Came across this little vlog gem the other day by illustrator and vlogger, Fran Meneses aka Frannerd.

Being an illustrator myself I often have the bug to draw (obvs). I do however struggle with what to draw from time to time. I have some things I can do to squeeze at least something out eventually but it can be a battle. Fear not fellow illustrative draftspeople, Fran Meneses has some ideas to fill the void when you don’t know what to draw.

In the video Fran turns the struggle on its head and gives ideas on a how to take advantage of the situation as well as an additional 30 fun and random ideas to keep you busy during the slump or as a 30 day challenge.

Here’s the list:

1. Favourite Fairy Tale (original not Disney)
2. What you eat in a day
3. What’s on your backpack (EVERYTHING)
4. Current OOTD
5. The most honest portrait of yourself (wrinkles and spots included)
6. Your desk, exactly how it looks like
7. Hugo, the cyberpunk bass player moose
8. 3 pieces of clothing you never wear (or you haven’t in the past year)
9. Re-draw a drawing your did when you were a kid
10. what were you scared when you were little
11. what are you deeply scared right now
12. Your siblings (as monsters)
13. Your couch as a space ship (with you in it)
14. things/stuff you enjoyed this past month (monthly favourites)
15. your grocery shop list 16. Alice in Wonderland
17. Camping day with Tom and John (extra points if they’re not humans)
18. The house/flat/building you live in, floating in mid air
19. Your mom/dad as a giant in the middle of the street
20. Last thing you bought (alive, as a character)
21. 3 (real) plants
22. Favourite toys when you were a kid
23. All actors waiting to shoot a scene on the set of that movie you’re REALLY scared of
24. Favourite band, as sloths
25. You inside a taco, plus favourite ingredients
26. Your favourite school teacher, surfing on top of her/his desk
27. Old witch with her new young apprentice
28. It’s a crazy day for Melissa, the runway bear model
29. A rhino working at full speed at the post office on Christmas season
30. An old couple, dancing tango

This video is just one in a long line of awesome vlogs Fran has hosted. If you’re into illustration and looking for inspirational tips and advice you’ll be wise to check her out here.

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September 25, 2018