Cool drawing ideas for August 2017
Artist block is inevitable at some point. That’s why I’m here to help give you some great drawing ideas! There is a ton of relevant content coming out this month that can inspire you to create some truly memorable fan art to help you grow your brand. No matter what you’re into, August is providing a ton of fun things to draw in a variety of different genres. It’s literally a treasure trove of movies, anime, tv series, and everything else you could possibly make fan art for. Of course, we all know that fan art is exactly what fans look for, so if you’re lost for ideas, take some inspiration for this month’s list of new releases!
For you Marvel fans, August offers ‘Marvel Generations.’ A series that sees a number of characters meeting with the previous incarnation of the person who donned their alter ego. For example, Amadeus Cho (Totally Awesome Hulk) will be joining forces with Bruce Banner (The Incredible Hulk), Laura Kinney (All New Wolverine) will be teaming with James Howlett AKA Logan (The Wolverine), etc. It’s a great chance for artists to draw different generations of a hero together with their predecessor and something that is sure to be a popular subject.
Dark Knights: Metal
Not a big Marvel fan? That’s ok because DC also kicks off a new series this month with ‘Dark Knights: Metal.’ The series should offer a lot of cool stuff to draw, as Batman will come face to face with alternate versions of himself that are paired with the abilities of other members of the Justice League. The bad news is that all of these alternate versions aren’t exactly good guys. This event gives you a chance not just to draw new versions of the Dark Knight but also come up with new, alternate evil versions. Pair him with the likes of Dr. Fate, The Atom, Hawk Man, or any other Justice Leaguer to put your spin on it.
The Dark Tower (August 4th, 2017)
For movie fans, ‘The Dark Tower’ offers some inspiration as Stephen King’s newest adaptation. Starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, the film features a mysterious gunslinger chasing down the evil man in black, a warlock bent on destroying the universe. Fan art for the series should be a popular search this month, even if the movie itself bombs. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that talk of a mini-series means the art could prove to be popular again in the future. The film itself offers some stunning visuals from the look of it and should give artists some drawing ideas for this month.
Voltron Season 3 (August 4th, 2017)
Netflix’s ‘Voltron’ series has proven to be a very popular adaptation of the cult anime. This month season 3 is being released, which will provide a renewed interest in the characters and any art featuring them. If you haven’t had a chance to watch it, the light hearted nature and fluid, action centric animation gives plenty for artists to work with. This is especially true given how well developed the characters have become. If you don’t know what to draw this month, then you really can’t go wrong with Voltron, especially if you’re planning to post it on Tumblr.
Agents of Mayhem (August 15th, 2017)
While ‘Overwatch’ is still an incredibly popular subject for artists, ‘Agents of Mayhem’ might be poised to take over a bit of that popularity. The series is a third person action game that allows players to choose 3 members from a roster of 12 unique characters to complete each mission. While it doesn’t have the sheer numbers that ‘Overwatch’ has, the characters are pretty diverse, and chances are high that it will prove to be popular given the studio behind it. If you’re trying to figure out something cool to draw, then you might want to check out this game for inspiration.
The Defenders (August 18th, 2017)
Netflix is bringing their version of ‘The Avengers’ to the small screen. Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist are back to take on their greatest challenge yet as they join forces. Of course, Comic Con also revealed that the Punisher and Elektra will be making an appearance as well. Give how popular most of their solo series were, this is a great opportunity to jump on a trending subject by featuring fan art in advance of the characters, and putting together the art of memorable scenes from what should be a very bangable show.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (August 22nd, 2017)
‘Uncharted’ has proven to be an incredibly popular game series, with star Nathan Drake becoming a video game icon. ‘The Lost Legacy’ though features characters Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross as the explorers this time around. Fans from the last entry into the series should recognize Chloe at least, and this would be an excellent time to capitalize on a character that isn’t quite mainstream. This action centric sequel is set to take place in India as the two search for the Tusk of Ganesha, so there will be a chance to do some Indian inspired art pieces.
The Tick (August 25th, 2017)
Spoooooooon! The Tick is getting a revival in the Amazon Prime version of the show. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the pilot, it’s still available to stream. While it’s uncertain how popular the series will be, nostalgia factor alone might make it worth a warm up sketch or two to toss on Instagram. There should even be some old episodes of the original cartoon available on youtube to offer artists inspiration. Those looking to do some fun, comic centric piece will find that the Tick gives you a lot to work with.
Death Note (August 25th, 2017)
Netflix strikes again this month with the hotly debated ‘Death Note.’ Anime fans will recognize the series as one of the more popular ones with a large mainstream audience. This version though brings the series to America, and while a lot of people were upset about the whitewashing it received, many are excited to see Keith Stanfield as L in it. The series focuses on a boy who discovers a notebook that belongs to a god of death. Any person whose name is written in it will die shortly thereafter. This sets up a can and mouse game between the “hero” and a detective named L trying to stop him.
Those are just a few cool ideas for artists to draw inspiration from this month. Remember to stick with what you love, but if you’re stuck trying to figure out what to draw, this list can help you find topics that may prove to be popular on social media. Let me know if the comments below if there is anything else that should be added to the list and if it does inspire you, be sure to share your art on our Facebook page!