I’ve always wanted to do art trades but never knew who might be interested and I felt a bit too shy to ask. I thought it might be cool to come up with a way for people who are interested in art trades to let others know that they’re open to it. That’s what sparked the idea for April Art Trade. (That and it’s my birthday month and I just wanted a bunch of art for my birthday!)
The idea is that you’d let people know you’re interested in participating in art trades during the month of April. Look for artists who are open to trades or ask a friend! Once you’ve completed the trade, tag the recipient and use the hashtag #aprilarttrade.
1. Ask a friend for an art trade!
(Please don’t message artists you don’t know unless they are open to random trades!)
2. Tell each other about your interests!
(Don’t ask for a specific drawing, just let them know your favorite characters, animals, etc.)
3. Set a range for the amount of time you’re both willing to spend on the art trade.
4. Draw something for them and post it with the hashtag #AprilArtTrade!
That’s it! Go make art for each other!