hi guys, in a pencil art group i am in we have been doing a 10 minute daily challenge. where a picture is posted and everyone who is involved spends 10 minutes only drawing it to their abilities and then post it. Along with the picture for that day is a description of what the artist has to focus on so for example : light/texture/shading etc etc.. i tried to do the challenges with the airbrush but the timescale was way too short and some of the pictures were not as good references for airbrushing- but with some tweaking i think it would be a great personal challenge. 1 : it makes you go paint something everyday, and that everyday painting stuff helps get your hands muscle memory up and gets you in a daily painting routine if you dont have one already. 2: any level painter can be involved as you are challenging yourself and yourself only 3:helps build up speed of painting by focusing on one area for that day 4:gives you a subject to go paint if you have an artist block when it comes to finding ref and practice pieces.. 5: its good to look at how others interpreted the challenge and how they used their time to focus on the task. it also shows you how painters of different abilities are working and building a picture.. the aim isnt to finish the picture (although it is sometimes possible if the reference photo is something you are use to painting or you are a quick painter) its to use the time to focus on the task set and applying it to a piece of work.. its not about changing your unique style of painting you can paint in your usual style it just gives you an area of art to focus on. some of the tasks are really easy others are areas of work you might find more of a challenge. some of the reference photos will be stuff you really like painting and other days they will be something you might shy away from or not particularly have thought about painting before.. it makes things really varied and creative.. if any ones interested please let me know and i'll grab some ideas, find some reference photos for us to use. whilst i wait for members to see this post i will work out a format for what to paint over the next days/weeks ready to add the challenges daily ..