These monthly creative challenges are open-ended assignments for anyone and everyone to try out!
Ready to get in on the #FindYour100 Challenge?
- Read this month's challenge below.
- Create something in response!
- Snap a photo and post to social media using the hashtag #FindYour100.
Draw a superhero–inspired self-portrait! If this sounds challenging, Mayuka Thais, this month's challenger has some tips.
- First, realize that if others can draw, you can too. Drawing is really about learning how to see things differently.
- Use your pencil as a measuring tool. “When drawing the human figure, extend your arm and use your pencil to measure from the top of the head to the bottom of the chin—that’s one head. Use that measurement to count down to the feet; it’s usually going to be seven and a half or eight heads tall. Then make those measurements on the paper.”
- When you start drawing lightly it helps build the lines up. The more you go over those lines, the line that needs to appear, the one that you really commit to, will start appearing more.
- Enjoy it. That’s the most important thing.
Meet the Challenger:
This month’s #FindYour100 Challenge comes from Mayuka Thais, art instructor, songwriter, animal activist, and Otis College graduate. Having grown up in both Tokyo and California, Thais is a bilingual multi-cultural artist, edutainer, and art educator who specializes in teaching International School and multi-national students. She is teaching Clay Together: Ages 5-8 this Spring through Otis College Extension.