ATCitupwithfriends: July 2023 – Lanterns, Clocks & Locks

#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 ATCitUp envelopes each week on Mondays @ 10:45AM PST on my TWITCH CHANNEL!

Timeline and General info:

MAIL TO Host by: September 10, 2023 (Currently it is July 5th when this blog post went live. I haven’t been announcing themes since February as I’ve been having issues with my website and was just relaying themes via our discord and the live streams so the due date for March thru July themes have been extended)

Requirements: As always our normal standards apply of original 2.5 x 3.5 inch original hand drawn/colored/painted cards in your best efforts. I swap cards around based on composition, detail, and final execution. Empty backgrounds or people/objects with solid color for background, or head only cards are discouraged, please try for more. This community is made fabulous by everyone trying their best and being supportive and encouraging of each other’s growth.


Lanterns, Clocks & Locks

There is something magical about each of these items that I feel tends to lend something special to a work of art when they are included. So our challenge this month is to make each card include at least one of these items. The card must also include a character. Please try to do more then just a headshot/portrait card of your character.    

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


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!