Community Creations: February 2019

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the February recap for Community Creations! February’s theme was pets 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

His Universe by pinklasgne

pinklasgne - His Universe

This amazing redesign plays around with colors and blending in a super interesting way! Binary Bard’s “pets” show a unique interpretation of this month’s theme and I am all for it. The sketchy but detailed style heavily focuses on realistic, yet slightly fantastical elements for one eye-catching piece. Stunning composition and color! Find his DeviantArt here.

Ziggy and Fearless Popper by criaha

Criaha - Ziggy and FP

Precious! This piece is simple but super heartfelt. The cute theme perfectly shows the love between FP and her new feline friend, even showing a bit of movement in the otherwise straightforward pose. Plus, I love how the cat emphasizes the lack of a neck that the Poptropican has. Love it! Find her DeviantArt here.

Black Widow and Her Spider by Quick Fang

Quick Fang - Black Widow and Her Spider

How cute! It’s always fun to showcase the softer sides of villains, and this drawing does just that. Even a cold-blooded thief can love a pet with all her heart, right? A spider is definitely an appropriate companion for our infamous artist. Adorable! Find Quick Fang in the comments section.

Pets Dance Party by Poptropica Girl

Poptropica Girl - Pets Dance Party

Haha, cute! View the entire dance party animation here. Though simple movements, the use of animation in this submission is a creative, fun idea. I like the diversity of pets that was showcased and the humor is perfectly cheery. The bright colors portray a very happy, energetic mood! Nice! Find Poptropica Girl in the comments section.

My Pets in Poptropica by Howlarmoon

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Interesting! View Howlarmoon’s entire pet collection here. This series of new pets is full of creativity, leaving us to question what other pets we will get to see in Poptropica’s future. The fun facts make each pet a little more personal, and they definitely add humor to the set of submissions. Very cute! Find Howlarmoon in the comments section.


Honorable Mentions


March: 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 March’s theme? March’s theme is…

GAMING!

Poptropica is, of course, a video game, but has it been straying from its roots lately? In a recent post comparing our beloved game to Mocktropica, Slanted Fish explains how Poptropica has seemingly been more focused on aesthetic updates recently rather then feeding us what we’re all here for: stories. Poptropica’s gameplay is largely based on storytelling and quests, of which have been honestly lacking. Sooo, let’s return to those roots!

We all love Poptropica, but many fans aren’t strangers to other games as well! Whether that be MMOs, big-name story games, arcade games, boardgames, you name it… there are games out there for everyone. And yes, battle royals have recently taken the internet by storm, huh? So that leaves you with tons of options! Maybe create costumes in Poptropica for your favorite characters from other franchises? Or draw some sort of crossover between Poptropica and another game? Oh! Maybe write a story that drops your Poptropican in the middle of another virtual universe! I know that you guys can come up with some crazy ideas.

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  • Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as 3 honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to the theme.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will always be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. Bonus points if you make a compelling description for your piece! 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

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Community Creations: December 2018

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the December recap for Community Creations! December’s theme was celebrations 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

IT’S CHRISTMAS! by BlazingAngel123

BlazingAngel123 - It's Christmas!

This hilarious redraw brings some humor to the holiday season, no matter what Grinch is in your life. The scene is simple, but the amazing coloring and lineart brings great emotion to the piece! Little details make the air look appropriately chilly and despite what holiday you may celebrate, these OCs perfectly represent the chaos than family adds to any holiday. Brilliant redraw! Find her DeviantArt here.

Cozy Warm Night by ArtisticAsianBunny

ArtisticAsianBunny - Cozy Warm Night

Contrasting our first piece, this drawing really brings out the warmth in the holiday season. With minimal lineart, the colors and lighting act as the foundation of the scene, with the fireplace adding dramatic shadows. The composition perfectly reflects its title: cozy! And if the talent shown in this piece wasn’t enough, the easter eggs hidden around the room puts adds that final cherry on top. What’s your favorite reference? Can you find them all? Find her DeviantArt here.

