SketchCrawls - how to participate and how to post images!

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SketchCrawls - how to participate and how to post images!

Post by enrico » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:54 pm

The idea of SketchCrawl is that of a global drawing marathon: taking a day to journal and draw all that is around you.

How to participate to a World Wide SketchCrawl?

-Look around the forums and see if anyone in your area is getting together for the upcoming SketchCrawl (we set dates every 2 or 3 months).
-If not, put a call out to artists in your city or town.
-If no one responds to your call, you can still go out on the SketchCrawl day and draw away solo (you'll actually get more drawing done that way).
-Then be sure to come back to these forums after the SketchCrawl, share your sketches and experiences and peruse through drawings of fellow "crawlers" from all over the world.

In brief, these forums have those two goals:

1- Get artists together and organized for the upcoming Sketchcrawl.
2- Share artists' sketches and photos from all over the world after the SketchCrawl.
3- Create a community of friends passionate about drawing around the world.

There are no rules:
-Anyone can participate, be it to draw for 20 minutes or the full day .
-Any level of ability is welcome from veteran artists to first time sketchers.
-Any age! Try it with your kids!

From time to time we try and raise funds for a good cause. On those special SketchCrawl we ask this global drawing community to come together and give something back to the world.

- A key thing, help us spread the word!
If you are reading this, I am sure you have a number of friends that might be interested in this as much as you are. Tell them about SketchCrawl! Let's share this idea with the rest of the globe. No borders.

When you participate, please remember to:

-Notify us of any sketchcrawl events (as applicable)
-Link back to
-Give credit to Enrico Casarosa as the founder
-Must be a non-profit event
-Include sketches in and Flickr pool (as applicable)
-Try and time your sketchcrawls with the World Wide dates we promote at

Thanks for your support. Let's draw and share !

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Tutorial: How to post pictures

Post by gustavo » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:14 am

Note: I am combining instructions from Enrico, Thorsten, myself and others into one post and adding pictures.

Upload your image(s) and/or pictures to your choice of hosting (blog, flickr, etc).
For this example we are using the forum's logo image.

Windows PC: While viewing the image you want to share, hover your mouse pointer on top of the image and Right-Click your mouse to bring up the menu, select "Properties"


While viewing the image properties, highlight the image URL, Right-Click your mouse once again to bring up the menu and select "Copy"


MAC OS X: While viewing the image you want to share, hover your mouse pointer on top of the image and press the Control button down while you click with your mouse to bring up the menu, select "Copy Image Address"


Add the open image tag and "Paste" the image URL / Image Address you just copied, then close the image tag.
Note: You can either add the image tags manually or click on the button above the content window (see image below). Clicking on the button will automatically add both the open and close image tags, you will then need to "Paste" the image URL that you copied in the previous step in between those tags.


You can then preview the end result or submit as applicable.


Flickr: - Updated Instructions:
Above the image you want to share you will typically see three tabs/buttons: [Favorite][Actions][Share this]

Using the old way:
Click on Actions button, select View All Sizes, select a size (medium perhaps) then proceed as usual.

The new way:
Click on [Share this], select [Grab the HTML/BBCode]
Select BBCode, and the size you want to use, then select the code that was generated, copy and paste into the forum post window.

Blogger / Blogspot: They only allow you to link to the smaller image that displays in the front page of your blog. If you link to the larger/original image it will not display.


Note for Web Experts:

Expert Blogger Image Size Tip
The difference between the image that displays on the front page of the blog and the original you may have linked is the size, blogger doesnt allow linking to large images as mentioned above.

Turns out the link for either the large image and the small image is the same and the size is controlled by a code found in the URL of the image, if you link to the large image by mistake, you can just edit the url by changing the size code.

Look for the image code in the URL that starts with the lowercase letter 's'
Example: /s1600-h/ is the large size, update it to /s400/ and the image should display.

Expert Picasa Tip
It appears that like Blogger, Picasa also prevents hotlinking and the way to fix that is as follows:
add the following /s400/ right before the image name.

If your image is called myimage.jpg and the URL is ...../SAFWSDe/myimage.jpg all you need to do is add the /s400/ before the name of the image.
Like this: ...../SAFWSDe/s400/myimage.jpg

Last bumped by gustavo on Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:14 am.
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