15 Day Drawing Challenge

For the next 3 weeks I’m going to do this 15 Day Drawing Challenge I wrote up. I’ll post 5 days worth of drawings at a time for the next 3 Thursdays. If you want to join in, hashtag your drawings #15DayDrawingChallenge over on instagram so we can see each other’s work!

15 day drawing challenge

THE CHALLENGE! Draw these things:

1. a pattern
2. an animal
3. your favorite thing to wear
4. something you found on the ground outside
5. recipe instructions
6. a word
7. an insect
8. a cross section
9. an animal doing something only humans can do
10. something in a jar
11. a diagram
12. something you’re afraid of
13. a plant
14. your favorite food
15. something microscopic

UPDATE: Here are my drawings from the challenge!
– drawings 1–5 are here
– drawings 6–10 are here
– drawings 11–15 are here


  1. Shraddha

    Hi Amanda, this may be the first time I’m commenting on your blog but I’m a regular reader. Since I love drawing, I thought why not take this challenge along with you. I’m already following you on Instagram so this should be easy. Good luck! :)

  2. Bivi

    Is it okay to do this after the month’s over or something? Seems like an awesome challenge but I’m currently working on something else :(

  3. Dusty

    Definitely going to try this one! I have been looking for a reason to break out my sketch book lately and this is just perfect for that. What a wonderful idea!

  4. Brigi

    Hi Amanda! I have followed the blog for some time, and I love your work! This challenge is a great idea! I’m starting drawing today… I’m so curious what your other followers will draw too!

  5. Deresa

    Probably going to trek along with Bivi on this. Really live it and want to join in, but in the middle if moving. Thank you for sharing! Excited to see all the outcome!

  6. Lisa

    I’m late to the party on this… But I’ve enjoyed seeing your sketchbook. I wish I’ve followed along as I haven’t opened mine in ages! Sometimes it takes something simple like this to get you going. It doesn’t have to be a major project. I think I might go back through your lust and challenge myself, thank you! :)
    I’d love if you continued this series!

  7. kaitlyn

    I know this is unrelated, but did you make that journal?! It’s amazing! If you did, would you mind sharing how you made it? If you bought it, can you please tell me where? Thank you!

  8. Jay

    I’ve just come across your post while searching for drawing challenges! I’m starting this today, 5 Jan to give my new drawing tablet a run for it’s money :D

  9. Joyce

    <3 love this inspiration. Just the push I needed. :) (That's an awesome pencil case, love it! Is it something you made?)

  10. Rebecca

    Thank you so much for starting this, it’s just what I need to get the creative juices flowing, and a nice simple way to focus on things outside my comfort zone, and give me goals each day.
    Can’t wait to share some of my pics, the good ones with you.

  11. Evon Robinson

    Hello Amanda,
    Just love your ideas and inspiration!

    Btw, I have a closed FB journaling group, called Barefoot Journaling Chronicles where we share all kinds of creative ideas for journaling/scrapbooking/short story writing and the like. Would love to showcase you on our page and/or have you join us. We started April 21, 2015 with a charter membership of 5 and are currently serving 208 members as of this writing.

    You and your readers would be welcome if you’d like to join. :)


    ~Evon Robinson

  12. Amelia

    I really like the ideas for all the 15 drawings!
    I also hope this is going to improve my drawing skills a bit!
    Already on my 3rd day (although this isn’t really far) right now, and I still feel motivated to continue!

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