Happy Holidays by ray-of-flight

ray-of-flight - Happy Holidays

Super cute!!! The minimal shading adds depth to an otherwise simple drawing, and the design is just perfect for the holiday season. I mean, who doesn’t love a grumpy Zeus-Santa? And Binary Bard surprisingly makes red and green… pop! The cartoon-ish emotion is charming and the coloring and lineart looks super soft! Find his DeviantArt here.

HAPPY NEW YEAR by CraftyPoptropican

CraftyPoptropican - HAPPY NEW YEAR

Continuing our celebratory theme, this piece showcases the colorful nature of the holidays! The dynamic fireworks and fluid posing brings life to the scene and perfectly emphasizes the party! The colors are bright and unique, showing the intensity of a romantic New Years tradition. Stunning work!!! Find his DeviantArt here.

Happy 2019! by ckrocks12345

ckrocks12345 - Happy 2019

Another unique piece! I’ve always been fond of pixel art, so this drawing is a great one to kick off the new year. The scene is simple, but certainly cool and colorful. It focuses on messing around with art and having fun, exploring and growing your talent. Anyone have any art related resolutions for the new year? Find his DeviantArt here.


Honorable Mentions

No honorable mentions this month, but that’s alright! Submissions were spectacular as always, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for January!


January: 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 January’s theme? January’s theme is…

Magic!

New Years is a magical time for a lot of people, as well as a chance to start fresh and work towards new goals. Meanwhile, fictional worlds like Poptropica bring similar magic to a wide variety of players! From the simple wonders of fortune cookies to the grand impressions of Disney World, magic is something that everyone loves to behold. So… it’s an appropriate theme to kick off the new year!

Well, what can you submit exactly then? With this broad theme, the only limit is your imagination! Draw a scene from one of the most magical islands! Create costumes for beautiful fairies or other magical creatures! Write a mystical Pop fan-fiction filled with spellbinding twists and turns! The magic is up to you…

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  • Submitting: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as 3 honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to the theme.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will always be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. Bonus points if you make a compelling description for your piece! 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: August 2018

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the August recap for Community Creations! August’s theme was science 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

The Archaeologists by BeanSkelly

BeanSkelly- The Archeologists

This piece is stunning! The perspective of the scene is really well made, making the room feel practically real. The lighting is breath-taking as well, especially when it comes to the detail on the glass cases. The texture is wonderful throughout the background, going together well with the warm tones used. Finally, even though the room itself seems to have the most thought and detail, the characters fit in perfectly. Amazing job! Find his DeviantArt here.

Balloon.Experiment Girl by POP-whitewolf

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A bit of an older drawing, but nonetheless great! While this is a totally unique submission, it still perfectly fits our theme and shows off a recognizable minor character. Shrink Ray Island science fair anyone? I love seeing fun background characters in the spotlight! The movement, however little, is depicted well and gives the character some lively energy. Additionally, the coloring is super soft and I love that you can see the brush strokes in this style. Fantastic! Find her DeviantArt here.

Villainous Visages Doctor Hare by Kennerium

Kennerium - Villainous Visages Doctor Hare

Oooooh! While this drawing is relatively simple, it still demonstrates skill. The color choices work extremely well with one another and even the simple geometric shapes in the background help to add interest. The emotion in Dr. Hare is super cute and I love the shading and coloring! Even the line quality is wonderfully smooth, giving this a nice, graphic look. Dr. Hare should be proud! Find his DeviantArt here.

Invader Zim AU – Ghost and Invader Hare by epiphxny

epiphxny - IZ AU Ghost and Invader Hare

Wow! Despite featuring Dr. Hare, a common choice for the “science” theme, this piece is absolutely unique! I may be a bit biased, as I am a big Invader Zim fan, but this crossover AU is certainly interesting. Dr. Hare could definitely pull off a Zim role, which really takes our theme to a new level! You can tell some thought went into these designs, especially considering the plot of this AU that the artist came up with. Not only is the coloring and lineart smooth and professional, but there is even a sequel to this piece, featuring Mordred! I’m digging the simple but cool background, as well as the characters’ poses. Find his DeviantArt here.

