View Full Version : End of Summer Art-a-Thon! August 8-11, 2013

07-20-2013, 05:51 PM
This ART-A-THON is open to all members!

:eq: AUGUST 8 - 11 2013 :flower:
We start at 5 pm (your time zone) on Thursday August 8, 2013 and go
until 11 pm (your time zone) on Sunday, August 11, 2013.

Cards from a previous End of Summer Art-a-thon:

http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/39/small/1_toughgrlsz.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/925/small/1_Monday__September_05__2011__7_.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1113/small/1_To_Outrun_Death.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/721/small/1_ILLUMINATED.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/132/small/1_Porky.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/701/small/1_mohicanmoon1.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/913/small/1_Ann_s_Puppeteer.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/2/small/1_red.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1106/small/1_2011-09-04antlergirlk.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/193/small/1_collin.jpeg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1094/small/1_Trees_in_the_Dry.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1146/small/1_Love-of-a-Brute.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/638/small/1_sweetpinks005.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1085/small/1_wonkyBird.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1159/small/1_FlyingFisheadBallet-sm.jpg

Cards by: Randi, sabrinalouisemiller, AnnD, Waterblossoms, grrrdjules, Langelbleu, Cindyjob, Amerasu, itti, mmdm, nzbutterfly, kiddio55, catpratt, sharazoid

Feel free to make cards in advance,
but don't post them until 5:00 on August 8!

BEST work please! Don't rush off 20 hack jobs.:cthulhu:

NEED INSPIRATION or THEME? http://www.arttradermag.com/about/monster-list-swap-themes/


Create stuff all weekend, OPEN Theme - make whatever you want!
Stick to your division (MMA or P&P). If you're in both, do whatever you want.
Post your creations here in the thread and/or in the gallery.
Chat on the thread if you'd like.
Ask for and/or accept trades. Don't be shy.

MAILING CARDS: Please mail out your cards from the Art-A-Thon within 1-2 weeks. All trades should be received within 3 weeks.

Please acknowledge receipt of cards and give iTrader.

What to make?

Inchies / Twinchies (1 x 1 or 2 x 2)
Chunky pages (4 x 4)
Skinny pages (3 x 7)
Postcards (4 x 6 or 5 x 7)

How to Trade - Post your completed pieces to the gallery and/or here in this thread. When you see a card that you like, send a private message to the card creator and ask if they'd like to trade. Or you can post directly in the thread and ask. Exchange addresses, send off the card. Easy.

BEST art only please! No rush jobs!

07-20-2013, 06:03 PM
I will be there! I hope to make a bunch in advance......

07-20-2013, 06:09 PM
Woohoo! I'll be there for sure :)

07-20-2013, 06:48 PM
HOORAY! omg what to make!

07-20-2013, 07:08 PM
Yay! I'm definitely in. If anyone wants to trade hands or big skulls, that would especially rock.

07-20-2013, 07:24 PM
Awesome to have you all!

I will definitely trade hands! I haven't tried skulls before. Is there a template?

07-20-2013, 08:47 PM
Excellent! And yes, I made up a relatively rudimentary template for the swap - but they can be more fun with any skull shape at all. Here's the link to the thread for that swap with the guidelines: http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/showthread.php?5362-ALL-Big-Skull-Swap-DUE-April-2-2013 and I'm attaching the template - wahoo!

07-20-2013, 09:03 PM
Awesome! We should trade skulls in the Halloween-a-thon, too. Mwaahahahahaha!

07-21-2013, 08:05 AM
I don't think I've ever done an art-a-thon. I'll have to give it a try.

07-21-2013, 06:21 PM
Would so love to have you, Genxster! It's crazy fun!

08-06-2013, 09:52 PM
Two days, people!

08-07-2013, 12:45 AM
I can't believe I get to come home from vacation and immediately do an art-a-thon! So exciting!

