Week 26: Summer

It’s officially summer. Time for vacations and hanging out outside with family and friends. It’s the time for pool parties and long days of relaxing without worry. And it’s hot. And if you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll manage to get a nice tan. The rest of us will look like we got into a loosing fight with some red paint.

This week, the challenge is to draw the embodiment of summer. Create a drawing that defines what you believe summer to be!

If you are interested in joining in, even if it is your first time, we’d love to have you join us. Please follow these simple steps to submit in your drawings to be shared!

Week 25: Looking Inward

If you were to look at your social media page as a stranger, would you recognize who you are? We’re not talking about a physical representation of you, but would you recognize your dreams, your deepest thoughts, your hopes and dreams? Our society tells us to flood our feeds with selfies and pictures that show our good side.

Artists over the ages have immortalized themselves within their art, capturing their likeness in their works. But artists often leave clues on the page revealing a deeper meaning or truth about themselves.

This week, the challenge is to look inwards as you create a self portrait that reveals who or what you want people to know about you. This could be a hope or a fear, something nobody knows or something nobody would expect, or it could be a dream of who you hope to become. Any way, make it personal. Look inwards, past a physical description of who you are.

If you are interested in joining in, even if it is your first time, we’d love to have you join us. Please follow these simple steps to submit in your drawings to be shared!

Week 24: Chaos

As you have probably noticed, we are a little late in posting this weeks drawing challenge. Part of that is due to the chaos of life and the everyday struggle to try to get everything done.

This week, we are embracing the chaos.

This week, the challenge is to draw something that is inspired by the idea of chaos. Just run with it and go with the flow!

If you are interested in joining in, even if it is your first time, we’d love to have you join us. Please follow these simple steps to submit in your drawings to be shared!

Week 23: Wonder Woman

“When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.” – Gail Simone

Over the weekend, the world was reintroduced to Wonder Woman as she made her debut appearance on the big screen. Originally created by William Maulton Marston, Diana, Princess of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta first appeared in the world of DC Comics in October of 1941 and has been an inspiration ever since.

In celebration of Wonder Woman and women everywhere, the challenge this week is to create a drawing inspired by this comic book hero.

If you are interested in joining in, even if it is your first time, we’d love to have you join us. Please follow these simple steps to submit in your drawings to be shared!

Week 22: Memorial

Today, we celebrate Memorial Day.  Today is not about cookouts and barbecues. It’s not about sales and hanging out at the beach. Today is a day to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

Today, and this week, the challenge is to honor the brave men and women who gave their lives while serving in our nations armed forces.

If you know someone who has laid down their life for this country, be it a family member or a friend, dedicate this weeks drawing to them. Make it personal and your drawing will become more powerful than you could ever make it on your own.

If you are interested in joining in, even if it is your first time, we’d love to have you join us. Please follow these simple steps to submit in your drawings to be shared!

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Week 21: EMS

Just as last week was Law Enforcement Week, this week is officially National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. This week is a shout out to the men and women who ride towards the wounded and injured, those who make up the Thin White Line.

This week, the challenge is to honor the Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who serve their communities.

If you are interested in joining in, even if it is your first time, we’d love to have you! Please follow these simple steps to submit in your drawings to be shared!

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Details of a larger piece that incorporates the men and women who serve as Paramedics and EMTs – STKerr

Week 20: Law Enforcement

This week is Law Enforcement Appreciation Week, so this week is a shout out to the men and women who make up the Thin Blue Line.

The challenge this week is to create a drawing inspired by Law Enforcement and Police.

Have fun with it!

If you are interested in joining in, even if it is your first time, we’d love to have you! Please follow these simple steps to submit in your drawings to be shared!

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The sketch in my sketchbook and the larger, finished drawing to honor the Thin Blue Line. – STKerr

Week 19: Mermay

As Sean was browsing art pages on Instagram, he noticed a trend and a hashtag that was just too fun to pass up: #Mermay. The abundance of mermaid drawings, sketches, and paintings that are popping up over social media are the catalyst for this weeks challenge.

The challenge is to draw you version of a mermaid/merman. A half-human, half-sea creature of myth and legend.

As you create your drawing, think about the environment that your creature is in. Allow that to inspire your pen or pencil to move across the page. And have fun!

If you are interested in joining in, even if it is your first time, we’d love to have you! Please follow these simple steps to submit in your drawings to be shared!

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Week 18: May the 4th Be With You (and Cinco de Mayo)

This week, we are having a little fun. The day before you celebrate the Mexican victory over the the French forces at the Battle of Puebla and go on to celebrate the Mexican-American culture that has become part of the nation of the United States, geeks and nerds around the world will smile as they enjoy a pun of their own and quote Star Wars all day. Because the fourth day of May is Star Wars Day. Followed by Cinco de Mayo.

So, the challenge this week is to draw something that celebrates either of these two events. Have fun with it! If you want to push yourself even more, try creating a drawing that celebrates both at the same time!

If you are interested in joining in, even if it is your first time, We’d love to have you! Please follow these simple steps to submit in your drawings to be shared!

Week 17: Quick Sketches

There are many times during the day when an idea comes into your head and you don’t have time to sit down and draw, but you have a few seconds to open up the sketchbook and jot down a quick sketch and/or a few words before we get caught up in the moment and continue on our way.

The challenge this week is not to create a refined drawing, but to jot down ideas in those short moments we have in between the rest of our lives. Think 30-45 seconds or less. If you need to use words, then write. Use what you have at hand. If you don’t have a sketchbook with you, snag a napkin and a pen, they work just as well.

If you end up with several small sketches throughout the week, that is okay. That just means you have the ideas for some larger drawings that you can go back to at another time!

If you are interested in joining in, even if it is your first time, We’d love to have you! Please follow these simple steps to submit in your drawings to be shared!

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