Greetings monster lovers!

Each year, a gaggle of monsters are set loose upon the world. At least, that is the hope. This is where we need your help. Each day during one month, draw, paint, write or make a monster in some way to share. It doesn’t matter if it’s good, bad or somewhere in between, we don’t care. Any efforts are welcome! Which month? We leave that up to you! However, if you would like a recommendation, October has traditionally been a good month for month-long challenges. If this sounds like fun and you’d like to participate, please join the monster making squad.

Happy creating!


2020 Monster Prompt List

1. Bones
2. Underwater
3. Feathers
4. Slime
5. Horns
6. Neighborly
7. Stone
8. Shell
9. Tooth
10. Shy
11. Spine

12. Autumn
13. Webbed
14. Beak
15. Soft
16. Beautiful
17. Fungus
18. Long
19. Pants
20. Wings
21. Whiskers
22. Round

23. Arctic
24. Cosmic
25. Tentacle
26. Flame
27. Loud
28. Colorful
29. Eyes
30. Death
31. Sweet



Back in October of 2012, I decided it might be fun to draw a monster a day for the entire month. I had previously done similar challenges with NaNoWriMo and The 30 Characters Challenge – both of which are in November. Given my love for monstrous characters and silly monstrosities, I figured I’d give it a try. Did I succeed? Yup. I did. And it was great. I had so much fun doing it I decided to make it a public challenge.

What is Month of Monsters?

Month of Monsters is a self-paced art challenge to create one monster a day for the entire month.

Who are you?

My name is Natalie. I like to illustrate things.

Who can participate?


Do I have to sign up somehow for this thing to participate?

Heck no. You do your own thing on your own site or wherever you feel most comfortable. Although, if you do feel like sharing, feel free to use the hashtag #monthofmonsters to let your friends know about your progress.

Does it cost anything to participate?

Again, heck no. It’s completely free to participate.

But, I can’t really draw/write/etc. very well. Can I still participate?

Definitely. We especially encourage those who are less experienced. The only way to improve is to create more things. The community at Month of Monsters is supportive of all skill levels.

How to Participate

Make a piece of monster themed art. That can be a drawing, painting, story, sculpture, etc.

Post it online with the hashtag #monthofmonsters

The next day, create again!

That's it!
Happy monstering!