Feb 09 2010

EDM Challenges

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Every Day Matters is a wonderfully supportive Yahoo group that provides a great series of drawing challenges. You begin, by signing up. You’ll need a Flickr page or a blog (WordPress and Blogger are both great)  to display your work. Medium doesn’t matter. Just make it your own work. Here’s the list with the newest on top:

  • 260 – Draw a filled suitcase
  • 259 – Draw something from a pet’s point of view
  • 258 – Draw the inside of your closet
  • 257 – Draw a houseplant
  • 256 – Draw something bubbly
  • 255 – Draw a person near you on a train, bus or plane
  • 254 – Draw something that represents joy
  • 253 – Draw your socks
  • 252 – Draw a pine or fir tree
  • 251 – Draw perfume or a scented product
  • 250 – Draw something you got for free
  • 249 – Draw a coffeepot
  • 248 – Draw a lock
  • 247 – Draw something creepy
  • 246 – Draw some gloves
  • 245 – Draw something “October”
  • 244 – Draw the oldest thing in your refrigerator
  • 243 – Draw a pillow
  • 242 – Draw a figurine or tzatchke you have
  • 241 – Draw what you see from your kitchen window
  • 240 – Draw a pencil, your favorite if you like.
  • 239 – Draw something that scares you
  • 238 – Draw something from a first aid kit
  • 237 – Draw what’s under your bed, or the view from under your bed
  • 236 – Draw the palm of your left hand
  • 235 – Draw a butterfly
  • 234 – Draw something that belongs to someone else
  • 233 – Draw your favorite drink
  • 232 – Draw the last thing you bought
  • 231 – Draw your junk drawer
  • 230 – Draw a map
  • 229 – Draw a summer joy
  • 228 – Draw something that makes you laugh
  • 227 – Draw a tote bag
  • 226 – Draw a screw
  • 225 – Draw something sticky
  • 224 – Draw a jug or pitcher
  • 223 – Draw a favorite sound
  • 222 – Draw your favorite drawing tool
  • 221 – Draw a handheld game
  • 220 – Draw the moon
  • 219 – Draw a window
  • 218 – Draw a knife or a blade
  • 217 – Draw an umbrella
  • 216 – Draw your inner critic
  • 215 – Draw your thumb
  • 214 – Draw something representing a favorite hobby
  • 213 – Draw a microwave oven
  • 212 – Draw something with a mirror image
  • 211 – Draw or paint an everyday object “in the style of” an old master or notable painter you admire.
  • 210 – Draw some underwear
  • 209 – Draw a shadow
  • 208 – Something out of place
  • 207 – Draw something that has a shell, or draw a seashell
  • 206 – Draw something familiar to you that you know is called something else in another region. (Example: soda is also called pop)
  • 205 – Draw a soda can
  • 204 – Draw something frosty
  • 203 – Draw a glass of juice
  • 202 – Draw a cookie
  • 201 – Draw a stapler
  • 200 – Draw something lucky
  • 199 – Draw a toe
  • 198 – Draw some noodles
  • 197 – Draw a remote control
  • 196 – Draw a rope
  • 195 – Draw a fork
  • 194 – Draw a baked potato
  • 193 – Draw a closeup part of something
  • 192 – Draw something that floats
  • 191 – Draw some paper money
  • 190 – Draw your palette or selection of colors
  • 189 – Draw a shaver or razor
  • 188 – Draw a peanut in the shell or out
  • 187 – Draw a fan
  • 186 – Draw something you’ve always wanted
  • 185 – Draw a cat
  • 184 – Draw a park bench or other outside bench
  • 183 – Draw something dangerous
  • 182 – Draw a truck.
  • 181 – Draw a trash or garbage can
  • 180 – Draw something in your favorite color
  • 179 – Draw an onion
  • 178 – Draw something red
  • 177 – Draw a flag
  • 176- Draw something summer
  • 175 – Draw a basket and what it holds
  • 174 – Draw a bridge
  • 173 – Draw something from memory
  • 172 – Draw something that sparkles
  • 171 – Draw some ice cream
  • 170 – Draw a zipper
  • 169 – Draw a piece of cake
  • 168 – Draw your daily newspaper
  • 167 – Draw something that needs fixing
  • 166 – Draw a fish
  • 165 – Draw the front of your house, apartment bldg, condo, dorm etc.
