ATCitupwithfriends: July 2019 – Spellcasters

#ATCitupwithFriends is an ILLUSTRATION, Fantasy & Science Fiction focused Art Challenge – Trade Group

ATC Monthly Trade Events hosted by Pabkins.

THEME: Spellcasters 

MAIL TO Host by:  Last day of July (or as long as it arrives to me by August 15th)

How to Request to Participate: You must either be an existing member of the ATCitupwithfriends community or have received an invite from Pabkins. Currently the monthly trade group is full and is for the time being by invitation only. However I do try to add new artists to the group from the wait list each month. So don’t be discouraged if you are new and hope to participate for the first time still fill out the form at the bottom to be placed on the wait list. Those invited please fill out the form as well. You will get a confirmation email within a few days. We have a monthly participation roster of about 100 artists each month so I appreciate your understanding.  email ATCitupwithfriends@gmail with questions.

  • ATCitupwithfriends now has an ongoing Art book series! 
  • All monthly card submissions now get scanned for possible inclusion in future books. So if you do not want to be included you must send a large note with your cards that says “DO NOT SCAN”. 
  • The signup form also will also confirm your email for our monthly email newsletter.


See Pabkins make art and then open envelopes each week on Tuesdays @ 1030AM PST on my TWITCH CHANNEL!

July’s THEME:


Your cards must feature a spellcaster character. There are so many different types of spellcasters. You could go humanoid or some other creature species of magic user. Maybe its a creature that is casting a spell? Unicorn shooting fire out of their horn? It’s possible but only if you can show the action of it since that’s not typically known as a spellcaster. See totally lots of creative wiggle room – the possibilities are endless as long as the THEME of SPELLCASTERS is very clearly there.  Here is a big list of common types of magic using classes to help inspire you but let your imagination run wild and show us what you’ve got! DO NOT send a full set of head shots only, some are fine, all is not because nothing but heads is NOT clearly depicting a spellcaster fairly. Remember this group focuses on illustration pushing yourself for more.

  • witch, wizard, warlock
  • summoner, sorcerer, sorceress
  • illusionist, conjurer, necromancer
  • cleric, shaman, druid
  • seer, hedge witch, witch doctor

Do you need some inspiration? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered!

A PINTERST BOARD to inspire you!

If ever in doubt just shoot me an email to ask a question. Send signups and any questions to 


These monthly themes are intended as a CHALLENGE as well as a way to trade fabulous original art and bond our little art community. Please rise to the challenge and treat your fellow artists with respect by putting in your best efforts. If you are unwilling to put forth true effort then please do not apply to join!