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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):
Age:
Location:
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!

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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."

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maplefries Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): Maple
Age: 17 
Location: US- Soon to be Canada if Trump gets elected
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital
I'm interested in sketching: Any sort of animal character
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Anything, really? Just has to have french fries <3
Interests/hobbies outside of art:  Youtube, Playing video games, Writing, Playing piano
Anything else you'd like to share: I hope someone decides to trade with me! ^^//rollsaroundimtrashguys
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xChocolatePuddlesx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): xRainbowHunterx
Age: 13
Location: Wales
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital
I'm interested in sketching: Any animal OCs
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My OCs, Brick fanboying over Steam
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Watching youtube, talking to people, playing with my rats
Anything else you'd like to share: I AM actually good at art, don't turn me down because I'm 13, look at my most recent art
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OtakuDragonPro Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): OtakuDragon
Age: Rather not say ;w;
Location: Currently Mexico
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital
I'm interested in sketching: smol animations
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My oc 

Interests/hobbies outside of art: Videogames, eating, watching anime
Anything else you'd like to share: Thank you so much!

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Eri-Prince-Of-Dope Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Name: Eridan, but you can call me Eri for short! 
Age: 16
Location: U.S.
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital
I'm interested in sketching: Portraits, of any character! As long as I've got reference pictures of the character!
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Again, any portrait, as long as I've got reference pics!
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Playing instruments and writing 0v0 
Anything else you'd like to share: I hope you consider working with me!
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Fadafne Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): Dafne (but call me Fadaf or Daf)

Age: 19

Location:
 Brazil

Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital and Traditional

I'm interested in sketching:
 OC's and fanarts from Adventure Time, Steven Universe, etc but can't draw anthro :c

I'd like to receive a sketch of:
 My OC's <3

Interests/hobbies outside of art:
 Read, watch cartoons, going out with friends, watching some movies, video games, writing, normal stuff i guess???

Anything else you'd like to share: 
I'm trying to improve my art so I like to draw oc from another people a lot, if I like the oc style. I like bad jokes too and all kind of  animals, especially bunnies and dogs. My AT are always open, so you can ask me to do something and I will see if it's something I can do or not. I like to writing a lot and i'm always lookin ocs friends for my ocs :)
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IAmTooLazyToMakeOne Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Would you be interested in trading with me? :)
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Fadafne Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'd love to! ^ o ^
What you want me to draw? :>
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IAmTooLazyToMakeOne Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Could you do Jace (without the hat or headband)? --> fav.me/d9bnbpp
What would you want me to draw?
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Fadafne Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So cute! I love drawing gingers :)

You can draw, mmmm, let me see... Maybe my OC Nell? >> Two Sides
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IAmTooLazyToMakeOne Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Sure :) Which side should I use as reference?
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Fadafne Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The right side. I would like to see her in a kimono in your style <3
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IAmTooLazyToMakeOne Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Student General Artist
All right then :)
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TheFreedomWolf Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Real info
Name
: Rezza (Just call me DragonSoul) 
Age: 15 going to 16 
Location: 
Philippines (Vacationing)
Artistic medium of choice
: Traditional, Photography, Paper crafts and (sometimes) Digital. I normally use pencils and colored pencils for drawings. I sometimes use pens and markers too, and off couse tablet. 
I'm interested in sketching: Original Charaters, mlp, animals (realistic or non), Anime (but I'm still working on it). But mostly anything, I sketch random things on my school papers. 
I'd like to receive a sketch of: 
Any of my Oc's but I would love to have a sketch of Zero.
heres the link: thefreedomwolf.deviantart.com/…
Interests/hobbies outside of art: 
Sometimes I sing, though whenever I record my voice, I sound like a little kid... I also practice my accents, play video games, watch anime, read fanfictions (or just read) or just write them. I'm also a good poet (kinda) and a watcher. 
Anything else you'd like to share: 
I over think lots of things...
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Fionna909 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Name: Sushi Cat (Wynona)
Age: 14
Location: Australia
Artistic medium of choice
: Traditional
I'm interested in sketching: Video Game/Tv/Book/Comic ect Characters but really anything
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Meh anything
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Video Games and everything science 
Anything else you'd like to share: Nah Bruh

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Reach4Succes1995 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Name: Elaine
Age: 19
Location: UK
Artistic medium of choice:
 traditional
I'm interested in sketching: OC's, Cartoon characters, Video game characters and Anime characters
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My oc's.
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Martial arts and writing.
Anything else you'd like to share: Naaah... it's ok.
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015   General Artist
Still interested?
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SecndLogic Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
As is my new tradition, I'm jumping into this again!  I may start answering others at random, too.

Name: JRY (not Jerry)
Age: Not too old to practice
Location: At a computer
Artistic medium of choice: pencil, ink, perhaps color
I'm interested in sketching: OCs are fine.  I've done fanart, too.  Just keep it within reason.
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Highly negotiable
Interests/hobbies outside of art: reading, more reading, drawing, sculpting, wire-wrapping, deer watching, etc.
Anything else you'd like to share: I hope this meme never ends!  I like using this chance to try out new styles of drawing.
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DivideByZiro Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Name (or nickname): Ziro
Age: Well ain't that a mystery?
Location:
Earth
Artistic medium of choice
(digital, traditional, etc.): Digital
I'm interested in sketching: Anything, really. (I'm a digital cartoonist.)
I'd like to receive a sketch of:
Me and My Lazmuffin?
(Refs)
Us: fav.me/d89nii5 fav.me/d88hx9m fav.me/d819hp7

