Drawing Daily Creates

  1. TDC1081: Make a weird DS106 Christmas tradition

    December 24, 2014

    There are many traditions to celebrate this day around the world. Many people celebrate at midnight tonight and some do not even eat turkey. Some go to church in roller skates. Yes, you read that right.  Others burn goats. A favourite of mine is La Befana in Italy. She got lost, could not find Jesus and is still looking! How creative can we be to create our very own DS106 tradition for December 24th? Explain the tradition in the Flickr notes when you upload. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1081

  2. TDC1071: Design a [blank]-dot bag

    December 14, 2014

    Apparently this Poe-Ka (get it?) dot tote is being sold for $12.60. Save some money design your own! Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1071

  3. TDC1070: Make a magical mosaic mask

    December 13, 2014

    The British Museum ran a workshop recently on Magical Mosaic Masks. These are based on scary Aztec gods. Make your own analogue or digital! If you need an online mosaic art maker, Google always obliges. Or use a favourite app. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1070

  4. TDC1067: A trip down memory lane

    December 10, 2014

    As children we often love celebrations and holidays! Make a picture of you as a child during your favourite holiday or celebration. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1067

  5. TDC1057: Summarize a movie in two panels

    November 30, 2014

    Lewis and Jason do this every wednesday. Shall we join them just for today? Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1057

  6. TDC1049: A 3.30 SketchQuote for Amy

    November 22, 2014

    Q: What do you do when the bell rings at 3:30 and you just need a creative, inspirational kick in the pants? A: Sketchquote Amy “will search for them in the evening Hawaii time (when all the civilized people are heading to bed) and repost on the Three Thirty Sketchnote Tumblr blog.” Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it  #threethirtysketchquote  dailycreate and tdc1049

  7. TDC1044: Emoji for everyone

    November 17, 2014

    The awesome Noun Project are doing a collaborative Emoji project. May be making 20 of your own emoji for a daily create is a little ambitious. The brief requires that your 20 creations include: kiss, love, embarassed, wink, and smile. So, for today’s daily create you only need create 5 emoji. From the brief: “A character based set uses the same character throughout the set, the only modifier is the emotion the character is expressing. A theme based set is based on a broader theme where each emoji varies in both design and emotion.” Of course if you are inspired after creating just 5 you might go for the full set of 20 and submit it to the Noun Project for everyone to enjoy forever. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1044

  8. TDC1038: What’s Your Flag?

    November 11, 2014

    If you owned a country, what would your flag look like? Draw a flag for The Country of Me. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1038

  9. TDC1034: Make a sound Map

    November 7, 2014

    Draw yourself in the middle, listen, draw what you hear. If you want more instruction the interwebz obliges. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1034

  10. TDC1026: Hung Out to Dry

    October 30, 2014

    Draw a washing line… Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1026

  11. TDC1020: Take the ‘Thirty Circle Challenge’

    October 24, 2014

    Grab a thirty circle template. Grab a pencil, pen, crayon, marker, real or digital and the 30 circles template. Fill as many of the 30 circles as you can. The goal is quantity, not quality. Patterns, doodles, shapes, animals, plants, words, and objects are all fair game, as are drawings that incorporate more than one circle. Adapted from a group activity developed by Bob McKim and made popular by this TED talk Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1020

  12. TDC1019: Make a winter drawing

    October 23, 2014

    Aart van der Neer did this painting. Let’s get ready for winter or to say goodbye to winter depending on where in the world your are! Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1019

  13. TDC1018: Make a light painting

    October 22, 2014

    You can watch Picasso painting with light or find an app to do it. Wikepedia can direct your googling! I liked this tutorial when I was finding out what the heck light painting was.   Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1018

  14. TDC1001: I feel like a….

    October 5, 2014

    A 2 minute doodle about your feelings! For inspiration go to I feel like a half-baked cookie and say ‘Awww….’ HT @drGarcia for spotting this one. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc1001

  15. TDC999: Trace yourself!

    October 3, 2014

    Take a picture of you and some tracing paper. Trace your features. You may trace another persons’s features on the same paper. Make it funny or make it beautiful. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc999

  16. TDC994: Make a thread painting.

    September 28, 2014

    The original idea is to use packaging twine on a paper which you have first prepared with glue. It may be easier to lay the thread first and then glue it. HT Stefanie Jeske for submission.   Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc994

  17. TDC992: Y U NO DRAW JIM GROOM?

    September 26, 2014

    @noiseprofessor @nikkapotamus I agree, Y U NO DRAW JIM GROOM? — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) September 5, 2014 Draw your Professor now! Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc992  

  18. TDC970: Draw Your Own Map of the Internet, Show Your Home

    September 4, 2014

    Kevin Kelly’s Internet Mapping Project collects the ways people envision the internet and their place in it (see the ones he has collected so far): The internet is vast. Bigger than a city, bigger than a country, maybe as big as the universe. It’s expanding by the second. No one has seen its borders. And the internet is intangible, like spirits and angels. The web is an immense ghost land of disembodied places. Who knows if you are even there, there. Yet everyday we navigate through this ethereal realm for hours on end and return alive. We must have some map in our head. I’ve become very curious about the maps people have in their minds when they enter the internet. So I’ve been asking people to draw me a map of the internet as they see it. That’s all. Download the template PDF, email your drawing to Kelly. Also upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc970

