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Holiday Advent Calendars: December 2023 Digital Art Painting Brief

🎄 DECEMBER'S BRIEF: Christmas Advent Calendar

Hey, digital artists! Get ready for a holiday adventure that’s as exciting as unwrapping presents on Christmas morning! Imagine this: You, yes, you’ve been handpicked by an artisanal chocolate factory to sprinkle your digital magic on their advent calendar. Picture Santa soaring through a pixelated sky, munching on virtual cookies, or leaving digital gifts under a Christmas tree. The canvas is yours to illuminate!

With around 16 million advent calendars unwrapped yearly in the U.S., the holiday cheer is contagious, and your creativity is the secret ingredient! Take cues from classics like Normal Rockwell’s Santa or the iconic Coca-Cola version, or better yet, let your unique digital vision shine through! This isn’t just about pixels; it’s about creating a digital sleigh ride through the festive season.

So, let’s dive into the joy of the season, one digital brushstroke at a time. Ready to unwrap the magic and paint Santa into a pixelated wonderland? 🖌️✨

🚚 Deliverables & Deadlines

During your digital painting brief, you will have deliverables that should be shared within the #monthly-project room in the Discord Tribe community upon completion. This allows you to receive feedback from your peers (and sometimes myself!) and view the work of other students.

👉 Week 01: 
• Moodboard
• Composition thumbnails

👉 Week 02:
 Final sketch line
• Color thumbnail
• Color thumbnail

👉 Week 03:
 Rendering (work in progress)

👉 Week 04:
 Final illustration

Remember to post your work in the #monthly-project room by each Sunday! (Psst, if you’re having any trouble with the Discord, please email me at [email protected] and we’ll get you sorted ASAP!) 👍

📃 Artwork Specs for your Digital Painting

Here are some specifications for the final artwork:

  • Dimensions should be a minimum of 2500px by 2500px
  • Add a 30px bleed all around.

👉 All the materials you need for this project can be found inside the Digital Painting Academy.

🧠 Stay Inspired: The #MyDaily5 Challenge

Looking for ways to stay inspired? Every day during the month, the Tribe community can participate in the #MyDaily5 challenge.

These daily prompts based on our monthly digital painting brief are meant to be sketched or painted in 5 to 30 minutes MAX! They are the perfect way to warm up before working on your main project.

Don’t forget to share your work in the Tribe, or tag us on InstagramLet’s celebrate your 5 minutes of creativity turning into hours of awesome painting! 🙌

We can’t wait to unwrap the digital joy you’ll create. Until we meet again, paint the town with holiday cheer and let your artistic spirit be as bright as Rudolph’s nose! 🖌️🦌✨

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