Weekend Challenges VIP members classroom

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Hello dear friend and welcome back to Weekend Challenges!

Volume 3

Dear artists,

We took a break from Weekend Challenges, and now we are back with more ideas and new guest teachers!

This time around we will do 4 week run, each weekend sending free new tutorials and references from out winners from reference competition.

 These should not take a lot of your time. Art project doesn’t have to take all day long, consistency in showing up – that’s what counts. And even if you only put in 20 minutes – you have completed your weekend challenge! Go ahead and show it in our FB group, we are excited to see what you create!

If you have a friends who might like to practice with us – feel free to invite them to our FB group, the more – the merrier.

Please follow Art Challenges on Instagram, tag and hushtag #WeekendArtChallenges to be featured on Instagram. It’s fun!

Oh, and now we also have a FB page – please give us thumbs up ( like our page) if you feel like it 🙂

*** Please do NOT share the link to our classroom .  The classroom is available for our VIP members only. Thank you <3

Surprise! Week 5 (V.3) with Jun Toyama

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Pencil drawing with some masking fluid to keep whitish area to work later

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Watercolor, working from outside to inwards

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To find more about Jun Toyama please visit her website: www.jtoyfineart.com

Follow Jun on Facebook and Instagram!

Join Now and save $30 from original price! (limited time offer)

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If you are looking to improve your artistic skills, especially with painting portraits and human form, and learn some art theories – Paint Your Heart and Soul 2019 is for YOU! In addition to painting faces and figures we included beautiful lessons on painting landscapes, flowers and animals. Let’s create and grow together all tear round! For more information click HERE

 

Week 4 (V.3) with Donna Munro

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Art supplies used: Watercolour paper, lead pencils, water soluable graphite pencils, charcoal, white paint, white colour pencil.

*** Please post your work in the FB album dedicated to this week challenge HERE
(you can google for instructions on how to do it from your device)
*** Please follow Art Challenges on Instagram, tag and hushtag #WeekendArtChallenges to be featured on Instagram. It’s fun!
♥ To find out more about Donna Munro visit:
Website: donnamunro.net
Instagram: @donnamunroart
Facebook : @artdonnamunro
 Join Donna Munro and 28 more exceptional artists in a year long adventure “Paint Your Heart and Soul 2019“! Join now and SAVE $30 from original price (limited time offer)! Click on the link for more information (or copy/paste it): https://tinyurl.com/PYHaS2019-DonnaMunro
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Week 3 (V.3) with Lucy Brydon

if you enjoyed this video – please follow and give us “thumbs up“,  it means a lot to the artist, who brought you this inspiration! Thank you!

Materials used:

Winsor and newton watercolours
Watercolour journal
Charcoal for photo transfer

*** Please post your work in the FB album dedicated to this week challenge HERE
(you can google for instructions on how to do it from your device)

♥ To find out more about Lucy Brydon:

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Insta @lucybrydonart
Facebook: Facebook.com/Art.By.LucyBrydon

 Join Lucy Brydon and 28 more exceptional artists in a year long adventure “Paint Your Heart and Soul 2019“! Join now and SAVE $30 from original price (limited time offer)! Click on the link for more information (or copy/paste it): https://tinyurl.com/pyhas2019LB

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For latest news – follow Lucy Brydon on FaceBook and Instagram!

Week 2 (V.3)  with Olga Furman

Perseverance is what important in art practice. If you have only 10 minutes then finish just as much as you can. As you can see I could complete only half of the face in time I had, but I like the mystery too, and it felt right to leave it as is. If you have more time on hand or you are a faster painter please feel free to draw/paint the whole face.

 ♥ if you enjoyed this video – please follow and give us “thumbs up“,  it means a lot to the artist, who brought you this inspiration! Thank you!

**** Please post your work from this week challenge HERE

There are many ways to achieve likeness. The oldest and proven way is with “Grid Method“. It is not as complicated as it sounds and it is a lot of fun too! Join my class “Painting Dreamy Portraits” to learn how to do it, with easy step-by-step video instructions! For more information click HERE

Use coupon code: WELCOME to get $10 off

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Week 1 (V.3)  with Annie Hamman

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if you enjoyed this video – please follow and give us “thumbs up“,  it means a lot to the artist, who brought you this inspiration! Thank you!

To see more of Annie Hamman’s art – please follow her on Facebook and Instagram

To purchase Annie’s artwork follow this link: www.etsy.com

For art classes: https://www.anniehamman.com

Have a wonderful and creative weekend!

