Are you looking to get back into an artful groove after missing out on the January Art Challenges? You’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of art challenges running through February that you can jump right into! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best art challenges available this month so that you can easily find the one that best suits your artistic goals. Whether you’re looking for a creative challenge to invigorate your current art practice, or a fun way to learn something new, there’s bound to be something here that you’ll love. So don’t wait any longer, pick up your pencils and get started on the February Art Challenges!

The February art challenges are:

  1. February Faces
  2. The DoodleWash February Art Challenge
  3. Fairyary
  4. TinkerSketch Sketchbook Challenge

We have taken a closer look and laid out all the info you’ll need when deciding on which art challenge to join this February!

1. February Faces

What is the February Faces challenge?

February Art Challenge 2023
February Faces Art Challenge 2023

Put together by Kick In The Creatives, February Faces is a creative challenge that takes place throughout the shortest month of the year – February! Put simply, you’ll be challenged to draw a different face every day, allowing you to practise capturing emotion and expression. By the end of the month, you’ll surely be a pro at portraits!

Are there any rules?

There are no rules or limitations regarding colour or medium, so have fun with it! You can take on the challenge of drawing any face, it doesn’t necessarily need to be human.

Join the community!

If you take part in the challenge make sure to use the hashtag #FebruaryFaces to connect to other fellow creatives and get involved in the February Faces community.

Prompt Lists

Below you’ll see the official February Faces 2020 Prompt List – keep a look out for the official February Faces 2021 Prompt List that should be released soon!

February Faces Optional Prompt List 2023
February Faces Optional Prompt List 2023

2. The Doodlewash February Art Challenge

What is the Doodlewash February Art Challenge?

The Doodlewash February Art Challenge is an inclusive creative challenge running through the month of February. Each year, Doodlewash selects a specific theme for the challenge. Last year, the theme of the 2020 Doodlewash February Art Challenge was “A Beautiful World”, which aimed to celebrate the beautiful things in life and the natural world around us.

Are there any rules?

Doodlewash challenges you to use either watercolours, drawing mediums, or a mix of both! Other than that, there are no other limitations! Feel free to use your imagination, and most importantly, have fun!

Join the community!

Make sure to use the hashtag #doodlewashFebruary2021 if you decide to participate in the upcoming The Doodlewash February Art Challenge this year! By doing this, others that participated in the challenge can see your amazing artwork, and you can see theirs.

Prompt Lists

Below you can find the official prompt list for 2020. The prompts are provided to guide, inspire creativity and ignite your imagination – so feel free to use whatever inspires you in the moment. Keep a lookout for the upcoming 2021 official prompt list!

Doodlewash February 2020 Art Challenge Prompts
Doodlewash February 2020 Art Challenge Prompts

3. Fairyary

What is Fairyary?

The term “Fairyary” is a unique combination of two words – “Fairy” and “February”. This February based challenge is all about fairies! The creator of the challenge invites other creatives you practise drawing fairies throughout the shortest month of the year. If a fairy themed challenge peaks your interest, make sure to take part in this unique challenge this upcoming February. The challenge itself was created by laurarcenciel.

Are there any rules?

Not at all! This challenge and it’s prompts are completely open to interpretation, with no restrictions on medium. The goal is to get creative every day during the month of February, using the prompts as a simple guide.

Join the community!

If you take part in the Fairyary challenge this upcoming February, make sure to use the hashtags #Fairyary and #Fairyary2021 to share your work with other creatives and Fairyary participants. To check out the work that creatives created last year, you can search the hashtag #Fairyary2020.

Prompt Lists

Below you can see the official Fairyary prompt list by pinceauarcenciel from 2020. We haven’t seen any new prompt lists so far in 2021 and 2022, so we hope someone will create a new one for 2023. Anyway, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun with this prompt list!

Fairyary February Art Challenge 2021 by pinceau arc en ciel
Fairyary February Art Challenge 2021 by Pinceau Arc en Ciel

4. TinkerSketch Sketchbook Challenge

What is the TinkerSketch Sketchbook challenge?

This Instagram based challenge encourages creatives to experiment and have fun with new ideas, mediums and themes throughout the month of February! With an emphasis on creativity within a stress free environment, the TinkerSketch Sketchbook challenge is based on dedicating time to your craft each day to create artworks that celebrate who you are as a creative!

Are there any rules?

The TinkerSketch Sketchbook challenge is for any and everyone who has a passion for creating. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or professional, you can take part in the challenge. The only rule is to challenge yourself to create a sketch every day during the month of February and to put aside some creativity-dedicated time regularly – no excuses! Make sure to dedicate a time of your day to improve your skills, explore new creative paths, celebrate yourself as an artist and most importantly, have fun! The challenge notes to set aside at least 5-10 minutes each day. Try wake up a little earlier or carry around your sketchbook during the day! There are no expectations what your sketches should be, just that you let out your creative energy in the process.

What Materials Do I Need?

Going out and purchasing a bunch of new sketching products is not necessary, you’ll only need a handful of things that are most likely already lying around your house!

You’ll need:

  • A sketchbook (or paper)
  • A medium of your choice: pencils, pens, chalk etc.
  • Paint of any kind and a brush
  • Some glue and tape
  • Scrap paper, newspapers or magazines etc.

Join the community!

If you decide to take part in the TinkerSketch Sketchbook challenge, make sure to follow them on Instagram to see their own daily entries! Feel free to share your work with others using the hashtag #tinkersketch or tagging tinkerlab, but don’t feel pressured to if you aren’t comfortable. Make sure to share the love with other creatives taking part in the competition by giving them a like or encouraging comment! To see the work of others in the upcoming month, search the hashtag #tinkersketch or check @tinkerlab’s tagged photos.

Prompt Lists

Below we’ve attached the official TinkerSketch Sketchbook challenge prompt list! Keep an eye out for any updates to the list in the coming months!

Tinkerlab February 2023 Art Challenge Prompt List
Tinkerlab February 2023 Art Challenge Prompt List

Let us know in the comments what your favourite art-challenge of this month is! Which one are you participating in or did we miss one? If you want to learn more about the basics, make sure to read our art challenge guide.

Do you want to improve your drawing skills? Make sure to read our article where we take a look at the Best Art Classes you can follow online. Combining an art class with an art challenge is a great way to get started! You could also take a look at our curated top 10 of drawing books to help you improve your drawing or for extra inspiration or new techniques.

If you’re curious about other art challenges coming up this year, make sure to check out our overview of yearly art challenges or our art challenge calendar. If you are looking for drawing inspiration, make sure you check out our drawing ideas generator.

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Resources

Interested in taking part in any of these challenges this month? We’ve got some resources just for you to give you a kick start!

Traditional Drawing equipment

Check out the sketchbooks, pencils and other tools below that will help you build a daily routine in practicing your creative skills.

Digital Brushes

If you’re a digital artist, make sure to check out these great Photoshop and Procreate ink brushes from Grutbrushes. These realistic, responsive and natural brushes will inspire you without a doubt. Grutbrushes offers a lot of free samples, so you can try anything without risk. Check out our Grutbrushes review if you’d like to know more and see more (free) samples.

Reatlist Watercolour Brush for Photoshop from Grutbrushes
Demo of the Grutbrushes Watercolour Brush which is perfect to use for Huevember

Digital Hardware

A drawing tablet could definitely help you in your creative flow too. Most drawing tablets are touch sensitive and are highly accurate. The main advantage of a drawing tablet is the natural feeling when drawing. They are perfect for creating detailed illustrations, drawings or digital paintings.

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