Here's the press release.
Again, if you can forward it to all your friends and ask them to forward it to anyone who might be interested, please do so.
If you have friends in the media field, please forward this to them, the more coverage we get the more people will join in!
Again, thanks for all of your help! SketchCrawl is an ever growing phenomenon thanks to all you!
- World Wide SketchCrawl -
Drawing Marathons from Around the World
To all interested. The 12th World Wide SketchCrawl is December 9th 2006 !
But what is a "SketchCrawl"?
In short, roughly every 3 months we put a call out to people around the world to join in, put pen to paper on a given day for as long as they can (be it 20 minutes or 8 hours) drawing, sketching, journaling about their day and what's around them. For a day, slow down, look around you, see ... and draw or write. Record your day. No specific level of skill is expected ! Anyone is welcome.
How to participate.
We set up a forum where to seek and organize meetings with artists from your area. You can participate in SketchCrawl on your own or with a group of friends. I usually meet groups of artists in San Francisco, where I live. The forums and the Flickr SketchCrawl group also serve as gathering and sharing place after the drawing marathon day. The idea behind this is to get the great feeling of drawing with and at the same time as peoples from all walks of life and from all corners of the world; and ultimately by sharing the day's sketches and photos on Flickr and the SketchCrawl forums, to see places and details from corners of the world we might not see at all in our life time !
The history of it.
We put out a call for the first World Wide SketchCrawl on November 21st 2004, we've done 10 drawing marathons since and people from all over the world have joined in and shared their drawings. On one occasion we also raised funds for the Pakistani Earthquake relief effort. And we plan to seek more of this kind of opportunities in the future. There's nothing like sharing drawing and also make a small difference in the world.
The SketchCrawl blog.
We have a communal SketchCrawl blog for which we are looking for contributors. We are very happy to accept posts from anyone who might want to contribute sketches or thoughts about drawing, materials and inspiration. One more space to share.
I (Enrico Casarosa) started SketchCrawl in 2004 and have organized and spread the word about SketchCrawling since. I am currently a storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios. I've worked in the industry for more than ten years and been publishing comics and artbooks in my spare time. Ronnie del Carmen is a legend in the animation industry, currently a Head of Story at Pixar, in his prestigious career he has worked for the Batman Animated show, Dreamworks animation and many others amazing projects. Ronnie is my partner in crime in publishing books and now also in SketchCrawling around the world.
So take this chance to dust off that old sketchbook of yours or take out of the wrapper that nice new Moleskine you bought. Saturday december 9th is around the corner, obviously the more the merrier. So feel free to spread the word in any way you can. That's what is amazing about the internet. We've also tried and spread the word in another few ways: we have made t-shirts and stickers.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/casarosa/s ... 270875661/
If you plan to have a big group of "crawlers" shoot me an email, I'll be happy to send some stickers.
Many thanks for your time !
Here's a few Links to SketchCrawl information on the web.
The first SketchCrawl I tried in the summer of 2004.
The first World Wide SketchCrawl on November 2004.
The Flickr SketchCrawl group
The SketchCrawl forums where you can see past and current SketchCrawls.