A painting app for all artists, whether you’re experienced or just starting out.
Perfect for creating beautiful works of art or a quick sketch whenever and wherever you have a burst of inspiration.
You can also try out ideas and compositions before starting on a new painting in real life, or practise and refine your skills, all without the added cost of art supplies.
• LIFELIKE PASTEL SIMULATION •
The app features live-calculated brushes and strokes, making a realistic pastel simulation possible.
Painting tools include soft pastels, oil pastels, pastel pencils, smudge tool, and more.
• REALISTIC PAPER/CANVAS TEXTURES •
When creating a new picture, a unique, non-repeating paper texture is generated that will interact in real-time with the live-calculated strokes you paint.
You can change the default-generated texture to something else, for example “Canvas”, which is especially well suited for oil pastels.
Tap the Layers button, then tap “Paper”, and finally “Regenerate”.
• PRECISE COLOR BLENDING •
When painting, especially with soft pastels, use Smudge or the Cotton Swab to blend and smoothen the colors right on the paper, as you would in real life.
With oil pastels, in addition to smudging, the blending is often done by the pastel sticks themselves (for best results, reduce the force or use a similar or lighter color).
• USE TOUCH RADIUS TO CONTROL SIZE •
Applying more or less of your fingertip when painting will change the stroke size accordingly.
We can’t even begin to tell you how convenient this is, you have to try it!
• PARAMETERS CAN BE CHANGED LIVE •
Use any buttons or controls to change/adjust color, size, force, simultaneously while painting.
• APPLE PENCIL •
Full support for Apple Pencil and Apple Pencil 2.
In addition, you can assign a second painting tool, such as Smudge, to the finger.
Tap twice on a tool, and select the option “Use as 2nd Tool”.
• EASY AND QUICK TO USE COLOR PALETTE •
Changing the color is only a tap away.
The colors in the palette can be rearranged, adjusted, added and removed.
• FULL SCREEN PAINTING •
You can swipe the toolbar toward the screen edge to remove it.
Swipe in from outside the edge to get it back.
Or you can use a 3-finger tap to toggle the toolbar on/off.
You can also swipe the toolbar over to the other side, to get it out of the way.
• ZOOMING, PANNING, ROTATING •
You can pinch to zoom, drag with two fingers to pan, or rotate the picture.
To reset the zoom/pan/rotation, tap once with two fingers, and again to go back.
• SEAMLESS PATTERN EDITING MODE •
This unique feature lets you paint on the picture laid out as tiles next to each other.
The results can be used as website or desktop backgrounds, in print, or for textures in 3d modelling.
• METAL •
The engine is based on Metal, with 128-bit color and floating-point arithmetic.
• SWIFT •
The app was developed entirely using Swift (earlier versions used C++).
• LANDSCAPE • PORTRAIT • WIDE COLOR •
• MULTIPLE LAYERS • PHOTO TRACING MODE (Pro feature) •
[IMPROVED] Added optional text displaying the painting tool Force (Settings button -> Toolbar -> Tool Force Indicator).
[FIXED] Some minor issues.
Ratings and Reviews
Great feel and love the layout!
Pastels are my favorite hands on medium...however, the dust bothers my eyes. This app is the closest thing to the real thing and NO DUST! I quickly upgraded to the Pro version...it is very good.
I love the new layer feature layout with toggles and tracing too! The mountain, house, flower icons are brilliant. I also love and use the color feature that shows the complement of a selected color in the drop down menu; makes a painting pop!
Thank you for the loving attention you've put into it. :)
Developer Response ,
We're glad you like it! :)
Easy learning curve
Simplicity is wonderful. This app allowed me to load it and immediately start making art. The creative choices....size of stroke, blur, delete, colors....are simple and allow multiple dozens of options to fine tune your parameters before you make a stroke. I used a pencil with a capacitive tip, as I found my finger was too large to control placement of colors. Recommend.
Developer Response ,
Thank you! :)
Wonderful colors to draw your imagination
Ive tried real pastels and they are messy and expensive. This app is just the same experience but with out the mess and expense. I like to download painting im working on. I can add items or change colors so i know what looks best on the paintings before i ruin it
- 18.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011-2019 Norbyte
- In-App Purchases
- Pro Upgrade $4.99
- Tip Jar: Medium Tip $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.