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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

Get involved with sketch Groups!

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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SecndLogic Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
Oh?  What kind of plushies might these be?
ZiroWasTaken Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
ALSO, I'd be more than happy to make some plushies!
ZiroWasTaken Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see why not!
Do tell, what would you like?
SecndLogic Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hi, would you like to swap?
SecndLogic Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Hi!  It's probably been over a week since you posted this, but would you like to swap?
SecndLogic Featured By Owner 5 days ago
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.
ZiroWasTaken Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Name (or nickname): Ziro
Age: Well ain't that a mystery?
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?



Interests/hobbies outside of art:
Oh gosh... I'm a pianist, guitarist,, 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!~
DarlinDorable Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  New member
I would love to draw your oc if you could draw my oc as a pony…
DarlinDorable Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  New member
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…
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 
IAmTooLazyToMakeOne Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist 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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