Draw something, anything, every day of April, and share it
It’s the end of the month as we know it
And I feel fine.
Missed a challenge along the way? Was there one you really wanted to do but then life got in the way and you got distracted? You can go back and revisit the list and pick one, or even redo something you’ve already done.
From the classic stories to the modernised adaptations,draw something in this theme.
Draw like a child
Take out those crayons, sharpen those pencils, and release your inner 5 year old! Draw as if you were still in preschool or kindergarten, and have fun!
Take it litterally
Take a common expression with interesting imagery (“Cat got your tongue”, for example) and draw an illustration showing the litteral meaning of the expression (here I’d draw a cat clinging to a distressed person’s tongue with its claws). Let viewers guess what the expression is.
Back to childhood loves
This is a fanart challenge with a twist. What did you use to love as a kid, and draw? Was it from comics? TV? Did you illustrate stories from books? Maybe you created your own fan character.
Dive back into Nostalgia Land and draw that fanart you used to draw when you were younger.
Here there be dragons
Theme is dragons! Modern, ancient, occidental, oriental, draw me some dragons!
Parody and Satire
Take something that’s established and turn it on its head. Make fun of it. Make it silly. Go from a serious setting and give it a surreal and funny twist.
This type of art is observational drawing done in one continuous line while keeping your eye on the subject and not looking at your paper while you draw, not until you stop drawing. You can do a portrait, a still life, focus on a hand or a cat or whatever, just don’t stop looking at the subject until you’re finished.
Draw something inorganic, likely futuristic or steampunkish, with a definite machine feel to it, like a spaceship or a cybernetic limb on a creature or a robot.
You can curse me all you want, but it IS called a challenge. Some of these SHOULD be hard. ;)
Making it easy on you guys. Draw me some fan art!
Another time, another place
Take a character, yours or established in media, and place them into an unfamiliar time or location setting. How do they react?
This is a visual storytelling challenge, so try to say a lot without using words.
What kind of Pokemon are you?
You can either draw any Pokemon you want, or design a new Pokemon. For more fun, pick an existing character and turn it into a Pokemon! Then tell us its type, and what attacks it might have. If you’re into that sort of thing.
I blame my boys.
Magic, elves, barbarians, dwarven warriors, halfling bards, and everything in between. That’s the theme, so run with it!
Two great tastes that taste great together! Take material from one setting, combine it with that of another, and present it to us! It’s even more fun if there’s a link between the two, like Xanatos and Demona on the bridge of the Entreprise.
Abstract is, as far as I have experienced, a raw expression of yourself without clearly definable form or function. So take your tool of choice and go for it!