Lister Art Challenge
October means new art coming to light as people all over the world work their way through Inktober. Last year, many used Gentleman Jack as inspiration. This time, take on this very Lister-esque challenge and join us sketching, drawing, doodling, or create stickman art inspired by the adventures of our favorite Lister and our dear Miss Walker! We'll make an exception for #NoGoats. 😉
Make Anne and Ann proud!
We all know Anne Lister could be a fierce critic, but we trust that the community will embrace every new piece inspired by both Anne and Ann's shenanigans. This is your chance to make them both proud.
Post a new sketch inspired by the entries of these two trackers every day during October.
Share them with the community using #ListerArtChallenge
Most important: have lots of fun!
We'll collate publicly available works on this page as they are posted.
For your daily sketching, you can pick any item in Ann Walker Sketchbook and Anne Lister’s Doodles, but if you want more constraints, you can follow the daily prompts below. It's really fun to get lost researching what these things are, so we also welcome you sharing back anything you learn or references you find!
Day 1: a Calmuck tent
Day 3: "a sort of zigzag"
Day 4: "Ann sketched one of the chairs – curule – such as we saw at Avignon, common in Sweden" A curule chair in Brunnsparken, Gothenburg, Sweden
Day 5: Buddhist priests' caps
Day 9: station house in Takanoi
Day 14: "A-[Ann] sketched Adam &c." (Adam, the guide, and possibly their horses and baggage)
Day 15: plan of the fort at Alexandroff
Day 16: Diagram of the ladders and landings at the Sainte Marguerite mine Anne and Ann descended
Day 20: "some time with A- [Ann] and Mr Horner - set them at work in the tower study - A- [Ann] sketching the valley in watercolours" Shibden Valley, seen from the library tower at Shibden Hall.
Day 24: "certainly the largest, most perfect, and most beautiful ruin I ever saw [...] Miss W- sketching the interior of the church part (from the gallery behind the high alter) from 1 1/2 to 5 1/2 -" The Fountains Abbey at Studley
Day 26: "Ann is sketching the church – she did the castle very nicely this morning" Old Upsala church and Upsala castle, Sweden
Day 28: "Ann had sketched the station house – one of the most picturesque we have had." Station house at Jordbro, Sweden