It's hard to believe that we've come to the end of our very first #SpoonChallenge! With maps, landmarks, and cityscapes to inspire, we're excited to take you on a trip through some of our favorite drawings from our final week. Thank you so much for embarking on this creative journey with us! Check out even more drawings: #SpoonChallenge.
Our last giveaway during the SpoonChallenge comes from our friends at Adobe! We're offering one lucky winner the chance to take home an Adobe Ink and Slide with a three month Creative Cloud subscription. Ink and Slide are drawing tools created for an iPad that make sketching and drawing more natual and fluid. Adobe Ink is a fine-tip, pressure-sensitive pen built using Adonit Pixelpoint technology to give you greater creative control and unprecedented precision. Adobe Slide is a digital ruler that lets you draw any shape on your iPad-- including straight lines and perfect circles. Adobe Creative Cloud gives you access to the best design software, right on your iPad or desktop.
Enter by Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 for a chance to win. We will announce the winner on the blog on Wednesday, September 3rd. Congratulations to Sandrine Fauconnet-- winner of our Daily Rituals + fabric giveaway!
Have you been getting in on the SpoonChallenge fun? Here are just a handful of cat drawings of the many incredible doodles that stood out to us this week.
And one absolutely amazing beetle flip book!!
Have you been able to keep up with the daily prompts of the SpoonChallenge? Developing a creative habit can be tough, but we couldn't be more excited with the engagement of our community and the creative doodles shared during the past few weeks! To help build your creative process, we're giving away a copy of Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. This book is filled with 161 inspired—and inspiring—minds. Among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. One lucky winner will take home a copy of Daily Rituals and three yards of custom-printed fabric!
Enter by Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 for a chance to win. We will announce the winner on the blog on Wednesday, August 27th. Congratulations to Jessie Lee--winner of our Wacom Inkling giveaway!
We've launched into week three of our August SpoonChallenge: A Month of Drawing. If you're just now joining us, it's not too late to sign up for the SpoonChallenge to receive daily drawing prompts, creative inspiration, and interviews with amazing illustrators and pattern designers. Share what you're sketching with the hashtag #spoonchallenge on your social media platform of choice, and see what others are drawing. If you'd like to jump in, follow the link after our artist interview to sign up for the SpoonChallenge!
Meet Leah Goren, a Brooklyn-based illustrator and surface pattern designer whose painted ladies, animals and florals feature in commercial artwork, publications, textiles and other goods.
Welcome to week 3 of our SpoonChallenge! We are rolling right along in our challenge to create a drawing each day, and we just love perusing the tagged #SpoonChallenge drawings of our first two weeks! This week, we're looking to the animal kingdom for inspiration. The creatures we encounter in our homes, backyards, or even in photos can capture our imagination and our hearts, so let our furry, feathery, and scaley friends inspire you to create drawings all week! Sign up for our SpoonChallenge email for your daily drawing prompts, and check out all of the animals we've corralled on Pinterest!
Week 3 Inspiration: Animals
Take your daily sketches and doodles to the next level using a Wacom Inkling! Sketch your ideas on standard paper or sketchbooks while capturing a digital likeness of your drawing in raster format for use in Photoshop or vector format for use in Illustrator. Easily translate hand-drawn doodles into beautiful textile designs. This week, one lucky winner will have the chance to take home a Wacom Inkling of their own!
Enter by Tuesday, August 19, 2014 for a chance to win. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, August 20th. Congratulations to Mihaela Vrban-- winner of our drawing tools giveaway!
Are you participating in the SpoonChallenge? If you haven't started, it's not too late. Sign up today to recieve daily inspriational emails with drawing prompts and design tips! Take a look at what others have drawn and share your sketches with #spoonchallenge.
We hope you're enjoying week 2 of the SpoonChallenge: A Month of Drawing. If you're just now joining us, it's not too late to sign up for the SpoonChallenge to receive daily drawing prompts, creative inspiration, and interviews with amazing illustrators and pattern designers. Share what you're sketching with the hashtag #spoonchallenge on your social media platform of choice, and see what others are drawing. If you'd like to jump in, follow the link after our artist interview to sign up for the SpoonChallenge!
Meet artist Beth Synder, one of the creative ladies behind the letterpress company 1canoe2.
Welcome back for week two of our SpoonChallenge! We loved seeing what you created using last week's prompts and can't wait to see what you sketch this week. For our second week, we're asking that you incorporate handlettering in to your sketches. We'll be sharing a new inspiration each day for you to interpret however your heart desires. Check out this collection of inspirational images and head over to our Text+Type Pinterest Board for more!