  • 164 – Draw a camera
  • 163 – Draw a deck of cards
  • 162 – Draw your breakfast
  • 161 – Draw something you think smells wonderful
  • 160 – Draw a trophy or award
  • 159 – Draw a favorite cooking tool
  • 158 – Draw a kernel of popped popcorn
  • 157 – Draw a towel
  • 156 – Draw a sandwich
  • 155 – Draw something with a step or steps
  • 154 – Draw or paint a lemon
  • 153 – Draw something in a plastic wrapper
  • 152 – Draw a nut
  • 151 – Free choice
  • 150 – Draw a candle
  • 149 – Draw a broom
  • 148 – Draw or paint something soothing
  • 147 – Draw or paint something made of wood
  • 146 – Draw a favorite food
  • 145 – Draw (or paint) a tree in autumn
  • 144 – Draw something square
  • 143 – Draw an herb or spice
  • 142 – Draw something hot
  • 141 – Draw something with bristles
  • 140 – Draw an envelope
  • 139 – Draw something with a handle
  • 138 – Draw something soft
  • 137 – Draw something you can turn on or off
  • 136 – Draw or paint something that’s alive – a living thing – animal or plant
  • 135 – Draw a salad
  • 134 – Draw a familiar person place or thing, but from an unusual angle
  • 133 – Draw a peach
  • 132 – Draw a chain
  • 131 – Draw a spray bottle
  • 130 – Draw some school supplies.
  • 129 – Draw people doing something.
  • 128 – Draw a view through a doorway from one interior room to another.
  • 127 – Draw a skyscape
  • 126 – Draw a sponge
  • 125 – Draw a bird
  • 124 – Draw something yellow
  • 123 – Draw a bell
  • 122 – Draw something where shade is a prominent part of the subject
  • 121 – Draw a coin or some coins and journal about memories about coins from your childhood.
  • 120 – Draw a flashlight
  • 119 – Draw some rocks
  • 118 – Draw some hair
  • 117 – Draw something round
  • 116 – Draw something green
  • 115 – Draw a shopping cart or basket
  • 114 – Draw something ugly you love and keep for sentimental reasons. Journal about it, too.
  • 113 – Draw or paint a fence
  • 112 – Draw something fresh
  • 111 – Draw a bowl
  • 110 – Draw something with a flame or flames
  • 109 – Draw a clock you have around your house
  • 108 – Draw a light bulb
  • 107 – Draw how you get your news – at a newsstand, vending box or on your porch
  • 106 – Draw something tart or sour
  • 105 – Draw some scissors
  • 104 – Draw some salt and pepper shakers
  • 103 – Draw some exercise equipment – what you use to stay fit.
  • 102 – Draw a power plug
  • 101 – Draw a bar of soap
  • 100 – Draw or paint a landscape
  • 99 – Draw something that represents a new years resolution of yours
  • 98 – Free choice. Draw anything you like. We’re all busy before the holidays.
  • 97 – Draw a present you have received. Why is it special?
  • 96 – Draw something sweet
  • 95 – Draw a holiday card
  • 94 – Draw a spoon and journal a little about it
  • 93 – Draw an egg carton, with or without eggs in it.
  • 92 – Draw a brown paper bag
  • 91 – Draw an apple
  • 90 – Draw something with wings
  • 89 – Draw a button or buttons
  • 88 – Draw something breezy – something that blows in the wind – a flag, leaves, your choice…
  • 87 – Draw your lunch and journal about it.
  • 86 – Draw a traffic sign (stop, yield, crossing, directional, arrows, etc.)
  • 85 – Draw a store in your neighborhood.
  • 84 – Draw some bread and write about it if you like.
  • 83 – Draw a nearby body of water – ocean, lake, pond, river
  • 82 – Draw your artspace – drawing board, desk, studio, table – draw where you create.
  • 81 – Draw a streetlight
  • 80 – Draw something that makes you happy, and write about it, too.
  • 79 – Draw an ear, or two or three or more
  • 78 – Draw a souvenir of a place you’ve been. journal a bit about your memories of the place.
  • 77 – Draw something cold or cool. Chill, people.
  • 76 – Draw some flowers (or colorful showy foliage if you’re in the S. hemisphere and don’t find flowers in bloom.)
  • 75 – Draw the ingredients and/or process of a favorite recipe – and journal about it.
  • 74 – Draw some clouds and write about them
  • 73 – Draw a mailbox and write about the most important piece of real world mail you’ve ever received(not email – snail mail.)
