For this prompt we will be using the Createures Drawing Deck. The deck includes subject cards that come in small, medium and large animals; detail cards that adds an element to your drawing and habitat cards that add a location for the creature you are creating. The deck is great for improving your drawing skills, to have fun or even to help with artist block. You can create some really unique creatures.
We will only be using the subject cards and the detail cards for this prompt. I have randomly selected 3 sets of cards. You can chose to just create one of the sets, two of the sets or all.
Set 1 – Vampire Bat, Rabbit, Tiger and Rainbow-Colored
Set 2 – Ladybug, Raccoon, Stegosaurus and Fangs or Toothless
Set 3 – Chipmunk, Rattlesnake, Mammoth and Feathers & Wings
Below are some drawings I created during last years Inktober using the Createures Drawing Deck.
Created with the Octopus, Elephant and Ladybug cards.
Created using Armadillo, Axolotl, Stegosaurus and Rainbow-Colored.
Created using Butterfly, Jellyfish and Giraffe cards.
Most Halloween costumes and movie monsters are made by taking something ordinary and turning it wicked. Zombies are brain-eating, dead people! Cleopatra is the sexy, poisonous noble. Werewolves are intimidating, fang-bearing oversized dogs.
In this prompt, we’re flipping that trope on its head. Your goal is to take something that’s normally scary, terrifying, or monstrous and make the wholesome, family-friendly version of it.
As an example, think of Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web. Arachnophobia is a big deal for many people, but here we have a delightful children’s story!
Based on a photo by Philipp Böck on Unsplash
Need a medium? The picture above was created with digital manipulation using a photo from Unsplash. All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible. So break out Photoshop (or Paint.NET if you need a free alternative) and edit a photo to create a wholesome monster.
Need ideas? Check out this list of phobias or this list of monster movies. Because who says you can’t draw a cuddly ghoul or show just how helpful a killer bee can be.
Prompt 2 is Edgar Allen Poe. He is one of my favorite writers. I love his dark and twisted imagination. He wrote stories and poems about being buried alive, insanity, murder, torture, revenge and even about love. Sadly people during his time were not accepting or ready for his style of writing but today they are. Many books and movies borrow from his stories.
For this prompt you can create whatever you like based on his poems and stories or even on Edgar Allan Poe himself.
“The Raven” Created using india ink.
Good morning everybody! Are you all ready to tackle the art-a-thon?
The first prompt for today is Witches! Throughout literature and films there are many witches. There are good witches who use white magic for the good of all and do no harm to anyone. Glinda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz and Samantha Stephens from Bewitched are classic examples of good witches. There are bad witches who use black magic to cast spells for personal gain regardless of the consequences to others. The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of OZ and Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter would be considered bad witches. There are also neutral (grey) witches who are somewhere in the middle as they seek to practice balancing white and black magic. Besides their magic, witches are also known for their rituals, potions, and animal familiars.
Remember to share your creations in the Facebook group or using #24hourartathon on instagram or twitter.
Hi everybody! Its been over a year since the last art-a-thon as we have all been very busy. I however decided to take a break from painting and doing updates on my new home to host a 13 Hour Art-a-thon on Saturday, October 27th from 8 A.M. to 9 P.M. Eastern. The art-a-thon will be Halloween themed. There will be prompts every 2 hours and there will be a prize at the end of the art-a-thon.
As with all our art-a-thons, all are welcomed to participate. To participate in the art-a-thon we recommend you join our Facebook group as that is where most of the interactions take place. If you prefer using Instagram I have created an account for the art-a-thon. You can follow us by clicking here.
Hope to see you there!