Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Challenge #9

For this challenge, I want your drawing to include three items. One that starts with the letter A, one that starts with the letter R and one that starts with the letter T.
Remember, you can still reply to any of the previous challenges!

Here's a crown, adorned with gems: Amethyst, Ruby and Topaz:

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Challenge #8

Wow, it's been so long since the last challenge! I've been so busy lately. Time to make up for it, I'll try to post a new challenge every week.

Ok, let's cut to the chase: This is a themed challenge and the theme is Christmas. Anything like a family dinner, a Christmas tree, a fireplace with Christmas ornaments, reindeer, snow, nativity scene, whatever you feel like. Be creative and, above all, have fun!

My contribution, a bag of goodies from Santa:

Friday, 12 November 2010


For clarity, I changed the font of all challenges to bold and brown. Any black text is related to responses and not the original challenge text.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Challenge #7

The idea for this challenge is from djkjr, as posted on the xkcd forums:
Draw your favorite song. It can be a scene described in the song, or something abstract that represents the song in your mind. Alternatively, you could do an album cover for the single.

Oli drew his view of the Japanese song Alice of Human Sacrifice. On his site, you can also find descriptions for each one. Here they are:

Submitted by Microscopic cog, this image represents the song Shatter by Tryptikon:

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Challenge #6

The name of the new challenge is: Food Chain

You can pretty much draw anything that fits the title, but the idea was to draw something eating/about to eat/wanting to eat something else. Whether it be real or imaginary, whether it's an animal or a plant or a Pacman ghost. Be creative.

Okay, here's Oli's take on it:
The animals are from a world he created ( Luckily the mouse-looking thing (which I'm told is called a meese), escapes unharmed.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Challenge #5

I'd like to see how you draw the sun. It something we've all done as kids and usually it was just a plain old yellow circle. 
Sometimes, we'd even add sunrays, at least I did.

And in the textbooks, they always made the sun smile.
With computers, now we can make the sunrays transparent:
My favourite, though, is this one:
What's yours?

Here's a submission from Oli (

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Challenge #4

It's been a while so I thought I'd post a new challenge, but, of course, you can still reply to all the previous ones. Just send your image (or a link to an image that you uploaded elsewhere) to Do not send anyone else's images, unless you have that person's permission to do so. All the images on this site belong to their authors and any unauthorised use is prohibited.

So now that I got that out of the way, here's your challenge: They say you can't go wrong with a nice picture. What about an ice picture? That's right, the theme of this challenge is ice. Have fun!

Placeholder. Until I get around to drawing more photorealistic ice, here's a doodle I did on iSketch. (And I don't mean to imply that your pictures should be photorealistic, I'm just setting a goal for myself.)

Okay, now that my tablet is working again, I finally got around to drawing my first ice cube. This is what came out:
I'd say not bad for a first attempt, but it's not quite photorealistic. Maybe I'll give it another try. 
Oh yeah, I'm supposed to remove that walrus now that I did this. But, y'know, It's grown on me, so I think I'll keep it, at least until gets too crowded here.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Challenge #3

This will be a tougher one, in case you thought the others were too easy.
I want you to draw a scene from your favorite book. And be so kind as to tell us what the book is, as well. Unless you want people guessing. ;)

Ok, that's all for today. And remember to send in challenge ideas as well as replies. Also, be brave. I'll write your name next to your drawing, but if you want, I'll keep in anonymous. That way you can send even those drawings you're not sure about.

I thought I'd take a shot at it, so here's a pretty crude sketch of a scene from the book Rama II, by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee. I'm not sure how many people are supposed to be in the picture, since it's been a long time since I read it, but two seemed fitting:

Challenge #2

Just to get you started, I'll post three challenges today, so you have something to pick from. Also, if enough people get involved, I'll start putting deadlines on the challenges and then pick a winner, but for now, let's just take it slow.
Ok, challenge #2. Make a drawing using two contrasting colors, but not black and white.

The first image is submitted by Oli Smith (

The second one is mine: 

Challenge #1

Ok, this is your first challenge and I'll make it an easy one. Draw a picture that contains these items:
- a bird
- a tree
- another plant that isn't a tree
- water in any form

E-mail your responses to:

Here is the first response, by Oli Smith:
You can see more of his artwork at