We’ve put together a list of some november art challenges taking place this month that you can take part in. Feel free to involve your family, friends and loved ones too.
As the winter season arrives for most of us, the holidays are fast approaching! During this time you may find yourself feeling inspired or perhaps seeking out creativity. You might also want to involve your family in fun, creative activities while everyone comes home for the holidays. No matter how you might be feeling, art challenges are a great way to make a positive change in any situation!
Art challenges are designed to get you creating art on a regular basis. It has been proven that tapping into your creative side is a great outlet for stress and anxiety – something many of us can relate to! Essentially, art challenges inspire creativity and allow you to create art in a fun and stress-free way. Additionally, art challenges work to stimulate your imagination as well as act as a form of catharsis. For more about what art challenges are about, who they’re for and why people participate in them, check out our article about art challenges here. Consider stepping out of your comfort zone this November and take on an art challenge! Or.. maybe you just finished any of the October Art Challenges or Inktober and you feel inspired to challenge yourself even more!
Do you feel like getting back into the swing of things, maybe developing a new skill or tapping into your inner artist? Well, if that’s the case then you’ve come to the right place.
Consider putting some time aside this November to create a unique piece of art every day, develop your art skills or maybe form a new, positive and productive habit!
Let’s jump in!
The Huevember art challenge is a sure favourite of ours! The challenge sets itself apart from other art challenges as it uses different colour hues as daily prompts. Each year a new official prompt list is put out by the creator of the challenge, Matthieu Daures. Although we haven’t seen any new prompt lists since Huevember 2018.
However, there are a number of other prompt list variations in which artists have taken it upon themselves to create their own unique colour palettes for other creatives to use.
Here is the official prompt list – however there are a number of alternative prompt lists that have been made by your fellow creatives. Feel free to take a look at a few before deciding which one you like best. Remember, it is all about having fun after all!
If you decide to take part in this challenge why not share your work with your friends, family and fellow creatives online! No matter your preferred social media platform make sure to use the hashtag #Huevember when sharing your work online.
By sharing your art, you’ll immerse yourself within the Huevember artist community, get a chance to show off your work, as well as view the work of others! If you’d like to learn more about Huevember or read an interview that we conducted with the creator of Huevember – Matthieu Daures.
Tinkersketch November Art Challenge
The TinkerSketch November art challenge is put together by Tinkerlab and runs throughout the month of, you guessed it – November! The creators of this challenge invite any and every one to take part and will be providing all sorts of prompts to get your imagination going. Each day you’ll be given a new prompt which you can then interpret in any way you’d like. It’s all up to you – the possibilities are endless.
Use these prompts to inspire creativity in those around you, whether it be in your home, your class or simply amongst your friends and family. This month, the Tinkersketch prompt list provides you with maker words that allow you to think outside the box when it comes to art materials and processes. The most important rule in this challenge is to have fun!
For this challenge, you’ll need to carve out a minimum of around 5-10 minutes each day during the month of November to create new artworks inspired by the official prompt list. If you decide to share your work online, make sure to use the hashtag #tinkersketch to share your work with other fellow creatives.
There are no restrictions regarding medium for this challenge, just remember to use the prompt list and create something every day. As we mentioned before, because this challenge prides itself on being stress free, make sure to push yourself but don’t hesitate to give yourself a day off if needed. This is about enjoying yourself!
Although not as well-known as Huevember, Slowvember is another one of our yearly favorites. Created by children’s book illustrator Lee White, Inktober creator Jake Parker and Will Terry, Slowvember is an art challenge made in response to the rush of Inktober.
It was created with the intention of slowing down and focusing on one single project for the month of November. Essentially, you’ll be working on one portfolio piece throughout the month. Lee White posted a video outlining the art challenge as a whole, and noted some important technicalities.
During week one you’ll be conducting your research and developing your ideas for your big piece.
In week two you’ll be creating thumbnails, value sketches and picking out your colour palettes. If you’re looking for the perfect colour palette but are struggling to find one that suits what you’re looking for? Check out our colour palette generator article for some added help!
In the third and last week of the month, you’ll be creating the piece itself, evaluating your progress as you go. This challenge might be a little more challenging than some of the others that we’ve mentioned – so make sure to give it your all if you do decide to give it a try!
In essence, this challenge is about slowing down and taking the time to work on one thing that you really like, rather than rushing your way through life (an unfortunate consequence of our fast paced, media driven world).
If you decide to take part in the challenge make sure to document every part of the process! You can download a worksheet here. Creators Lee, Jake and Will invite partakers to post every step of your creative process – reference photos, thumbnails and colour palettes.
If you decide to share your work or progress online with your fellow creatives, make sure to use the hashtags #slowvember and #slowvember2021. If you’d like your posts to be shared, feel free to use #svslearnslow or tag @svslearn.
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?
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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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.
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.
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.