Drawing Day 08: the start of a worlwide drawing event.

Drawing Day 2008

Drawing Day is a worldwide drawing event encouraging everyone to drop everything and draw for the sake of art. The internet is an open canvas. Help us create 1 million drawings online this day and boost online art communities. Official press release for Drawing Day08.

Curiosity and excitement have gotten the better of me and I am spreading the word. Ironically this means dropping my pencil for a tick to get this news to you...!

Cool news for all artists, scribblers, doodlers and/or pencil owners: the 7th of June 2008 is Drawing Day a brand new concept. The aim is to make a noise (in a modern silent way) for the sake of art worldwide.

What? A worldwide drawing event
How? by collecting a million drawings.
Why? So everyone worldwide can stop for one day and remember the joy of picking up a pencil and creating their first piece of art.
Where?Here is where (and some of the best ways) you can share your drawings with the world.
  1. Upload drawings to DeviantArt
  2. Upload drawings to Flickr
  3. Draw online at ratemydrawings
  4. Draw on Youtube
  5. Draw on Facebook
  6. Drawn on MySpace

If you want to learn more, check out the the Drawing Day website ample info is given and even more ways to participate will be provided by the organisers soon.

Who? Any proud pencil owner or anyone who knows where to lay their hands on one...

When? 7th of June 2008

Don't forget...

This being the first year it will no doubt be a great event with a few teething problems. However, I feel it is well worth putting in a wee bit of effort into and giving it a go.

And finally but importantly...
Million thanks to Katherine Tyrell for bringing this up on her blog Making a Mark where she shares the info in a seriously well detailed and explained post. In doing so giving me the knowledge and the urge to spread the word. Here is the link her blog posting.

Drawing Day 2008


Thanks Sheona - it's my pleasure!

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