Draw with your family from 1,000 miles away
Ask your family to draw a picture with you. Draw what you're thinking or feeling, or how things changed since you went away. It's an activity that the whole family can participate in, whether you're in the same room or far apart. *
Google Drive drawing demo video
Learn to draw in Google Drive
With Google Drive you can easily create, share and edit drawings online. Here are a few specific things you can do:
- Edit drawings online in real time with anyone you choose and invite others to view your edits in real time.
- Chat with others who are working on your drawing.
- Share your drawings with your parents, grandparents, family friends or friends from your service.
- Print your drawing and post it on your fridge.
You can either create scribbles with shapes and lines in Google Drawings or draw a masterpiece using the shapes gallery or a template.
Create a drawing
To create a Google drawing, sign in to your Google Account at drive.google.com. Then, click the red Create button and select Drawing. Now you're ready to scribble or create a Google drawing masterpiece.
Use the drawings toolbar pictured below to start drawing. You can insert shapes, lines, arrows, scribbles, text boxes, images and photos. Learn more about creating a Google drawing.
Print or share your drawing
When you're done creating a Google drawing, you can share the drawing with friends and family or print it out to post on your fridge.
Here's how to share your drawing:
- From your drawing, click the Share drop-down menu in the top right corner of the page and select Sharing settings...
- Type the email addresses of people you want to share your drawing with in the Add people text box.
- To the right of the list of names, select Can view from the drop-down menu.
- Click the Share & save button. Your friends or family will receive an email with a link to view the drawing.
Here's how to print your drawing:
- From the File menu, select Print.
- If you're working in Chrome, you'll be able to print the drawing right away. If you're working in another browser like Safari or Firefox, Google Drive will download a PDF file of your drawing. When the download completes, print the PDF and post it on your fridge.
* You may want to read this piece on controlling access to sites and general Internet safety: "Keep your family safe online."
More Tools for Veterans
Reconnect with your loved ones
- Video chat with friends and family from anywhere
- Record a video to share with loved ones
- Find news articles related your time in the service
- Draw with your family from 1,000 miles away