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Title: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up - ALL PMs SENT
Post by: Atnas on November 15, 2015, 09:06:34 am
SantA's reindeer are gorging on animal protein and hitting the gym in earnest. But it is not Christmas they are prepping for... no, it's the...

With every pixel weighing in at 1kg, these reindeer are in for the haul of their lives!
^Retweet this tweet to spread the cheer!^ (https://twitter.com/paintbread/status/667739518246653957)

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: 2014 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=17572.0) - 2013 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=16105.0) - 2012 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=14982.0) - 2011 (http://www.pixelation.org/index.php?topic=13464.0) - 2010 (http://www.pixelation.org/index.php?topic=11376.0) - 2009 (http://www.pixelation.org/index.php?topic=9665.0) - 2008 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=7674.0) - 2007 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=5685) - 2006 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=2835.0) - 2005 (http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=683.0)

Taking Part
Important Dates
PM me 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, textured low poly models; 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 21st is the deadline, but submissions will be accepted from the time you receive your partner's name via PM, up until the 21st. 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 get a strike?
-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 me 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! Just please concentrate on your partner first. :y:

Gift Wrap!

When you send me the PM with your gift, designate one of these wrappings (A1, B5, etc.) This gift wrapping is what your Secret Santa will click on under the tree to receive your gift.

Alternatively: Make a custom wrapping for your gift; in this way you can have a bit of fun teasing the contents within. Just PM it along with your gift. Here are a few from previous years... with a link to their gifts, for ideas. (you can't use these! come up with your own!)

by wolfenoctis
by regulus awesome
by Jeremy
by Drazelic
by skamocore

Read everything? Great! If you sign up below before the 25th of November, you'll be added to this list (allowing 24 hours). After you submit your gift, I'll mark you on my list with a little :santastic:.


Please only sign up if you are absolutely certain you can finish your gift. Have fun!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Wes on November 15, 2015, 09:23:33 am

Things i like: vikings, animated sprites, alien environments, platformers/metroidvanias, the tv show survivor
things i dont like: anime, memes, cars, iso
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: 32 on November 15, 2015, 09:35:21 am
I'm in ;D

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 15, 2015, 09:57:16 am
Sign me up  :D

Dark Fantasy(Werewolves, Vampires, Monsters, Demons, Ghosts, etc)
*Vampires: (NO TWILIGHT or Anne Rice shit please  :n: in fact no TV or movie series about Vampires, stick to mythology)
Medieval Weapons & Armor
Sexy Women
Stone Architecture (Castles, Temples etc)

Some games I like:
-Legacy of Kain Series (Blood Omen, Blood Omen 2, Soul Reaver, Soul Reaver 2 and Defiance)
- Dark Souls
- Bloodborne
- Disciples 2
- Planescape Torment
- Baldurs Gate
- God of War Series
- Vampire Bloodlines
- Witcher 1 - 3
- Dark Omen
- Shadow Hearts 1&2
- Castlevania SOTN
- Diablo
- Final Fantasy 8
- Mortal Kombat
- Dungeon Keeper

Some anime I like:
- Ghost in The Shell
- Akira
- Evangelion
- Berserk
- Hellsing
- Cyber City Oedo 808
- Jin Roh
- Claymore
- Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust
- Sword of the Stranger
- Ninja Scroll

Abstract Art
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: yaomon17 on November 15, 2015, 10:11:52 am
Didn't get anything the first time I entered, let's try again I guess.


No preference. Surprise me. If you really need something, robots and anatomically accurate figures always impress me.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: YellowLime on November 15, 2015, 01:25:48 pm
In for a spin :)


Dislikes (there are always exceptions):
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Satsume on November 15, 2015, 02:38:11 pm
I'm in.

I like:
Macabre Atmosphere/ Character revisiting
Vivid Colors
Videogames (Monster Hunter, Pokemon, ect) RPG.

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: lachrymose on November 15, 2015, 02:39:46 pm
In it to win it!




The Spanish Inquisition
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Sturo on November 15, 2015, 02:53:39 pm
Count me in!

Likes: Bob Ross, Star Wars, Cyberpunk, Horror Movies, Cats, Robots, Deadpool, Frank Frazetta, Conan the Barbarian

Dislikes: Furries (I think that is what they are called?), My Little Pony, Anime (I don't hate anime, just most of it is poorly made.), Impressionist Art, Memes, anything that is popular with 12 year olds pretty much.

