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Welcome to Trade Secrets, an art exchange group that hosts events every year where artists draw gifts for eachother.
We focus on full colored illustrations with digital and traditional media.
Please only submit art drawn for another member of this group.

If your invitation expired send us a note!

SECRET SANTA October-December

Art made for events has a few requirements:
● Semi-realism (more or less realistic anatomy).
● At least a simple background, no flat color, gradient or generic pattern.
● Full color.
● Detailed shading.
● Include at least the upper torso, shoulders and hand(s), no headshots.
● Couples are encouraged. If you draw a single character please add some extra detail and background.

Random gifts for our members, drawn out of the goodness of your heart, have no requirements.

Exclamation Emote by Gasara RULES / FAQ
Question Emote by Gasara HOW TO JOIN
Silence Emote by Gasara SURROGATES
Heart Emote by Gasara WISHLISTS
Star Emote by Gasara ACHIEVEMENTS

Black list
widdershins-works: did not deliver SS 2015 gift, stopped replying, scammed other artists
vvasi: did not deliver SV 2020 gift

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Gifts may be posted from now until March 4. Happy season of love!
If you have any questions, please contact us through group notes. c:
Note us a link to your wishlist by January 28 to sign up for our Secret Valentine! ❤ ❤ ❤
Your wishlist can be a journal entry, a stash document or 1 link to another website. Make sure it is easy to navigate.
Your wishlist must include:
  • Clear reference images or links to references (even for fanart). Nothing nsfw.
  • The age you characters looks + their build and distinct features.
  • Your characters personality in short.
  • More than 1 character (you may mention your favorite). At least one humanoid.
  • You are encouraged to request couples! Include some info on their relationship.
  • Settings and environment suggestions.
  • Style, medium or atmosphere you prefer.
  • In addition to the required humanoid you may also request animals, objects and landscapes.
  • When sending us your wishlist you may mention things you love to draw in your note.
January 11 to January 28 Sending invites and accepting wishlists.
January 29 Partner distribution.
January 30 to March 4 Time to work on gifts.
February 14 to March 4 Time to post gifts!
Participants will be kept secret until the event has concluded.
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Stanielary Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2020   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the invitation! Kawaii Face: Smile 
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RyuuOvO Featured By Owner May 16, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
Please ignore my submission! I accidentally added the my commission info to this group ty!
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kirfur008 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I accidentally deleted my invitation /o\|||
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Szyld Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2019  Hobbyist
Are you planning to host the Secret Santa event this year? :3
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KoyukiKuroya Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
:damphyr: Looking for Stand-In Artists for missing art!
More info here: MISSING ART
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