Auryn Ink (pronounced "orin") is the only true watercoloring app on iOs. It is a "no mess watercolor mobile studio" that creates authentic watercolor simulation. It allows for wet on wet, wet on dry and glazing effects. Based on the tilt of your device, colors run down the surface, bleed and spread out to create darker edges just like real watercolor.

Auryn Ink's features provide everything a watercolorist needs to create and share beautiful works of art on a mobile device. Now you can generate complete watercolor paintings with the touch of a finger or stylus anywhere, anytime!

It supports Apple Pencil and Adonit styluses and has been updated to make the most of iOs 9 features.

Key features:
• Wet on wet and wet on dry simulation
• Wet, dry and fixed layers to enable glazing effects.
• Ability to lift color with water
• 96 pre-defined bright, vibrant colors matching Windsor and Newton professional watercolor range.
• Control over water drying rate allowing for more wet painting time
• Two choices for water cell density for faster and slower results.
• Choice of six watercolor paper types.
• Ability to save a custom color pallet.
• Easy access to brush size, water amount, and amount of color on the brush.
• Ability to switch slider sides for left handed users.
• Gallery to save your paintings in their wet form to work on later.

Here are some of the recent reviews from Auryn Ink users

"As a water colorist, I can say Auryn Ink is the closest thing to real watercolor there is: better than Paper, Procreate, Artstudio, Sketchbook Pro, on and on I've tried all the ones recommended in blogs/articles. - Jeanie Egolf"

"This is a Bee-you-tee-full app. And it gets better and better. It's simple - I love it! It's simple to use, the colors are beautiful, it's easy to learn, and more. Thank you. Five Stars here! - Marezeedotes"

"What a fantastic product!! Easy to learn, very intuitive for a water colorist, lots of fun, quick and exciting results.....and all for the price of an energy bar. A beautiful, well thought out piece of application software for real can tell I like it- BadMonet"

"There are painting apps for the iPad, and then there's Auryn Ink." - Fast Company

"The intuitive and easy to navigate Auryn Ink supports the creative urge of the artists by allowing them to create paintings with the touch of a finger anywhere at any time." - TMCnet

"Auryn Ink does a great job of simulating watercolor on paper and is a fun way to quickly experiment with various colors, brushes and more." - Today in Art

"Once you feel the canvas absorbing your paint, actually sucking it into the porous fabric, you will understand why this app shines." - SAHGeekMom

Please rate and review the app. Don’t forget to send your work to be added to our online gallery, it keeps us inspired.

Visit our online gallery to see works created by artists using Auryn Ink

What’s New

Version 2.0.17

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

this nick thing is dumb ,

Great concept. Needs work.

Love the idea of this app and it's so close to being what it claims. Needs more work. Sliders for adjusting brush size, evaporation, etc don't appear to change their values in a linear way. The slightest adjustment makes the value jump far too high. Example, setting evaporation to very slow is still way to fast.

Performing a proper even wash or graduated wash just isn't possible.

All of the elements for a watercolor experience are there, just not implemented well enough.

I want to love this app, but I can't. It falls too short of a real watercolor experience.

UnluckyKitty130 ,

The best watercolor app. Ever.

I have seen awesome drawing apps out there, but I really wanted a watercolor app. Nothing would actually come close to what I wanted though. And then I found this. This app is the best by far, and I’ve recommended it to my friends. I just got the app about 10 minutes ago, and I’m already seeing some problems.

I can’t see the icons. The switches in the “+” menu are out of focus, and I can’t see the icons next to them so I have no idea what they do.

Also, when I draw, the resolution is fizzy even though I’m on the high resolution setting. It’s not really a problem though.

Could you please add a new update fixing the bugs? I feel like this app has a ton of potential and it’s amazing so far, but more updates should be put into it. As for now, I recommend it to people who want a good watercolor app!

specialappssk ,

I guess if you are not an artist you will like this?

I see all the bad reviews. I am not an artist at all, but if you just want something simple and creative to keep the kids busy in the car and don’t expect an iPad to recreate watercolor with perfection, you’ll probably find this fun with a lot of different brushes to explore. No annoying ads or anything like that. It is pretty self-explanatory how to navigate the app to get new brushes, change color, and size etc. it works fine on my iPad Pro too.

App Privacy

The developer, Mascot3d LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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