The 30 day challenge

January is such a difficult month. After the Christmas break it can be a real challenge to get back to work. Deadlines seem so very far away, so it doesn’t seem like to much of a problem if you leave things for a day or two, then, all of a sudden your deadline is just a month away (I’ve been in THAT situation more than once!). But this year I have a lot of deadlines – more about those in future blog posts, so I can’t allow myself to slip behind.


So to get me in the right frame of mind I signed up to the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge via this group on FB. It’s been an interesting experience so far. Every day participants are given a new prompt, which you have to sketch.


I’ve found some prompts really fitted well with my own skills and I really enjoyed doing something, but other days I have found it much harder to do something based on the prompt. The group is full of glorious images, there is so much inspiring work and some much imagination. The particpating artists are from a wide range of genres and experience levels and they’re really supportive of each other. It’s also great at a time like this, when there is so much bad news and so many worrying things happening, to have a FB timeline that’s filled with wonderful images.


If you are interested in seeing more, check out the FB group (linked above) or look for the hashtags #30daysketchbook2019 and #30daysketchbookchallenge on Twitter, FB and Instagramor you could also have a look at #sketchjanuary on the same sites.


My first seven days images are below. Fingers crossed I can keep going for all 30 days

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today’s (7th January) sketch



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The first six days of the #30daychallenge2019



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