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30 day art challenge

30 day art challenge
Last week I saw this pin on Pinterest and I instantly loved the idea. Starting May 1st, I’ll be taking the challenge and posting a drawing per day here on my blog each afternoon. If you’d like to do it on your own, please please do! If you’d like to share your drawing on my blog, just email it to me by 12pm EST the day of. It doesn’t matter if you start now and submit them later or sketch them throughout May. It’s just a great way to encourage myself to sketch daily and maybe you need that encouragement too! UPDATE: To view my 30 Day Challenge drawings, click here.

http://blog.allisonlehman.com/2011/04/30-day-drawing-challenge/

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