Open Call

I launched the Draw A Dot. Instagram account at the end of August 2014, and it has been gaining a lot of buzz. The Instagram open call was shortly introduced to the community and it is now one of the staples of Draw A Dot!

As many of you know, the purpose of Draw A. Dot is to promote illustrators. If you are looking for ways to build your portfolio, I highly recommend you enter the open calls. A lot of illustrators have received different opportunities from brands after they entered the open calls!

#DrawADotTogether Project

Illustration by Glenn Sandoval. Inspired by Moschino S/S 2020 & Maryam Keyhani

I want our community to start a movement and I believe this is the time for all of us to give something back to the world. In my opinion, I know you all are good at bringing joy to people with your artworks! 

The COVID-19 is affecting many parts of the world right now. Therefore, I have decided to use this platform to encourage everyone to participate in this project and give people hope and happiness (and perhaps some laughs and silliness too)! 

There is no particular topic to this project except there are 2 rules:

  1. This illustration has to bring a positive message!
  2. It has to include something from the S/S 2020 collections. It can be a dress, an earring… anything that you see on the runways in the S/S 2020 season. As you know, fashion is supposed to bring people joy so I want to make sure this element is included!

Some of the illustration ideas I can think of include drawing your ideal home outfit (perhaps Tomo Koizumi S/S 2020 gown?), your ideal dream world (with characters wearing Moschino S/S 2020 outfits?), or an abstract piece about love (with Versace S/S 2020 elements?).

Deadline and Publication: 

There is no deadline for this project. This project will last until the world is back on its track!

Please send your illustration to marcus@drawadot.com (less than 5MB please and in JPG form) so I can have an album on Facebook page. I will add the illustration to the album within 24 hours when I receive your piece. Once it is on there, you can share it with the world!

I will have a Pinterest board dedicated to this project and will pin the illustration when I see people posting the illustration with the #DrawADotTogether. I will also have an IG story highlight tab on the IG stories I repost. Your story must tag @drawadot and have #DrawADotTogether so I know it is for this project. I will repost as many stories as I can. 

Note:

– You are encouraged to show your work in progress on social media platforms. All work in progress images should also be tagged #DrawADotTogether, and @drawadot.

– By entering this open call, you agree to let Draw A Dot to post your work on our social media platforms.

Please share this project with your friends so they can also participate. And if you are working for a brand or have connections to brands, please share this project with them too! The more people we can have participating in this project, the more positive energy we can get to give everyone hope! We are here to share the joy and cannot let this tough situation defeat us! 

Draw A Dot community, let’s create a movement together! The time is NOW! 

You can visit Draw A Dot. Facebook Page to see the submissions from past open calls.

11-2014: Alexander Wang x H&M Fashion Illustration Open Call

01-2015: Givenchy S/S 2015 Fashion Illustration Open Call

02-2015: Thom Browne S/S 2015 Fashion Illustration Open Call

03-2015: Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Fashion Illustration Open Call

04-2015: Valentino MIME Bag Fashion Illustration Open Call

05-2015: Giambattista Valli S/S 2015 RTW Fashion Illustration Open Call

06-2015: Lanvin F/W 2015 Fashion Illustration Open Call

08-2015: Viktor & Rolf Flowebomb 10th Anniversary Illustration Open Call

09-2015: Delpozo F/W 2015 Fashion Illustration Open Call

10-2015: Marc Jacobs F/W 2015 Fashion Illustration Open Call

01-2016: Simone Rocha S/S 2016 Fashion Illustration Open Call

02-2016: Chanel S/S 2016 Haute Couture Fashion Illustration Open Call

04-2016: Prada S/S 2016 Fashion Illustration Open Call

05-2016: Christopher Kane S/S 2016 Fashion Illustration Open Call

07-2016: Balmain Pre-Fall 2016 Fashion Illustration Open Call

08-2016: Iris van Herpen Fall/Winter 2016 Haute Couture Open Call

09-2016: Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2016 Fashion Illustration Open Call

11-2016: Burberry F/W 2016 Fashion Illustration Open Call

01-2017: Dior S/S 2017 Fashion Illustration Open Call

03-2017: Maison Margiela S/S 2017 Haute Couture Illustration Open Call

04-2017: Comme des Garçons Fashion Illustration Open Call

06-2017: Miu Miu S/S 2017 Fashion Illustration Open Call

07-2017: Schiaparelli F/W 2017 Haute Couture Illustration Open Call

09-2017: YSL F/W 2017 Fashion Illustration Open Call

11-2017: Calvin Klein F/W 2017 Fashion Illustration Open Call

01-2018: Mary Katrantzou S/S 2018 Fashion Illustration Open Call

02-2018: Guo Pei S/S 2018 Haute Couture Fashion Illustration Open Call

04-2018: Junya Watanabe S/S 2018 Fashion Illustration Open Call

06-2018: Fendi S/S 2018 Fashion Illustration Open Call

07-2018: Valentino F/W 2018 Haute Couture Fashion Illustration Open Call

09-2018: Louis Vuitton F/W 2018 Fashion Illustration Open Call

10-2018: Dries Van Noten F/W 2018 Fashion Illustration Open Call

01-2019: Rodarte S/S 2019 Fashion Illustration Open Call

04-2019: A Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld Fashion Illustration Open Call

10-2019: Versace Virtus Fashion Illustration Open Call

11-2019: Mary Katrantzou S/S 2020 Fashion Illustration Open Call

01-2020: Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 2020 Haute Couture Illustration Open Call