Thursday, October 05, 2006
After 9 months sketch-it is closing for good. Thank you all for your wonderful requests. It was our pleasure to create personalized artwork for you.
All of the sketch-it artists completed around 800 sketches. The site generated over 80,000 visits. At its peak, around 118 other blogs linked here yielding a Technorati ranking of 20,000 something. There was a month or so where we received 30 requests a week! It's a good thing we had 10 artists completing sketches at that time or we'd still be backlogged.
The whole thing was an idea I hatched while talking to a friend of mine. In the begining of Janurary I threw up a simple site and waited to see what happened. It grew into an amazing collaborative experiment.
Since I'm an artist and not a programmer, the site never became automated. Each request was received, assigned and finalized by me. This manual process meant I spent an increasing amount of time managing requests and less time sketching them.
I'm going to keep the site up because there's some great artwork on here. I and the other artists may still post artwork here from time to time. The shopping cart has been removed so we wont be taking any more requests.
a.k.a. Scott Moore
Posted by Awed Job at 2:23 PM