Quick Kick July Drawing Challenge

#QuickKickJuly

For this July drawing challenge, we are challenging you to create a simple drawing ‘upside-down’, every day throughout the month of July.

To clarify. We are NOT challenging you to draw whilst doing a handstand, but to draw something from a photograph which has been flipped upside-down.

“Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day.

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July 2022 Art Prompts (Optional)

July 2022 Art Prompts

This challenge stimulates the creative side of your brain. It teaches you to ‘see’ the way an artist sees. One of the most common mistakes that people make whilst drawing is to ‘assume’, or draw what they think they see, rather than what is actually in front of them. By flipping an image upside down, it forces the brain to see abstract shapes and so takes away the label of what the item actually is.

Challenge Guidelines

  1. You should create a daily drawing/painting using a reference photograph that has been turned ‘upside-down’
  2. You can draw anything you want (we will provide optional prompts)
  3. For this drawing exercise, it’s important to keep it simple. Just a pencil and eraser will do.
  4. Your drawing/painting should take no more than 15 minutes
  5. Don’t forget to link back to us and tag us at the end of your post (details are shown below) We might even link back to your best blog post on our own!

As a reminder, please tag us on social media

And you should also add the following hashtags

#kickinthecreatives and #QuickKickJuly

Share in our Facebook Group

You can also share your sketchbook pages on our Facebook Group. We would love to see you there!

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Tips to make the drawing challenge more manageable

  • Keep it simple. Just a pencil and paper is all you need. And it’s fine to erase mistakes too.
  • Don’t attempt anything too complex.
  • Don’t worry about shading. These should be simple line drawings.
  • Stop after 15 minutes.

Ideas to make your drawings a little more interesting

  • In this case, keep it simple. Your brain is going to have enough to think about without any fancy distractions!

Optional

At the end of the month, why not make a little tour video of your creations (up to three minutes long) and send it to us?
With your permission, we may even feature your ‘junk’ on our site!

And if you know any other artists who might also enjoy this drawing challenge, why not encourage them to have a go!       

 

August Creative Challenges

August Challenges

And don’t forget to check out the art challenges for August. Click here to find out what’s next!

Other July Challenges

Kick Urban Sketching Challenge

Kick Urban Sketching Challenge

For our daily urban sketching challenge, we are challenging you to create an urban sketch every day in July. It could be a quick sketch in a park, at work, a view from your window or a local building. 

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August Creative Challenges

August Challenges

And don’t forget to check out the challenges for August. Click here to find out what’s next!

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join the Kick in the Creatives Facebook Group

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