ATCitupwithfriends: May 2024 – Water Fantasy & Sci-fi

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


How to Request to Participate: Members – just email me – New folks:  You must read this Guidelines page! 

Timeline and General info:

MAIL TO Host by: June 15, 2023 (if this date has passed and I haven’t yet swapped sometimes extensions happen, you’re always welcome to message me and ask if there is still time to participate)

Requirements: As always our normal standards apply of original mailing THREE cards (four if sending a host gift card) They must be 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.

 May’s THEME:

Water Fantasy & Sci-Fi

May in the social media art world is notorious for being #MerMay but did you know there are SO MANY OTHER fantasy and science fiction water based creatures and contraptionsHere is a fun list of examples and suggestions to get your inspiration going. I hope that folks will try to include things other then just mermaids so that we can have a wide variety of cards!

Some examples of fantasy and sci-fi type things related to any body of water: selkies, kelpies, kappa, swamp witch/hag, frog/bog monsters, water fae, water elementals, undines, kraken, grindylow, naiad, sea serpents, nessie, mermaid, hydra, murloks, naga, bukanawa, gashadokuro, gasha, mash any water or sea creature with a human, mash any animal to a sea creature, try searching any folklore for water creatures and monsters and there are lots!

Water means ANY body of water, rivers, lakes, ponds, sea and it can be above or below the water! Such as underwater cities, underwater scifi exploration vehicles, anything steampunk or robotic on or above the water, fantasy or scifi adventures ON or below the water.  Please have fun and be creative. Remember I try to swap based on effort, detail AND composition. So if you send all portrait head shots that is what you will get back.


See Pabkins create some art & open ATCitUp envelopes each week on Mondays @ 11:00 AM PST on my TWITCH CHANNEL!

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!