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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!

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."

- 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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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 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wanna do a trade? I could do a tiger for you!
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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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:iconivydevi:
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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