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Winter Spotlight Challenge! Let Your Art Shine With This Creative Exercise

Calling all artists! We want to showcase your art and share it with the world — that’s what our Winter Spotlight Challenge is all about.

Coffee Shop Sketchbook

Sketch by Craftsy instructor Paul Heaston

When cabin fever strikes, it’s tough to find new inspiration in your familiar surroundings. But in Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday, instructor Paul Heaston proves that the world around you can become your next work of art. For this challenge, we’re asking artists to capture whatever they see, wherever they are — no need for a special excursion!

 

You can use the reference photo provided below, or set up a simple scene at home. In the class, we use pen and ink and watercolor, but you can use any medium you’d like.

Here’s how to enter your artwork:

1. Use the photo above or your surroundings as a reference for your own artistic interpretation.

2. Submit a photograph (jpeg or tiff format) of your finished art project, plus a few sentences about your work, to artsubmissions@craftsy.com by March 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. MT.

3. Our art editor will review the submissions, and we’ll announce the winner on Craftsy by March 8.

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6 Comments

Iryna B.

Wonderful idea! Where at do we post our sketches – here or in the class projects? Thank you for the class

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Craftsy

Hi Iryna,
We’re so glad you’re planning to participate! To enter your project for consideration, please email a photo of it to artsubmissions@craftsy.com. You’re also welcome to upload it as a project on our site if you’d like!

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Daniela

Hi, I would love to enter but could I summit a different one drawing? Ive done animals and people as reference photos.

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Craftsy

Hi Daniela,
We would love to see your work! For this challenge, our editor will be judging submissions based on the prompt, but you are still welcome to share your artwork 🙂

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Karen

Hi!
Just seeing this for the first time. Am I correct that this would not be the appropriate place to enter a huge crochet project?
Thanks,
Karen

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Craftsy

Hi Karen,
This challenge is mainly for drawers and painters. Of course, you are always welcome to share your project on Craftsy by uploading a photo!

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