Art Prompt #188: Hilda
Inspiration + motivation so we might could draw—today!
Welcome to Might Could Draw Today (MCDT)! I’m here to dish out some sweet, sweet inspiration and gentle encouragement for us all to draw this week. Here’s what’s happening in this email today:
This Week’s Theme
Live Drawing Events
Bonus Theme Resources (🔒)
Now let’s get to it!
1️⃣ This Week’s Theme
Oy! Our theme Week 188 theme is... Hilda!
Hilda began as a graphic novel by illustrator Luke Pearson published in 2010. Now, 10 years later, Hilda is a whole franchise including 12 books, a Netflix tv show, and a movie!
It’s is an enchanting world led by free-spirited Hilda, who goes on adventures involving magical creatures like trolls and witches, in the midst of beautifully illustrated forests, mountains, and cities.
Visual References + Research
So… do you find yourself, even with a given theme, mindlessly scrolling Pinterest or Google for too long, trying to find the perfect visual reference to start drawing? If you want to save time and use my own resources for each MCDT theme, upgrade to a paid subscription and just scroll to the end of this post!
These Bonus Theme Resources include background research and history on the theme, links to inspiring websites, and a curated selection of inspirational images. All you need to start drawing, without getting sucked into the internet vaccum!
Upgrade to see all the Bonus Theme Resources to save time and start drawing now!
(P.S. If you’re already a paid subscriber you’ll already see all Bonus Theme Resources below.)
Share your art with us!
If you draw some Hilda stuff this week, why not share it with us in our private artist community, Might Could Studiomates? It’s a heck of a lot friendlier and more uplifting than Instagram. We’d love to see what you create!
2️⃣ Artwork Spotlight
This week’s featured Artwork Spotlight is this brilliant drawing of Queen Elisabeth I by Camilla Atterby! I am totally in love with the bright contrast of the colorful hair and sun with the black and white pattern work on her dress and all the luscious texture and unique way of drawing eyes! So much amazing style! You can see more of Camilla’s work here on her website.
Thank you for sharing your art with us, Camilla!
Want your art featured here next week?
Join our private artist community, Might Could Studiomates, and share your Hilda work this week for a chance to be the next Artwork Spotlight!
3️⃣ Live Drawing Events
Want some dedicated time on your calendar for extra accountability to draw? Join us for a live drawing event and draw together with other artists, both virtually and in person! We draw together from the week’s Might Could Draw Today prompt or you can do your own thing. All you need is a sketchbook and your favorite drawing tool!
Draw with Us Virtually on Zoom
Our next Zoom drawing event is Tuesday, September 27 from 8:00 pm–9:00 pm EDT.
Draw with Us In Person in Boone, NC
Our next in-person drawing event is Thursday, September 8, from 5:30 pm–7:00 pm EDT. This event will be hosted at a new location: the Clawson-Burnley Park picnic shelter at 355 Hunting Hills Ln, Boone, NC 28607.
See more details and RSVP on the Boone Drawing Club website!
4️⃣ Bonus Theme Resources (🔒)
Ok y’all, let’s dive into the world of Hilda inspiration and draw, draw, draw!