Months ago, due to unique circumstances, I was able to do an art trade with @l3luepearl. We took our gemsonas, Iolite (mine) and Golden Selenite (their’s), and created our own versions of what we thought the fusion between them would look like (shown above). This art trade has inspired me to create an event where gemsona artists can practice their fusion making with other fans’ gemsonas! I’m curious to see how different artists mesh various personalities and outfits together to create a new character!
How This Works:
Gemsona makers will sign up and get paired with another gemsona maker. Each participant is given a gemsona from another participant and is asked to fuse that gemsona with the one that they entered for this event. For example, I enter my Maroon Pearl into this event. I receive the art references to an Onyx gemsona. I must now create a fusion between my Maroon Pearl and the fellow participant’s Onyx.
Sign-Ups Start: August 6th
Sign-Ups End: August 20th
Pairings Given Out: August 22nd
Deadline for Submissions: September 23th
How to Enter:
Gemsona makers will send me, @gemsonaresources, a message via ask box, submission box, or fan mail with the required material:
1) At least one visual of your gemsona of choice.
2) A reference with a biography about your gemsona. If you do not have this, please include a three sentence or longer description depicting what your gemsona is like (personality, weapon, ability, beliefs, and relationships to other characters are all acceptable topics to discuss within your description).
Example Message: Hello! I would like to join the Fuse-A-Palooza event! My gemsona is Iolite. [insert link to gemsona artwork] There is a description of my gemsona below the artwork in the link that I have provided. Thank you!
Example Message: Hi there! I’d like to enter the event that you are hosting. My gemsona is Mohave Turquoise. [insert link to gemsona artwork] My gemsona is shy, awkward, and has poor manners. They are a spy for Homeworld. Mohave Turquoise has a mace and chain as a weapon. Thanks~!
1) A full body visual of the fusion’s form (Optional: Including the gem components that create the fusion)
2) A short description (3 sentences or more) about:
-Which gemstones/minerals make up the fusion
-Why you chose that specific gemstone/mineral for the fusion
-The fusion’s personality and compatibility
3) Links to:
-Art of your gemsona (from any website is acceptable)
-Art of your partner’s gemsona (from any website is acceptable)
-Your partner’s Tumblr account (tagging/using the @ is acceptable)
4) The hashtag #Fuse-A-Palooza within the first five tags
Feel free to elaborate on how you created your fusion beyond these requirements!
Restrictions on Submitted Art:
-Works must be G or PG rated (think of what is shown on Steven Universe)
-No cursing/swear words
-No blood, gore, extreme violence, or death
-No NSFW/sexual content
-No traced or recolored work of someone else’s art (unless it’s a base); we want your original content! This includes photoshopping another person’s work to fit the theme of the event.
-NO CANON gems allowed! Only fusions and their gem components are the accepted for this event.
Are early submissions allowed?
Yes! Even if your partner has not posted their submission yet, feel free to post your artwork before the deadline.
Are late submissions allowed?
Sorry, not this time :(
Do we need to make a weapon for the fusion?
Nope! It would be cool to see what type of weapon the fusion may have, but it is not required. Feel free to add one if applicable!
Do my partner and I have to agree on which gemstone/mineral our gemsonas will fuse into or what outfit and personality their fusion will have?
NOPE! The gemstone/mineral, outfit, and personality of the fusion can be different. Do not worry if your fusion and your partner’s fusion are the same/similar or vastly different. As you can see from the example above, I chose Bi Color Sapphire as the fusion gemstone while @l3luepearl chose Dioptase. Do not be afraid to have a different approach to the characters to that of your partner’s.
Can I get a different partner?
Can I drop out?
No, unless your partner is harassing/bullying/tormenting you during this event or if they are refusing to follow the guidelines that I have set in terms of appropriate content. If so, please immediately contact me and I will nullify your participation.
**If you have any questions, feel free to send in an ask, fanmail, or chat message to @gemsonaresources or @macbeth-macdeath (my main blog)!