February Drawing Challenge and why you should join in!
As you may know I've been posting a lot more Sketchbook work recently, and set up a new Instagram @katnippkomics dedicated to my personal & Sketchbook work.
I am a huge believer in developement and style, and believe little daily doodles and experiments can help push your style, techniques and creative abilities. However, sometimes we all come to a brick wall, staring at our new crisp Sketchbook page, and having no idea what you are going to draw. I call this "artist block"
Much like the classic "writers block" a creative metaphor to describe basically a feeling of "I have nothing...nada...not one ounce of inspiration today" which can leave your creative juices feeling a little....dehydrated shall we say.
So last year I stumbled across a drawing prompt challenge ran by the fantastic @tobilikecats over on their Instagram - after looking for some ultra tasty inspiration juice, for my now severely dehydrated creativity- they posted daily "prompt" words which you then had to create a illustration (in my case) from it.
This changed everything.
Not only did this challenge me creatively, it challenged me technically too - I decided to ditch digital painting and swap to traditional mediums such as markers, pencils, pens and watercolours - something even now I look back on and see a huge improvement since the beginning of the challenge.
Soooooo I have created my own drawing prompt list that I will be starting as soon as February 1st comes around and I urge you to join in with me:
And here it is!! The rules are: there are no rules!!!
Whether you are a illustrator, crafter, hobby artist or whatever! you can join in! You don't have to take the prompts Literally either! Be creative with it, draw or create the first thing that comes to you when you see these prompts!
I would love to see everyone's work, so have created the hashtag #katnippkreates so we can all join in and see each other's daily prompts! Don't forget to add this to your drawings description!
I'll also be posting some of my fave pieces by everyone who joins on my blog at the end of the February challenge
So what do you say!?
Are you ready for a fun creative challenge this February?!
Come join me over at @katnippkomics (Instagram) or watch my Facebook page for my daily drawing doodles!
I'll see you all later