Community Creations

Community Creations: August 2021

community-creations-logo

Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the August recap for Community Creations! August’s theme was Flight, so be sure to check out all the featured artists (not in any order)!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Maroon’s Blimp by happyclonetrooper

Wow, this work is stunning, right? The dramatic lighting, dynamic clouds, and wide camera angle make for an intriguing composition to say the least. But beyond that, just look at that cool blimp design! I love seeing a twist on the classic yellow blimp, familiar to any and all players. The alterations seen here make the ride much more interesting and personalized, especially with that clever Maroon Ring logo. Find her Instagram here and check out the blimp design up close.

Adventure Awaits by PegaKid

Adventure awaits!!! This work is filled with tons of joy and excitement, making me want to set off on my own adventure right away. The close up shot of this blimp makes the viewer wonder what lies beyond it and what the characters spot ahead. Plus, who wouldn’t want to travel with such an adorable cat by their side? Find her DeviantArt here.

Full-Power Betty Jetty by AdventurersNHunters

I’m loving this twist on Betty Jetty! Stepping away from her typical pink color scheme, it’s clear that this fully-powered version of her shouldn’t be underestimated. Betty Jetty is an iconic choice for our flight theme, and the green glowing effect really emphasizes her abilities. The skyline is a great addition to the composition and her billowing scarf adds a lot of movement to the scene. Find her DeviantArt here.

Poptober: Blimp by Gentle Dolphin

Uh, you doing ok there, guys? Originally made for the Poptober “Blimp” prompt, this work is excellent. Not only is it made with crisp colors and smooth line art, but it also tells a compelling story. The emotion expressed by the characters is hilarious and honestly pretty relatable for those with a fear of heights. Who really needs a compass to fly anyway… right? I love seeing Amelia in the spotlight, as well as the individually recognizable islands in the background. Find her DeviantArt here.

A New City by Dangerous Dragon

The prince was tired of living in the palace. He wanted to have a normal life. Do hard work. So in the yard of the palace there was a great hot air balloon, left by his great great grandfather. He was the first one to discover and rule Poptropica. Seeing an opportunity to leave as his father/king wasn’t home, he set out on the old hot air balloon.

Well, prince, you shouldn’t have done that. As he left around 4 in the evening, there were great winds. A storm approached. As it was an old balloon, it flew far, far away from the kingdom. He fainted.

He woke up later when the sun was setting. He looked below—It was nothing like his kingdom. It was a city, but he didn’t know what a city was. Still, he decided to land. He remembered the day he reached the city. He painted this artwork:

When the prince had landed that day, he had asked some people where the land of Poptropica was. They said that the kingdom was here before, but now it was a city. Now he works as a normal person in the city, keeping his secrets close to his heart. To this day, having learned about technology, he is still are astonished because if he was from the olden times, then how did he reach the future? Time travel?

THE END?

Oooh, quite the intriguing story, huh? Plus, the artwork really adds depth to the narrative. I’m already hooked and curious to see where this prince ends up. Though he obviously spends his time flying in a blimp during this short, I have a feeling the real meat of this tale lies in that new city. Who knows? Maybe he just got mixed up on Time Tangled Island? The theme of “flight” is just filled with so much potential for adventure, so I’d love to see this adventure continue! Find Dangerous Dragons often in the comments section.


Honorable Mentions

Wow guys, you really reached new heights this month! I’d say that all these submissions were pretty fly. But before I take off, let’s learn a little about next month’s theme…


September: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is September’s theme? September’s theme is…

Punk!

Any punk fans in the audience today? Cinderella’s transformation on Fairy Tale Island got me thinking that this would be a super fun theme for Community Creations. Fans are no strangers to punk edits of their favorite characters, afterall, and Cinder has quickly become a favorite.

If you’re a bit unfamiliar with what punk means, don’t worry, you’ll pick it up quite quickly! I’m talking black eye liner and black nail polish, I’m talking mohawks, choker necklaces, plaid pants, and rock music. Anything a bit edgy and alternative works, as long as it stays appropriate. Just take some inspiration from Cinder!

Maybe make some Cinder fan art, or redesign a Poptropica villain with a more punk aesthetic. Create your own in-game punk outfit, or even write a story about Cinder’s first poppin punk concert.

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Community Creations

Community Creations: July 2021

community-creations-logo

Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the July recap for Community Creations! July’s theme was Fancy (and the featured work is not in any particular order). Be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Fancy Poppies Couple by BrittScarlet

Now, this elegant couple is in perfect attire for the Poppies, wouldn’t you agree? BrittScarlet captions the image on Instagram with “Breaking News: Smart Sinker a infamous adventure was seen at the 2021 Poppies with Binary Bard rocking out in their fancy outfits,” which adds all the more story to the scene. I can easily imagine all the flashing lights of cameras and pop-arazzi at this blue carpet event! And to think, a hero and villain couple? Scandalous! I love the smooth coloring, line art, and, of course, the fancy outfits. Find her Instagram here.

