Lifeology Daily Draw – Illustrations We Love!
This October, we challenged you to draw every day, using words from our Lifeology Courses, we even snuck in the Five Pillars of Health from LIFE Apps ! Some managed to draw every day, others were able to sketch most days, and some a few times. It did not matter how often we posted. The rules were flexible – Draw when you can in any format. We are incredibly happy to share this blog highlighting some of our favorites!
Pixelcrat was one artist who joined us every day, we know him better as our co-founder. We would also like to give a very special shout out to Esraalmaeeni, Zapandilla, and Raymond’s Brain as top contributing artists!
Pixelcrat’s Daily Drawing Challenge Submissions
“The daily challenge was really fun. It forced me to commit to drawing every day, meet deadlines and publish my work. The prompts were great, as an artist the hardest thing to do is figure out what you could be drawing so that pressure was taken away. I was able to focus on the word, think about the idea, it made me a better artist and I felt that my style evolved.”
– Pixelcrat (Doryan, Lifeology co-founder)
Featured Daily Submissions
“I am an artist (painter and graphic designer). I study computer science and programming. I love simplifying science in funny and cute ways and do some crafts, animation and writing manga from time to time. Lifeology October challenge was very interesting, especially as it related to science, and that’s the best thing about it, I have gained many things, besides the development of my style in drawing. I have learned many scientific things that I did not know about, sometimes I had to research about the topic before drawing, which increased a lot of my knowledge. I am so happy I took part in it.”
– Esra Almaeeni @esraalmaeeni
“My name is Camila Mosso, I have a background in Industrial Design and Cultural Education. I recently decided to expand my portfolio towards information visualization and that’s when I stumbled upon Lifeology’s October challenge and community…As an artist, I enjoy working with my hands and therefore prefer traditional art media so I decided to do most entries using watercolor, oil pastels and paper, with the occasional digital illustration. I had a lot of fun playing around by mixing materials and finding ways to give the prompts a twist and give my inner child space to express herself…I’m looking forward to participating in more challenges and keep growing as an artist and communicator.”
-Camila Mosso @zapandilla.art
“I have been drawing a daily 4-panel diary comic for a while just for fun and was able to use some for the Lifeology prompt challenges. I am interested in science communication. I have a Ph.D in marine biology but have been working with informal learning organizations for the last 25 years or so.”
The Anosmic Iris talks us through two of their pieces:
“For the Complex prompt, I wanted to illustrate a labyrinth looking enviornment with heavy blocs to give the space an overwhelming feel. the worried ‘egg’ also accentuates the distressing feel that this ‘complexity’ could have. For the Antibodies prompt, I chose a more action-oriented illustration :) It was a better choice to show what antibodies actually do, and the importance of their ‘action’ for our protection.”
“I enjoyed running this challenge and logging into the @LifeologyApp Instagram account each day to read the tags and view the submissions. There was some fantastic creative thinking going on, some of the prompts were easier than others, but I hope you all found something you enjoyed drawing. I particularly enjoyed creating the “Survival” Image. I am new to digital illustration as an artist and had a big learning curve familiarizing myself with the interface and tools, so this piece was more challenging for me, but I gained a lot out of the process.”
– Elaine, Lifeology Comms Manager
Read about the November SciComm Challenge – click here. Take part and you could win a 1:1 design consult with LifeOmic’s VP of Design and Lifeology co-founder, Doryan Algarra.