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Kaldrey on November 15, 2015, 03:02:26 pm
I'm in! :)

I LIKE: Cyborgs, aliens, and 80's horror films

I DISLIKE: Insects and spiders
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: kourtnie on November 15, 2015, 03:46:08 pm
I'll participate.

Likes: books (paper, writing, reading), animals (parrots, cats, dragons, penguins, foxes), plants (water lilies, trees), rocks (mountains, loose gemstones, river stones), video games (Hearthstone, Final Fantasy 4, Lufia & the Fortress of Doom, Yoshi's Story).

Dislikes: oh goodness, I don't know; violent imagery?—too many dark colors, anything with the intent of making people somber or sad?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: DatMuffinMan on November 15, 2015, 05:08:37 pm
I'm in too :D

Likes: Colorful landscapes (a la old Japanese prints), sci-fi/urban nighttime city scenes, huge boxy robots/mechs, high-contrast sprites & animations (see: Duelyst), scanlines every 3rd row of pixels

Dislikes: Mushrooms
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Metaru on November 15, 2015, 06:13:59 pm
Its that time of the year. thank god for email notifications ~<2

Robots, space, sci-fi,80's-90's, videogames, tanks.

not getting stuff.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Cakeprediction on November 15, 2015, 07:23:45 pm
woohoo, I'm in ^^


-anime(some of them, definitely not all.)
-cute things
-calm places in general
-pretty much whatever you fancy making, getting a present makes me happy enough ^^

Probs some stuff for sure, but doesn't really matter :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: crozier on November 15, 2015, 07:34:00 pm
Sweet! I'm totally psyched! Think I missed the last year or so, so I'm readying to get back into pixel art.

-Classic 16 & 64 bit video games (Mischief Makers, Paper Mario, Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, CastleVania, Pokemon, Banjo & Kazooie)
-Weird stuff, weird colors, weird angles, creativity
-My favorite colors: Teal/ green
-Plants & animals
-Sci-fi, Fantasy landscapes, funky deserts, noir
Or just surprise me

-Horror themes
-Overly festive art
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: xhunterko on November 15, 2015, 08:04:05 pm
I'm in!

Sci-fi landscapes
Something inspired by chris foss would be nice
Large Old Abandoned Places

sex & it's references
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Lavapatrol on November 15, 2015, 08:11:52 pm
I'm in!
Lava, monsters, and scary things
Not much. I can't think of anything that I extremely dislike.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Zccc on November 15, 2015, 10:34:05 pm
Yeeey, Secret Santa here I come again!

I like videogames, bright or pastel colors, cartoons and crazy or sexy stuff.
I dislike gore, scary stuff and anime.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Lóng on November 15, 2015, 10:43:06 pm
count me in

Quote from last year:
To whomever gets to pick me, draw whatever you feel like drawing, if possible draw something you haven't drawn before or attempt an approach you haven't attempted before, just make sure its not isometric, as I have an unfounded repulsion against that. On the other hand if you were to draw something isometric precisely for that reason, I would probably just look at it and smile or downright laugh wholeheartedly .So I guess that means anything goes. It is mandatory to have fun in the process though! :lol:
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: NoeL on November 15, 2015, 11:49:26 pm
Sure, sounds fun. Count me in!

Likes: Nintendo, boobs... umm, that's about it.  :crazy:
Nah, here's some more:

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: PsylentKnight on November 16, 2015, 02:17:16 am
I'll bite. :) I need something to motivate me to get back into pixel art anyway.


There's nothing I categorically dislike enough to bother listing. If something is well made, its well made.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: NowvaB on November 16, 2015, 03:26:09 am
I'll join in.

-Japanese cyberpunk
-80's cyberpunk
-medieval fantasy

- Red Hair
- Scarfs
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Piotr on November 16, 2015, 07:28:40 am
I got here by email that said about "New Personal Message: Pixelation: Secret Santa 2015". Will I get a gift? Anyway,
I want to be in!
I like: color palettes, arts related to Super Mario Bros series or Tetris
I don't like: arts related to 3d games (not 2.5d)
I'm going to get the gift, not making it... unless I have to
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: jilocasin on November 16, 2015, 09:33:06 am
You can count me in!!

My likes and dislikes are very general in nature:

I like fantasy and sci-fi stuff


I don't like anything sports and cars etc!

Well that's all from me. Looking forward to doing this!!

