Samantha Bell

No matter what your age or background, you can start creating. On this site, you’ll find tools, information, and opportunities to build your creative confidence!

By Anwesha, Age 8, USA

What You’ll Find:


Latest Posts: Features the latest artwork submissions, tips, lessons, and more.



Free Art Lessons – Table of Contents:  A list of all the lessons on the site.



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Drawing Step by Step: Step by step directions to create your own drawings!



running horse coloring page


Coloring Pages: These aren’t just for coloring! Use them as reference pictures to practice drawing, too.



Dot Drawings: For little ones, download the dot to dot drawing pages. No numbers needed!




Art Contests for Kids:  This list is continually updated to keep it current, and it’s organized by deadlines.



 Weekly Art Challenges: Challenge yourself to follow a theme and submit artwork every week! For all ages.




Your Work: Share what you’ve created! 




More Resources: Helpful information from around the Web.




Daily Drawing Prompts: Wondering what to draw? Here’s something different to draw every day.




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  1. Hello My name Madhuram and I am from India …….I am a good writer and artist….but I cannot draw without seeing it. I would like to participate in one of your competitions but I cannot find one that suits me please help me out I am 12……Thank you ….. Can I post an image so that u can get an idea???????? Thank u please help me be more better in both the fields

    • Hi Madhuram,

      I post the competitions I find on this page: If you don’t see one that suits you yet, just keep checking back. I post the competitions as soon as I find them, and there will be more in the next few months. I also have an art challenge, though it’s not a regular contest. You can find it here:

      My art is realistic, so I prefer to look at something when I draw. That is a very good thing to do when you are practicing. You learn how the object/person/animal is shaped and what it really looks like. If you draw it enough, eventually you will know how to draw it from memory.

      There are some free image sites I like to visit when I am looking for something to draw. They are MorgueFile and PaintMyPhoto. Try them out! I think you will like them too. 🙂

      • Thank u very much…I would definitely try them…any tips about writing??I am currently writing a ‘info novel’ as I call it but all the plots in my mind just mix up . Then I am confused what to write and I close it…please give me an advise I would be very thankfully😊😊😊

        • I have a few writing tips here:

          But I need to put up a lot more. I’ll look for more from other sites and post them, too. In the meantime, you might want to try creating an outline for your story. Some people write as they go along, but I prefer to use an outline. That way, I can keep the plot straight in my mind. 🙂

  2. Hi Samantha,
    I posted my daughter Simran’s art ( Cats) a few days ago. Could you please have a look and let me know if you would post it on your website. Thank you.


  3. Dear Samantha, I have send my daughter Ananya Aloke’s weekly challenge entry Things that fly from the last weekly challenge entry form due to some difficulties in uploading. Kindly, accept it. Thanking you. Best wishes and have a great day.

  4. Hi Sam,
    I just wanted to inform you that I think this website was hacked. Someone put an unappropriate name, email and website and I think all people who go on Samanthasbell will see that too.
    Have you noticed it too? Could you do something about it?

  5. I published my little brother Houdeyfa’s art. He’s really excited and impatient to see it published. Briefly when will he be able to see it in the gallery/new art? Thanks!

  6. Hi Sam,
    Just wanted to ask, is the weekly challenge (Something with Wheels) going to last until next weekend or will you put up a new one soon. Just because Houdeyfa wants to try this one now because he hasn’t won the Family one.

  7. Hi my name is Nialah. Im a calligrapher learn some acrylic abstract painting in hobby lobby. I have few question in my mind I want talk to u

  8. Hey, I’m Chandrika
    I’ve tried submitting my art works but then when I clicked on submit, the page crashes and it says as 404 error, what should i do?

  9. Thank you for your social help for me. I participated many painting contests. I came 1st at an owl contest this year.

  10. Thank you Samantha for featuring my daughter Simran’s art (The Husky) on the cover of your webpage. I really appreciate it.