The NEW Artistic Challenge You’ll Love: Art Spark!

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Desperately seeking stellar new subjects for art projects? Want to create something new, but need inspiration? Reconnect with your muse with Art Spark!

Each week, we’ll share a different prompt to inspire you to think creatively and paint, draw or create a new piece of art.

This week’s prompt: Into the Woods

How you interpret the prompt is ultimately up to you, but here are some ideas to spark your imagination.

Bird in the woods

Blue Jay in watercolor via Bluprint member Gbeck

Channel your inner naturalist

Release your inner aAudubon by painting or drawing realistic versions of the animals you might encounter in the woods. This lovely blue jay was captured in watercolor and inspired by Bluprint course Drawing Birds in Brush & Ink.

Realistic tree

Draw a tree

What make up the woods? Trees! Drawing or painting a tree, or an entire forest full of them, can be a meditative way to create art and can also help improve your artistic skills. You could take a realistic approach, or draw simplified, easy cartoon trees

Wood burning

Wood burning via Bluprint member Jargaille Null

…or draw on a tree!

Your creation doesn’t need to be drawn using traditional media. Perhaps you’ll choose to interpret this prompt creatively, by making a wood-burning drawing or creating a multimedia painting including real natural elements. 


Photo via CakeSpy

Create a whimsical nature scene

This inspirational illustration features a stylized pen and ink illustration of the word “grow” nestled in roots in the ground, and is then painted using earth-toned watercolors. Create a nature or woods-themed illustration in your own unique style! (Use this free coloring page as a starting point.)

Bonus: Share your artwork!

We can’t wait to see what you dream up with this prompt. Upload your project on Bluprint and include the hashtag #IntoTheWoods. We’ll pick one entry each week to feature on our Instagram account.

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