30 Faces/30 Days - April 2020
Create a drawing of the human face every day for 30 days.
Each day of the challenge, you'll get an inspiring reference photo and a video drawing lesson from one of six extraordinary teachers. Watch the lesson, put it into practice by drawing the photo and share your drawing with a global community of portrait artists in Sktchy Art School.
The challenge is sponsored by Faber-Castell, maker of world-class art supplies for more than 250 years.
Meet Your Mentors
Tiffany S. DaVanzo
NYC based artist/Illustrator Vin Ganapathy draws on multiple influences that inform his imagery and work. Mixing pen, pencil and paint, Vin’s illustrations are marked by fine, almost-frail line work and sudden bursts of color. (Sktchy, Instagram)
Australian-grown and ripened in Europe, Dylan now resides in fairytale Germany. He collects nuts, berries and flowers with his three young children to make ink for his portraits. A sense of connectedness and a relationship to his subject form the core of his artistic practice. (Sktchy, Instagram)
Based in Sydney, Australia, Marissa is an American who has lived abroad with her family for a number of years. She prefers ink, especially fountain pen and brush pens with their bold and variable line, pencil and watercolour in a sketchbook or loose sheets. (Sktchy, Instagram)
Cécile is a French artist who uses both digital and traditional tools. She likes to try new styles and new techniques in portraits, landscapes and still life paintings. She’s an urban sketcher and graphic facilitator as well, so drawing and painting are a daily routine. (Sktchy, Instagram)
Muses for Days
The featured artists have hand-picked an inspiring reference photo for each of their drawing tips from our library of hundreds of thousands of faces.
Face It Together
A daily drawing challenge is, well, challenging. But you won't be facing it alone. The Sktchy community spans 100+ countries, so you'll be drawing and connecting with fellow portrait artists from around the world.
30-Day Challenge, Lifetime Access
As a participant, you'll get lifetime access to all challenge content (videos, photos, etc.) in Sktchy Art School, where you can communicate with the featured artists and connect with fellow participants from around the world via desktop and any iOS or Android mobile devices.
Ready to face the challenge?
Sign up now to get immediate, lifetime access to the challenge home in Sktchy Art School. Click the "Add to Cart" button to start checkout.
When does the challenge start?
This edition of the challenge ran in April 2020. But you can start whenever you want and go at your own pace as you keep lifetime access to all challenge content.
What tools do I need to participate?
- Pencil or pen
- Will power
What skill level do I need for this challenge?
The challenge is suitable for artists of all skill levels, from beginners on up.
Do I need an iOS-device to participate?
No! We are hosting the challenge in Sktchy Art School, which is available on the web and iOS and Android via the Mighty Networks mobile app. (Mighty Networks is the service we use to power Sktchy Art School.)
Where do I access the challenge?
We will publish all content related to the challenge in Sktchy Art School.
Do I get lifetime access to the challenge?
Yes! Your purchase gets you lifetime access to ALL challenge content.
What is your refund policy?
All sales are final.
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