Week 31: Myths

Our history is filled with stories of gods and creatures that only exist in the far reaches of time. Every society has its own history of myths and legends. From the Greek and Roman gods to the spirits of the Native Americans, there are many more far between.

This week, choose a myth and illustrate it. Put the words into an image and tell the story. Feel free to choose any myth from any society or part of the world. And allow yourself the freedom to create your own image, and not just a variation of someone else’s.

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Week 29: Water

As the summer heat rages on, many of us dive into lakes, pools, and other bodies of water in the attempt to cool off. Water is also one of the more difficult things to draw.

This week, the challenge is to create a drawing that includes water.

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Two studies while I tried to get ideas out of my head. – STKerr

Week 28: Rule of Thirds

I first heard about the rule of thirds in high school art class, when my teacher told me that all good pieces of art have a third solid black, a third white, and a third grey. Since then, I have discovered that this rule is easily broken because there is so much more than dark and light.

Through photography, I have learned that the “rule” of thirds is about the placement of elements in the frame of the image.

Both sides of this rule are valid. Neither are absolutes.

This week, the challenge is to draw a composition that reflects your interpretation of the rule of thirds. I encourage you to do some research and see what others are saying about the rule of thirds. Look at some artwork and see if the rule of thirds fits.

And remember: have fun!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

Week 16: Faith

We will go with another open ended prompt this week: Faith.

This past weekend, the Christian world celebrated Good Friday and Easter. Resurrection Sunday. The most important celebration of the Christian faith.

This week, the challenge is to draw something that defines your personal faith. Something that defines what you believe.

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For me, faith has meant becoming a warrior. To fight every day to love unconditionally. – STKerr

Week 15: Stories

One of the difficult things to do when it comes to art of any kind is to tell a story through a single image. I think about some of the classical painters and how their paintings told stories, or at least captured parts of the larger story. That is the challenge this week, to draw a story.

Try to avoid the use of panels (like a comic strip or graphic novel page), but focus on a single image that tells a story.

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“The Hunter” – STKerr

2017 Week 4: That Which Surrounds Us

We all have our spaces in which we choose to work. Sometimes it is a studio space. Other times it is a really comfortable chair. Or a local hang out place. Or a kitchen table. A desk. The floor. Artist create art wherever they find themselves, but we all love that one spot to work. It gives us the most peace and comfort to allow the creative juices to flow.

This week, it’s all about the work space. Locate the spot that is most comfortable for you to create stuff. Draw it.

Look at what’s in front of you and put it onto the page. That is this weeks drawing challenge.

Don’t get intimidated about trying to get every detail perfect, but let your personality flow through what you choose to surround yourself with. If it makes you more comfortable, think of it as a still life. Either way, while you are drawing, remember to smile and have fun!

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I do most of my work at the table in my apartment. While I also use the second room as an art studio, I tend to use it only when painting. – STKerr