30, 2012, 11:57:55 pm
And I have a gift for IvanM. (I guess he's the last one present-less ?)

IvanM - you might be wondering why Santa was so late with your presents this year. Well..


Im pretty boring person so I don't know anything about unusual things.
I know wood and robots though! ;]

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@ Riva

Reply #78 on: December 31, 2012, 05:12:53 am
 :o *speechless*

Not only did you give me an awesome gift--you gave me the last Christmas tree in the world! I can't thank you enough!

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #79 on: January 02, 2013, 12:15:36 am
Thanks for the gift cirpons :) Really like the setting!

And I'm glad you like it, Ashkin. It's a bit unfinished (e. g. the background and clouds), just had 2 days to work on it, maybe I will upload another version later to pixeljoint.

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #80 on: January 04, 2013, 06:59:45 pm
Thanks so much, Cure! That is a most awesome gift!

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Reply #81 on: January 06, 2013, 06:47:30 pm
Ow and I forgot .. Thanks a lot Geci ! Beautiful style (great palete) !
How did you make the animation ? It must have taken a lot of work.

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #82 on: January 10, 2013, 09:14:49 pm
just so you know before the thread gets locked:
i'm still working on my final version and wip-stages are constantly pm-ed to tim :)
looking forward to the secret santa hexqusite corps 2017

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #83 on: January 18, 2013, 09:08:33 am
I need help!
sorry but I don´t remember how I can upload my christmas gift, please tell me  :blind:

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Re: Secret Santa 2012

Reply #84 on: January 19, 2013, 10:48:08 pm
For the record: those who didn't turn up were given a strike & banned until march and those that were really late were only given the strike. I thought that doing the same to those that didn't manage to finish their gift entirely would be pretty unfair given the amount of effort put into a lot of them and would require making individual judgement as to what's finished or not. The thread's not going to be locked so any updated stuff can be linked and commented on.

It's been a great turnout and great pixels, so thanks!