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Tue May 26, 2009, 7:38 PM
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edit 04.09.10</b> we have a group. :icon100techniquememe:

edit 27.05.09 Added a list of people who are doing this!! it is at the bottom.

edit 23.01.09 Made 34 to be less limited, you could do a drawing with coffee or strong tea or any sort of food stuffs.  

edit 05.01.09 Made 39 a drawing-task rather than a photomanipulation task. Changed 83 so that there would be more lifedrawing and there was already a collage-task anyway.

edit 04.01.09 replaced 2, 3 and 95.  And again reminding that this exists. 8D Please keep linking me if you're doing any of these. ALSO IT IS EMBARRASING but after keeping this alive for two years, I finally actually started it myself. Keep on trucking y'all, I will try as well.

EDIT same day v Gato-Lata made a shorter and a more simple version of this, all you lazy kids better check that one out…

edit 14.02.08 UPDATIN. (AND REMINDING YOU THAT THIS EXISTS) took out the two fanart-tasks! there are many people who dont ever draw fanart but for the people who do, those tasks were a bit too easy. (and fun ;P FUN IS NOT ALLOWED) See 4 and 25. Changed 26 around a bit, too.
ALSO, if you are doing this, THEN PLEASE SHOW ME. even if its just one task and you're not intending to finish, I STILL WANNA SEE :D ALSO ALSO you are allowed to plug the HELL out of this! GET TO IT

edit 02.04.07 took off the dumb "DRAW HOMOS" tasks and replaced them with something better. See 91, 92 and 93.

edit 11.03.07, added new tasks to 21, 55 and 73 as they were missing, thanks for notifying, Mii! 8'D You can still add something to all this if you think something needs fixing or should be worded better.

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So I was wondering one day, why hasn't anybody done an artmeme where there is a list of traditional, digital and miscellanious techiques or tasks to draw with? Now if that won't help someone improve, then I don't know what will. I know I haven't tried everything there is to try, and  I'm not the only one.

1. Mixing this up with 100 Themes might make it even more challenging.  I'd suggest trying this only after you've finished both of them once.
2. This is done assuming that you have access to several computer-software, which also are easily downloadable through the wonders of internets and especially google, PLUS all sorts of traditional media.
3. This is done with a traditional drawer in mind.. so no sewing, 3D-modeling or such things here.
4. The tasks vary a lot between easy and hard, amateurs and pros both in mind.  
5. This is especially useful for those who wish to illustrate as a profession sometimes in the future, since there are a lot of tasks that might prove to be unpleasant to some. If you're an illustrator, you draw what you're asked to draw if you want the moneys. It's work, not always enjoyable!

people who helped to contribute and inspire this; :iconmysi: :iconemlan: :iconhedgehogbeeblebrox: :iconbikubiku: :iconpurka: :iconcbernie: :iconkassichu: :iconlupie-stardust: and Chibi-Beaver of Livejournal. :heart:

and the list itself!

