This year, Emote Secret Santa was hosted by `Synfull and =BlissfullySarcastic, who were lovely enough to allow me a special extension so I could still participate in ESS despite being away until the 18th of December - once I'd sworn on my book collection that I'd get it done in time
In the draw, I was assigned `SparklyDest whose keywords were her OCs, sparkles, pumpkins and spooky, with the added note that she'd be happy with an avatar.
I'll admit, I approached it with some trepidation considering I hadn't pixelled in over 4 months. Considering how busy I was before I left, it's probably been closer to 6 since I actually sat down and seriously pixelled anything, so this... started badly I think I shaded the pumpkin about 6 times because the first 5 were absolutely shocking, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out in the end.
This is probably now the piece in my gallery I'm actually most proud of. I think the break in pixelling has probably actually made me better because I have to think about how to do things again, I can't autopilot them anymore Either way, I'm hoping that I can continue to keep up this level of work, because if I can be as proud of every piece I produce from now on as I am of this one, I shall be a very, very happy Kyra
This is absolutely amazeballs. I love how you included a spooky pumpkin into a winter scene....with sparklystars, no less! This is waaaay more than I expected, and I love it to bits and pieces. Thank you so much for putting so much time into it, it is so completely awesome.
I'm just glad you liked it And you're so very welcome. Thank you for providing such an interesting and different set of keywords for a Secret Santa It really challenged me to do something different from my usual style and I'm so glad it did
Sorry it took me so long to reply - I've been kinda AFK since I went back to work