Monthly Art Challenge: December 2017 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

December Prompts
Genre prompt is still being suspended until further notice.

From lowering temperatures to bare trees, Fall is leaving us as Winter draws near, and with it the sounds and sights of holiday fever. Thanksgiving has passed and arguably the most well known holiday otherwise known as Christmas is upon us. With the coming days, we are bound to see snow cover the ground beneath our feet and ice clinging to our rooftops and cars. Our homes covered in festive decorations to welcome our families home with feasts and gifts under the Christmas tree. These are the things a lot of us think about this time of year, and thus it makes sense to count them as a theme element. As snow is closely associated with December and the season of winter, Ice-type Pokemon are a good bet this year!

Did you know that December is full of different month long observances? December is known as both the EggNog Month and Fruit Cake Month, so feel free to add either of these to your scenes for the theme this month!

In other parts of the world, christmas decorations vary and while a lot of places hang wreath’s as a standard decor, the philippines for examples uses star-shaped lanterns called ‘Parols’ instead. Both are a go on this month’s art themes. (Thanks to Morru for this! Also shoutout to Velo for theme suggestions!)
Applicable themes are:

• Snowfall / Ice
• Ice Type Pokemon
• Christmas Feast / Christmas Tree
• Wreath’s / ‘Parols’ / Candles
• Home & Family
• Gifts
• Eggnog / Fruitcake
• Also Delibird (because Elrond is our resident Delibird)

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