So it’s September already and that Sketchbook that you promised yourself you would fill this year has gathered an entire inch of dust, each page remaining completely blank. Well now is the time to change that!
We are challenging you to fill at least one page of your sketchbook every day throughout the month of September.
The object here is to form a sketching habit and to finally make that sketchbook something interesting to look at!
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And if you know any other creatives who might also enjoy this challenge, why not encourage them to have a go!
- You must make at least one sketch a day in your sketchbook
- You can sketch any subject. This is YOUR sketchbook. So whether you use it to create doodles or drawings, you should fill your pages however you would like.
- You can use any medium to create your sketch
- You don’t have to fill your sketchbook by the end of the month! Just make sure you sketch on one page every single day.
- 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
- Twitter: @KickCreatives
- Facebook: @kickinthecreatives
- Instagram: @kickinthecreatives
- Pinterest: @kickinthecreatives
And you should also add the following hashtags
#kickinthecreatives and #SketchathonSeptember
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You can also link back to your blog posts on our Facebook Group. We would love to see you there!
Tips to make things a little more manageable
- Carry your sketchbook with you everywhere. This way, you can snatch nuggets of time during the day to work on your sketches, such as in a waiting room or a cafe.
- For this challenge, it would be best to use a small to medium sized book. Perhaps avoid working on a book larger than an A4 (unless you want to)
Ideas to make your art a little more interesting
- You could create a bespoke cover for your sketchbook.
- You could use colourful washes on your pages, or even collage and sketch over the top.
- Maybe some nice text would make an interesting addition to your page.
Other September Challenges
For the poets out there, this month we are introducing the brand new poetry challenge, ‘Poetember’’ We are challenging you to write and share a poem every day throughout September! You can write a poem about any topic you like, but we’ll provide optional prompts if you need them.read more
KickTime is our brand new monthly challenge designed for those creatives who would prefer to sink their teeth into one big project over the whole month, rather than to take part in lots of smaller ones. It’s designed to inspire any kind of creative project a story, a poem, a piece of art, a piece of music, the list is endless!read more
“Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day. For ‘Quick Kick September’ we are challenging you to create a blind contour drawing/painting every day of the month.read more
Has your blog lost momentum throughout the year? Have you always wanted to start a blog, but never got around to it? Has your number of visitors begun to fall? Then September Blogfest is the challenge for you! We are challenging you to post every day in September.read more
This challenge is hosted by Leslie Saeta from www.saetastudio.com Every September (and January), Leslie challenges artists to paint 30 paintings in 30 days and invites them to post their paintings on her blog. The challenge has become hugely popular.read more