Creative challenges are so necessary. Nothing lets you explore your artistic growth like committing to a challenge; be it 30 days, 52 weeks, 365 days, etc. When I participated in The 100 Day Project this year, I hadn’t come anywhere near completing a project like that before. This year was different and one of the things that helped me was finding more ideas by incorporating them from other challenges. There was a point where I didn’t know what to draw next and I thought I might have to stop participating. I love learning sites, I’m a member of Skillshare and CreativeBug, so I just knew I wanted to paint a bird but had no idea what to actually draw/paint. My solution was to look at a prompt from another challenge and mix the two prompts together. An example would be my bird and a prompt of “birthday” from another challenge. I added them together with a little story behind it (another goal of mine was to improve my storytelling) and I was on my way.
I wanted to help other creatives with finishing creative projects they signed up for, personal or community based, so I created a video course showing the tips and tricks that helped me complete my own creative challenge. It was an amazing experiment and I know my course, Conquer Creative Challenges, will help you out too.
The next community challenge I want to participate in is Inktober, creating art with ink every day in October and I cannot wait! Happy creating!