The 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge 2022

The 5th Annual Sketchbook Challenge Starts 01 Jan 2022!

The 5th annual sketchbook challenge begins on 01 January 2022 – New Year’s Day.

Yes that’s right, the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge is back in 2022 for the 5th year in a row. It’s time to get your sketchbooks ready, dig out those art materials and get sketching as a super-creative boost to your year. Each day for 30 days in a row I will send you a new sketching prompt. Take the prompt, be inspired and draw something. Take just a few minutes or a little longer if you want. The challenge is suitable for everyone whether you have never picked up a pencil before or whether you are a seasoned pro.

Join thousands of people from across the globe as we all fill our sketchbooks in January!

What is the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge?

The 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge is a commitment to draw in your sketchbook for 30 days in a row at the start of the year.

This course is the FULL PAID VERSION of the 5th annual sketchbook challenge that runs from 01-30 Jan 2022. It includes all 30 prompts (released at a pace of one per day in the course portal), video explanations and all the introductory videos and tips with Susan! There is also a special section of sketchbook warm-up exercises to get you ready for your month of sketching.

Join the 30-Day sketchbook today for a creative boost at the start of 2022.

The aim is just to make drawing become a habit and part of your daily routine. I want to help you to fill your sketchbooks & boost your creativity.

Sign up now to have full access to the 2022 challenge, including the private Facebook Support Group (only available to those on this full paid challenge).

Join the 5th annual
30 Day Sketchbook Challenge (2022) 

If you want to sign up for the FREE version of the challenge instead you can do so here:

Video Introduction

In the video below I introduce the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge 2022 and explain what is NEW for this year and what you can expect when you join a global creative challenge like this (as well as a lot of fun and some full sketchbook pages of course….) 

Why Join the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge?

Thousands of people from across the world have taken part in the challenge over the past four years and are some of their reasons for joining in:

- I just love art and being creative
- I have wanted to start sketching more regularly and I hope this will help!
- To make and commit more time to do art and to improve
- To remind me to draw more
- To help me start sketching again
- I love to sketch and find it very therapeutic but life can be so hectic I forget to spend time on the things I love to do
- Because I’m a full time painter but want to get back into the very good habit of using a sketchbook daily
- To encourage myself to try drawing
- Love an arty challenge…

So join me and thousands of others in the 5th annual 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge…

Don't miss out
Join the challenge today! 

Video: Free vs Paid Challenge

Watch the video bellow for an explanation of the difference between the free and the paid version of the challenge. 

Plant A Tree With Me!

In 2022, one tree is planted for every person that joins the FULL (paid) version of the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge. 

I am donating to the climate change charity Ecologi to plant trees in a responsible way. Hopefully together as part of the challenge we can made a difference to our planet.

Note: The donation / tree planting happens automatically on sign up.

You can find out more about this project here:

Table of Contents

Introduction & Welcome
How the Sketchbook Challenge Works
About Your Host
Join the Private Facebook Group
Top Tips for Completing the Challenge
How to Approach a Sketching Prompt
We’ve just Planted a Tree Together!
Sketchbook Warm Ups
Introduction to the Warm-Ups
Fine Liner Pen Marks
Exploring Pencil
Colour Swatches
Other Stuff...
The Sketchbook Challenge Pocket Journal 2022
Curious About Exploring Colour?
Behind the Scenes
Bonus Exercise
  • Finished! In just a few more days than 30. This has been a very enjoyable experience and a rewarding and reinvigorating one too. We are going to move on to the ebooks for the challenge from previous years now. Thank you Susan.

    — Euán Greig, Sept 2021

Join me now for the 
5th Annual 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge 

Video: Why I Started the Sketchbook Challenge...

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the challenge?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the challenge videos, prompts and materials for as long as you need.

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the challenge, just email me within 14 days to get a full refund. Please note that due to the large number of emails in Jan 2022 this may take a few days to respond and process. Please do bear with me.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

Is there a Facebook Support Group with this course / challenge?

YES! With this full version of the sketchbook challenge there is a Facebook Support Group. This group is ONLY for people on the full challenge, unlike previous years. This will help to keep the group focussed, smaller and dedicated to those truly wanting to connect with others and wanting accountability. The large free Facebook Support group from the 2021 challenge and previous years is now closed and archived.

Will the 30 prompts get emailed to me?

The prompts are released into this course portal each day. Therefore once you sign up you will have access to the introductory videos / sections. Depending on what day you join, the challenge prompts and explanatory videos will be dropped in e.g. on the 3rd Jan you would have access to days 1-3. If you join at day 30 you would have access to all 30 days!

Is the challenge FREE?

When I started the very first sketchbook challenge I did so with the intention of always making it free as I am passionate about getting everyone sketching. I therefore always intend to offer a free version available for those who cannot afford to pay or do not want to pay. In 2021 I offered a ‘donation / pay-what-you-want’ system, which worked fairly well but things are once again having an upgrade for 2022! Over the past four years I have ‘levelled-up’ the challenge by offering a number of new features such as explanation videos. In 2022 I intend to level-up again and offer a paid option as well as the free option. This will enable me to provide additional videos, invite in guest tutors in for special tutorials and so that I give my full attention to those people in the private community (including a team of helpful moderators). It will also allow those that want to take part for free to carry on enjoying the challenge as normal. Hopefully everyone will be happy and enjoy the sketching fun.

Don't miss out
Access the 2022 challenge here