Just Do It: iDraw

When it comes to learning anything new such as the iDraw app or application, many times it’s best to just “jump in the deep end.” What does that mean?

iDraw – Just Do It

iDraw- Just Do It, susanpcooper.com

The first step in learning about the iDraw vector drawing program or app only requires; that you move your mouse, pick up your iPad and stylus or your desktop drawing board and create, what I call, a practice page. It’s a blank canvas where you experiment with all the various tools with not a worry or a care of what someone would think.  

You play with your iDraw tools just as a child would with their crayons and paper and have some fun. When you do that, you learn a great deal about how your vector application functions. In doing this, you become comfortable with the tools available and you get better at it. 

Let me show you some of my practice canvases:

iDraw- Just Do It, susanpcooper.com

iDraw- Just Do It, susanpcooper.com

iDraw- Just Do It, susanpcooper.com

In each of these practice canvases, I’ve tried various tools styles and effects. These aren’t art pieces to share. They’re just a place where I play and learn something new about my iDraw app, especially when there’s been an update to the program. Aside from that, I do this now and then to refresh my skills.

Ladybug feature image, susanpcooper.com

Doing this may seem a bit silly, but it builds confidence in your ability as you experiment with each of the various tools. Before you know it you’ve created your first art piece.

Here is your challenge. Create a practice canvas and have a bit of fun. There’s no right or wrong about what you create it’s just about learning something about the tools you have at hand. Think of it as coloring outside of the lines.

Now, let’s draw something…

Next time I’ll share a few tips about one of the tools so stay tuned.

P.S. Take a look at some suggested reading and tools.

  • http://offtheleash.net Ken Dowell

    I have always much preferred jumping in the deep end, as opposed to reading instructions or help files or watching tutorials. Can’t say it always works out well for me though.

    • Susan Cooper

      I do the same thing Ken, then I go to the manual to see what I missed. 🙂

  • http://biz.leoraw.com/ Leora

    I like all your ideas on how to learn this drawing program. I’ve been working for years on improving my Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Now that it is spring, I hope I can get outside and do some old-fashioned watercolor. Look forward to more posts of tutorials in general!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Leora, Thanks so much for visiting – we’re still working on things for this website. Mostly it’s building content and adding plugins. So keep a watch for all the updates and changes. I always love your watercolors. I look forward to seeing what comes of your ventures outside as the weather allows. 🙂

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