Welcome Gaians, one and all, to Holiday Harvest Havoc, a massive Holiday Art Freebies thread!! We have over 30 artists offering freebie arts, so please come, chat and play games with us, get to know us, and try to get some art as well!!
The thread IS open for posts, welcome, come, and enjoy!!
Just keep in mind that it's not completely polished yet, thank you!
12/22/11: We have over THIRTY artists now and over 50 arts linked on the front page!!
12/23/11: Congratulations to Arlette Mori and the birth of her baby boy, Leo!!!!
12/24/11: We have over 100 pieces of completed art!!
1. Do NOT beg for art. If you beg for art in general OR from any artist, you WILL be put on my ignore list, AND will be blacklisted in the thread. IF you have a particular avatar or choice of avatars you want artists to choose from, PLEASE just post links to all of the avatars, in ONE post. This makes it easier for artists to see and refer back to them.
2. RESPECT the artists. Over twenty thirty artists have agreed that they are willing to give out random types of arts on their spare time, so please remember to thank them if they have drawn you.
3. ALL art will be posted here on the front page. PLEASE save the arts to your own computer and upload on your own server. If you wish to use the art(s) you have received for some type of customized graphic, PLEASE ask permission from those artist(s).
4. Follow ALL Gaia Rules, ToS, Guidelines, etc.
5. This is NOT just for Christmas, this is for -all- holidays. If you celebrate a particular holiday, we'd love for you to share with us what you celebrate, and what your traditions are.
6. Follow the guidelines for receiving art. Most of the artists have chosen that they will pick whomever they so desire to draw, and whatever fits their fancy. I will make sure I backtrack and -see- all the art in order to post it here on the front page, in case you missed being drawn.
7. Have fun, enjoy yourselves, and happy holidays!! Now that all the icky stuff is out of the way, please have fun and enjoy posting and talking with us. We're really friendly people, and love making new friends!
8. If you're having a conversation with a specific person please quote them so it's easier to keep track of your own convos, and don't quote-inside-quote-inside-quote. Thanks!
Q & A
Q: What is a grab bag? A: A grab bag is when an artist has no idea what they will end up drawing you, so it can range from a sketch of a headshot to a full color full body, depending on what the artist feels like doing.
Q:How do I pick who I want to draw? A: Find an avatar or a person that you happen to like, and start drawing. When you finish the drawing, please upload and post it here. If you want to make sure they see it, quote them, and hopefully they have the quote notifications on. If you want to make sure I don't miss it to get it on the front page, quote me too!
Listed are all the artists currently signed up to participate in this extravaganza, as well as what they will offer throughout the event.
If they are having you participate in a contest in order to receive their art, those contests will be posted here as well.
1. Mignion: sketchy waist-ups, color optional
2. Zealous Reign: sketches, mostly bust, color optional
3. NICE IN LIP x L: sketches, chibi, color optional
4. sugeru: monochrome bust sketches, minicontests for colored bust sketches
5. Sindeyella101 Bump to 25, quote Sindeyella101 during the first and last bump in order to try to win an animation! Animations are limited two per person. OR, if you want a group animation, limited group to 5 people, bump to 100, quote Sindeyella101 during the first and last bump. OR, she'll be handing some out randomly too!
6. Vanirra: chibis and sketches, waist-up, color optional
7. kawazu-jen monochrome sketches, full-color headshots
8. Mokoni: To win Mokoni's art, you have to win a random numbers contest. Use the random numbers post action in order to pick a random number 0-100. IF you get a 6, quote me, give me a link to your post winning the 6, tell me what type of music you want via particular instruments or links to samples. You will be provided with a 30s-60s musical theme as a winner!
9. Jen-Til: waist and thigh-up sketches, color optional
10. eLeexir: grab bags
11. esste: headshots and busts, styles variable, color optional
12. caustic sugar: grab bags
13. Katt Rants: grab bags
14. Aster Kurayami: chibis
15. XxBlakRoze5153xX: grab bags
16. quaasu: grab bags
17. h a k u b a i k o: grab bags
18. Kaffeyne CINO: grab bags
19. chibichisa: chibis
20. silverstr: grab bags (mostly sketches)
21. Nomileaf: grab bags (mostly sketches)
22. ZellaWoods: grab bags and sketches
23. Seraphine Lockheart: sketches and chibis
24. Cinnai-chan: Look for , and be the first to quote Cinnai-chan in order to win a bust sketch!
25. Sakis Herzgil: grab bags
26. Gio Gio Star: chibis
27. pretty_hate: grab bags
28. C e r u l e a n: experimental sketches
29. Alexandrite Mukaida: sketch headshots
30. S P A I N: chibis
31. Bleed back: grab bags
32. Seddrik: grab bags
33. Celesaphii: grab bags
34. Amai_Neiko: chibis
35. Seirashi: grab bag sketches
36. Creamy Milk: grab bags
37. [~Miyavi~]: grab bags
38. Force Captain Adora: sketches
39. Glampanda: grab bags
40. Escada Skye: grab bags
41. ddamgaard: grab bags
Want to join us??
I will still be recruiting artists throughout the event. If you would like to join us, please quote me, tell me what you wish to offer during the event, if you with to do it via contest, please state that too, and give me a link to some samples of your work. I will quote you and say whether or not you are accepted.
1. Kiss the Pink Sky - asked for art
2. Department of Mysteries - asked for art
3. Broken hearted SOS10 - asked for art
4. mamarita - asked for art for someone else
5. Terrible Storm Coming - asked for art
6. iiiBangYou - asked to be considered for art
7. Dolvii - asked to be drawn
8. Shiny Genesect - item begging
9. CupzCakez11 - asked for art
10. umewotaberusaru - advertising in thread
11. jocomoko - selling in the thread
12. kewljakey - asked for art
13. lenden - asked for art
14. maianhsssspikachu - asked to be drawn
15. Powleh - unnecessary and irrelevant spam
16. Selfesteem3 - offsite advertising
17. Celesaphii - created a complete spinoff of this thread without my permission, and stole my layout post for post word for word (For the record, I wouldn't have been so damn pissed if I was either asked for permission, received credit originally, or it wasn't completely word-for-word post for post exactly what I had posted here)
18. ganja123123 - offsite advertising
19. Goddess Syra - advertising her own thread and backstabbing