October has become the month of daily art prompts and they’re a great way to kickstart your creativity, experiment with different styles and mediums, or just find new artists to follow. Gabriel and I have picked out 4 of our favourites for you to join in or follow throughout the month.
Spoopy Fauna from taraminart is all about cryptids, which is very exciting to me. There’s four prompts each week, which means less stress about completing something every day. The first prompt was Mothman, who is my favourite cryptid, so I reckon it’s off to a great start! Browse all the art at #spoopyfauna
Doodletober from themoonborn has three different variants – the original with Autumnal prompts, plus Spoopy (movies) and Spooky (scary movies). Each list has ten prompts spread over the month, and there are sticker incentives for people who complete it! Browse all the art at #doodletober2022
tomboitober from tomboiclub has just seven prompts, so you might find it more achievable. I really like the prompts, especially cute vampire boi for 10/10! I think this list especially would work for different art mediums, maybe I’ll do some crochet for it. Browse all the art at #tomboitober2022
peachtober from furrylittlepeach features a prompt for every day of October. I think my favourite is cowboy for 03/10. I’ve seen a few witch/cowboy crossovers recently, so I’m very excited to see what people create for this! Browse all the art at #peachtober22
emandsprout and oddlikeus have teamed up for the Super Rad Halloween Challenge. They’re both well known for celebrating Halloween all year round in their shops and have come up with daily prompts for all things spooky and scary. Browse all the art at #superradhalloweenchallenge
If you’re not so spooky, cocotober is a lovely set of prompts by coco__glez that is more fantasy and storybook themed. She’s doing watercolour paintings with videos that I really enjoy watching. Browse all the art at #cocotober2022
Bodies Are Cool picture book author tylerfeder has created a set of Bodtober prompts with different physical features. If you like to include people in your art, this can help you practice adding more diversity. It’s also an alphabet challenge so you get a few days off. Browse all the art at #bodtober
We hope you find some inspiration and new artists to love!
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a house full of kawaii and especially loves bunnies, space and food with faces.