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Winter Art Trade Signups Now Open

Posted by Kim on November 10, 2022, 9:00am

HERE WE GO AGAIN! We're doing an official RPR art trade this winter, and sign-ups are open now until November 25th.

In this art trade, artists post information about a character (or characters, if they want to give the other person a choice of things to draw) they would like to receive gift art of. At a specified cut off date, submissions stop and each artist is randomly assigned someone else in the exchange. Then each artist draws the thing they got, and on a certain day, everyone exchanges what they drew. So you do art for someone else, and someone else gives you art. It's like secret Santa, but with art!

This art trade is open to artists of all skill levels!

We are no longer dividing artists into "dabbler" and "devotee" categories. We do ask that this not be your first or second attempt at drawing, but if you've been drawing for roughly a year or more and are willing to do your very best, you're welcome here. Participants should go in with the expectation that the art they receive will be in an unknown style and completed by someone with an unknown skill level, and be excited to get a nice surprise whatever it turns out to be. If you think you may be upset if your gift art turns out to come from an artist who is not as experienced as yourself, or who uses a style of art that is not to your taste, this is not the art trade for you.



November 11, 2022

Sorry gang, I've been getting a ton of questions about this, but this particular trade is a color, full body art trade.

If you would prefer a waist-up or a bust-only art trade, or an art trade where every participant works from the same base to customize it into a specific character, users are welcome (and encouraged!) to run their own trades with whatever rules they prefer. :)

Maybe in future we will also officially run some trades with drastically different criteria just to mix it up. But the rules of this one are what they are.


November 11, 2022

I'd like to join the event, but upon reading over the rules I've noticed we are encouraged to make full-body artwork. I was wondering if artwork down to thighs would be also considered as a valid entry, of course it'd be colored, just not quite encompass the whole entirety of the character, but the majority of their body would be visible still.


November 10, 2022

Aah can't wait <3 I'll be posting my forms later tomorrow!


November 10, 2022

I can't wait to see what Art Trades~ come out of this, seeing as there's a lot of participants already.


November 10, 2022

Super excited!!