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December 2017 Illustration Challenge

Last year we did an amazing community challenge to do art based on the prompt "winter faun". Tons of amazing people participated and made beautiful art for their portfolios! Here are a couple examples!   Prompt: Midwinter Magic This year, let's do it again! If you're building an illustration portfolio or you just want to level up your art skills, use this prompt as an opportunity! The Specifics Aim to spend 10+ hours making an illustration In any medium Inspired by "Midwinter" and "Magic" Interpret as you wish Post the finished piece ...

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Join Me for Self Portrait Day 2017

Right as the whirlwind of Inktober comes to an end and before I hunker down to write by the seat of my pants for NaNoWriMo, there’s one day I’m keeping my schedule clear for—and you should, too!

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August Challenge: Make An Illustration That Tells A Story

Illustration That Tells a Story painting by John Bauer
I'm always trying to buff up my portfolio, and something I want to include more is illustrations that tell stories. Consider this an invitation to join me in making an illustration you can show off. 

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Design Dolls Spotlight on the Adobe Channel

Since the beginning of 2017 I've been working on a really exciting project. As you may or may not know, I had a weekly slot on the Twitch Adobe channel until it ceased operating on 7/30/2017. Each week I invited a member of the Design Dolls stream team on for a three hour art stream to talk about her life as a creator and to paint a portrait of her.

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Draw What You Love aka “Just Do It”

People always ask me where I find motivation to draw, where I go for inspiration, or how I come up with ideas when I’m feeling stuck. When I’m stuck (with anything in my life) I have to reconnect with feeling.

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Perfectionism, my old friend

When it comes to the art you just finished, you’re probably never going to overcome the feeling that you failed (in some way). As a new artist, this can be utterly overwhelming, but it happens at all stages of the artistic journey.

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May is for fanart

Let’s celebrate the things we love this month with some fun fanart. I’m going to be doing art to celebrate some of my favorite things like the new season of Sense8, Alice in Wonderland, and the amazing streamer KayPikeFashion. I want you to join me.

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April Illustration Prompt Game

This April, we're playing an Illustration Prompt Game together. Like our last group prompt, this is a great opportunity If you're building an illustration portfolio or you just want to level up your art skills! The Game As a community we picked three random prompts Cerulean Blue (#2956B2) Befuddled Dancer Apricot (#FBCEB1) Disconnected Astronaut Purple (#6441A4) Content Sexy Lumberjack There are two ways to play Way one: pick your favorite prompt and make an illustration based on it Way two: doodle ideas for all three, and pick the one you ...

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Month of Love 2017

This is it, guys. This is the stuff I get so excited for. Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite thing: Month of Love. This is a month-long challenge similar to NaNoWriMo or #Inktober. Geared towards illustrators, Month of Love brings weekly illustration prompts during February. The ...

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