Everyday Matters Challenges

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Everyday Matters is a group that grew out of Danny Gregory's blog and books - Everyday Matters, The Creative License and An Illustrated Life. It's main focus was on drawing and creating illustrated journals but artists of all degrees of ability and experience, from total novices to professional illustrators, artists, and teachers are welcome to join in. 

How do I get started? 

Check out the EDM Weekly Challenges listed on your left and pick a challenge - go in ascending/descending order or choose randomly - and start working on it. You can choose any medium/support you are comfortable with. 

You can also use the search box to find challenges (instructions below) OR use this randomizer to get assigned a random prompt. You can also access this randomizer at poojasrinivas.com/prompts

Search for Challenges

Use the search box at the top of this page to search for challenges. Here are some ideas to get you started: 

  • Use a keyword or phrase to locate the challenge. For example, "portrait" or "pet" will show you challenges with these words/phrases in the title of the challenge
  • Use the challenge number. For example, typing in "301" in the search box will show you Challenge 301: Draw something cute
  • Use the keyword "Latest" to find the most recent challenge

How do I post my work?

Once you've finished your sketch, post the sketch on your favorite social network along with a description about the materials you've used or what you felt while working on the challenge. Posting is optional. You don't have to share your sketches if you don't want to :-)