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Once you have agreed to join this group, it's time to make your wishlist! Now here's where you can post your wishlist. If you have never made a wishlist below or have been a part of another Secret Santa event in the past, there's no need to worry.

It only takes a few minutes and effort to write what you would like on your wishlist.



1. How to write your wishlist

Please fill out the application format below and include the following:

:bulletblack: Username:
:bulletblack: Drawing style:
:bulletblack: Skill level (if Humanoid drawing style category is selected):
:bulletblack: Traditional or digital illustration:
:bulletblack: Preferred media that you would like to use:
:bulletblack: Character(s):
:bulletblack: Theme:
:bulletblack: Anything that you would like to add?:

The Drawing style category can either be Human, Mixed or Anthro/Feral. More about the drawing style examples can be found at the bottom of this blog.

For the Skill level category, this only applies to Humanoid artists. Humanoid artists can either use "Beginner", "Intermediate" or "Advanced". For Mixed or Anthro / Feral artists, please put either "N/A", "-", leave the "Skill level" field blank or leave it out altogether.

NOTE: Please DO NOT write your wishlists in this WISHLIST GUIDE! If you do, you will be told to either submit it in your journal or group notes.

2. Where to place your wishlist

After you have completed your wishlist, there are many places where you can place the wishlist that you wrote down:

:bulletred: Either on the blog where sign-up applications are open.
:bulletred: In the journal on your deviantART account.
:bulletred: In your Sta.sh.
:bulletred: If you submit your wishlist via group notes, they will be considered as a private wishlist.

I recommend that you do not submit your wishlist in the front page or in this blog, they won't count.

3. What to put on your wishlist

You can include either your original characters, fanart of your favourite characters. For humanoid, this only includes, anime style artwork including chibis and real people. For anthro/feral artwork, this can include animals or fursona characters such as dogs, cats, wolves, etc.

4. Give choices and options

When you decide what character you would like drawn, please include at least one character choice.
By recommending at least two characters, there are better chances that you will be giving your receiving participant more freedom where they will be more motivated and inspired.

You can include up to 5 characters maximum.

5. Preferred Media

When you decide what preferred media to use to do the drawing, there are two options that describes it:

:bulletblack: Traditional: If you decide to use traditional media to do the drawing, you will need tools to create it such as a regular or colour pen, pencil or even markers and crayons.

If you make mistakes, you will need to use a eraser to try to correct the mistakes. The drawing tools that are in use all need to be done on a piece of paper.

The completed drawing would need to be scanned and uploaded to your deviantART account.

:bulletblack: Digital: If you decide to use digital media, this method is much easier than traditional.

You can use anything to draw such as a serial, PS/2, USB mouse or a graphics tablet. You also need graphics editing software such as FireAlpica, GIMP, Krita, Adobe Photoshop or Paint Tool SAI to name a few.

:bulletblack: Mixed: For mixed media, this involves both the use of doing the drawing traditionally and digitally.

First of all, you have to use a pencil, pen or marker to do the draft on paper, scan it and then colour it using graphics editing software.

6. Themes

For themes, you can describe anything that will fit your wishlist, such as Summer or Christmas themes.

For Christmas themes, you can have snow in the background, a Christmas tree or Christmas lights with your original characters (or fanart) involved in Christmas themed festivities.

For Summer themes, it's much different from Christmas. You can have sand and/or water and a hot sun in the background. Characters (your OCs or fanart) can be involved in such themes such as being outside in the pool or outside at the beach. At nighttime, there can be even fireworks in the background too.

7. Reference images

When you write your wishlist, it must include URL links to characters that you have provided.

If you want to, you can try to provide visual reference and information on the character that you are requesting.

If you're only suggesting fanart of characters, we will look up reference images of what the character looks like.

8. Characters with no reference images

Providing only written information about what a original character looks like can be difficult. If you're the receiving participant, you will need to do the drawing based what you written down about your character. Otherwise, there is a chance that your Santa might not be able to do the drawing.

9. Effort

When you're doing the gift drawing for the assigned receiving participant, please try to put as much effort as you can on your gift drawing as possible. For digital gift drawings, your gifts should be coloured and shaded with a simple or transparent background. For traditional gift drawings, drawings can either be done in colour or in black and white, depending on what tools that are used to do the drawing traditionally.

Please no stick figure drawings. They won't count as a gift as I take events that I hold very seriously.