Kind regards from Austria,

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Gil on November 16, 2015, 01:25:24 pm
Sure, I had tons of fun last time :)

I'm going to do something different for likes this year: I enjoy discovering new things. So pixel me something that you're pretty sure I've never heard about before :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: wzl on November 16, 2015, 06:46:59 pm

Particular interests include but are not exclusive(and not necessarily in these combinations):
Utopia & Dystopia
Gears & Gore
Cables & Bones
Mystery & Mythology
Horror & Lollipops
Megalithic architectures & Happy little trees

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: BatElite on November 16, 2015, 07:37:40 pm
Reporting for duty?


-Sea creatures in general
-The Portugese man-of-war
-Baroque and Rococo
-Pipe organs
-Art Nouveau (NOT Art Deco!)
-Space ships with weird moving parts or tranformations for no apparent reason.


-When half of something cilindrical is mirrored so the lighting doesn't make any sense
-Art Deco
-internet memes
-Pop culture references


-Regardless of any like/dislikes you may or may not be using in your gift, I prefer a display of skill or "original" ideas/designs (whatever that means anymore) to appeals to emotion or other vagueness that modern art tends to try.

-If you feel like doing a mockup, but have difficulty coming up with anything: I've been somewhat obsessed with Mega Man lately,although I wouldn't want you to just do something Mega Man. I feel that would be too easy. You're free to make any other type of mockup too though.:)

I hope that's not too much or overly complicated. Sorry if it is.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Jeremy on November 16, 2015, 10:45:43 pm
Sign me up babey!

difficult-to-work-with palettes
revolutionary movements of the 19th century
saturated colours
don't mind christmas
but most of all have fun xox

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Finlal on November 16, 2015, 11:06:42 pm


Funny things
Trippy stuff
Whatever you think is good (except for dislikes, of course)


Overly cute (like My Little Pony), or masculine (like Simon Bisley) things
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Pheno on November 16, 2015, 11:48:49 pm
I made a Pixelation account just to participate in this hello!

Likes: female characters, top heavy designs, simplistic outfits, well-done dither gradients, Undertale, visual puns, body horror/eldritch abominations
Dislikes: trauma to the eyes/fingers/feet (please no!), gore (usually this can be negotiated, but since we aren't going to be communicating it'd be better to just keep out of showing internal organs and blood in general???)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: skamocore on November 17, 2015, 12:08:13 am
Sign me up.

Dolphins! :y:
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Peyton on November 17, 2015, 01:27:21 am
I'm definitely in, this event is the only part of Christmas I enjoy :p

Things I don't dislike

Pop culture
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Paddy on November 17, 2015, 01:40:45 am
Guess i'll sign up seeing as I didn't last year  :'(

Likes: minimalism, professor layton, films,  animals, illustrations with distortions, exaggeration or a comical element to them, video games, cynicism, symmetry, palettes consisting of grays + a single colour (ie black, white and red), studio ghibli, obscureness/weirdness

Dislikes: humanoid things (unless exaggerated/distorted), anything grungey, pop culture mashups, fantasyesque monsters (goblins, trolls etc etc)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Shackhal on November 17, 2015, 03:00:13 am
I'm in! This will be my first one.

Great characters
Epic journeys (I always like those pieces that shows the epicness of an adventure)
Landscapes (Right now they are a challenge to me, so I like them too)

Anything is fine, I guess. Except isometric stuff.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Drazelic on November 17, 2015, 03:14:18 am
YAYA! Sign me up!

Likes: Giant anime mechas, machinery in general, knights, biotech/cyborg/biomechanical stuff, sci-fi, high fantasy, concept art-ish looking pieces, landscapes/cloudscapes, painterly styles, and giant high-tech laser swords

Dislikes: unnecessary eroticism or nudity
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: ShowMeYourMoe on November 17, 2015, 04:04:44 am
I'm in!


I enjoy Smash ( I've played Luigi, Marth, Sheik, Captain falcon, Ness, and Shulk )
I play piano
I'm a Nintendo fanboy
I like music
Something RPG themed would be nice
Starting to realize the value of sleep
Sweet breakfast foods ( Crepes, chocolate, blintzes)


gore, really low res
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Frous on November 17, 2015, 04:35:09 am
I'm in, get me there
I like:
-Mechanised things
-Monsters with horns, example, a dragon
-Borderlands 2
-Alien things
-Cool palletes that doesn't have bright yellow
-Purple color
-And Tiny Tina.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Drazile on November 17, 2015, 06:38:01 am
I'll try this out!   ::)

(you don't have to try and put everything in this list into one atrwork; I'm sure that would be very difficult anyway  :P )

