SkADaMo Day 13

November 13, 2019

fowl play 2

The time has come. I’ve spared you from groan-worthy puns long enough.

Today’s prompt “Film Noir.”


SkADaMo Day 3

November 3, 2019


A bad cuppa can be your undoing.

“Phobia” was the prompt for day 2, but… sigh… I’m already behind.

SkADaMo Day 1

November 1, 2019

witch on vespa 2

Just under the wire for day 1 with “Skooter.”

SkADaMo 2019 Day 1

November 1, 2019

SkADaMo 2019 Prompts

Happy November, everyone!

As is usually the case, I am announcing the SkADaMo sketch challenge at the very last minute. Why mess with tradition, right?

I started this challenge back in 2011 as more of a personal challenge and gave it the name SkADaMo as a loving spoof on all the many acronyms for November challenges, such as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) and, what used to be a November challenge PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month), now Storystorm, which now takes place in January.

I even jokingly made badges to display as the one and only participant. But lo and behold, several other wonderful artists, doodlers and sketchers threw their hats, or pencils into the mix.

So please feel free to join in again or for the first time this year.


“What are the rules?” You may ask.

1. THERE ARE NO RULES. NO SIGN UP. NO REGISTRATION. NO GIVEAWAYS OR GUEST POSTERS.  No regulations, themes, websites or anything else resembling organization.  Just lots of sketching, camaraderie and hopefully a ton of inspiration and craft honing! Oh, I did throw together a list of prompts this year, as you may have noticed above. Please use them if you have a mind to.

SkADaMoers are scoff-laws and mavericks! (Actually, the truth is I’m just not that organized. Did I mention that?) The only code we live by this month is SKETCH! SKETCH! SKETCH! Sketch everyday from November 1 to November 30, or at least try to.

Even if you’re unable to sketch every single day, by golly you will have tried and you’ll have more sketches in your sketchbook at the end of November than you might have otherwise. So, there’s that!

2. Go ahead and hasthtag #SkADaMo and/or #SkADaMo2019 to whatever blog or social media platform you are using to post your wonderful sketches.

3. Grab one of these badges, below, if you’d like and use it as you see fit.

4. Most important rule of all… Enjoy! This is fun!

Sketch on my fellow SkADaMoers, (should there be any besides myself this year!)

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