make sure your art doesn't melt like Jey's snow-dad!
Comment below if you'd like to a be a Secret Santa and recipient. With this comment, include a picture of the nicheling you'd like drawn, as well as any info you can give about them (genes, personality, hobbies, differences from photo, even a toyhouse link!). If you are giving a picture not from the game, please include their official niche genes.
Signups end the 1st of December! (As in, the 30th is the last day!) This will give everyone almost a month to complete their art and send it in.
I will use a random generator to pair participants. (I will not be a participant, though of course welcome to draw my nichelings for fun - in time I will make a post of my new favorite nichelings for you to pick from if wished ^^)
I will pm everyone with their recipient's name, nicheling and info.
Everyone makes their art. It can be traditional, digital, pixel, a sculpture, whatever you want; animation, gif, plain, anything! Please try your best with this. The quality of your art style is not to be judged, but please make it just as good or even better than your usual art! Do not sign your art or post it on any platform, including the forums.
Everyone PMs their art to me as soon as they are finished. Art is due by the 25th!! If you do not send in your art in time, I will request art from an Emergency Santa to fill the place. You may only post your art AFTER the rest of the art is released on
On or slightly after January 1st, I will post the finished art with the recipient's name (I will not reveal the Santas myself). Everyone may make their guess on who was their Secret Santa. Secret Santas may confirm or deny these guesses. Please wait for your recipient to guess you and then confirm the guess rather than announce that you were so-and-so's santa. If it's been a while and you're not sure who your SS and you made a guess without confirmation, PM me and I'll confirm it for you.
If your recipient has made a correct guess and you confirmed, you may post your art to other places (DeviantArt, Fanart section, etc). You may also sign the art. (If you'd like your signed art used instead of the unsigned version if posted elsewhere by other people, just say so.)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ❤️
Like the last few years, we will have Emergency Santas (ESs). ESs will make art for anyone whose Secret Santa did not finish or submit their art by the 25th. ESs need to be able to quickly make art. This Emergency Art (EA) does not need to be of the same quality of the official art; EA is just so everyone can receive something at the same time. ESs can also be a regular Santa at the same time but are not required to be.
Just ask if you'd like to be an Emergency Santa. They're documented below for my own convenience ^^
Emergency Santas: @Sky
-Try out a new style or a style you haven't revealed before. It will be harder to guess the Secret Santas.
-Don't start a big project if you're not 100% you can finish it. Go with something simple to give yourself time to finish and not be rushed.
-You can ask me for a critique if you'd like This would be especially helpful if you're trying a brand new style and you're not sure if it's good, or if you just want to get your art right.
-This is the 5th annual Secret Niche Art Santa, hosted by yours truly!!!
-Check out previous Signups here: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
-Check out previous Art here: 2019, 2020, 2021
- Sign up below by December 1st.
-Send in your nicheling submissions by December 25th.
-Start your art as soon as possible once I PM the info.
-Send in our art no later than December 25th.
-If you do not submit your art by then, a volunteer will make art in it's place. Save your late art for Jan 1st or later.
-On or near Jan 1st, the art will be released. Make your guesses and make sure to confirm or deny if they're directed to you!
-MERRY CHRISTMAS Y'ALL, and enjoy the 5th anniversary of our Secret Niche Art Santa!! 💖