I did #MakingArtEveryday For One Week


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I've never really been great with doing a creative challenge in its entirety. I either run out of time and allow that to be an excuse, or I start to lack interest in themes and give up. That being in said in December I chose a few to work from when I felt lacking in ideas of my own and it was SO fun! 

Now lets back up for a moment. Maybe you are wondering, what's Sarah talking about so let me explain. You know how people will do daily work out things like a 30 Day workout, or maybe goals like 10K steps a day, and so on. Well there are creative challenges all over the Internet. My main ones of interest are the art related ones, and I really leaned into them in December. I saved prompt lists that gave you a daily prompt, ones that had weekly themes, and it ended up being fun. I popped into them when I could and so I really want to do more of that! For instance I would love to do just 100 Days or art or something like that, so as a bit of a test run I did last weeks #MakingArtEveryday challenge hosted by the one and only Bardot Brush. Here is a break down of the days and their themes!

Day 1: Ice Cream

Day 2: Cookie

Day 3: Cake

Day 4: Popsicle

Day 5: Donut 

Day 6: Candy

Day 7: Cupcake

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So on day one I sat down to do the prompt and a did a full on ice cream cone, with 2 scoops of ice cream, and was so excited that I got something for day one. Then I realized it didn't really feel like me. Granted I did what I wanted to do, meaning one of my goals was to figure out how to draw things alone, and just sort of have the float there as a single image sort of thing, but eh, I just couldn't do it. So I expanded upon it, and I ended up over complicating it, but it was oh so worth it! I ended up taking a beach sidewalk scene I had created but didn't know what to do with it and so I added a lil ice cream cart, because I mean who wouldn't want ice cream at the beach! It came out much better then the original one!

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Day 2 was cookie, and I struggled with that one! Which was like a major bummer moment because its day 2 how could I flop on day two! However I kept going! I twisted the prompt and made is cookie related. I decided to create a menu for the ice cream cart from the day before. This menu included a build your own ice cream cookie sandwich with all of the fun cookie options. I ended up loving the doodle like feel to it! So fun!

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Day 3 was cake! Now over the Christmas season I discovered I really enjoy making fun cakes in the form of illustration so I had fun with a pineapple cake, because well, WHY not 😄! Plus it just makes sense coming from me right!? I first off started with a bit of a boring cake. Which is shown, and then I put it on a cake stand and it was still kinda like blah, so I then added a lil tropical floral moment! 😀

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Day 4 was Popsicle and while this one was a tricky one, its not probably one of my favorites! Its inspired a real place, that is also my fave popsicle shop! I didn't have any photos I had taken of that exact street because its usually busy with people and I have not been in a long while, but they had one on their Instagram, Hyppo Popsicle. I took some creative liberties with it and pretended there was a planter and a bunting as if they were all jazzed up for a celebration!

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Day 5 was donut! Now I usually have a hard time with illustrations that are looking down on a "flat lay" but that's something I really want to get better at so I went with that approach here. It actually came pretty easy. When you see a cute donut you don't want a side view, you want all of the detail, which I think is shown pretty well here. It was fun to turn them into fruit!

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Day 6 was candy, and probably the hardest day. Plus to be completely honest took me more than a day. I had an idea for just shelves of candy, and got about halfway done and was not liking it. So much so I'm not even sharing it lol! Then I was like well how can I make candy cute. I got to thinking about candy stores, so I just looked up candy stores, and looked at their layouts. Somehow I ended up on the Sugarfina Instagram doing a deep dive into their summery posts and suddenly I was loving the candy theme. I decided to make shelves in a candy store. Full on with scoops and boxes for you to scoop and weigh your candy picks! I also had SO much fun color coordinating the shelves because well, why not! Who doesn't love a rainbow shelf. I feel like the girls over on the Home Edit would be pleased! Also fun fact, I named the shop SummerHaven Sweet Shop because I am working on a book, fictional, and the island it takes place on that is also fiction is called SummerHaven, and one of my goal this year is to illustrate pieces of the book for fun!

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Day 7 was cupcakes, and since the Day 6 took more time this was done a few days after if we are talking about actual time. This was a bit of a bummer, but I figure its ok because I was still working on an illustration on all of those days! Here I decided on some cute tropically decorated cupcakes, because well what else would you expect from me right?! 😉

Overall I am so happy I joined for just one week of MakingArtEveryday! I would love to do more, but I feel the week segments are great and not too intimidating, plus not all prompts feel like me so this popping in when I can was so so nice! I'm not preparing to do a 4 week art challenge that is going to be a bit more time intensive even though I do think there are only 4 illustrations, they are certainly ones that take more time and I'm honestly so excited!  Hope you enjoyed this recap, and I hope you will try some sort of fun creative challenge! If you want to learn more about Making Art Everyday check out Lisa Bardot of Bardot Brush

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