Posts Tagged ‘Art Contest’
November 17, 2021 12:00 am
Posted by: Soraya

At this point, we’re about to slap a communicator on these thwomps and make them part of the USS Tucson crew. We hosted an art contest to show just how far this infestation has gone!

Winner: Sierrmo

Graham in his red Star Trek uniform lies on a pile of thwomps, wearing his Australian cork hat. Other crew members appear partially covered by thwomps - swamped by thwomps, if you will.

Thanks to everyone who sent in art! We had a lot of entries that made us laugh, and made it hard to choose just one (or heck, even narrow down the Honorable Mentions). Congratulations to Sierrmo, and we hope you enjoy your Desert Bus shirt!

Honorable Mention: RueBloodletter

The full Night Watch crew, in their Star Trek uniforms, are trying to dance while thwomps attack them from every side.

Honorable Mention: Discordant Creations

A Mario Maker level featuring Ian as Mario and Graham as Luigi. They are about to tackle a series of jumps defended by thwomps decorated in the Desert Bus shift colors.

Honorable Mention: Tichtac

In a room labeled "Craftalong Lab," several people are innocently trying to do art while Thwomps attack (and wrap themselves happily in the fibercraft).

Honorable Mention: TowerSlayer Note: we couldn’t get the gif to play in WordPress, but if it did you would see an avalanche of Thwomps fall down and fill the screen!

Animated gif showing Andrew and Ian on the couch at Moonbase. Thwomps begin to fall from top-of-screen until the whole thing is full of thwomps.

November 16, 2021 7:37 pm
Posted by: Soraya

We’ve had <URGH!> a bit of an ongoing problem here on <URGH!> Night Watch. They were cute at first but <URGH! URGH!> these Thwomps have really started to get out <URGH!> of <URGH!> hand <URGGGGGGH!>.

Three thwomps in Mario 64. They are lined up side by side and showcase gradually deepening stages of anger.

All styles of Thwomp are <URGH!> welcome!


But we’re all about making the best <URGH!> of things, so let’s have an art contest! Please send us <URGH!> your rendition of a room on the USS Tucson being overwhelmed by Thwomps. You know, like <URGH!> Tribbles!

Send your art to [email protected] with the subject line “Thwomps” before 11pm Pacific Time. In the body <URGH> of the email also make sure to include your <URGH!> Desert Bus For Hope username, your chat name, or whatever <URGH!> else you’d like to be called out loud on stream! We’ll pick our <URGH!> favorite to win a free Desert Bus t-shirt! <URGH URGH URGH!>

November 15, 2021 5:53 am
Posted by: Matthews
First off, thank you all so much for your awesome entries!!! We got so many impressive, funny, and sometimes horrifying pieces of art, and we are happy to announce our winner!!!

But first, our honorable mentions: 

Art by Scott1e

Art by Scott1e

Art by Armiyana

Art by Armiyana

Art By Steph H

Art By Steph H

And now, our winner!!!!! Made by Bramante


Congratulations, Bramante!! You have won a Desert Bus 2021 shirt, as well as a golden DBloon!!!
November 15, 2021 12:25 am
Posted by: Matthews

We at Zeta Shift have been hard at work trying to figure out who, indeed, is that Animorphs. Sometimes it’s a squid. Sometimes a bee. Sometimes a horrific nightmare of a pre-teen turning into a mouse. But for this Animorphs, rather than Marco, Cassie, or Jake, it is ZETA. Your art challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create art of a member of Zeta shift ‘shifting’ into their Animorph form. Does Carrie turn into a cat? Is Beej a secret tardigrade? Is Heather a hummingbird? It’s all up to you!

This art contest will run until 5am PST. Please submit your entry in the form of .jpg, .gif, or .png to [email protected], with the subject line “Animorph Crossing. Please include which name you would like to be referred to on screen if you win!!!

But what do you win, you ask? You will win a Desert Bus 2021 t-shirt in the size of your choosing by Fangamer, as well as this year’s shiny gold DBloon!!


November 14, 2021 11:12 pm
Posted by: Soraya

We hoped this art contest would reveal the King of Spades’ location so we could track him down and find him but… at this rate, we think he’s having so much fun that we’ll just leave him alone. He’ll come back when he’s ready. If he’s ready?

