• Cheryl Therrien

    Draw? Me? I am a pathetic excuse for an artist. I will leave it to the pros like you. LOL I never tire of your art my friend. 🙂

  • It always amazes me when I see how you do all this. Just like a magician revealing their tricks, we may see the how but that doesn’t take away from the skill they have in making the trick work.

    • Hi Jon, Thanks my friend, you flatter me (blush). It really isn’t that hard, but that’s me talking. I can see where it may not be something someone would be confident in trying. 🙂

  • You make it seem so easy – I’ve used iDraw (and Photoshop and others), and I know it’s not! Thank you so much for the demonstration. I don’t think like an illustrator (with shapes and gradients) – too many years of drawing/painting with classical media.

    Thank you so much for this post (and your other how-tos as well).

    • Hi Leora, It is a different that is for sure. Just so you know, I so admire your work. The best part for me is it has brought me back to wanting to do my pin and ink drawings again. 🙂

  • A.K. Andrew

    As Leora says, Susan you make it look so easy, but it’s hours of practise -and talent- to become so proficient. When I tried iDraw I used a different cheaper version and didn’t take to it, but now I’ve realised what you are using I may give it another shot. Lovely results, and a great simple way of describing what you did. Thanks Susan.

    • Hi AK, I have the ungraded version. It’s not expensive and gives you so much more flexibility. If you try it again and have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. 🙂

  • Janelle

    So fun! I finally just got an iPad so there are many things I’m trying. I always love your art!

    • Hi Janelle, That is awesome. You must give this a try and let me know how it goes. 🙂

  • Susan — that vase of flowers is so beautiful I’d like to have it on my dining room table. Luckily, I don’t have an iPad (I just bought a Mac Air) so I won’t even be tempted to try this! You are so talented.

    • Hi Jeannette, Thanks so much my friend. You’ll love your new Mac Air and iDraw has a version for that as well, so not excuses…. LOL, give it a go. 😀

  • Karen Koblan

    Wow, this is really cool! I have to go back and look at your earlier posts in the series. I don’t think my drawing attempts would come out as nice as yours! I love those little flowers on the vase…so pretty!

    • Hi Karen, Thanks. I would encourage you to give it a try. I think you have fun with this tool. 🙂

  • Sandra Sallin

    Wow, I’ve never seen the iPad used this way. Love your descriptions also. Very cool.

    • Hi Sandra. It really fun. As a gifted artist yourself, i think you would find this to be a great deal of fun. 🙂

  • Doreen Pendgracs

    Susan: Your illustrations make my heart want to sing out loud! They are so simple, yet so very beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent so freely, and for helping others learn how to emulate what you do. Your generosity of spirit is unsurpassed.

    • Hi Doreen, You words made me do a happy dance. It really is about paying it forward. I have had some amazing people help me along the ay so doing for others isn my way of paying them back. 🙂

  • Aleshia Clarke

    Looks like fun!

  • Kelly Wade

    Cool! I don’t have an iPad but I’ve played on a couple of my friends before. This seemed like it would pretty complicated but you make it look easy. So talented!

    • Hi Kelly, Aw, you must give it a go. it really isn’t that complicated once you get the hang of the setting. The best part is it’s just plain fun, so go for it. 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Impressive Susan. I can’t believe how talented and creative you are. This is beautiful! 🙂

    • Hi Pat, Your are much to kind, thank you. You, my friend, are justas gifted. 🙂

  • Can you do this on an Etch A Sketch

    • Hi Patrick, LOL… I’m no sure but it would be fun trying. If you don’t like it, all you have to do is give it a shake… LOL. 🙂

  • I so want to learn how to do this! Which reminds me that when you posted Part 5 I went and downloaded the app, but have yet to give it a try 😉

    • Hi Jeri, You would have a blast. If you have the app, you must give it a try. Let me know when you do. If I can offer any help let me know. 😀

  • VAtoGO

    I SO want an iPad just for this app. I am not an artist many any stretch of the imaginationm but I think I could really make something that people would recognize as art.

    • Hi Elizabeth, I have faith you’ll get one, one of these days. You may surprise yourself. In any case it would be trying, wouldn’t it?

  • Hi Cheryl, Thanks my friend. I think if you gave this a try, you would surprise yourself. I can certainly help you in any way you may need, just saying. 😀

  • Michael Belk

    Susan, these pictures ares so good, they look like paintings not something on a computer.

    I have Windows eight which is similar but I rarely use it. I am not a drawer either, but if I could make something like that I would try.

    • Thanks you Michael. That makes me feel really good. I do try to make them enjoyable for others to view. 🙂

  • Bloody amazing

  • Jim

    This is great! Have you tried drawing Samuel? 🙂

    • Thanks so much Jim, I have, but haven’t yet post the newest version. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    I’d barely started reading before I was pressing the pin it button so my daughter and artsy friends could see this too. I’ll now have to go find one through five.This is excellent. I’ve wanted an i-Pad for just this reason for a while now and you’ve reinvigorated my enthusiasm.

    • Hi Debra, WOW, I am so excited you liked this. I only create these every once in a while because it takes more time to put together then a regular post. I do hope you garb that iPad and give it a try. Please let me know it you have any questions. 🙂

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I love this series!! I need whip on out the iPad and attempt this.

    • Hi Krsytle, That is so cool. Oh, I hope you do and share what you create with me… Please!!! 😀

  • OMG! I love it! I don’t have an iPad. Susan, you are truly talented. I can’t draw worth poop.

    • Hi Denise, Thanks and now I’ll do a happy dance. I am really delighted that you loved this. I bet if you tried you would surprise yourself. 🙂

  • Margaret Duarte

    What a gift you have. And how nice of you to share.

    • Aw Margaret, my friend, you make me smile. Thank you . 🙂

  • It’s LOVELY Susan. Thanks for sharing with us both your gift (drawing) and your wisdom (how to draw.)

    • Hi Patricia, You are so welcome my friend. You made me smile with your kind words. 🙂

  • Max Christian Hansen

    I was here a couple of days ago and meant to comment, but this was so fascinating I went back and read the other posts in the series until past bedtime. You do very lovely work. I’ll fight the temptation to try it myself, since I know I don’t have enough lives left to reach your level.

    • Hi Max, You have paid me the highest compliment ever. You have now idea how happy this makes me. Thank you so very much. 🙂

  • That is so cool Susan. You know that I’m a big fan of your illustrations. I agree with Leora that you make it look easy but for the majority of us, it wouldn’t be. Nor would the result be the same. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Hi Sherryl, Thank you my friend. I am smiling ear to ear right now. :-). You really should give it a go, you may surprise yourself. 🙂

  • Your drawings are fantastic Susan. You hould do even more to establish yourself as a professional illustrator. Am sure you will succeed.

    • Hi Catarina, I am working on that as we speak. My web-guy and I are discussing a page dedicated to my illustrations and private commissions/projects I have done in the past. 🙂

  • Wow, Susan, this is gorgeous! I need to find time to learn digital drawing! 🙂


    • Hi Irene, Thanks so much and welcome. I hope you do. It is really allot of fun. 🙂

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