52 Weeks of Drawings

It’s the new year. What does that mean? Well, time to set goals… and then forget about those goals and give up. I kid. But, really… I use the start of the year to set challenges for myself. Mostly crafty/art challenges. In 2011 I attempted 52 weeks of photos. I did not finish it. I think I was too strict with it. I missed a couple of weeks, and I decided to give up. This challenge will be different. I’m allowing myself to skip ahead a week if I want, miss a week and make it up later. Whatever.

Basically: this challenge is to get me drawing for myself. I do a ton of custom illustrations and never seem to find time to draw for myself and improve my skills. Practice makes perfect (or at least better). I was inspired by the MANY 30 day drawing challenges online. I just don’t have the time to draw something once a day. Once a week (on top of my other custom orders) is better.

This first week is “Your Choice”. I chose to draw a visual of my 52 Weeks of Drawings themes. Nothing fancy. Simple drawing for the 1st week of 2013. Next week: Self Portrait. Do you want to set some crafty/artsy/photography goals for yourself? Are you looking to improve in these skills? Would you like to join me? Well, I’d love to have you. You’re more than welcome to use my 52 weeks of prompts below.

The start of a new year. 2013.

1. Your choice: This first week of the year is usually pretty busy, starting off with something simple.

2. Self portrait: Draw yourself.

3. Plant

4. 4-legged friend

5. Profile: I always draw a face straight on. What about the side view?

6. A tool you need: Scissors? Pencil? Hammer? Fork?

7. Something you love: What do you love?

8. Your name: Draw out your name. Stay simple or go elegant! Whatever.

9. Fave book: draw the book itself, or a scene from the book.

10. Inspire: Draw someone or something that inspires you.

11. Favorite place

12. Wings

13. Framed: Frame something.

14. Brand new

15. Two: 2 the number, two of something, twins?

16. Music

17. Fave animal

18. Candy land

19. Eyes

20. Bug

21. Bird

22. Family portrait

23. Imaginary

24. Animal personified

25. Hands

26. Hybrid animal: Get crazy.

27. Robotic

28. Movie scene: Favorite movie scene?

29. Sea creature

30. Crafty: Thread, knitting, sewing, whatever.

31. A collection

32. Odd superpower: What’s the most ridiculous superpower you could have?

33. Sky

34. Married couple

35. Fairy tale character

36. Something nearby

37. Tattoos

38. Street lights

39. Silhouette

40. Farm animal

41. Details: Up close and personal.

42. Comic strip: Tell a small comic strip story.

43. Monster

44. Sweet treat

45. Friend

46. Vegetable or fruit personified

47. Holiday

48. Fave food

49. Toy

50. Historic figure

51. Self portrait: start with a self portrait, end with a self portrait.

52. Your choice

You can link up your 52 weeks of “whatever artsy crafty challenge” you want to do below. Instead of coming back and linking a new post each week, maybe sharing a specific post that collects all your drawings (or the category/tag link) would be best. I’m looking forward to seeing your drawings/photos/crafts. Happy New Year!

– Chelsey

P.S. If you’d like a hashtag for twitter or instagram, you can use #PM52Weeks. I’ll be wandering that hashtag. <3 AND, you are more than welcome to share my 52 Weeks of Drawing above, as long as you link back to my blog.

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27 Comments on "52 Weeks of Drawings"

February 3, 2013

I love this challenge. Joining in a bit late, but I can't wait to get started!

February 4, 2013

I'm a couple drawings behind. Ha! It's a very relaxed challenge!

January 8, 2013

What a great idea! I used to draw in school, but 11 years later I've not done much at all, looking forward to taking up this challenge – some of the weeks definitely will be a challenge, but excited to get started! :)

January 8, 2013

Happy to have you!


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January 7, 2013

I really love this and I'm looking forward to seeing all of your drawings! Some of these weekly themes seem really challenging. I'd love to join in :)

January 7, 2013

I can't wait to see your creations, too!

January 7, 2013

Let's see for how long I can keep up with this, but definitely joining the challenge. Thanks for sharing the idea :)

January 7, 2013

You can do it!

January 4, 2013

heck yes!! all over this challenge. it actually goes quite well with my new years resolution. <3

January 4, 2013


January 4, 2013

How fun. Oh how I wish I could draw! ! I'm trying for a 52 weeks of knitting and 12 projects complete! :) Excited for it.

January 4, 2013

Oooo! That will be fun, be sure to share your link. I'd love to see your projects. :)

January 4, 2013

sound really good :) and interesting :)