DaniDraws.com Five-Month Review

DaniDraws.com Five-Month Review

This week marks the 5-month anniversary of my first post here at DaniDraws.com. In that short time, this site has grown steadily in both readers and content, and I am very pleased with how it is going. Many of you have written comments and emails, which I’m very grateful for.

In honor of the occasion, here is a special post where I review the best of what has been covered so far, give you a tour of some special features on the website, and let you know how YOU can help the site live on for months to come…



Five Months of Stuff in One Tiny Post

The thing about blogs is that after awhile, things start to get lost in the archives. I know a lot of you have joined me only in the last couple of months (and if this is your first visit, Welcome!). So, to help you out, here’s a quick glance at what has been posted so far…

The video that started it all…
http://danidraws.com/2006/11/16/the-witch/

Most popular post so far…
http://danidraws.com/2007/02/21/101-projects-for-artists-and-illustrators/

For beginning Photoshop users…
http://danidraws.com/2007/01/16/the-ten-commandments-of-digital-painting/

The best Photoshop tricks…
http://danidraws.com/2006/11/29/get-the-most-out-of-your-line-drawing/
http://danidraws.com/2006/12/05/texture-how-to-make-better-art-with-jelly-beans/
http://danidraws.com/2006/12/12/using-masks-to-create-a-spot-illustration/
http://danidraws.com/2007/01/20/make-your-own-photoshop-brushes/

Paint and Pixels…
http://danidraws.com/2006/12/27/create-a-watercolor-painting-in-photoshop/
http://danidraws.com/2007/03/29/video-notes-tough-teddy/

Popular videos…
http://danidraws.com/2007/01/24/danis-videos-8-painting-a-hero/
http://danidraws.com/2007/02/10/danis-videos-9-fairy/
http://danidraws.com/2007/01/05/danis-videos-6-mustache-man/

“But I like Illustrator better than Photoshop…”
http://danidraws.com/2007/01/08/creating-line-drawings-in-adobe-illustrator/
http://danidraws.com/2006/12/07/danis-videos-3-bake-sale-drawing/

Only a small portion of what is available to you is featured on the front page. If you have a few minutes, go ahead and take a look around.

Things You Might Not Know About DaniDraws.com

I am constantly tweaking the site to make your experience as easy and useful as possible. Several features may have escaped your attention. Here’s an overview…

  • I Have a “Home” Page

    This is different than the main page that appears when you enter the site. Click on “What is DaniDraws.com?” in the menu to see this section. There is some nifty information about the site and how to use it.

  • Find Stuff Easily

    If you are looking for something specific, there are several things you can do. There is a Google search box at the top of the page; just click the “DaniDraws.com” radio button before you enter your search. There is also a list of Categories in the sidebar. Click one of them to see all the posts in that specific subject.

  • Get DaniDraws.com in Your Inbox

    Many of you have subscribed to the RSS feed to get the latest posts automatically. Did you know you can also subscribe by email? If you ever want to use this option, you can find the link in the sidebar.

  • Print a Pretty Post

    For your convenience, if you ever want to print out an article or tutorial on this site, it will print without any extraneous images or text, such as the sidebar or advertisements.

How to Give Back
This site takes a lot of time and effort. There are several ways to help support me and ensure that DaniDraws.com can continue to live on in the blogosphere…

  • Leave a Comment

    If you have a question or comment, don’t be afraid to leave it here. You can comment on any of the posts. Any insight or additional info you leave can help me and other readers, and your questions help me come up with ideas for new posts and tutorials.

  • Spread the Word

    Link me to your site. Vote for the video podcast at Podcast Alley. Talk about me in forums. Rate my videos on YouTube. Write a review or expound on a tutorial on your blog. There are many ways to help publicize the site, and every little bit helps.

  • Donate

    This site takes a lot of time and effort to create. If you want to help financially, you are welcome to it. Click the Donate link in the menu for instructions.

Cheers! and many thanks for all the support you readers have shown so far. Now on to the next post…

Questions, comments, or suggestions? Leave a comment or send an email at DaniDraws.com.