#DrawingAugust or Drawing August!

So, who’s up for a challenge?  Are you a person who needs an external stimulus to give you a nudge and get you going?  If so, read on.

The clue is in the title; Drawing August.  August has 31 days and for each of those days I challenge you to draw a sketch or picture and post it on Twitter.  It doesn’t matter what you draw or how good (or bad) you think your drawing is, what’s important is that you draw.  It’s said that it takes 30 days to form a habit and I hope that by joining in you will get the drawing bug.

Why Twitter?  (A good question).  This all started from a tweet chat with @OlderthanEvil – interesting name! We both said we need to draw more and so this challenge was born.

It would be great to get as many people drawing as possible in August, let’s see how big we can make this.   If you can’t fully commit, don’t worry, just post what you can and keep it up as much as possible.

So, to give you some encouragement here are all the people that have either signed up to the total challenge or posting some drawing throughout August.

@OlderthanEvil  @jeanstevens4  @Jcurtisart  @fionasculpture  @freshlysketched   @PaulaOakley1  @dEEN1ckersOn   @AlisontheArtist   @bellabasilcata   @EmmaRushArt   @Wainwright_LJ3   @smallofferings  @staithesartist   @kfsoriginals     @treblevodka   @AlanTaylorPaint   @ArtbyJAK   @JoDacombe    @LizReal1  @ArtistRebeccaLS    @LindaCoteStudio   @CarolsOriginals   @peepart   @Rachellen333   @poochweasel   @purple-primate   @Printsbymaggieg  @nelchee   @LTPaints      @Redshoeskate   @Skull_Full   @myapplique   @LynnKeddie   @DaveMooreArt   @Redpaint17   @LOTZofArt   @art_ellie   @elphaba90   @james_clayton   @DanielJEllers  @MosquitoCreativ   @fury_conception   @DMDrawings   @DrawntoDevon       @CSADillo   @IanGordonCraig  @JameSamuels  @AlkalineCrow  @DistractedKeith  @CarolAnneTonge  @Zalamanderuk  @Anns_paintings   @Digifem   @lynnecroft1   @sculptressbyday   @that_designer   @artroshi   @fauxgypsy   @nauticistar

If you’ve signed up to #DrawingAugust and I’ve not listed your name, let me know and I will add you on.

I’ll tweet and blog some more information a bit nearer the time, so keep an eye out for it. For those of you not familiar with twitter the # tag is a way of everyone posting so we can all see each others posts – it’s important that we do this, or we might miss some of the wonderful drawing that get tweeted.

So, let me know if you want to join the happy band of enthusiasts listed above!

Come on, you know you want to.


33 thoughts on “#DrawingAugust or Drawing August!

  1. Hello Jean
    #DrawingAugust is a great idea and I’m really looking forward to being part of it.
    I wondered whether you have come across ‘Storify’ (https://storify.com/)?
    Its a thing you can use to collect up tweets with the same hashtag into one ‘story’ and link. Here’s one that I made from an event we had at work a few months ago – https://storify.com/JeanEd70/forestun
    I wondered whether it would be of use in gathering up all the drawings from a day in August or other period of time? I’ve just had a brainwave and made this one – from the tweets so far – https://storify.com/JeanEd70/drawingaugust#publicize – what do you think? I can delete it if you don’t like it.
    best wishes
    Jean (@JeanEd70 on twitter)

    • Hi Jean, this is great. I haven’t come across it before but it’ll be easy for everyone to see all the postings. Perhaps we can start publicising nearer the time. I can write a blog post about it too. Thanks for this, it’s a great idea. Jean

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  5. I signed up a while back I thought. Either way I am not on the list. I submitted a drawing yesterday on twitter and used the hash tag #DrawingAugust but it doesn’t look like it is showing up in searches.

    • Hi Dorrie, I’ve checked the list and you’re on their (31st July blogpost). Don’t worry, start drawing and tweeting – make sure you use the hashtage #DrawingAugust Happy sketching!

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