Science with Dr. Hare (Poptropica Descendants OC Short #11) by SuperGrape1

Dr. Hare: Greetings, I’m Dr. Hare, and today I will show you how to, do some science! *He smiles with excitement as he glances at the audience*.Harry Hare: Hey Daddy, can I help? *He asks Dr. Hare this sweetly as he gives him the puppy dog eyes*.
Dr. Hare: Of course, my son. *He smiles happily as he pats Harry on the head while he glances at him*.
Harry Hare:Yippee! *He jumps up and down with excitement as he glances at his father*.
Dr. Hare: Alright, now my son, we’re going to start by making the mind control serum first. *He smiles evilly as he glances at his son*.
Harry Hare: Yay! *He smiles with excitement as he glances at his father*.
Dr. Hare: Now, my son, be a dear, and get the formulas we need, they should be at my desk somewhere. *He smiles as he glances at his son*.
Harry Hare: Alright, daddy! *He searches the desk, and he finds the formulas* Here you go Daddy! *He hands him the formulas*.
Dr. Hare: Thank you, son, now watch as I put the chemicals into beakers! *He pours the chemicals into beakers and he mixes them together*.
Harry Hare: Yay, you can do it daddy! *He jumps up and down with excitement*.
Dr. Hare: It’s time to put the next formula into the destillator! *He puts the chemicals into a machine*.
Harry Hare: Yay, science! *He dances around in excitement*.
Dr. Hare: *He takes the new chemical out of the machine* Now to put the next formula into the bioreactor! *He puts the next ingredient into the bioreactor*.
Harry Hare: Yay, this is so exciting! *He hops up and down with excitement*.

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Even though this piece also features Dr. Hare, it still has another unique twist! I love seeing literature submissions, as they’re generally less common. In the author’s “Poptropica Descendants OC shorts,” many Poptropica characters are re-imagined with children, and it’s cool to see how the parents’ personalities reflect in them! Additionally, the layout of text stands out among others, considering it’s dialogue based format. Way to be creative and different with this storytelling! Find her DeviantArt here.


Honorable Mentions

Creative submissions once again! We have a lot of Dr. Hare fans out there. 🙂


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, Worlds houses, 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…

MUSIC!

This theme may not directly relate to September, but I for one certainly use my earbuds to listen to music more often when school starts. Anybody with me? Anyway, no matter what genre of music you like, everyone has been caught loudly singing (off-key) in the shower at once point or another. So it’s a theme we can all find something we like in! Besides the obvious Poptropica elements of course.

So what are your options? Well, like always, they’re pretty limitless! Write your own Poptropica song or rap, recreate your favorite album cover with Poptropica characters, make costumes for your favorite artists, remix some of Poptropica’s classic background musicetc. These are just a few of the many things you could create. And hey, maybe I’ll discover a new bop to add to my phone thanks to your submissions?

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  • Submitting: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as 3 honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to the theme.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will always be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. Bonus points if you make a compelling description for your piece! 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: April 2018

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the April recap for Community Creations! April’s theme was humor 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

Ex Super Villains Doing not so Super Things by CrazyPaintbrush

CrazyPaintbrush - Ex Super Villains Doing Not So Super Things

This is super cute! I snickered a bit when I saw this, because it’s really funny to imagine all these big bad villains doing… well, “not so super things.” From the detail in Copy Cat’s book (How to Survive Roommates)  to the cool outfit changes, this piece was very thoughtful! If I had flying powers, I think I would use it a good 90% of the time to avoid traffic. Totally cool and funny! Find her DeviantArt here.