Week 2 Inspriation: Text + Type
Thank you all so much for joining us for our very first SpoonChallenge: A Month of Drawing! We've been thrilled and amazed to see your drawings this week (here's a feed of all the #spoonchallenge doodles), and we wanted to share just a few. Enjoy, and we hope you'll stay tuned to the blog this weekend for even more creative inspiration! Keep drawing, and we'll bring you more prompts starting on Monday. If you haven't signed up for the SpoonChallenge yet, follow the link after this week's drawings to join in!
Inspired by what you see? It's not too late to jump in to our very first #SpoonChallenge. Follow the link below to sign up for our daily emails.
This week we kicked off our first SpoonChallenge by asking you to draw everyday this month and wow-- y'all have hit the ground running! Today we're giving one lucky member of the community a chance to win a new sketchbook and drawing tools to keep doodling long after the challenge ends.
Enter by Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 for a chance to win! We will announce the winner on the blog on Wednesday, August 13th. Congratulations to Kristi Peterson-- winner of our Fabric Design + Custom Fabric giveaway!
It's not too late to participate! Sign up for daily prompts and sharpen your sketching skills over the next few weeks. Don't forget to share what you draw using #spoonchallenge and take a look at what others are doodling!
Join us for our first SpoonChallenge: A Month of Drawing. For the month of August, we’re bringing you daily exercises and inspiration for drawing your way to beautiful surface design.
This week's drawing prompts come from the world of open, natural spaces. Read on to enjoy a little breath of fresh air and inspiration for your daily drawing sessions. We'll update our Open Spaces Pinterest board each day this week to serve you fresh inspiration for this week's nature-themed drawing prompts.
Week 1 Inspiration: Open Spaces
If you haven't signed up already, no worries. Follow the link below to receive daily drawing prompts, creative inspiration from interviews with pattern designers, design tool giveaways, and more delivered to your inbox. Join the rest of the Spoonflower community on this creative journey by sharing your daily drawings on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hastag #spoonchallenge. We'll share a roundup of some of your sketches each week on the blog to keep the creativity flowing!
*If you're just getting started, catch up on today's daily drawing prompt here.
We’re so excited to kick off our very first SpoonChallenge: A Month of Drawing! Will you accept the challenge and create a drawing a day with us?!
Starting August 4th, we’ll bring you a month of inspiration for drawing your way to beautiful surface design. It’s the perfect creative exercise to help you get that pen to paper and dive into the Spoonflower community!
Sign up for our SpoonChallenge email and you’ll receive daily prompts to guide your creative journey. We’ll also be sharing design inspiration and tools, interviews with top designers and illustrators, and tips for creative working habits throughout the week.
All you have to do is create a drawing each day and feel the creativity flow! Tag your drawings with #spoonchallenge to show us what you’re doodling! We’ll be rounding up our favorites each week to share on the blog and spread the inspiration!
To prepare for SpoonChallenge, we've rounded up some of our favorite collections of sketchbook inspiration and tools of the trade. Take this weekend to peruse the work of your fellow creatives and gather the materials to create your very own works of art in the days ahead!
A page from the sketchbook of Danielle Kroll.
Book By Its Cover showcases creative publications by highlighting the creative process behind finished books. You'll find lovely sketchbooks and inspiring artists interviews. You may even find a new favorite book!
Search books by subject or theme or just browse--this page is from the sketchbook "Untitled" by Maria Conforti.
The Sketchbook Project is a crowdsourced library that houses over 31,341 sketchbooks created by folks of all ages from all over the world. You can browse their collection online and even submit your own sketchbook to the collection!
A page from the Jame Castle Book in the AIC sketchbook collection.
Sketchbooks: Turning the Pages is another great online collection of artists' sketchbooks offered through the Art Institute of Chicago. Thumb through the sketchbooks of artists spanning the 18th & 19th centuries.
Now all you need is your drawing implement of choice, and, of course, a place to doodle!
Brit + Co. brings you the best 15 notebooks for, well, pretty much anything!
Check out the ultimate guide to drawing materials on Idsketching--they've got you coverered from pencils to paper to digital tablets.
We can't wait to see what our community creates and shares during this challenge. To get ready, show us your favorite drawing tools or sketchbooks--#spoonchallenge!
Have a great weekend,
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