A simple yet secretly powerful painting app! Focus on pure colors and shapes with a streamlined interface. Ideal for plein air painting, color notes, sketches and studies.

Free version has limited functionality with in app option to unlock pro version.Pro version unlocks:+ All tools+ Import / Export of project files+ Unlimited pages (10 page limit on free version)

What’s New

Version 1.5.7

NOTE: This version has a restriction of 10 pages with free version. If you have previously purchased the brushes, this will be unlocked automatically. This will not delete any existing paintings, however upgrade is required to create new pages if you have more than 10.

Added Chalk Noise tool
Added swirly noise texture
Refinements to startup Demo
Fixed ui scale bug

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Aaronfromqueens ,

Well designed

The RGB sliders and brush size picker are large enough to fine tune size and color, and placed away from the canvas and phone edges so that I’m not accidentally changing the brush size (in Procreate Pocket, this happens all the time!) Not being able to zoom the canvas is surprisingly helpful for me, as I can get lost in details. Using the RGB sliders to pick color becomes more intuitive the more I use the app. Color relationships have recognizable rythyms and patterns. The simplicity of the tools and lack of options helps me to focus more on the process. I had a friend who is an excellent illustrator tell me once that realistic brush textures don’t really matter that much. So using Heavy Paint’s lack of texture effects help me to ignore that aspect of painting and focus on form and color.

inisoto ,

Awesome creative app

Long overdue review! I have been using this app for almost 5 month. I love the simplicity of this app. It so simply that it is challenging in a good way. This app keeps improving every-time. Nicely done! Highly recommend

puppetmotel ,

fun, but needs some work.

i LOVE the painting abilities this app can help with, but right now the brush texture preset selection is almost unbearably small, and none of them look great.

my bigger issue is that, using an apple pencil on my ipad, the pressure = size function doesn't seem to work at all! setting a brush to use pressure to judge size results in nothing being put down.

with some bugs to iron out, it still shows a ton of potential.

App Privacy

The developer, Vaughan Ling, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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