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Draw Cartoons Today!, Issue #005 -- Video Lessons Online!
May 01, 2008

Issue #005 - Video Lessons Online!

Time for another update...

Well, May is officially here, and with it... several changes to the site! But before we get into the details, here's a brief overview of Issue Number Five:


1. Video Lessons Online!

2. New Cartoon Drawing Lesson Category

3. Cool Drawing Sites

4. New Cartoon Drawing Lessons for April


And so, let's get going with the first item on the list - Video Lessons Online!...


1. Video Lessons Online!

Just as posted in the RSS feed yesterday, there are three video lessons complete and up on the site.

Check out the Dragon Head Drawing, Rose Drawings, and Cartoon Pizza lessons as each has its own video lesson. All you need to do to view the video is navigate to the specific page, and then click on the link that appears at the end of the introductory paragraph.

Creating these videos was a rather new venture for me. It was a lot of fun, but I must say - I'd really like to get some feedback regarding the quality and effectiveness of each one.

I encourage you to please send me your suggestions as they can only help in improving the site for everyone. It's very important to me that these lessons are helpful! :-)

To leave a comment, simply enter a message in the form found directly below each video, and then hit the "Submit" button.

Hope you enjoy the videos!


Click here to view the new videos


2. New Cartoon Drawing Lesson Category

A new category was decided upon this month... Cartoon Food.

Again, I appreciate everyone helping with the decision by casting your votes.

As it turned out, Cartoon Food wasn't the only popular request. Cartoon Elements and Cartoon Dinosaurs were up there as well. And so, due to the high demand... expect to see both of these categories appear on the site at some point in May.

Another category that people seem to really like is "Fantasy Cartoons"... things like wizards, faeries, unicorns, etc. I'll definitely keep this one in mind as well!

Click on the link below to visit Cartoon Food:


Click here for Cartoon Food


3. Cool Drawing Sites

In the last issue, I recommended ArtPad.com and IScribble.net as they both serve the purpose of practicing drawing cartoons.

Taking things a step further, I'd like to add a new area to the site where I'll introduce and review various "Cool Drawing Sites".

Every now and then, I come across a really neat site, complimentary to How-to-Draw-Cartoons-Online.com. When I do, I'll post it in the "Cool Drawing Sites" section, along with a review and a link.

Be on the lookout for this new addition... I'll have it up very soon.



4. New Cartoon Drawing Lessons for April

Here is a list of the eight new cartoon drawing lessons added to the site in April:

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A Hoppity Cartoon Frog

This little guy just can't wait to jump all over the place! Check out this simple drawing lesson to create a hoppity cartoon frog.

Click here for Cartoon Frog

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A Tulip Drawing for Spring!

Just in time for Spring, learn how to create a very simple tulip drawing. Only a few simple steps and you're done!

Click here for Tulip Drawing

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Rose Drawings Made Easy!

From a bird's eye view, rose drawings can be very tricky to create. In this lesson, learn a simple technique that makes the task much easier.

Click here for Rose Drawings

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Easy-to-Draw Cartoon Lion

OK. This cartoon lion may be cute and all - but don't forget... he's still the King of the Jungle!

Click here for Cartoon Lion
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Chinese Dragon Drawing

Learn how to create a mystical Chinese dragon drawing beginning with a letter from the alphabet.

Click here for Chinese Dragon Drawing

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Circular Cartoon Fruit

In this ever-so-simple drawing lesson, create different kinds of cartoon fruit using circles of different sizes.

Click here for Cartoon Fruit

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A Delicious Cartoon Pizza

Drawing a cartoon pizza is as easy as ordering one. Chances are though, after this lesson you're going to want to order one! ;-)

Click here for Cartoon Pizza

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A Wonderful Cartoon Earth

In recognition of Earth Day, today and always, have fun drawing this very simple and very wonderful cartoon Earth!

Click here for Cartoon Earth





Alright - eight successful new lessons! Other than that, this pretty much wraps things up.

Looking onward, I can certainly see the month of May to be quite eventful. I've set a goal to complete many more drawing lessons than in previous months (especially in the Cartoon Animals section)... we'll see what happens!

Oh, and in addition to the lessons, there will also be some new entries in the Drawing Tips, as well as some more videos. Expect to see more videos later on in the month as I'd like to first review and implement suggestions based on the feedback that I receive.

And that's all there is to this month's issue of Draw Cartoons Today!...

Happy Drawing!

Jeff :-)




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