Poptropica Jokes by Creeper Queen

  1. It doesn’t make sense that Mordred (from Astro Knights) goes by his other alias, I personally think he’s non-BINARY.
  2. Does anyone know if Mordred is good with trading? He seems like he’d be good at BARD-er.
  3. What did Poseidon say to Hades (Mythology Island) after he saw pomegranates for the first time? “HADES look pretty neat!”
  4. You know how there are 5 episodes in Survival Island? Wouldn’t that make it Sur-FIVE-al Island?
  5. You know how Tessa Turncoat double-crossed the player? It was a true PoptropiCON in Poptropicon Island!
  6. After Mr. Silva tried to steal CJ’s invention, she needed to see a SHRINK for advice on what to do to prevent it from happening again!
  7. The Great Booga Shark never tells shark lies. He only tells the shark TOOTH.
  8. In my opinion, Red Dragon Island didn’t dragON for too long!
  9. Why did Salerno (Lunar Colony) jump into the portal in the end? She coloNEEDED to see that aliens were real!
  10. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island, what did Willy Wonka say to Charlie after Violet blew up with juice? “Did JUICY how big she got?!”
  11. What animation company created Shrek in the Poptropica world STEAMWORKS animation!

Welp, I told you guys I was a sucker for puns! A bunch of these are pretty darn creative and certainly made me smile. I have to say that I’m impressed by how everything related back to an island so well. Plus, a unique written submission is always refreshing! What’s next, some Poptropica dad jokes? Find the jokes on her DeviantArt here.

Another Wild Adventure by ANNE14TCO and BlazingAngel123

ANNE14TCO and BlazingAngel 123 - Another Wild Adventure

Wow, we haven’t seen many collabs in this series! The combination of talent makes for one amazing piece. The shading, coloring detail, etc. rocks, but the facial expressions are what really made me laugh! I think most people can easily see their own Poptropican in this situation. Plus, it’s super cool to see a screenshot sort of style! The movement depicted is great, so it really feels like a photo was taken of the chaos. Find Anne’s DeviantArt here and BlazingAngel’s DeviantArt here. The former mainly did the coloring and the latter mainly did the lineart!

World’s Craziest Food Fight by Red Tomato

Red Tomato - World's Craziest Food Fight

A photo booth entry is always a nice change of pace! And this one is no exception. With all the chaos in this picture, it’s pretty goofy. I especially like how Red Tomato looks so calm in the foreground while everyone else is practically battling to the death! Have any of you had a food fight in school? Find Red Tomato often in the comments section.

 i bet yall werent expecting THIS by Napstachill

Napstachill - i bet yall werent expecting THIS

I… will never be able to get over this drawing. I always knew Zeus was the god of thunder but I never knew he had thunder thighs too! Look at his smug face! It’s hilarious and like the title implies… unexpected. Though the drawing is a bit dated by now, I think it holds up to the test of time. It’s pretty simple, but well made nonetheless. Find their DeviantArt here.


Honorable Mentions

Not a whole lot of entries this month, but still good ones regardless. Keep showing us your amazing talent guys!


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-fic, realms, 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…

Heroes!

I’m sure most of you have been freaking out about Marvel’s Infinity War lately, so what better theme than heroes? Even if you aren’t on the superhero hype train, Poptropica has it’s own set of otherworldly protectors. From Super Power Island itself to PoptropiCon, caped Poptropicans are hard to miss!

So, what sort of stuff can you make? You could write up a Poptropica comic, starring your own Poptropican as the hero! Or, create Poptropica costumes for your favorite Marvel, DC, and other characters. Even draw some of your favorite PoptropiCon inspired battles perhaps! The list goes on, so have fun with it!

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  • Submitting: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as 3 honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to the theme.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will always be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. Bonus points if you make a compelling description for your piece! 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: October 2017

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

WARNING: Though none of the featured work has excess gore, some may be a little too creepy or intense for some viewers! It is Halloween, so read this post if you dare!

