054: Let's Be the Raddest DRAWING CLUB on the Planet
Wherein we discuss how the heck we can do that together. AND I have a special giveaway announcement!
Pushing into year two of the Draw or Die Club, I want to really lean into being more of a REAL virtual drawing club, and I want it to be the coolest damn drawing club that’s ever existed. Will you help me build it? Let’s talk about that and somfun announcements this week!
First I’d be remiss if I didn’t plug the custom NOTEBOOKS again. Get some at https://drawordie.co Thanks to everyone who have ordered so far! Amazing! I truly appreciate you all, and it’s helping pay my printing bill! 😂
I’m so excited to get the first batch shipped out this week.
🔥 How about a special giveaway? 🔥
Our friends at DANGO have gifted us one of these P02 Pioneer Travel Wallets to giveaway. And I’m gonna sweeten the deal by kitting this out with some cool drawing tools:
A Special Blackwing Pencil
3 mini DANGO notebooks.
One rare FieldNotes from my personal collection.
A special hand drawn set of drawing prompts for you (dice style!)
Anyone who buys Draw or Die notebooks so far or through April 30th is in the running for this sweet giveaway.
I guess by law I gotta say something like no purchase necessary: you can mail your name and address to BOX 13 Scottdale PA, 15683.
HOW DO WE BECOME THE RADDEAT DRAWING CLUB ON THE PLANET?
My vision for the drawing club is pretty simple, but, I also want your feedback and ideas. I would like to build this TOGETHER. Please provide you ideas of feedback as a comment here, OR email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s no different than what you might already know. We want to help artists of ALL levels stay encouraged and creating. The path we choose as creators can be challenging and a lonely one. Many give up too soon and then just live miserable ass lives secretly wishing they’d keep drawing, but lack the self confidence to keep going and pushing through all the bullshit that life throws at us.
I want members of our drawing club to know they can always turn to US to feel inspired and get through whatever they’re dealing with.
We’ll do more FUN drawing exercises and commit to supporting each others work, even if only kind comments and kind candor. It shouldn’t feel like WORK or a burden to be involved. The goal will be to keep it FUN and motivating.
And always be honest and give a reality check. It’s important for creators to understand it can be a challenging path. AND that we all share the same struggles at some point or another. Depression, anxiety, imposter syndrome, art block… the only way out is through!
And it’s easier to get through when you know you’re not alone. 🤘🏻
The WEEKLY newsletter will always be FREE.
No barriers and the same value and quality to inspire and motivate visual storytellers.
But if we want to do bigger things, we’ll need to raise some cash. Your boy here and his credit cards ain’t gonna cut it 😂
Soooo…. for starters…
✏️🔥 THE NEW DAILY DRAWING CLUB!
This month, I’m officially moving the paid daily drawing club to the main DraworDie.Co site which is powered by Fourthwall. Fourthwall just launched it’s membership options which now allows me to offer many more perks than I could through Substack, and keep it all on one platform.
Here’s what you now get for $5 a month… or 10% off if you signup for a year!
✏️ Daily Drawing Prompt / Challenge
⭐️ Limited SPECIAL: Annual Subscribers Get EDC Notebook Set!
🏴☠️ Quarterly Exclusive Sticker!
🗓️ Monthly Merch Giveaway
✏️ Exclusive Member Only Drawing Streams (TBA)
💜 Discord Roles / Special Drawing Club Members Only Forum
🤑 10% Off Merch Discount!
You can join that TODAY right here.
(if you are currently a paid member here on substack, look for your email instructions on how to switch over! I will continue all the daily prompt emails here on substack too through April with regular reminders on how to switch over)
NEW PODCAST 2.0 and VIDEO SCHEDULE COMING SOON…
The Weekly Drawing Exercise!
We’re having a lot of fun with the “DRAW or DIE” game, so I thought I’d doodle up another special set to try this week!
Real simple: Roll a 6 sided Die to see what you have to draw! OR USE ONLINE ROLLER
Feeling frisky?: Roll twice and combine both rolls into one drawing!
🎲 Show us what you got! Hashtag #drawordieclub AND #drawordice on instagram or socials of your choice so we can see what you’re up to and maybe share some of our favorites!
Okay! Back to the drawing board for me!
☠️ Draw or Die MERCH!
✏️ DIGITAL TOOLS FOR ARTISTS: Custom Brushes, Templates & Prompts
▶️ DRAW or DIE on YOUTUBE (Tutorials & more)