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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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:iconxcrazybloodsuckerx:
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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:iconmissnunugirl:
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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Makorie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Name: Makorie
Age: X
Location: X
Artistic medium of choice: Digital
I'm interested in sketching: Female OC's mostly~
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My character Kaeri
Interests outside of art: playing the piano, nerding out on anime and other artists, ...
Anything else? : Nothing else I think <3
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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??
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girlthatkickz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Name (or nickname):Megan McAwesomeSauce
Age:Non of your bees wax
Location:CANADA!!
Artistic medium of choice
(digital, traditional, etc.): Traditional! YYAYAAY
I'm interested in sketching:anything! (just about)
I'd like to receive a sketch of: my oc girl..... thing... here....

girlthatkickz.deviantart.com/a…
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Interests/hobbies outside of art:anime, drawing, DA, and needle crafts
Anything else you'd like to share: nope!:D (Big Grin) 
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SecndLogic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Hi, want to trade?  I did a lot of sketches for this last year.  In fact, I think my last comment is 5 comments down from here.  

Anyway, I was hoping this meme would revive this year.
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girlthatkickz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
sure! what do you want to trade?
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:iconsecndlogic:
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?
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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
Location: 
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.
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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
Location:
 Netherlands
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.
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:iconjellymii:
Jellymii Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist
I'M FINIIIIISHEEEED with TWELVE Sketches!!!! <3

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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
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:iconwolfthewarrior:
WolfTheWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wanna do a trade? I could do a tiger for you!
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:iconsky4jasper:
Sky4Jasper Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student
Argh sorry I swapped accounts and never saw this ;-; I am on this account now: I-SaltyySailor-I
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:iconsecndlogic:
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!!!
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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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IvyDevi Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): Ivy
Age: 14
Location: Texas, United States
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital anime head-shot
I'm interested in sketching: Girls, long hair, bright colours
I'd like to receive a sketch of: One of My Main OCs (Jessie [link], Kiaria [link], Xana [link], or Ruby [link]
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Music, Writing, Singing, Fanmusic, Kirtan
Anything else you'd like to share: Nah xD
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DanaAlMajid Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): Dana
Age: 14
Location: Doha, Qatar
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital/Traditional, pencil
I'm interested in sketching: Girl, boy, Long hair
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Anything good :D
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Writing, filming..etc
Anything else you'd like to share: no haha
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IvyDevi Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): Ivy
Age: 14
Location: Texas, United States
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital anime head-shot
I'm interested in sketching: Girls, long hair, bright colours
I'd like to receive a sketch of: One of My Main OCs (Jessie [link], Kiaria [link], Xana [link], or Ruby [link]
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Music, Writing, Singing, Fanmusic, Kirtan
Anything else you'd like to share: Nah xD
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laAlquimistadePlata Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I completed my Art exchange for :iconsakuraichigo15:

Evolution:
[link] --> [link]--> [link]
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AuraGemi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I finally completed my part of the exchange with :iconvc-overdrive:
[link]
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compliment-pin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Name: Alex
Age: 21
Location: Hampshire, UK
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.): pencil/paper, digital
I'm interested in sketching: girls,nature,buildings,creatures
I'd like to receive a sketch of:cute girls,buildings,most anything cool really :D
Interests/hobbies outside of art:videogames,science,martial arts,jogging,languages(esp,Japanese/Chinese)
Anything else you'd like to share: hehehe, love someone of equal skill to learn/improve with, i.e. encourage more practice and have fun!
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AuraGemi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you want to do an art exchange with me?
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compliment-pin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, let's do it, what to you want to draw?
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AuraGemi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an idea for a cute girl that I'd like to draw, if you're okay with that. ^^
And could you draw one of my OC's here? [link] [link]
If you want, you could also draw them in these alternate outfits: [link]
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compliment-pin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sounds good to me! Can you draw Link riding a llama or something haha. I don't know what do you want to draw?
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:iconauragemi:
AuraGemi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had an idea for some cute girl I could draw, but I can try drawing Link riding a llama if you really want that! ^^
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compliment-pin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
naww, you do your idea, I'm excited to see how it turns out hahaha
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AuraGemi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright! :la:
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Hele-copter Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Hey
Would you like to do an exchange?
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:iconcompliment-pin:
compliment-pin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, let's do it, what do you wanna draw?
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Hele-copter Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Name (or nickname): Hele-copter
Age:19
Location: NZ
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.):Photography + Photoshop and drawing
I'm interested in sketching: I'll give anything a go
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Something awesome
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Flying planes, Hockey and Reddit.
Anything else you'd like to share: I study Spatial design, and drawing is not my strongest subject, so I'd like to practice it. So don't expect any masterpieces.
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chetom Featured By Owner 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:
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XTheGoldenAppleX Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
art trade?
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kamiliazizah Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I'd like to do an Art Trade with you! :D Do you mind it?
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ShandianLei Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would you be interested in a art exchange with me? o:
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:iconchetom:
chetom Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Sure!! :heart:
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SHADOWFAN996 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here are some more of the sketch trades I have completed so far ^^
For :iconirishrose101: [link]

For :iconfaydflowright: [link]

For :iconsharkysmile: [link]

For :iconcoco-f: [link]

For :icondeebloostargurl: [link]

For :iconspeedthehedgecat375: [link]

For :iconmarumimima: [link]

For :iconominous-artist: [link]
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Sagistar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Here's mine: [link]
Here's :iconestefanoida:'s: [link]

:D more? XD

Name (or nickname): Sagistar
Age: *secret*
Location: Indonesia
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.): SAI for digital, pencils for traditional
I'm interested in sketching: Anything! But not too-realistic animals or robots ^^;
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Idk, anything! Surprise me XD My interests can be known from my gallery and profile anyways ^^
Interests/hobbies outside of art: BIOLOGY FYEAH! XD Science, mainly. I like singing, dancing, eating, watching TV and playing DS games.
Anything else you'd like to share: I love Mix Master Final Force. A lot. :love:
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Schreibertooth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Here are a few of the ones I've finished.

[link]
[link]

NOW LET'S DO MORE.

Name: Shaun
Age: 23
Location: United States
Artistic medium of choice: I do my art on paper, then scan it in and colour in photoshop
I'm interested in sketching: I'm best with humans. Decent with anthros. Animals are a no-go, I'm not comfortable with drawing them. I like to have a bit of variety to choose from, though.
I'd like to receive a sketch of: I have various OCs that I'd love art of. Just let me know, I have OCs to cater to just about anyone, whether you prefer to draw humans, anthros, animals... :3
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Writing, crime shows, and videogames.
Anything else you'd like to share: I'm mainly comfortable with drawing people's OCs. And I need practice with females, so females are preferred.
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:iconauragemi:
AuraGemi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it's been a while since you posted this, but are you still interested in doing an exchange?
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Schreibertooth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Of course, I'd love to :3
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