Jun 142021
 

After several successful launches of several versions of Hatsune Miku in Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Doll series, they’re now looking towards officially adopting a fan-created Nendoroid Doll design to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the series in November 2021!

Good Smile Company is looking for designs from artists around the world to be used in an upcoming Nendoroid Doll Hatsune Miku release. The theme for this art contest is “Win Everyone’s Hearts ♡ Date Outfit Coordination“! (Alternatively, “A date outfit that will strike him/her in the heart “)

Nendoroid Doll Hatsune Miku Design Contest Details

  • Theme
    『Win Everyone’s Hearts ♡ Date Outfit Coordination』
  • Time Period
    5:00 PM on June 14th, 2021 JST ~ 5:00 PM on July 26th, 2021 JST
  • Result Announcement Date
    November 2021
  • Number of works to be selected:
    1
  • Target Character:
    Hatsune Miku
  • Qualifications:
    Be a registered member of Piapro.jp, and conform your submissions to the collaboration rules and guidelines (explained in English below).

Submission Format

  • Work Size:
    Please be sure to use only the provided JPG or PNG templates, do not modify the template size or specifications.
    [CLICK FOR JPG TEMPLATE] [CLICK FOR PNG TEMPLATE]
  • File Format:
    JPG, PNG
  • Color Mode:
    RGB
  • Post Tagging:
    Please submit your artworks with the tag “ねんどろいどどーる” (without quotes). This is critical to your submission being eligible for selection. If this is not done during the submission process, it cannot be changed, and you will have to submit your entry again. This tag should be automatically added if you use this link, or the link at the bottom of this article to begin your art submission.
  • Tag locking:
    Please make sure the tag for “ねんどろいどどーる” is locked. This is critical to your submission being eligible for selection.
  • License Terms:
    Please submit your artworks without any licenses. This is critical to your submission being eligible for selection. If this is not done during the submission process, it cannot be changed, and you will have to submit your entry again.

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Additional Notes

  • You can submit any number of artworks created by yourself.
  • High resolution data of the winning design may be requested, so keep all files safe until the winner is announced.

Precautions

  • Be sure to use the 3-view templates provided for your illustration.
  • Please note that detailed expressions and elements may be difficult to recreate in 3D/fabric, so some details may have to be omitted.
  • Please avoid using an excessive amount of shapes, patterns and colors, as this makes recreation in figure form more difficult.
  • Please make sure to lock your submission tag.
  • Please note that some modifications may be made to the chosen design.
  • Please avoid placing any text information on the submission. However, the corresponding character arm tattoos (i.e., “01”) is fine.
  • Derivative characters (i.e, Snow Miku and Mikudayo) are not eligible for selection.
  • Please remember to post your submission without any license conditions (check example above).
  • The adopted work will require data to be converted to CMYK for printing. Please note this might result in some slight color change.

If you’ve followed all of the rules and guidelines above, you can submit your designs using the link below!

-> Click here to begin submission <-

If you did everything correctly, your submission will appear on the collaboration submission list page. If it doesn’t appear, then you probably forgot to remove licensing terms, or forgot to include or lock the “ねんどろいどどーる” tag. Delete your post and then try again!

Good luck everyone!

Good Smile Company x Piapro collaboration page:
https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/gsc_doll/index

 

Jun 142021
 

Hatsune Miku is once again lending her aid for safety awareness in the Hokkaido prefecture of Japan! In response to an increase in deadly motorcycle accidents, the Hokkaido Prefectural Police Traffic Department has adopted Hatsune Miku in a motorcyclist safety awareness campaign.

Motorcycle riders and vehicle drivers alike are encouraged to avoid dangerous and unreasonable driving habits, and to avoid speeding through traffic for the safety of yourself and others.

The rather cute campaign artwork featuring Hatsune Miku as a motorcycle police officer was illustrated by Kyushii, and is likely be featured in advertisement spaces across the prefecture to raise safety awareness.

Ride safe out there!





Apr 282021
 

The six finalists for the Snow Miku 2022 outfit design contest have been chosen, and can now be voted on by the community! Voting will be open on the official voting website until May 10th JST, and the winner will be announced on an unspecified future date.

The theme for the Snow Miku 2022 design contest was “The Sea in the image of a Wintery Hokkaido“. Take a look at the finalists below, then go cast your vote! The chosen design will be featured in the upcoming Snow Miku 2022 in February next year.

Official Voting Site → https://event.goodsmile.info/snowmiku2022/en/index.html

  • Finalist #1 by クスノキさん – Used scallops as inspiration in the outfit design.
  • Finalist #2 by でつさん – A design inspired by a ship captain.
  • Finalist #3 by イルカさん – A design using elements of various popular hokkaido seafoods.
  • Finalist #4 by にゃんにゃさん – Used the sea angel (clione) as the design inspiration.
  • Finalist #5 by 皐月うさぎさん – Design inspired by whales, and a traditional Hokkaido fisherman song.
  • Finalist #6 by ARAM – Design motifs of a captain of an ice breaker ship.





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