The World's Biggest Drawing Festival is here! LivingLines17

The World's Biggest Drawing Festival is here! LivingLines17

Sharpen those HBs, poise those pixels,
The Big Draw Festival 2017 is here!


From 1 - 31 October the world’s biggest celebration of the humble pencil will connect disastrous drawers and doodling superstars from across the globe, for #LivingLines17

The 2017 Festival theme, Living Lines: An Animated Big Draw Festival, aims to unite pixels, pencils and people from across the globe to learn, experiment and bring ideas to life through drawing and animation. Living Lines will explore the long history of people finding ways to create moving images; from pre-film animation devices such as Zoetropes, to the most cutting edge digital drawing and animation technologies. Events will host masters of animation, but organisers and participants do not need to have any animation experience themselves.

Bring your ideas to life with #LivingLines17!

This year is all about your marks in motion! Interpreted broadly by our amazing 2017 organisers, #LivingLines17 encompasses everything from dance, sculpture in motion, hand drawn and stop motion animation, making your own GIFs and memes and behind it all is the magic of drawing!

Search the 100's of marvellous #LivingLines17 events by keyword (flip book, animation etc), date or place by clicking below


Vote for your favourite #TheBigDraw events!

If you are blown away by an event you visit as part of this year's Big Draw Festival you can now have your say and vote for it for our inaugural People's Choice Award! The winning organiser will be awarded £500!

Maybe the organiser helped you conquer your fear of creating? Maybe their event was like nothing you've seen before? Either way, have your say! Click button for more info:

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