Looking for an artistic way to unwind while supporting illustrators from all over the world? Serenely scribble your way through Lake: Coloring Books.
Browse the continually updated drawings on offer (new packs are added every two weeks), and tap to open the easy-to-master tools: two brushes, spray paint and a bucket for filling in an expanse with a single colour.
Swipe with one finger to add colour. Swipe with two to move the image around. Press within the drawing area to bring up a convenient colour picker so you can quickly switch between those subtle shades of teal and crimson you’ve been experimenting with.
The One a Day section offers a free illustration every 24 hours. You can purchase works à la carte, or access every drawing in the app (and the custom palettes created by their artists) with a weekly or monthly subscription. Take heart knowing your purchase goes to a worthy cause: Lake is the only app of its kind to offer a revenue-sharing plan for its artists.
And you don’t have to worry about colouring outside the lines if you don’t want to. The center button at the top of the canvas toggles between free painting and automatically-stay-within-the-lines mode.