For Humanoid-style skill levels, please refer to the next FAQ below.

10. Drawing style examples

A. Humanoid: This category will deal with artists who are only capable of drawing humanoids in the form of anime/manga, semi-realism and realism. Humanoid artists are not capable or will not do drawings of animals or anthro/fursona characters.

The Humanoid drawing style category is split into to three skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

:bulletblack: Beginner
These drawings below are for artists who are only learning how to draw and trying to improve their skill level as time progresses:

Secret Santa 2017: chiyako92 by SweetGirl121212 [Secret Santa Gift] Vix by Shakey-Shake Astrophel by Chowkeyo

:bulletblack: Intermediate
These drawings below are for artists that have been trying to improve their art style further, get better and try to put more effort in their art:

Secret Santa -Timothy by Phantasya-Naos Secret Santa 2017: Missing Fruit Cake by GreenAngel5 Aiko [Secret Santa] by Hoshine-Projects

:bulletblack: Advanced
These drawings below are for artists that have significantly improved their art style over the years, put a lot of effort in their drawing and look to improve their illustration even more. Hobby artists who have significantly improved and professional artist will abide by this skill level.

Pursuit by naomicoco [SS gift] Northers Lights by xJunoDraws Secret Santa 2017 by utenaxchan

B. Mixed: This category balances the will to draw both humanoid and non-humanoid characters. For humanoids, it can be anime/manga, semi-realism and realism. There is a 50/50 chance that mixed artists have the capability of either drawing humanoid or anthro/feral characters.

[SS] Jenko-kins by usaRemy Secret Santa 2016For BraveCherry by chiiomeii Reiy and Fungus for Detts Christmas 2016 by Elvishprincess25

C. Anthro/Feral: This category deals with artists who are only capable of drawing anthro/feral characters. As such, it only refers to animals or fursona characters.

Trying To Be by Alkraas Secret Santa [FloppyKoala] by MythicalSky2 [SS] Sonar by Kaerralind

Last Update: Monday, September 3, 2018



If you have any questions regarding the wishlist guide and how to use it, please post a comment in this blog. Again, please do not write your wishlists in this here!
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:iconlunamariaesther:
LunaMariaEsther Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
Can anybody help me? I can't determine whether I'm in Intermediate or Advance ;u;
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, having a look at your gallery, you're an advanced as you have put a lot of effort in your artwork! :love::heart:
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:iconlunamariaesther:
LunaMariaEsther Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
Ahh thank you for the fast reply <3
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :huggle::heart:
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Eltheran Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanna say I'm advanced because I put a lot of effort into my work? My recent full body submission is one I just completed a few days ago. Help ;;
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're advanced, because you indeed did put a lot of effort in your artwork...so that's correct. :)
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:iconeltheran:
Eltheran Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for helping me out, I wasn't sure what to put ;;
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :hug::heart:
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:icontrancychickenthing:
TrancyChickenThing Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I'm unsure what my skill level is, I think it's between intermediate and advanced lol, so I'm not sure which do go with. 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd go for intermediate for a while. :p

I can't wait to see you submit your Secret Santa wishlist though. :)
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:iconc-a-m-m:
C-a-m-m Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many people answer the "skill level" question with "moderate", what does that mean? u_u
That wasn't in this wishlist guide and its kind of confusing.
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Moderate = intermediate skill level. I can't understand why participants would put "moderate" instead of "intermediate", yet it's still the same thing. :p
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:iconowlhana:
Owlhana Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Heya can you help me determine my skill level? I'd say I'm intermediate but I'd like to confirm that ^^
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at your gallery, I can confirm that your skill level is a intermediate. :D
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:iconizumi-sen:
Izumi-sen Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I'm not sure for what skill level I have to insert, I'm unsure between intermediate and advanced, can you see my gallery and help me out?
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing. Looking at your gallery, you're in the advanced skill level as you have improved your illustrations! :love:
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:iconizumi-sen:
Izumi-sen Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much Zen Mystic Messenger 9 Zen Mystic Messenger 9 Zen Mystic Messenger 9 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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:iconmorningstarsolar:
MorningstarSolar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Student General Artist
I'm not sure what skill level I'd call myself.  Would you mind looking at my gallery and determining it, please? (but please don't include myo slot art or typography when you're determining. those aren't my usual art)
also, just to clarify, we have to join the secret santa network group to sign up, right?
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:iconmorningstarsolar:
MorningstarSolar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Student General Artist
I'm not sure what skill level I'd call myself.  Would you mind looking at my gallery and determining it, please? (but please don't include myo slot art or typography when you're determining. those aren't my usual art)
also, just to clarify, we have to join the secret santa network group to sign up, right?
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at your gallery, your skill level is intermediate. You have to join this group to sign up...so, that's correct! :D
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:icondawnoftheagez:
DawnOfTheAgez Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
hello, i draw all types of characters so would i be in the mixed category?

