Drawing anything is fun, even if you’re not great at it.
Now drawing your favorite superheroes, that too in a minute or 10, that takes real skill and practice. Also its fun, as one artist shows you.
We take a look at a popular Instagram artist and his fun and absolutely phenomenal 10-1-10 drawing challenge.
About Mo Selim
Mo Selim is a Canadian DC fan who works in technology, designing TVs and mobile phones for a living. He has always been passionate about art, but began sharing it on social media very recently. Since then he has gained millions of followers.
The 10-1-10 Challenge
Selim does flawless portraits of Deadpool, Batman, Joker, Superman and every other character imaginable — but that’s not what would interest you. This artist can draw a Superman portrait in ten minutes!
Here's yet another 10-1-10 challenge. I've got lots of these on my Instagram if you're interested 😉. Let me know what you'd like to see next. pic.twitter.com/QEU9uvLgm8
— Mo Selim (@mo_selim_art) January 5, 2018
It’s not a time lapse trick, and the details are perfect. It’s called the 10-1-10 challenge, and we must admit it’s impressive.
He’s done similar challenges for Iron Man, Hulk and other characters — and even invented his own Batman-Joker mix and then did a 10-1-10 on that!
We understand that he’s obsessed with DC — Mo Selim has also managed beautiful digital art impressions (see below, or check out his Instagram) — but that’s not all. We think art freaks all over the world would attempt this 10-1-10 challenge. In fact, most comments on his Instagram posts suggest they already have!
Here is my completed Armie Hammer Green Lantern concept art. I tried to design something that could fit in with the other Justice league costumes. So that meant intricate and armored. I also wanted to distance it from the organic look of the Ryan Reynolds movie. Would love to hear your thoughts on this piece and on the prospect of Green Lantern showing up on screen soon.
We know our Superman — or any other character — would look like a complete joke, but Selim has been nice enough to post a how-to video. Here it is:
My 1000th post deserved something special. Special in this case is a crazy stupid speed draw of the Justice League. My earlier speed 10-1-10 speed draws racked up over 2 million views,so I figured why not give you guys 6X the stupid in one video. I’ll put the realtime video on my Youtube. Hope you guys dig it. Let me know which one you like best😆. And please tag a friend who might get a kick out of this or better yet, want to give it a try. I’ll make the template available for anyone who wants it.
Selim’s Message to Pakistanis
In an interview to ProPakistani, Mo Selim advised artists to never underestimate the power of social media.