Monthly Art Theme: April 2018
Monthly Art Challenge: April 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

April Prompts

Genre prompt is suspended still at this time.

Hopefully by this time, most of us in the Northern Hemisphere are starting to get into the swing of spring, heralded by the famous April showers that will bring May flowers! The traditional etymology of its name is from the verb aperire, "to open," as all sorts of flora begin to fully bloom. April was sacred to the goddess Venus, with her holiday being celebrated on the first day.

There are different types of April showers--one rain, and two meteor! The Lydris meteor shower is an annual meteor shower that typically peaks around the 23rd of April, and the Eta Aquariids begins around that same time, though it doesn't peak until the beginning of May.

April is also the National Poetry-writing Month. This is a great time for us visual-art folk to pay homage to this spectacular, expressive medium. What Pokemon do you think would enjoy writing poetry? Draw it for us!

Easter has passed by this posting, but we'll still accept it as a theme! Hope everyone had a great one.

Applicable themes are:
• Ape-ril (Monkey/ape/primate pokemon!)
• Fools/pranks!
• Sparkly things (in the spirit of a diamond birthstone!)
• Showers (both rain, and meteor!)
• Poetry
• Easter (eggs, rabbits!)

Due to the lateness of this posting, the prompt will be available until the 15th of May!

Feel free to post any art within the month of April including one or more of these things to receive the bonus. If you could, please put a [APR] 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.

Got an idea for next month? Share it in the thread!

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