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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Drawing Day YouTube group video

We are putting together a promotional video for Drawing Day 2009.

We need AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE who are YouTube users with webcams or video cameras to contribute to a group video.

If you have a camera and want to participate, please send a message to the Drawing Day channel on YouTube....
http://www.youtube.com/user/1milliondrawings and say you want to participate in the group video.

We have a small script talking about drawing day - we are asking everyone to read the script on camera and at the end we will be stitching the videos all together to make one video with lots of people talking about the event. It could be a really big awesome video if we get a hundred people contributing!


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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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Friday, May 30, 2008

Can a few artists create a worldwide drawing event?

So a few of us came up with the idea of Drawing Day. With one week to go we're pretty excited - I mean how can you just make up an event and expect the whole world to participate?

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It's a good question but the answer is pretty simple really. Because we can ;)

It's a really exciting time on the web where social networking has such an amazing power. There are average Joe's (and Jill's) making YouTube videos about scratching their nose with their left index finger capturing the attention of millions of viewers.

The great thing about Drawing Day is that it's an art event, and you won't find more passionate people than artists. We have some awesome art communities getting involved in Drawing Day but what's really interesting when we look at the traffic statistics of the Drawing Day website is that collectively we get more people visiting our website from single passionate artists than any other way. We receive emails every day from single artists saying "We love this event and totally support it and will write a blog". Sure, this blog might only send us 10 visitors, but when there are hundreds of you artists doing this is really adds up!

So, there may only be a few individuals behind this initiative, but with all the artists around the world getting excited that's one big voice. Remember, we're doing this out of love and have no funding, have never asked for donations and are simply relying on the artists voice and the power of the web.

So here's what we need to really make a statement...
DIGG this story, show the world that a few passionate artists can be backed by a world of passionate artists and come up with a world-wide event that injects the web with more drawings and art than you can poke a mouse at.

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