The January Challenge 2020

The January Challenge 2020, Day 15 – Here’s looking at you!

Today’s challenge is set by Sketch Appeal. One of the aims of Sketch Appeal is to celebrate the joy of experimental drawing and creative play.

“There’s no faster way to unleash the artist within than drawing with your non-dominant hand!”

Today is about turning ‘I can’t draw’ into ‘I am drawing’…

Draw two quick and colourful self-portraits. One with your dominant hand and then another, using your non-dominant hand. This is about enjoying the process, not making a masterpiece! Give it a go and see what happens – what are the different qualities in the drawings? Which one do you prefer?  

Dulcie is the Founding Director of Sketch Appeal.
Here are her two drawings, left hand on the left, right hand on the right!
Check out Sketch Appeal’s upcoming projects and events here.

If you have more time … 
Choose a part of your self-portrait to zoom in on. Can you repeat the exercise drawing your eyes, nose, ears?

Which portrait did you enjoy drawing most? Which one captures your character best? Can you see different sides of yourself coming through?


Share online and see what others are up to by posting on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists. Share your work in a way that suits you – online, on WhatsApp, or by showing your friends, family or colleagues.
You might simply want to share what the challenge made you think about, or how the experience was for you.