I’m sure a lot of you have experienced stretches of time when you just don’t feel creative; when your idea wells just dry up and you don’t produce anything at all. Mike Winkelmann aka Beeple, has kept up a streak that’s the opposite of that.

Mike Winkelmann has created something new everyday for the last 2,876 days. That’s a new illustration, photo, 3d render, or graphic, started and finished every day for almost 8 years. That’s like going to college twice but actually getting something done.

Started in May of 2007 (before the iPhone came out), Mike Winkelmann’s projects called “Everydays,” was a way for him to “get better at different things.” It was a slow start for sure but after looking through his “Everydays,” one can see not only an improvement in Mike’s skills but also a refinement in his ideas. And judging by Mike’s most recent works, we’d say that his Everydays definitely did the trick at making him better. Mike Winkelmann’s work is superb. Have a look at his extensive portfolio of work.

His “Everydays” started out as illustrations which evolved into other disciplines such as graphic design, photography, and 3D rendering. This May of 2015 will mark Mike’s 8 whole years of doing something new and working to get better at different things. Follow his progress on his Facebook page and his Twitter.

Here’s a brief look at Beeple’s evolution.

May 2007

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October 2007

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April 2008

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May 2008 (Round 2)

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October 2008

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April 2009

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May 2009 (Round 3)

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October 2009

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April 2010

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May 2010 (Round 4, Photography)

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October 2010

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January 2011 (Round 5)

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June 2011

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December 2011

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January 2012 (Round 6, Illustrator)

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June 2012

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December 2012

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January 2013

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June 2013

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December 2013

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January 2014

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June 2014

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December 2014

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January 2015

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March 2015

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Author:

Isaac is the Co-Founder and Chief Editor of Design Instruct. He has experience in various design and art related fields including design, illustration, and photography. He's in charge of making sure that Design Instruct publishes high quality content that professional designers and digital artists demand and expect. Get in touch via email and on Twitter as @designinstruct or @IAMTHEGUBE.