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

Top 5 Picks

Hocus Pocus AU by MissEligon

MissEligon - Hocus Pocus AU

Hocus Pocus anyone? If you don’t know, it’s a classic Disney Channel Halloween movie (that brings back lots of childhood memories for me) and in this piece, the Sanderson sisters are replaced with our favorite Poptropica brothers. Specifically, it’s a recreation of this scene. This drawing is totally hilarious and well executed! Every time I look at it again, I laugh at a different facial expression. Well done for making me want to go binge watch old, spooky Disney shows! Find her DeviantArt here.

Trick or Treat by Dreamer2127 AKA Cinnabunny

Dreamer2127 - Trick or Treat

A cute little drawing of some of our favorite villains as kids going trick-or-treating! Dr. Hare as a rabbit of course, Binary Bard in his usual jester outfit, and Ringmaster Raven obviously as a bird boy. They aren’t exactly in costumes, but they are adorable either way! I’m so proud of lil’ Raven. Anyway, super cute! Find her DeviantArt here.

The Monsters Within by ANNE14TCO

ANNE14TCO - The Monsters Within

Okay, this is super creepy but super cool. This piece, while not super gory or anything, gives me chills. Totally appropriate for Halloween, but totally dark. It clearly shows how our Poptropicans not only face real villains, but the villains inside themselves as well. The lighting is extremely eerie, setting a perfect mood. Plus, the animation makes this drawing completely unique when compared to other submissions! Very well made. Find her DeviantArt here.

Happy Halloween by IceSquared

IceSquared - Happy Halloween

Simple but cool! Everyone should love a good Count Bram drawing, right? Since he is a vampire, he is a perfect subject for this spooky season. The lines are smooth and the effects that were used are pretty neat! The addition of texture and lighting in the background really gave the drawing a cherry on top. Definitely a great Halloween card. Find his DeviantArt here.

Halloween Photo by Green Cheetah

Green Cheetah - Halloween Photo

I see this loophole to include your Poptropican’s costume! But all jokes aside, this is pretty cool and simple! The graveyard background makes for a spooky setting and Green Cheetah looks like she’s ready to go trick-or-treating! Love the color scheme of the costume and I love how that owl just doesn’t care that there’s a ghost right in front of it. Plus, it’s refreshing to have a photobooth submission instead of a drawing! Just goes to show you that you can submit almost anything. Green Cheetah is frequently on Discord, so go friend her!


Honorable Mentions

All of the submissions were super spooky and as someone who is obsessed with Halloween, I loved everything you guys made! From art that was so creepy I had to check under my bed one more time at 3 a.m., to ones that made me go “AWWWW” for a solid minute, you all really got into the spirit of the holiday! 😀

There was a bit of confusion though: We said no submitting costumes, since our annual costume contest accepts those, and CC didn’t want to steal the spotlight. However, drawings that happen to include your Poptropican all dressed up were fine! Sorry about that misunderstanding!


November: 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-fic, realms, 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 November’s theme? November’s theme is…

Heartwarming!

For people in the US, November immediately means Thanksgiving. But that’s not the case worldwide! Still, there are other holidays that serve similar purposes and teach similar lessons. Thanksgiving is best known as a time to show what you’re thankful for, get together with family and/or friends, and basically eat yourself into a food coma. Contradicting Halloween, many holidays across the world this time of year focus on loved ones and positivity, so that’s what we’ll do this month too!

