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

phobia

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.

SKADAMO RULES:

“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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SkADaMo Day 26

November 26, 2018

bunnehdillo SkADaMo 2018 redo

… and he sticks the landing… sort of.

SkADaMo Day 26

SkADaMo Days 14 and 15

November 21, 2018

 

beast2

Coax the monster out from under your bed and see what happens.

SkADaMo 2018 prompts “Beast” and “Cozy.”

SkADaMo 2018 Day 11 (late)

November 12, 2018

lumberjack knife

Sketching goofiness is like Xanax for me (with less side effects.) Hoping maybe a grin, giggle, groan or even an eye-roll will take your mind off stuff for a minute.

SkADaMo 2018 “Lumberjack.”

SkADaMo Say 9

November 9, 2018

time machine

This has been a week for the books, to put it mildly.

So, as I was sketching today’s SkADaMo prompt, “Time Machine,” I had a thought. If I were able to crawl into this time machine (scoot the hedgehog over a bit,) what would I do? Would I go back into the past? Maybe tweak a few things for a different outcome? Or would I speed on to the future, so I could dial into a time more to my liking, if one existed? But then I thought, maybe it’s best to just stay in the present. In fact, MORE in the present. More aware. That’s where your real power to effect change is. Right?

Yeah so, I guess I’ll stay right here.

SkADaMo Day 9 “Time Machine.”

skadamo wish resposible nervous

Playing catch up with SkADaMo with four prompts at once.

SkADaMo 2018, Days 3, 4, 5 and 6.

SkADaMo Day 2018 Day 2

November 2, 2018

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A better (or annoyingly cuter) alarm has never been invented.

SkADaMo 2018 “Awake.”

SkAdDaMo 2018 Day 1

November 1, 2018

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

So, I started this challenge back in 2011 as more of a personal challenge and gave it the name SkADaMo as a  spoof on all the other funny November challenge acronyms 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 a badge, thinking I would be the 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.

SKADAMO RULES:

“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 Mavricks! (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 #SkADaMo2018

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

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

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

SkADaMo 2017 post 11

November 30, 2017

Shrimpmonkey

… and this will conclude SkADaMo 2017. Not exactly 30 sketches, but I suppose 11 is better than no sketches at all, sooooo… winning!!!

ADDENDUM: My pun-addled mind woke me up last night with a change to the name.

SkADaMo 2017 post 10

November 29, 2017

Rhinoceroo

Back after a wee Thanksgiving break!

SkADaMo 2017 post 9

November 21, 2017

hedgiepus

My friend Alexis told me her boyfriend was trying to imagine the mating scenario that would spawn a Hedgipus, but he fell short. I wanted to come up with a snappy answer, but I too fell short. I guess we’ll just have to suspend our disbelief on this one.

SkADaMo 2017 post 8

November 19, 2017

squirelark

She was fluttering around in my head for a few days. Finally scratched her way out.