Monthly Art Challenge: May 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.
Rewards

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



May Prompts

Genre prompt remains suspended at this time.

With the showers behind us, life has begun to bloom in the greenery we see spanning the outdoors. May has arrived and with it, images of open fields, flowers covering both the ground and trees and gentle breezes occupy the imagination. Named after the Greek Goddess Maia, May is therefore associated with Fertility, Spring and Growth. A blessed month according to the roman’s, its birthstone, the Emerald, an emblem of love and success and its zodiac signs between Taurus and Gemini.

May is also considered a rather eventful month, holding both Mother’s and Memorial Day. While popularized as a holiday, it is also important to appreciate all the mother’s out in the world, not only on Mother’s day. Therefore art featuring what might be considered a mother in some sort of setting is definitley a go to for the month. In celebration of Memorial day, fireworks and barbecue’s are also great ideas for May art piece’s.

Speaking of art, throughout the year artist’s like to typically come up with theme’s and while it’s not every month, May has its very own called Mermay, in which artist’s typically draw mermaid’s each day for the entire month, thus fish-like pokemon will make it in as a theme as well. In keeping with that, water color works will also be eligible for the bonus for the month of May.

Applicable themes are:
• Flowers and Flowerlike Pokemon
• Mother’s / Children
• Greenery (as in plants/vegetation) or the color green
• Barbecue
• Fish Pokemon
• Watercolor art
• Love

The April prompts will continue to be active until the 15th of May, while May’s will stay active until the 5th of June!

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