-Bright, cool, unusual colours
-Nintendo (mostly Mario & Pokémon)
-Daft Punk
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Arcade Hero on November 17, 2015, 07:38:16 am
Why not? I'm in :P

-Acid things
-Click'n'point games
-Adult Swim cartoons
-Psychedelic rock and Garage bands music
-Romantic things
-Newgrounds <3

-Angry people
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Argyle on November 17, 2015, 08:30:29 am
Sure, been needing something to force me to pixel more, so I'll sign on!
Likes: (In no particular order and you don't have to pick one of these, and certainly not all of them. I like many things, but picking some easier to recognize topics might help!)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Phoenix849 on November 17, 2015, 04:11:50 pm
Let's do this, I'm in!

Do like:
- Mad Max/Borderlands style postapocalypse
- lo-fi/80s/old-school/dirty sci-fi
- space opera adventures and ancient races (Edmond Hamilton, Metroid, Halo, Mass Effect, Starcraft)
- lovecraftian fiction
- absolute nonsense 200%-over-the-top stupidly AWESOME movies (Six String Samurai, Scott Pilgrim, Manborg, Kung Fury, Turbo Kid, Bounty Killer, Iron Sky etc.)
- nosense over-the-top warrior chicks with stupidly big guns (just check Heavy Metal magazine covers)
- electro-industrial and metal music
- epic landscapes & backgrounds
- vibrant colors
- polished clean pixels without useless noise

Do not like:
- "modern" pixel art (lot's of greys and desturated colors, noisy, blocky, stickman figures, sloppy lines)
- oekaki
- history
- politics
- realism
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Lucaiver on November 18, 2015, 12:30:30 am
I'm in!

Monsters/creatures/weird animals of many sorts
If you have a cool isometric idea then I'm down
Awesome women
Dragons and reptiles in general
Bones and skeletons, especially from creatures (see a pattern here?)
Nsfw is fine if u wanna

Tomatoes  >:(
Soft/frilly/feminine things
Moe or shoujo styles
Celebrities, singers, real people in general (just not into it)
Lots of gore
Christmas themes (sorry the themes and characters just aren't appealing to me at all)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Dex on November 18, 2015, 04:44:35 am
Yesssss, I'm in.

Likes: Fantasy, mythology, baroque, renaissance, and romantic art, Alphonse Mucha, owls, soccer, landscapes, trees, dragons, giant creatures, anything imaginative and adventure-inspiring. But essentially I'm happy just to get a gift, so whatever makes you happy and enjoy the art you're making!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: EdJr on November 18, 2015, 06:50:44 am
I regret not having participated in the previous years, so this time I'm in!

My order is: Do whatever you want. :)
However, if you're anything like me, you don't know what you want. So here are some really unimportant and random things you can use as guidelines.

I like:
- Nature. (Including but not limited to the entire Universe.)
- Organisms. (Any, really. From fennecs to Dictyostelium discoideums to potatoes. Dragons also count. Humans are usually pretty boring, though.)
- Dystopias.
- Smoooth animations. (Who doesn't?)
- Experimenting with concepts, styles, etc.
- Things that make you think and/or want to kill yourself. (Like philosophy in general.)
- Being surprised.
- Knowing you enjoyed doing it :)

I don't like/care about:
- Artificial landscapes.
- Fanaticism in general. (Religion, money, cars, sports, women, etc.)
- "Nerd culture", animes, memes, movies, games....
- Most of the things common sense dictates as disgusting or repulsive. (Except spiders et al. They're super cool.)
- Some pixel art styles: isometric, "modern", extremely old. (All of them with some exceptions.)
- Christmas. (Is that too hypocritical?)

Again, these are pretty unimportant and random, so don't stick yourself too much to them if you don't feel like it. Just challenge yourself and have fun!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Gecimen on November 18, 2015, 03:20:12 pm
I'm totally in, again.

This time I'll specifically ask for a Star Wars related scene, but don't limit yourself to movies, anything you can imagine in the Star Wars universe will do. Strange creatures, force tricks, spaceships...

And if you wouldn't like to do that; please stay away from manga/anime style stuff.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: API-Beast on November 18, 2015, 03:43:30 pm
I currently play Tales of Zerestria, League of Legends and Binding of Isaac.

Anime wise I like on the one side serious stuff like Code Geass, Fate/Stay Night or Mirai Nikki.
I also like absolutely perverted stuff like High School DxD.

