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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.

Forest 2 by Ayame-Kenoshi   Forest 4 by Ayame-Kenoshi

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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kurohiko Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thank you! :D I didn't see this comment earlier, but I already added her to my favorites! :heart:

I will also be featuring you in my website if that's ok! :meow:
x-Tsuzurao-x Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*0* It's WONDERFUL!!!!!! So BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you sooooo much!!!! :wow:
RukiaAlbarn Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Take your time you can take as long as you need if you still want to do it. I wish you the best of luck at school.
RukiaAlbarn Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
[link] I finished a painting for you finally and if you would like you dont have to draw my oc for my just enjoy it as a gift.
chetom Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Name (or nickname): Flor
Age: 19
Location: Argentina
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.): traditional (red mech.pencil) + digital/ colors
I'm interested in sketching: Original Characters, Movie/Book/Game Characters, etc..
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My OCs
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Photography, music (flute), hockey, reading and writing. :heart:
Anything else you'd like to share: I'm always willing to try new things; always open to suggestions and to constructive criticism. :la:
Biatravessa Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are such a sweetie! But, darling, this is my friend Bruna, I'm Bia >.< but your art is just AMAZING! yours is coming right away, don't worry.
Samiira-Sikuriina Jan 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
thanks, that's awesome!
kurohiko Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Take your time~! :tighthug:
kurohiko Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here you go! [link] Hope you like it! ;p
pa0oliitahw Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well you tell me what do you want me to draw!, and i can see that your style is very chibi! so, if you can make for me the chibi version of Kanade Tachibana, from Angel Beats! would you?
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