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Secret Santa 2021!

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! ~ IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN ~ !


Y'know, that time when we all gather around, check our pockets, and shell out what we're socially obligated (but not physically obligated) to in order to support the social constructs put in place by our ancestors.


That's right... tax season.


...


Wait, that's not right?


SECRET SANTA 2021


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(GIF by @Template88)

Oof, I was reading the wrong notecards :v


BUT THAT'S RIGHT, SECRET SANTA 2021, NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH SECRET SANTA 2020


Expectations to live up to:

  • 2020 completion rate ~ 91% (around 377)
  • 2020 response rate ~ 96% (around 397)


This means out of the prior 415 Secret Santa entrants more than 9 out of 10 people completed theirs in time (mostly.)


LAST YEAR'S REVEAL THREAD

lots of good art in there ^


So what does that mean for us?


It means we expect to come together once again as a community to share our talents with each other and have a little bit of fun. There were VERY FEW times to gripe last year: everyone was respectful, attentive, and communicative. There are even names on the list I forgot to mark as complete because they finished late (but at least they finished!)


Last year, a few artists volunteered to draw Secret Santas for people who did theirs but didn't receive one, and that was too wholesome for words. This year I'll be asking for help as well, so please reach out if you're available to either help coordinate minor aspects of the Secret Santa or help post the drawings on Christmas Day at midnight (like we did last year ^^).


A big shout out to everyone that helped last year:

This goes out to @Template88, @cyangorilla, @KOLANI, @BuhlBoy, @HEKILLZALOT, @Onosse, @TamashiHoshi, @Roksim, @NeoD-ray and @solitonmedic.


And an even bigger thanks to everyone that participated and completed their Secret Santa on time ~


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HOW TO PARTICIPATE:


  • Post your OC or persona to this thread by Nov. 25th (all day, all timezones)


  • Make sure it's a good reference

your skill level as an artist is not important, but your reference is.

full body references > upper torso references > bust references > just a head reference


  • Only one character per user


  • (OPTIONAL) Add me on Discord at Xinxinix#8147

by adding me on Discord I can communicate your Secret Santa earlier than through PMs, and also give you a cool role in the NGP Discord server saying you're participating in this year's Secret Santa, complete with our own Secret Santa chat!


==

RULES TO FOLLOW:


  • Your reference will determine who will get your Secret Santa TO A MINOR DEGREE

someone who posts a really good reference will be given to someone with the talent-range to handle it, but not always; mostly everyone's Secret Santa is chosen at random


  • BY NO MEANS should you communicate to your Secret Santa that you're drawing their character!

this is supposed to be a fun time of art-gift-giving & there's nothing quite like being surprised on Christmas Day, so don't ruin it for your Secret Santa, please


  • DO NOT ASK TO EXCHANGE YOUR SECRET SANTA

If you're truly uncomfortable with drawing your Secret Santa, I can try a work around, but more than likely you'll be stuck with whoever you're paired up with, so keep that in mind, please


  • Your Secret Santa will be given to you sometime after Nov. 25th either via PMs or through Discord


  • PLEASE RESPOND to the message telling you who your Secret Santa is

I use this information to pass onto your Secret Santa if you responded to knowing who your SS is, this way they know if their artist at least acknowledged their responsibility


  • SEND YOUR DRAWING DIRECTLY TO ME either via Discord or through PMs

I'll be collecting all the drawings and organizing the spreadsheet to see who has completed theirs, who has responded to the PM telling them their SS, and who became unreceptive after entering into the Secret Santa


  • YOU MUST BE DONE BY DECEMBER 25th, 12am EST

I suggest getting it done as quickly as possible so you don't have to worry about anything other than getting it over to me


==

HELP AND FACTS:


  • MESSAGE ME AT ANY TIME FOR ANY QUESTIONS


  • If you choose to participate and fall through on your end of the Secret Santa, then you will possibly be excluded from next year's depending on the circumstances

I keep a naughty and nice list to keep repeat offenders from joining.

Nice: You drew for someone but someone didn't draw for you

Naughty: Someone drew for you but you didn't draw for someone


  • There is a 24hr 100 PM limit on Newgrounds

I found out last year that NG has a PM limit, so getting everyone their Secret Santas via PM took over four whole days. Adding me on Discord can help with this as well as asking to help plan the SS can get the PMs out a lot earlier


And that's pretty much it.