Aesthetic wise I love Historical and Exotic stuff (think Asian or African cultures). Add Mystery to the mix and it will be perfect. I love serious fantasy worlds.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: TheEpicBurrito on November 18, 2015, 03:51:52 pm
I'll give this another go. Sign me up!

My interests include:

-Dragon Ball Z
-Star Wars
-Unusual geometric patterns
-Cool landscapes
-Monster Hunter
-Isometric cities
-Crystal and rock formations
-Saturated colors (big one)
-Pokemon (especially Darumaka and Darmanitan)

Things I don't like:

-Depressing things
-Unsaturated colors

I'm just happy to receive a gift no matter how small or big it is. Whoever is my Santa, do pretty much whatever you want. :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Gogglecrab on November 19, 2015, 06:33:27 pm
"Like a half-crocked dead hoofer straight from the Gin Mill, I stumble out from the shadowy thicket, late November, once more.

Sun rays pierced my eyes with brute, likeness to that of a sinner's blade. Amongst the rolling green hills, ancient springs, mighty oaks, and megalithic weather-beaten stone ruins, one thing stood out to me most; even more than the sweet serenades of those Eastern Meadowlark song birds.

There in the expanse of lush green grass, backdropped by the beauty of an old weeping willow, sat a clunky white computer monitor, straight out of the 1990's.

Eyebrows furrowed, with a gaze of intrigue, I dared to take a closer look. Amongst the pixels, burned in the phosphor of the thick glass screen, read four simple words..."


Or in other words, I'm in.

- Old Hollywood/movies & cinema
- Film Noir
- Literature (partial to the likeness of Jules Verne, H.P. Lovecraft, H.G. Wells, etc.)
- Typography/Calligraphy
- World history
- Traveling
- Cryptids/Creatures/urban legends/the paranormal
- Greek/Roman/Norse mythology
- Archery
- Gunslingers
- Mechanical machinery
- Coin operated machines i.e. fortune tellers, candy/cola vending, cigar, player pianos, slots, claw, etc.
- Woodworking
- Steampunk
- WWII era
- Time travel
- The 40's 50's
- Turn of the century (late 1800's, early 1900's)
- Abandon cities, temples, buildings, cultures, etc.
- Nature/Animals/Survival
- Trinkets/tonics/elixirs/artifacts
- Weapons
- Clashing genres such as retro-futuristic or cowboys and aliens
- Magic/mystery
- Cryptology/puzzles
- Tongue-in-cheek humor
- Music

I'm a man of many interests, it's hard to go wrong! :y: ;)

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Dr D on November 19, 2015, 08:24:45 pm
In again!

Same list as last year:

-Game Mockups (I really love mockups)
-Fine Details
-Vibrant Colors
-Unique but believable made-up creatures
-Cool Special Effects
-Things of epic proportions

-Anime (Only the uninspired, stereotypical stuff)
-Abstract Stuff
-Boring, plain stuff
-Long walks on the beach

If any of this stuff doesn't suit you, feel free to do whatever you want, no biggie!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on November 19, 2015, 09:29:33 pm
I will participate this year. Hadnt in past three years because of the fear of not completing anything. Giving it a try this time.

-Power/anger/chaos. Characters still or animated showing god like powers.
-talking to people, pretty ladies and laughing with them and making their day.
-simple ideas presented in a humorous way.
-still objects
-good composition
-beautiful colours
-space, unexplored, mysterious areas - fantasy. Topics that are left to mere imagination
-the topic of manliness and feminity

-old age wrinkled characters
-too much neon and flashy colours
-slimey creatures
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: tomic on November 20, 2015, 09:36:00 am
hey everyone,
it's one year already since last secret santa? damn, time is running.

i'm in.

with these LIKES:
- donkeys of course, giraffes if you want
- toy cars in toy cities
- machinery & steel constructions
- castles & studwork houses
- blue skies & clouds
- pirates stuff with monkey island / pirates of the caribean feel.. think of skulls, ghostships and parrots!
- toucans.. and parrots :)
- structures, rocks and pixel clusters
- tastefully presented cleavage
- low color counts

- cuteness from japantm
- unicorns.. and horses (don't make mistakes :)
- fairies, faries riding on the aforementioned
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: HarveyDentMustDie on November 20, 2015, 05:23:10 pm
I'm in.  ;D

I like:

-Gravity falls
-Luther Strode comics
-Dylan Dog comics
-The walking dead comics
-Sidescroller games and mockups
-Horror games like dead space and silent hill

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Storm on November 20, 2015, 05:24:23 pm
Oooh, sounds fun! I'm in! ;D

Horror films

Not really anything I dislike
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: LittleSadNerd on November 20, 2015, 06:23:10 pm
Oh hell yeah I'm in!

