Draw Your Dream Class
Close your eyes, hop on our big, yellow imaginary bus, and let’s doodle our way back to high school. For showcase challenge #20, we invite you to draw the book cover from a class you wish you could have taken in high school. But we’re not looking for ordinary classes—make one up! Have fun with it, and show us why your creativity and drawing skills deserve an A. We’re excited to see what you come up with!
- As always, we encourage the hand-made. Use pen, marker, sharpie, paint, whatever, but no computer help.
- Feel free to use color.
- To be accepted, all submissions MUST be mocked up on the book cover template provided and uploaded as a JPG image (no larger than 2mb) for voting.
- Upload your best, because you only get one submission.
- Photograph or scan it.
- One winner will be chosen from the top 10 voted submissions.
- During the voting period, any fake votes that we discover will be deemed invalid.
DEADLINE: September 18th @ 4pm EST
The editors of Doodlers Anonymous will select one winner from the top 10 voted submissions. The winner will receive a $250 gift card to use at any Michaels
retail locations in the U.S. and Canada.
*We encourage all of the DA community to participate and play along for the love of drawing, but we have to mention the top prize is only valid in the U.S. and Canada. Good luck!
And the winner is...
Voting is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated.
"Loved medieval stuff as a kid. Thought it'd be funny to see one tailored to girls. (Note the huge pink cute-sticker-coated mace on the spine. Because that's what a woman with battle gear needs...right?)"
"I taught myself how to bind books and I love old medieval manuscripts and such so drawing a book about how to make books seemed like the best thing to do! I just love books!!"
"in high school i always wanted a magic class i was a huge fan of harry potter and lord of the rings. so when i saw this contest i was like perfect i always wanted a dark magic class in high school. i always thought it would be the best class.
in this piece i used water color,markers,and pencil"
"it's a Mathematic plus Magic! it is so fun! can't wait for the class!!yippeee"
"As a current junior in high school, I wish had this class. Teaching you all there is to know about fictional characters, whether it be in film, t.v., or books, what could be better? Not only would you get to show off some serious trivia skills, but you would get to discover interesting characters you have never heard of. This class would be great for readers, film enthusiasts, and slackers a like. Maybe you would even get to discover what kind of character you are."
"My favorite subject has been history throughout schooling, even ancient history...really really ancient history."
"When Doodlers Anonymous asked for "Dream Class textbook" submissions, I said, "I will rise to this challenge with the full gravitas that such an endeavor requires."
I'm not one of those people that likes My Little Ponies; I just wanted a class that some poor Hufflepuff could finally ace.
(Boom! Harry Potter zing!)
The correct answer is A: the magenta one. It's on the cover.
Get back to fighting the Dark Lord."
"Rock and Roll History baby!"
"This is ONE class I totally would have stayed awake for!!!"
"Everybody love creepy, freaky, bizzare, crazy, and odd costume to play with!"
"a class about how to drive a UFO!"
"This was made with ballpoint pen. I would love to go to that kind of school :)"
"The name of my dream class: HOW TO RELAX.
Statistics show that 90% of visits to medical doctors are directly or indirectly related to stress. 90%!
It's a fact that might be a bit hard to believe, but not all that difficult to imagine. Stress is a killer. And with all the stuff that's constantly going on around us, it's hard not to get stressed out...
We need to play Angry Pigs, go skydiving with our umbrellas, ride up a whale's waterspout to meet our friends, drive a helicopter to deliver that message to our lover, and so much more on a daily basis.
When was the last time you took time off to just relax, and sit in a corner doing nothing?
It may be hard to believe, but most people don't even know HOW to relax. And it's definitely something I wish they taught us in school...
My doodle entry for my dream class reflects this concept. While everyone, everywhere is constantly busy all around them, sometimes it's good just to take a break and relax in an empty corner, and renew and recover ourselves.
This is reflected in the doodle by the person relaxing peacefully under a tree. Simply, quietly, in one small secluded corner, while the small and gentle words mention, "How To Relax". This peacefulness forms the cover of the book.
You know how to relax don't you?
That's right... just take out your pencil and doodle..."
"You're go-to guide on "How to Make the World", starting from your own worlds seed and out to how to tailor it to your needs."
"My dream class? Definitely need to know how to build a TIME MACHINE.
To talk to some wise old men in the history, to change the past, to explore the old world.
To see what will happen in the future..."
""Into the Flames". A lesson in ultimate lion-taming.
Pen, coloured pencil and card."
"This is a book of Intensive Series of dream classes. One of them being learning to camouflage in society, trends, animals and social events with animals or otherwise. First submission btw! Here we go!"
"How DO you succeed as an artist? By being confident and happy with your results! THAT would have been a good class in high school. www.studio9201.com"
"I have chosen to submit a fox obedience class as my dream class.... because I love foxes."
"I think i'm not the only one hahaha (._.)v"
"KITES 101: design, construction and flying"
"Darts and balloons full of paint, a fun way to mix colours!"
"I've gone from childhood home to strange new house to college dorm room to off-campus apartment. I've traveled and lived abroad in multiple countries. I've moved from one coast to the other. I really wish someone had taught me how to keep it simple and carry less."
"Hand-drawn with a sharpie and hand-colored with watercolors."
"This is a prerequisite class for all basketball aficionados. Learn how to motivate your team, give in-game interviews, rest star players and more. Wine list included."
"Biology class in my dreams"
"I have always wanted to have a dragon eating our of my hand! Why don't they teach useful skills in High School?"
"What can I say, I'm a dude, and this got me thinking like a high school dude. Tastefully censored for all audiences. (Please don't suspend me.)"
"I am kinda afraid of drawing into templates - I would surely mess up. So I cut out a hole in the template and made a bit of a collage. Hope it's ok :D
"Join us as we discover the amazing world of Magic Carpets! From the historical origins of this ancient craft, to the science behind the magic, we will lead you step by step to mastering the art of weaving. Why weave through traffic when you can weave your own carpet?"
"If I could turned back time, I would like to took music class,especially for classical guitar. I think music, doodling, and drawing are good for my soul :D"
"Darwin would be so proud!"
"Entry for DA Challenge #20.
The class I wish was available is Oneirology. This is dream study, and since I have such weird dreams almost nightly, I would love to know what they mean! (And no, I would not like to sleep in class...I loved school!)"