ATCitupwithfriends: November 2024 – One Color (open themed)

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: December 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.

November’s THEME:

One Color – open themed

Your card should only use one color. Of course different tints and shades of that color are acceptable so you can do highlights/shadows/values etc. A good thing to think about is how would your color look if you added white or gray or black to change the value you want to include as a part of your “one color” card. The subject of the card is an open themed illustration. You can choose any topic you’d like realistic, fantasy or sci-fi but it must be an illustration of a person, place or thing – real or imaginary. This does not mean fill the card with a closeup of one item floating on an empty background, please try to make an interesting card. Mandalas, Zentangles, or any kind of just free floating object or pattern does not count as an illustration.


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!