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I'm sorry everybody, but this year's TAP-JAM has been ended early, due to lack of entries throughout the months.
Was it my poor marketing skills that caused it to fly past my radar? I dunno.
But I think I'm gonna have to close this jam prematurely.
Sorry to whoever was excited to join the jam. I just had to close it off due to a severe lack of entries.

I thank the people that have thought about join.
I thank the people that actually joined.
And of course, I'd like to thank :iconatomictiki: for inspiring me to make a jam like this.

I'm not sure I'll have this jam open next year.



It's that time again! Time to let your favorite characters trip the light fantastic! 
Welcome to

TAP-JAM logo by jakelsm

Inspired by AtomicTiki's many brilliant jams, you can draw any character (from media or OCs, be it yours or someone else's) performing some tap dancing so get to work and draw your favorite characters doing some ol' fashioned hoofing!

A recap of the rules:
  1. Art must be posted on or after July 16th 2018
  2. Art must be yours. You cannot use other people's entries.
  3. If you are interested in joining, post a comment or send me a note telling me!
  4. Entries must be posted as a response to this journal entry. (or at the very least mention me so that I know, and I will add your entry)
  5. You can make as many entries as you want.
  6. Any character and/or OC (whether it be yours or someone else's) is allowed (max. three characters per picture, so it isn't overcrowded)
  7. The subject must be "tap dancing"
  8. If you are not super-familiar with tap, look up poses, find pictures, watch videos, etc. to find out what poses tappers are in, clothes that you wish to use, etc.
  9. Optional rule #1: Art can be in a frame, either  TAP-JAM Border (Portrait) by jakelsm vertical or  TAP-JAM Border (Landscape) by jakelsm horizontal.
  10. Optional rule #2: You aren't restricted to the resolution of these borders. You can expand them if you want, particularly if you don't have enough space.
  11. If you use someone else's OC, please credit the creator of said OC (it's only fair on them, after all)
  12. The picture must be full body
  13. No NSFW!
  14. Above all else, have fun!

Officer Jenny [TAP-JAM Entry] by jakelsm Jenny XJ9 [TAP-JAM Entry] by jakelsm Le Mime [TAP-JAM Entry] by jakelsm
Kick Buttowski - Kindall - Enchanted Night TJV by TXToonGuy1037 lilac milla carol  and neera [TAP JAM ENTRY] by bragon2004 Mark, Mary and Lottie [TAP-JAM Entry] by jakelsm
A Bad Fall. (Animation.) by 21WolfieProductions
Got tagged by LilyJameson29


1. Post these rules
2. Post 8 facts about your character
3. Tag 8 other people; post their avatars + write their oc's name next to them

Character: Tilda Tapz Tilda Tapz Reference and Bio by jakelsm
  1. Along with tap, she is quite fond in jive, ballet, jazz and clogging.
  2. Tilda met Jake and Billy when Jake and Billy attended one of her shows.
  3. Her fashion sense normally involves dresses, skirts, tuxedos and vintage clothing.
  4. Her favorite color is blue.
  5. She had a dance partner that used to be her boyfriend, but left after her boyfriend always kept whining about how she was "too slow".
  6. She loves to play rhythm and dancing video games.
  7. She was born backstage in Broadway in New York.
  8. She is a very generous woman and tends to give to charity whenever she's given the opportunity.
Alright, I guess it's time to tag eight other peeps and their OCs!

:iconsweetdream87: Shift
:iconjimenopolix: Britney
:iconagentc-24: Veronica
:iconeagc7: Curly Fries
:icon3bros1mission: Jessica
:iconartycomicfangirl: Ava
:iconaeea7835: Elitenie
:iconobjectshavingfun: Sketchbook

Have fun y'all!
Just a heads up to inform you that my birthday is on June 14!
Character References and Biographies by jakelsm
If you do decide to draw my characters for my birthday, this is the reference to use!
  • Watching: Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Playing: Switch (if I had one)
  • Eating: Haribo's
  • Drinking: Coke, NOT PEPSI
I've decided to put down some rules for if you want to request me or commission me.
  • Here are the stuff I can draw:
  1. characters from other media (aka. fanart)
  2. your OCs
  3. my OCs
  4. you can make them do any action / pose you want (entirely optional feature)
  5. humans
  6. anthros
  7. props
  8. practically anything that isn't in the list below
  • Here are the stuff I can't draw:
  1. fetishes
  2. NSFW
  3. overly lewd stuff
  4. overly complicated stuff
  5. overly realistic stuff (I can do realistic somewhat, but I do have limits)
  6. recolor OCs (Sonic, etc.)
  7. animals that aren't anthros
  • You can pose a request in the following locations:
  1. on my account page
  2. on any of my deviations (including art and journal posts like this one)
  3. via posting a private note to me
  • You can give me points in these ways:
  1. In the commissions widget on my account page
  2. In the donations widget on my account page
  3. By giving points, from the top right of my page
Also, try not to over-request/over-commission in one day, as I won't be able to do them all at the same time.
Also, be patient if I take your time doing your request/commission. I need time for myself too.…
This person has a great art style and I suggest you take a look!……