Are you warmed up after the Inktober challenge? Yes?
Excellent! Perhaps you will be interested in participating in another art challenge – Drawcember!
For me, December is a month where days start to be really cold, and the sun rarely seen. Some people start to feel the effects of Autumn sadness – unmotivated and sleepy, we lose interest for drawing… At such time I’m sure that we, humans, should also hibernate!
Hah, I wish I could sleep the whole autumn and winter, but I would miss the chance of joining the Drawcember – and a few other art events that take place these seasons. And as an introvert, I can’t imagine better evenings than those with pencil and paper, sitting in front of TV, wrapped in a cozy, fluffy blanket. Art Challenges, such as Drawcember keep me motivated at such time and help to keep up the habit of drawing daily.
So, grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate (or ice tea if you live in a warm country) and prepare for the DRAWCEMBER!
What is the Drawcember?
Drawcember is an art challenge, that takes place in December. Its name comes from two words –December and Draw.
Every Decmeber, artists from all around the world, create a drawing for each day of December. The prompts are mostly Christmas related.
The challenge was created by the Disney Create in 2012.
Official site – Twitter: Drawcember
Who created Drawcember?
Every December, Disney Create gave artists an inspiration for a drawing for every day of the month. It first started in 2012, and at that time, Drawcember didn’t cover every day of the month. In 2013, DC_Artist gave everyone the inspirations, making it much more possible that the artist was really DC workers.
In 2017, the Drawcember was hosted by Wacom and CGSociety on their forum. You had to create a sketchbook thread on the forum, and post there your drawings with following hashtags: #DrawCember #MadeWithWacom #cgsociety.
The artists had a for a chance to win one of the 8 Wacom products and a review of your December portfolio by
professionals from CG Society.
Below you can see the Drawcember prompt list from 2017:
Later, on 2017 there was created a Twitter page for the Drawcember where a list of art prompts is published every year. The best drawings created for the Drawcember are shared there – to become noticed, artists had to publish their artwork by tagging @realdrawcember on Twitter and use the hashtag #drawcember2018 (for the 2018 Drawcember).
Below you can see the Drawcember prompt list 2018
The Drawcember Rules
Any media is allowed, and you don’t have to follow the official Drawcember prompt list.
You have to keep the daily drawing habit, and most importantly – not giving in to the autumn blues!