What does it take to get your creative juices flowing? Can timing yourself creating your art actually increase your motivation to finish the project? Artist Mark Crilley has devised a challenge for other artists in order to get them drawing. The challenge is simple: draw the same image three times. The catch is that the artist has to draw three sketches in the following timed order: 10 seconds for the first image, one minute for the second image and ten minutes for the third image.
Mark encourages artists to post their three drawings side by side to detail their progress. Their results are absolutely stunning. The message behind the project is also incredibly powerful: everything starts small.
What is that famous quote about getting started? “The journey of a million miles begins with a single step.” What this project shows is that in order to draw a masterpiece, you have to begin with a single stroke.
Want to see more of the artists’ work? Go here to see all of the provided pictures by the artists.
Instagram allows you to see exactly what inspires people and how creativity is drawn from their everyday life. We use Instagram to capture what makes us smile, what brings joy to our life, and what we are passionate about, and the accounts listed below are sure to inspire you in turn.
Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.
Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.
Carin Olsson moved to Paris and is documenting every part of her experience, from the macaroons to the Eiffel Tower with all of its shimmering lights. If you want to go to Paris but can’t get there today, Carin will take you.