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AnnD
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/


Instructions:


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?

ATCs
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)
Bookmarks


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!

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

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

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

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

AnnD
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?

mlydon
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!

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

Genxster
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.

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

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

AnnD
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!

oddbreed
08-07-2013, 04:00 AM
:walter::walter::zombieboots::dude::patrick::punk:

I better subscribe

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

mlydon
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

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

Amerasu
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

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

mlydon
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

Siena
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.

mlydon
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?

AnnD
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!

grrrdjules
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".

Siena
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. :)

CindyD
08-09-2013, 12:52 AM
Cool stuff peeps! I got a couple early ones.
:D
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

grrrdjules
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...
14943

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 ) ;)

AnnD
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.

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

TempestStudios
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.

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

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

mlydon
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..

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

http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=39074

Waterblossoms
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.

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

AnnD
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!

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

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

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

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

SilverSweet
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.

grrrdjules
08-09-2013, 09:28 PM
For Joe, The World's Tallest Girl and the Smallest Woman
http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/132/1_ForJoe.jpg

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

Siena
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.

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

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

AnnD
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"?)

catpratt
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.

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

nzflutterby
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.

itsamistry
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.

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

Siena
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.

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

Misty Flower Buds
Tree of life...Moonlit Mesa

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

Siena
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:

Siena
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.)

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

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

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

http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/3009/large/1_225.jpg

AnnD
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!

CindyD
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

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

TempestStudios
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.

Siena
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!

Siena
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...

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

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

TempestStudios
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 ...
http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1041/1_aceo493.jpg
Its available. :)

Waterblossoms
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 ...
http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1041/1_aceo493.jpg
Its available. :)

grrrdjules
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.

AnnD
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.

TempestStudios
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!

Genxster
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.

http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/302/small/1_Artathon1.jpg

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

Here it is.
http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1041/1_aceo494.jpg
It is also available. :)

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

itsamistry
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 :)

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

AnnD
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!

CindyD
08-11-2013, 05:59 PM
Chocolate point kitteh (one off the old sketch pile)
http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1568/1_Chocolate_Point.jpg

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

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

AnnD
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!

CindyD
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!
:D

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

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

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

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

CindyD
08-11-2013, 07:08 PM
Hi again!
So I totally overworked my first try. But it is fun and people should do one!
http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1568/1_Intuitive_Face_1.jpg

CindyD
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

TempestStudios
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.

CindyD
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.

Genxster
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

CindyD
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.

http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1568/1_Intuitive_Face_2.jpg

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

TempestStudios
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.

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

http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/gallery/images/1113/small/1_Floaties.jpg

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

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

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

TempestStudios
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.

itsamistry
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.

AnnD
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.

Genxster
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.

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

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

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

AnnD
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!

TempestStudios
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.