1. Draw an image, copy it three times and colour each differently/with different colours. Bonus!: use different media for each.
2. Draw something with a stereotypically feminine theme or style. (Flowers, pastel colours, beautiful subjects?)
3. Draw something with a stereotypically masculine theme or style. (Action, explosions, rough lines and angles?)
4. Draw something that is supposed to arouse positive emotion from the viewer (amusement, joy, sympathy). you can use both technique and the subject of the drawing to achieve this.
5. Draw something with no same colour used twice.
6. Draw a short comic of 3-7 panels.
7. Drawing using only two colours.
8. Cg a drawing, colouring it with three depths of shades and three depths of lighting.
9. Cg a drawing in black and white.
10. Draw an imaginary object.
11. Cg. Scetch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
12. Traditional. Scetch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
13. Cg a drawing using tools that mimic brushes and tools in traditional media.
14. Cg/traditional draw a face, male or female. Design a decorative makeup/tattoo to decorate the face.
15. Traditional inks. Colour with colour pencils.
16. Scetch a dynamic pose of a human. Feets can't touch ground and hands can't be on sides of the waist. No matter if you finish or not.
17. Draw something with not your usual style. Be it a mock or not.
18. A 10-frame animation. (Flash, Flash Player. Adobe Imageready, etc)
19. Do a pencil-drawing with pencil/charcoal and eraser only, and finish it with proper shading and such.
20. Draw something very detailed.
21. Work out a traditional work that has 3d elements added to it, like fabrics and plants and etc
22. Draw something very simple.
23. Draw something very small. (for example; A5/500 x 500)
24. Draw something very big. (for example; A3/2000 x 2000)
25. Draw something that is supposed to arouse negative emotion from the viewer (sadness, nausea, anger). you can use both technique and subject of the drawing to achieve this.
26. Draw anything with animals. If you usually draw these often, draw an animal you have never EVER drawn before.
27. A traditional painting using ONLY acrylic/watercolour/oil-colours, et cetera.
28. Draw something you've never drawn before, not even scetched.
29. Do several scetches of the object/organism you have the most trouble drawing.
30. Traditional draw something using colourpencils only
31. Draw a zoomed in image of a bodypart of a human, something from neck down.
32. A traditional inked lineart, coloured with one or two colours only.
33. Draw something from the bird-eye view.
34. Paint something with coffee, strong tea or any other food-substances. Go crazy!
35. Draw something surreal.
36. Draw a battle.
37. A traditional pencil-scetch coloured with watercolours.
38. Draw a nude human. No exaggerated tits or penises.
39. Take two photos of ordinary everylife objects. Try and combine the two by drawing them into a whole new object.
40. A pixel-drawing with pixels only. Atleast 100px x 100px big.
41. Draw a bird flying.
42. Do a cg using magic-wand and fill-tool only.
43. Draw a vehicle.
44. Do a collage. Of magazine-clippings, fabrics, buttons, pins, etc + you can use an ink-pen to create effects or details.
45. Cg a drawing without a scetch or a lineart. Begin with the colours and continue with the colours only.
46. Draw a portrait of a live human of your choice. Caricature or realistic.
47. Design a decorative outfit of your liking.
48. Do a small sculpture, no more 20 cm or less than 10 cm in height. You can use clay or even play-doh.
49. Draw a drawing and colour it with three shades of one colour only.
50. Draw an animal with surrealism added to it.
51. Draw an imaginary/existing landscape.
52. Draw something with foreshortening.
53. Pick two characters (your own or someone elses), male and female. Genderbender them.
54. Take a photo, and cg a drawing on it, like the character or the drawings belongs into the photograph.
55. Draw something using only one line aka not lifting your pencil off the paper. You can do this with tablet too but it might be harder seeing how the work-space is limited?
56. Draw someone chubby.
57. Draw an imaginary/existing building.
58. Draw a character doing two things at once. Standing/breathing et cetera not allowed, something dynamic and lively please.
59. Draw a character doing four things at once. Same notes as above.
60. Draw something traditionally and Photoshop it so it looks digital.
61. Draw an anthromorphic character.
62. Oekaki, 500 x 500
63. Draw someone thin.
64. Draw your least favourite thing, presentable, not a mockery.
65. Copy a famous painting and change things to your liking but not so much it's not recognisable anymore.
66. Draw a picture copying famous styles, art noveau, children's illustrations, church paintings, et cetera
67. Open a book near you and draw what's happening on the page.
68. Listen to a song, and illustrate what it reminds you of or what visuals it brings to your mind.
69. Close your eyes and draw five scribbles on a piece of paper. Then, try to make a drawing or character out of each scribble. You can add on to each as much as you like, but you can't erase any part of the scribble.
70. Do a drawing using your feet.
71. Do a drawing using your non-primary hand.
72. Do a fingerpainting.
73. Put tiny splotches of watercolour on paper and wait for them to dry. Add lines to the splotches with a pen and see if you can make them something else than just drops of colour. Here is a fantastic example of what I mean.
74. Draw a person with one exaggerated bodypart
75. Draw a diarylike comic-illustration of your day.
76. Illustrate a person's change of expression through a comic (3-5 panels)
77. Draw a character (yours or someone elses) in a style of another series or person. (Not your own style.)
78. Create a wallpaper for your desktop. (Preferably from your own drawing)
79. Draw something beautiful and ugly. Use your imagination!
80. Draw an image, copy it three times and colour each with a different light-source and/or type of lighting
81. Choose a character or subject and draw it in a single or three different compositions three times, experimenting with a different line type/weight/dynamic in each one.
82. Choose three different media and three distinct textures and create a triptych composition in which you experiment with rendering each texture in some way: realistically, abstractly, etc.
83. Take a sheet of paper and fill it by drawing objects and people from life. Make it a pile of sketches rather than a controlled piece. Try and colour the finished result.
84. Draw a picture without erasing anything, including the scetches and mistakes
85. Draw a huge insect with all the details visible.
86. Design five different underwear in five different materials.
87. Draw something seasonal.
88. Draw something using shading only. (Black on white, etc)
89. Draw something using lighting only. (White on black, etc)
90. Have a friend you haven't gift-arted yet? Surprise them.
91. Take three or four pieces of traditional media and make an image using only those tools. (Like for example a piece of coal, a red colouring pencil and a normal pencil. ) Eraser doesn't count!
92. Draw something that deciphers an emotion with technique and colours. Avoid drawing the face, if you must add a person in it as well. Extremes are very good, like misery, anxiousness and joy.
93. Draw character-interaction, preferably something you don't usually do (like if you normally do "boylovs" then hetero-pairings would be a nice change? same applies to people who always draw girls and boys together.) also if you usually do erotica, try friendship, and if you've never tried anything steamy, now's the chance.
94. Draw an image that supports something against your beliefs. A presentable one.
95. Draw an image that has a message you support.
96. Hit "random deviant" button until you find a deviant with an original character. Draw it, and no skipping! (Show it to the person too!)
97. Put your playlist on random, pick a song, find the lyrics for it and choose a random line or two which you will illustrate.
98. Draw one of your human-characters as an animal/one of your animal-characters as a human.
99. Pick one of your old, old drawings, and redraw it.
100. Congratulate yourself for a work well done and do an appropriate image of CELEBRATION. This is obviously the final task. I hope you had fun. :)

