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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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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

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DarkLinkishot's avatar
DarkLinkishotHobbyist Traditional Artist
Name/nickname: Alex
Age: 16
Location: WA
Medium of choice: Digital and traditional (mostly traditional
Sketching interest: lots of stuff
I'd like a sketch of: My OC shipped with his crush Grillby from the game Undertale darklinkishot.deviantart.com/a…
Hobbies: Youtube, wattpad, roleplay, cosplay, musical.ly
anything else: I've fallen in love with my new oc and desperately want a ship picture, preferably good quality
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JordyndrawsthingsHobbyist Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): J
Age: 15
Location: AR
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital
I'm interested in sketching: Pretty much anything. Youtubers, Broadway Shows, My Ocs, Homestuck.
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Anything at all.
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Theatre, Youtube, Gaming.
Anything else you'd like to share: I really want to share more art with people or do collabs
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GlamglittergirlHobbyist Traditional Artist
Name: Jennifer
Age: 13
Location: Cicero , Illinois
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.): Traditional
I'm interested in sketching: I like to draw with pencil, mostly manga style and scenery
I'd like to receive a sketch of: "Miki" from "marmalade boy"
Interests/hobbies outside of art: I love to sing,and play piano, I am planning to compose a song soon! And one day I want to be a neurosurgeon
Anything else you'd like to share: I love the old anime, "Marmalade boy"!
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StayPurple3Hobbyist General Artist
Name (or nickname): Eric (or daddy)
Age: 16
Location: 
florida, in buttfuck nowhere
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Both mediums i dont really have a preference 
I'm interested in sketching: anything from boobies and butts to gore and ocs
I'd like to receive a sketch of: 
i guess me? or like one of my characters?
Interests/hobbies outside of art: 
guitar, and being a weab. OH and weeds pretty great
Anything else you'd like to share: 
im looking for comissions or like anything art related with someone else i think itd be cool to meet cool artists on here!
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maplefriesStudent Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): Maple
Age: 17 
Location: US- Soon to be Canada if Trump gets elected
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital
I'm interested in sketching: Any sort of animal character
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Anything, really? Just has to have french fries <3
Interests/hobbies outside of art:  Youtube, Playing video games, Writing, Playing piano
Anything else you'd like to share: I hope someone decides to trade with me! ^^//rollsaroundimtrashguys
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cosmo--cosmaHobbyist Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): xRainbowHunterx
Age: 13
Location: Wales
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital
I'm interested in sketching: Any animal OCs
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My OCs, Brick fanboying over Steam
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Watching youtube, talking to people, playing with my rats
Anything else you'd like to share: I AM actually good at art, don't turn me down because I'm 13, look at my most recent art
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OtakuDragonProHobbyist Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): OtakuDragon
Age: Rather not say ;w;
Location: Currently Mexico
Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital
I'm interested in sketching: smol animations
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My oc 

Interests/hobbies outside of art: Videogames, eating, watching anime
Anything else you'd like to share: Thank you so much!

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Eri-Prince-Of-DopeHobbyist General Artist
Name: Eridan, but you can call me Eri for short! 
Age: 16
Location: U.S.
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital
I'm interested in sketching: Portraits, of any character! As long as I've got reference pictures of the character!
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Again, any portrait, as long as I've got reference pics!
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Playing instruments and writing 0v0 
Anything else you'd like to share: I hope you consider working with me!
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FadafneStudent Digital Artist
Name (or nickname): Dafne (but call me Fadaf or Daf)

Age: 19

Location:
 Brazil

Artistic medium of choice
 (digital, traditional, etc.): Digital and Traditional

I'm interested in sketching:
 OC's and fanarts from Adventure Time, Steven Universe, etc but can't draw anthro :c

I'd like to receive a sketch of:
 My OC's <3

Interests/hobbies outside of art:
 Read, watch cartoons, going out with friends, watching some movies, video games, writing, normal stuff i guess???

Anything else you'd like to share: 
I'm trying to improve my art so I like to draw oc from another people a lot, if I like the oc style. I like bad jokes too and all kind of  animals, especially bunnies and dogs. My AT are always open, so you can ask me to do something and I will see if it's something I can do or not. I like to writing a lot and i'm always lookin ocs friends for my ocs :)
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IAmTooLazyToMakeOneStudent General Artist
Would you be interested in trading with me? :)
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FadafneStudent Digital Artist
I'd love to! ^ o ^
What you want me to draw? :>
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IAmTooLazyToMakeOneStudent General Artist
Could you do Jace (without the hat or headband)? --> fav.me/d9bnbpp
What would you want me to draw?
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FadafneStudent Digital Artist
So cute! I love drawing gingers :)

You can draw, mmmm, let me see... Maybe my OC Nell? >> Two Sides
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IAmTooLazyToMakeOneStudent General Artist
Sure :) Which side should I use as reference?
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FadafneStudent Digital Artist
The right side. I would like to see her in a kimono in your style <3
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IAmTooLazyToMakeOneStudent General Artist
All right then :)
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TheFreedomWolfStudent General Artist
Real info
Name
: Rezza (Just call me DragonSoul) 
Age: 15 going to 16 
Location: 
Philippines (Vacationing)
Artistic medium of choice
: Traditional, Photography, Paper crafts and (sometimes) Digital. I normally use pencils and colored pencils for drawings. I sometimes use pens and markers too, and off couse tablet. 
I'm interested in sketching: Original Charaters, mlp, animals (realistic or non), Anime (but I'm still working on it). But mostly anything, I sketch random things on my school papers. 
I'd like to receive a sketch of: 
Any of my Oc's but I would love to have a sketch of Zero.
heres the link: thefreedomwolf.deviantart.com/…
Interests/hobbies outside of art: 
Sometimes I sing, though whenever I record my voice, I sound like a little kid... I also practice my accents, play video games, watch anime, read fanfictions (or just read) or just write them. I'm also a good poet (kinda) and a watcher. 
Anything else you'd like to share: 
I over think lots of things...
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Fionna909Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Name: Sushi Cat (Wynona)
Age: 14
Location: Australia
Artistic medium of choice
: Traditional
I'm interested in sketching: Video Game/Tv/Book/Comic ect Characters but really anything
I'd like to receive a sketch of: Meh anything
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Video Games and everything science 
Anything else you'd like to share: Nah Bruh

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Reach4Succes1995Hobbyist Writer
Name: Elaine
Age: 19
Location: UK
Artistic medium of choice:
 traditional
I'm interested in sketching: OC's, Cartoon characters, Video game characters and Anime characters
I'd like to receive a sketch of: My oc's.
Interests/hobbies outside of art: Martial arts and writing.
Anything else you'd like to share: Naaah... it's ok.
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unicornomics General Artist
Still interested?
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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.
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DivideByZiroStudent General Artist
Name (or nickname): Ziro
Age: Well ain't that a mystery?
Location:
Earth
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?
(Refs)
Us: fav.me/d89nii5 fav.me/d88hx9m fav.me/d819hp7

Me: fav.me/d86n4da fav.me/d89j4hy

Lazmuffin: fav.me/d7koy5d fav.me/d85hyrs fav.me/d7l26cr

Interests/hobbies outside of art:
Oh gosh... I'm a pianist, guitarist, ukulele...er, 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!~
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OtakuDragonProHobbyist Digital Artist
Are you interested in a an art trade with me? ;w;
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