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The Big Christmas Collaboration 2013 by Jazzy-C-Oaks The Big Christmas Collaboration 2013 by Jazzy-C-Oaks
Here it is, :holly: The Big Christmas Collaboration! :holly:

:pointr: Original Journal Entry: jazzy-c-oaks.deviantart.com/jo…

First started on December 13, 2013, this Winter break project was created in the spirit of giving and as a way to unite Christian artists in worship of the Lord Christ Jesus, using our individual talents and styles to work together as the body of Christ to form one big picture. I would offer to draw free chibi line art of either the receiver's self or one of his/her original characters, and the receivers were given an opportunity to color in their own gift art and contribute it to the project (and those who were unable to color their own gift art had theirs colored by volunteers).

Why chibi? Well, besides the simplicity of the art style (and the ease for me to draw it quick and well enough), the art style is both familiar and enjoyed by many for its cute and childlike appearance. Think of us as God's children! (Also, the word chibi is Japanese for "small".)

The project is not about quality but of unity. As part of the body of Christ, we are united in spirit by our faith in the Lord Christ Jesus--God Himself made flesh, who sacrificed Himself for our transgressions so that we can be free from the sin-bound fate that we deserve. God gave so much to all of us, including the earth and all of its splendor, and He also gave us the greatest gift of all: His free gift of eternal life, which everyone has the opportunity to receive.

And although we can never out-give our Lord, the greatest gift we can ever give in return is ourselves. That is what this project represents.

In remembrance of Yeshua (Jesus), who was born in the flesh to give his life so that we may live eternally in God's glorious kingdom. He is the true meaning of Christmas! :holly:


(Started on 12-13-2013. Completed and updated on 12-31-2013.)


:pointr: CREDITS

:heart: All true glory goes to God/Christ Jesus/the Holy Spirit! :heart:

:bulletwhite: Layout and all line art by *Jazzy-C-Oaks
:bulletwhite: Banner by ~SwiftBlue-Fox
:bulletwhite: Background by *SpiffytheCreative and *Jazzy-C-Oaks
:bulletwhite: Doves, tree and decorations by ~lostie815
:bulletwhite: Jesus by ~lostie815, *Ceruleanne, and *Jazzy-C-Oaks


Gift art colorings done by their corresponding receivers (unless otherwise noted).

Top Row (from left to right):

:bulletred: :iconpsalmseven: =PsalmSeven - Robin (OC)
:bulletred: :iconfreeiwi: *freeiwi - Hanna (herself; colored by ~SwiftBlue-Fox)
:bulletred: :iconvanzkie: *Vanzkie - Norissa (OC)
:bulletred: :iconcolliequest: ~Colliequest - Laddie (OC)


:bulletred: :iconburtantae: ~BurtanTae - Burtan (OC)
:bulletred: :iconjen-mania: ~Jen-Mania - Norah (OC)
:bulletred: :iconlostie815: ~lostie815 - Apen (OC)
:bulletred: :iconbubbazden: ~Bubbazden - Anya (OC)


Second Row (from left to right):

:bulletorange: :iconcuddlesaurus21: ~cuddlesaurus21 - Cuddlesaurus (OC/Mascot)
:bulletorange: :icongoodoldbaz: ~GoodOldBaz - Caesar (OC)
:bulletorange: :iconterra13: ~terra13 - Eliza (OC; colored by *SpiffytheCreative)
:bulletorange: :iconmushkikizou-chan: ~Mushkikizou-chan - Leif (OC; colored by ~lostie815)


:bulletorange: :iconstarrceline: *Starrceline - Starrceline (herself)
:bulletorange: :iconskarkat: *Skarkat - Skarkat (herself)
:bulletorange: :iconshock777: *shock777 - Bird Bones (OC; colored by *SpiffytheCreative)
:bulletorange: :iconkeikokup: ~KeikoKup - Keiko (herself; colored by ~ThetaSigma7)


Third Row (from left to right):

:bulletyellow: :iconzmaj-dragon: ~Zmaj-dragon - Zmaj (OC; colored by ~SwiftBlue-Fox)
:bulletyellow: :iconshoyzz: ~Shoyzz - Speed (OC)
:bulletyellow: :iconky-ann: *Ky-Ann - Ky-Ann (OC)
:bulletyellow: :iconkurunagirl: ~KurunaGirl - Karina (OC)


