Apr 112021
 

The next Miku Expo inspired Fan Forge from For Fans By Fans is up and running, and accepting art entries from all over the world! Your artworks, if selected, could be used for shirts, wallets, backpacks, and other collectables.

Submission Deadline

  • April 26th, 2021 @ 11:59 PM PST

Grand Prize (1 Winner)

  • Nendoroid Snow Miku: Glowing Snow Ver.
  • Full Set of Record Scratcher Pins
  • DX Gift Pack from Crypton Future Media
  • Commission on all sales of your work

Runner Up Prize (Several Winners)

  • Full Set of Record Scratcher Pins
  • Gift Pack from Crypton Future Media
  • Commission on all sales of your work

GUIDELINES

  • Design something original, creative and inspired by any of the Piapro characters.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older or have guardian consent.
  • Submissions are open internationally to all countries.
  • “Mash-ups” or “cross-overs” will not be accepted.
  • Use only characters from the Piapro family: Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO and MEIKO.
  • Don’t submit similar versions of the same design. This will only divide your votes.
  • Your own take on or own versions of costumes is encouraged, but please do not use costumes created by other artists in the community.
  • Please do not submit anything overtly sexual.

Click here to submit entry

Click here to view and vote on entries

Click here for contest detail

Apr 112021
 

The Snow Miku 2022 art contest has one more week to go before the entry deadline on April 19th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM JST, so if you haven’t completed and submitted your entry yet, then don’t delay any longer! Check out the contest entry details below if you want to get your entry in before the deadline.

The theme for 2022 is “The Sea in the image of a Wintery Hokkaido“. This is a rather difficult theme to think of ideas for since the sea is not usually something that comes to mind when you think of the snow! It might help to check out the entry list if you need help imagining how to make this theme work.

Please be sure to use the following templates in your entries. Some modifications of these templates are allowed (details below): JPG Template, PNG Template

Target Characters

Snow Miku, Rabbit Yukine

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

File Format

File format: JPG or PNG
Color mode: RGB
Resolution: 350dpi
License terms: Please post without licensing terms

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Allowed & Unallowed Edits

  • You can redraw Snow Miku’s eyes and pose.
  • You can add patterns to Yukine, and change the shape of his tail and ears.
  • Do not erase or move the copyright text on the template.
  • Do not delete, resize or move any elements of the template.
  • Do not change the resolution of the template.

Additional Remarks

  • You can post any number of works made by yourself.
  • Please design your entry with the theme “The Sea in the image of a Wintery Hokkaido“.
  • Draw a design for both Snow Miku and Rabbit Yukine.
  • Put snowflakes in the design.

Precautions

  • Be sure to use the provided templates for drawing your entry: JPG Template, PNG Template
  • Please note that some details might be difficult to recreate in 3D for use in figures, so some design elements may be omitted or require modification.
  • Please avoid using large numbers of patterns, colors, shapes or designs that would be too difficult to be 3-dimensionalized into a figure.
  • Please be sure to lock the tags on your entry.
  • Make sure your entry contains the tag “2022年雪ミク衣装”. This tag should be automatically applied if you use the application link provided below. (Copy and paste the tag without the quotes if needed)
  • During the collaboration period, the “Piapro Official Collaboration Wanted” (募集中のピアプロ公式コラボ) tag is displayed in the tag selection field on the new post screen. All you have to do is select and apply the relevant tag when submitting your entry.
  • Please note the chosen artwork may be modified before being finalized for use in Snow Miku 2022.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

If submitted correctly, your artwork should appear on the collaboration’s list of artwork entries. If you forgot to submit your artwork design without licenses, you will need to delete your post and try again, as the license cannot be modified afterwards.

Good luck to all participants!

> Snow Miku 2021 Collaboration Detail
> Snow Miku Official Site

Mar 092021
 

Illustration by Asahi Kuroi

Happy Miku day to Hatsune Miku and all Miku fans! Today is March 9th, or as we Miku fans like to call it, “Miku Day”! It’s our yearly day to show our appreciation for Hatsune Miku, a celebration that started to take off in 2010 thanks to “39” playing a pun on both “Thank You” and “Miku” in Japanese.

We’ll share a few of our favorite illustrations from throughout the day, but feel free to check out more yourself with the #ミクの日 tag on both Pixiv and Twitter!

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Aug 312020
 

Happy 13th Birthday to the world’s Digital Songstress, Hatsune Miku! The past year hasn’t been without a few hiccups, but some important memories were still made along the way. Snow Miku 2020 was quite enjoyable, Magical Mirai 2020 still appears to be happening in 2020, SUPER GT is underway, and there were a few collaborations here and there as well.

As always, there’s a wealth of new music and illustrations from various creators around the world to celebrate this special day. We’ll throw a few into the post below, but be sure to share some of your own favorites in the comments with other fans! You can explore more on Twitter with the hashtag #初音ミク誕生祭2020, and on Pixiv with the tag 初音ミク誕生祭2020!




















May 192020
 

The latest Hatsune Miku drawing trend on Twitter rides on the heels of the recent #sailormoonredraw trend. After watching artists redraw Usagi from Sailor Moon, a popular Hatsune Miku illustrator named MayoRiyo decided “I want to see this with Miku, too!”.

And thus, the #HatsuneMikuDraw trend began! At first, some artists tried redrawing the pose from original Hatsune Miku VOCALOID2 boxart illustration by KEI.


Then some artists got the idea to mix #HatsuneMikuDraw and #SailorMoonRedraw trends together:


MayoRiyo even contributed their own art to the mix!

And for some fun, here’s a few more! But be sure to check the rest out yourself, or contribute your own on Twitter via the #HatsuneMikuDraw tag.