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It's the holiday season, which means it's the season of giving and receiving!  And what better way to get to spread holiday cheer than with a new art sketch exchange meme?

Participating is simple:  

1.  Copy and paste the following text into a comment on this journal, answer the questions, and post!

Name (or nickname):
Artistic medium of choice
(digital, traditional, etc.):
I'm interested in sketching:
I'd like to receive a sketch of:
Interests/hobbies outside of art:
Anything else you'd like to share:

2.  Read through comments left from other deviants.  You might find someone with the same hobbies as you, someone who enjoys your favorite TV show, or someone who has similar artistic goals.  Or, maybe you want something different!  Variety is the spice of life.

3.  Leave a comment reply to anything that catches your eye and work out the type of art trade/exchange you're interested in.

Bonus:  When your art sketch exchange is complete, link to the completed pieces as a comment in this journal.  You never know -- your art exchange might earn you a free deviantART Notebook!

dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm by deviantARTGear  

Why is sketching important?

"Notebooks and their sketches are an artist's portal to creativity.  They're a place to explore ideas, write observations, draw impossible connections, and build entire worlds upon a blank page.  You can be yourself within the safety of a sketch, with permission to make any mark, describe any feeling, and truly express yourself in any way your instrument takes you.

In my notebook, I don't have to be perfect; in fact, it's more successful if I'm not.  This tool exists as a catalyst to transcribe creative processes so that good ideas aren't lost to the ether.  And it's not always about quality.  The more ideas jotted down as inspiration strikes, the more fuel you'll have in the future when searching for ideas or while in a creative rut.

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Notebooks are my artistic push-ups and pull-ups.  Like exercising, it can take months to see a result, but once you have the foundation and the discipline, your creative strength grows every day.  For those of you who keep a notebook, none of this is news to you. But for those who do not, I implore you to start up practice and enjoy the adventure that ensues.  You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish and proud at how quickly your skills grow."

- Forest Stearns (draweverywhere)
Art Director, deviantART Brands

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Scribble-Book understands that scribbles may be unfinished and suck at times, but at least the lines are done with style. Their mission is to give you the chance to spread your scribbles around, get feedback on them and to find new friends. 

Doodle-with-Pride states that art is art no matter what. They show art in all forms -- from a simple scibble/doodle to an intricate masterpeice.

DailySketchChallenge provides daily sketch prompts to always keep your pencil on paper. Exercise your mind and artistic skills by keeping up with daily challenges!

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Ookamimaster13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Name (or nickname): RJ
Location: USA
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital (sai) or traditional (prismacolor pencils)
I'm interested in sketching: Anything but animals (im bad at that) (no 18+)
I'd like to receive a sketch of:… My Oc Logan
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Reading and writing
IAmTooLazyToMakeOne Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Name (or nickname): Joseph
Age: ...
Location: U.S.A.
Artistic medium of choice: I mainly do traditional, but I'm trying to get back into digital art too.

I'm interested in sketching: Just about anything that's human :)
I'd like to receive a sketch of: One of my OC's
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Writing, psychology, anything strange or beautiful~
XcrazyBloodsuckerX Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Name: Grace
Age: 18
Location: England
Artistic medium of choice
: digital
I'm interested in sketching: with enough reference I can draw pretty much any characters... I can't draw animals or vehicles :/ and my style ranges from anime chibis to very realistic depending on my mood.
I'd like to receive a sketch of: one of my many OC's, preferably my GOT OC... I haven't put any reference pictures up of her yet, but I will soon.
Interests/hobbies outside of art: writing, costume design and jewelry making.
missnunugirl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Name: Emma (Or E.T.)
Age: Does it really matter?
Location: Information I'd rather not share
Artistic medium of choice
: Traditional
I'm interested in sketching: Any OC or character, Ponies, Creepypasta, Hetalia, And anything Minecraft. Nothing r34 related!
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My pony OC… Or me :D (Manga style) I have a pic of myself up on my profile.
JawYaw Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): Kedi
Age: 14
Location: Sweden
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital, also traditional pencil sketches!
I'm interested in sketching: Close to anything! Can be very explicit or very cute or whatever (I'm comfortable with most stuff).
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Steam Powered Giraffe, Yu-Gi-Oh! - Season 0, Duel Monsters or the abridged version of Duel Monsters (if you'd like to draw a ship, I'm into Puzzleshipping, Thiefshipping - abridged or not, Tendershipping, Bronzeshipping, Lampshipping and Psychoshipping), The Legend of Zelda (I've played or am currently playing Twilight Princess, A Link To The Past, Skyward Sword, Spirit Tracks, Wind Waker, Majora's Mask and Ocarina of Time, so fanart of any of those would be nice), Hellsing, Dragon Ball or Dragon Ball Z. References will be provided when you've told me what you want to draw. If there's something else you'd like to draw, tell me! I might like that idea more than my own. :D
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Singing, acting, voice acting, reading, gaming, food, Tumblr and procrastinating.
Anything else you'd like to share: The Brave Little Toaster is a good movie!
makorie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Name: Makorie
Age: X
Location: X
Artistic medium of choice: Digital
I'm interested in sketching: Female OC's mostly~
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My character Kaeri
Interests outside of art: playing the piano, nerding out on anime and other artists, ...
Anything else? : Nothing else I think <3
IAmTooLazyToMakeOne Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there Makorie :) I'm Joseph
I know this comment was a while ago, but I was wondering if you would do an art trade with me??
girlthatkickz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Name (or nickname):Megan McAwesomeSauce
Age:Non of your bees wax
Artistic medium of choice
(digital, traditional, etc.): Traditional! YYAYAAY
I'm interested in sketching:anything! (just about)
I'd like to receive a sketch of: my oc girl..... thing... here....………

Interests/hobbies outside of art:anime, drawing, DA, and needle crafts
Anything else you'd like to share: nope!:D (Big Grin) 
SecndLogic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Hi, want to trade?  I did a lot of sketches for this last year.  In fact, I think my last comment is 5 comments down from here.  

Anyway, I was hoping this meme would revive this year.
girlthatkickz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
sure! what do you want to trade?
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