As the title infers, paintchallenge is a community that challenges it's members to make an illustration using Microsoft Paint (Or Paintbrush for Mac users). A new challenge will be posted every Saturday, giving members of the community a new subject to try their best to interpret using only Microsoft Paint or Paintbrush. Challenges can range from a very specific topic, to a topic that can be interpreted in different ways. Challenges will be posted here. Members of the paintchallenge community can suggest as many challenges as they please by commenting on the aforementioned Challenge Page.

The week before the last day of the month, we will open up a forum that will allow members to nominate one another's art by commenting on the nomination post. Nominations should be based on any of the challenges posted in that month. Think about style, creativity, and whether it is an abstract, or direct take on the challenge. The member with the most nominations will win. There will be one winner: Painter of the Month, and three honorable mentions.  The winner's art will be featured on our profile for the entirety of the next month, along with their user name - this means free publicity!

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  • If you wish to apply to be a mod, click here.
  • If you wish to suggest a challenge, click here.


  1. Do not insult. Constructive criticism only, please. We want our community to be a happy community, so please do not intentionally hurt others' feelings.
  2. Do not offend. We do not allow racism, sexism, or any other type of bigotry here. Do not include offensive material in your images.
  3. Do use a LJ-CUT. If your masterpiece is a million by a million pixels, please use a LJ-CUT. Smaller images are fine without. If your image is NSFW, please put it under a cut, use a warning and the NSFW tag.
  4. Do not use Adobe. Or any other fancy graphic design applications. We use primitive technology here.
  5. Do not delete. We ask you please, to not delete your posts or comments. If you edit your post/comment, please make note of it.
  6. Do tag your posts. On each post, please use these tags: "member - YOURUSERNAMEHERE", "challenge - TITLEOFCHALLENGE", and of course, as mentioned before, "NSFW", if your masterpiece is sexual, gory, or includes fowl language.
If you do not follow these rules, depending on the offense, you will either be notified by a mod (you may be asked to include a tag here, or an lj-cut there), warned (if you delete a post, start drama, etc.), or banned (after a warning, if your bad behavior persists, or if your offense is big enough the first time around, you will be banned). If you are banned, you will be put on the Erased List below:

No one has been banned yet.