I LIKE: Fantasy/Medieval, Dragons, Sci-Fi, Tron, Star Wars.

I DISLIKE: Undeads (Zombies, Skeletons, etc...), FPS, and Christmas (Sort of a joke? But please don't draw me a festive reindeer.)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Howl on November 21, 2015, 05:39:02 am
Awesome! Count me in :D Can't wait to participate.

Medieval themes, geometric shapes, space, meteors, trees, mythology, fantasy, jazz, pirates, trumpets, The Wild West!

Don't like:
Cars, industrial stuff, insects, memes, anime, gangster stuff, steampunk!

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: ilkke on November 21, 2015, 11:41:21 am
I'm in! \o/

-getting secret santa presents
-pretty much anything, really

-overly derivative esthetics
-pop culture references
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Rhubarbist on November 21, 2015, 05:28:30 pm
Excited for my first Secret Santa!

Likes (In no particular order):
The Wild West
It's Always Sunny
Django Unchained
Nice palettes

Dislikes (In a particular order):
References I don't get
Horror stuff

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Souto on November 21, 2015, 09:02:53 pm
Count me in!

I like (in no specific order):

I will literally love anything you make me, though... so I don't have any dislikes. But I would prefer no nudity and not in old, arcade-style pixel art.

Thanks! And Merry Christmas!!  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Julito98 on November 21, 2015, 09:30:32 pm
;D Im in!.

Thinks that i like: :y:

Beat em up games
Cold temperatures

Things that i dont like :n:

Hot temperatures
Crowded places

Favorite videogames :lol:

Kid Icarus Uprising
Resident Evil
Street Fighter
Final Fight

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Dusty Rekon on November 22, 2015, 01:03:56 am
Hey, I'm from pixel joint and i'd love to participate in this! :P
My name is Ace
What i like:
 drawing, turtles, dinosaurs,  dragon ball z, lions, wolfs, bears, ducks

dislikes: Donald trump, worms
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Pizza Tom on November 22, 2015, 02:31:40 am
I'm definitely joining again. I think this is my favorite Xmas tradition!  ;D

-cheese pizza
-original art
-cute things
-spooky things
-colorful things
-sexy things
-cheese pizza
-dramatic lighting
-combination of any of the above

-anything underwater
-abstract art
-regressive stereotypes
-8bit palette restrictions
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Sparrow on November 22, 2015, 01:59:54 pm
I'm in! :)

LIKES: One Piece, Fallout, Ghibli, Luminism, Dark Souls (in this particular order)

DISLIKES: Insects and spiders

And remember to have fun!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Super17 on November 22, 2015, 02:29:40 pm
Ho, I like to participate this year again!

I like the following:
- Dryads
- Strong females (I don't mean muscle women with this!)
- Ancient and traditional armor/clothing
- Landscapes with mountains and trees
- Hard/colored light
- RPG mockups
- Style of SNES era RPGs
- Non-european musical instruments
- Ancient south/latin american cultures
- Ancient persian cultures
- Ancient germanic cultures

I do not like:
- Manga/Anime
- Cuteism
- Tanks, Jet Fighter, weapons like MGs and other modern military stuff
- Modern japan/usa/british related stuff in general
- Modern popculture stuff in general

CHALLENGE: Mix at least 3 topics I like!

Looking forward to the results, have fun!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Peach on November 22, 2015, 05:21:09 pm
Definitely joining after skipping last year.

Things I like: history, spirits (both as entities and drinks)
No-nos: cheesy stories, cheap liquors, pop music
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Speedy on November 22, 2015, 08:11:31 pm

- Unique colors
- Fun cute stuff
- Mountain dew
- Pizza

- Blood and gore
- Nudity
- Really desaturated stuff
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: IrresponsibleFreelancer on November 22, 2015, 09:22:07 pm
Sign Me Up!!!  :crazy:

I like:
- Western Type Stuff (deserts and cowboys)
- Attractive Landscapes
- Beautiful Colours
- Toned Down Colours (not desaturated)
- Badass Heroine (kinda rebelly, tattoos, head half shaved type of thing)
- Pixels (this ones hard i know  :crazy:)

