What artwork may we submit?
You may only submit art drawn as a gift for another member of this group. Nothing NSFW.
What are these art exchange events?
They are events where you draw a gift for a randomly selected member of this group, while someone else draws one for you. Consider it a blind art trade.
How can I join this group?
This is a private group for invites and friend recommendations. If you have not gotten an invitation and are interested in joining, you may post in our HOW TO JOIN journal.
How do I join an event in this group?
Events are hosted 3 times a year. To participate you have to be a member and send me a note with your wishlist before the announced deadline.
How do I recommend a friend?
Send me a note with their username.
How are participants matched?
Participants will be matched based on their style and interests.
What if I get a request I can not / don’t want to draw?
When posting your wishlist you may include 2 things you love to draw prefer not to. I will try to match you to someone accordingly if possible, but there are no guaranties. We also request participants to have more than one character on their wishlist to choose from.
We focus on artwork that leans towards semi-realism. Both digital and traditional media are accepted. To ensure everyone gets a gift that is approximately of equal value, we have a few requirements:
Semi-realism includes everything between anime/cartoon style and realism. Just maintain realistic anatomy. (No pointy noses, big anime eyes or chibis)
Your artwork has to be finished, no sketches or half finished work. Rough painterly styles are fine.
It needs to have at least a simple background, no flat color, generic patterns or blank space.
It has to be colored.
It needs detailed shading. No cel shading.
Headshots are not allowed. The drawing needs to include at least the upper torso, shoulders and hands.
Couples are not necessary, but encouraged. If you only draw a single character please put some extra effort into detail.
Still unsure? Check our Featured Gallery for examples. Still unsure? Feel free to note us your questions or wips.
How do I submit my gift?
Post your gift within the announced deadline.
Mention our group and the person you are giving the artwork to in your description and add the artwork to our group gallery.
What if I cannot submit my gift in time?
You are to notify me as soon as possible and give a reason why you cannot complete your gift in time. For those who notify me there will be a 1 week extension possible.
Anyone who does not submit their gifts after this extra week or who fails to notify me will be excluded from any future events (unless they sign up to be a surrogate).
The 1 week extension deadline has passed and I still have not received my gift!
A surrogate will be appointed to draw you a new gift within 2 months.
I have received my gift, but it does not meet the groups or my wishlists requirements
Note us! We will ask your partner to modify the artwork (if we haven't already).
I'm only interested in GIVING gifts and not receiving them
- You can choose one of our members WISHLISTS and draw a "Random gift" for them
- You can sign up to be a SURROGATE
- Or you can donate a prize for our yearly raffle: ACHIEVEMENTS
Make sure you thank your secret benefactor when you receive your gift!
Comment if you have more questions. c: