Screw the blues - come sketch the rainbow!!
Yep, our #sketchtherainbow Instagram challenge is back to blast some colour into your grid and get your creative juices flowing this January!
And this time, we’re going BIG: with 2 full weeks of daily drawing prompts to give ourselves an extra boost of creative joy and confidence at a time when we need it most! What better way get through your dry/skint/sluggish January than with some silly sketchercises and a daily dose of pencil power!
The challenge kicks off on Monday 14th January, so go sharpen those pencils and get yourself set for a rainbow rave!
Colour colour colour chameleon!!
Draw single colour images throughout week one. You can use whatever materials you’d like and draw digitally or by hand. You can also use a bit of black liner if that’s your thang!
For an extra challenge, draw something that is NOT commonly associated with that colour - e.g. instead of drawing a yellow banana you’d draw a blue one. Or instead of a red postbox you’d draw a green one. Instead of a red apple you’d draw an orange one. Etc etc!
Draw this awesome Claire Prouvost illustration (above) - in your style and using ONLY red and blue (perfect way to cheer everyone up on a #Monday morning innit!!)
Draw a scene from a film or TV show using ONLY 2 colours
SPEED draw a scene using all 7 colours. You can draw whatever you fancy e-.g. a party scene or crowd full of colourful faces, lots of rainbow-coloured feet running through a busy railway station… just keep it colourful and QUICK!!
Using as many colours as you like:
Draw something inspired by Kusama - you could even draw the woman herself (e.g. below) or a piece of her work in your style
Draw something Warhol-inspired (think about his bananas or Marilyn Monroe Pop Art!)
Draw something full of colourful #60vibes (e.g. Mary Quant!)
For your final challenge we’ve teamed up with the wonderwoman that is ReeRee Rockette!
Give ReeRee a rad new rainbowhair style & you could win a FREE HAIRCUT AT ROCKAILILY CUTS - her awesome hair salon in Shoreditch!
Simply draw ReeRee’s portrait, giving her a rad new colourful hairstyle as you do so, post your pic on Instagram and tag us both in it, @sketchappeal and @rockalily . ReeRee will select and we’ll announce a winner at the end of January!
NB: If you’re not based in London unfortunately there’s no alternative prize from Rockalily, but either way you will receive a Sketchy Bitches tote bag and free copy of issue 2 when it arrives!