Entry is now closed.
Hello fanatics, it's that time of year again! Last year we debuted this event, and seeing how well it was received, we have decided it would return this year! And this time, it won't be a month late, which is even better! It'll work the same as it did last year, but I'll lay out how it works for newcomers and past participants who've forgotten, since we do have some new stuff this year.
Unlike in contests, the point of this event is for everyone involved to have fun interacting with one another and reveling in the spooky spirit, similar in many ways to Secret Santas. Any member of Dragon-Fanatics may join, but once you do, remember that it is a commitment.
To enter, read the rules and comment on the journal in the following format.
1. (link to a character sheet)
2. I would like something (cute*/macabre) OR I would be fine receiving cute or macabre.
3. (some light suggestions of what you'd want and/or pointers)
4. I would like to draw something (cute*/macabre) OR I would be fine drawing cute or macabre.
5. I am fine receiving a literary piece from this event OR
I would not like to receive a literary piece for this event.
6. OPTIONAL: I would be open to making a written submission for this event OR I would not like to make a written submission for this event.
*If you choose cute, you must say what you believe is cute. Example: I don't find pusheen to be cute/ I find less simplified styles to be cute.
*If not enough people enter, the two categories may be discarded for the sake of carrying out the event.
Make sure to use the above format for entering your dragon. It makes it easy to follow and uniform, which helps it work better on the admin end and on the artist end! It also clarifies what you hope to make for someone else and receive from others in this event, since we have two art categories present. Halloween is enjoyed by a great deal of people for different reasons, and in order to include more people, the Cute
categories were made. For those who enjoy the scary, gory, sinister aspects of the night, there is Macabre
(please, use mature filters where they apply!), and for those who enjoy the light-hearted activities like chasing ghosts and dressing up (or are uncomfortable with the horror aspects), there is Cute!
If you are happy with either, you can opt for that as well. Once entry is closed, participants will be matched accordingly to optimize the experience.
After a wonderful question asked by one of our members and some discussion among the admins, we've decided to accept literary entries for this event. You can opt in or out of receiving a written entry in the 5th question of the form, but if you would enjoy a receiving written entry, opting in is welcome! There is also a 6th question that I've added about if you'd prefer to make a written piece, but if you choose not to include it I will assume that you would want to make a visual piece instead.
For those who want further clarification on how to format, I'll explain. In 1
, link a character sheet. Picture references please!
Written descriptions can be helpful, but a picture is worth a thousand words, and many find the guesswork to be stressful. Colors and anatomy should be clear. In 2
, state what you want to receive- in other words, what do you want someone else to draw for you? In 3
, you can give pointers and suggestions (such as likes, personality, powers), but remember to not be overbearing- this is voluntary and they don't have to follow this. In 4
, state what you will want to make- which category would you like to draw for someone else? In 5
, you can clarify if you would be fine with someone making a written piece for you or if you wouldn't. (For an example, look in the comments)
This event is run like a Secret Santa- you won't know who is making art for you until they post it, and matches will be made by the admin running the event (in this case, me). Don't tell your match that you're making art for them, it'll ruin the surprise~ If you have questions for them that you feel are necessary to be answered, note me (MaskedDragonLin
) and I'll handle it.
All levels of skill are welcome! If you think it would be fun to be a part of, then we'd be happy to have you join!
Be sure to put effort into your part. It's okay if your style isn't as developed as others, but it is important that you try either way. No sketches or sloppy pieces. At least have a half-body of your match's character, preferably full body.
If you don't have a character or would prefer not to enter them, you can still join! You may use a dragon from a movie, game, comic, ect. If they're someone else's personal character, you need to ask the owner's permission first. If, after you enter, something happens that prevents you from completing your half, let me know as soon as possible.
No one would like to be left high and dry in this, so the sooner I know, the easier it will be for me to work around it.
Remember to be courteous- no harassment or hate art will be tolerated. It's ok to have questions, but remember to be polite.
If you have questions, comment below, I'll help how I can.
Deadline to enter is October 1st.
After this point, matches will be made and people can start working on their parts of the exchange. You will have the rest of October to work on the art.Art will be posted on Halloween, October 31st.
In the spirit of the event, please post it on this date, but if that is not possible, it's fine to post as early as the 25th and as late as the 4th of November.