Mark your calendars for the #OneWeek100People2019 challenge from the 8th to the 12th of April, 2019. This time I’ll be joining my sketching buddies Marc Taro Holmes and Liz Steel, (who created this challenge) in hosting it, and it would be great to have you all join in!
I’ve participated in this challenge over the years and even though I draw people regularly, drawing in this concentrated fashion for a week always gives me some new insights and challenges.
Below are some of my favorite highlights from Marc’s official announcement of the challenge. To read the announcement in it’s complete form, join the facebook group .
April 8-12th, 2019
- The real goal is PRACTICE. Not perfection. You can do it any way you want – just have fun with it!
- Sketch from life, from any reference material, ( This is NOT an urban sketching challenge) in any media or size, draw fast or slow.
- Post your work during the week of April 8-12, to the dedicated facebook group.
- Please don’t post on other Urban Sketchers groups unless it meets Urban Sketching guidelines.
- Post on social media of choice, (Instagram, Twitter) using the hashtag #OneWeek100People2019.
Also, some suggestions on reaching your goal:
– Aim to get to a 100 sketches. But don’t skip the challenge just because you feel you won’t get there- hey, 25 people sketches that week is better than zero!
– Plan to swap out any ‘free time’ for drawing – just for one week.
– Be prepared! Make a list of crowded places to draw people. Visit a park, the public library, go shopping, or to a sporting event. Maybe search out public performances. Live music at a pub, a lecture, or reading.
– Go drawing in groups! If it looks like you’re a club or a class, people give you the benefit of the doubt.
– If you don’t want to do it live-on-location, cue up a YouTube play list, sign up for Flickr, or download the iOS app SKTCHY.
– Give yourself permission to succeed. Don’t overthink the results – just draw! You’ll see results at the end of the week. No matter how fast you sketch, over a whole week, at least ONE will be amazing.