Sumo.fm, which boasts more than 20 million unique users on its website, has taken its online drawing community to the iPad with its new app of the same name.
The app is designed to help artists create images they are proud to share with the community while receiving praise and feedback from other users. Drawings can also easily be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and via email.
And the developers of the app hope to mold a social community for artists just like Instagram did for photos.
Here’s a quick video about the app. Click here if you can’t see the video.
Using the app is very simple – even for this non-artist. I was able to download the app and start drawing with a few taps. For the serious artists, there are a large number of drawing tools available to start using immediately. And if you’re looking to have some fun making art, there are also whimsical brushes like Grassy Field and Mosquitoes Attack!
The app is also built on the OpenGL-based Sumoing Painting Engine that promises smooth and precise brush strokes. With support for the Retina display of the new iPad, my subpar attempts at drawings looked very nice.
Sumo.fm is only compatible with the iPad. It can be downloaded in the App Store for $1.99.