:bulletyellow: :iconfcu777: *FCU777 - Danyelle (OC)
:bulletyellow: :iconspiffythecreative: *SpiffytheCreative - Matthew (himself)
:bulletyellow: :iconsombraluz-images: ~Sombraluz-Images - Erika (herself)
:bulletyellow: :iconrambitionrw: ~RambitionRW - RailWay (OC; colored by *Ceruleanne)


Forth Row (from left to right):

:bulletgreen: :iconnativefaery: ~NativeFaery - Mirabel (OC)
:bulletgreen: :iconphoacce-cell5: *Phoacce-Cell5 - A.J. (himself)
:bulletgreen: :iconbella-anima: ~Bella-Anima - Kirsty (herself)

:bulletgreen: Kirsty's friend, Iulia (herself; colored by ~Bella-Anima)


:bulletgreen: :iconshaunsnow: ~ShaunSnow - Shaun Snow (OC)
:bulletgreen: :iconswiftblue-fox: ~SwiftBlue-Fox - Swift Blue (OC)
:bulletgreen: :icongeoniya: ~GeoNiya - Delphy (OC)
:bulletgreen: :iconstephanierosario: *StephanieRosario - Yuki (OC; colored by ~SwiftBlue-Fox)


Fifth Row (from left to right):

:bulletblue: :iconbudgiegirl: *Budgiegirl - Marian (OC)
:bulletblue: :iconlightangel25: ~lightangel25 - Lightangel25 (herself; colored by *SpiffytheCreative)
:bulletblue: :iconthefaithfulsaint: ~Thefaithfulsaint - Simon (himself; colored by ~lostie815)


:bulletblue: :iconagentrainy: ~AgentRainy - Rain (OC)
:bulletblue: :iconthetasigma7: ~ThetaSigma7 - Donald (himself)
:bulletblue: :iconkazeharuhime: ~KazeHaruHime - KazeHaruHime (Avatar; colored by *Jazzy-C-Oaks)


Last But-Not-Least Row (from left to right):

:bulletpurple: :iconblackthornrose: ~BlackThornRose - Kamex (OC)
:bulletpurple: :iconobliviondrgn6: ~OblivionDrgn6 - Red Panda Amy (OC; colored by ~SwiftBlue-Fox)
:bulletpurple: :iconreizyouup: ~ReizYouUp - Little Drummer Boy (OC; colored by ~ThetaSigma7)
:bulletpurple: :iconjinxiwillow: ~Jinxiwillow - Jinxi (OC; colored by *Jazzy-C-Oaks)


:bulletpurple: :iconimaginer-fox: =Imaginer-Fox - Comet (OC)
:bulletpurple: :iconkaitousamurai2: ~KaitouSamurai2 - Aja (herself; colored by *SpiffytheCreative)

:bulletpurple: :iconjazzy-c-oaks: *Jazzy-C-Oaks - Jazzy Calantha Oaks (myself)


And a special thanks mentioning to ~Forestchildling and *CRGPhotography.



:holly: Merry Christmas and God bless all of you, even those of you who come across this collaborative picture! Have a wonderful blessed New Year! :damphyr:


P.S.
:pointr: Also inspired by Chris Tomlin's "God's Great Dance Floor"!
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Bubbazden Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you fro organizing and updating and your patience ahhhh! QvQ
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KurunaGirl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The final picture looks awesome! Thank you for letting me be a part of this picture :heart:
I hope we always remember that we are united in one body in Christ :meow:
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CherrySapphire Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome! :D
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violetasilvestre2011 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
CONGRADULATIONS TO YOU ALL!!! La la la la Nod I am a dummy! Clap Heart Huggle! :happybounce: =P (Razz) SpongeBob (Santa) Patrick (Santa) Pixel Gingerbread Cookie Mrs. Claus employment 
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Starstoryteller Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Sorry I was lame and didn't respond. 
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shock777 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute! I really love this!!! Jesus at the center this is amazing and by far the greatest gift I've gotten on dA! Ur the first person to ever draw me gift art involving Jesus ;3; thank u! BB looks lovely!!
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freeiwi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
It turned out so great! Look at that! wow! aaah <3

Sorry I never colored mine! :c

but nonetheless wow! i hope we can do another thing like this!
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Imaginer-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this turned out beautiful 8D
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NativeFaery Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, I love it!  You did a great job and so did everyone else.
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
:tighthug:
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