I dislike:
- Extremely Over Saturated Colours (unless really well done)
- Stuff that is too cartoony in an ugly kinda way (unless its your style, if so then i love it)

Some of my favourite games are:
- Life Is Strange (chloe is the type of heroine that i love)
- Last of Us
- Borderlands (disregard this one a bit)

Feel free to follow none of this but ill like it much more if you somehow follow all of it.
The preferred resolution would be like 200x200 or something (landscape, portrait or square) but im not even sure if im allowed to ask that because resolution is completely up to style so disregard that completely if you want

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: DracoDragon42 on November 22, 2015, 10:13:29 pm
Sign me up

Side note: I'm not very good, but I'll try my best

I looooooove:
-Duelyst style pixel art
-Really smooth animations

I like:
-different original monsters
-sorta low poly art
-good use of colors
-mechanical/steampunk things
-good anti-aliasing
-Star Wars
-futuristic things
-giant monsters or mechs

Games I like:
-shovel knight
-legend of Zelda
-megaman (not battle network)
-axiom verge
-nuclear throne

I do not like
-isometric art
-bad pixel art techniques in general
-you, if you don't make me anything
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Boron on November 23, 2015, 07:22:04 am
I will hop in!
History (all over the world any period)
Fine arts and crafts (ditto)
Sports (ditto)
Military (ditto)
Costumes and fashion (ditto)
Science/plausible sci-fi
Real people (3/4 turn, posed, spiffy or formally dressed, background/interior if you wish!)
Humour and comedy

Obscure references
Historical inaccuracy

Note: I use MS Paint and Paint.NET for rudimentary layers so realm of possible designs are limited (no animation and dithering)!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: 0xDB on November 23, 2015, 07:52:53 am
I'm in.

likes & dislikes:
I could write entire books about both, so just have fun creating anything you wish or depict a scene where something you like co-exists peacefully with something you dislike.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: sonicspin on November 23, 2015, 12:23:44 pm
hello there count me in misters and mist tars
Likes: Foxes, music, stick fights, big robots, cartoons
dislikes: doge
i don't have many interests  :-[
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Kcilc on November 23, 2015, 04:29:50 pm
Count me in.

I like steampunk, lots of atmosphere, and ridiculously outrageous guns. Bright colors are also a plus.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Chrispy on November 24, 2015, 03:36:57 am
Challenger approaching!
I like corgis, earthy colors, platformers, and fairies.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Conzeit on November 24, 2015, 08:11:11 pm
Alright, I'm going in  :o

I like

when artists do something for fun and end up 1up-ing themselves without noticing

I dislike

things made without playfulness :p

(I'm totally trying to ape Illke's likes, I just dont really mind pop culture references..the one pixmas gift I got was one and it ruled!)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: future.duck on November 24, 2015, 08:23:07 pm
I'm in :crazy:

Some things what I like: Some things what I don't like: Note: If you do not know what to do, try to combine the 2-3 things from likes with 2 from dislikes.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Jim16 on November 24, 2015, 10:51:25 pm
I'm in.



Looking forward to taking part again this year :crazy:
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Redshrike on November 24, 2015, 11:47:49 pm
OK, I think I'm ready to give this another try this year.
Game mockups

I hate getting sand in my socks.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: MashPotato on November 25, 2015, 02:29:47 am
I am in again :)

Quoting from years past:
I like lots of stuff, but I especially like the cute, the fantastic, and the whimsical.  Make whatever you'd like!

...though preferably nothing gory or too violent ;)

EDIT: If you need more guidance, here are some more specifics :)

LIKES: nature, animals, books & literature, fairy tales, folklore, fashion art, gothy/victorian stuff, animation, puzzles
LIKES-NOT-SO-MUCH: futuristic tech and vehicles, cars, clowns, demons, heavy-metal imagery
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Kasumi on November 25, 2015, 04:51:53 am
I guess I'm in. I hope I don't disappoint!

General Likes:

Low bits per pixel palette and tile based things. Think NES, Game Boy (Color), or Sega Master System.

Games/Characters that are cool:

Gunstar Heroes
Metroid Series
Super Smash Bros. Melee

Wario (Adventuring Wario, not Wario Ware Wario)
Mr. Game and Watch
Sakura Kasugano (Street Fighter)
Shy Guy


Hmm... no blood or gore. That's not too interesting to me, and is the only hard rule. Cartoon violence is totally fine.
Really jarring palettes. (Default 16 color EGA comes to mind. But if you don't know what I mean by jarring palettes, or ROCK the EGA palette go for it.)
Dithering, generally. (But again, if your whole style is dithering, go for it.)