Awards Show by Midnightoilstudios

Another carpeted event (this one more red than blue) is quite the fancy setting. But what really stands out here is the villain-inspired clothing! Original character “Aria” is sporting a Dr. Hare inspired look while “Sean” showcases a Black Widow themed getup. I love that sort of creative design work, and, I gotta say, I’m a bit jealous of that spider-web suit jacket. You think I could pull it off? Either way, this is a fantastically fancy scene and I love the glitter texture added in many elements. Find her DeviantArt here.

Most Likely to Succeed by Barefoot Knuckle

Here we may have another carpeted awards show, but the awards themselves are a bit different. CJ from Shrink Ray Island is featured in this scene receiving a trophy for an invention. It’s a bit of a step up from first place at the local science fair, huh? I love how even in this fancier-than-average setting, CJ’s personality still shines through in her expression. And Barefoot Knuckle even researched science trophies and formal hairstyles/dresses when crafting their composition! Excellent work was put into this creation and it shows. Find the artist frequently in the comment section.

Getting Ready for the Poppies by Golden Heart

Ooo la la! This gown easily caught my attention. The shimmering blue dress paired with those elegant gloves just screams fancy! Or, perhaps politely whispers it? Let’s be mannerly here, of course. Anyway, I asked for glitter and I sure got it in this piece. But I also have to commend the pose of the character, as the closed eyes and bent arms seem to elevate the grace of the design. Simple, put certainly poised and well executed! Find her frequently in the comment section and the PHC Discord.

Month of Fancy Short Story by Shy Scorpion

The party that makes history, at least that’s what the invitation said. You look at the castle in awe. How did you get an invite into a fairy-tale ball on Fairy Tale Island do you ask? This ball is being held to celebrate the one year anniversary of We-Didn’t-Get-Out-Happy-Endings-Sucked-Away, and since you defeated Rumplestiltskin (the guy responsible for almost taking away all the happy endings) they invited you. That’s why you are walking up the red carpeted stairs in your fanciest, sparkliest, most expensive outfit you could find.

Wow, the place looks… Well, fancy! Massive chandeliers, bejeweled vases, and everything is shiny, right down to the people. Floor length gowns with so many flounces and pressed suits with expensive looking bow ties. But while all these things are nice to look at, you are really hoping to see your friends.

You look around and finally are able to spot Snow White looking stunning in a purple ball gown and an exquisite bun and tiara. “Hi Snow, how are you doing?” you say as you run over. “Adventurer Kid, hi, I’m doing great.” Then you notice the man standing next to her. Ringmaster Raven!

KEEP READING HERE!

This story takes our suggestion of a Fairy Tale Island fanfiction and truly brings it to life. I always love seeing what you guys can do with written submissions. Revisiting these characters a year after the ending of the island is super fun, especially with the addition of other fan-favorite characters like Ringmaster Raven. Maybe we should listen to the fans about rewriting the ending to Fairy Tale Island after all… But anyway, it suits our fancy theme quite well. I can just imagine the sparkly dresses! Find Shy Scorpion frequently in the comments, and read another fanfiction of theirs here on the PHB.


Honorable Mentions

My, my, everyone was quite fancy this month, indeed! I applaud all your dapper designs and chic creations. And I hope that everyone enjoyed the Poppies as much as I did!


August: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is August’s theme? August’s theme is…

Flight!

With the arrival of the Baron’s airship on Home Island, the idea of flying (or piloting a huge airship) has been on my mind. The classic yellow blimp has been a trusted mode of transportation for all Poptropicans since the birth of Poptropica itself, so I’m sure you’re all familiar with it. But it isn’t the only mode of flight in-game, as we’ve seen!

Whether it be our blimp, or the Baron’s airship, or the hot air balloons, kites, planes, wings, and other devices that have been featured on different islands, or even… well, Balloon Boy himself! Flying is no strange feat in the world of Poptropica. So this month, I challenge you to use the power of flight in your creations. Perhaps design your own blimp or airship? Or write a story about the Baron piloting through the clouds? The sky is your limit! Literally!

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Community Creations

Community Creations: June 2021

community-creations-logo

Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the June recap for Community Creations! June’s theme was LGBTQ+ (and the featured work is not in any particular order). Be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Ace by Midnightoilstudios

Kicking things off with a theatrical Ringmaster Raven is perfect for pride month! The asexual community is largely underrepresented, so I love seeing it in the spotlight here. The gradient on the cape is beautiful and provides lots of movement in the scene. That dynamic pose paired with the bright background shapes makes for a really fun design! Find her DeviantArt here.

