ATCitupwithfriends: May 2020 – Pirates

#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 Tuesdays @ 10:30AM PST on my TWITCH CHANNEL!

May’s THEME:


MAIL TO Host by:   June 1 – 7th (I ask you try to always mail by the first few days of the new month unless there is an extension.)

Yo ho, Yo Ho, It’s the Pirate’s life for me! Ok maybe not really I’m a land lover. What can I say I get sea sick easy. BUT it is a lovely adventurous thought. I’ll live vicariously through art.

Requirements: As always our normal standards of original 2.5 x 3.5 inch original hand drawn/colored/painted cards apply.  Read this Guidelines page!  and follow them or risk your cards not being swapped YARRRR

Your set of cards MUST reflect the pirate theme! Characters, ships, maps, treasure, creatures, all are welcome. However keep in mind I swap based on effort, detail and composition. What sort of cards do you like receiving back in the trades? I am pretty sure most folks love a card that has a character and when they look at it it pulls them into a story.  Just keep that in mind is all I’m saying! BUT! On that note – RESTRAIN YOURSELF from drawing objects floating in empty space with no background! Those show a LACK OF EFFORT! Think Pirates, action, adventure and all the pirate  things of course! Set the scene, make the mood, plunder ye booty! Don’t just do a wash of color in your background and call it done! Wow us with your pirate powers!

Need some Inspiration!? Here you go one of our lovely PINTEREST BOARDS!

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