Back to Back Issues Page
[Drawing] To An End
December 21, 2009

Wow, this is the last newsletter for the year! 2009 has seen the website continue to grow and improve, along with your drawing skills I hope!

You might notice the site has a new look to help keep the site simple and easy to navigate.

As I progress through the conversion of old pages to new, I find it really interesting to look at the older drawings that I did when I first started building this site. I realized how it's easier for me to draw now, I don't struggle as much as I recollect doing when I commenced this hobby. It seems we only have to overcome that initial awkward hurdle before we relax into drawing with confidence.

Recently I was reading an artist magazine which contained an interesting interview with a successful artist. The artist said although he sometimes wished he had an opportunity to attend an art college, he is ultimately glad that he didn't. He feels completely free to portray what he sees in any way he pleases. He has become successful in his own right and in his own way. That must be so satisfying! It shows that ignorance really is bliss.

I like the fact that there are no rules in art because it truly allows us the freedom of expression.

When I look at the drawings that are sent in each month, I marvel at the unique style of each artist. That's what I look for rather than the quality of the drawing. It's interesting and exciting because I get true pleasure watching you grow and improve.

What's New at

Drawings of Christmas
There's a new page to celebrate the season and it contains some more simple drawings of Christmas. All images are designed to be easy to copy so you can use them in your Christmas projects.

Tip of the Month

Don't forget that you can use your eraser as a drawing tool.

With a normal eraser, you can create streaks through a drawing.

A putty eraser can be used to create an effect from dark to light.

I'd like to take this end of year opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement. I know that without you I would be lost.

Become a friend at by using the Friend Connect box that appears towards the bottom of the right column on the home page. It's nice to see you joining up with me, thank you.

Please visit the frequently asked questions page if you have any questions about drawing.

You can quickly find the last 20 pages to be added to the site simply by visiting the Drawings Blog.

, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to read this final issue for the year.

Please keep safe over the Christmas/New Year period and I'll talk to you again in 2010. Happy Christmas!

With best wishes for you and your family,


"There are no rules, only tools." - Glenn Vilppu

Back to Back Issues Page