30 art subject idea things!

I made this a while back because some people were wanting some creative ideas while drawing their characters, hopefully this post helps! It can also work as one of those 30 day art challenges, or maybe you can have people send you the numbers of some of them individually, but use this however you like!

1. Draw X
2. Draw X in warmer weather clothes
3. Draw X in colder weather clothes
4. Draw X at the Beach/in beach clothes
5. Draw X chilling or being lazy
6. Draw X in a fancy suit/dress
7. Draw X as a zombie (or if they’re a zombie, unzombify!)
8. Draw X as a robot (if they’re already a robot, unrobotify)
9. Draw X as their favorite animal/animal they would be
10. Draw what X would do if they were 1 inch tall
11. Draw what X would do if they were 100 feet tall
12. Draw
X doing something they wouldn’t normally do
13. Draw dark/doppelganger X
14. Draw X in something you would wear normally/what you’re wearing right now
15. Draw X as rule 63/genderbend
16. Draw X eating their favorite food
17. Draw X (maybe) eating least favorite food
18. Draw X facing a fear or watching a scary horror movie
19. Draw sleepy X
20. Draw a younger version of X
21. Draw an older version of X
22. Draw X when they’re really happy
23. Draw X when they’re really sad
24. Draw X when they’re really angry
25. Draw X trying to be cool
26. Draw X being drunk (if they don’t drink, just have them being silly)
27. Draw X about to pick a fight with someone or something
28. Draw X with their best friend(s)
29. Draw X doing the thing they’re best at
30. Draw X doing anything you like

libraryofcrap’s 30 Art Challenge
because 30 as a concept is less intimidating than 30 as a quota

  1. Yourself as a character. Show off your own style or integrate yourself into your favorite animated media.

  2. Create your own mythic marvel by using your imagination, combining traits from existing animals, and drawing inspiration from the biologically unknown. Alternatively, create your depiction of an existing creature from mythos. 

  3. Create and grow your own tree,fungi, lichen, fruit, or plant specimen. Design every aspect of it and create a scientific chart pointing out it’s different parts and functions. Does it have healing properties, or is it a poison? Is it edible? Show off your technical drawing skills.

  4. Depict your favorite holiday, festival, or celebratory event. Recreate a memory, design the perfect Halloween costume or ugly Christmas sweater, depict a scene from religious text, show us what you do on the solstice. Get abstract, draw iconography-design the perfect birthday cake!

  5.  Express odd juxtaposition in any way you can. Put a fork in an apple and throw it in the toilet - juxtaposition still life. Depict a scene where things are out of place, like Aladdin flying over China, Marco Polo standing next to Kublai Khan, a music box in Ariel’s grotto, the Naked Cowboy in New York City (though he’s kind of important).

  6. Draw an object from 4-6 different angles - using only one line per drawing. This is called contour drawing. Your pen may never leave the paper until you are done drawing. 

  7. Create a memento mori. Remind the viewer of death. Depict dark macabre imagery and themes. Sketch a funeral scene, design a grave stone, let the skeletons dance. Alternatively depict a scene from macabre/horror/dark literature - be it fact or fiction. Remind us of the fragility of life and it’s inevitable end.

  8. Fan Art -Draw your favorite character or a scene from your favorite book. Options are limitless, but please heed copyrights!

  9. Create a 3-7 panel comic.

  10. Start doodling and don’t stop for at least 30 minutes. 

  11. Pick a song and create a piece depicting or inspired by it. If the lyrics tell a story, feel free to create a comic of the plot or a portrait of a character. Alternatively, put on a playlist and begin creating, drawing inspiration from the music unplanned. Note how your style changes with the music - or if it doesn’t. Keep a record of your playlist with the piece.

  12. Pick a word, any word, and draw it. Depict a still life or scene, practice calligraphy or graffiti art, or show us how the word makes you feel.

  13. Express, draw, depict, or literally convey an emotion. Use any style and method necessary to get the feeling across.

  14. Write a number, small or large, anywhere on the page. Once you have written the number, create a picture around the number and incorporate it in some way. Highlight it or hide it, the number can’t be crossed out or colored over. Get creative when integrating those lines into your piece. 

  15. Be it a castle in the sky, an underwater city, a future space station, or a home under the earth, depict a fictional place. Design your own castle or show us a place from your dreams. 

  16. Draw a figure (human, nude) from reference.

  17. Draw something unbearably adorable. A baby animal usually works. Play up cute the best you can. You want people to squeal when they look at this! 

  18. Draw something unbearably horrible. Alternatively, Depict a phobia, literally or abstractly. 

  19. Show us your favorite season or form of weather. Do you enjoy the geometry of snowflakes, the colors of autumn, the wet days of spring, or the foggy streets of the city? Perhaps you’re more of the winter mountain type, or maybe the beach and boardwalk dweller. Create it!

  20. Design a greeting card. Birthday, holiday, seasonal, congratulatory, apologetic are some options. Alternatively, design a post card for a city. Get humorous and highlight the quirks of your hometown or combine everything you’ve always wanted to see somewhere far away.