Beach Date by GEAR

So cute and wholesome! What more could you ask for? Dr. Hare and Dr. Beev are fan favorites, and it’s always fun to see them in more casual outfits. That beach setting is absolutely stunning and I love the positive energy of the scene! Lovely design that features the less dramatic side of pride. Find their Instagram here.

Rumpelstiltskin by pinklightningmc

Recognize this piece from our LGBT info post? It’s a fantastic addition to pride month. The bisexual flag gradients in the background, hair, eyelids, and earring are stunning. And the colors pair so well with the genderfluid flag in the shirt, tail, and ring! Not only is this a colorful masterpiece, but it also shows great personality. Fans have really embraced Rumpelstiltskin as a new Pop villain, and I love the punk aesthetic he brings to the table. And it just makes sense that a shapeshifter would be genderfluid, right? Find their Instagram here.

Gonna be Ace at Being an AroAce by Cool Star

Okay, you guys know by now that I am a sucker for puns. And that title? They aced it. I love the colors in this drawing and the use of painterly brushstrokes. Those rainbow kicks are so cool! I definitely picked them up in-game too. The inclusion of the “ace” playing card symbol is also a great addition, both in the flag and the flag post. And the stars really allow the Poptropican’s personality to shine through! Cool Star is pretty cool, huh? Chat with them on the PHC.

Pride Month by BrittScarlet

Another wonderfully colorful submission! Did you really think we could get through pride month without a ton of color? I love the bold gradient of the hair and eyelid. The colors’ soft transition contrasts the sharp rainbow of the background quite nicely. And the white dress makes the colors pop that much more! Who doesn’t love a drag queen, anyway? The design just screams pride. Find her Instagram here.


Honorable Mentions

I’m so proud of all your submissions this month! Even though Pride Month has come to an end, I hope that you will all continue to spread positivity and kindness. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and to love themselves for who they are. ❤️💛💚💙💜


July: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is July’s theme? July’s theme is…

FANCY!

As we enter the month of July, many of you may know that the Poppies will soon be upon us. The annual PHB event is a favorite within the Poptropica community. And you know what comes along with that event? Fancy outfits of course! I’m talking award-winning tuxes and gowns.

So, extending the celebration of the Poppies into Community Creations, let’s get even more fancy! Perhaps make a drawing of your favorite Poptropica royalty? Or give your favorite villains a fancy makeover via your painting skills? A scene of Black Widow amidst her fancy stolen paintings, or Captain Crawfish amidst lots of a fancy stolen treasure could do the trick too. Maybe write a fan-fiction of the Fairy Tale Island characters all attending a fancy ball? Or just submit your fanciest in-game outfit!

Whatever you come up with, I’m sure it will be great as long as it glitters, is made of the finest silk, or is in any way expensive looking. Just remember to keep those pinkies up when you’re drawing!

  • Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Community Creations

Community Creations: May 2021

community-creations-logo

Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the May recap for Community Creations! May’s theme was Robots (and the featured work is not in any particular order). Be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

RoBard by AJ Box

This fresh take on our beloved boy Binary Bard is certainly a unique one. The robotic elements incorporated with the space elements make for a really interesting design! And yet the patterns in the torso and legs still clearly demonstrate this character’s identity. I especially appreciate the inclusion of the different planets around his head. Overall, this is an excellently executed and creative submission that fully embraces the robot theme! Find their Instagram here.

Vanquish E.Vile by Fierce Flyer

Of course, we can’t talk about robots in Poptropica without bringing up E.Vile from Legendary Swords, right? I love the smooth coloring and composition of this work, as well as the backlit lighting. It contrasts this dramatic setting with the cool, calm, and collected look on Fierce Flyer’s face! There is also a wonderful contrast between striking red of the robot against the cool blues of the sky and FF’s outfit. There’s even a blimp in the background! Find him here on the PHB and on the PHC Discord.

Friday Night Domination by AdventurersNHunters

Any Friday Night Funkin’ fans in the comment section? If so, you’re gonna love this submission. In this round, Holmes challenges Dr. Holmes Langley, but he’s not the only robot to be seen in this composition. From Sprocket, to Quippy, to Merlin, and other Game Show characters, this scene is full of metallic miscreants and silver sidekicks. Way to knock this theme out of the park! Find her DeviantArt here and her Instagram here.

Quippy by BrittScarlet

Quippy looks so cute here! Though this may be a relatively simple design, I can’t get over just how adorable our little robotic friend appears. Just look at that happy face! That, paired with the smooth coloring and nicely placed shine details, pulls it all together. Anyone else kinda wanna see more Quippy fan art now? Find her Instagram here.