Let me know if you think there should be something to fix or have any other critism! And do link back if someone asks and don't take credit of this as your own. Thanks ~

• List of badass mothers who have attempted to do this/atleast done a few pieces for this:
:icontrp86: :icongnomeliberator: :iconhikarunekomimi: :iconlorena-lopez: :iconsakebi-chan: :icondonpixe: :iconlemonicetea: :icongalaluss: :iconaeromort: :iconavacado-bread: :iconkoshou: :iconkabomaru: :iconzazzypaws: :iconirasponsible: :iconfrendell:


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JayKritz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional

Might try this C:
out-of-the-picture Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist
This is genius! If i can do even half of these I'll be a better artist, most of these take me waaay out of my comfort zone. Gunna do it, feeling amped! Lol, thanks muura :-)
muura Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, that's so cool to hear!! Good luck! :3
out-of-the-picture Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you!
Jun-Okami Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hoooo---oooly crap.
If I did all of this, I'd be amazing (or at least a lot better) by the end.
x_x I wonder if I can do it... *sigh*
muura Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
The only way to find out is to TRY >8D
SassuRose Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Just started this and planning to go all the way! I'm not too good but I'd like to be added to the list if I qualify (: Just one thing, the pictures will be on my blog [link] dedicated to this one cause, not here in dA. I hope that's fine.

