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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:
: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. You can either use "Beginner", "Intermediate" or "Advanced".

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.

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.

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.

11. Skill level examples

Each of the three categories (Humanoid, Mixed and Anthro/Feral) are 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:

Humanoid: :pointr: Secret Santa 2017: chiyako92 by SweetGirl121212 [Secret Santa Gift] Vix by Shakey-Shake Astrophel by Chowkeyo
Mixed: :pointr: Winter Secret Santa 2018 by Geckogesang Secret Santa 2018 - For KyloCat by I-Am-Dream [Secret Santa] MERYR CRISUMM by Doggsterrr
Anthro/Feral: :pointr: A Merry SS Wedgie by Krazy-Times Poppie {SS} by Distressed-Pigeon

: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:

Humanoid: :pointr: Secret Santa -Timothy by Phantasya-Naos Secret Santa 2017: Missing Fruit Cake by GreenAngel5 Aiko [Secret Santa] by Hoshine-Projects
Mixed: :pointr: Secret Santa 2016For BraveCherry by chiiomeii Reiy and Fungus for Detts Christmas 2016 by Elvishprincess25 Secret Santa 2018 (in 2019 XD ) by Fishbrink
Anthro/Feral: :pointr: Secret Santa [FloppyKoala] by MythicalSky2 [SS] Sonar by Kaerralind SS 2018 for lucia2112 by BlueFlameJack

: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.

Humanoid: :pointr: Pursuit by naomicoco [SS gift] Northers Lights by xJunoDraws Secret Santa 2017 by utenaxchan
Mixed: :pointr: For Sinister-Jordex by Coastalwaves Gundham Tanaka by Kol-Dia Snow Day by SheeKNS
Anthro/Feral: :pointr: Trying To Be by Alkraas | Kandy918 || SS by Sinister-Jordex

Last Update: Wednesday, February 27, 2019



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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:iconkicuka:
kicuka Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi ^^ I'm not really sure what my skill level would be
This will be my first event and I don't want to put myself in the wrong category :>
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at your gallery, you're a intermediate. :)
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:iconkicuka:
kicuka Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :hug::heart:
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:iconchuutadesu:
chuutadesu Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not too sure what my level should be X_X
This is my first time of joining this event.
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:iconyaiiwu:
yaiiwu Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I'd like to ask what my skill level is as I'm not really sure. here's my gallery; www.deviantart.com/yaiiwu/gall…
I mostly draw anthros (rarely ferals) and humanoids so I assume my art style is mixed?
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:iconmalamey:
MalaMey Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello~! I'm not sure what my skill level is (intermediate or advance? or something between). Last year in my wishlist I wrote "intermediate" but since this time my style change D:
Here's my gallery to check out -> www.deviantart.com/malamey/gal…
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art style has improved and as a result, your skill level has been upgraded to advanced. :hug::heart:
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:iconmalamey:
MalaMey Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thanks :hug:
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :hug:

If you have completed your wishlist, let me know by posting your entry in the Sign-up journal. :D
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:iconmalamey:
MalaMey Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing :D I had already my wishlist done, but I just waited for your reply ^^
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D
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:iconthebadgerfoxdraws:
thebadgerfoxdraws Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there 
I am not sure what you would say my skill level is - what do you think ^V^? 
I plan on doing digital humanoids 
all digital art as examples 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Checking the link to your gallery, your art style is Mixed and your skill level is intermediate since you draw both humans and anthro/feral characters. :)
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:iconthebadgerfoxdraws:
thebadgerfoxdraws Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright thank you :hug: 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconreno-viol:
Reno-Viol Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2019   Digital Artist
Can I ask? What is my skill level? :) 
Only digital media and humanoid  
Thank you!
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing. Your art style has really improved...so, you're an advanced. :)
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:iconreno-viol:
Reno-Viol Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019   Digital Artist
Thank you!! 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :hug::heart:

If you have completed your wishlist, let me know. :)
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:iconreno-viol:
Reno-Viol Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019   Digital Artist
:) hm 98% done.. I'm working on English translation :D Secret-Santa-Network
Description is too much?.... and background details is correct? 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything looks good. :)
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:iconsweetmeowdraws:
SweetMeowDraws Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm, I’m not sure if this has already been asked, but what does it mean to scan a traditionally done drawing? I’m strictly a traditional artist and I would like to know what scanning a drawing is. 

Is it alright if if I just take a photo of the drawing like what I’m currently doing?

(sorry for all the questions) Also, what skill level would you say I am? I just started drawing a few months ago and I’m still improving, but I am quite unsure of what level I’m at. 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure. When it comes to traditional artwork, your drawings would need to be done on paper using a pencil, pen, marker or coloured pencils. Scanning traditional art would have to be done using a flatbed scanner.

Although you can do art traditionally, your Santa has a choice to either do the drawing digitally and/or traditionally.

As for your art style, you're a beginner as it will take a while for you to improve your skills. As you participate in future events here, your skill level will eventually be upgraded. :)
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:iconmysterialcereal:
mysterialcereal Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Student Digital Artist
hi! i'm a bit unsure of my skill level qwq could anyone help?
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Checking your gallery, your skill level is intermediate. :)
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:iconmysterialcereal:
mysterialcereal Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Student Digital Artist
ty!
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconkawanakerberos:
kawanakerberos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Could anyone tell me what skill level I'd be? I don't want to think too highly or lowly of myself-
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Checking your gallery, you would be a intermediate. :D
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:iconkawanakerberos:
kawanakerberos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
thank you! 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :huggle::heart:
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:iconmoody-ghost:
moody-ghost Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aa could someone tell me my skill level :0? i dont post much tho so please look at the date of the deviation hfdnjmd,,
also?? incredibly confused, am i supposed to fill out what i want or what i can do? like for example for the preferred media, i can only do digital art but id appreciate to receive traditional art too? what do i fill in then :0?
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at your gallery, you're a Intermediate.

You need to fill out the wishlist application template that can be found in the Wishlist Guide.
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:iconmoody-ghost:
moody-ghost Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank u!! also yes i know i have to fill out the wishlist, but i dont understand if its literally what i wish to receive or if its like a personal record? like if i have to fill out my own mediums and skills??? or the ones i wish to receive art in??
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
The wishlist that you fill out will keep track of your entry incase your Santa gets assigned to you as a receiving participant. That's how events like this works.

If you're still confused by this, let me know. :)
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:iconmoody-ghost:
moody-ghost Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah im still confused hdjsjd,, may i note u :”)
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing! :D
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:iconkawanakerberos:
kawanakerberos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
I was confused about the same thing actually! kaomoji set 37/67 
Would anyone mind explaining? 
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Would it be okay if you can note me for the details? :aww:
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:iconsineshines:
SineShines Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not exactly sure whether I go into Intermediate or Advanced... Could you tell me, so I don't mess it up?
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Checking your gallery, you're an intermediate. :)
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:iconsineshines:
SineShines Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks -w-
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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