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It's time to bring back…

The Avatar Exchange!  :good:

What’s the Avatar Exchange?

Years ago, Eviecorn used to run this fun monthly digital art swap, which went on for several rounds. I thought it would be nice to revive this exchange, especially now that most of us are still self-isolating! ^.^
 
Each round you'll get a secret partner (who you will keep secret until you reveal the avatar) and will have three weeks to deliver an avatar based on your partner's form. The artwork itself can be traditionally or digitally made, as long as it is turned into a digital icon ready for your partner to use. The exchange will run for as long as there is interest, and you can sign up for as many rounds as you like.

Guidelines:
  • You should deliver two versions of your icon: a 150x150 version for use here at the Arena (under 60k, please) and a larger, un-cropped version. If you do pixel ponies, the second can be waived as a larger version may not exist.
  • Original artwork only, please (all art should be made by you, and please do not use current or old adoptable bases unless you modify the lineart significantly to make it unique for your partner).
  • Please deliver on time. If you have not delivered on time for the round, your ability to participate in future exchanges will be suspended until you make up your part.
  • Artwork should abide by Arena standards of content, of course.
  • When your partner posts the avatar, please make sure you download it before using – your partner is not obliged to host the image after it has been delivered.
  • Your sign-up post should contain the word pansy somewhere in order to signify to me that you've read the rules.
  • Do not reveal your partner before you're done! If you have any questions, please message me and I can PM your partner.
  • Post your finished avatar to this thread when you are done. You may post the avatar up to three days before the deadline, but no earlier, please.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in this thread!


Dates:

Sign-ups:  now through Thursday, 28 May, at 5 pm EDT (9 pm UTC)
Partners Sent: between sign-up close and 3 pm EDT (7 pm UTC) the next day
Working: 29 May through 20 June
Final Posting Deadline: Saturday, 20 Jun by 8 pm EDT (midnight UTC)


Sign-ups go in this thread! Please do not PM them to me. Thanks!

Form:

Code: [Select]
[b]Arena username:[/b]

[b]Link to Gallery (if you have one, DA or elsewhere, or a thread on this forum):[/b]

[b]What are your specialities? (Only pony art, or anthro and/or people as well? Realistic or toony? Digital or traditional? Do you do animated GIFs or pixels? Anything else you can think of?)[/b]

[b]Brief Character Description (Hasbro/OC):[/b]

[b]Character Reference Pic (a nice, clear reference, please! Links only - do not embed!):[/b]

[b]List three to six possible themes for your avatar. These can be motifs, colours, expressions/emotions, hobbies, objects, etc... pretty much anything![/b]

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

[b]Anything you don't like?[/b]

[b]Any other info?[/b]


Participants:

1. tailrustedtealeaf
2. Griffin
3. Shaiyeh
4. Minty_Magic

[more slots will be added as needed]

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« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 11:28:42 AM by Griffin »
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 08:22:15 PM »
This is such a fun idea! If I weren't to sign up, some might label me a pansy. ;)

Arena username: Tailrustedtealeaf
Link to Gallery (if you have one, DA or elsewhere, or a thread on this forum): My DeviantArt is probably the best place.

What are your specialities? (Only pony art, or anthro and/or people as well? Realistic or toony? Digital or traditional? Do you do animated GIFs or pixels? Anything else you can think of?)
I really only do pony art! I tend to be rather cartoony. I've made gifs before and could do some simple blinks or movement. I do like to experiment with color and such. 

Brief Character Description (Hasbro/OC):
My character is a purple earth pony with three toned hair (tan, orange, and yellow). She has a green seahorse as a symbol. Her eyes are also green. Her hair is long and covers part of her face (I usually draw it on the right side but it's not important which side).

Character Reference Pic (a nice, clear reference, please! Links only - do not embed!):
Here's a Shop Talk reference.

List three to six possible themes for your avatar. These can be motifs, colours, expressions/emotions, hobbies, objects, etc... pretty much anything!

1. A summery/tropical theme
2. A nautical theme
3. Sunny daze!
4. Roses
5. A black cat (longhaired and bites me)
6. Something to do with baking

Anything you don't like?
I don't have anything really particular.

Any other info?
Not that I can think of. I might make a more proper reference photo before the swap starts. If inspiration does strike me, I'll link it.
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 09:08:32 PM »
yeeeesssss so excited about this! adding my sign-up form tomorrow :D

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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 09:20:34 PM »
Here's my own sign-up!

Arena username: Griffin

Link to Gallery (if you have one, DA or elsewhere, or a thread on this forum): https://www.deviantart.com/haawan

What are your specialities? (Only pony art, or anthro and/or people as well? Realistic or toony? Digital or traditional? Do you do animated GIFs or pixels? Anything else you can think of?)
I can do ponies, animals and people, toony or semi-realistic. My equipment for digital art is limited so I'll either do traditional or mixed media (scanned lines, coloured in digitally). Don't know how to do pixel art...

Brief Character Description (Hasbro/OC):
Aithne is a dun pony with dark brown legs, a white blaze, brown hair with dark green and yellow stripes. She has gentle chocolate brown eyes that reflect her sweet personality. She likes animals, books and art. Her symbol is a black cat curled around a Celtic triquetra knot.

