ATCitupwithfriends: January 2020 – Curiosity Cabinets

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


How to Request to Participate:  You must read this Guidelines page! 

See Pabkins create some art & open envelopes each week on Tuesdays @ 10:30AM PST on my TWITCH CHANNEL!



MAIL to Host by:   (Extended to mail by March 15th while I catch up on backlog from the holidays) February 28th (Normally, I ask you try to always mail by the first few days of the new month unless there is an extension.)

Curiosity Cabinets have been around for a long time, folks love to collect oddities and store them in cabinets and on shelves until they have a cabinet full or trinkets and wonders. For this month you will make curiosity cabinets! You can fill your cabinet with whatever you like but the card must feature a cabinet filled with curiosities, drawers and doors are fine as you can see from the examples. The easiest way is to turn the entire card into the cabinet, simply having a few items on a single shelf does not quality as a cabinet. Be creative and have fun because we want to see lots of amazing cabinets!

Need help drawing things like cabinets? Try using a Perspective grid to map out or draw your cabinet

You can also search the web for reference photos for old cabinets, curios, antique furniture etc to help give you inspiration and reference for perspectives.

The below pinterest board contains illustrated curiosity cabinets as well as some real life cabinet photography.

PINTEREST BOARD: CURIOSITY CABINETS – for inspiration and examples

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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!