08-07-2013, 04:00 AM

I better subscribe

TF Balding
08-08-2013, 01:41 AM
Aaaaack---I'm so unprepared!!! Gonna work on some stuff tonight...

08-08-2013, 12:47 PM
Me, too! I have some other drawings to finish up today, but then I'll be a-posting away, I hope!

Kitten Heart
08-08-2013, 02:20 PM
I was going to post some art, and then I see that I have to wait. for another 40 minutes... :S

08-08-2013, 03:28 PM
Oh wow, this starts today! Ok, I have one available. I did it last week but it counts :)

08-08-2013, 03:29 PM
I wouldn't worry about the exact time, Kittenheart. Go for it if you have stuff to trade :)

Kitten Heart
08-08-2013, 04:46 PM
I´ve got two 4"x6", either to trade for the same size, or for two atc´s :)

http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/936/medium/1_DSCF2231.JPG http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/936/medium/1_DSCF2235.JPG

08-08-2013, 04:50 PM
OMG, those are awesome Malin!

08-08-2013, 06:13 PM
I agree! Very cool! I just cut out two hands and two big skulls I'm planning on putting up for grabs tonight..

Kitten Heart
08-08-2013, 06:19 PM
thank you! I´ve got some atc´s sketched out, the plan is to play this time, it´s been ages since my last a-thon! :D

08-08-2013, 06:53 PM
Anyone up for trading inchies, say 3 quite different ones at a time? I'll post some that I've got later.

Joes Lines
08-08-2013, 09:10 PM
5 o'clock! I did these 4x4s earlier today. Heading out for a few hours, but I'll be back later this evening. Can't wait to line up some trades!

Man-Fly, Gill-Man and The Corpse are on hold but the others are available.

08-08-2013, 09:40 PM
Fabulous inchies! I'm heading out to mow the lawn, but I was thinking of maybe doing some inchies tonight or over the weekend. I've finished two big skulls, so far, both about 7" tall, around 5" wide. I just finished watching a Nova special on volcanoes - can you tell?

08-08-2013, 10:02 PM
We just landed in Indianapolis, and I am SO FREAKING EXCITED to make some art to trade! Joe, those are killing me already! What size are they?

Michelle, killer skulls (no pun intended!).

Let me get situated (we literally just walked in the door, whereupon I ran for the computer), and I'll be back!

08-08-2013, 10:19 PM
Huh? It's a-thon time? Sweet! Welcome back Siena - missed you :) I usually do 4:4 inchies and 2:2 moos. Knowing you're doing inchies I may have to "go there".

08-08-2013, 11:35 PM
Thanks Jules! I missed you guys too! :) I have to work tonight (boring gov. contract, but at least it's at home), but I'll jump in by the weekend! Can't wait to see your inchies. :)

08-09-2013, 12:52 AM
Cool stuff peeps! I got a couple early ones.
http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1568/1_Yellow_Pajamas.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1568/1_Bungalows_at_Vertical_Pine.jpg

08-09-2013, 01:38 AM
Joe you're freaking killing me! Which of us can make 4x4 fast enough to nab at least one of those!

TF Balding
08-09-2013, 01:51 AM
VooDoo Dolly...

Ps... I'm playing with my new phone, so y'all will have to excuse the weirdness (or if you'd like, you can totally rock it sideways... This dolly is versatile like that ) ;)

08-09-2013, 03:20 AM
I rocked it sideways, and it's AWESOME!

I just spent about 2.5 hours making this card. Clearly, I needed to do some stretches or something first.

08-09-2013, 04:56 AM
Omg, art a thon! I will try! So much is going on.

08-09-2013, 05:16 AM
I have some I just need to finish and scan. I started them last week! Gosh! I am so not fast at this.

Im thinking of trying some intuitive portraits.

08-09-2013, 08:15 AM
Here are my first atc's. :)

Kitten Heart
08-09-2013, 09:56 AM
they are beautiful! :)

08-09-2013, 11:53 AM
gorgeous as usual, tempeststudios! I think I might try some intuitive portraits as well. It's been awhile. I have a busy day in the shop, but I'll be around this evening, hopefully posting a couple of hands..

