Week 18

Outdoor Play

Hi, Art Maker!

The process of creating can be stressful sometimes. We often place a lot of pressure on ourselves to make “something good.” But I’ve found my favorite pieces come from the times I’m doodling for fun. So I wanted to center this month’s MAE theme around the idea of playful art-making. I invite you to create with no expectations of yourself other than to enjoy the process!

Week 18: Outdoor Play

Daily Drawing Prompts

May 2 - 8


roller skates




jump rope




kiddie pool


mini golf



You can access each weeks prompts with quick links to reference photos at makingarteverday.com.

Weekly Goal

If you only draw one piece this week,

draw bubbles!

Follow along and draw with me as I teach you how to draw dreamy, sparkly, painterly soap bubbles in this Procreate tutorial. You’ll learn how to use the Procreate Alpha Lock feature to add a kaleidoscope of colors to these bubbles.

This Week's Featured Brush Set

This set of FREE Procreate brushes has all your favorite art supplies – crayons, markers, paint, and colored pencils! Perfect for kids, and kids-at-heart! Be sure to download the user guide to get the free crocodile tutorial.

Monthly Project

If you only draw one piece this month, make your own greeting card design.

Making your own greeting cards is a really fun way to use your art in the real world. They also make excellent gifts! You can make single cards for a special occasion, or you can mass produce your cards and sell them online. Whatever you choose to do, creating art for greeting cards is a really satisfying experience!

Art-Makers Spotlight

Everyone really got into the music-player theme last week! We had so many people participate in MAE it was hard to pick just three artists to feature.

If you’d like to be a featured MAE artist, be sure to use the #bardotbrush so we can find your artwork!

Share and connect with other MAE artists

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