Week fifty

I wanted to share with you something that embodies the magic of creativity in humans: Ratatouille the Musical.

If you’re reading this thinking, “I didn’t know they made a musical out of the hit 2007 Pixar film about an aspiring chef in Paris who happens to be a rat.” And to that I say, no, “they” didn’t. But the people of TikTok did. I implore you to check it out because, IMHO, it’s one of the best things to come out of this crazy pandemic. I’m am intensely obsessed with it. This amazing thing exisits becuase of the fans. Here’s an article if you want to learn more. Inspired by the musical and December’s MAE theme about fan art, I drew my own tribute to the Ratatousical

One of the reasons I love the movie Ratatouille is it’s message: “Anyone Can Cook.” It echoes the philosophy of Making Art Everyday, in that creativity is for EVERYONE. No matter who you are or where you come from, you can be the artist you want to be. A broadway musical can come from random people on a social media platform. As Anton Ego says, “…a great artist can come from anywhere.”

I would love to hear from you!


I’m in the process of planning MAE for next year, and I would LOVE to hear what you liked about this year and what you hope to see in the future. I created a quick survey to gather feedback. It should only take a few minutes of your time and would mean a lot to me, plus it will help me shape MAE 2021

December Prompts

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Week 50: Crazy for Characters

This week’s theme is “Crazy for Characters”! Choose your favorite characters to fit the prompts below. Here are some ideas for ways to approach the prompts:

 

Keep it simple

If it’s overwhelming to draw the whole character, think of ways you can simplify the prompt. You could letter the name of the character or it’s catchphrase. You could draw a defining physical feature of the character, draw a prop, or the character’s costume or accessory.

 

Go Crazy

Alternatively, you could spend multiple days working one prompt or a just a few of the prompts and have fun playing with a concept! You could imagine a character at a different age (check out my tutorial: How to Draw Characters at Different Ages). You could imagine them in a different time period, past or future. You could make your own interpretation of the character, draw it in your style. You could do a mashup and imagine a character in a different character’s universe.

These are just a few ideas; I cannot wait to see what you come up with! To help inspire you, I put together a Pinterest board of creative character fan art drawings. Check it out!

Week 50 | dec 7-13

crazy for characters

Mon: animated character
Tue: animal character
Wed: royal character
Thu: supporting character
Fri: video game character
Sat: book character
Sun: villain character

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

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!

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