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[Drawing] Handmade Cards
June 21, 2011

This month I want to share a simple craft with you that incorporates your drawings. Have you ever thought about making your own gift cards?

We may as well make use of our drawing talent and start showing off what we can do.

Even if you are a beginner artist, this is still quite achievable, you only need to choose your topic carefully by finding something that has a very basic outline, that's it.

I made some mistakes but I hope you learn from me and complete this project hassle free.

Read more about "How to make your own gift card" where I also show you examples of the drawings I created for my cards.

You'll save a lot of money by making your own cards and I'm sure family and friends will treasure them for years to come.

Special Offer for you

There are numerous drawing courses available on the internet and I know it's hard to decide which one will really suit you. All I can do to help is show you what's on offer and where you can find discounted courses.

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Once you click through, scroll down to find a sample video lesson and the availability to download free pdf booklets (almost half way down the page after the student drawings). This way, you get a good idea about whether or not you'll like the course.

You also get 7 days to decide if you want to purchase at the discounted price and the product carries a 30 day guarantee. That tells me Nolan is very confident you will like it.

What's New at

Don't forget to check out the new page on "How to make a gift card" - it just might generate some fresh new drawing ideas for you. Inspiration can be found in the oddest places!

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There are still some questions about the "Drawing Made Easy" newsletter. If you only give your name and email address, you will receive the free drawing lessons by email.

It won't cost you anything providing you don't divulge any sort of payment details. Never, ever give out credit card or bank account details unless you intentionally set out to buy something on the internet.

So, you do get free lessons but you can expect them to promote various products, too. That shouldn't stop you from benefiting from free information that is shared willingly.

I promise I will never lead you astray! When I find free information that is useful, I trial it and then I pass it along to you.

Tip of the Month

Keep pens that have run out of ink so you can use them for highlighting features in your drawings. Draw In Relief

For example, it's a great way to keep whiskers white in animal drawings.

Press firmly to etch the marks into the paper and then use the side of the pencil to shade over that area.

The pencil glides right over the indents, leaving your impression nice and white.

Handy Links

See the small selection of online art books that I have personally bought and reviewed. This list only contains good quality books with a money back guarantee.

For common drawing questions, please visit the frequently asked questions page.

Drawing is a very economical hobby. Check the drawing supplies page which describes the materials you need to get started.

The Drawings Blog shows you the last 30 pages to be added to the site.

, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this issue. I appreciate your continuing support.

Take care and I'll catch up with you again in August. In the meantime, have many happy creative days!

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"With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp."
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