As many of you know, I run the Prompt Party account over on instagram. It’s a year old as of last month! It started out as weekly prompts, but a week isn’t always enough time to do portfolio-ready work, especially if you’re busy. It was always my intention to create something that you can jump in and out of from week to week, but after running a poll in my instagram stories, it seems that what’s best for people is fewer, more thoughtful assignments. I will certainly experiment a bit with what that looks like, but right now, I really like the idea of allowing different artists to co-host from month to month, so that professionals have a platform to promote their work and share market-specific advice. These co-host opportunities will be invite-only, but if you are a working artist with a few clients under you belt, and you’d like to be considered, please let me know!
Without further ado, here’s the December assignment:
Illustrate a Holiday Card
It’s a great time to design holiday cards. Not only is it the season for it, but art buyers are always looking for holiday art, and they’re already keeping an eye out for the holiday 2019 season.
You don’t need to create an actual card, but your artwork should be designed with a 5” x 7” or A6 card in mind. Landscape orientation is fine, but keep in mind that there’s a bigger market for portrait artwork. You can go with wordless art, but consider including a greeting. You can’t go wrong with Seasons Greetings or Happy Holidays, but it’s a great opportunity to do something unique or clever.
Choose any of the trend boards below or work from your own inspiration. If you use one of these boards, consider sharing the image along with your art so that people can see how you interpreted it. As always, tag #promptparty for a chance to be featured.
Your assignment is due at the end of the month. If you have time, consider designing more than one card, but opt for quality over quantity. I’ll be sharing holiday themed art all month, so feel free to tag #promptparty if you’re doing other holiday art as well.