ATCitupwithfriends: April 2019 – Robots

#ATCitupWithFriends is an ILLUSTRATION, Fantasy & Science Fiction focused

Art Challenge – Trade Group

ATC Monthly Trade Events hosted by Pabkins.

THEME: Robots 

UPDATED! EXTENSION! MAIL to Host by:  May 7th, 2019 (due in mail by this date!)

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! The info on how to be included is in the signup form at the bottom of this post.
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April’s THEME:


That’s right back by popular demand – Robots! If you participated last year and have scans of your robot cards email them into so we can start compiling this one into a super fun artbook as well! There have been quite a few folks that have requested the robot theme return this year because they loved  it last year or they missed it. It has definitely been the most highly requested so I hope you are as excited as I am!

On a special note:  If you happen to make any of your Robot cards during the month of March be sure to post them to instagram and when you add your #ATCitupwithfriends tag don’t forget to tag them #marchofrobots and #marchofrobots2019 as well because each year in March there is a challenge hosted by @chocolatesoop where 4 people can win a wacom graphics tablet and clip studio paint software. Maybe someone from our fabulous community can win one!

REQUIREMENT: Your cards MUST feature a robot obviously! Remember cards CANNOT be fan art.

Do you need some inspiration? I’ve got you covered just see some ideas below and of course a fabulous pinterest board!

A Robot Pinterest Board

– Does your robot have a job? lets see them at work!
– Is your robot made up of unusual scrap parts?
– Perhaps it’s a long forgotten ancient robot among fallen ruins?
– Or rusting in a heap of garbage…
– Or maybe picking thru the junkyard for that special replacement part
– Diskotek dance robot!? ok robot bartender? telemarketer (aren’t they all! robots for real?)
– There are endless things you can do with this theme as we saw in the first Robots Trade last year. So have fun with it!

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!