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I originally posted this on my Tumblr blog, and since it seems to be popular I thought I'd challenge people here.


30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge

Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell.

I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!

Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell (more for Tumblr posts, but I suppose you can do it here too) so everyone can follow along and see each other's awesome artwork.

What are you waiting for? START!
       
  1. Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself
  2. Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference
  3. Draw a figure that's in action, using a reference - link to reference
  4. Draw a part of the human anatomy you have trouble with. x20, with atleast 5 being skeletal/musculature studies.
  5. Draw more figures. Quick gestures and silhouettes. x20, with atleast 10 different body shapes
  6. Let's have some fun. Design a character from this character generator. (created byPreservedCucumbers)
  7. Pick the weirdest object in your house/room. Draw it. Shadows and Highlights.
  8. Find 2-3 objects, make a scene with them. Draw it. Bonus points for creativity. Double points for dramatic lighting.
  9. Draw a landscape of a place you've never been or drawn.
  10. Draw a BG with 1pt Perspective. Negative points if it's a railroad or an empty street.
  11. Draw a BG with 2pt Perspective.
  12. Look out a window. Draw what you see. Bonus points for adding something interesting.
  13. Draw an interior setting with the character you designed on Day #6 in it.
  14. BG with either bird's eye or worm's eye view.
  15. Halfway there! Draw three 'action' scenes with different compositions in each. Quick sketches are fine, just make them interesting and understandable! Bonus points if it's the same scene, but different composition.
  16. Draw a single page comic with 5-7 panels (the story begins and ends on one page).
  17. Draw an animal you've never drawn before. x10  Link references.
  18. Draw a car. Negative points for whining. Hint: Use a perspective grid.
  19. Think of the thing you hate drawing the most. Guess what? Draw it! Negative points for lying to yourself.
  20. Pick an object in your house/room. Now design a character from it, color scheme included. (often known as a gijinka). Also link/post the object you used. Negative points for using a humanoid action figure.
  21. Draw a character/object/scene, and shade them using ONLY solid blacks and whites. Bonus points for good use of lights/shadows
  22. Draw a different object/scene/character. Shade using hatching, crosshatcing, and/or pointillism. Bonus points for lights/shadows and textures.
  23. Colors! Pick a color palette, and paint a scene/character/object using only those colors (some blending allowed). Bonus points for good use of lights/shadows.
  24. Draw and color a scene/object/character - no lines allowed! (aka - lineless art). Don't forget light and shadows!
  25. Draw a scene/character in a style you've never drawn before. If emulating an artist, credit+link. Bonus for color style.
  26. Draw a character. Draw 10 emotions/expressions. Bonus points for 'uncommon' emotions. (i.e. anxiety, guilt, despair, loneliness etc.)
  27. Draw three random shapes using your opposite hand (or your foot). Now design characters from those shapes.
  28. Turn on the tv (or load your illegally download movies). Pick an actor and draw them.
  29. Almost done! Let's have some fun. Draw some fanart. Bonus points if it's super obscure and unknown. Make people guess what it's from.
  30. Last day! Find a drawing you did within the last year. Now draw it again using what you've learned! Link it for comparison!

Look at all that amazing improvement! Congrats!
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:iconamaranthicalrose:
AmaranthicalRose Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Definitely going to try this ^^
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:iconamaranthicalrose:
AmaranthicalRose Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Finished it: amaranthicalrose.deviantart.co…
It was a lot of fun.
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:iconkirasel:
Kirasel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Challenge accepted.
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:iconthefournationsplus1:
thefournationsplus1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Filmographer
quick question- am i allowed to draw during this????
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:iconthymasterphantomhive:
thymasterphantomhive Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
challenge... accepted
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:icontytoquetra:
Tytoquetra Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014   General Artist
:iconchallengeacceptedplz:
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:iconwebbyfire:
WebbyFire Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Challenge accepted.
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darkpaul91 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
IM TRYING THIS NOW GOOD SIR HOPE IT HELPS ME! :D 



or ill die trying 
>_>
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RingAroundTheRosi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Challenge accepted... Starting tomorrow!
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:icongiggles0805:
Giggles0805 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm giving this a try!
giggles0805.deviantart.com/gal…
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