August 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘Untraditional Art’


August 19th 2017


Draw/Paint/create an artwork in a traditional method (NO digital artworks) using one or more unconventional art materials. The subject of the piece is up to you, but your entry will be judged on the following parameters:

1 – Quality of art

2 – Ambition of the concept

3 – Creativity and Ingenuity of your chosen unconventional art material(s)



Upload your finished artwork to the Art Portal

TAG your artwork with the word UNTRADITIONAL’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-UNTRADITIONAL’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #UNTRADITIONAL

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!


– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation, but DO NOT tag more than one piece of art on newgrounds (only tag your final entry, not any work in progress entry) or you WILL be disqualified
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery


Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Shop
– A front page feature on
– 1 Year Supporter Status on

Open Category Runner-Up:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Jazza’s Faces Bundle from the Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A Small Intuos Draw Tablet
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.


Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

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