What is Ten Paces and Draw?

Ten Paces and Draw is a blog dedicated to illustration and collaboration.  Each week a theme is assigned and a group of illustrators sketch based on the theme. Sketches are then exchanged between artists and they finish one another's work. It's a fun and simple way to experiment with other illustrators' styles, and see how one's work is handled in the hands of another artist.

Who's in charge?

Ten Paces was started and is currently run by Philadelphia-based illustrators Alyssa Nassner
and Rachel Dougherty. The blog began during a lull in paying illustration jobs, and was created as an ongoing excuse to make artwork, as well as a way to connect and network with fellow artists.

Alyssa Nassner is an illustrator originally from Bel Air, Maryland, and she graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Since then she's worked for clients such as Chronicle Books, UPPERCASE Magazine, Dwell Studio, American Girl, and more.
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Rachel Dougherty is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, and also a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Her clients include Port Discovery, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, Woman to Woman Magazine, and Philadelphia Stories Magazine. She's currently in the process of illustrating two children's picture books for Capstone.
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Guest Contributors

We also have an amazing, talented person helping us to keep this blog running smoothly. Currently we have only one guest contributor but we're looking for more dedicated individuals!

Kristin Hughes is an illustrator, designer, and writer. She grew up in riding horses in Connecticut before graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Now officially a Maryland resident, she is published on the Baltimore Fishbowl and freelancing.
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Press + Mentions

ModCloth Blog
How Top Ten
Illustration Mundo
Public School
The Thrillist
Little Chimp Society
Phoenix New Times


Abby Boeh, Adrien Dacquel, Abigail Stevens, Abigail Shaw, Alyssa Nassner, Anna Santaguida, Ana Benaroya, Andrew Lyons, Angela Rizza, Allison Revilla, Alan Dalby, Alex Vetter, Angie MacNeill, Anna Bongiovanni, Ann Shen, Anna Bernal, Ariyana Suvarnasuddhi, Babs Tarr, Becca Stadtlander, Brittany Brown, Bryan Ische, Carlos Patino, Cecilia de CorralChris Hajny, Celine Loup Chelsey Holeman, Cody Griffith, Danny Brito, Danielle Kroll, Emma MaatmanEmma Cowley, Erica Sirotich, Fitz FitzpatrickFrancesca Buchko, Gaelyn Woltz, Gabriela Nicole GonzalezGigi Gray, Griffin MooreHaley McMichael, Isaac Orloff, Jacqueline McNally, James Gilleard, Jared Schorr, Jardley Jean-Louis, Jen Mussari, Jesse RiggleJesse Tise, Jimmy MaloneJordan Sondler, Joanna Barnum, Julianna BrionJustin Volz, Jee Shaun Wang, Jimmy Giegerich, Julia Kostreva, John Lee, Kate BrooksKate Haberer, Katie Turner, Kathleen Marcotte, Kris Atomic, Krissy Diggs, Kristin Hughes, Kyle Fewell, Lauren Rae Holtermann, Lauren Gentry, Lindsay HaynesLindsay Nohl,Lindsay Bolin, Lydia Nichols, Mary Kate McDevitt, Matthew Edwards, Maré Odomo, Marloes De Vries, Meera Lee, Michael Clayton, Michael Howewler, Mika J. NakanoMichelle Romo, Michele Rosenthal,Madison Zalopany, Marisa Seguin, Melanie Matthews, Nick IlluzadaNick Sirotich, Niki Maro, Owen Davey, Niv Bavarsky, Natalie Andrewson, Nathan Bulmer, Natalie Hall, Nolan PelletierPaul Windle, Paul Sargent, Paige Vickers, Rachel Dougherty, Rand Renfrow, Ricky Linn, Sarah StraubShannon May, Sarah Jacoby, Silvia Rodrigues, , Shawn HilemanTina Sweep, Ted McGrath, Trevor Basset, Tyler ParkerWill Bryant, Willem Rosenthal, Victor Melendez, Andrew Morgan, Whitney Sherman, William Lambros, Wylie Beckert,
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Contact Us + Get Involved

We do accept new contributors on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in participating with Ten Paces and Draw please submit your work here. We will try our best to respond in a timely manner.