Whatever you make, just make it sweet and happy! Lots of things these days make people sad, so why not spread some cheer instead? Draw your Poptropican with all of your friends in the Pop community, make Poptropica outfits that match the people in your IRL family, write a story about a cool adventure with a happy ending… the list goes on! All you gotta do is make me smile. 😀

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  • Submitting: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as 3 honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to the theme.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will always be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. Bonus points if you make a compelling description for your piece! 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: August 2017

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the August recap for Community Creations! This month’s theme was fashion 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

She’s Chillin by Napstachill

napstachill - shes chillin

Black Widow is obviously a fan favorite and this modern outfit makes her look even more fabulous! The simple background and sketchy style highlight the importance in the clothes and lighting and not the tiny details. The red really pops, which makes this outfit perfect for everyone’s favorite spider! Naps captured leisure and relaxed movement/emotion very well. Find their DeviantArt here.

Count Bram Portrait by SmileyFaceOrg

SmileyFaceOrg - Count Bram Portrait With Hands

Now this is a drawing style you don’t see very often in the Poptropica community! The wild brushstrokes and impressive use of different colors give off a traditional painting feeling. The proportions and camera angle give Bram a grand, dramatic appearance. He looks totally dapper in that tux too! Find her DeviantArt here.

Ready for Adventure by TigerLily1505

TigerLily1505 - Ready for Adventure

This is super cute, right??? Fashion doesn’t always have to be elegant and expensive to be appealing. Clothes can be stylish and functional! And just like many of our Poptropicans, Friendly Whale here is looking great while being ready to explore new islands. The pastel color scheme is super soft and pleasant to look at. Plus, the extra details in the backpack, earrings, and pants really bring out the character’s personality! Find her DeviantArt here.

Nabooti by LilPoptrystalTemp

LilPoptrystalTemp - Nabooti

One of the best things about Potpropica is that it’s many islands seem to take us all over the world in our adventures! This specific outfit is based off Nabooti Island, which has our Poptropicans fly all over Africa. Not only is this outfit inspired by the quest, but it is also inspired by a play that the artist was in, based off the African fairy-tale “The New Year Drum.” This simple drawing shows a super cool outfit and proves how we can learn about so many different cultures in our travels! This piece was for TechnoBunny16‘s Island Challenge too. Find her DeviantArt here.

Doodle Dump: Fashion by Criaha

Criaha - Doodle Dump Fashion

Another super cute drawing! Even though these are just doodles, you can tell that lots of detail and thought was put into each design. The diverse cast of canon characters as well as original ones is shown in a wide range of cool, stylish, modern outfits. The emphasis is definitely on the clothes, but there is still a touch of shading to really make those clothes stand out. Each costume goes with a totally different personality and brings the characters to life! Is it wrong that I super duper want to wear what Daphne Dreadnaught is wearing??? Find her DeviantArt here.

Honorable Mentions

There were so many super cool outfits to look at this month! It’s always a tough choice to only pick a few features. From long, princess-like dresses, to baggy sweaters… who knew our community was so stylish?

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-fic, realms, 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…

School!

I know, I know… not something a ton of people love. But, a lot of people have recently been heading back to class, so it’s an appropriate theme! Write about your Poptropican’s experience at the science fair on Shrink Ray Island, draw your OC asleep at their desk, put together an outfit for Dr. Hare if he were in high school, you name it!

Lots of people in the Poptropica community are kids, so the troubles of school is something we can all easily relate to. As for me, I’m already struggling through my first semester… But anyway, there are lots of things that you could fit into this theme, so get creative!

poptropica in class

  • Submitting: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as 3 honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to the theme.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will always be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. Bonus points if you make a compelling description for your piece! 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: July 2017

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the July recap for Community Creations! This month’s theme was literature 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

Note that some featured stories, while none are NSFW, can contain intense descriptions that may not be suited for everyone. Sorry DRTI fans, but that fanfic has a mature warning for a reason.

