Getting Started with "Your Sketchbook"
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Sketching is a natural part of the artistic process and no matter the level you are at, most typically start out with a sketch or ‘underdrawing’. A sketch is typically used to catch the feel and movement of what might be used in the final drawing, exploring angles and perspectives to work out ideas. A lot of times, this part of the art process isn’t seen, but tends to be the bare bones or ‘skeleton’ of our final works. It is here where any mistakes or problems are fixed or can be brought attention to and directly affect the final outcome of a work.

As time has evolved, sketches have been shown to be made with all sorts of different mediums, whether it be through more traditional means such as charcoal and pencil, or digitally. They don’t have to be clean, but they do have to show the basic groundwork for a final image, whether it gets developed to that point or not. With that said, lets get down to the details.

Getting Started:

First, if you’d like to participate in this section, you first need to create your own thread here in this forum (or subsection). We’d advise using your name in the title along with the word “sketchbook, doodle book, sketchpad” or similar names following it so that its easier to track.

Once you have created your thread, you may then post up to one sketch a day, each in a separate post. Every month, expert and head curators will comb through the sketchbook entries that have been made that month, and pay you around the first or so of every month!


For each sketch, the artist will receive either $250 or $500 depending on the quality of the sketch. An example of a $250 sketch would be a gesture drawing or one in which there are no forms, but stick figures and scribbles. A $500 sketch would have a solid form, even if sketchy and have a good amount of groundwork laid out. This isn’t about how clean or neat your sketches are, but the effort you’ve put into them.

For each week (7 consecutive days) that you post a sketch every day, you receive $1,000! You will also receive an additional $2,000 if you post a sketch every day for a calendar month!

In short:
Each Sketch - $250 or $500
Week-long streak bonus - $1,000
Full month streak bonus - $2,000


We’re leaving the guidelines pretty loose for what its considered a sketch as not everyone defines sketches in the same way. We encourage people to post sketches that show some substance and that we can clearly see whats going on in their image. It does not require a background, but they do help to boost the payment to the $500 range if the subject is barely above a stick figure.

To give a better idea, our lovely artists in the curator section have given examples of their own work as seen here (note that many of these sketches are well into the $500 range--yours don't need to be as detailed, colored, or fleshed out as the more detailed ones below are!):

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^Each image is clickable for a larger version!

I’d like to specify, sketches do not need to be colored or even have shadows, but that decision is entirely up to you.
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