• doreenpendgracs

    Susan, I don’t think I’ll draw anything too soon. I’ll stick to words and photos! But I do love how you draw, as your spirited personality is transformed into the beautiful drawings that you share with us. I truly admire your talent and versatility.

    • Thank your for your kind words Doreen :). I love your talent as a writer so what you said made my day. :)))

  • Jon Jefferson

    I like that you can change the direction of the image and duplicate it to create a multitude like this. With as much time as it would take to create every individual rose, this is a real time saver.

    • That that is the beauty of digital art Jon, once an image is created it can be used and repurposed in different circumstances. 🙂

  • Catarina Alexon

    Susan, your drawings are great. Have you thought about starting an online course to teach people how to draw? And, naturally, you can give a course wherever you live.

    • Hi Catarina, Thank you and I have. I am actually working on the process and how it would be best to go about it. 🙂

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I love this series!! I learn SO much

    • I ma so glad Krystle, I would love to see something you create sometime. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Like Doreen I will leave the artwork to you. But I do love how you walk us through the process. 🙂

    • I’m in the same boat. I’m not likely to pick up a stylus myself, but it’s fascinating to see the steps explained so clearly.

      • Thanks Sam, Being a teacher at heart, it pleases me that you liked this for that reason. 🙂

    • Thanks so much Cheryl. You can’t see me, but I’m grinning from ear to ear. 🙂

  • Geez. I would not have the time or inclination to do all that. Question: how long to just draw that rose? I am delighted however that this IS one of your passions. Words, photos – some my own some in photo banks, and videos is what I’m still going to use. THANKS for showing us the how and what.

    • That’s a good question Patricia. I’m not really sure. A few days of concentration and then some tweaking afterwards. That is one of the reasons I don’t do these demos as frequently as say a recipe. 🙂

      • A few days??? Not for just the rose, oh please tell me not? Yikes. I’m an INTJ so I suppose if the ROI is there, it’s worth that kind of time.

        • Hi Patricia. The rose it self without the demo part took a about 3 hours, partly (well mostly) because I’m a bit of perfectionist. When I’m just creating a new image it may only take a few hours. The demo’s are the ones that require more time. 🙂

  • OK Susan- We are not as talented as you are. I can’t even draw a stick man and I don’t even the Ipad can help me. It likes Photo Shop a little and I have little talent using that. I will the beautiful graphics to you.

    • Hi Arleen, Aw, you are much to kind. For me, your talent lies n your ability to communicate in such a wonderful way. That is an area I always struggle. 🙂

  • Wow…………….this just shows how savy you are compared to me……..

    • You are way to kind Jo-Anne. I love what your do. This just happens to be how I can express myself where you do the same with your words and love of your family. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I downloaded iDraw awhile back during one of your other tutorials, but I have yet to tinker with it. It’s kind of like me and photography, I always want to get around to it, but it just never happens. I need to make it happen!

    • Hi Jeri, You should give it a try and soon. I’ll worn you, it can be a bit addictive. 🙂

  • Reddish Ridge

    You are so talented! I don’t think I could do that even if I did have an iPad…

    • Thanks so much for your very kind words. Reddish. You may surprise yourself, give a whorl for the fun of it. 🙂

  • This is wonderful! I’ll have to play with the pencil tool more. Thank you for the careful explanations. I saw they came out with a new version of iDraw.

    • Hi Leora, The newest update has more capabilities that id need to explore. The pencil tool is the one I use the most for freehand work. You will find it fun to use. 🙂

  • This is a great tutorial Susan! Why don’t I think mine would look like that?

    • Ha, Ha, Sherryl. I know it would be cool and it would be uniquely your own creation. 🙂

  • Another great tutorial Susan and you make it look simple, although as Sherryl said I am sure mine would not look so professional.

    • Hi Susan, Thanks so much for your kind words. Regardless of the outcome, do it for just the sheer fun of it. 🙂

  • This is Totally. Cool. Like the other commenters here (other than Leora), I’m not artistically inclined — and my father was an art teacher. I had to take art when we lived in England for a year. My art teacher’s written comment was something like “Suzanne’s work is sooner careful than creative.” That was a spot on description too. I don’t have an Ipad—nor does anyone in our household although my husband uses an Iphone. This drawing program (application?) does look like fun and I actually am a devoted doodler—-usually on a yellow legal pad when at continuing legal education required classes—although come to think of it, I also doodled at a travel blogger conference I attended recently. Would this application be good for doodling? Do you know if there’s a comparable android product. (I imagine it would be tough to have any control without a stylus and none of my devices use them).

    • Hi Suzanne, That is a great story about you and your dad. The fact that you like to doodle tells me you have a talent that you my not be so confident about. This is a great tool for doodling. That’s what I love about it. All ages and skill levels can use it for whatever they choose, so go for it. 🙂

  • You make it sounds so simple and easy, Susan. The reality is you still need the talent to draw like you do. I couldn’t before all new tools came out and I don’t plan to start now. You’ve got to build on your strengths and illustration, for me, drawing is not one of them!

    • Hi Jeannette, I get that about building on your strengths. I love what you bring to table with your own God given talents. That said, drawing with this tool is a blast regardless of your skill level. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    Great tutorial. I keep promising to try out my daughter’s i-Pad, but I’d have to get it out of her hands for more than 10 minutes. You make it look so easy, but somehow I doubt it will be as fluid as you make it seem. 🙂

    • Hi Debra, Maybe it’s time to get your own… LOL. I think your would have great time trying out this tool. It is really fun, so give it a go when you can.:-)

  • Ashley Faulkes

    Crazy. I don’t think I could do that on an ipad, computer or drawing pad!! hat off to you. Was actually going to read your Pinot Grigio post- as I discovered this grape sort a few months back, but thought I would read something different. What a nice suprise!! great drawing and guide on how to do it (if you could :>)

    • Hi Ashley, Thanks so much for checking this out and your thoughts. I think you would be better at this then you think, so would encourge you to give it a whorl. 🙂

  • CJ

    This is lovely! I know a lot of people who might like to hire someone with this kind of talent to do graphic design for them. I can see the flower as part of a really beautiful logo – not something generic or ‘off the shelf’ but something personal, you know? Something meaningful.

    • Aw, thank you CJ, what a wonderful compliment. I have had a few commissions but haven’t really promoted my availability as of yet. 🙂

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