  19. TDC969: Represent a Well-Known Story as a Transit Map

    September 3, 2014

    The shape of stories has been done as curves, mountains, what about showing the plot of a story, novel, tv show as a subway, highway, or road map? See the example of Alice in Wonderland as subway map (brainpickings) Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc969

  20. TDC954: Drawing Blues

    August 19, 2014

    Draw something interesting using only shades of blue. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc954

  21. TDC901: Design a birthday card, poster or even 7″ single cover art celebrating @DrGarcia’s birthday

    June 27, 2014

    It’s GNA Garcia’s birthday. Design a birthday card, poster or even a 7” single cover art (for GNA’s band based on recordings from TDC900) that celebrates her awesomeness. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc901 Not sure why we think she’s so awesome? Check out GNA’s Twitter stream, Notes to self Tumblr and Refractions blog to learn more about GNA.

  22. TDC897: What does a flexanimous mindset look like? Draw a picture. Tweet to @amyburvall

    June 23, 2014

    Having power to change the disposition of the mind. When life throws unexpected obstacles in front of you, having an adaptive, flexanimous mindset helps you leap over the hurdles and keep going. — one of the 18 Delightful English Words You Never Learned in School. HT @AmyBurvall. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc897

  23. TDC894: Draw Your Dream House

    June 20, 2014

    The Burgerons do enjoy their trailer. I do prefer a stable. Where would you live if money and all that was no problema? Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc894

  24. TDC863: Hand Drawn Maps

    May 20, 2014

    Hand draw a map between your home and your workplace or a map of your workplace, or draw a map of a small, local place you remember vividly from childhood such as your neighborhood, secret fort or bedroom. See http://www.handmaps.org/ for more ideas Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc863

  25. TDC836: Create a 1970s Space Colony Postcard

    April 23, 2014

    NASA’s Space Colony Art from the 1970s includes artists ideas for possible future living quarters in space. Choose one, and add a greeting or message appropriate for a post card from said facility (and yes, you can be more creative then “Wish You Were Here”). Images are not copyrighted, but as requested please credit photos to NASA Ames Research Center. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc836

  26. TDC833: Hazard symbols

    April 20, 2014

    Hazard symbols for chemicals are changing, and vary from country to country. Design a suitable hazard symbol for ds106. For bonus credit, add it to a suitable photograph. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc833

  27. TDC829: Illustrate a Randomly Generated Sentence

    April 16, 2014

    Go to the Random Sentence Generator and find/create/draw an image to go along with the 3rd one you generate. Overlay the sentence into the graphic. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc829

  28. TDC810: Make the Opposite of a Keep Calm Poster

    March 28, 2014

    Anyone can go to a web site and crank out a “Keep Calm and ______” poster. Take it to the next level, what’s the opposite? What might it say? Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc810

  29. TDC798: Chart Something on a Weather Map You Never See on a Weather Map

    March 16, 2014

    High pressure, low pressure, areas of increasing activity are presented as colored regions on weather maps, or heat maps. Come up with something interesting to represent as a map. Here is one I made to represent the effect of SXSW on the hipness map of the US Hopster Vortex Forecast, Week of March 7: High Pressure over Austin, drops in LA, SF, NYC, SEA. Hipless elsewhere pic.twitter.com/jODzavVh3j — Alan Levine (@cogdog) March 7, 2014 Make your own map; if you wish, you can use a template PSD from my lame effort, or a JPEG version. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc798

  30. TDC795: Gab Collab

    March 13, 2014

    Gab paints a watercolour blob and uploads it to her Gab Collab tumblr blog. Go grab a blob, download it, doodle on it, then submit it to her site and to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc795

  31. TDC776: Bright Lights, Big City

    February 22, 2014

    Draw a city skyline at night with skyscraper silhouettes and lit-up windows. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc776

  32. TDC774: Drawing a Household Object Two Different Ways

    February 20, 2014

    Draw a household object using the hand you don’t normally draw with. Then draw it again with your writing hand, but without taking the pen off the paper. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc774

  33. TDC771: Draw an Imaginary Map of your Mind

    February 17, 2014

    If you had to map your mind, how it works, what regions would it include? How would their geography represent who you are? For some ideas, see Where You Are: Cartography as Wayfinding for the Soul (Brain Pickings) “Mapping the human experience based on disposition rather than position.” Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc771

  34. TDC761: Draw a #ds106 Athletic Club t-shirt logo

    February 7, 2014

    The #ds106 Athletic Club is looking to formalize a sportswear line and we need a logo. Please design a nice looking logo for the team. Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc761

  35. TDC744: Draw Your Spirit Animal

    January 21, 2014

    Taking a quiz might help you… Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc744

  36. TDC706: Making a drawing that represents your dream state.

    December 14, 2013

    Because Jess dreams about Daily Creates! Off to get some shuteye but will also be mulling over my next Daily Create… maybe it will come to me in a dream… #dreamon #ds106 — jesstheobscure (@Jess_TheObscure) December 10, 2013 Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc706