(shannon.stoney) Welcome a sweet selection of creations from our January 30SAL Creative Challenge. There have been over 1,000 posts on Instagram this January already! Pics in this post are selected from the following challenges: Day 2: Walk the Line Day 3: Daringly Diagonal Day 4: A day in the life of a ___. Day 2: Walk the Line This challenge tripped a lot of people up. The instructions were to tone your paper dark, then erase “to leave dark lines.” What I was looking for was interesting dark lines, with erased space surrounding them. Only a few artists met the challenge as written. Well done, teacher’s pets! maggie.sharkeygil_mendez_sfNina Katz The rest of you used a slightly different drawing style, but you made great work. Here is a small selection of beautiful chiaroscuro artworks, using the “lift up” technique with charcoal and eraser or similar materials. karldyerartteepee_artb.olga.artrozaventartistrufus_the_cocker_spaniel_puppyannrodakChristine ClarkStephen Enriquez Jessica Conaway Day 3: Daringly Diagonal Diagonals comes up a lot when I teach figure drawing, portraits, and general composition for anything at all. I believe we have a safety part in our brain that feels better when lines are level (vertical or horizontal, not diagonal). The destabilizing tilts and angles take a lot more effort for us to draw, so it’s no big surprise that the most daringly diagonal drawings involved some drama! wobblefinchartsmefree753lexialoochristianpincockmille.ireland These weren’t exactly daring diagonals, but I thought they were very nicely drawn diagonals. emma.nadolnytegan.whyannrodakwendy_lumsdaine Day 4: A day in the life of a ____. Sometimes I think you guys are just looking for any excuse to draw your pets. elzmtchCarla Dimitriouantonionia_beecass.v2the_nomadic_artgirlhollyglaserbreannah_ccmmimitbjenniferbarnett222rufus_the_cocker_spaniel_puppym.okumajohnston Sometimes I think you guys are just looking for any excuse to get weird. teepee_art karenabell78emma.nadolnywobblefinchartstegan.whyCaramel mocha and cigarettes. The breakfast of Champions!sf.pinupsS. Enriquez How very clever of you…. l_i_z_k_e_n_n_e_d_y mille.ireland There are over 1,000 responses to #30SAL 2022 on Instagram. My apologies if I missed yours. Please keep posting! This is fabulous!