31 days of art: an all-mediums challenge!

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:star: UPDATE :star:

Thank you SO much to everyone who partook in this challenge! I'm in awe and inspired by your dedication, creativity and hard work! There's huuuuuundreds and huuundreds of entries for me to go through, counting how many days each person participated, etc. So bare with me while I work on announcing the winners :heart:

Hi everyone,

I'm proud to present you with @projecteducate's summer activity: a day-to-day monthly art challenge (à la "Inktober") for ALL artistic mediums (photos, drawings, crafts...all mediums are welcome)! There have been many challenges mimicking this format and I always found them super fun to follow even just as a spectator ;)

We recently asked you guys what you'd like us to do this summer, and many of you voted for a monthly challenge with daily themes to follow, so here we are!

I hope this will represent a fun way for you to seek inspiration and challenge yourself over the month of August. If you're feeling like you have no new ideas, that you're bored with your art lately or your motivation has been lacking: look no further, this challenge should solve all your issues! :eager:

Please carefully read the rules of this challenge so we can avoid any misunderstandings! If you have a question, leave a comment and I'll happily respond asap :)

The Concept

There are 31 days in the month of August. For this challenge, you are presented with 31 themes: one for every day. The idea is for you to create a piece of art (in any artistic medium of your choice) each day that fits with the theme of that day.

:star: However, you do not HAVE to create a piece of art for every single day/theme! This is further explained in the prizing section of the journal. You can pick as many or as little days as you want to participate. :star:

The Rules

  • You must create, post and submit your entry on the same day of the theme it corresponds to. So, on August 1st you would create, post and submit an entry for Theme 1 of this challenge. Following this example: you cannot submit your entry for Theme 1 on August 2nd!

  • To submit your entry, leave a comment on this journal with: 1) the name of the theme 2) a link or thumbnail to your entry. This is important so I can be sure you're submitting an entry on the right theme for the right day. (yes, this means if you enter the challenge every day, you'll be commenting 31 times on this journal)

  • Your entries must be submitted onto DeviantArt, they cannot be in your sta.sh.

  • The description of your entry (description of the deviation which you fill in when submitting it onto DeviantArt) must include a link to this journal, stating your deviation is an entry to this challenge.

Some guidelines...

A daily challenge is...well, challenging. I know that, and that's what I'm posting this journal early. You shouldn't begin working on your entries now - that's not fair to other players who will follow the rules. However, you can begin planning in your head, putting together ideas, preparing materials, etc so that you'll be faster on the day of each theme.

I don't think it'd be fair for me to say this challenge works on one specific time zone to assess whether someone posted their entry on time. As such, I will try my best to take into account time zones when checking whether someone submitted on time for a day's challenge. If your country isn't listed on your profile page, though, I won't be able to extend this courtesy.

The Prizes

To make sure everyone feels incentivised to partake in this challenge, prizing will be random. You have just as much of a chance to win a prize as anyone else....depending on how many entries you submit!

I will be counting the amount of entries in total, meaning it doesn't need to be X amount of consecutive days. Trying to be flexible here ;)

A random person who submitted an entry for 26 to 31 days will receive a one-year core+ membership OR the equivalent in points

A random person who submitted an entry for 16 to 25 days will receive 3,000 points

A random person who submitted an entry for 6 to 15 days will receive 1 month core+ and 500 points

A random person who submitted an entry for 1 to 5 days will receive 250 points

:sherlock:You might be thinking...so it's all about quantity, not quality??? Think again!

To encourage everyone to submit well thought-out and high quality entries (as much as it's possible for a challenge like this), I'll be offering $20 via PayPal to a participant that submitted multiple well executed entries.

The Challenge

PE 31 days of art

Good luck!

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BlackCloverCreations's avatar

So is the winner announcement coming anytime soon?

Mrs-Durden's avatar

sorry I posted a few status posts to update people that it's taking me forever to go through the 600 entries and organise it all. but I'm almost finished!

BlackCloverCreations's avatar
teddybearcholla's avatar

This was a lot of fun! Great challenges, and I hope it can be done again! Even if no prizes, I believe that many would do the challenge anyway!!:heart:

balanuts's avatar

I did the last day of challenge but forgot to post it!

Day 31: Fire

31 Fire

Thanks for hosting the challenge, it's been a blast!

BlackCloverCreations's avatar

Daymn I got carried away..

Hope there's still time!

Day 31: Fire

Survive and Thrive!

"Survive & Thrive!"

Lumenox's avatar

Hi there!

I wanted to thank you and projecteducate for this very interesting daily challenge. It was tough but I could complete it except for the 2 first days I wasn't aware ^^

It did improve my skills I think!

I'm not sure that I did publish everything on your post though. here is my post summarize all my deviations this month... and that also summarize my feedbacks and thanks for this challenge! :)

Thanks again :hug:

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CapnDeek373's avatar

Day 31 - theme - fire

the convenient flame

Thanks from the Cap’n for the excellent challenge!


ChimeraDragonfang's avatar

Day 31: FIRE

31 Days of Art Challenge: Day 31


Ejderha-Arts's avatar

Day 31: Fire.

31 Days of Art - #31 Fire

Uploaded it just in time with one minute to spare before midnight! Stare Sweat Emote

Anyway, it was a fun ride and I thank you for hosting this great challenge!

Mouselemur's avatar

August 31 - Fire


Final one :faint:

Lumenox's avatar

Day 31 finally!

August 31 Fire
Pixlhaufen's avatar

Take my fire! Day 31


I'll end this with an GIF an will popaply don't draw for some month's now V

MysticSparkleWings's avatar

LAST ONE! :phew:This challenge was fun, but I'm also very glad to be finished with it!

Day 31: Fire

Words that Kiss Day 31: Fire
PencilframeArt's avatar

August 31 - Theme 31 - Fire:

31 days of art, theme 31 Burnt future
Phodorizi's avatar

Day 31: Fire



I did it!!

Thank you to Mrs-Durden, it was fun

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ceystel's avatar

The 31 days of art journey is almost over. Thank you for this fun challenge! I was really happy that I participated (most of the time). It definetly pushed me to topics I maybe would not have explored by myself and it also lead to a lot of experimentation.

Thystyn's avatar

I also appreciated the challenge this gave me, to actually THINK and interpret the prompt in some way.

ceystel's avatar

Oh yes! Some were easy, others were really hard for me to come up with something and then I also got some ideas which I could not realize on my skill level and/or within the time constraints. I definetly felt challenged.

teddybearcholla's avatar

Well said! I also enjoyed looking and reading what others created. Each has their own interpretation. Very enjoyable!

ceystel's avatar

True! This was another cool aspect. That I was not alone but it felt like we were in some way in this together. Seeing all the different interpretations and approaches was indeed interesting.

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