The 3 Marker Challenge

Sometimes you need a little mindless creativity to get you back in the groove. 

When I woke up one day last week without any motivation to paint what was already in front of me, I knew I needed to get out of this mini rut. 

I had just heard of The 3 Marker Challenge that is going around on Youtube for artists to try out, so I thought it would be a fun way to mix things up. 

I think that creating limits for yourself, such as the rule of only being able to use 3 colors chosen at random, allows us to be more creative. 

I began with a sketch that wasn't overly complicated, but had opportunities to fill in with color. It is almost like you create your own coloring book page, which is pretty rad now that I think about it. 

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Click below to watch the process + piece unfold: 

If you're in a creative rut, or want to jumpstart your morning with a little challenge, I highly recommend trying out this fun project! Shit, you could even do this every morning and see how it breaks you out of your comfort zone. Have fun!