We just want to say thank you for all you do for Sketch Club and for the community. This sketch is our way of letting you know that we are aware of how hard you work (though it may appear we sometimes take you for granted). You are special people to us. We appreciate everything you do for us, like making sure we are a safe community, for honoring us with your comments and your attention, for responding immediately to our questions, and for your patience when we don't "get it." We are grateful for the tools, brushes and backgrounds many of you have supplied, for the classes you offer that give us so much, and for contributing to Blackpawn's amazing Zine. And the list goes on. (We suspect there are other tasks you do that we don't even know about.)
How this sketch came about is that a couple of us thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if we could find a way to thank the Gloperators as a group?" We chose a canvas that had 20 slots, sketched a couple of things, then reached out to a few artists who recommended other artists (one slot per artist). And before we knew it, a group of 20 created this lovely, magical scene.
We know that the combination of Blackpawn's genius and the hard work all of you G's do is what makes this place beyond compare.
Below are the artists who contributed to this sketch. Please visit their galleries to see more of their work:Tily
Tree line in the distanceMaggyC
Reflections on water, fence and elephantsBjon2
Butterflies and beehivewind dancer
Rainbow and reflectionEncarnet
Flowering plantsLinda S
Sun and starsMarcia Wegmann
Check out the latest contributions! http://app.sketchclub.com/sketch/10167851http://app.sketchclub.com/sketch/10167862http://app.sketchclub.com/sketch/10168237
Here's Pamela's downloadable version:http://app.sketchclub.com/sketch/10168166
Here's MaggyC's version:http://app.sketchclub.com/sketch/10167322
Thank you so much for the comments and hearts from our contributors above, as well as from Orville
, Krisse vans
, Linda T
, Kay K
, LOLA 🌬
(We understand that there are others who might have wanted to add to this tribute--we limited ourselves to 20 only so we could give you G's this sketch sooner than later--but we merged all the layers and have made the sketch downloadable. Please feel free to add to the magic! Let me or Marcia know and we'll add your name to the list of contributors.)
🌺 Contributing artists, please feel free to download this into your own galleries and add more if you would like. 🌺
Special thanks to Marcia for starting the sketch and contacting all the artists. This wouldn't have been possible without her! ❤️ And it goes without saying that it was the artists who made the magic!
💖 Since I was the lucky person who got to upload this in my gallery, I will speak for all of us when I say that we are so very grateful and honored to be featured. This piece was born out of our love, compassion, gratitude and deep respect for the Gloperators, and to know that it was featured brings us great joy. From the bottom of our collective hearts, we thank you.💖