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.
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!
P.S. If you are a busy illustrator who needs help with success in your practice and goals, this printable worksheet helps you prioritize your day. You can organize your day, list your goals, make notes, track your habits and sketch daily. An awesome recipe for success, baby steps count. Get yours here!