Thursday, August 13, 2015

Arrrgust Winners!

The first week of Arrrgust has come to an end. Hope everyone had fun participating in all the Fansite contests! There were some really awesome ones! Took longer then expected to select winners, thanks for your patient! Without further ado, the winner!


I really liked the details put into this drawing. Background is very well done!

By Crazy Sarah
Loved the bright use of colors, plus Kobe in festive dress is amusing!

By Husky Blaze Cringle

I loved this one! "I chose Sarah Steele because I love her, she has a pretty cool costume and her design is cool, I enjoyed too much coloring the page."

By Tristan 
Ryan's idea of a buffaloon pinata is great! That pinata could hold lots of pirate-y candy, perfect for celebrating Arrrgust!

By Crazy Ryan Upham

Loved this drawing of Bonnie Ann! Great effects, and the background clouds are a nice touch!

By Silent Autumn Ashburn.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Arrrgust Contest!

Ahoy!! Can't believe it's Arrrgust already! Means school is just around the corner, then winter time! Oh my, time goes by fast.

In celebration of this awesome Pirate month, we have some awesome fansite contests for you all to join! Over here I'll be doing a coloring contest.


Download one of the many awesome Pirate coloring pages from Pirate101, color it the best you can. You can add and expand to the coloring page, but it must be obvious which one you used. The more creative, the better!

Once you've finished your coloring page, email it to ArtintheSpiral(@)AluraRB(.)com with the subject "Arrrgust Contest". Be sure to include your Pirate's name (not your actual name please and thank you). Contest ends on August 9th at 11:59 pm CST and winners will be announced the following day.

If you are younger than 13, please have your guardian permission to enter this contest.


5 winners will receive the new and hot Solar Saber mount and 10,000 crowns! Wow! Valid entries will then be judged based on creativity and effort, so try your best!

Big thank you to Pirate101 for the prizes! Good luck to all who enter!


Friday, June 5, 2015

Fan Art Feature: Julia Sparklefountain!

Hey all! Here again with a fun Fan Art Feature. This week I am happy to feature Julia Sparklefountain! Julia has been making art for as long as I can remember, really exciting to see how involved she has become with her art within the community!

"I loved drawing ever since I was in elementary school, that was me just drawing on traditional art though. The game, Wizard101 inspired me to do digital art and actually try to improve. I just loved drawing and showing it to everyone. I don't draw mostly Wizard101 anymore, I like drawing my OCs (Original Characters) more than Wizard101. Anyways, just because of Wizard101 inspiring me to do graphic art, I'm actually THIS far. I'm a 13 year old girl who would like to continue drawing."

You can see more of her art on her DeviantArt page, and go give her a follow on her Twitter!

If you are interested in having your own art featured read the details over here!

Crown Collage: Contest Winners!!

Winners are finally posted! This was a fun, big contest, let me tell you. I loved reading about what each of you guys wanted to spend 60,000 crowns on! Very impressed with how many of you wanted to share the crowns with friends, and to invest them into good pets, gear, and gardens! You all are a smart bunch ;]

Here is an album containing all the valid entries! Entries without a character name and/or a collage were disqualified. Make sure you include everything next time! :]

Winners will be sent their codes shortly after this is posted, and will be selected from a raffle!

You can view all the awesome entries in this album below!

And here are the Crustacean Empire Teleporter Tapestry winners!

Thanks again to KI for the awesome prizes! Be sure to thank them, and see you all next time!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fan Art Feature: neopot39!

Hey guys, welcome back to another fantastic Fan Art Feature! This week I'm excited to show you Neopot39's artwork! She has some really great art that I haven't seen before, I really enjoy her creativity and originality in her pieces!

Hello!  My name's Caroline, but my screen name is neopot39.  I've been playing Wizard101 (on-and-off) since 2009 and Pirate101 since 2012 - it's the game that got me into video games and drawing, and thanks to it I want to design video games when I grow up.  I started drawing in 2011 after I was inspired by this great community artist at the time (called WitchWarrior101), and I haven't stopped since.

Currently I'm writing a story to do with Wizard101, and I love drawing art of other people's characters!  I've met lots of wonderful friends in the community and they're all super supportive and nice.  I know I have a long way to go to be a better artist, but it's a ton of fun and I love designing characters especially.  When I design characters nowadays I like to break standard conventions with them and give them unique designs, and I'm very glad that other people like them.  One of my characters is a gobbler - cool, right?

If you are interested in having your own art featured read the details over here!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fantastically Awesome Crown Fiasco!

