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Me and my friend Victor wanted to start the year with a 30-day challenge, but we couldn’t decide which one, so we whipped up one of our own :D. We’ll try to motivate ourselves and eachother to complete it within 5-7 weeks.

We warmly encourage other people to take the challenge as well! It should be fun. You can tag your stuff with #art block butt kick so I can spy on everything you guys are doing :D. Yay!

The Challenge

1. Draw yourself as a superhero, along with your animal sidekick
2. Make some squiggles and create 3 monster based on them.
3. Go to random character generator like [this] or [this] and draw the character you get
4. Now develop the character further by drawing a room from their home! Try to include lots of random stuff that tells us even more about the owner’s personality.
5. Paint a picture using colours generated by a random color palette generator like [this] or [this] (or any colour meme you find). You are allowed to use black&white too.
6. Find an interesting photo (either from the internet or your personal library) and do this cutout-exercise
7. Draw an animal that doesn’t really exist.
8. Find interesting textures from your surroundings and incorporate them into an illustration.
9. Go to Serendipity’s city generator and illustrate the environment! Have as much fun as you want with whatever you get, but try to make it a lesson in perspective - you know you need to practice it! :D
10. Draw a garden, jungle, forest or any place with lots of different kinds of flowers and plants.
11. Draw something inspired by a dream.
12. Go to wikipaintings, and select Artwork - Random artwork. Do a self portrait based on the piece you get.
13. Do some life drawing today. People, places, random objects, anything.
14. There are some story generators around the internet, like this one here. Design a book cover or a movie poster for the story you get. If you find it difficult to come up with a title for the book/movie (I know I always struggle with naming my stuff), don’t let it stop you, just use Lorem Ipsum or something :D
15. Inspired by drawgabbydraw- make a watercolor blob and draw something on it, or participate in gabcollab.
16. Fashion day! See magazines, lookbook or some of the gazillion fashion blogs for inspiration, and draw some outfits. If convenient, keep using traditional mediums.
17. Draw something to reflect’s word of the day
18. Draw some character interaction, like a couple, a fight or a group of friends on a road trip.
19. Draw a vehicle of some kind - car, train, bicycle, plane, anything. If you like, you can draw one or more characters as drivers/passengers.
20. Let’s get back to the city and character generators. Get a new city, and a new character, and draw the character interacting with the environment.
21. I know I personally draw way too few animals, so this day is dedicated to drawing all kinds of animals. If you decide to do multiple drawings, try to include at least one bird, one land mammal and one marine creature. Insects are pretty cool to draw too.
22. Re-do one of your old artworks.
23. Another life drawing day - but this time with your non-drawing hand.
24. Do some album cover art for a musician of your choice (existing or imaginary). Include both front and back covers as well as the label in the disc itself.
25. Draw a short comic.
26. Draw a genderswap self portrait
27. Do some light source studies
28. Draw a room from your dream house.
29. Go to random mascot generator, and based on what you get design a package for a new kind of cereal.
30. As for the last one, go to wikipedia and click “Random article”. Now imagine someone writing a story about the person/place/topic/whatever in your random article, and you’re commissioned to illustrate that story. (Don’t cheat! No clicking “Random article” until you get something that seems fun. Do your research on your topic, and if the article is a stub about someone relatively insignificant just use your imagination I suppose :D)

If you’re making a New Year’s resolution to draw more, here’s something that you could do to get started! (It’s from about a year ago, so obviously I didn’t complete it in 5-7 weeks like I originally intended. How surprising xD.)






oh you had a bad day???????? WELL 2014 years ago the dinosaurs went instinct on this very day. think before u speak

…..sweetheart, I think you are mistaken.

listen sweetie(: im a dinosaur scientist i know what i’m talking about

Hun, if you were a professional “dinasour scientist” you would have used the word paleontoligist…

ummmm…. im pretty sure that word doesn’t exits. i bet u made that up for notes(:

Well paleontologist is a word, and the Earth is older than 2,014 years old…







I laughed so hard. It’s so in sync with the song.


I actually cried laughing.


this video this video is incredible


I am laughing so hard that my dad just came to see if i was okay.

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5x10 "Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly the most popular, great painter of all time. The most beloved, his command of color most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world’s greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived. "
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