A common misconception is that the next big idea is always on the horizon. In fact, it may be hiding in our past work, existing ideas, or even in collaboration with others. That's why we've crafted these prompts, to encourage you to explore these possibilities and unlock your creative potential.
APRIL 17TH: AN IDEA YOU STARTED BUT NEVER FINISHED.
Think about an idea you once had for a creative project but never got around to finishing. Take the time to revisit that idea and explore why you never finished it. Then, use your current skills and perspective to bring that idea to life in a new way.
APRIL 18TH: A FINISHED PIECE FROM A RANDOM SKETCH.
Choose a sketch you’ve created in the past, whether it’s from your sketchbook or a random doodle on a napkin. Take that sketch and turn it into a finished piece of art. This is a great way to challenge yourself to work with existing concepts and ideas, while also pushing yourself to finish what you started.
APRIL 19TH: RECREATE A DESIGN FROM 5-10 YEARS AGO.
Think back to a design project you created 5-10 years ago. It could be a completed illustration, a doodle, or a project from school — whatever you're drawn to. Take that design and recreate it using your current skills and aesthetic. This is a great opportunity to see how your style has evolved over time, and to revisit an old project with a fresh perspective.
APRIL 20TH: COMBINE 2 OR 3 IDEAS INTO ONE.
This prompt challenges you to think outside the box and come up with a completely new concept by combining two or three unrelated ideas. This can be a great exercise in creativity and problem-solving, as you’ll need to find a way to make the disparate elements work together in a cohesive way.
APRIL 21ST: REMAKE A DESIGN FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD.
Think back to a design project you created as a child. It could be a drawing, a painting, or even a craft project. Take that design and remake it using your current skills and materials. This is a great way to tap into your inner child and see how far you’ve come as an artist.
APRIL 22ND: REDESIGN A PIECE FOR A NEW PURPOSE.
Choose an existing illustration or design. For example, you could take a comic illustration and turn it into a surrealist collage. This is a great way to challenge yourself to think creatively about repurposing old or unused items.
APRIL 23RD: CREATE A DESIGN WITH ANOTHER ARTIST.
Collaborate with another artist to create a new piece of art. Working with another artist can be a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone and learn from someone else’s perspective. Plus, it’s always fun to create something new with a friend!
Need someone to collaborate with? Take note of other participants in the challenge through the week and bookmark potential collaborats. Reach out to them in advance and ask them if they'd be intersted in working on the prompt with you.
Remember, if they are tagging #RSCOSpring in their work there is a good chance they are looking for a collaborator as well.
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