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Draw an Alien Challenge

August 2022 Drawing Challenge - Draw an alien. When it comes to designing an extraterrestrial, the universe is the limit. Creature or humanoid, friendly or menacing, cute or creepy, draw an alien and examine its evolutionary story. Where did it originate, how does it live, and how does it interact with other life forms? Discover your ideas through drawing with Concepts and The Big Draw! Published August 1, 2022.


Concepts 2022.7 for Android

July 2022 Release - Add text labels, group selections and more in Concepts 2022.7 for Android. Find details here. Published July 27, 2022.


Concepts 2022.7 for Windows

July 2022 Release - Add text labels, group selections and more in Concepts 2022.7 for Windows. Read here for details. Published July 27, 2022.


Space & Emotion in Design with Maha Alamri

The Big Draw + Concepts App are pleased to chat with Maha Alamri. An illustrator and studying architect, Maha is passionate about exploring spaces and emotions in art and architecture. Join us for an hour of Instagram Live conversation on July 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm BST / 12:30 pm CST with The Big Draw's Drawn in Conversation Series. See details about the event here.


Draw a Boat Challenge

July 2022 Drawing Challenge - Row with creativity and draw a boat. Sketch an iconic ship or research a historical vessel. Sail with a science fiction themed craft or ink up a smaller canoe. Is your boat outfitted for relaxation, transportation or a more purposeful adventure? Discover your ideas through drawing with Concepts and The Big Draw! Published July 1, 2022.


Sketch a Superhero Challenge

June 2022 Drawing Challenge - Sketch a superhero. It can be a favorite hero or villain from a movie, comic or book series, or an original character with superheroic skills. What abilities do you admire most about your superhero? Discover your ideas through drawing with Concepts and The Big Draw! Published June 1, 2022.


Dream Summer Travel Challenge

May 2022 Drawing Challenge - Sketch your dream summer travel plans. As the season heats up, where do you dream of heading? Discover your ideas through drawing with Concepts and The Big Draw! Published May 1, 2022.


Tiling Patterns Brush Library by Jessika Wendel

Interior Architect Jessika Wendel has designed a new "Tiling Patterns" brush library for Concepts, featuring 25 floor and wall tiling patterns for your interior designs. Learn how to use them in your drawings here. Available on iOS, Windows and Android. Published April 29, 2022.


Concepts 2022.4 for Android

April 2022 Release - New Snap features, Stroke Auto-complete and Interior Design brushes in Concepts 2022.4 for Android. Learn more here. Published April 29, 2022.


Concepts 2022.4 for Windows

April 2022 Release - A new canvas UI, Snap features and Interior Design brushes in Concepts 2022.4 for Windows. Learn the details here. Published April 29, 2022.


The Concepts Roadmap

What we’re working on, and what we’ve accomplished recently in one tidy list. Find your iOS, Windows or Android version in the platform selector at the top of the page. Published April 26, 2022.


How We Develop Concepts

In this post, you can discover why we develop Concepts the way we do. Published April 26, 2022.


Draw a Landscape Challenge

April 2022 Drawing Challenge - Draw a landscape. Discover your ideas through drawing with Concepts and The Big Draw! Published April 1, 2022.


Concepts 2022.2 for Windows - Advanced Transforms

February 2022 Release - Adjust your drawings with Advanced Transforms in Concepts 2022.2 for Windows. Published March 10, 2022.


Concepts 2022.2 for Android - Advanced Transforms

February 2022 Release - Adjust your drawings with Advanced Transforms in Concepts 2022.2 for Android. Published March 10, 2022.


Color Patterns Challenge

March 2022 Drawing Challenge - Create a colorful pattern. Discover your ideas through drawing! Hosted by Concepts App + The Big Draw. Published March 8, 2022.


Learn to Sketchnote Zoom Workshop with Mike Rohde

Tired of taking notes the difficult way? Come learn about Sketchnotes, ideas drawn as simple sketches, with Author and Sketchnoter Mike Rohde in our free Zoom workshop with The Big Draw and Concepts! Learn how to simplify your note taking and remember more with visual note taking techniques. The workshop will be March 2nd at 6:30 pm GMT | 12:30 pm CST. Find out how to join the conference here.

 


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New to Concepts? Start your infinite sketching journey with these videos.

Concepts for iOS Quick Start - Start sketching in 5 minutes on your iPad with Concepts.
Concepts for iOS Deep Dive - Learn how to navigate Concepts' infinite canvas and tools in this 15 minute tutorial.
Concepts for Windows Walkthrough - Start sketching with Concepts on Windows 10. 
Concepts for Android Walkthrough - Learn to sketch with Concepts on Android and Chrome OS.
 

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