Graphic Painting App

Vaughan Ling

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 141 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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.

Rebuilt for version 2+

+ Improved Smudge
+ Improved Blur
+ Layers
+ Masking
+ Erase
+ Clipping

30 day trial with full functionality.

What’s New

Version 2.5.8

Improved Autosave recovery
Fixed delete bottom layer bug
Made Pixelate filter scale independent
Added Layer Filters, Film Grain, Blur Noisy, Pixelate
Added Film Grain setting to tools
Added Color Picker to color circle
Support for uppercase .PNG

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

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.

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.

isukwithnames ,

My fav app for on the go!

First let me start off my saying I have both HeavyPaint and Procreate on both my iPad and iPhone. And hands down whenever I'm out and about and want to do a quick study or drawing I open HeavyPaint.

Heavypaints minimalist tools and UI doesn't get in your way and actually trains you to think in terms of light, color and shape.
Procreate on the other hand has so many brushes and features that it actually tends to get in my way, I spend more time trying to find the “perfect brush” and not enough time focusing on drawing.

That never happens to me with HeavyPaint. 10/10 get heavypaint if you want to become a better artist and have a blast in the process.

Note: The app is still fairly new so there are a few bugs, but the developer is extremely active on social and is quick to help you troubleshoot. But with that being said, make sure to screenshot your drawing save often!

App Privacy

The developer, Vaughan Ling, 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

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