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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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SecndLogic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Well, I'm a bit of a fan of children's classics, so how about a sketch of your own version of Polychrome from Frank Baum's Oz series?

If not, I'd be happy with a dragon, any dragon.

Meanwhile, you wanted your OC, right?
girlthatkickz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah i can draw a dragon no prob :ruby: 

and i would love to have her done in return plz when is the dead line?
SecndLogic Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Oops!  Just realized I should have sent you a note for details instead of taking up comment space.  When you reply, go ahead and message me.
SecndLogic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I usually aim for a week for myself, 2 if necessary, but there's really no deadline.  I still haven't gotten all my return sketches from last year, but I don't mind.  

I do have some questions about your OC, though.  Just for context, what kind of creature is she?  She resembles a harpy, but her race is listed as something else.  Also, what kind of world does she live in?
SonicSketch Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've done this before, but seein' that people are still doin' it... I'm willing to give this a go again, if someone's interested. :meow:

Name (or nickname): Sketch
Age: Not sharin' that today, sirs and madams! X3
United States (where exactly is for me to know and for you to not. XD)
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Practicly anywhere my heart desires, so to speak, but I'm most comfortable with traditional, animation and digital.
I'm interested in sketching: ANYTHING, really. :meow: I'm most skilled at Sonic, Klonoa, Pokemon, My Little Pony, Rayman and any animal, but I'll do anything that's thrown at me. 
I'd like to receive a sketch of:
 That... is an excellent question. XD Anything either within the fandoms listed above, any shipping type stuff (yes, I'mma shipper. Deal with it.) or anything that is doable by you. ^w^ 
Interests/hobbies outside of art:
 I do enjoy some sports like skiing, tennis and running, then I love to write, play the Wii or any other game consol, and Roleplay.
Anything else you'd like to share:
 For the most part... Not exactly. I shared what I needed to share, so.... Eeyup.
N-H-Art Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This'll be my first time trying something like this!
Name (or nickname): Arts
Age: 17
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital or traditional
I'm interested in sketching: Anime/manga and chibi's (or something cute)
I'd like to receive a sketch of: 
Anime/manga and chibi's (or something cute)
Interests/hobbies outside of art: 
Anime/manga, chatting, listening to vocaloid, watching movies
Anything else you'd like to share: 
Being friendly and understanding can get you a long way, but sometimes you need to be crazy to get some good ideas.
Jellymii Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013

Sky4Jasper Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student
Name (or nickname): Sky
Age: 15
Location: UK 
Artistic medium of choice
 digital or traditiornal
I'm interested in sketching: ANIMALS!
I'd like to receive a sketch of: ANIMALS!
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Writing and horseriding
Anything else you'd like to share: My fav animals are tigers and I have a Border Terrier dog called Jasper
SecndLogic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Is this still alive? I hope this turns out to be an annual tradition because it was one of the most fun things I've ever participated in on DA! I still need to finish my last trade, though. It's so late!!!
PrincessKatydid Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've already done this once, but I'm willing to do another, if anyone wants to exchange.
Name: Call me Kit.
Age: 19
Location: Utah, USA
Artistic Medium of Choice: Ordinary pencil, possible ink, unless coloring in which case I use either watercolors or Adobe Photoshop
I'm interested in sketching: almost anything, but preferably OC's or fan art of Doctor Who or Firefly or anything Disney.
I'd like to receive: Surprise me! Contact me first and then we'll work it out.
Interests outside of DA: I love to write-- that's what I want to do with my life! I also love music and singing and reading.
Anything else: You are a wonderful person. :)
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