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2020 May Art Dare

“ART PROF & CHILL”

Sketch in any art media while you watch any movie or TV show!
As you watch, pause once in a while, and sketch from that still. Continue watching, and repeat until you have a page full of quick sketches. For inspiration, watch Prof Lieu draw live in the video above.

Optional: follow a life drawing class format by starting with 2 min. sketches, followed by 5 min. sketches, 10 min. sketches and ending with a 15 or 20 min. sketch.

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Each week, watch 1 (or both) of our movie picks, all of which are currently available on Netflix.
We chose 1 family friendly movie + 1 R rated movie for each week.

Week 1
Tiger King or The Great British Baking show

Week 2
Pan’s Labyrinth or Sherlock

Week 3
Like Water for Chocolate or The Twilight Zone, “The Masks,” Season 5, episode 25

Week 4
Elizabeth or Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark/Temple of Doom/Last Crusade
Get inspiration for your sketching technique from another May Art Dare submission; tag the artist when you post the 4th version of your Art Dare.

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We are no longer accepting submissions via Facebook or email; please use the upload form below if you are not on Instagram.

Prof Lieu

There’s nothing wrong with drawing from photographs! Photographs contain tons of raw visual information that you can process and manipulate into your own artwork images.

With the global pandemic, a lot of people are asking me about drawing from photos for gesture drawing because a live artist model in a class is not available to them. There are a lot of sites that provide photos of artist models posing nude, but in my opinion, drawing from a video is a much better experience.

When you draw a video, you get to know the person, you get to watch how they carry themselves, how they walk, what their posture is.  A photo of a nude model won’t have any of that information. Observing and understanding that movement is so helpful when doing gesture drawings!

Watch me draw these drawings live! 

Colored Pencil Gesture Drawing, Clara Lieu
Brush Pen Gesture Drawing, Clara Lieu
Brush Pen Gesture Drawing, Clara Lieu
Colored Pencil Gesture Drawing, Clara Lieu
Colored Pencil Gesture Drawing, Clara Lieu
Colored Pencil Gesture Drawing, Clara Lieu

Luna Yuan

“Drawing the figures in a TV show or movies is a unique experience. (these drawings are from Tiger King)  I get to know the character/figure’s story and life through the movie so the drawing are with narrative and personality. The sketches don’t need to be how finished or refined. I can stop whenever I feel it’s enough. It’s also a great opportunity to get loosen up and experiment with different medias and time to see what I can get in the end.

Gesture Drawings, Luna Yuan
Gesture Drawings, Luna Yuan
Gesture Drawings, Luna Yuan
Gesture Drawings, Luna Yuan
Gesture Drawings, Luna Yuan
Gesture Drawings, Luna Yuan

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PRIZE GUIDELINES

We award prizes and honorable mentions.To be eligible for a prize, your artwork must be an original artwork created specifically for this Art Dare, and follow all guidelines.

PRIZES

Art Dare winner
Artists in the US will receive a giant box of art supplies. International artists will get to choose from a portfolio critique, an artist website critique, or an artist Instagram critique!

Honorable Mention
Artists in the US will receive art supplies, international artists will receive 3 months free in our Facebook Critique Group.

Art Supplies

Sample of art supplies for the Art Dare winner
(US residents only)
We do not specify exactly what art supplies you will receive, however, you can see a list of the art companies who provide supplies for us here.

Caran d'Ache Crayons, General Charcoal Pack

Sample of art supplies for the Honorable Mention winner
(US residents only)
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