The “100 Day Project” has launched into it’s second year. It began in April so I’m a little late in starting but I’m going to need some help.
This summer, I’m challenging myself to work on drawing 100 days of people in a consistent, kid-friendly manner beginning in June. That’s where you come in. I could use some subjects! Of course I could search for interesting photos on the internet (and I might), but it would be more fun to draw people who want to be drawn.
So if you’d like to offer a potential subject (for example yourself, s/o, or child):
2: Post a photo of yourself or your subject. I won’t use children’s names on social media. If you would rather PM or email me a photo, that is fine too. My project is kidlit-oriented so any photo that doesn’t pass my G rating will not be used.
3: Tag me, and use the hash-tag #100DaysOfPeopleIllos so I will be sure to see your submission.
4: Tell me something interesting about you or your subject; an activity you enjoy, your profession, your favorite food, season, yoga pose, etc. If you’re a performer or reenactor, definitely send photos of yourself in costume!
Disclaimers: I can’t guarantee I’ll use your photo. And I won’t post every day because I find the most time-consuming part of challenges like these are the social media prep. I retain the copyright and all the rights to my illustrations but I will email you a high-resolution .jpg if you request one. You may not sell the images or any products using the images but you may use them for promotion and sharing on social media provided you credit/tag me. If you’d like to buy the rights to an image or a licence for professional use, please email me. By sending me a photo for use in this project you agree to these terms. Hopefully nothing weird will happen forcing me to close submissions. I want this to be fun!
And of course, I have NO idea how this is going to go. As on Project Runway, when you volunteer, you take a risk that you won’t like the results but if you’re willing to be a good sport, you’ll be rewarded with a kid-lit-friendly portrait of yourself.
About the 100-Day Project
“What Is the 100-Day Project? It’s a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it’s not about fetishizing finished products—it’s about the process.”
Better to join late than never
“Note: If you’re just now finding us, you can still participate. You can choose to join in and catch up if possible or start at Day 1 and finish at your own pace.”
It’s totally an honor system challenge.