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Hi I'm Nikki :) this is my blog where I write about my illustration work and creative life. Read more about me

Halloween illustration challenge

I’ve started setting myself little illustration challenges recently to produce new work for my portfolio. In between client work, I like to produce personal projects regularly to push myself creatively and to keep my portfolio looking fresh. Sometimes I feel unmotivated or I don’t know what direction to go in with my illustrations so I find giving myself a challenge really helps. So because it’s spooky season and I love Halloween, I decided to work on a set of illustrations for a #halloweencountdown to share daily on my Instagram account. I am more focused on sticking to a challenge when I announce it on social media because I don’t like to disappoint people by giving up! I prefer to give myself a short project that I can complete in a week, rather than a month or yearly challenge. I just find the longer challenges such as #100dayproject too overwhelming and in the past I have given up. But maybe I can build up to it and commit to a longer project one day.

These are the spooky illustrations I came up with over October and for my #halloweencountdown. I know I have drawn way too many pumpkins this season and should challenge myself to draw something else out of my comfort zone!


Nikki Miles