08-09-2013, 01:19 PM
My first one. :)


08-09-2013, 03:08 PM
Here are my first three...PM me if interested...;)

Summer Sorbet
Prickley Pear Desert Zen
Tree Of Life Batik Effect

Joes Lines
08-09-2013, 03:11 PM
This is a 4x6 called Dark Red. I have a couple more dark fairy tales in the works for later this weekend.

08-09-2013, 03:30 PM
heres a few pics I tossed aside unfinished for whatever reasons, available to trade

08-09-2013, 04:01 PM
Holy wow!!! oddie, that girl in the blue hat wants to come to my house!

Tempest, I love those bees. That style of yours has always been a favorite of mine.

Joe, Dark Red is fabulously freaky. I don't know if she's pregnant or distended, but either way, *swoon*.

IvoryPeony, what a totally gorgeous card!

waterblossoms, that Tree is stunning! If you see anything of mine you want over the weekend, please holler!

08-09-2013, 04:14 PM
Ann, shes yours!

08-09-2013, 05:30 PM
Yay! First card is uploaded! :D

08-09-2013, 06:37 PM
Sonoran Desert Song...Traded...IvoryPeony

Twilight Desert Gathering...Still available...;)

08-09-2013, 08:08 PM
Love my card Waterblossoms...thx for the trade!

Joes Lines
08-09-2013, 09:04 PM
This is probably it for me tonight, but I'll be back tomorrow. "The Girl without Hands" is postcard sized and "Your Little Miracle" is ATC.

08-09-2013, 09:28 PM
For Joe, The World's Tallest Girl and the Smallest Woman

08-09-2013, 09:56 PM
awesome Julie!

08-10-2013, 01:20 AM
Well darn it, I've just finished six inchies but it's too dark to photograph them properly now. I'll put them up tomorrow morning.

So many beautiful cards! I'm guess that means I'll have to get cracking on atcs, too.

08-10-2013, 01:40 AM
Working on pensive horned girls and badass horned girls. Will colour tomorrow.

08-10-2013, 01:44 AM
I love the second set Jules!

08-10-2013, 01:49 AM
Ohmyglob! Those horned girls are fantabulous! I totally want one!

Of course, I've already made - let's see - four trades, and I'm only halfway through the first pair I owe for the first trade. I need to pick up the pace tomorrow! (Can I blame "first day back from vacation"?)

08-10-2013, 02:00 AM
julie, how wonderful!!! Horned girls:)
How about trading a horned girl for a funky chicken?

I just posted a few more cards into the gallery. I have to go out of town tomorrow early, won't be back until late sunday oh no!!! But I still want to trade if possible. I'll keep my eye on the gallery and thread. Have a blast! And wish me luck. Doing a big art festival in Boston on SUnday.

08-10-2013, 02:27 AM
Good luck Cat!!! And yeah, I need that chicken lol.

08-10-2013, 06:08 AM
Hay Siena
I'm up for trading inchies - i'd prefer animals/people. I've almost finished some horse ones so will post them shortly.

08-10-2013, 01:19 PM
Oh I'd forgotten about the athon. Lets see if I can make a few simple pieces up.

Joes Lines
08-10-2013, 02:36 PM
I have two atc sized castles up this morning.

08-10-2013, 02:45 PM
Coloured and ready to go!

08-10-2013, 02:48 PM
Cool! Thanks! I'll post some soon...

Hay Siena
I'm up for trading inchies - i'd prefer animals/people. I've almost finished some horse ones so will post them shortly.

08-10-2013, 03:01 PM
Two more in the mix...;)

Misty Flower Buds
Tree of life...Moonlit Mesa

08-10-2013, 04:22 PM
Those are beautiful!