Hidden by LillySparkle$

When you wake up, bright and early in the morning, when the promising rays of sun poke through the blinds and into your room, you forget. You forget your not living in a normal home, or that your life could end at any moment. You forget that bombs or weapons could plummet down from such a peaceful sky, ripping you away from those you love. You forget you will never see  your friends, you neighbors, your cousins, even that kid who picked on you in class, ever again. You forget the constant throb in your chest and throat and the flips your heart does too often when you hear a tiny noise. You forget you are living in a war. As  I wake up, I allow myself to absorb the reality- to take in the fact that this is not an ordinary day and that I don’t have to trudge myself over to school. School. I surprisingly miss that demented place- that place where I was a straight D and F student and nothing but disappointment. My thoughts are slowly killing me, so I force myself out of bed. A quick scan of the ripped up hotel room and I already can tell that my parents and the Pietermans were already out on the island. I grab the opportunity to take a shower, turning on the cold water. It was rare every one was out of the room so early. My parents moved to the Amity a month and 2 weeks and 6 days after the the first bombing started so they could help victims  in the hospital. Amity Island is currently the “safest place in the world” and yet it is anything but safe… READ MORE

The word choice and descriptions are totally immersive and paint a detailed picture. Not much is known about this fictional world yet, nor its characters or its relation to Poptropica, but it truly is off to a great start. A few grammar errors, but everything that Lilly wrote makes me want to read more! Find her blog here.

Keeper of Chaos by NineTenOnetyOne

Zeus’s glowing face turned pale as his breath hitched in his throat. The gaze he gave her remained unbroken, and he stared at her for what seemed like an eternity. As much as he tried to deny it, she was there, at the foot of his brilliant golden throne, staring him square in the face after lifting her eyelids, revealing those horrible, beady red eyes.

The gold rays of the heavenly light heavily shone off of the bronze armor plates that capped her shoulders, each pointed off with one aciculate spike. It was as if Zeus was looking at Apollo’s crown, and even he could barely keep his eyes open at the intensity. A strap crossed the goddess’s chest and down to her waist, acting as a holster to his brother’s trident upon her back. There was plain evidence that his other brother contributed to her aid, as his crown sat comfortably upon the mop of her electric blue hair.

Zeus could sense hands trembling on the solid gold coated arm rests of his throne. He clutched the ends of them to the point where they could be crushed from his mighty grip.

To imagine that a god as powerful as Zeus- the KING of gods, if you will- could be frightened of another entity was truly mind-boggling. Zeus was a god; superior to any living, breathing mortals. Who would cause the almighty god of thunder this much of a threat?

Delighted at his fearful reaction, her wide, mocking grin flash across her black lips, then parted to speak the words:

“Did you miss me?” she asked, her voice bringing back such horrible, vivid memories from the past.

Geraki… READ MORE

This story too has amazing word choice and description. NineTenOnetyOne doesn’t miss a beat, throwing the reader right in the middle of a tense situation. It brings back a fan favorite Poptropican, Zeus, and is a great tale for those interested in Mythology. Each sentence left me on the edge of my seat. And this is just chapter one! Fine her DeviantArt here.

Raven… claw by ArtisticAsianBunny

ArtisticAsianBunny - Ravenclaw

Okay guys, I’ll admit it… I’m a sucker for puns and this is adorable. I couldn’t not feature it. Proving that visual art can fit into the “literature” theme, ArtisticAsianBunny references Harry Potter (as I’m sure most of you can tell) by connecting the Ravenclaw house to our beloved Ringmaster Raven. How did we not see this earlier? I feel like he is an underappreciated character and this simple, but magical blue color palette does him justice. Find her DeviantArt here.

Of Darkness and Shadows by SuperGrape1

Our story begins in a college building on Mocktropica Island where a science teacher can be seen trying to give his class a lecture about neutrons and atoms, but they are too busy playing Mega Fighting Bots to pay him any attention. The science teacher just sighed as he sat down putting down his lesson plan suddenly to the teacher’s surprise a black looking smoke was coming out from his hands and he was freaked out by this. However, the black smoke soon stops coming from his hands and the teacher looks confused as to what just happened. Suddenly, a young lady walks up to him saying “hey brother, what are you doing?” the young lady asks the science teacher. “Sadly nothing, what do you need?” The science teacher asks the young lady revealing that she is his sister.