Legendary Sword Fight by Invisible Ring

Right away, this video submission stands out. Not only is it a super creative format but you can also easily see how much effort went into its production. From handmade costumes and props to the prepared scripts and acting, you have to admire the work put in here! It was made during the Dimension Bros Poptropica Month event and certainly stands up today. What an epic Legendary Swords battle! Find her YouTube channel here.


Honorable Mentions

Excellent submissions all around this month! It’s almost like you all were programmed for artistic genius. And as a proud member of the Nanobots tribe, I have to say that this theme was super fun.


June: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is June’s theme? June’s theme is…

LGBTQ+!

June is Pride Month, which makes this the perfect time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ members of our community as well as themes in Poptropica! In past years, we’ve celebrated with Monochromatic and Pride art themes, and the PHB has even hosted Pride parties. This year, we’re also honoring the occasion with a Pride design on the PHB!

Pride is something that we constantly have to work towards and embrace, so why not celebrate it yet again? The PHB hopes that everyone can feel welcome in our community, even if that takes a bit of patience and understanding.

Though Poptropica hasn’t been known to include openly queer characters in their islands, fans do not shy away from their own headcanons, theories, and original characters. So whether you are in the LGBTQ+ community or simply an ally, anyone can still participate this month! Perhaps HfEvra’s guest post on minority representation in Poptropica could help inspire you. And on that note, I hope you guys can remain positive and be proud of what you create this month!

  • Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Community Creations

Community Creations: April 2021

community-creations-logo

Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the April recap for Community Creations! April’s theme was Bugs (and the featured work is not in any particular order). Be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Computer Bugs Are Different From Regular Bugs by Noisy Snowball

Alright guys, you know I’m a sucker for a good pun. And this pun is right on the nose! Er, perhaps I should say “antennae” in this case? Anyway, I love the humor in this submission. What would you do if you were shrunk to the size of an insect?!? The variety of the bugs here is quite dynamic and the frustrated expression of the Poptropican really sells the joke. And given the recent “buggy” comparisons we’ve been able to make with Mocktropica recently, the theme is certainly apropos. Find the artist in the comments and on Discord!

Anansi by Sporty Boa

Not only does this submission relate well to our bugs theme, but it is also quite appropriate for the recent debut of Fairy Tale Island. This folktale trickster and god of stories is from the the Ashanti tradition in Africa and is most commonly depicted as a spider. I love how unique and representational this tale is, as well as the personality put into the design. The colors are playful and thematic, and seem to work really well with a Poptropican style! Find the artist here on the PHB and on Discord. Be sure to check out the Fairy Tale Island contest winners too for more cool art!

Poptropica Bugs by 12345rose18

Aw, cute! Who said bugs had to be creepy crawlies? The adaptation of the bee and ladybug into Poptropica costumes is perfectly executed. I can really see these as being available in the store! More than that, I appreciate the combination of traditional and digital art that the artist chose to incorporate. The colors are great and the design really stood out to me. Find their DeviantArt here.

Ain’t it Buggy by Silver Horse

Alright, let’s get into a costume submission now! Obviously this outfit screams BUG! Yikes! Don’t worry, I’m sure your room is mostly bug free at the moment… hopefully. Ahem, anyway, I love the combination of items used in this design. Though the Virus Hunter body may be an obvious choice, its pairing with the yellow eyes, green skin, antennae, and lack of mouth really sell it. You’re making my skin crawl over here! Find the artist in the comments and on Discord.

Binary Bard & Butterfly by icecream

You butter believe this submission should be featured! The smooth line-art and coloring really caught my eye here. I love the gentleness of the scene and the expression on Binary Bard’s face. And who doesn’t love an alliterative title? The delicate butterfly makes this a more subtle fit in our theme, but still a perfect one. Well executed! Find the artist in the comments and on Discord.


Honorable Mentions


Bah humbug! Time sure flies, but we’re unfortunately nearing the end of our post. Can you bee-lieve how great those submissions were? I think the Nightcrawlers would be proud. Hope all my puns didn’t bug you too much. 😉

May: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is May’s theme? May’s theme is…

Robots!

In today’s modern age, we are no longer strangers to rapidly growing technology. And in the world of Poptropica, robots are similarly no strange occurrence. Plus, if we’re being honest, robots are simply… cool! So perhaps robots (the more fun side of technology) make an appropriate theme when considering that many of us are wrapping up online school pretty soon (the more boring side of technology, at times).

Whether it be those hosting contests on Game Show Island, or Sprocket flying on Steamworks, or the mechanical Merlin from Astro-Knights, or… well, you get the point… they’re everywhere in Poptropica! Even Quippy has become a memorable Poptropica bot. So, let’s get to creating some robots of your own this month!

Go Go Robot: Just some of the ideas that would eventually become the Steam Robot costume in the Poptropica Store.
  • Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD