PLAY ALONG

WELCOME TO OUR ILLUSTRATION PARTY!

Anyone can submit an illustration to THEY DRAW!

Currently, we are accepting illustrations that are either food-focused or travel-themed. All the illustrations on THEY DRAW are the same size.

Working on paper?
 Create a 16.66 x 6.25 inch canvas
Print this template as a guide (download)
 Scan your illustration as a 300 dpi RGB JPG
Most copy shops will scan for you

Working digitally?
Create a 5000 x 1875 artboard at 72 dpi
Use this AI template (download)
Use this Procreate template (download)
Export your illustration as an RGB JPG

Things We Love to See in an Illustration
 Hand-drawn typography
 Original layouts
 Fun iconography
 Unique themes and clever ideas

PLAY ALONG

PLAY ALONG is an ongoing series of theme-based prompts created to get you started on your next great illustration. And YES, you may submit multiple illustrations!

Aug 20 - Sep 24, 2021

A to Z

 
Illustrate your alphabet—lovely letters, terrific text!

To get you started, here are some things to think about?
 will your alphabet be food-focused or travel-themed?
 maybe a bit of both?!
 maybe all your letters are shaped like...?
 maybe you create an illustration for each letter?
 you don't have to use the entire alphabet!
 what if your title is "The A to Z of _____"?
 the possibilities are endless!!!

Check out these fun examples

Format: see file requirements at the top of this page

★ A Curated Gallery: Nate & Salli's 24 Faves will be permantently installed in a Curated Gallery exhibition and shared in a newsletter announcement to over 15,000 subscribers and a series of Instagram posts to over 150K followers.

✔ Eligibility: Anyone can play along! Illustrations created by members of our Illustrator's Circle (learn more) are considered first for sharing in Featured Collections, Instagram posts, and publications.

When you're ready, submit your illustration!

Ongoing, Any Time!

Food or Travel

 
Create any food-themed or travel-related illustration!

Browse our archive for inspiration.

Do you love to draw? And cook? And travel?!
Anyone can play along on THEY DRAW by creating and submitting an illustrated recipe, illustrated map, or any food-themed or travel-inspired illustrations!

Format: see file requirements at the top of this page

✔ Eligibility: Anyone can play along! Illustrations created by members of our Illustrator's Circle (learn more) are considered first for sharing in Featured Collections, Instagram posts, and publications.

When you're ready, submit your illustration!

PREVIOUS PLAY ALONG THEMES

Jul 9 - Aug 13, 2021

Chill Out!

 
Create an illustration that helps you beat the heat and keep you cool.

See the submissions.

★ Curated Gallery: See Nate & Salli's 24 Faves in a permanently installed Curated Gallery.

May 19 - Jun 30, 2021

It's All Greek to Me!

 
Create an illustration that celebrates Greece—its scenery and
cuisinery! 

See the travel-themed submissions.

See the food-themed submissions.

★ Curated Gallery: See Nate & Salli's 24 Faves in a permanently installed Curated Gallery.

★ 100 Picked for Publication: Nate & Salli's top 100 Faves were published in compendium of awesome illustration. Buy a copy.

 

Mar 15 - May 15, 2021

Your Happy Meal!

 
Illustrate a meal that makes you happy!

See the submissions.

 

Mar 15 - May 15, 2021

Your Happy Place!

 
Illustrate a place that makes you happy!

See the submissions.