Me: fav.me/d86n4da fav.me/d89j4hy

Lazmuffin: fav.me/d7koy5d fav.me/d85hyrs fav.me/d7l26cr

Interests/hobbies outside of art:
Oh gosh... I'm a pianist, guitarist, ukulele...er, etc. I love writing and composing music, I love making video games (So pixel art is a specialty~), aaaand... uhm... hmm... I sew. So.. If you'd like a doll... I'd be more than happy to send you one! ,,0w0,,
Anything else you'd like to share:
I'd like to do more than just a sketch, if that'd be okies!~
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OtakuDragonPro Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you interested in a an art trade with me? ;w;
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DivideByZiro Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Absolutely! What would you like?
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OtakuDragonPro Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! I'd be super happy if you did a doll of my OC OtakuDragon! She's the one on the left otakudragonpro.deviantart.com/…
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DivideByZiro Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Student General Artist
I would be more than happy to! It may take a while, though. I haven't been around a sewing machine in ages.
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OtakuDragonPro Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And what would you like?
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DivideByZiro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student General Artist
ALSO, I'd be more than happy to make some plushies!
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SecndLogic Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Oh?  What kind of plushies might these be?
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DivideByZiro Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Just cotton-stuffed hand-stitched things, I always enjoy making them.
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:iconsecndlogic:
SecndLogic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Hi, would you like to swap?
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DivideByZiro Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't see why not!
Do tell, what would you like?
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DarlinDorable Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Name: Emilia
Age: 16
Location: Massachusetts (on vacation)
Artistic medium of choice: traditional and digital

I'm interested in sketching: Fnaf, MLP, Warriors/cats, animals, and chibi/anime
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My oc cloud nymph named Nymph darlindorable.deviantart.com/a…
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Reading, Writing books, volleyball, soccer, horse-back, and cat obsessing
Anything else you'd like to share: Nope! Meow :3 
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:iconsecndlogic:
SecndLogic Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Hi!  It's probably been over a week since you posted this, but would you like to swap?
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DarlinDorable Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to swap! If you could draw my nymph ill draw what you want! :)
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SecndLogic Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Oh, good!  I'm currently doing another swap also, but I'm used to working on multiple pictures at once.  

I'll note you for more details so we don't take up comment space.
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IAmTooLazyToMakeOne Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Name (or nickname): Joseph
Age: Between 1 and 100.
Location: U.S.A.
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): I try to be versatile with my mediums- paint, digital, pencil, pen, etc. (whatever you want :))
I'm interested in sketching: A anime/semi-realistic character (preferably human OC)
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My OC Jace- Another Jace, hair like this->Fiery Hair , or Olive- Olive (preferably Jace though)
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Writing, psychology, watch anime/read manga (DEATH NOTE), and chocolate.
Anything else you'd like to share: ^_^
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SeraphimSeptimus Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Do you still want an art trade of one of these characters?
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IAmTooLazyToMakeOne Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student General Artist
No, not really. Thanks for interest though :)
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Luxi-Hakala Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Name (or nickname): Luxi Hakala
Age: 19
Location: Argentina
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): digital (with Paint Tool Sai, sometimes with Manga Studio too)
I'm interested in sketching: any OC in anime style or anime characters :) (no mecha, gore or explicit yaoi, yuri or hentai)
I'd like to receive a sketch of: one of my OC's :3 luxi-hakala.deviantart.com/art… (if late you want to draw it, I will send you more refferences)
Interests/hobbies outside of art: music, I love to play piano and guitar...also, I like to watch anime and read manga :D I like cats (mostly of my OC's are human-cat hybrid xD), my favourites animes are Hetalia, Shingeki no Kyojin, Hoozuki no Reitetsu, Gugure! Kokkuri-san, Ao no Exorcist, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou and Cuticle Tantei Inaba
Anything else you'd like to share: vee~ (=¬=)9
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WoIfsong Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): Wolf
Age: N/A (Not allowed sorry!)
Location: USA
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital 
I'm interested in sketching: Cats, mostly but cutesy things ae good too! 
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Mainly my fursona, or any of my OC's(ask I have way too many to post XD)
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Warrior cats, pokemon, swimming, and reading! 
Anything else you'd like to share: Nope~
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tadpoles2010 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Name (or nickname): Becbeccs
Age: 14
Location: USA
Artistic medium of choice
(digital, traditional, etc.): traditional but if I'm working on digital though atm I'm mostly using lineart.
I'm interested in sketching: Any type of animals whether it's fantasy or not as long as I have a reference
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My OCS Switz and/or my unnamed kitty cat
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Reading, writing, biking, bmx racing, just random activities, making shtuff, hanging out with friends
Anything else you'd like to share: I'm open to trying new things and I'd like to say that what's in my gallery isn't necessarily my best work because normally my friends ask for my stuff and I give it to them before I get the chance to post it.
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WoIfsong Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! I'd love to sketch your unnamed kitty!
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Ookamimaster13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Name (or nickname): RJ
Age:17
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: ookamimaster13.deviantart.com/… My Oc Logan
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Reading and writing
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Fionna909 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! Do you want to trade with me?
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IAmTooLazyToMakeOne Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student 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~
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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.
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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
missnunugirl.deviantart.com/ar… Or me :D (Manga style) I have a pic of myself up on my profile.
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DarlinDorable Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to draw your oc if you could draw my oc as a pony darlindorable.deviantart.com/a…
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missnunugirl Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Ok sure
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DarlinDorable Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One question: what is the color the pony's coat?
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missnunugirl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Its turquoise :)
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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!
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