Illustrator’s Lounge always try to be supportive of all illustration community projects and we are long-term admirers of Illustration Friday. The website has been re-branded as well as re-structured with a new fun, sketchy look which is absolutely appropriate to the very nature of the site.
If you don’t know what it’s all about:
Illustration Friday is a weekly drawing challenge and participatory art exhibit. Every Friday a new topic is posted (based on topics you suggest!) and you have one week to come up with your own, unique interpretation. Anyone who likes to draw, paint, sculpt, doodle or color can participate in Illustration Friday. You don’t need to be a pro! It’s fun to see everyone’s art – novices and pros alike.
If you do know what it’s all about, here are some changes to IF:
Thumbnails are now huge (!) and can be automatically generated (!!) for you if you choose. Try it out this week when you post your artwork: Go to the homepage, choose “Submit your illustration” and fill out the form. After you paste in your url and choose your Medium, the auto-generator will start doing its thing and you can choose your thumbnail easily! (Yippee!) You can also choose a thumbnail from your desktop if you choose. Either way is cool!
It’s easier and fun to Submit a Topic! Think up a good word or short phrase that can be interpreted visually in lots of ways and submit it! If your topic is chosen you’re website link will be on the homepage and on this nifty weekly topic email.
IF are now accepting sponsorship ads on the site if you’re interested in getting more eyeballs on your artwork / little prints shop / new project. Check out the sponsors on the site’s sidebar and find out how your art could reach more people.