ArtStation Jam: Old Masters Redraw

Looking for an activity to get your creative juices flowing? #ArtStationJam is a community activity that’ll inspire you to create fresh artwork for your portfolio. Every few weeks, we release new prompts to challenge you and try exercises that can help you explore new themes.


The theme of the next ArtStation Jam is Old Masters Redraw.

For the purpose of this exercise, you can choose any notable European painter who created work between the 14th – 19th century and redraw a painting of your choice. You can use this as a study exercise to try to get as accurate as possible or recreate the scene with a fun twist.

For this Jam, all mediums are acceptable so feel free to get creative. Be sure to include the name of the artist and painting of the reference so we can compare the original.

How It Works

1) Choose any painting by an Old Master.
2) Recreate it any way you like.
3) Post your project on ArtStation and tag it with #OldMastersJam and #ArtStationJam so everyone can see your creations.

If you share on social media, mention or tag us on Instagram and Twitter (@artstationhq) so we can share your work too!


Since the goal is to create a portfolio piece and engage with the community, you are welcome to collaborate with other artists on your project as long as everyone who contributed is credited to the post.

Posting on the Marketplace or ArtStation Prints:

We encourage you to make your beautiful creations available as ArtStation Prints or the Marketplace where appropriate. However, artwork based on existing IPs are not eligible to be sold. These will be taken down for copyright infringement. Because of this, we encourage you to create original artwork as part of the challenge.


When is the deadline to complete the work?

ArtStation Jams are fun prompts to help you create work for your portfolio. There’s no deadline but we will be announcing a new ArtStation Jam every few weeks.

Can I just tag old work that fits the theme?

We discourage doing this so that it makes it easier for artists who are participating in the Jam to find and connect with other artists taking part.

Can I make a 3D model of another artist’s entry?

We recommend reaching out to the artist for permission directly. ArtStation cannot grant permission to other artists’ work.


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