Calligraphy Calm - Ink Painter is a minimalist art app in the tradition of Chinese and Japanese painting and calligraphy.

Create a realistic, fluid ink painting effect on your iPhone and iPad with the swipe of your finger!

Practice the art of simplicity and capture the essence of your subject.


Our brushes create a dynamic 'tapered' line effect, which produces a beautifully organic feel for handwritten typography and drawing.

Try overlaying brush strokes and you will find the ink building up texture like real ink!

Move your finger quickly to increase the thickness of the line.

Bigger brushes produce a rougher line texture.


1) Use the painting tools for calligraphy writing or art.

2) Get into the flow of minimalist painting and feel calm.

3) Save your progress to the gallery *

4) Download your best designs to your device Photos for safe keeping.

*Please note - Your paintings are saved to your device. Deleting the app will delete your saved artwork.

Free version:

• 4 brushes
• 4 paper textures
• black ink only
• Save 3 paintings to your Gallery screen
• Download images to your Camera Roll

To unlock all ink colors, all papers and tools please upgrade to the Full version.

Full version:

• Save unlimited paintings to your device
• 16 colored inks (with gradient depth)
• 2 extra brush types (thin and flat brush)
• All paper textures
• Eraser tool (use it in combination with the brushes)
• Remove the watermark logo on image downloads
• Remove Ads

Paint your way to calm :)

What’s New

Version 2.0.11

- removed the loading screen
- updated the More Apps page with our latest app: Icon Designer

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Disembody Parts ,

Ads AND limited features?

UPDATED REVIEW: The developer did in fact remove ads from the free features.
Much appreciated!

ORIGINAL REVIEW: I can't appreciate an app that severely limits its free features AND shows ads. To the developer, please choose one and not both.

Developer Response ,

Fair point - we've removed Ads on the latest version :)

Krumzz ,

Good app. Wish the manual was better

This is actually quite a nice drawing app but I wish the manual was better. For the life of me I can’t figure out how to use the stickers. Anyone figure that out I’d like to know.

Update: Thank you for your response but what do the stamps do? Do the just stay in the corner as ....... what? Do they mean something and that’s why they are there?

Developer Response ,

Hi, the stamps are for decoration. They are inspired by 'Chinese Chops' which are family names stamped on a calligraphy painting. You will be able to move the stamps in the next update. Thanks!

get_it_straiter ,

Needs more features

I love almost everything about this app. It responds beautifully. I just wish it had more features and allowed more feature adjustability.

App Privacy

The developer, Frosby Designs Ltd., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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