• HB

    WOW! This is really neat. I may just give it a try.

    • Thanks HB, Oh you must and let me how you’re doing when you do. 🙂

    • Thanks HB, Oh you must and let me how you’re doing when you do. 🙂

  • How beautiful 🙂

  • Joanne Le’Febour

    Thanks so much for your step by step guide, I’m sure my daughter would love to try and follow your steps as she also loves to draw and be creative.

    • Hi Joanne, Your most welcome. That would be awesome. Let me know if she does and how it turned out. 🙂

    • Hi Joanne, Your most welcome. That would be awesome. Let me know if she does and how it turned out. 🙂

  • Becca

    Cool pics! My grandma loved Monarch butterflies.

    • Thanks Becca, I too love Monarch Butterflies. They are such delicate and sturdy creatures at the same time. 🙂

    • Thanks Becca, I too love Monarch Butterflies. They are such delicate and sturdy creatures at the same time. 🙂

  • Thank you for your detailed demonstration! I was playing around with iDraw last night, and I couldn’t locate the Crop tool. Is there one? I had photographed my daughter with the iPad, and I wanted to crop out all the other dancers and use her as a model for the bottom layer. Could not figure it out.

    • I figured it out. It’s related to the image tool. Not at all easy to find – I looked in an online manual.

      • Yeah that’s right. It isn’t obvious at all. That’s why I will often alter enhance and crop a pictures on my Mac first before importing it to iDraw. 🙂

      • Yeah that’s right. It isn’t obvious at all. That’s why I will often alter enhance and crop a pictures on my Mac first before importing it to iDraw. 🙂

    • Hi Leora, You’re welcome. There is but it a bit tricky to get to. I usually save it to photo stream and crop it there then import it to the canvas. Let me know if I can help.

    • Hi Leora, You’re welcome. There is but it a bit tricky to get to. I usually save it to photo stream and crop it there then import it to the canvas. Let me know if I can help.

  • That is so lovely and something I would love to learn how to do. The only problem is that list of things I want to learn how to do never gets shorter. I am going to download it. At least then I can start to play around with iDraw a bit.

    • Hi Jeri, It’s just fun to use when you need a bit of a distraction. I do know what you mean about a list that never get shorter. It seems to grow on its own doesn’t it? Have fun with the tool. 🙂

    • Hi Jeri, It’s just fun to use when you need a bit of a distraction. I do know what you mean about a list that never get shorter. It seems to grow on its own doesn’t it? Have fun with the tool. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    Knowing the limits of my time and creativity, I leave the drawing work with you. You do it so well.

    • Hi Jon, I so get that. There just isn’t enough time in the day, is there. 🙂

  • You are making me drool for an iPad . I still have to wait….But I will have one or I will get a smart phone.

    • Hi Bindu, When you do get an iPad, you will have a blast with this tool. 🙂

  • You are making me drool for an iPad . I still have to wait….But I will have one or I will get a smart phone.

  • Teresa McEachern

    I’m not artistic, but after looking at your step by step process it inspires me to try.

    • Hi Teresa, I hope you do. It’s so much fun and it has endless opportunities for creating neat and fun things. 🙂

  • Wow, wow and another wow it looks so easy if only I had an ipad to try it out………..

    • Hi Jo-Anne, If you do find your self with an iPad sometime, you will have a blast with this tool. 🙂

  • Wow, wow and another wow it looks so easy if only I had an ipad to try it out………..

  • I can not wait until I can get an Ipad and then I can try (key word is try) to draw these beautiful artwork like you do.

    • Hi Elizabeth, Regardless you would love it. It would be great fun and full of opportunities to create fun stuff. 🙂

  • I love this series! I am not artist, but I can live vicariously through your creations. 🙂

    • Hi Cheryl, Thanks, I love that you love my art. :-))) I would encourage you to give it a try just for fun. 🙂

  • This is so exciting that you posted another part. My husband JUST gifted me his iPad – he got a new one. I’ve added this to Read Later so I can get to this. Something I’m interested in doing. Thanks Susan.

    • Hi Patricia, How exciting and I CAN”T wait to see what you do when you get started. Yeah! Let me know if I can help. 🙂

  • Excellent way of showing how to do it Susan. Even for those challenged to draw stick figures (me) you show how to do it in a very simple way.

    • Thanks Susan, That is my hope and to encourage others to give it a try. It’s just so much fun. 🙂

  • Jeannette Paladino

    Susan — you make it look so easy. I will leave the drawing to the creative people like you and stick to writing!

    • Hi Jeannette, You should try just for fun. The best part is it yours. I love your writing and find that a talent I still work hard to improve on. 🙂

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    That’s amazing! They look so real. I have framed real butterflies that were my grandparents. They are so pretty.

    • Thanks Krystle, I consider that a very high compliment. My Mom use to collect butterflies and I still have son of her collection sealed and framed. 🙂

      • HomeJobsbyMOM

        It’s funny I used to have the nickname butterfly because my friend thought my eyelashes were so long that they fluttered lol. The framed ones I have are from south america I believe. That’s where my grandparents lived when they got them. My favorite it a real bright shiney blue one.

        • That is so cute. :D. Your butterflies sound beautiful. I would love to see them. 🙂

          • HomeJobsbyMOM

            I will have to take a picture of them when I find them next month. They are in a box some where ready to move.

          • That would be awesome. Happy moving, if that’s possible… LOL

          • HomeJobsbyMOM

            lol Yeah I don’t know about happy moving. It’s going to take me forever to get everything how I want it. Ugh.

          • I hear that. Good luck. :)))

  • artyyah

    This is a great tutorial Susan, and as you said much more advanced. Your illustrations really just keep on getting better. I think this one of the monarch is both beautiful and my favorite painting of all the one’s you’ve done. Your control of the lines is really excellent. I must give iDraw another look. I’d been using ArtRage for my work, but have been too busy editing recently. Now you’ve inspired me Thanks so much for the post:-) A.K.Andrew

    • Hi A.K., Thank you so much my friend. The tool makes controlling the lines much easier with the Path Tool. I haven’t tried ArtRage so maybe we could both do a comparison.

  • Jacs Henderson

    Susan, you are amazing – that was a beautiful drawing and a really comprehensive tutorial, easy to follow – a fascinating procedure…
    You have the hand of an artist and the patience of a saint 🙂
    Jacs

    • Hi Jacs, You humble me with your kind words. I do try. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I don’t… LOL. 🙂

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  • Lorraine Marie Reguly

    Very nicely done, Susan! Kudos to you and your inner artist!

    • Thanks Lorraine. I really do enjoy creating my own images. 🙂

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