Week Five

All in all, I’m just really impressed with you all. Every week I send out the prompts, unsure if I’ve assigned something too ambitious to get done in one day. At yet, I see the work you are creating, and you continue to prove that you are up for the challenge. Bravo!

Be sure to acknowledge how far you have come over the course of this month. No doubt you have pushed yourself, persisted, tried new things, and maybe even connected with others. As the excitement of a new challenge and New Year’s resolutions start to fade, it’s important to be observant of your positive outcomes to motivate you to keep going. It’s a hard thing you’re doing, but hard doesn’t equal bad. If it’s a struggle, it means you are being brave and learning way more than if it was easy. 

What to Do

  • As we finish out this month, take a moment to look at what has worked well for you to keep your drawing habit going. What time of day seems to be best for you? Has sketching the day before been helpful? What resources have been useful when you get stuck? What have been your biggest obstacles, and what actions can you take to overcome them?
  • How much time have you been spending on average per piece? You can find this information easily in Procreate by opening a file going to the Actions Menu > Canvas > Canvas Information > Statistics > Tracked Time. This will tell you how long it took you to finish your piece, minus any breaks you took. Use that information to plan out the appropriate amount of space in your day to draw.
  • Also, take time to look back at all the great artwork you made this month!

January Prompts


We are having fun with a bit of open-endedness this week! January is coming to a close, and it’s our fifth week drawing food! It’s no easy feat to stick to the same subject matter for that long, but you are doing a tremendous job of it! 

So this week we are drawing more food…but maybe not? Each prompt this week has it’s own “plus.” These two words are not necesarily related, and that’s where the creativity comes in. Find a way to incorporate the two words into one drawing. I’ve made you a tutorial detailing the process I use to find connections between two different ideas. You might not have time to go through this entire process every day, but if you get stuck or want to generate an idea beyond the obvious, it’s a great process to follow. I also made a Pinterest board with some inspirational Conceptual Illustrations to get you fired up.

I cannot wait to see what fun ideas you come up with this week! And remember, you always have the option to draw only the first part of the prompt if you have less time. 

Week 5 | Jan 27-Feb 2

Food Mashups

Mon: bread + bed
Tue: pear + pair
Wed: egg + accident
Thu: sausage + snake
Fri: lemon + eye
Sat: taco + cat
Sun: pasta + hair

You can access each week’s prompts at makingarteveryday.com

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