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Week 5 (V2) with Olga Furman

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WIP shots –  starting from top left clockwise

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Here is the finished spread! You can see finished art journal HERE 

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Art Supplies List: 

  1. I worked in my handmade Art Journal from brown shopping bags ( Tutorial is HERE), partially covered with a thin layer of craft acrylic Grey paint and White Gesso.
  2. Compressed Charcoal
  3. Payness Gray and Lucas Arktic Acrylic paint, Red paint for design on the scarf
  4. Matte Medium as fixative*

* If you are a beginner I would suggest to use fixative spray for pastels or mixed media – any brand will do

To see more of my art – please follow me on Facebook and Instagram

Have a wonderful and creative weekend!

Week 4 (V2) with Lucy Chen

if you enjoyed this video – please follow us on YouTube and give us “thumbs up“,  it means a lot to the artist, who brought you this inspiration! Thank you!

Art Supplies List: 

Sharpie marker, drawing paper, mirror or smart phone

Want to create more with Lucy Chen? We got you covered!

And the best part – you get $20 off with coupon below *

*Offer expires Sunday night

Click HERE for more details and to sign up

To find out more about Lucy visit her website: https://www.lucychenfineart.com/

To see more of her art – please follow Lucy on Facebook and Instagram

Week 3 (V2) with Annie Hamman

Vintage photo postcard featuring a portrait of a pretty young African American…

Don’t forget to follow us on YouTube and give us “thumbs up” if you enjoyed this video – it means a lot to the artist, who brought you this inspiration! Thank you!

Art Supplies List: 

Gessoed paper, Acrylic ink and Graphite Pencil 6B

As a Weekend Challenges Member you get

20% off from Annie’s latest workshop Close Up

www.anniehamman.com/closeup-workshop-20-off/

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Week 2 (V2) with Natalie Mecham Art

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Art Supplies List: 

Bristol paper or other smooth paper
Pencils of various hardness, I used a .5 mechanical pencil with HB lead. I also used Faber Castell pencils, 3b and 6b
Blending stumps
Kneaded eraser
Tombow Mono Zero earaser (fine tip eraser)
♥ Please follow us on YouTube and give us “thumbs up” if you enjoyed this video – it means a lot to the artists, who bring you the inspiration! Thank you!

To find out more about Natalie visit her website: NatalieMechamArt.com

To see more of her art – please follow Natalie on FaceBook and Instagram, join FB Group https://tinyurl.com/NM-ArtForAll

Week 1 (V2) with Katrina Koltes

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Art Supplies: Charcoal pencils, Derwent XL charcoal block , Bristol paper or newsprint , kneaded eraser.

Please follow us on YouTube and give us “thumbs up” if you enjoyed this video. Thank you!

To find out more about Katrina Koltes and to join her online classes visit her website: katrinakoltes.com

To see more of her art – please follow Katrina on FaceBook and Instagram

Please post what you created from this week challange in FB Album HERE

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PAST CHALLENGES

Volume 1

This project is brought to you by Renata Loree, Annie Hamman and Olga Furman.

We are planning a series of short challenges and hope you can fit some of them into your schedule. First challenge is 3 weeks.

The purpose of this challenge is inspiration and exercise. The goal is to draw/paint as close to the reference as possible.

You can work from provided image once a week, or as many times as you wish as long as it is from the same reference. You are welcome to use any art supplies.

We suggest to set up a time limit for each exercise, from a few minutes up to an hour, but not longer then an hour.

Join our FB group HERE

Please follow Art Challenges on Instagram, tag and hushtag #WeekendArtChallenges to be featured there. It will be fun!

* You will get reminders via newsletter, with links to the classroom and videos.

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Week 3 (V1) with Annie Hamman

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List of art supplies are in the beginning of the video

♥ Please follow us on YouTube and if you enjoyed the video – please give us “thumbs up”. Thank you!

Have a wonderful and creative weekend!

As a member of Creative Challenges you get 20% off discount from Renata Loree workshops listed below! Use coupon code: TAXOFF
Soulful Whimsy workshop
Soulful Portraits 1 workshop
Soulful Portraits 2 workshop  

Week 2 (V1 )with Renata Loree

Art supplies used: 

mixed media paper 11 x 14″, gesso, payness gray or black acrylic paint, pencil, eraser, brushes – size 6, 4 and liners brush.

♥ Please follow us on YouTube and if you enjoyed the video – please give us “thumbs up”. Thank you!

Have a wonderful and creative weekend!

This coupon will expire April 12 midnight

Week (1 V1) with Olga Furman 

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Art supplies used:

Strathmore  Charcoal paper laid finish, 300 series.

It is a fancy warm white paper with a lovely texture and suites for a finished artwork. For exercise purpose I would suggest to use Newsprint, which is texture and color wise is a great paper for charcoal, and it is very affordable.

Conte crayons, charcoal stick and pencil
Tortillon/Stump for blending, kneaded eraser, piece of cotton cloth, paper towel

♥ Please follow us on YouTube and if you enjoyed the video – please give us “thumbs up”. Thank you!

Have a wonderful and creative weekend!