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Registration open for Secret Santa Art trade 2019

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'Tis the season of giving. What better way for us to give than giving the gift of our own personal creations. This is a wonderful opportunity us to get to know one another and our original or favorite characters as well as challenge ourselves by creating something new.

What is it?

An art trade is a fun way to both create an art gift for someone else while also receiving an art gift. When you sign up for the PaperDemon Secret Santa Art Trade, you put in a request of what you'd like another member of the PaperDemon community to draw for you. Perhaps it's your favorite Dragon Ball Z character (omg Vegeta 🤤) or one of your original characters. Then you, along with everyone else participating, will draw the request for the person their assigned. Between Christmas eve and New Year's, we each post our gifts on PaperDemon!

Participation requirements

  • Please only sign up if you have the time to create a work of art for someone else.

  • Keep your request simple. Try to stick to one character, maybe two characters max.

How to participate

  1. Register to participate by November 30th

  2. On December 2nd, I'll scramble the names and randomly chose someone on the list to draw your request. You'll get an email with details on who you'll be drawing for and what they've requested. Remember, it's supposed to be a secret so please don't tell who you are Secret Santa for. That would ruin the surprise!

  3. Create a work of art of what the other person requested

    • It's a huge bummer for the person on the receiving end to not get their gift so please don't bail. It doesn't have to be perfect or complex either. Do something realistic with the time you have.

    • If you think you might be late, have questions about the requested art, or any other trouble, please email me at or message me on discord.

  4. Post the art on PaperDemon between Dec 24th and January 1st with the tag secretsanta2019. Send a message to the person the gift is for with a link to their gift!

If you have questions, just post a reply here or in the discord.

We did this event last year too! Take a look at the gallery to see artwork from last year's PaperDemon secret santa art trade.

Image credit: JillWellington