i also have another question, i have a long list of ocs and dont mind what oc is drawn, should i just link that list of ocs onto my aplication or only pick five?
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Answering your questions:

1. If you're in the Mixed category, you have the capability of drawing humanoid and anthro/feral characters.
2. You can list up to five characters (OC or fanart) that you want on your wishlist. If you have a long list of OCs, five should be the maximum for you. :)

I hope that this helps. :)
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DawnOfTheAgez Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks hope what i uploaded works
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :huggle::heart:
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:iconcoffeekiher:
coffeekiher Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what skill level would you call me?? x)

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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
After looking at your gallery, you're a intermediate. :)
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:iconsleepy--kitty:
sleepy--kitty Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I want to make sure I fill out my form as accurate as possible, so I wanted to know as a Humanoid artist what level would I be considered? Thank you in advance! :aww:
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Checking your gallery, you would be in the intermediate skill level as I see that you are really improving your art style. :)
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:iconsleepy--kitty:
sleepy--kitty Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, thank you!
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :hug::heart:
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:iconintestinebowties:
IntestineBowties Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
what would my art skill level be? 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
After looking at your gallery, your skill level would be Intermediate. :)
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:iconh-swilliams:
H-SWilliams Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018
Sorry trying to get my head around the form. Would this be correct?

About me and what I'm offering to draw?
:bulletblue: Username:
:bulletblue: Drawing style:
:bulletblue: Skill level (if Humanoid drawing style category is selected):
:bulletblue: Preferred media that you would like to use:

Relates to what I would like to be given as a gift?
:bulletgreen: Traditional or digital illustration:
:bulletgreen: Character(s):
:bulletgreen: Theme:
:bulletgreen: Anything that you would like to add?:
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the correct format you need to do when you do your wishlist and it has to be posted in the sign-up blog. :)
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xXTheHappyWhaleXx Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just curious. There are differences in skill levels when it comes to feral/anthro art. Will you be pairing them with similar skill levels or will it be random? I’m a bit confused since you don’t ask for it in the application. 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
At this time, skill levels don't apply to participants who only draw anthro/feral. It only applies to humanoid/anime artists. :)
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Octo-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I know you get this question a lotLlama Emoji-77 (Hi) [V4] 
But what skill level would you call me?? x)
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Checking your gallery, you would be intermediate! :D
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:iconocto-zen:
Octo-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :huggle::heart:
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:iconhephsin-latte:
Hephsin-Latte Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just to make sure are we allowed to update our wishlist before the sign-ups end? I already sent mine (journal) but I kinda want to edit the character part if it's okay ;;
(if it is okay to update would I need to re-send the form?)
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Good question. You are allowed to update your wishlist until sign-ups close. After sign-ups close, your wishlist becomes final and will no longer be updated. :)
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XealXephnosse Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just tht ...what am i supoose to do Kaori Confused Icon.. 
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:iconxealxephnosse:
XealXephnosse Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooo.. i gotta make a journal thn put it in fav thn share at group AKCat-panic (Acchi kocchi) ??

but what lv am i coz i don't even sure my self AKCat-blush (Acchi kocchi) 

and after i share it, how do i share art or stuff AKCat-blush (Acchi kocchi)? , or thts only went contest time can be shareAKCat-Excited (Acchi kocchi)  ??
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You can put your Secret Santa wishlist on your journal an then link it to the group in your comments on the sign-up page. :)
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:iconxealxephnosse:
XealXephnosse Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i noe tht 1.. but my skill lv as?? an others i ask just now ??AKCat-panic (Acchi kocchi) 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at your gallery, your skill level in the Humanoid category is Intermediate.
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:iconxealxephnosse:
XealXephnosse Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooAKCat-blush (Acchi kocchi) 

so the last one ??AKCat-Excited (Acchi kocchi) 
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