Worldwide Drawing event : June 7th 2008

Drawing Day 2008

Bookmark Saturday June 7th 2008 – Make a Drawing Date with your Creative Self and/or friends!

Whilst catching up with whats been happening with my favourite artists in Redbubble today, i came across a journal post from Thickblackoutline about Drawing Day – which happens to fall on TBO's birthday, i'm told 😉

What is Drawing Day?
One day a year, the world stops to remember that joy we had when we first picked up a pencil and created our first piece of art – that's what Drawing Day is all about. The goal for Drawing Day is simple – to create enough drawings to make some noise worldwide for the sake of art. 2008 is the first year of this initiative. Our goal is definitely a long-shot, but we're aiming for 1 million drawings worldwide. We have no precise measure to know if we reach this goal. If we come close we will all definitely know. Even if we reach 10% of our goal in the first year of this initiative, it will be a great achievement but we will continue aiming for the magic million.

Why is Drawing Day important?

Illustrators and artists alike often go unappreciated. The creation of art and illustration captured our minds ever since we were children and our parents turned the pages of our first book. These stories came to life via the illustrations that took us to an imaginary world full of inspiration.

Whether you're a professional illustrator or you just enjoy the occasional scribble, you can give back to the illustration community by drawing on this day. By injecting more and more illustration and art into our community, we are not only showing our appreciation to our fellow artists, but we are spreading awareness of the joy of drawing. It is important that you contribute – Drawing Day will only be a success if we all participate and make some noise. So, please tell your friends and spread the word.

When is Drawing Day?

Drawing Day this year is June 07, 2008. Unless otherwise noted, Drawing Day will be the first Saturday of June each year.

  • Visit their site for the full info, how to participate and how you can help by spreading the word :

ONLINE PARTICIPANTS : head to your favourite places and join in the creative artistic world event!

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