The main thing is to have fun and make some cool connections!


Good luck, and don't forget to feed Krampus biscuits so he spares your household this year! ^^

Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 12:17:19


Oooh a new Secret Santa! Let's see here...


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Here's my reference! A Time Mage!!

Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 14:50:15


Here is my reference: Sophie

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 14:57:29


Thanks for organizing this, Xin!

I hope you get a shiny new beanie for Xinsmas.


~Stan~

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 15:15:08


Hi there! I'd love to participate to this event :)

Here's my cultist fella I haven't posted on my account

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 16:09:32 (edited 2021-11-05 16:33:31)


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Time to shill my boys again.

Pls focus your attention on the smol boy, that's who I wanna get drawn

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reference: on his full body appearance with this (do not reference his face here!): https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/solitonmedic/guest-star-jun-the-bob-omb-ace

also to note, this kid is 12 years old, draw proportions accordingly idk

Also to consider, he's a rude boi with a gun, make him bad 👀


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(made by my best friend CosmikArts)


damn im underprepared lol

Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 16:26:05


That's my OCiu_464031_7093844.webp



Follow me on Newgrounds.com


Support me

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 18:10:44


HECK YEH! this could be fun.


here's a ref of my persona

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Im cool with anything as long as its SFW. (Side note: i like Soup and Redbull TTwTT)


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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 18:19:38


2 chaaaaainnns

Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 18:31:24


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Teehee smiles

Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 18:47:42


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Woah secret santa?


De gustibus non est disputandum

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 18:58:33


SECRET SANTA 2021 LESS GO BAYBEEEE!!!


HERE IS THE BOY:

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 19:36:22


Well this should be fun!

It's been a while since I've joined in on a proper SS!


I've got the perfect semi Christmas-coloured goblin :P


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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 21:00:32


Shit, I didn't we did a Secret Santa around here! Count me in! >:)

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Here's my OC. Hope this works as a reference. I also have an old bio for him if you need it.


Somewhat Modest; Not the Smartest; One of the Oddest

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 21:45:27 (edited 2021-11-05 22:06:17)


My sona in her various forms. [My only rule is: no A-rated art - T/M-rated art is ok tho!]


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Alternative art

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 21:45:31


OOOooo I love doing these their so much fun! I'm in! below is my OC


Ume Akane:

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 22:23:16


Here we go again!

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 22:32:24


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ok heres jackson a guy who has a plastic left hand

Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 23:37:48


danm shawty okay!!

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"fnf soft mod is just what if ninjamuffin was raised by tumblr - YIC39 18/8/2021"

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 23:38:16 (edited 2021-11-05 23:52:23)


I'm ready! I missed last year, picked up some slack for the Nice list, but now POPPA GON GET WHAT POPPA WANT.

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-05 23:41:19


This is my OC, Witchly Britches or Witchly for short. I made her recently for my animation. She's a wacky one. I hope y'all can do her justice.

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Let's go

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-06 00:16:05


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:)


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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-06 00:19:16 (edited 2021-11-06 00:39:06)


First timer on this, les gooooo. (NOTE: First two top images are his recent designs.)iu_464442_6967610.webpiu_464443_6967610.webpiu_464447_6967610.webpiu_464446_6967610.webp

Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-06 00:45:56


thats my oc, its really minimalistic lol


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doing some animation

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-06 01:52:58


This will be fun!! I want to participate!

Here's my wiwi "Chrorex"

(the tongue is blue) (人 •͈ᴗ•͈)

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-06 03:59:34


HERE WE GO AGAIN ---- Here's Arilel. This is just a reference sheet for animation. Feel free to go nuts!

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-06 04:31:52


EXCITING!! I cant wait to do thisss! I'll send you a dm on discord!


🐱 ɴeĸo αι 🐱

Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-06 05:05:18


Here's Blemmy!

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Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-06 06:17:40


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iu_464677_7955439.pngI don't have many good refs, but I'll gladly draw for someone else when I get the message.


Feel free to dress him up however, his fire is always pink and his skin is always a dark gray or gray-pink.


Pink is my favorite color, cry about it.

Response to Secret Santa 2021! 2021-11-06 08:45:24


HELL yeah lets go again, bababooey.

Hairmet:

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