Illustrator's Circle


The Illustrator's Circle is a membership program that provides exclusive access to illustration prompts, live-video drawing events, and concept-based creativity exercises.

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As a member, we prioritize the promotion of your illustrations in our publications, our Instagram feeds, and our Illustration of the Day features.

As a member, you have exclusive access to three special programs: PLAY ALONG, DRAW ALONG, and LEARN ALONG.


PLAY ALONG is an ongoing series of theme-based prompts created to get you started on your next great illustration. 

Current theme:

Scary Great
Spooky spots and frightening foods! 
    (Oct 1 to Oct 29)
*Read the Creative Brief

Future Themes:

 Feeling Festive
    (Nov 5 to Dec 22)

Past themes:

A to Z
Illustrate your alphabet—lovely letters, terrific text! 
    (Aug 20 - Sep 24, 2021)
See the Curated Gallery

Chill Out!
Create an illustration that helps you beat the heat and keep you cool. 
    (May 26 - Aug 13, 2021)
See the Curated Gallery

It's all Greek to me!
Create an illustration that celebrates Greece—its scenery and "cuisinery!" 
    (May 19 - Jun 30, 2021)
See the Curated Gallery

My Happy Meal
Illustrate a meal that makes you happy!
    (Mar 15 - May 15, 2021)
See the submissions

My Happy Place
Illustrate a place that makes you happy!
    (Mar 15 - May 15, 2021)
See the submissions


DRAW ALONG is an monthly series of Zoom events with Nate & Salli to add a creative spark to your illustration practice.

Next event:

Pure Abstraction
    (Oct 27, 11:30-12:30pm EST)
*Link emailed to members prior to event

Future events:

 Drawing Along with Dinara Mirtalipova!
    (Dec 1, 11:30-12:30pm EST)

Past events:

Scary Great Brainstorm!
Kicking off this illustration party

The Importance of Personal Projects
Adding a creative break to your daily regimen.

Special Guest!
Drawing along with Jennifer Orkin Lewis.

A to Z Kickoff!
Brainstorm sesssion.

Creating Playful Hand Lettering
Tips and tricks to tackle text treatments.

One Shape, Many Forms
A fast-paced brainstorm technique.

Drawing & Talking!
Drawing a still life, talking about drawing.

Ask Us Anything...about Greeting Cards!
An open forum about greeting cards.

Am I Dreaming?
Strengthening conceptual thinking skills.

Creating your Happy Illustration
Creating a narrative-based illustration.



LEARN ALONG is an bi-monthly email design exercise that flexes your illustration style and boosts your creative thinking skills.

Next topic:

Holiday Greeting Cards
    (Nov 2)

Future topics:

 Nestle In & Draw Close: Thankfulness
    (Nov 19)
Stack Up Your Favorite Things
    (Dec 14)

Past topics:

Doodle Theory
How to Draw Something You Can't Draw
Make Your Own Font
Scale Matters
Blind Color Palettes
Wake Up and Draw the Coffee
The Greeting Card Business
10 Ways to Draw Brocolli
Breaking Color Boundaries
Learning to Draw a Bicycle