Monthly Art Prompts - April 2024


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Create some art that is inspired by any of this month's prompts. Let your imagination soar. Turn on your creative juices.

All media and styles are welcome (drawing, painting, digital, photography, sculpture, multi-media, representational, abstract, etc.). It can be something done quickly, a finished work of art or anything in between. It can be created from your imagination, from life or a photo reference. If you use a photo reference, please make sure it has no applicable copyright restrictions.

Here are the prompts for April. Have fun interpreting them.

Raccoons, or other animal that you find cute and cunning!

Spring, or something green or something that makes you think of spring.

cartoon or comics, something related to this world or one of your favorite characters

Post your finished (or unfinished) art in this thread. Post any time during the month, as many times as you would like.

Tell us a little about the work if you so desire. For example, you could include the medium you used, where you got your inspiration or how long it took. When you post, it's always nice to "like" or comment on posts made earlier in the thread by other artists. We all like acknowledgement of our work!

For help in finding reference images online, click on the link: Tutorial: How to Find Copyright-Free Reference Images.
If you have copyright-free images that go along with the prompts that you would like to share, you can post them in this thread for others to use.

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Thanks Joe. Great prompts. I will try and participate this month.
Someone has to be first, right? Thanks Joe, you rock!
Here is ‘Ladybug’ for spring, feeling kinda inspired by raccoon, to, might have to do that one, too. Might do a bumblebee and use spring a second time..
Mississippi Hippie you got off to a great start! I like your colors and shapes of supports, Cute round one. Much applause!
Mississippi, nice ones for spring. Good job getting things started.

Here's mine for Spring. Ink on Arches hot press, 5" x 7". I may try adding color later but I haven't worked on hot press for a long time so we'll see.

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Thanks for posting the prompts Joe.
No raccoons in my neck of the woods, but I saw this cute fellow again:




Yellow mongoose.

No sign of spring here either, since we're beginning to move into autumn!


There, that'll teach you to be hemisphericists. :D
Anne,Wonderful job,beautiful colors.
Brian,Wonderful photo,ohh mYellow mongoose is wonderful ,beautiful how it moves and looks around in the photos, true, on different latitudes and seasons, I hadn't thought about it when I wrote...