Are you still motivated even though Inktober and Huevember have come to an end? Whether you took part in Inktober or Huevember or not, it’s a great idea to take part in this upcoming month’s art challenge – Drawcember!
What is Drawcember?
December time can come with its cold, wintery days that are most likely spent indoors. Drawcember has got you covered! Daily illustrations during the month of December is a great way to not only pass the time but also refine your creative skills.
Drawcember, taken from the words ‘draw’ and ‘December’ is a daily art challenge run throughout the month of December! Artists all around the world take part in the challenge, creating illustrations every day. The Drawcember Challenge was created in 2012 by Disney Create and has gathered other organizers and sponsors over the years. Unfortunately, last year there was no official sponsor, however, the challenge still has a huge community of creatives that will continue to participate each year!
Are there any rules?
There aren’t any rules regarding medium, subject matter or composition! Any medium is allowed, and you don’t need to follow the official Drawcember prompt list (the official Drawcember accounts seem to have been abandoned). There are a number of prompt lists put out by creatives within the community that you can use, what’s important is that you keep up the habit of creating an illustration every day during the month of December!
Official Drawcember prompt list 2020
The first and (as far as we know) official Drawcember 2020 prompt list created by @dyl_pixels.
Past and alternative prompt lists
Prompt list by Tumblr user: https://lobie-the-cartoonist.tumblr.com/
The Drawcember 2019 prompt list by @dyl_pixels.
Official Drawcember prompt list of 2017
Share the work that you’ve created this December with your friends, family and fellow creatives by using the hashtag #Drawcember and #Drawcember2020. By sharing your art, you’ll immerse yourself within the Drawcember artist community, get a chance to show off your work, as well as view the work of others!
How to make time every day
A key tip would be to manage your time well and plan ahead. There will come a day (or a few days) in the month of December where you feel incredibly demotivated and uninspired – but that’s okay! Drawcember is about having fun and working on your skills, so make sure to find a plan, timetable or process that works best for you. Flow with what you enjoy and feel driven to do. Remember to be patient with yourself and by the end of the month you’ll have a collection of work you’ll be incredibly proud of.
Yearly Art Challenges
If you enjoyed Drawcember make sure to check out our Yearly Art Challenge article that unpacks all our favourite creative challenges that you can take part in this upcoming year! We can also hint on these awesome Art Challenges that are planned for January, or if you are looking for daily prompts or just drawing ideas, make sure to check out our drawing ideas generator.
Make sure to check out the 2021 December Art Challenge by us! Read all about it here.
Overview of yearly art challenges
Need some resources?
Why not combine the art challenge with an online art class 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. You could also take a look at our curated top 10 of drawing books to help you improve your drawing
If you’d like to familiarize yourself with using different colour palettes or learn more about the importance of colour itself, check out our articles about Colour Theory in Design and our review of the 3 best Colour Palette Generators to find perfect matching colours.