20 Art Journal Prompts for April

20 Art Journal Prompts for April

Writer's block for artist solved!


Artist's block isn't as commonly used as writer's block, but it happens all the same. When that happens, artists turn to journal prompts to get their inspiration flowing and put something down on the paper. Sometimes, this means challenging themselves to draw something every day in a month, like during Inktober. Other times, it means drawing something specific during a set time, like making mermaids in Mermay. When all else fails, artists turn to art journal prompts to get them out of their comfort zone.

Here are my favorite art journal prompts I have found over the years.

1. Inspirational Quotes


Write down a favorite quote in a fun font and decorate around it.

2. Illustrate a favorite poem


Copy down your favorite poem and add doodles on the edges.

3. Typography practice


Practice your fonts for titles and text.

4. A heart full of loves


Draw a large heart and fill it full with things you love!

5. Magazine collage


Cut up pictures and quotes you like and glue them in.

6. Your map

Paper World Geography Notebook Brochure Pen Map


Create your own map, real or imaginary, that represents something about you.

7. Mood ring colors


Make a piece using only colors to show your mood.

8. Literal pie chart


Make a pie chart and fill it with doodles of all your favorite foods.

9. Doodle dump


Fill a page with as many little doodles as possible.

10. Paint with tea


Drink some tea, and when you're done, paint the page with a pretty picture made from the stain.

11. Pressed flower pages


Pick up flowers and leaves and press them into the pages.

12. Paint swatches


Go to a hardware store and grab your favorite color palettes.

13. Create contrast

Nature Black White Art Man Silhouette Silhouettes


Fill the page with patterns using only black and white.

14. Draw a dream


Just like a dream journal, sketch down what you dreamt the night before.

15. Illustrate the elements


Represent each of the elements with a detailed drawing.

16. Fortune cookie future


Paste in fortune cookie fortunes that impact you, or write some of your own!

17. Illustrate song lyrics

Pianist Music Note Lyrics Instrument Sheet Music


Turn your favorite tunes into a work of art in your journal.

18. Inner goddess



Pretend you're a goddess — draw her.

19. Tape in tea tags


Collect trinkets from places you like, or tags from treats you enjoy.

20. Kiss collage


Make a collage of kisses of all your lipsticks.

Time to crack open a new sketchbook and get to work breaking it in with these brilliant ideas!

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2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

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4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


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10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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