Category: Art Prompt

September 2017 Art Prompt

Last year I took a landscape painting class at Schoolism (I did a lot of urban landscapes in it as well) and it really helped me with getting over the fear of drawing environments.  This past month I have been working a lot on my reboot of The Pines and I have found I have a lot of environments to design, both indoor and outdoor. Out of all of them, the ones with trees give me the most headache. Environments really are important if you want your images to be interesting and convincing. If this list seems overwhelming then definitely give it a shot. I promise by the end of a month you will see an improvement in your work. 

August Art Prompt – Creature Features

I've decided to go ahead and post the August art prompt a little early so it's available for the weekend. This month's art prompt is "Creature Features'. I love to draw from movies and I love creatures so I thought combining the two would be great for drawing practice. If creatures aren't your thing you can always draw your favorite scenes, characters or props from the following film list. Happy sketching! 

Art Prompt #1 – July 2017

I have been on the (nearly) daily drawing path since last October. I moved a couple of months ago and took a few weeks off drawing to get packed/moved/unpacked. When I sat down to draw again I had a killer artist block. I really had to push hard to get past it. One of the things I was having the most trouble with was I couldn’t think of anything to draw. I finally got on Pinterest and started looking for writing and drawing prompts to inspire me. Thankfully there were one or two that I liked and it got me going. Sadly, I noticed there were a severe lack of what I call “good ones”. I mostly like ones Halloween or horror themed. Most of them repeatedly listed “draw your favorite animal”, “draw your favorite food”. Well ok that’s something, but when you have a lot of years ahead to draw something every day and every prompt is the same as the next, it’s going to get uninspiring fast. Long story short, I saw a need for art prompts in the world, so I decided to make some. I have made up a full year’s worth in advance of this post. So I have a bit of material to keep me going until I come up with some more.  Without further ado, here is my first ever art prompt for the 31 days of July:

Cross Genre, Multimedia Grab Bag

1) Comic book character (already existing or one you’ve designed)

2) TV show villain

3) Steampunk

4) Noir film still

5) Movie character

6) Book villain

7) Cyberpunk

8) Video game character

9) Movie prop

10) Environment – Aquatic

11) Post apocalyptic

12) Revolver

13) Old car/ truck

14) Comic book villain

15) TV show character

16) Punk

17) Silent film still

18) Environment- Subterranean

19) Video game prop

20) Hot air balloon

21) Diesel punk

22) Post apocalyptic weapon

23)  Environment – Interior (any)

24) Book character

25) Movie villain

26) Futuristic car/ truck

27) Ray gun

28) Video game villain

29) Environment- Urban landscape

30) TV show prop

31) Victorian

The rules: There are no rules! This list is meant to be an idea starter. If you don’t like one then substitute it with another, come up with your own idea. You don’t have to do them in order. Style listings (Victorian, Steampunk etc) can be anything- clothing, architecture, a prop, an environment. Props can be anything, an example would be a priest’s bible from The Exorcist or Doctor Who’s phonebox. Environments don’t need to be detailed- draw a hallway. The idea is to get you thinking about perspective/ spacial awareness.  Use a reference. Draw from imagination. Have fun. Use any medium. Experiment. Draw as many days as you can, but strive for all 31. Good luck!