08-10-2013, 04:27 PM
Ok, here are some inchies. Ideally, I'd like to trade 3:3 (or even 2:2...) I know it sounds crazy, but I am the slowest artist in the world and they take me a million years each. This may or may not be slightly hyperbolic. :delirium:

08-10-2013, 04:31 PM
.... aaand an atc. This is on watercolour canvas and done with mainly watercolour pencils. (As are most of the inchies.)

08-10-2013, 04:37 PM
Couple more and then it's time to move on to something completely different!

08-10-2013, 06:47 PM
Here's some cards:prettyhearts:

08-10-2013, 06:49 PM
My first A-Thon card:frida:


08-10-2013, 07:03 PM
Ooooh! Beautiful, Lilith! SilverSweet, you KNOW I love that zombie! As soon as I get myself out of debt with Joes Lines, I will be making cards for general posting. Soon! Ish!

08-10-2013, 07:46 PM
Wow so many cool neat things! Here's a couple I have going:
http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1568/1_Tango_and_Todd_in_Teacups.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1568/1_Retired_Circus_Cat.jpg

08-10-2013, 08:29 PM
Cindy, I love that first one so much!

08-10-2013, 08:49 PM
Siena, those inchies are fantastic! If you feel like making some Moo's I would love to trade with you.

08-10-2013, 09:04 PM
Thank you so much! I've been meaning to make some moos... hopefully I will have a little time tonight!

08-10-2013, 11:13 PM
Ok, this is what I`d maybe call intuitive art... one of those situations where you look at a painted background and start to see something in it. This creature emerged from one of my backgrounds this afternoon. He`s weird for sure. But I know some people like weird, so...

08-10-2013, 11:16 PM
I made this dragon atc as well, and another inchie, Octo.

08-10-2013, 11:17 PM
Hahaha, that`s funny... the inchie looks gigantic beside the atc. Ooops.

08-11-2013, 01:49 AM
I only managed one card today. Family visiting. Maybe I can get another one in tonight before bed.

I tried the intuitive process too, and this is what happened ...
Its available. :)

08-11-2013, 02:00 AM
Pretty dang spectacular Erika!!!...;)

I only managed one card today. Family visiting. Maybe I can get another one in tonight before bed.

I tried the intuitive process too, and this is what happened ...
Its available. :)

08-11-2013, 02:29 AM
Trading is so weird here. People comment but few ask for trades and when I ask things rarely pan out. Frustrated.

08-11-2013, 02:47 AM

Sorry you're frustrated, Juli!

My husband just made Fake Bananas Foster. You should come over. I can't eat mine. I'm too full.

08-11-2013, 03:14 AM
Say whaaaa. I will trade with you Grrdjules! Your cards are always so fun and they seem to always trade so fast.

TF Balding
08-11-2013, 03:20 AM
I've just been in a weird funky mood this weekend... Not feeling productive.... But I've been hiding & drooling over all the gorgeous things (even though I can't motivate myself to do any art)... *sigh* Keep the eye candy coming folks!

08-11-2013, 04:31 AM
OMG! I'm here! I made it. I've only managed to make one card this evening. So many cool cards here. Hope to make at least a couple more tomorrow and line up some trades.


08-11-2013, 05:59 AM
I scratched out a second intuitive type card at the end of the day.

Here it is.
It is also available. :)

08-11-2013, 06:51 AM
I like these intuitive cards. Excellent work.

08-11-2013, 11:31 AM
I managed to make one card yesterday just finishing off one other then will upload. Some awesome cards posted hope AnnD doesn't take them all hehehe :)

08-11-2013, 04:07 PM
Two done for the art-a-thon!

08-11-2013, 05:23 PM
Hahaha! The good news, Anita, is that even *I*, Grand Mistress of the Grabbypants, cannot possibly request all of the awesome art in this a-thon! Seriously, have you all looked in the gallery? There are lots and lots of fabulous available cards! So exciting!

