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Evalila
02-04-2011, 01:38 PM
Itīs been a while since the last Draw-a-Thon and I would love another. I would be willing to host it. Is there any interest for this a-thon on March 4 to March 6, 2011?

Art By Camilla
02-05-2011, 03:31 AM
Sounds fine to me. I'm about to start a drawing class next week, so I would enjoy a Draw-a-Thon!

Camilla

sniisk
02-05-2011, 04:00 AM
It would be nice but my markers are then too far away from me :(. I can't take everything with me when I'm going back to Latvia soon.
I have only my collage stuff there but at least I can make something.

lemurkat
02-05-2011, 04:59 AM
I'm keen - I'm back from holiday then.

Hazartist1
02-05-2011, 08:58 AM
Can you explain what is expected in an "a thon?" I don't want to commit unless I can follow through.

Evalila
02-05-2011, 09:13 AM
An "A-Thon" is like making art together with other artists in a virtual craft room. We can talk, share techniques, encourage each other and of course make art and trade it, if we want. A Draw-a-thon is all about drawing :) You donīt have to sign-up officially. If thereīs enough interest, Iīll start a thread shortly before the draw-a-thon begins and you can join the party, chat and share your art whenever you like.

sniisk
02-05-2011, 11:07 AM
And even if you don't create anything, you can hang around here, as I will do :D.

biterbuck
02-05-2011, 11:44 AM
Cool idea, I would do it.

KESagers
02-05-2011, 04:33 PM
Other than Zens I haven't "drawn" anything in years and years. I suppose it doesn't hurt to try. ;)

ginabee
02-06-2011, 08:15 AM
I love the idea!

Hazartist1
02-06-2011, 09:37 AM
Thank you so much for the info! I think I will follow along.

sharlene54
02-06-2011, 09:41 AM
I can't draw, but I will enjoy seeing what everyone is creating. I will be following the posts and I'm sure loving the art.

a123andpoof
02-06-2011, 09:54 AM
That sounds fun, I would join XD

beeps
02-06-2011, 09:14 PM
thumbs up from me!

katrinabean86
02-06-2011, 09:18 PM
I desperately need to practice so I will probably try to do one or two at least :p Could we have some challenges? I suck at thinking of things on my own lol.

Evalila
02-07-2011, 05:08 AM
Challenges are great! Iīll see what I can come up with. If someone has any ideas, please post to the thread!

Art101
02-07-2011, 07:07 AM
Question: If there is the potential to "trade" the drawings, then what would be the right type of paper (weight? brand? etc) to use for the drawings that is suitable for ATCs? Suggestions, recommendations?

Evalila
02-07-2011, 07:33 AM
For the atcs made during this a-thon apply the same rules as for others. I usually use bristol board or cardstock, which is 300g/mē. Hmm, donīt know how much lbs this is in american measurements.
But you can also use regular (thinner) drawing paper and mount it to a piece of cardstock.
I donīt know which brands are available for you. Maybe some Americans can help :D

joes lines
02-07-2011, 09:30 AM
I should be able to play a little during the March 4-6 weekend.

I usually use 100 lb Strathmore Bristol board or 140 lb Strathmore watercolor paper for wet work (markers and/or water soluble pencils) and 80 lb Strathmore drawing paper for pencil or ink (I mount to cardstock or heavy scrapbook stock after the drawing is done). Bristol tends to be very smooth, so better for markers.

Hazartist1
02-07-2011, 09:31 AM
I always use Bristol Velum...It's made by many companies.

Genxster
02-09-2011, 03:06 AM
Oh this draw-a-thon sounds great! Count me in.

dsign49
02-09-2011, 04:41 AM
I'll have to check it out. Seems like I don't have enough hours in the day lately to do everything I would like to do. I will be lurking.

Joss
02-09-2011, 06:05 AM
yes I would love to do this, hopefully I will be around. thanks for offering to host this ev.

kentuckydakota
02-09-2011, 11:34 AM
I think this sounds like fun. I'd like to draw with the crowd ;)

BrianaShaeHall
02-11-2011, 03:34 PM
I would participate!

jaw
02-11-2011, 03:37 PM
I will just be back from a business trip, so should have one day at least to play. Maybe I'll draw on the plane and color/paint 'em when I get home ... hmmmmmmm

Phoenix
02-13-2011, 04:44 AM
This would be a dream come true! Yes, yes, yes. Did I mention I'm interested? :jiggy:

HHC
02-15-2011, 12:17 PM
I've been working on my drawing a bit... I may join in too. :)

Suze
02-16-2011, 12:11 AM
Count me in, I'm an a-thoniac. So much fun!

iowesa
02-16-2011, 10:19 PM
This sounds fun. Do we get a reminder shortly beforehand? I LOVE reminders.

Evalila
02-17-2011, 04:18 AM
Iīll open the official thread on March 2, I think. But I can PM some reminders, too:)

HHC
02-17-2011, 04:30 PM
Evalila, have you put it in the Calendar? If you do, folks can ask for a reminder up to 3 days ahead. That will make it easier for you. :)

Evalila
02-18-2011, 04:42 AM
Yep, I put it in the calendar:)

katrinabean86
02-19-2011, 04:51 AM
I put it on my notepad so I won't forget. Going to probably use the a-thon to get inspired for all of the hand-drawn swaps I'll be working on. And maybe a few that I can put for trade as well. Looking forward to it!

oddbreed
02-22-2011, 05:43 PM
sound super exciting! havent really drawn in years, my hubby is always trying to get me to share...this looks like the perfect challenge!

AmericanHwyFlower
02-23-2011, 10:32 PM
i am looking forward to it!

Suze
02-24-2011, 12:00 PM
the "draw a thon" is a little different from others I've participated in.
Got a question>>can we do the background and watercolor wash etc, before we draw the main element in atc? starting a drawing from scratch sometimes takes me a long time. ; ) ( I'm slow; )

MACE
02-24-2011, 12:16 PM
this sounds kewl...now to make room by the laptop to draw....thats usually the kitchen table :P

Evalila
02-24-2011, 12:58 PM
the "draw a thon" is a little different from others I've participated in.
Got a question>>can we do the background and watercolor wash etc, before we draw the main element in atc? starting a drawing from scratch sometimes takes me a long time. ; ) ( I'm slow; )


There must be at least one handdrawn element, but you can always mix and match techniques.:D

Linda4atc
02-28-2011, 10:30 PM
OK I keep flaking out on the a-thons. Partly cause my husband has been home on weekends. But he will be home most of this week. I have already gatheres several of my sketching supplies, images and books. I am reayy planning on working on stuff this weeken for the Draw-a-thon!

Just Ducky
02-28-2011, 11:06 PM
drawn ??? ohhhhh.... about the only thing I can draw with any kind of luck is my
Tree Spirits and a yellow ducky once in awhile...

but I see Linda4atc is getting ready... sure hope so cause she does great "Duckies" (hint hint)

Linda4atc
03-02-2011, 12:27 PM
LOL I will look for duckies. But I was thinking of working from my art lesson books on drawing people, or maybe trying to do some of my own Gnomeo creations.

I also have a bunch of pictures of a cartoon couple doing all sorts of things. I got from my clipart program. They remind me of the adorable Magda drawings that TherapyArtist used to do. I have wanted to do some of them for a longtime. I think I'll name them the Soulmates. I may also do some Red Hat Lady stuff, I have always adored red hats and now I really am a Red Hatter.