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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."

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WolfTheWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wanna do a trade? I could do a tiger for you!
WolfTheWarrior 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~
WolfTheWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! I'd love to sketch your unnamed kitty!
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.
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
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??
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.
0p3nY0urH3art Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello, I know it's been over a year since this has been discussed, but I wanted to tell you, I still am going to do your commission once I can make art again. Because of the delay, I will not ask you to exchange whatever art you promised me, but you may if you wish. My life just got really shitty around that time a year ago; no excuse, but at least, I remembered your commission.
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