I wanted to tell you about something I am participating in. It's called Illustration Friday
. In the future, I will be creating my own creative challenges in different media. Until then, I highly recommend you participating and checking out this fun site. Every Friday they post a "topic." You come up with your own interpretation via any type of media (mixed media, drawing, paint, watercolor, etc.). It can be a cartoon, abstract, collage, or what ever you're into. Here is a snippet from their site, including a link:
is a weekly creative outlet/participatory art exhibit for illustrators and artists of all skill levels
. It was designed to challenge participants creatively. We believe that every person has a little creative bone in their body
. Illustration Friday just gives a no-pressure, fun excuse to use it. No clients looking for a particular thing. No one judging the outcome of the work. It's a chance to experiment and explore and play with visual art. So welcome, novices and pros alike.
It doesn't matter
what anyone around you thinks of your art. So what if your family and friends think it's crap, or just don't understand it. JUST KEEP CREATING!! It's an important part of you. Do it for yourself! Share your creative expression
with others and learn from others.
In order to participate, you will need to upload a link to where your art is displayed. To accomplish this you either have to have a webite/blog you can create a link to OR post a pic of your art in a free flickr®
account and post that link on the Illustration Friday site. It's really simple and you can use your flickr® account to post all your pictures and artwork and share them with your family, friends, etc. Did I mention that it's FREE?
I look forward to seeing some of your creations posted. Please post a comment and let us know if you participated. I added a new widget that makes it easier to post a comment--hope you like it.