08-11-2013, 05:59 PM
Chocolate point kitteh (one off the old sketch pile)

Now I feel like I should look into this intuitive portraits thing, since I missed whatcha all talking about.

And one more thing, wow! Holy busy art-athon, so much great stuff in the gallery!

08-11-2013, 06:02 PM
Such a cute kitteh!!!

The intuitive portraits thing was super big a year or two ago after an article about them appeared in Art Trader. I love when people post them - they look so cool!

08-11-2013, 06:06 PM
Ooh, I think I found the article (http://www.arttradermag.com/magazine/sal-scheibe/10-minute-atcs-intuitive-watercolor-wash-faces/). Cool, brb!

Speaking of which, I hope Sal shows up to the a-thon!

08-11-2013, 06:10 PM
Yes! Thanks for posting the link!

08-11-2013, 07:01 PM
A small flock!

08-11-2013, 07:05 PM
Bwahahaha! Bird Yoga! Those are adorable, Juli!

08-11-2013, 07:08 PM
Hi again!
So I totally overworked my first try. But it is fun and people should do one!

08-11-2013, 07:09 PM
Omigosh jules I would totally trade for one of those birds. Maybe the red one or the one with the cracker. :D

08-11-2013, 11:38 PM
Cindy, thanks for the article. I am spending way to much time on mine! Plus, im doing it totally wrong. Its a big deal for me not to use a reference however, so I guess its still intuitive.

08-11-2013, 11:41 PM
I am also spending way too much time on mine! But it's still a new process so it's neat to do.

08-12-2013, 12:02 AM
I've tried a couple myself, trying to be a bit looser, but I'm not sure about the end result. Fun to spend the day doing something out of the ordinary.

http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/302/small/1_Artathon3.jpg http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/302/small/1_Artathon4.jpg

08-12-2013, 12:41 AM
Nice, Genxster! I think yours are much closer to the intention of the exercise!

Here is my second overworked one.


08-12-2013, 12:44 AM
Thanks Cindy. Yours is so fun to look at. I love the lines and curves in yours.

08-12-2013, 03:02 AM
Great intuitive stuff ladies! I think (and I could just be saying this to justify my own cards) but maybe the intention of the exercise is to "see" something in the washes and work to that, which is what we have all done. :)

I agree Gen, it is fun to do things a little differently.

08-12-2013, 03:18 AM
I'm working on one last card, and I have one that's still looking for a home.


08-12-2013, 10:18 AM
I managed to do one more card. It's still looking for a new home ;)

08-12-2013, 04:28 PM
hummmer and sea witch available

08-12-2013, 04:30 PM
IvoryPeony, those trees are gorgeous! oddie, that sea witch!!! *Swoon*

08-12-2013, 04:31 PM
All my cards are traded! Thanks everyone for another great a-thon.

Looking forward to the halloween one now.

08-12-2013, 09:38 PM
I only got 2 made - sorry - both are in my gallery if anyone wants to trade if not no worries.

08-13-2013, 03:29 AM
Those are both fabulous, Anita! I love the colors in that second card and all of the textural contrasts! Yummy!

I've got most of mine packaged up to send out tomorrow. I still owe Oddie a card, and I'm waiting on one address.

08-13-2013, 07:13 PM
This was so much fun. It got me to stop whining and just make some damn cards! I definitely want to do another a-thon.

08-13-2013, 08:57 PM
Yay! The best one of the whole year is coming up in October!

08-14-2013, 09:15 PM
All my cards - except special ones - have made their way to the mailbox.

08-14-2013, 10:06 PM
My cards are on there way to new homes....and can't wait until halloween!!!!

08-16-2013, 04:46 PM
Wooooo! Got my first art-a-thon envelope in the mailbox today! This is the other OTHER best part about art-a-thons!

08-27-2013, 09:48 PM
All of my trades have arrived safely! Thanks again everyone. :)

Now to start planning my cards for the Halloween-a-thon.