Really, though, most things are fine. I like all manner of pixel art, whther it's 56 colors and what some may complain is Oekaki/rough, or whether it's a carefully controlled 32/16/8 or 4 color piece. The characters/games are there in case you wanted some ideas besides, "Do whatever." Feel free to make something totally original that includes none of it.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: ClownAround on November 25, 2015, 07:29:54 am
Count me in.

Likes: Anything studio ghibli.
         90's RPG's, especially Final Fantasy.
         Nintendo games.
         Alice in wonderland.
         Ocean wild life.
         Fantastical creatures (but not dragons)

Dislikes: Crude or rude humor.
             Pastel colors.
             Really bright/contrasting colors.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: darchangel on November 25, 2015, 09:41:37 pm
Almost missed it... :o    I'm in.

Steam Punk
Fantasy stuff like warriors and dragons and damsels in distress.

Nothing here I can think of...Just have fun with whatever you do and I will enjoy it.

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Boraka on November 25, 2015, 09:58:14 pm
I'm in

Nerd stuff
Blood and gore
Rick and Morty

Anime kawaii stuff
Pixel paper dolls
Nintendo videogames
Food drawings
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: pavanz on November 25, 2015, 10:19:14 pm
Hey, count me in!

- Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror stuff
- Strong atmospheres
- Interesting characters
- Emotions :'(
- Unusual settings
- Creatures
- Subverting tropes
- Old-school anime

- Things stylished to look cute

...or try to surprise me! That's the point, right? Just be creative and have fun :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Blueschist on November 26, 2015, 05:36:00 am
Count me in.

Likes (just suggestions, do what you want):
Warm, colorful color schemes, not overly saturated but definitely not desaturated. I also like really intense contrast between two colors, i.e. a picture that shifts from yellows to blues, pinks to greens, etc, if you know the webcomic cucumber quest, it is a great example of exactly what sorts of colors I love
creative shading/clusters/colors, i.e. the reindeer dude in the op
Anatomically correct people, they're just always impressive
Noir Themes
Haunted mansion themes, a la luigi's mansion, scooby doo, the asthetic of the house from the movie version of clue
Mythologies of all kinds, some favorites are greek, norse, and egyptian

also: robots, nautical themes, glass, water, light, skeletons, frogs, darkness, emotions, and a whole lot of other things, so don't worry just make whatever you want to make.

Dislikes (aka, the only things I'd really not want involved):
Excessively crude humor
Needless proportion manipulation, i.e gigantic boobs
clowns/carnival themes

If you're at a loss and just want something concrete, I always appreciate interesting takes on the character that used to be my reference, back when those were a big deal
This lil' fellow, I just like seeing what people do with him
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up
Post by: Atnas on November 26, 2015, 01:21:28 pm
Thanks for the signups everyone!

I'll leave this open til I get home tonight and assign partners. If you haven't signed up yet,you have about 12 hours. Tell your friends!

Edit: Ok, all PMs have been sent. PM me if you still have any questions/concerns after consulting the first post of this thread.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up - ALL PMs SENT
Post by: Atnas on December 21, 2015, 11:17:42 pm
I'm still missing gifts from 38 of you. That's half of you! Send them in - today is the last day!

If I do not have a gift from you by the end of today, I will send out an annoying mass PM to those that have not finished each day for the next two days!

Also, if you see this, have free time, and are interested in making a small present for someone(even if you aren't participating), please PM me and I'll let you know who deserves a supplemental present.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up - ALL PMs SENT
Post by: Atnas on December 23, 2015, 03:05:29 am
22 presents still not delivered. I sent a mass pm to each of you owing a gift. I know a lot of you have come to me with an explanation/are waiting another day to send it, but for the 10 or so of you from whom I have not heard from.. COAL AWAITS!   :blind:
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up - ALL PMs SENT
Post by: Atnas on December 24, 2015, 09:03:30 am
8 Remain. Final PM sent. Final day. Finish them and send. :blind:
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up - ALL PMs SENT
Post by: Atnas on December 25, 2015, 04:25:57 am
Will be posting the Secret Santa post in a few hours for any who are waiting. c:
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2015 Sign-Up - ALL PMs SENT
Post by: Atnas on December 25, 2015, 12:38:52 pm
It seems some people are missing the post and sending me PMs.  ??? It's been posted for a few hours people! http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=19281