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Week One

Let’s start things off right by making a plan. MAE this year will include a weekly goal and monthly project in addition to the daily prompts you’ve come to know and love. As a result, you can set goals that work for you, and there will always be something for you to follow.

Choose your path, but be flexible with your goals! The key is to keep going and not give up so feel free to adapt the MAE offerings to suit your needs. 

Choose the Weekly Goal if...

…you estimate that you will be able to draw 1-4 times per month. Each week, I’ll highlight one of the daily prompts with a tutorial or resource to help you. It’s perfect for people who do better with a starting point or benefit from having directions to follow. 

Choose the Monthly Project If...

…you are comfortable working a little at a time towards something that will result in a more involved finished product. It’s perfect for people who enjoy working on a self-paced project alongside others.

Choose the Daily Prompts If...

…you want to establish a habit of drawing daily (or often). These prompts are designed to be simple and will introduce you to a breadth of subject matter. They are also perfect for any random day when you feel like drawing something: open the prompts page, look at the daily prompt, and get to it!

January's Theme:

Food

About this month’s theme: I always kick off MAE with food as our first theme of the year! When you’re getting into the habit of drawing, it’s a great way to start. Food is universal and instantly recognizable. Whether you wish to draw something simple or detailed, there is a lot of room to get creative.

Monthly Project:

Make an Illustrated Recipe

It’s our first project of the year! Choose your favorite recipe (I’ll also provide some options!) and create an illustrated recipe. Get the full scoop about it below.

The Daily Prompts

January 1-9

Theme: Fruit & Veggies

I love fruits and vegetables as a subject matter, they come in a wide variety of colors and shapes, are relatively simple to draw, and are the perfect way to jump into a year of drawing. In keeping up with the last three years the January 1st prompt is orange!

Week 1 Prompts

Sat: orange
Sun: tomato
Mon: banana
Tues: root vegetables
Wed: pear
Thurs: eggplant
Fri: peas
Sat: strawberry
Sun: corn

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

This piece was drawn using built-in Procreate brushes and my new Skillshare Paper Cut Class!

Weekly Goal

If you only do one piece this week, try this:

Draw an Orange!

In this real-time tutorial, I’ll give a quick introduction to the Making Art Everyday Challenge and how to join. Then we’ll draw the first prompt of the year: orange! I’ll show you two ways you could draw the prompt, depending on how much time you want to spend on it.

More Tutorials

This tutorial shows you all about how to use my Texturrific Shaders brush set, all while learning to draw a really cool eggplant, pair of carrots, and a lemon!

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!

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.

New to Making Art Everyday?

Making Art Everyday is a series of daily, weekly, and monthly prompts and challenges to help you overcome creative fears and develop your art-making practice. Every month, we will feature a new theme that will allow you to hone a set of skills, practice drawing something specific, or complete a project.

Participation is free! Join thousands of participants worldwide who are making art right alongside you. 

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