Thank you for this wondeful and challenging artmeme! :heart:
muura Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's completely allright! Cheers for doing it! <3 I love your entries so far, eee!
SassuRose Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thanks (:
Smileyblob101 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gonna try and do all of this . Thank you :)
muura Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sweet! I'm glad to hear <3
wildspirt Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What is CG is it Color Graphics
muura Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
it's computer graphics!
wildspirt Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was pretty close I might have to skip them or alter them a bit since I draw by hand
muura Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, all alterations are allright, you don't need to follow the instructions 100 percent closely :3
wildspirt Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this I'm so doing this. Though most of it will be by hand I can't draw on the computer. I'll post this in my journal soon.
I've already got #1 almost done. I should be working on this huge assignment that is due tomorrow and I have to type stuff up but this looks so good I might actually stop to do the rest of this. Good thing I'm almost done stupid homework good thing schools almost over with.
muura Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh man, so glad to hear you like the idea :33333
PelicanBear Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welp, I've started.
muura Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
So cool *3*
Taminki Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gee, this sounds inspiring. :D
I didn't know this is the original, glad I finally found it.
And since I'm trying to improve my style anyway, ima try this.
Thank you!
muura Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
<3! You're welcome!
disparati Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Näin aivan liian väsyneenä(lue: tyhmänä) kysyisin semmoista pientä että saako tätä käyttää muualla, kun ajattelin etten saa blogiini mitään elävää ja fiksua koska olen mm. laiska, niin tässä olisi tekemistä ja kehittyisinkin hieman (lue: oppisin joskus ehkä piirtämään)?
Toki pistäisin linkkiä että mistä moisen listan olen löytänyt ja yms?
muura Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oih tottakai! Kaikkien iloksi on tämä tälläinen tehty <3
disparati Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
noni hyvä :> piti vain varmistaa!
SonnyChadCheesecake Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Wow. Thank you.
I've been having this strong urge to draw, but never could find the right thing to draw.
muura Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm really glad if this helps you out *_*!
SonnyChadCheesecake Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Sooooo much. ;D
I'm so thankful for this!
Lonarca Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds nice, but could I ask what Cg is for? I never heard i before ^^;
muura Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
computer graphics! which I should really change into just colouring with a computer since the term seems to confuse people (and isnt really correct eitherways)
Lonarca Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh okay! Thanks! :)
iuuai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
i am going to do this!!!! for sure
lostNmelacholywinter Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This sounds awesome!
muura Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
So cool that you think so *3* check out our group too! :icon100techniquememe:
MacDonalde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
... I am totally going to try this. |:
muura Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sweet! Check out our group too! :icon100techniquememe:
MacDonalde Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Already did! x3
muura Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wheee 83
Zanreo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll have to do this some time, it looks really interesting.
muura Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
That would be awesome! Join our group and post your stuff there if you want to <3 :icon100techniquememe:
SKETCH-FAGGOT Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I like this project better than the 100 themes challenge because it actually challenges you with a wide variety that actually makes you grow as an artist. I'll do this challenge instead. I think it'll help me make pieces for my portfolio.
muura Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad! Looking forward to seeing your pieces <3 If you'd like, you should join the group :3 :icon100techniquememe:
litoste Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
wooah I think I might actually attempt this, or at least try to in my free time ;u; sounds super fun
muura Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's awesome! We have a group too, so you should submit your works there if you get around doing all this <3 :icon100techniquememe:
Kamikazzie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very interesting. D: I may have to add it to my ginormous list of art stuff that I want to do. :lol: I'll join your group too. :aww:
muura Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sweet! Thank you and welcome <3
Kamikazzie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :heart:
kkcrow Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mä alotan tän huomenna. Päätin sen just. Aistikaa mun extraordinary determination. >B-------|
muura Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ooh :3 Liity toki yhteisöömme ja uppaa sinne arttisi kaikkien nähtäväksi? :icon100techniquememe: <3
kkcrow Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oujea, näin teen. : D
prodigalSUN0911 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i'm in. def looking for a challenge. i'll note you if when i have them up.
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