  21. Breathe life into an inanimate object, a la Brave Little Toaster and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. 

  22. What piece of anatomy do you struggle with the most? Hands? Feet? Shoulders? Noses? Hair? Now is the time to tackle the struggle. Draw the part three different times in three different poses, using as many references as you need to complete the drawings. Do a quick motion filled expressive one to get the hang of how the body part is naturally, then get technical.

  23. Draw a character or depict a scene from a fictional tale , but change what culture they come from. Perhaps Ariel was a South American mermaid who had a hoard of turquoise and gold from her Atlantic exploits in an air pocket cave somewhere in the Florida Keys. Maybe Rapunzel is really from India, her tower painted by the man who wished to one day free her- the only one for she let down her beautiful hair. Or do you think Cinderella could have been a Viking girl  who had but one chance to visit the famed Winter Solstice festival at a great Ice Castle under the Northern Lights?

  24. Bend yourself - in either gender or species. What would you be like as the opposite gender-what shoes would you wear and how would you do your hair? What would you wear as a mermaid? How would you do your tail if you were a centaur? Perhaps you were a cat, ever think about that? Would you have boots or stripes? 

  25. Draw your surroundings, or a part of a room you are in. Pay attention to detail and proportion.

  26. Pick an artist. A few favorites are Monet, Salvador Dali, Picasso, Michelangelo, DeGas, and Miyazaki. Design and create a piece either inspired by them or in their style. 

  27. Design a tattoo. Old school sailor type or the type with lots of shading? You decide!

  28. Create and depict a special ability. Create a superhero or make fan art of your favorite. Think up an age old Sorceress or Witch, or perhaps depict Gandalf in some fan art. Everyone always loves Elsa and Maleficent! Feel free to draw yourself, answering the question “If I could have one superpower or special ability, what would it be?” Another fun spin on this challenge is to draw a “useless” superpower, highlighting it’s uselessness or it’s potential.

  29. Create a proper still life. Take your time. Use your skills. Assemble something interesting for you to draw, or challenge yourself. It can be a large or small set, your options are as limitless as reality.

  30. Last, self portrait in any style.

Tag me if you complete / do this! I’ll be doing it, and also doing a corresponding writing challenge with the pieces. 

It’s the 30-day Fantasy Art Challenge! Each day has a different prompt. I tried to space it out so you’re not drawing similar things back-to-back.

1-Warrior Hero

2-Elemental (fire, earth, air, water, shadow, light, etc)

3-Sneaky Villain

4-Incorporeal Undead (ghosts, spirits, etc)

5-Mage Hero


7-Holy Hero (paladins, clerics, oracles, etc)

8-Colossal Monster

9-Warrior Villain


11-Tradesman Townsfolk (barkeep, blacksmith, etc)

12-Golem/Construct (flesh, stone, metal, etc)



15-Unholy Villain

16-Insect Monster

17-Town Guard

18-Tiny Monster


20-Corporeal Undead (zombies, skeletons, vampires, etc)

21-Woodsman types (rangers with or without animal companions, barbarians, druids, etc)


23-Sneaky Hero

24-Eldritch Horror

25-Mage Villain

26-Aquatic Monster

27-One-armed Hero

28-Mashup Monster (chimera, undead dragon, were-beast giant, etc)


30-Yourself (as a hero/villain/monster)

Draw, paint, sketch, whatever you like. If there’s enough interest, I’ll create a side-blog to reblog anyone participating. Tag posts as #30dFAC so I can see what you’ve come up with! Let’s have some fun!

The Love Yourself Art Challenge!

Day 1: Draw yourself in street clothes!

Day 2: Draw yourself in fancy clothes!

Day 3: Draw yourself in pajamas!

Day 4: Draw yourself with your family!

Day 5: Draw yourself with your friends!

Day 6: Draw yourself with your pet! (Psst: If you don’t have a pet, draw yourself with your friend’s pet, or your dream pet!)

Day 7: Draw yourself as a mermaid/merman!

Day 8: Draw yourself as a Hogwarts student! (Psst: Don’t forget your wand!)

Day 9: Draw yourself as a camper at Camp Half-Blood! (Psst: Don’t forget your camp necklace and and to clue us in as to what cabin your from)

Day 10: Draw yourself as a bender (or non-bender)!

Day 11: Draw yourself as your favorite animal! (Psst: This one has to be a real animal)

Day 12: Draw yourself as your favorite mythical creature!

Day 13: Draw yourself as a hobbit, dwarf, wizard, or elf!

Day 14: Draw yourself as a magical girl!

Day 15: Draw yourself as a monster!

Day 16: Draw yourself as a Muppet!

Day 17: Draw yourself as a Jedi Knight or a Sith Lord!

Day 18: Draw yourself as a cowboy!

Day 19: Draw yourself as an alien!

Day 20: Draw yourself as a toy!

Day 21: Draw yourself as a sea creature!

Day 22: Draw yourself as a bird!