Good news everyone!! KI has officially launched new updates to their "Earn Crowns" page for both Pirate101 and Wizard101 as a way to gain free crowns! And one way to get free crowns is through Fansite Contests! Over here at Art in the Spiral, I'll be doing a collage contest! Also I have a Rafflecopter for 20 Crustacean Empire Teleporter Tapestries at the end of this post!


Use the template provided below to either draw or compile a collage of all the things you'd buy if you had all the crowns! Ok, so about 60,000 crowns. Would you buy ships and companions in Pirate101? Or castles and gear in Wizard101? Let me know!!

Use this as your template for your collage!

When you finish your collage email it to me at ArtintheSpiral(@)AluraRB(.)com with the subject "Crowns Collage". Include your wizard/pirate's name (not your real name please!) and a few sentences explaining what you've included, and why!


There will be (3) 10,000 crown spots, (10) 5,000 crown spots, (10) 2,5000 crowns spots, and (20) 1,000 crowns spots. So a total of 43 winners!

All valid entries will be entered into a raffle and winners will be drawn at random. Contest ends June 1st at 11:59 pm CST. Winners will be announced later during that week.


- Keep it related to Wizard101 and Pirate101.
- Keep it appropriate. Entries will be disqualified at my discretion.
- Include your Wizard's or Pirate's name, not your real name or you will be disqualified!
- If you are younger than 13, please have your guardian's permission to participate in this contest.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to everyone who enters!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sunshine Pony Contest Winners!

My Sunshine Pony contest has ended and 8 lucky winners were randomly drawn to win their very own pony! Here are the winners with the entries they sent me.

Donna DragonDreamer!

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"The Nighttime Pegasus is my favorite mount because I think it is the fiercest
looking mount with its red flames mane.  Being a fire wizard I really like anything that looks like flames."

Blaze FireSmith!

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"Arcus Cloud is my favorite mount because it is stormy like me."

Marissa Dragon Tail!

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"This is mine FAVORITE mount ever!! Because it was mine first ever mount I bought with gold in crown shop. The first days I been playing Wizard101 I never knew I can buy a mount. Then one friend told me I can buy with gold so I been farming non stop one boss to get more gold. Then I was so happy to buy it finally and ride it and plus I really love dragons. So me and dragon are best buddys since to day. :)"

Lucas Dragonslinger

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"My favorite mount is the Dual chariot. it's just such a powerful mount. it was also my first mount ever."

Kaitlyn Miststone!

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"My favourite mount is the Hydra because I'm really into those interesting mythology creatures and It was my first mount. It's good for hanging out with your friends and for leveling up your other accounts like in my screenshot."

Anna Fairybloom!

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"This is mine favorite mount because they are wings I just love wings in wiz. I love flying with them all around of wizard city and they just beautiful :D!!"

Sydney Thundersong!

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"My favorite mount is my loyal Celestial Wolf, I love its playful running and howling animations. My wolf is very ethereal and peaceful, though, which resonates with my necromancer character. We love to run around Dun Dara and my Botanical Gardens together! :)"

Wolf FairyForge!

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"I rode this Mighty Steed beyond the lands of Avalon! Where my quest was assigned to be completed!"

Thanks to everyone who participated! It was fun reading about your favorite mounts, see you all next time!


Friday, May 1, 2015

Crustacean Empire Tapestry!

Wizard101 has just released 13 whole new Teleporter Tapestries! Each fan site has one unique Tapestry to offer, you can find a link to all from this month's newsletter. With the exclusion of Wizard101 Central, which has a mix of all of them!

For Art in the Spiral, I was given the super awesome Crustacean Empire Teleporter Tapestry!!

You totally need this Tapestry <3

Now you may be thinking, "Pshh, I don't need that Tapestry." But you are wrong, my friend.

Look at the beautiful scenery!

Not only does this fantastic tapestry look very appealing (it adds to the feng shui of your Wizard's Dorm), it is also a very convenient location to quickly teleport to!

As you may (or may not) know; this fantastic fellow, Aegeus, offers a lovely selection of crafting recipes. He is now even offering shiny new jewels and jewels recipes! How awesome, you should give him a visit!


To start off, I'll be raffling off some Tapestries on Twitter! Simply take a screen shot of your Wizard in the Crustacean Empire (high-five from me if you take a selfie with our home-boy Aegeus!) and tweet it out with the hashtag #CrustaceanEmpire. 15 random winners will be drawn and will recieve their very own Crustacean Empire Teleporter Tapestry! Woohoo!

Contest ends on May 4th at 11:59 pm CST. If you are younger than 13 years old, please have guardian permission to Tweet on Twitter and to enter the contest. Good luck to all!!