(for the proper effect, imagine the following being screamed at you by some 10 year old online over a game of Call of Duty)
OK SO LISTEN UP
ALL YOU ARTISTS OUT THERE, FEELIN LIKE YOU'RE GETTIN LAZY? TOO HAPPY IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE?
TIME TO GET SCHOOLED BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS ARE ALL ABOUT!
HERE'S THE SITCH:
-EVERY WEEK WE PICK A NEW THEME
-EVERY DAY YOU DRAW THAT THEME
-SOME WEEKS THERE'S EVEN A CHALLENGE TO GO WITH IT
-POST IT, LINK IT IN THE GOOGLE DOC, WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER
GOT IDEAS? WANT TO SEE ME DRAW SOMETHING? FORK EM OVER, THIS IS LIKE FREE REQUEST WEEK IF YOURS GETS CHOSEN HOLY CRAP HOW COOL IS THAT?
falls over gasping ugggg ok can't do this anymore~
So, this is my New Year's resolution - I wanted to do more art, improve in more areas where I'm not comfortable, and interact with the community more, and here's that! Wake and I are definitely going to try to keep up with doing this every day throughout the year, and I hope some of you artists decide to give it a shot, too.
If you're not an artist, you can still participate by suggesting themes! Theme and challenge suggestions can be submitted here: http://goo.gl/forms/29Q51GxdVa Send as many as you'd like - on each Saturday, we'll choose what theme to do next. We're totally open to discussion for what to do next, but if nobody wants to see a particular one, we'll discuss it among ourselves. (the artists participating, I mean)
As for the actual rules, there aren't many. This is meant to be a personal challenge that ramps up to whatever you're personally capable of and pushes you to try new things, without expecting too much time out of you.
-Stick to the current week's theme and challenge (if there is a challenge that week)
-Limit of 1 hour a day - can't spend more time than is available for your Weeklies submission. (if you'd like to finish a WIP cut short by weeklies, just save a copy at that point and continue it on your time)
-Most weeks, assume that the expected output is 7 sketches/speedpaints (whatever you can accomplish in the 1 hour daily time limit)
I haven't decided on whether it's ok to take suggestions or commissions for your weeklies, but for now I'm going to say commissions are a no-no in this challenge. Someone may convince me otherwise, but this is about slowly but steadily improving and branching out as an artist.