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October 2007 Xara Xone Group Show


Norman Spencer - Hello folks. My name is Norman Spencer, better known perhaps as Parahandy. I became interested in drawing/art pretty late in life. I am now 85 years young. I used to draw pictures in DPaint for retransmission on Slowscan Television via Amateur Radio.

My pictures were simple cartoon like characters which suited that media. Ah! but then I bought Xara, for a long time I did not quite grasp how to use it, in fact I used to write private E-Mails to various members on the forum to see if they could help me get started, they sometimes were not very clever with it either, it was Spondulix that pointed out that I should look at the tutorials. Slowly but surely and with observing how others did it and help from other members, too numerous to name and a bit of intuition got the hang of it. So here is some of my work mostly cars (thanks to Ron)

I hope you like it .

Aaron Cohen - I'm a 19 year old student from Hacienda Heights, California. About two years ago I discovered Photoshop and it enthralled me. As a musician I had never used art to express myself so this was an incredible transition for me. About 6 months after that I discovered Xara and my infatuation grew.

Since then I've designed and created a clothing line, fer dang, that launches Oct. 31st! and

You can also visit my blog to see some more of my art!

Derek Donnelly - I am 46 years old and an HGV driver. I am married with a 9 year old son. I am from Campbeltown on the west coast of Scotland but I now live in the North East of England. I joined the army when I was 16 and served for 17 years. I always had ambitions to be an animator and applied to go to college. Unfortunately my acceptance to Glasgow College for animation arrived 3 days after I joined up. I mainly draw as a hobby however I do receive many requests for freelance work and I'm always happy to oblige. These drawings were done using Xara Xtreme as I find it versatile and very easy to use.

You can visit my website

Bob Hahn - Hi, my name is Bob Hahn, I'm single, and I'm a Xaraholic.

I was born, May 7, 1970 in southern Ontario, Canada, where I still live today.

I have had no special art training, just whatever one learns in high school. Funny, I still have all my old report cards from school. In one with the teachers comments, she wrote, "Bobby seems to have developed an artistic flair this term, producing several excellent pieces of art work." That was in 1978, I was 8 years old then. So I guess I always had an interest in drawing. I wonder though if it was the drawing and creating I liked, or the reactions one could get from doing something good. I think it's a bit of both.

For more images, visit &

Xara makes several graphics products and all of them are fun and easy to use. And Xara makes this site possible so it would be nice if you just went to these pages and had a look see. Thanks.

You are probably aware of Xara Xtreme but have you downloaded Xara Xtreme Pro? All the tutorials in this Workbook are done in Xtreme Pro, so if you don't have it, get it now.

Here are some other products made by Xara and links to the Website.

  • Xara Xtreme Pro Xara's flagship product. Now with full PDF import and export support and Flash animation capabilities which you can see demonstrated in the upper left corner of this page. Xara is the world's faster vector drawing program and as the artwork in the Featured Artist Gallery attests, one heck of a program. Click here to download your FREE trial version or to upgrade to Xara Xtreme Pro today!
  • Xara Graphics Studio Xara's three most popular products in one irresistible bundle. Xara Graphic Studio contains Xara Xtreme, Xara-3D 6 and Webstyle 4. This bundle will save you a bundle!
  • Xara Menu Maker Create professional graphical NavBars and DHTML menus in an instant with Xara Menu Maker - no technical or design skills required. (And Xara does all of the heavy lifting!)
  • Xara Webstyle 4 Everyone can make quality web graphics with Xara Webstyle, whatever your skill level. From banner ads to complete web pages, simply customize the templates.
  • Xara Screenmaker 3D A 3D screensaver maker that's fast, fun and easy to use. Create animated 3D text or tumbling picture cube screensavers. (This application will make you a hero in your office or home. And it is embarrassingly inexpensive!)
  • Xara 3D-6 Xara 3D is the Number 1 tool for creating stunning, professional-quality 3D web graphics. See why for yourself. You can use a 3D program and drive yourself nuts trying to figure out all that X Y and Z axis nonsense, or you can make your life easy (and fun) with Xara 3D. It's up to you.
  • Xara 3D Heading Maker Add this great interactive tool to your web site and let your visitors make 3D graphics online.
  • Xara Online Web pages stand out with Xara Online's state-of-the-art web page add -ons. Choose graphics, text and photo effects, or advanced applications, all fully-customizable and on your site in minutes.
  • BuyFonts.Com All designers need fonts - get yours for as little as $2 US. Question: Is life a contest to see how few fonts you can use? With low prices and high quality fonts that you get at, do you need to ask?


©2007 Gary W. Priester
All art is copyright of the artist and may not be used or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the author.