• Love it! Thank you for showing us step-by-step. Maybe I will take up your challenge … I need an excuse to draw.

    • Thanks so much Leora, You are so welcome. I do hope you share your drawing when you do. :-)))

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    That is amazing and dragonflies are some of my favorite winged creatures. I have tons of photos of them flitting about along the Salmon River. I’m focusing more on photography right now, but would still love to give this app a go one of these days.

    • They are fun to watch and photograph. It takes a bit of patience but the results are very cool. When you’re ready let me know, I would love to show you some tricks and tips I’ve learned. 🙂

  • You really DO make it look easy, Susan! Thanks for sharing your techniques with us. You inspire me. 🙂

    • Aw, you flatter me Doreen. Thank you. It so pleased me that I can inspire you in some small way. 🙂

  • I have to ask, how long does this take to do the first dragon fly? It IS amazing. I’m just wondering if sometimes, it might be better to sub out to someone to do? I know you love this and you CERTAINLY have the talent for it. It might be as Leora says, “an excuse to draw” for some of us! Thanks for your thorough explanation Susan!

    • Hi Patricia, Many times I pick it up and work on it a bit and then put it down. I’ve never really checked to see how long it really takes me. I do enjoy the whole process. It wouldn’t be mine if I had someone else do it. 😀

  • Nice job, Susan! You do make it look easy!

    • Thanks Liz, It’s fun and really isn’t that hard, really. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    At some point I am going to have to pick this app up. Every now and then I think about working on visual creativity just to give myself yet another outlet. Who knows I might learn all this at some point yet.

    • Yes you do Jon. I know you’d enjoy working with this app. It pretty inexpensive so let me know when you do. 🙂

  • Wow this was interesting

  • Great demonstration Susan. Not only are your drawings improving but so are your skills at conveying what you do. Thanks so much.

    • That is good the know A.K.. It’s hard to know if I’m able to convey the process or not. Your input is very helpful 🙂

  • Hi Susan,
    You make it look so easy! I’m a person that can only draw stick figures lol. But you have inspired me to get out of my box and create a little more! Thanks for that! -Donna

    • Hi Donna, WOOT, WOOT… I have inspired you. Happy Dance… :-). For the record, it really isn’t that hard. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    I love watching you create! You never disappoint. 🙂

  • Lorraine Marie Reguly

    I can see why you charge so much for creating images. There is a lot to it! I admire you, Susan, and all graphics persons; I can’t draw to save my life. (It doesn’t matter whether I’m using a pencil, marker, or a program.) Sigh.

    • Hi Lorraine, It really isn’t that hard. It just takes a bit of patience and some practice and it’s fun too. 🙂

      • Lorraine Marie Reguly

        Stuff like that is hard for me. Perhaps I am “drawing-dyslexic”??? (Not trying to make a jab, just trying to get you to understand my utter lack of drawing ability!)

        • I get that… I actually loved the pun. I have been thinking of creating a product to help people create their own images. This might be a good thing for me to do. 🙂

          • Lorraine Marie Reguly

            I think that is a wonderful idea, Susan. What kind of product? A program or a course?

  • Paul Graham

    Fascinating tutorial Susan. I like the fact that you are seeing digitized colors and contrasts as you create rather than creating then scanning and losing something in the translation

    • Hi Paul, Thanks, I love that you can see that. The images also don’t loose there resolution when you blow them up as a result. 🙂

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I still find it so amazing how you draw on the ipad. I wish my children could learn this. I think it’s SO neat. Totally sharing this!

    • I bet you kids could use this tool Krystle. I know they would have fun trying in any case. 🙂

  • Angela McCall

    Hi Susan,

    This is a wonderful tutorial of how you draw on iPad. I never knew that you can even use the iPad to draw until now. I don’t have an iPad. I have a Tablet by Pantech (AT&T) and so far so good. It’s the one I use to read all my kindle books. I also have a Kindle Paperwhite tablet but I hardly use it nowadays coz it’s only on a black and white. I only use the Kindle Paperwhite when my Tablet is out of battery power.

    Anyhoo, I am planning on purchasing the Wacom Bamboo Tablet. I want to explore the Photoshop more. I’ve used Photoshop since day one. It’s more than 22 years now I have used it, it’s the only photo editor I know how to use.

    Anyway, I am just passing through. I finally have a chance to stop by here. I am looking forward in getting to know you more. Have a blessed Sunday!


    • Hi Angela, I’m sorry it took so long to reply. I have a hand that is hurting badly and now needs surgery… UGH! I have Wacom Bamboo and I love it. It takes a bit to get use to it but when you do it is pretty cool. I use Lightroom and the Apple editing tools for all my photo images because they’re easy.

      I just realized you live in CA. We need to do a hang out for fun. I could show you more about my drawing tools. Are you game? 🙂