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Month of Love 2017

by | Jan 29, 2017

February, but for Artists

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. Month of Love is geared towards illustrators and provides weekly prompts during February. The program encourages artists to pump out four to five portfolio-ready pieces, finished and polished.

The prompts are open-ended and really meant as a loose jumping-off point. Here’s what they’ve planned for 2017:

  1. Secrets (Feb 1-3)
  2. Innocent  (Feb 6-10)
  3. Keys (Feb 13-17)
  4. Metamorphoses (Feb 20-24)
  5. Light  (Feb 27-28)

The challenge actually happens twice a year, and in October it becomes Month of Fear.

Like I mentioned above, this is an amazing opportunity to build your illustration portfolio and create a series of pieces much more polished than you ever could in #Inktober.

I’m already overboard with ideas for the project, but I know I’m going to incorporate two repeating characters (nicknamed Gold and Blue) and an homage to the Silent Hill aesthetic.

What are you going to do?


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Wed, 2/8 2pm-5pm MST featuring Tawny Fritz working on the theme Innocent

Wed, 2/15 2pm-5pm MST featuring Kristina Carroll working on the theme Keys

Wed, 2/22 2pm-5pm MST featuring Maggie Ivy working on the theme Metamorphoses


The header image was made with a photograph by Lamiot and a texture image from LostAndTaken.




Illustrator of dreamy things & storyteller ★ Witchy / androgyny / light & color ★ Creator of #WeatherwaxCoven ★ (she/her)