(Update January 27: Giveaway has ended) Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Book: Draw Groovy

The giveaway has ended.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Congrats to our winners:

Joanie Pittman


Brenda Stetler!!

The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance to

win a free copy of

Draw Groovy


a 64-page book by Thaneeya McArdle (yeah that's me)! This fun book is filled with easy step-by-step lessons that show you how to draw colorful whimsical art such as owls, cats, mandalas, paisley, butterflies and more!

Draw Groovy was written with kids in mind, so it would be a perfect gift for a budding young artist! Teens and adults might enjoy the book too, particularly beginning artists who want to learn to draw cute colorful art filled with shapes and patterns.

For a detailed look at Draw Groovy, I encourage you to check out my overview of Draw Groovy on Art-is-Fun.com, where you will find images of the lessons in this book, and learn more about what this inspiring book contains.

For this giveaway, we have TWO free copies to give away to TWO lucky winners!

How to Participate:

To enter this Giveaway, all you have to do is reply to this discussion by telling us:

"Why would you like to win this book?"


"What would you use the info in this book to create?"

Please type your response in the "Reply to Discussion" box at the bottom of this page.


You can reply to this discussion as many times as you want, (as we would like to encourage interaction), but your name will only be entered into the drawing once. Everyone who answers this question will be assigned a number. At the end of the giveaway, a number will be randomly selected and whoever was assigned that number will be the winner. Conversation is encouraged, but people who respond in this thread without answering either question will not be entered into the giveaway.

The giveaway ends on January 26, 2014 at midnight PST. The 2 winners will be announced within 2 days of the end of the giveaway. The winners must provide their names and mailing addresses in order to receive the prize. If a winner does not respond within 2 weeks of winning, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

There is no cost or fee to participate. Any potential taxes, import duties or other fees relating to the receipt of this book are the responsibility of the winner.

This is an international giveaway, so it's open to all of our members from around the world. The book will be shipped to you at our expense.

This book was donated to the Art Colony as a giveaway prize by F+W Media, publisher of high-quality art instruction books. Any trademarks or copyrighted material used in this promotion are the property of the respective owners and are used with permission from F+W Media.

Here are a few images from Draw Groovy to give you an idea of the lessons involved:

Click here for a free lesson from Draw Groovy: How to Draw an Owl

Click here for a free lesson from Draw Groovy: How to Draw Paisley

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"Why would you like to win this book?"


"What would you use the info in this book to create?"


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I would love to win a copy of this book for my 5 year old daughter, Willow. She is a budding artist and spends her days painting, drawing and creating :) She would LOVE this book and I know she would use it every day !

I would certainly use this book myself for art journalling elements - I also have two daughters who are budding artists (12 and 29 ;) ) that would ADORE this!  Just love the colours and patterns <3

Am just starting to play with LOTS of color and would love some direction...something to get me to put color to paper!  I'm so reticent to do it on my own...and just gazing on my beautiful array of colored pencils and Copic markers is NOT getting me going...heehee

Yes   I  want to enter,,,I  love your  Art  and would like to enter because  I bought your  mandilas  and loved them.....I am  suffer from  depression and I  know this will help.....I  want to   learn how to  draw....   i LOVE  YOUR   ART.....  Sincerely    joanie

ME ME ME - I want to WIN!  In reality I am thrilled for you for publishing your book.  If I don't win I will have to buy as it is enticing; "drawing" me to it.  Thanks for the many opportunities you afford all of us in your contests.  To all who read have a blessed day and good luck.  

Hi there doodle queen!

I would love to win your book. I would use your doodle's in my art journaling and also in my sketching.

Take care and happy doodling!

Thank you for giving away such cute books! My daughter really is interested in drawing, but thinks she can't, I think this would be a great book for her to start with, and I want to draw that adorable owl! :-) 

I work with a group at my school - third through fifth graders, my art club.  I am not sure exactly how we could use this, but I think of maybe hand painted t-shirts.  I see a lot of potential fun!

I'd love to win one of these books to share with my grandchildren, who are currently 9 and 11. Both of them love to draw and we regularly enjoy quality sitting around a table, each of us with a sketch book. I know they would love it!

WOW What a blast to my past.

As a child of the 50's and 60's, the term groovy just explodes in my mind and imagination.

I want to go back there on a trip with your book.

Absolutely gorgeous abstract picture's, I would love to win this book as I paint design's on T-shirts for my grandchildren and my friend's children. Also would love to use the information in this book to create lots of homemade cards,paintings and scrapbook picture's and page backgrounds.

I love 1960s style psychedelic art. It's so bright and optimistic! This book looks like it would be a lot of fun.

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