Week one

Welcome to Week One of Making Art Everyday 2021! It’s a mini week, only three days long, but I’ll use it to introduce something important that will help you be successful in establishing your art-making habit: goal setting and Progress Trackers!

In the past, I’ve noticed that a lot of you felt like you were “falling behind” if you weren’t able to complete the prompts each day. I’m here to tell you that the goal of MAE isn’t to complete all the prompts. The goal is to give yourself time each day to be creative. We call it “Making Art Everyday” not “Complete a Prompt Everyday!” P.S. Even if you don’t get to spend time drawing every single day, that’s ok too! Set a goal that works for you

(Re)introducing MAE Progress Trackers

Each  month you’ll set two goals:

  1. How many days you want to draw.

  2. How many prompts you want to complete.

For example, you could set a goal to spend 15 days working through 7 prompts.

This goal setting will give you the flexibility to pick and choose the prompts from each week that speak to you the most. Plus, it will take off the pressure to “stay caught up”.

Remember: You are on your own path, set goals that work for you. The only person you should be comparing yourself to is your past self.

Find out how to get the free tracker below the prompts!

January's Theme:


January’s theme is FOOD! Food is so universal and very recognizable. You can draw something simple or detailed, and there is lots of room to put your creative spin on it if you so choose. This month will have plenty of straightforward, specific prompts, but we’ll finish the month with some open ended-prompts to allow you to express yourself

Week 1: Fruit

Let’s get fruity this week! My advice is to keep it simple this week as you are starting to establish your habit. Go to the prompts page, where you will find links to reference photos for each prompt. Don’t worry too much about being super creative with it this week. Do the first idea that pops into your head and see what you can get done in 15-30 minutes of drawing. And remember: you can always work on a prompt for multiple days. Look back to your goals and pace yourself! YOU GOT THIS

The Prompts

Week 1 | jan 1-3


 Fri: orange
Sat: banana
Sun: pear

This piece was drawn using brushes from my Gouache Paintbox.

You can access each week’s prompts, with links to reference photos, at makingarteveryday.com

This Week's Tutorial


Join me for a live draw-along on New Year’s day! I’ll give a quick introduction to the Making Art Everyday Challenge, then we’ll draw the day’s prompt: an orange! Let’s ring in the new year with some creativity!

The best place to catch the live stream is on the Bardot Brush YouTube Channel. Don’t forget: You can watch or re-watch the previous livestreams on my tutorials page on Bardot Brush!

Share and Connect with other MAE Artists

We’ve got a Facebook group just for participants of Making Art Everyday and all things Bardot Brush! Come join our group of supportive artists of all skill levels, share your work, ask questions, and be a part of the community!

Making Art Everyday is brought to you by me, Lisa Bardot!

I’m the owner of Bardot Brush, one of the leading brush makers for Procreate. If you’d like to support me, please check out my premium brush sets that inspire creativity at bardotbrush.com.