Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I tried the iDraw app

It is Tuesday, so I am linking up with Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper.

As you get more involved in blogging, you may want to add things to your blog, stores, etc. It may become necessary to learn to do some things for yourself. There are so many cute blog designs and add-ons out there. Tutorials can teach you how to personalize basic blog designs and buttons. Many have tried their hand at design. I still chuckle at my own feeble attempts to design a blog "way back when".

I am not able to pay for a new design, or even add-ons. I was fortunate to win my current design from The Honey Bunch, but recently wanted to add a round avatar on Teachers Pay Teachers, and to make products for my store.

I previously purchased an app called iDraw for my ipad. I have a stylus that I use with it. The app is easy to use. It helps if you are somewhat artistic. I love art. iDraw lets me create without making a mess, and can go anywhere I go.

Then, I started experimenting with my avatar for TpT. This is what I came up with by drawing simple shapes and adding some shadow and highlights. I think it compliments my design. The best part? I did it myself.

I break down a simple shape, like my ice cream cones and scoops I made for a math game. (The real stuff would have been better, with our 97 degree feel like temps this afternoon). A cone is a triangle, with some definition. A scoop of ice cream is made up of different filled circles. Add some shadow or hghlights and it looks real enough.

Try some other basic objects, like apples or frames.

iDraw is easy and fun to use. You can create backgrounds as well as clipart. Get creative and see what you can make when you try it.


  1. Thanks for sharing the app. I will definitely be checking it out. I used Honey Bunch to create my design because I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to do it on my own. I'm glad I invested. That's awesome that you won your design. That is helpful for sure!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to get iDraw, but need to get an iPad first. I have been wondering how teachers create their own graphics. Thanks for sharing.

      Innovate, Create and Relate

  3. This looks great! Your drawings look amazing to me! I have virtually no artistic talent and don't know if I will ever attempt making my own clip art. Thanks for sharing and linking up. :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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