Monthly Art Theme: January 2018
Monthly Art Challenge: January 2018 Edition!

Here's the run-down on how it works. Every month, I'll post a set of themes or parameters to follow. URPG members can make art, using any medium, and if it's posted during that month and fits the theme appropriately, they earn cash in addition to the Pokemon they're trying to capture, regardless if it passes or fails. Curators will also earn a bonus if they curate a piece of artwork in a timely manner.

For now, this is only applicable to artists twice per month as a trial period. If it works out, the limit might be removed. We'll see. Curators receive a bonus for all the art they curate, so long as it's in the correct time frame.
Curators, please address the theme when you curate a piece of work to tell the artist if their art applies to the bonus or not. Artists, please use common sense when fulfilling the themes. The art should incorporate one of the themes in an important/meaningful way to qualify for the bonus.

For example, if the theme is the ocean and an artist only draws one seashell sitting in the corner, this does not count for the theme. This goes for colors too—they should have some meaning and be purposeful, not just be there on a whim or by lucky chance. If desired, artists can type out a short paragraph explaining which themes they went for and why they think it fits that month's parameters.

**Note that the monthly theme only applies to capture attempts and not cash.

However, this bonus does count toward your Legend Tracker for both artists and curators.

For Artists:

  • Simple or Easiest Rank – 2k
  • Medium Rank+ - 5k

For Curators:

  • 1k extra per piece
  • Must be curated before 1 week after the month ends

January Prompts
Genre prompt is still currently suspended.

Winter has now hit us full blast and with it, a new year is upon us, with renewed hopes and dreams for what the new year is to bring. To ring in the new year, many celebrate by spending it with families or shooting off fireworks. Now full-blown into the winter season, snow and ice covers the world in a thick blanket, and some places even experience snow storms, hail and even blizzard’s. Thus, Ice type pokemon will be applicable for this month as well. In addition, with the birth of a new year, many people seek renewal and will see the new year as a way to start anew or a grab a new leash on life. It can be seen as a time of healing.

Interestingly, January is also considered “National Train Your Dog Month”, on top of the dog being celebrated this year under the Chinese New Year. With that said, any Canine like Pokemon will also be applicable for the month!
Applicable themes are:

• Snowfall / Ice / Blizzard
• Ice Type Pokemon
• Canine / Doglike Pokemon
• Fireworks
• New Begining / Rebirth
• Solitude

Feel free to post any art within the month of January including one or more of these things to receive the bonus. If you could, please put a [JAN] tag in the thread name or on the art pieces you want to count for that month. Remember, artists can only get the bonus twice. Once we see how this plays out, it may be adjusted.

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Sou Wrote:Got an idea for next month? Share it in the thread!
Feb could be "Pairs," or "Synergy," to break off a little from the obvious "valentine's day" and "pink" theme that was likely coming. That way maybe in addition to Nidoran F & M, and all those other Pokemon that get shipped, we'd see especially effective battle partners, symbiosis from Pokemon that share a habitat, and other naturally fitting pairs like Vanilluxe and Lickitung!
"Because it's always been this way" should never be an excuse to maintain a broken system.
February is apparently named after februa which is the month where a purification feast was held?

Or what about the birthstone for Feb, amethyst? Maybe, purple colours?

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