Written by Manuel A. Carmona
Ok, I'm trying to stay more active with this blog especially now that things are slowly starting to go back to normal... at least when it comes to my art schedule. As you might already know Project: New Wave #1 is now available for purchase on IndyPlanet.com and Project: New Wave #2 comes out very soon! But there's a lot more happening in the art world, especially in the online art community. As we all know September and October are very busy months when it comes to art challenges, so here's a list of the various art challenges you can be a part of this year:
24 Hour Writing Contest- Compose a short story associated with the given prompt and within the word count. $5 entry, token cash prizes available and publication on the site. Saturday, September 27th, noon, CST.
Three-Day Novel Contest- Write a novel in three days. Conducted on Labor Day weekend. There is an fee to enter officially and have a chance for publication because of the contest.
September Novel Writing Month (SeptNoWriMo)- An offshoot of the original SeptNoWriMo. Participants set their own planning, writing or editing goals for September. Challenge has moved to Steve The WriMo Forum, but old data is still accessible at September Novel Writing Month.
NaNoPlanMo- Plan your NaNo Novel for 25 hours. September 1-October 20.
Sketchtember- Create one digital or traditional sketch every day in September.
Shiptember- A recent challenge that started in 2016, it encourages participants to draw a ship per day through the whole month of September.
12 Hour Comic Day- An offshoot of the original 24 Hour Comic Day. The challenge completing a 12-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 12 hours. Participants may choose to create a shorter page count comic, the idea is to prepare themselves for the upcoming 24 Hour Comic Day challenge.
Inktober- A month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits. Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing and posts it online.
Drawlloween- Originated as a drawing challenge to draw a monster a day for the month of October. It was inspired by Jonathan Coulton's "Thing A Week". Drawlloween is about drawing creepy, spooky, weird things all month long.
Drawtober- Created in the spirit of Halloween and hosted by Vonnart, Gawki, and Diandrapopart (with some extraordinary amount of help from a Jonasgoonface). We're just a few people obsessed with the month of October and the creativity that stems from the season and holiday.
Goretober- Draw a gory picture everyday of the month and upload it to social media (if it so pleases you.)
24 Hour Comic Day- 24 Hour Comic Day is the challenge of completing a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 hours. Cartoonist Scott McCloud came up with the challenge in 1990 as a creative exercise for himself and fellow comics artist Stephen R. Bissette. Beginning in 2004, writer Nat Gertler helped popularize the form by organizing annual 24 Hour Comics Days (usually held in October), which now take place regularly in the United States and many other countries worldwide.
I will be participating in the following challenges specifically:
2. 12 Hour Comic Day
3. Inktober, Drawtober and/or Drawlloween
4. 24 Hour Comic Day
Which challenge will you be participating in?