EDIT: Happy 2017 everyone!! This is the final update to the exchange just to say THANK YOU to everyone for submitting their entries on time, early even! I appreciate your dedication and hope you all had fun! Thank you, too, to those who offered to volunteer! This was definitely a successful exchange and we will try to hold more in the future.
Until then, check out the wonderful pieces in the folder below:
EXCHANGES AND CONTESTS FOLDER
Thanks everyone, and have a wonderful year! Good luck on your comics!
Greetings everyone! We haven't held a group event here in ages. I have been wanting to host an art exchange for a year or two now but never committed. So why not now?
What is an Art Exchange?
An Art Exchange is when a large group of people join in to draw for one another! Each person is given a randomly selected person to draw for. In turn, someone else will be given your name and draw something for you. It goes on from there until everyone who volunteered has an art piece just for them, drawn by a fellow member! You may know this exchange as a "Secret Santa" around the holidays.
Themes and Limitations
You may draw the character you receive in a holiday theme (Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, Christmas, New Years, etc.) or you may simply draw the character plain. We do ask if you illustrate the character in a holiday theme to please avoid religious elements to prevent offense.
You may also include your own characters in the image, however, please make the main character in focus that of your partner.
You may go as simple as you'd like or as complex, it's up to you. But please provide something nicer than a sketch, preferably something colored. Put some time and effort into it!
Since our Group is open to a variety of content, if you feel you cannot successfully draw a complex character or a specific species (humans, animals, etc.) PLEASE state so and we can work to give you a character that will work. We want this to be fun, not a pain!
If you would like to participate, comment on this journal with a link to one or two of your characters that you would like to be drawn! The deadline to sign up is Tuesday November 1st! In the evening of November 2nd I will randomize and select someone for each person, then send a notification to you through Note (from AlfaFilly). Please do NOT pick a random person from the comments to draw for. You will be assigned a person. Once you receive that person you cannot ask for a different one, so if you have any concerns make sure you state them up front in your comment.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO DRAW FOR SOMEONE DO NOT ENTER! When the exchange begins, you will have two months to complete your piece. The deadline will be January 1st 2017. So please check your schedules and see if you're able before signing up! We will, of course, be lenient to emergencies or accidents within reason. If you fail to draw your half you will be banned from future contests, promotions, and exchanges.
In case we do end up with drop-outs, I am holding a back-up list. If you'd like to volunteer to draw for people who get dropped on, please mention so in your comment! You can sign up AND enter the exchange too, don't worry. I will place your name in the following list:
If you have any questions, feel free to say so!