“I got an invitation to go to an island called Fantasy Island, and I think we should go, what do you think?” His sister asks with glee. “I don’t know Lidia, I’m a science teacher, and I have tons of paper work to do, and I don’t know if the principal will let me take the rest of the week off” The science teacher replied revealing that the lady’s name is Lidia. “I think that I can convince him to let you take the rest of the week off, besides you have been working very hard brother” Lidia says to the teacher smiling. The teacher just smiles as he says, “Yes, I know, but it’s just to keep Mathew in school, things have been hard for him since” The teacher says before he starts to tear up.  “I know Xavier, I know, but you could use a break, and I’ll have someone look after Mathew, alright?” Lidia said revealing that the science teacher’s name is Xavier, and Xavier just smiles as he hugs his sister Lidia.

“Thanks, sister, you’re the best you know” Xavier asks Lidia smiling.  “I know, and I’ll go talk to the principal, so I’ll be right back” Lidia said smiling, and with that Lidia walks off to go talk to the principal. Xavier suddenly clutches his head as a dark voice in his head begins to speak to him in his mind saying, “Embrace your destiny” The dark voice said coming from inside his head. Suddenly what appears to be flames of black fire circles around him trapping him and the room goes dark around him. “What’s going on?” Xavier asks starting to freak out, and panicking confused as to what, is going on around him… READ MORE

Not as much description as the others, but the plot can really pull you in. Lots of questions are left unanswered thus far in the story and curiosity can really hook a reader. There’s a lot of potential in how the fanfic can go and how it fits into the world of Poptropica, but a bunch of possibilities are already thrown in and this is just chapter one! SuperGrape allows the reader’s mind to imagine anything and everything. This story was even nominated for a Poppie! Find her DeviantArt here.

The Illiad by DanaKelly AKA BeanSkelly

DanaKelly aka BeanSkelly - The Illiad

Okay, I have many reasons as to why I featured this piece. First of all, I’m pleasantly surprised by the referenced story! The Illiad is a tale that many of you will most likely read in school (if you haven’t already) and is definitely a classic. Not the expected mainstream dystopian novel! Second of all, the time and effort that Bean put into this drawing is obvious. I remember simply seeing the lineart in a previous month, but the color is just stunning. The perspective is excellently executed and the shading of the neutral tones is breathtaking. Seeing this historic moment in a Poptropica-like style perfectly captures the educational part of the game and how fun it can still be. Find their DeviantArt here and here.

Honorable Mentions

Ruby Child by PegaKid2012

nurse: *pulls out baby MK* congratulations, it’s a girl, what would you name her?
MK mom: look at her gorgeous eyes, shiny as a jewel
MK dad: no, not a jewel, something more than that, let’s call her…
MK mom: i will name her… ruby
MK dad: ruby, hello ruby
baby MK: *giggles happily*… READ MORE

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-fic, realms, 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…

Fashion!

With the Poppies coming to a close recently, almost everyone who was celebrating the event showed up in a dashing, formal outfit. Whether it dress or suit, everyone looked fabulous if I do say so myself. In continuation of this trendy attire, I thought that this would be a great theme! It also gives those who loved making Poptropica outfits, but aren’t artistic in the drawing sense, a time to shine.

Similar to the rules of our literature theme, all costumes will be accepted this month. However, other media is accepted too as long as it relates to fashion! Draw your Poptropican in their classy Poppies outfit or make a stunning pose on the catwalk in the Photo Booth. Create a perfect back to school outfit or write about your Poptropican’s odd experience in the clothing store on Night Watch Island. Didn’t win the Poptropica Costume contest? Send in your old submission for another chance to show it off! The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

Artwork - Grunge Costume

SD’s Poptropica Costume Contest Entry

  • Submitting: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as 3 honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to the theme.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will always be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. Bonus points if you make a compelling description for your piece! 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