Character Reference Pic (a nice, clear reference, please! Links only - do not embed!):
http://fav.me/d650k1g

List three to six possible themes for your avatar. These can be motifs, colours, expressions/emotions, hobbies, objects, etc... pretty much anything!

1. Ice cream or popsicles
2. Birch trees (in Finland, these are particularly associated with Midsummer)
3. Tea party
4. Cats
5. Sunset
6. Vintage fashion/headwear/hairstyles

Anything you don't like? Not a fan of anthro ponies, sorry!

Any other info? I'm seriously behind with preparing my balcony for the summer - I often get some pansies but so far I only have miniature daffodils from Easter...
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2020, 10:27:50 AM »
Arena username: Shaiyeh

Link to Gallery (if you have one, DA or elsewhere, or a thread on this forum):
deviantArt link, I havent updated on there in a long time though, more recent pony art on my Instagram :)

What are your specialities? (Only pony art, or anthro and/or people as well? Realistic or toony? Digital or traditional? Do you do animated GIFs or pixels? Anything else you can think of?)
The only thing out of the above I don't really do is animated GIFs and pixels^^' 


Brief Character Description (Hasbro/OC):
Shailatte is a yellow unicorn, with pink to blue gradient hair. She has a nose ring/septum piercing. Her eyes are also pink and baby blue, and her symbol is a takeaway mug and bubbles, also in pink and blue.

Character Reference Pic (a nice, clear reference, please! Links only - do not embed!):
Shailatte ref pic :lovey:

List three to six possible themes for your avatar. These can be motifs, colours, expressions/emotions, hobbies, objects, etc... pretty much anything!

1. cherry blossoms
2. drinking coffee
3. animal crossing
4. magical girl theme
5. berries
6. houseplants/indoor jungle

Anything you don't like?
Funko Pop figures ^^'

Any other info?
Like Tailrust, I might make a new/updated ref pic. in that case I'll just update the linked image ^_^ other than that, I don't think I have anything to add^^
now I'll go and plant some pansies is ACNH ;) :silly:
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2020, 11:14:28 AM »
other than that, I don't think I have anything to add^^

Hmmm a secret word maybe? :silly:
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2020, 11:51:16 AM »
haha oops! :silly: fixed ;)
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2020, 11:57:31 AM »
:bigups: Welcome to the swap!
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2020, 01:43:54 PM »
Omg this is an excellent idea! I’ve been itching to do some sort of art swap. I need to update my deviantart gallery (I’m so bad) and then I’ll post my sign up!
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 12:02:27 PM »
Anyone else interested? Sign-ups open until Thursday! :art:
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2020, 04:49:15 AM »
Ill join! ill get my form filled out tomorrow
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2020, 12:19:07 PM »
Finally got everything put together! I may have gotten distracted planting pansies in Animal Crossing. ;)

Arena username:
Minty_magic

Link to Gallery (if you have one, DA or elsewhere, or a thread on this forum):

https://www.deviantart.com/minty-magic

What are your specialities? (Only pony art, or anthro and/or people as well? Realistic or toony? Digital or traditional? Do you do animated GIFs or pixels? Anything else you can think of?)

I primarily specialize in pony art. Some of my art can be borderline anathrondepending on how I want them posed. My style is primarily toony and I can work in both digital and traditional mediums. :) I do not know how to do animated images at this time.

Brief Character Description (Hasbro/OC):
Sedona Dreams is my primary oc. She is an orange unicorn with fuzzy reddish brown hooves. And striped reddish brown/ and tan hair. As a character trait, she tends to have heavy/sleepy looking eyelids and bags under her eyes. Her eyelids can look “normal” depending on the expression! This is not a requirement or anything!

Character Reference Pic (a nice, clear reference, please! Links only - do not embed!):

https://www.deviantart.com/minty-magic/art/Pony-OCs-2019-791439069

List three to six possible themes for your avatar. These can be motifs, colours, expressions/emotions, hobbies, objects, etc... pretty much anything!

1. Retro (I am obsessed with mid century modern styles right now)
2. Summer
3. Music
4. Painting or sculpting
5. Desert or Cacti
6. Tropical

Anything you don't like?
Not a big fan of overly stylized chibis. Primarily styles like Funko pops and Disney Tsum Tsums bother me where it’s...all head and barely any body. :P

Any other info?
Not that I can think of!
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2020, 12:47:44 PM »
Finally got everything put together! I may have gotten distracted planting pansies in Animal Crossing. ;)

Fair enough ;) Welcome to the swap!

Ill join! ill get my form filled out tomorrow

Glad if you can join us!
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2020, 09:36:27 PM »
Hi all, the sign-ups are officially closed now but I'll accept True if I can get the form before I send out partners tomorrow. Thanks!

Looking forward to this :frolic:   
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Re: The Avatar Exchange 2020 - Round 1
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2020, 07:25:56 AM »
oops! A bunch of stuff came up during the day so I didnt have time to fill out the form before work, I can wait for the next round!
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