New BringSpring Challenge on Instagram


Last year’s BringSpring Challenge became very appreciated and we, the organizers felt very humbled and honered to have so many amazing participants join in and get the creative juices flowing. And hey, did we manage to Bring Spring or what!?

So, there have been many requests to do another Challenge and here it is:


The BringSpring Challenge of 2019!

This time I’ve teamed up with fantastic Top Teachers Anna Sokolova @plushbrush, Ohn Mar Win @ohn_mar_win, Gabrielle Brickey @artworkbygabrielle and Irina Trzaskos @irinatrzaskos.

Each of us have experience with different niches and industries and that - combined with our personal styles and techniques - made us come up with this year’s theme for the challenge - Growth.

Join us on Instagram

Spring is about Inspiration and New Beginnings. Regardless of your level, feel free to jump in!

We want you to be brave, to dare and try new techniques, tools & new types of motifs! Use this BringSpring Challenge to grow as an artist.

Let’s experiment together, plant new ideas which can grow into something completely unexpected and unique!
Come along, show us YOUR vision of Spring, we’d love to have you join US.

The BringSpring Challenge takes place on Instagram and here is how you participate:

The rules are very simple:

1.      Follow all organizers on Instagram @plushbrush @ohn_mar_win @artworkbygabrielle @bearbellproductions @irinatrzaskos

2.      Repost this image on your Instagram feed

3.      Post your works using #BringSpring_challenge and #BringSpring2019

And the most important rule ENJOY the process!

The Challenge Prompts!

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Get inspired, brainstorm ideas, create and show us your interpretation of each prompt before May 25th to enter the challenge!


From all participants who has used all prompts and posted their artwork according to the rules we will choose FIVE(!!) winners that will get:

One year of Skillshare Premium Membership!

- You can do the different prompts whenever you want during the challenge, but in order to be eligible to the challenge prizes you have to do all 10 prompts and post before May 25th.

- You can join anytime and use any materials. By the end of the challenge, you’ll have a set of beautiful artworks and not to forget, in great company :).

Are you in?

Get inspired by the challenge organizers

All organizers of the BringSpring Challenge are Top Teachers on Skillshare, and if you want to discover new courses, get inspiration for your challenge prompts, learn new techniques and skills you can check out the classes we teach. Below is a short intro to each teacher.

If you’re not a member at Skillshare here is a link that will give you 2 free months so you can try it out, no strings attached.

Tip: use the 2 month free trial during the challenge, participate and do all prompts and post before end of May 25th. Then you have a chance to be one of FIVE winners to win a whole year of Skillshare membership!

The BringSpring Top Teachers are:

Bärbel Dressler: I have 7 courses on Skillshare at the moment, where I teach how to create Classic Pattern Designs like Toile de Jouy, Indian Florals and Paisley. I also teach Illustration - how to draw from objects and images using techniques like hatching and stippling and then I also have a series of courses on how to use professional Markers. Check out my Skillshare profile and view my courses here >>

Anna Sokolova: Anna currently teachers 9 courses on Skillshare on many topics, illustration, all kinds of medias and techniques like watercolor, ink, guache & marbling. She also shares her skills on how to create specific styles and themes - from folk art to Wiliam Morris. I’ve been taking some of her classes already and will take some more for this challenge! Check out Annas Skillshare profile and courses here >>

Ohn Mar Win: Ohn Mar is the superwoman of watercolor and food illustrations. But she teaches so much more than that in her Skillshare classes: Sketchbook practice, Instagram and Pinterest strategies for creatives, Setting goals, Pattern Design and other amazing creative business resources. Check out Ohn Mar’s Skillshare profile and her courses here >>

Irina Trzaskos: Irina is the Queen of watercolor and has over 40 classes about this media on Skillshare. And she always comes up with inspiring and creative projects for her classes. In a sweet and sophisticated style she guides you through techniques for creating different types of watercolor illustrations. Check out her profile on Skillshare and learn more about her classes here >>

Gabrielle Brickey: Portraits, characters, faces, iPad Pro, Photoshop, Color, Light & Shadow - these are just some examples of Gabrielles courses, which will give you tons of inspiration, new ideas and opportunity to learn new techniques - and how to draw people! I’ll be taking many of her courses. Check out her profile and course line-up here >>

** This challenge isn’t sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.