  • 72 – Draw somewhere new. Go somewhere new to you and draw what you find. Write about it, too.
  • 71 – Draw something representing your favorite sport.
  • 70 – Draw what you’re afraid of. Write about it, if you dare.
  • 69 – Draw a beverage and write a little about it.
  • 68 – Draw your computer
  • 67 – Draw something Mom – your mother, something that
  • reminds you of motherhood. Journal, too.
  • 66 – Draw a fire hydrant and make a journal entry about fire fighters
  • 65 – Draw your nose, a friend’s or a strangers. Or a pet’s.
  • 64 – Draw your sink – at home, work or wherever
  • 63 – Go on a nature walk, pick up items, draw what you find
  • 62 – Draw a previous challenge in a different medium than you usually use.
  • 61 – Draw a grouping of 2 or more of similar objects
  • 60 – Draw an automobile or a part of one
  • 59 – Draw a sign or spring (or fall if you live in the southern hemisphere.)
  • 58 – Draw a hat, cap or other headgear. is it sentimental? Write about it.
  • 57 – Draw a picture frame and the picture in it. Write about why it’s special to you.
  • 56 – Draw a self portrait
  • 55 – Draw a doorknob, plain or fancy
  • 54 – Draw someone or something you love – and journal about it.
  • 53 – Draw a mouth and journal about speaking out or holding one’s tongue …
  • 52 – Draw a dog (yours or a friends or anyone’s) and journal about your dog relationships.
  • 51 – Draw your TV and favorite show playing. Journal about why you like that show etc.
  • 50 – Draw your home’s entryway and journal your thoughts and feelings about “homecoming.”
  • 49 – Draw your refrigerator interior (and contents) or exterior (and what’s on the door)
  • 48 – Draw something that represents your new year’s goal or resolution
  • 47 – Draw a challenge from the past year 1-46 that you didn’t try before
  • 46 – Draw something holiday themed (Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, winter solstice)
  • 45 – Draw your medicine cabinet (the inside of it)
  • 44 – Draw an animal – a pet, a zoo animal, a stuffed one …
  • 43 – Draw something china or ceramic
  • 42 – Draw something you are thankful for
  • 41 – Draw a landmark of your city
  • 40 – Draw something with folds
  • 39 – Draw your toothbrush
  • 38 – month long challenge until end of November 2005 – draw at a museum
  • 38 – Draw something related to Halloween, All Souls Day, Dia de los Muertos, All Saints, etc.
  • 37 – Draw some keys
  • 36 – Draw out in public
  • 35 – Draw a bicycle or a part of one
  • 34 – Draw a fall leaf
  • 33- Draw an eye
  • 32 – Draw something metallic
  • 31 – Draw something you collect
  • 30 – Draw a chair or anything else you feel like.
  • 29 – Draw something architectural or anything else.
  • 28 – Draw an appliance or anything else you like.
  • 27 – Draw a book or anything else you want.
  • 26 – Draw anything you like. If you want to draw a vegetable, that’s fine, too.
  • 25 – Draw a glass (the kind you drink from)
  • 24 – Draw a piece of fruit
  • 23 – Draw your foot
  • 22 – Draw a piece of clothing
  • 21 – Draw something old, antique or vintage
  • 20 – Draw something “Dad” – in honor of Fathers Day
  • 19 – Draw something you’ve made
  • 18 – Draw the view from a window of your house, apartment, office, etc.
  • 17 – Draw a musical instrument
  • 16 – Draw a favorite tool
  • 15 – Draw a tree or trees, leaves or branches
  • 14 – Draw what you see in the morning when you get up
  • 13 – Draw your telephone (land line, cell, old-fashioned?)
  • 12 – Draw what you ate for dinner
  • 11 – Draw your glasses or sunglasses
  • 10 – Draw your hand or hands (or someone elses if you like)
  • 9 – Draw a bit of “organized chaos” – your messy desk, your table stacked with books, etc.
  • 8 – Draw your watch or other piece of jewelry
  • 7 – Draw a bottle, jar or tin from the kitchen
  • 6 – Draw your favorite well-loved object … or a childhood toy
  • 5 – Draw your bed
  • 4 – Draw your mug or cup
  • 3 – Purses, Wallets or Bags
  • 2 – Draw a desk lamp or other lamp
  • 1 – Draw a shoe

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