Anyway, here are the results of tonight’s Night Watch Art Contest!

Winner: Briar

In a reference to a classic painting of Napoleon on his horse, the King of spades is riding a horse. His human face has been replaced by the card. The horse has a human hand for a face, as well as hands for all four of its hooves. It's standing on a barren landscape in front of a smooth white humanoid face that is featureless except for the relaxed mouth.

Well, we’re horrified now. Thanks Briar and we hope you enjoy the shirt you won at the cost of our collective sense of safety!

Honorable Mentions

The Honorable Mentions are plentiful (and even include a song), since you all are so clever and talented! Thanks to everyone who sent an entry in for this contest. We loved all your King of Spades art and all the forms it took!


November 14, 2021 7:27 pm
Posted by: Soraya

Last night, the USS Tucson lost a crew member. Well, maybe “misplaced” more than lost. We wouldn’t want to be misleading. The point is, we don’t know where he is or what he’s doing. But maybe you do? Hence tonight’s art contest: show us what the King of Spades has been up to!

A classic King of Spades card: a man with shoulder length hair, short curly beard, and oiled moustache holds a sword and wears a red cloak embroidered with spade symbols.

He looked like this when we last saw him, but he may have adopted a new identity by now.

How it Started | How it’s Going – A King of Spades Story

Once you’ve finished your piece of art, please email them to us at [email protected] and have the subject line be King of Spades. Make sure we RECEIVE the email by 10pm PST!

In the body of the email also make sure to include your Desert Bus For Hope username, your chat name, or whatever else you’d like the be called out loud on stream. Thanks in advance for letting us see what the King’s been doing!

November 13, 2019 5:42 am
Posted by: Matthews

We have our winner!


Congratulations Quietcat! You will be receiving a Desert Bus for Hope 2019 t-shirt and a 2019 DBloon!

They included the following explanation of their gem choices:

“I did gemsonas for Cori and Cam, being Fire Opal and Hematite respectively.

Cori is Fire Opal because I think she is very fiery and multifaceted.
Cam is Hematite because I think he is very grounded and has much depth.
They both have their gems on their heads because I think they are both very smart beings.
I don’t have much more other than headcanon that Fire Opal was stoked to be able to go to earth and explore (and was thrilled about bananas, confusing many other gems), and Hematite was very happy about the end of the wars because it meant everything was quiet. For once. Both were stoked to discover the arts of Earth.”
Thank you all for your wonderful entries! You made it a tough decision!
November 13, 2019 3:34 am
Posted by: Matthews

The gauntlet has been thrown, and an art contest challenge has been issued! You have been tasked with drawing members of the Zeta Shift as their Steven Universe style gem-sonas! Tonight, WE are the Crystal Gems!

For this challenge, you can choose one or more members of the Zeta shift team for your art, but you will need to justify your choice as to which gems. Let us know why you chose what you did! We’re curious!

To enter, you will need to send your art to [email protected] with the subject line “Zeta Gem-Sona Contest”. All entries need to be in .jpg or .png format, with your username as the file name. This contest will run until 5:15am PST.

What will you win, you ask? You will win a Desert Bus for Hope 2019 t-shirt, as well as a 2019 DBloon!

A photo of the DBFH 2019 t-shirt.


November 12, 2019 11:14 pm
Posted by: Nina

A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who participated in our Jeej makeover contest! We were seriously impressed with your social media skills.

well done applause GIF


Honourable mentions go to:



Chris365 (1)







Our very own Kolin Toney

However, there can only be one. Congratulations to Minachirp!


See the entries below!

November 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Posted by: Nina

For our latest art contest here on Night Watch, we want you to show us your Photoshop skills! Take a screenshot of our fearless leader, Jeej (poses supplied below, or at, and make him over!

Edit away the background and give us your best social media and/or influencer interpretation for the chance to win a Desert Bus 2019 t-shirt and DBLOON!

A photo of the DBFH 2019 t-shirt.

Title your entries with your username (or how you’d like to be referred to on stream if you win) to [email protected], with the subject heading “Jeej Makeover”, until 10PM PST to be in with a chance of winning!