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About #Keep-Drawing

This is a group for people who want a fun way to keep you drawing. Once every 2 weeks, a theme/concept will be posted in the journal section. It is up to you to create artwork that fits that theme/concept, in whichever way you interpret it. You can do a quick sketch, a highly detailed picture, or anything in between!

The main purpose of this group, is to keep artists drawing! There is no obligation to do every challenge, and you choose how much time you devote toward each drawing. The group is open to artists of all skill level!

The only rule of this group, is that you submit your drawing to the proper folder!

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Challenge 1 - The Legend of Zelda
A WORLD IN A GRAIN OF SAND by GeaAusten
GARDEN 7 by GeaAusten
Rooster girl by GeaAusten
better year by GeaAusten
Challenge 2 - The Kettle is Calling...
Challenge 2 by Laurapen
keep-drawing challenge  2 by g67
And that's why the spoon ran away with the dish... by Amai-Rose
Challenge 3 - Monochromatic
After the Wedding by Portraitgirl2016
Waiting for the Flight - Denver, Colorado by Portraitgirl2016
Catalina by sketchgrind
Haytham Kenway by MetalDBN
Challenge 4 - Art History
Slayer Nouveau by Amai-Rose
Challenge 5 - Posemaniacs
Portrait of a Mother by Portraitgirl2016
Keep-Drawing: Posemaniacs Challenge by Spidersaiyan
Keep Drawing challenge #5 Poses by Laurapen
Poses by Amai-Rose
Challenge 6 - Stock Image
Team Yamato by MetalDBN
Konoha Quartet by MetalDBN
Okita Souji by MetalDBN
Final Fantasy XV by MetalDBN
Challenge 7 - Playing with Shapes
Young Man listening to Music by Portraitgirl2016
Late in a bar by Portraitgirl2016
Portrait Bust by Portraitgirl2016

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For the next challenge, we'll be using "shape" to enhance the feel of your designs! But first, a little background as to the psychological aspect that shapes have on a design:


Circles: Using circles and rounded shapes, generally add a cute, friendly, or feminine quality to a design. Examples: babies/children, women, Santa, etc.


Squares: Using squared and rectangular shapes in your design, can make a design look strong, heavy, or reliable. Examples: Superheroes, gorillas, club bouncers, etc.


Triangles: Using triangles and jagged shapes in your design, can add a sense of danger, mystery, and menace to it. Examples: Sharks, alligators, etc.


Naturally, not every design is restricted to only using one set of shapes. Many personalities may need to incorporate a combination of these shapes for characters that are, say "Strong AND Dangerous", or "Feminine AND Mysterious", for example. Also, while all the examples I talked about/showed are referencing characters, this can (and should be) applied to objects, and backgrounds as well.

Now onto the challenge:
Design a character, object, or background element; that incorporates at least one of these basic shapes, and the principles behind it. If you choose to use 2 of them in your design, try to challenge yourself to make one of the shapes more dominant than the other one.

If you're feeling more adventurous, try doing one design for each of the three shapes/principles!

***Just to be clear: Just because you choose say, squared/rectangular shapes; doesn't mean you cannot use rounded or triangular shapes in your design! Look at the examples; in pretty much each design, there are rounded shapes, triangular shapes, and hard-edges. The main thing is to look at the recurring shapes that dominate the design, and what influence that has on it!


Good luck with this weeks challenge...I hope you guys'll enjoy it! :D
-Spidersaiyan
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whimandwonder Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, is this group still active? I noticed the last prompt was in June.

If so, perhaps our groups could be affiliated? I have a prompt-based drawing group as well, called Give-Me-A-Prompt. :) [link]
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Asyral Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ummm hey : D !! sorry, but i gotta ask .. whats this week's theme? the shapes one is already old and theres not posted any new1
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Asyral Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yaay thank you ^-^ for accepting my request
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apostf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
hey, the idea of this group is really awesome! :heart:
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks, I'm glad you think so! :D
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Kim-Mariet Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait to come home in August so I can participate in this group :D Lovely idea!
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Filmographer
Cool, glad to have you on-board!
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Tuskat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where is the proper folder for the 3rd challenge? :icondontunderstandplz:
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Filmographer
Sorry about that...Should be fixed now!
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Tuskat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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