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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Drawing Day 2008 - a success and an inspiration

2008 was the first year of our Drawing Day initiative and considering we had only 5 weeks from the launch of our website until the actual event - the results were very inspiring. Google returns over 180,000 results from the phrase "drawing day 08" - most of these from bloggers supporting the event. From the response and constant emails we received, we know that Drawing Day is something the art world really needs and loves. 1 million drawings in a day was a huge goal and we were far from being close, but there is no way we're going to stop striving for this magic number in the years ahead. Like any event in it's first year, we can only improve and it makes us more determined.

View a gallery of results from our 2008 Drawing Day event

The countdown to 2009 begins
. The good news is, next year we'll be off to a flying start and rather than having 5 weeks to prepare for the event - we have 12 months! Whatever you do, don't forget about Drawing Day - we will reach our goal and we still need your support. We will be updating our website with many new features getting prepared for the next event and we have plenty of awesome ideas (some suggestions sent to us from you). We always welcome more suggestions so keep sending them to us!


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Drawing Day rocked (and keeps on rock'n)

For some parts of the world Drawing Day (June 7) has ended, however it's not too late to contribute. Many of our Drawing Day supporting communities are hosting weekend long events to celebrate Drawing Day. So keep on drawing at any of our participating communities.

So how are we tracking so far? It's always going to be difficult to measure any exact number of drawings, but for our first year it has been nothing less than an amazing success. Drawings will no doubt keep dribbling in to the communities over the coming week while people scan their drawings or add finishing touches to their digital artwork.

If you want to sample some of the drawings created so far, then check out the Drawing Day galleries at these communities...

Drawings at: DeviantArt, RateMyDrawings, YouTube, Red Bubble, Flickr, Facebook, Amateur Illustrator, creativestem, how-to-draw-cartoons-online, Paper Demon, BrooklynArtProject, SecondLife
Friday, June 6, 2008

It's 2008 Drawing Day - Drop everything and Draw!

WOooah! It's Drawing Day - Start Drawing!
Depending on your location around the world, Drawing Day has already started!
If you've just learned about our event, it's simple... All you have to do is submit drawings at any of the art communities listed on our website on June 7. Some communities are running weekend long events so don't worry if you miss this day! Also be sure to join our Facebook Group, Flickr Group, and YouTube channel.

Please spread the word about this event to all your friends! If you haven't picked up a pencil in a while, then today is the day.

We're encouraging everyone to Download this Drawing Day image here, and upload it to every art gallery you have on DeviantArt, AmateurIllustrator, Flickr, etc. and upload the image as a photo to your Facebook, MySpace, or any social networking website.

Lets make everyone see this image on Drawing Day!

Thank you to all the supporting art communities and for all the artists out there participating. Keep checking this blog throughout the weekend as we'll be updating our progress and adding links to various online galleries as they grow.
Thursday, June 5, 2008

Drawing Day - Days away, get ready to draw!

OK, this is where we get on our knees and beg you to spread the world about Drawing Day more than ever ;) Email all your friends and let them know you'll be drawing and tell them to keep an eye out for your drawings online.

As much as drawing on the day is what it's all about, please share links to your drawings with all your friends. Spreading the word is just as important on Drawing Day. The larger art communities will all take notice if they start to see a huge influx of drawings tagged with the words "drawing day" in their titles and descriptions so be sure to do that. Join our groups on Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, etc. - it really does make a difference!

We also would like to really encourage some of you to record video captures of you drawing in illustrator, photoshop, MS Paint, etc. and we will feature these videos on our YouTube channel. If you have a webcam, you can even record yourself drawing on paper.

Excited yet? We are!

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