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View Poll Results: Which of the following would you prefer
Keep the contest as it is, with a theme each month. 108 76.06%
Dedicate a contest month to a specific media (e.g. watercolor or collage or pencil for example). 34 23.94%
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:26 AM
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Arrow Suggest 2017 Monthly ATC Contest Themes

It's that time again! Time to provide a list of your favorite ATC themes for the monthly contests in 2017!

Themes that work best are those that a lot of artists would enjoy doing...you can look through the contests of previous years to see the kinds of themes that attract the most participants. Themes should be doable in any kind of ATC medium: HD, HP, collage, digital, mixed media, fabric, etc.

I'll get the ball rolling with some themes of my own.

Dogs
Winter scenes
Mollusks
Rocketships
Cartoon Humor
Black & White
At the Zoo
Steampunk Sealife


You'll have until November 24th to list your theme ideas. Then I'll compile a voting list from those that seem the most suitable for the contest.

Also, I've a poll attached to see what you think about trying something new for a couple of the months. Vote if you will

Put on your thinking caps, poke your muse, and give us some great ideas!
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Old 11-05-2016, 12:21 PM
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black and white
purple
portraits
a certain time and place (ie 1960s, the Renaissance, Tudor England)
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Old 11-05-2016, 02:19 PM
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Old 11-05-2016, 04:10 PM
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Mainly orange and turquoise
Victorian period theme
queens
dogs
bicycles
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Old 11-05-2016, 04:41 PM
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Flowers
Trees
Birds
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Old 11-05-2016, 05:21 PM
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Okay. Let's see what I can come with.

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Winged Creatures
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Wild Things
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Minimalism
Wabi Sabi - it is the Japanese way of looking at the beauty of things that are imperfect and decaying such as, collapsed barns, weathered wood, cracked pottery, vintage or antique items. Lots of examples on pinterest.
Out of Place
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:18 PM
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Seahorses
insects
honey bees
birds
maps
queens
Saints
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:05 PM
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Elephants
Vintage
Black and white plus one color
Ocean life
Nautical
Mandalas
Portraits
Personified animals
Fruit
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Postage stamp heads on people
Bird people (people with birds heads)
Songs
Animals of your country
Embellished vintage photos
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:19 PM
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Zinnias
Topiaries
Trees
Dryads
Sweets (cupcakes, confectionaries, etc.)
Bees
Tea themed
Wine themed
Coffee themed
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:26 PM
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Childhood
The Future
Emotions
Colour Study (any colour)
Meditation

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Old 11-05-2016, 11:27 PM
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And I love the postage stamp people idea!
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:33 PM
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Alien sci-fi objects
Bad 1950s sci-fi
Noir characters
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skulls
celestial themes
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:52 PM
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Monsters!!
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:58 PM
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Angels
Butterflies
Hearts
Coloring page
mandalas
turtles
zentangles
monochromatic
postage stamps
music
abstract
fish
birds
crosses
Ugly Sweaters
whimsical creatures
flowers
owls
moonglow
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I kind of like the idea of dedicating a particular month to a particular medium. Even better, I would LOVE if people submitted in a particular theme in all mediums, but we could know in what medium each piece was created.
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