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Forums Artist Galleries SECRET ART EXCHANGE 2020 [gifts posted!]

Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 19:22:23 )

Welcome to Voltra's Secret Art Exchange for 2020!

In this event, every participant will be randomly assigned to give a gift to another participant.
Everything is done in secret until the end, when the gifts and names are revealed!
Since this is an art exchange, the gift you are giving will be an art piece made according to the recipient's request.

Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of medium/style/experience/etc!
There’s also cool prizes for participating (see below)!

As always, I'm open to feedback about how to run this event better.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can post them in the thread or DM me.


Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 19:22:58 )

Please read all of the rules. They are essential to making sure that this event runs smoothly.

❄ If you sign up to participate in this exchange, you must complete your artwork.
This is a commitment, so please try your absolute best to complete your artwork on time. If you foresee any difficulties or lack of time during the holidays, try to start as early as possible.

❄ If for whatever reason you cannot finish your artwork, you must notify me ASAP.

❄ The artwork that you make must be a good effort from you.

❄ Your artwork must be your own. If you are found to be plagiarizing, tracing, or stealing another artist’s work, you will be removed/banned from the exchange.
I will allow the use of bases in accordance with Voltra’s rules (under “Images | Media”). You must have permission to use the base, and you must provide a link to the original creator.

❄ You cannot request for (or draw as a gift) anything that is NSFW or that violates Voltra's ToS.

❄ If you are requesting avatar art, you must provide an image of your avatar(s) that has been uploaded to a hosting site (ex. imgur).
Saying “my current avatar” or providing links to your avatar on site are not acceptable.

❄ If you are requesting fan art, you must provide an image reference of the character(s).
Your own fan art or an image found on Google will suffice.

❄ If you do not want to be paired with a specific user, you need to let me know via DM by the sign-up deadline.
I will only honor these requests if you have a special reason (eg. you blocked them, you live with them, etc.).

❄ This is not a hard rule, but try not to tell anyone who your assignment is.
It's meant to be secret, yeah?


Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 19:23:03 )

All deadlines are 11:59pm Voltra Time (CST).
Timeline updated 11/30/20 11:00am.

November 15 - December 1: Sign-ups.
During this period, you can sign-up to participate in the exchange and make any necessary revisions to your sign-up form.

December 2: Pairings sent.
Your assignment will be sent to you in a message from me by the end of the day.

December 15 - December 22: Check-in.
You will be pinged and asked to fill out a Google form to confirm your participation in the event.
You do not have to show any WIPs. It's okay if you haven't started by this point.
If you do not fill out the form by December 22, I will DM you personally. If you don’t respond to my message within 1 week, I will assume that you have dropped out.

❄ Please send your completed artwork in a message to me, NOT to your assigned person. (It's fine if you send it earlier.)
If you can only complete a WIP by this time, you must send the WIP to me by January 2 along with an estimated date of when you will be finished. Your WIP will be given to your assigned person in the meantime.
If I do not hear from you by January 2, I will assume that you have dropped out.

January 3 - January 5: Pinch hitting.
This is when the pinch hitters will be working to complete art for anyone who is missing a gift.
If you are a pinch hitter, please remember to check your messages during this time.

January 6: Gifts posted.
Gifts will be posted in this thread and names will be revealed.


Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 19:23:08 )

Sign-ups are now closed! Thanks for your interest.
Final participants list


Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 19:23:17 )

Priestess of Pie
Amber Lynne

= pinch hitter only

Priestess of Pie

Intro | Rules | Timeline | Sign-Ups | Participants | Gifts | Giveaways | FAQ

Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 19:23:26 )

I recommend saving the artwork to your own image-hosting site or computer.
Help improve the next event by filling out this anonymous feedback survey!

From Vregory & Eugene

From Juliette

Additional gift from Shadami

From ChiffonOrange

From Amber Lynne

Additional gift from Shadami

From Kent

Additional gift from Shadami

From Zuzu

Additional gift from Shadami

From mdom

From Alethna

From MoodyB

Additional gift from Shadami

From Wildfire

Additional gift from Shadami

From Hachi (pinch hit)

From Shadami

From Priestess of Pie

From GoblinsAndTea

From ghost

Additional gift from Shadami

From kiwi

Additional gift from Shadami

From Cookie

From xvz

From eyry

Additional gift from Shadami

From Cookie (pinch hit)

From Vixen

Additional gift from Shadami

From Valefor

link to full-size image (please save to your computer)

Additional gift from Shadami


Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 19:23:32 )

To encourage you to sign-up and participate in the art exchange, I’m giving away some FREE STUFF…

Sign-up Bonus
Everyone who signs up for the exchange will receive 1,000 volts (while supplies last).

Participation Raffle
If you complete your artwork by the deadline, you will be entered into a raffle for a Frost Empress.
This does not apply to people who are pinch hitters only, unless you are actually asked to draw something.

Publicity Raffle
If you keep this button in your signature or post style for the duration of the sign-up period, you will be entered into a raffle for 250 ohms.
There will be 3 winners.
You do not have to participate in the event to be eligible for this raffle.


To ensure that you are properly accounted for in the publicity raffle, please check for your name below.

WARNING: Trades will be cancelled if they are not completed within 1 month of me sending it to you.
No hard feelings, just don’t wanna leave stuff in trade limbo.


Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 19:23:41 )

What kind of gift do I have to give?
You'll be giving art that you've made yourself. Your recipient will have a request, and you'll be expected to draw something from it. The size, medium, style, etc. is up to you.

I can't decide what I want drawn. Can I put multiple things in my request?
Yes! I encourage you to put multiple things in your request; that way, your assigned person will be able to choose what they feel most comfortable drawing.

I made a mistake in my sign-up form. Can I fix it?
Of course. Please refer to the “Sign-Ups” section of this thread for instructions on how to edit your form if you’ve made a mistake or if you’ve changed your mind about something. You have until the sign-up deadline (November 30th) to make changes to your form.

How are the assignments decided?
Via random number generator. I'm not participating in the exchange, so I have no reason to pair people with bias. But if you are concerned, feel free to send me a message and I will show you a screenshot of the generator page.

What if I'm assigned a person with a request that I don't feel comfortable doing?
Hopefully you won't be! After the assignments are generated, I will check each person's “will not do” lists and make sure that no one is assigned something that they aren't comfortable drawing. If this does happen, I will regenerate the list.
That being said, you must put everything that you won't draw in your sign-up form.
If you have an issue after you've been assigned, message me ASAP and I'll work something out. The later you message me, the less likely I will be able to fix things for you.

What if I can't finish my assignment in time?
You need to let me know ASAP via message. I don't hold grudges, I understand that things happen. Please just communicate.

What is a pinch hitter?
If a participant is unable to finish their artwork (or has stopped responding to my messages), a “pinch hitter” will be assigned to draw art for the person who is missing a gift. This is to ensure that everyone who participates receives a gift.
You can indicate in your sign-up form if you'd like to be a pinch hitter.
Depending on the numbers, pinch hitters may be asked to complete multiple drawings or none at all. In previous years, this event has been largely successful and only 1-2 pinch hitters were needed.
Pinch hitters will only be given 3 days to complete the needed artwork. This is a strict deadline. If you can’t finish something in 3 days, please don’t sign up to be a pinch hitter (no hard feelings). Since these drawings are last-minute, I’m only expecting something like a headshot or refined sketch.

Can I be a pinch hitter but not a participant?
Absolutely. Just indicate it in your sign-up form, and write “N/A” for the wishlist question.

How will pinch hitters be assigned?
Via random number generator. If there are more pinch hitters than we need, then some pinch hitters will not be assigned.
However, if you are a pinch hitter but not a participant, you will be assigned first.
Please let me know ASAP if you want to drop out of pinch hitting.

Did you receive my message?
As a general rule of thumb, if I receive a message from you, I will reply back just to let you know that I got it. If you don’t receive a reply from me, it’s either because your message got lost or I haven’t read it yet. If I haven’t responded to you in a couple of days, feel free to resend the message.

I have a question about my assignment // I’d like advice on my art piece.
If you have a question regarding your assignment (eg. you want clarification on a detail, etc.) then you can message me and I’ll relay your question to your recipient and their answer back to you.
If you’d like some advice on your artwork but don’t want to give yourself away, feel free to message me about it. I’m not an expert but I’ll try my best to help.


Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 19:24:25 )


Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 19:24:40 )
Special Thanks To:

ApolloImBurning - for helping with logistics

Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 19:24:51 )

Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 19:25:11 )

Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 20:02:51 )

sign-ups for this year’s art exchange are open ;3c

@Synth: ping list
@Kent: from
@ephenay: last year


Donator — Frog bless Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 20:08:38 )


Mallow Tumbleweed
My Sons

Donator — they/them Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 20:10:47 )

═════════════════════════⠀ ∘◦ᵒ .⋆。˚☽˚。⋆. ᵒ◦∘
⠀|⠀post art by kiwi!⠀|⠀spooky chat

i didn't read but i wanna sign up!!!


Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 20:14:39 )

Silence, the White Mage is now speaking.

NYOOOOOOOM sounds like fun :3
need to check my time allowance, but i think it's doable.
will fill out stuff soon :D

I am not an actual NPC.

avatar closetshop
please @ me

Voltie — Moody Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 20:28:41 )
Moody Says. . .


I think this year...i will sign up for this.
seems really fun.

If you need my attention for any reason please ping me.
May be leaving voltra for good.
Message me if you want to stay in contact.

[My Website]

Donator — they/them Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 20:39:49 )

═════════════════════════⠀ ∘◦ᵒ .⋆。˚☽˚。⋆. ᵒ◦∘
⠀|⠀post art by kiwi!⠀|⠀spooky chat

@hachi: i signed up ^0^


Donator — they/them Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 20:40:58 )

═════════════════════════⠀ ∘◦ᵒ .⋆。˚☽˚。⋆. ᵒ◦∘
⠀|⠀post art by kiwi!⠀|⠀spooky chat

I'm not participating in the exchange,

no hachi art???


⠀∘◦ᵒ .⋆。˚☽⠀ {⠀art shop⠀·⠀gallery⠀·⠀closet⠀}⠀☽˚。⋆. ᵒ◦∘

∘◦ᵒ .⋆。˚☽⠀ {⠀buying / questing: capricorn ⠀}⠀☽˚。⋆. ᵒ◦∘

art by kiwi and koneko <3

Voltie Posted 2 years ago ( 2020/11/15 21:03:26 )

hell yeahhh excited for all of you it'll be fun I promise

and DYING you'll get hachi art if someone falls through
I sure hope not tho bc I think I've forgotten how to draw


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