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Drawlloween 2020 - Info and Details (Esp for Newbies)

Posted by Aesir 1 year ago

 

My brain is in full Drawlloween mode rn so I'm gonna talk about the event a little bit to explain it for any newcomer.

This is Year 6 (!!!) so those of you who usually come are already well informed, but new fans are always coming!

Drawlloween is a month long festival of sorts I put on in October. Every single day, I do one full themed illustration from morning until night. While I do that draw, I put on horror movies all day that relate to the theme. I'll elaborate more on both these things.

The theme is based on a Calender released on the 1st of Sept (usually). These drawings are full illustrations (To the best of my ability, some days go harder or softer than others) and will SOMETIMES have free prey slots I raffle off in chat. Not always!! Pls understand.

The movies are all, for the most part, horror (some are more 'halloween' than 'horror'), which is a genre I am DEEPLY passionate about and why I go so hard on this event in the first place. These movies are hand picked by me, and sometimes close friends I trust. Rarely, when we're desperate, we'll pick movies blindly, which sometimes leads to finding charming new films, and sometimes winds up being so miserably bad it becomes a meme. I choose horror movies based on HOW FUN THEY ARE TO WATCH. I do not seek to make people feel bad or grossed out! These are not torture porn films or miserable nihilistic slugfests. If you are concerned about animal death, I assure you we have people in chat who's specific job it is to warn people before it happens, and then let you know when it's over. <3

I specify this because I cannot stress this enough: This festival is for FUN. I have had countless people tell me they used to be too scared to watch horror but that watching it with the chat has made the experience very enjoyable! Please don't shy away because of fear. :)

The only other detail I would like to add is we don't start IMMEDIATELY with the films. The first 20-40 mins or so of the stream will be watching fun little Drawlloween Prep vids from a youtube playlist. Here's a great example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh-THZMVf9U&feature=emb_logo

If you have a suggestion for a video you think would be fun and Halloween-y, please send them my way! We have 70+ vids but over 31 days you wind up with LOTS of repeats lol

Now for some nitty gritty. Last year I wound up with some health issues due to the work overload of Drawlloween combined with sitting so long for 31 days. This year I'll be working on precautions to prevent that, which might mean periods of AFK. I apologize.

Something else as well: Early in Sept, when the calender is released, I'll be having a Drawlloween Prep and Planning stream. While it's true I do all the artwork in one day, this stream is to make a list of appropriate films, discuss ideas for the day, and get rough ideas down.

All that being said, it's a huge event, lots of fun, very exhausting, but very worthwhile!

I sincerely hope to see a bunch of you, even if it's only for one day!!

The final thing...

I think I mentioned it before, but this year I'm planning a contest for September, the winner getting a special place in a day of their choice. I may have prizes for 2nd and 3rd as well depending how many entrants we get :) More info once we have the calender!
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Robotdocter

Posted by Robotdocter 1 year ago Report

this sounds fun, might be able to join for some of those streams this time :O horror movies are amazing, cant wait tos ee which ones you make pics based off of :o

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Tyslan03

Posted by Tyslan03 1 year ago Report

Woo! Drawlloween is coming! Best month of the year!

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Thatdude8

Posted by Thatdude8 1 year ago Report

I always love the special characters that are seemingly saved specifically for Drawlloween, like Harley! Cant wait to see all your fantastic work this year!

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ABrinson27

Posted by ABrinson27 1 year ago Report

Woot~! Dralloween~

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SherlokKiril

Posted by SherlokKiril 1 year ago Report

I can't believe it's THIS time of year already... holy shit I am excited ! I never was part of this event before !
I love horror genre too and I always was in love with creepy monsters, so I am sure it will be tons of fun ! And don't over-work yourself too

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Ome

Posted by Ome 1 year ago Report

Can't wait~

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MaskedSinner

Posted by MaskedSinner 1 year ago Report

Boy, it has already been this long, I feel like last drawlloween was just last week :'D. I will definetely tune in for some movies

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P1an3tv0re

Posted by P1an3tv0re 1 year ago Report

I love drawloween, cant wait to join in

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Badfurson

Posted by Badfurson 1 year ago Report

Sounds cool~ I could probably recommend a vid or two for that list.

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doinicwins

Posted by doinicwins 1 year ago Report

my third year in the festivities, exciting!

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Dogedude

Posted by Dogedude 1 year ago Report

This is why I love October.

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MrQuarantine

Posted by MrQuarantine 1 year ago Report

I always look forward to watching you work and chill with some Halloween flicks, can't wait.

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Bright

Posted by Bright 1 year ago Report

Remember to take breaks.

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Doku

Posted by Doku 1 year ago Report

Never have time to catch the stream but I love the work you do during the month. Looking forward to it. Definitely take care of yourself during.

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