Day 23: Draw yourself as a piece of furniture!

Day 24: Draw yourself as a super hero! (Psst: Don’t forget your sidekicks and or trusty butler!)

Day 25: Draw yourself as a super villain! (Psst: A Villain is only as good as their henchmen!)

Day 26: Draw yourself as a Pokemon trainer! (Psst: Remember to draw your team!)

Day 27: Draw yourself like your in the Zombie Apocalypse! 

Day 28: Draw yourself as a robot! (Or just a cyborg, whatevs you feel like doing!)

Day 29: Draw yourself with someone your love! (Psst: It doesn’t have to be a romantic love, you just have to care for them a lot!)

Day 30: Ask 3 people to describe you as best they can, and then draw yourself based on those descriptions!

30 day art challenge : Voltron

1. Favorite Paladin

2. Favorite Character

3. Favorite Hunk moment

4. Favorite background character

5. Favorite relationship

6. Favorite Lance moment

7. Alien encounter

8. Favorite ship

9. Favorite fight scene

10. Favorite Pidge moment

11. Yourself as a paladin (I’m sure its okay to choose different colors right?)

12. Yourself with your bayard (and I’m sure you can change what yours would be as well?)

13. Yourself with your lion

14. Yourself with your own crew (like your friends and such)

15. Yourself with the main crew

16. Yourself in your lion and where you would be in Voltron

17. Favorite Keith moment

18. Favorite known family member (of the main characters)

19. Favorite villain

20. An embarrassing moment

21. Favorite headcanon

22. Favorite Princess Allura moment

23. Any character in their regular clothes

24. An angsty moment (headcanon or anything)

25. Favorite Coran moment

26. Any paladin in their armor

27. A happy moment

28. Favorite Shiro moment

29. Favorite team moment

30. Group picture (if u want include yourself go ahead!)

30 Day Monster Girl Challenge

Day 14: Dullahan

When you’re a dullahan, people can’t exactly make eye contact with you given…well…you have no eyes. She has decided to improvise and use balloons of cartoon characters faces. She’s using Dora here, but she’s used basically every possible character with a balloon representation. The other reason for using cartoon characters is she gets way less harassment, because frankly hitting on a cartoon character is just weird…..ya’d think hitting on someone without a head would be enough to be considered weird, but NOPE.

30 Day Art Challenge

To celebrate the end of the semester my friend and I have decided to make our own 30 day art challenge. I’ve already suckered a few of my friends into doing it so I thought I’d upload it here in case anyone else wants to join. 

  1. Draw yourself as an RPG character 
  2. Favorite Color
  3. Mythical Creature
  4. Favorite childrens book/show
  5. Tattoo art style 
  6. Draw in a different style from your own
  7. Favorite Pokemon 
  8. Favorite Animal
  9. Draw an OC
  10. Greek God
  11. Zodiac sign 
  12. Draw something you got for christmas (or over the holiday season)
  13. Your pet(s) (or a pet you’d like to have)
  14. Whats in your bag
  15. You in your favorite outfit
  16. Character from a game
  17. Draw yourself pixalated 
  18. Draw an Element
  19. One of your best friends
  20. Things that inspire you
  21. Scenery
  22. Draw different emotions
  23. Draw a difficult pose
  24. An Object in Your room
  25. Retro inspired
  26. Favorite Quote
  27. Candy
  28. Last song you listened to
  29. Draw Whatever you want
  30. Congrats banner
30 Day Environment Challenge

I am including examples too in cases to give more variety too!

  1. tundra / desert
  2. store (e.g. candy, hobby, toy)
  3. forest (e.g. tropical, coniferous, bamboo, temperate)
  4. bar / lounge
  5. street (e.g. villa, city, open air market)
  6. natural cave (e.g. ice, underwater, limestone, burrow)
  7. man-made tunnel (e.g. subway, sewer, mine)
  8. elevator / transport
  9. mouse’s/fairy’s/doll’s house
  10. summit (e.g. mountain top, tower)
  11. storage area (e.g. garage, basement, warehouse)
  12. farmed land / orchard / terrace / garden
  13. shoreline (e.g. beach, harbor, lighthouse cliff edge)
  14. treehouse / kids’ secret base
  15. meadow (day or night or different seasons)
  16. patio / balcony
  17. unfinished building (e.g. abandoned, under construction)
  18. war zone
  19. bedroom (e.g. messy, neat, being “used”)
  20. lab / surgical theatre
  21. coral reef / lake
  22. ship / boat
  23. witch’s / giant’s / monster’s lair
  24. fast food / diner
  25. plane / airship
  26. space walk / spacejet
  27. wonderland / alien world
  28. hallway (e.g. museum, mansion, school)
  29. prison / dungeon
  30. temple / cathedral / important building

Added challenge!:
a) Include no “people”
b) include OCs/people in all of them
c) do a before/after split of each (e.g. time lapse, seasons, day/night, weather)
d) choose a time period or setting to incorporate details for all of them (e.g. fantasy, medieval, modern, future)