Make One-Line Drawings

Make a drawing using only one line.

Some days require a simple, fun challenge, and today was one of those days. One-line drawings, also known as continuous line drawings or contour drawings, are pretty much exactly what they sound like: you draw something all in one line, without ever picking up the pen or pencil as you go. It’s actually a kind […]

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Found Object Drawings

Use random everyday objects as a starter for a drawing

Today’s challenge is all about seeing common things in a different way. And you can do it wherever you are. Pick up a couple of things from your desk, bedside table, junk drawer, countertop. I picked a paper clip and a flat circle magnet, both on my counter from when husband cleaned out the junk […]

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Play with Hand Lettering

Try hand lettering your name or a word or phrase you love.

Today’s randomly chosen creative activity was to play with fancy lettering of your name or a word or phrase that you love. I decided to play with my name. Hand Lettering Your Name I grabbed an index card and a few different pens, Sharpies and markers and started writing my name in different styles. I […]

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Creating on Old Art

Use an old painting to make a new art journal page or other creation.

I’ve had this random painting for a long time. On a ripped piece of paper, I’m pretty sure I made it using up paint left over from one of the girl’s projects. It was on my inspiration wire for a long time, because it’s so cheerful, and even though it’s a simple little thing I […]

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Draw a Self Portrait

Draw a self portrait, even if you're not "an artist."

I’ve had a longstanding goal to get better at drawing (and have had a barely cracked copy of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain for years) but I never really take the time to practice. It’s something I want to do more of this year and I will probably end up including drawing […]

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