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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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Art Director, deviantART Brands

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compliment-pin 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!
AuraGemi Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you want to do an art exchange with me?
compliment-pin Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, let's do it, what to you want to draw?
AuraGemi 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]
compliment-pin 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?
AuraGemi 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! ^^
compliment-pin Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
naww, you do your idea, I'm excited to see how it turns out hahaha
AuraGemi Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright! :la:
Would you like to do an exchange?
compliment-pin Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, let's do it, what do you wanna draw?
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