This week-long sketchbook challenge is coming up on 23rd-29th May 2022. For a week I will be challenging you to pick up your sketchbook and get your pencils and pens out! If you have already done a challenge with me I will send you full details. This will also go live on my YouTube channel and social media accounts each day. More details coming soon…
The 6th annual #30DaySketchbookChallenge will start on 01 Jan 2023 - New Year’s Day.
The 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge is a chance to get your sketchbooks ready, dig out those art materials and join me for a super-creative start to the new year.
Read on to find out more...
Each day for 30 days in a row I will send you a new sketching prompt – I will share this via email, and on social media. Take the prompt, be inspired and draw a little something. Take just a few minutes or a little longer if you want. The challenge is suitable for everyone whether you have never picked up a pencil before or whether you are a seasoned pro.
Let’s begin the year with a big creative boost and a bundle of fun.
Join thousands of people from across the globe as we all fill our sketchbooks in January!
Registrations will open later in the year.
The very first 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge ran in Jan 2018, attracting thousands of people people to draw something in their sketchbooks every day for 30 days. The atmosphere was fantastic and the sheer volume of sketches and doodles overwhelming. It was amazing to see so many people picking up a pencil or pen (including LOADS of beginners) and just get sketching. No pressure, no judgement – just daily creative fun.
Put simply, it is a commitment to draw in your sketchbook for 30 days in a row. Whether you draw for 30 seconds, 30 minutes or even several hours, it doesn’t matter. Whether you are a beginner to drawing or a professional artist, it doesn’t matter.
When the challenge begins I send you 30 different prompts to get you sketching – a different one each day. And that is the challenge!
The aim is just to make drawing become a habit and part of your daily routine. I want to help you to fill your sketchbook, boost your creativity and get your drawing mojo back on top form.
The challenge is suitable for anyone who wants to give it a go… For example:
- Beginners to drawing looking for some ideas of where to start
- Art students
- Professional artists needing some starting points for work
- Printmakers on any of my online courses looking for ideas for prints
- Anyone creative looking for a good New Year’s Resolution
- Creative people just wanting a fun challenge
- People with five minutes to spare and a blank sketchbook
- Anyone who just wants to draw a bit more.
- You... come on in and join me this year!
|What do you get with the free vs paid challenge?||Free Challenge||Full (paid) Challenge|
|Challenge prompts straight to your inbox||Yes||Yes|
|Challenge prompts available on Instagram / Facebook for you to look at (and use hashtag #30daysketchbookchallenge)||Yes||Yes|
|Top Tips on how to complete the challenge||No||Yes|
|Video descriptions / explanations of prompts and possible ways to approach them with Susan||No||Yes|
|Text descriptions of prompts||No||Yes|
|Facebook Support Group with several moderators from ‘Team Susan’ – meet other challengers and join the community (this is a NEW group for 2022 – the old Facebook Group will be archived)||No||Yes|
|A selection of helpful sketching tutorials throughout the challenge||No||Yes|
|A number of sketchbook warm-ups to help you ease into your sketching||No||Yes|
|Plant a tree with Ecologi||No||Yes|
In 2022, one tree is planted for every person that joins the FULL (paid) version of the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge. I am donating to the climate change charity Ecologi to plant trees in a responsible way. Hopefully together as part of the challenge we can made a difference to our planet.
Note: The donation / tree planting happens automatically on sign up.
I have written two books on linocutting including Amazon no. 1 bestsellers, Learning Linocut (2011) and Beginner’s Guide to Linocut (2019). I have a number of online courses in sketching and printmaking and run a monthly membership called Inspire.
I love encouraging others to get creative and welcome you into the sketchbook challenge this year!
Thousands of people from across the world have taken part in the challenge over the past four years and are some of their reasons for joining in:
I love getting new people interested in art, sketching and creativity.
The 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge is my BIG push at the start of every year to get everyone, regardless of background, opening their sketchbooks and making marks. It is a wonderful global community that encourages creativity on a massive scale. Just search for the hashtag #30daysketchbookchallenge on Instagram to see a flavour of what people get up to!
I hope you are ready for the next sketchbook challenge? I certainly am!
Registrations will open later in 2022.
See you there. Susan
Why not take a look at my monthly creative membership Inspire?... So many people join me after the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge has finished to come on into my monthly membership Inspire that provides regular art tutorials, projects, monthly themes, challenges, creative mindset talks, artist interviews and much much more...