[Art Writing Challenge] Sketches and Drabbles June 2019

A memory 1

I trust you have fully recovered from our marathon challenge, Create Your Own Adventure. Now it's time to kick things off again. Wait, what's that? Hey, no groaning allowed! I promise this challenge is easy and straightforward so you don't have to think too hard.

Complete one sketch or drabble per day from June 17th to June 23rd to (queue dramatic voice over) unlock the greatness within you. Prompts have been provided below but feel free to diverge if inspired to do something else. If you can't participate all 7 days, that's ok! Do what feels realistic for you.


  1. A memory 
  2. Gratitude
  3. Unconditional love
  4. Annoying
  5. "I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel"
  6. A Dream or nightmare
  7. "O, woe is me"

What is a drabble?

A drabble is a short form of fiction roughly 100 words in length. You don't have to be precise with the word count but getting as close to 100 as you can is part of the challenge. Here's more info on how to write a drabble.

Sketching tips

To help you get them pencil moving, I'll be livestreaming my sketching on Twitch, Monday June 17th through Friday June 21st from 4pm – 5pm PST. Watch the stream and hang out while you draw your way to leveling up. I'll be sharing various tips and techniques on sketching and answering any questions. If you're a beginner, this can be a chance to get questions answered in real time.

Here's my livestream schedule

  • •Monday 4pm – 5pm PST → Capturing people quickly with gesture drawing 

  • •Tuesday 4pm – 5pm PST → Using basic shapes when sketching 

  • •Wednesday 4pm – 5pm PST → Using reference to be able to draw anything 

  • •Thursday 4pm – 5pm PST → Thumbnailing, concepting, and layered sketching 

  • •Friday 4pm – 5pm PST → Drawing your requests! 

Draw with Jazza has a great set of sketching tips for you as well on sketching.

Tag all the things to earn your points!

Artists, please submit your sketches as art submissions on PaperDemon.com with the tag pdsketches2019. You'll earn 30XP for each submission. At the end of the challenge, collect your points in the dashboard.

We don't have tags for writing submissions at the moment, so just reply to this blog post with a link to your submission so we can see! Sadly I can't offer XP for writing submissions (yet anyway).

See you there! Reply here or in discord with questions.