ATCitupwithfriends: September 2024 – Mechanical

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: October 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 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.

September’s THEME:


Each card must have something mechanical in it!
This theme allows you a lot of wiggle room to go in whatever direction you want, whether it’s realistic, fantasy or sci-fi as long as you create an interesting card featuring something mechanical. For example: your character could be mechanical people/creatures, you could have people/creatures operating machines, anthropomorphic machines, crazy vehicles, a factory machine line of things being created, steampunk or cyberpunk characters with mechanical limbs, robots, etc. There are so many creative things you could do with this theme, definitely try to make it interested and have fun!


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!