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Explore Your Creative Side with Apps for Art Lovers

Explore Your Creative Side with Apps for Art Lovers

Whatever your level of skill or appreciation, these apps will help you (or your kids) meet those daily art needs. They'll help you doodle, make sketches for other projects, make your photography pop, or just take some time to relax and color.

When Inspiration Happens, Use These Apps to Capture Your Drawings and Paintings

You don't always have a pad of paper or all of your pens and pencils with you when inspiration strikes, but you probably have your phone or tablet. Here are apps that will let you make quick sketches, jot down ideas, or paint your masterpiece. Combine them with a stylus to have all the freedom and flexibility of analog tools while cutting down on clutter.

Paper by FiftyThree - Sketch, Diagram, Take Notes

Your note-taker, sketchbook, and diagramming tool.

Paper by FiftyThree - Sketch, Diagram, Take Notes

Swipe to stylize

For those who want to take simple notes, draw sketches, or annotate photos.

This one burst onto the scene and immediately became the darling of artists and non-artists alike. It is just so easy to pick up and start using, with or without a stylus. Its free price tag makes it an absolute must-download, though of course, in-app purchases unlock even more features. It's simply beautiful on the iPad's retina display and a pleasure to use.

Why we love it

Paper is simple to use and comes packed with a ton of useful tools that make note-taking, photo annotation, and drawing easy.

Procreate

Procreate is a must-have

Procreate

Professional results

For any professional artist.

This is a deceptively simple app with a devoted following. The focus is on brushes (there are eight) rather than tons of different art tools. The interface is uncluttered and the app doesn't have the "bloat" associated with some of the more feature-heavy apps. Even with just a few tools in its repertoire, this app is a fantastic means for artists to create amazing works of art. It's also an easy-to-use app for doodlers.

Why we love it

Procreate is simple enough for anyone to use, but the best results will be made by those who know what they're doing. The app has plenty of powerful tools to help you create your next masterpiece.

Linea - Sketch Simply

Sketch and Write With Ease

Linea - Sketch Simply

It is Simple

For those who want to write and sketch on iPad in an uncomplicated way.

Linea comes with a wide range of pre-defined colors or you can customize colors with a single tap. Auto-generated tints and shades are also included. Simplified layers are easy to merge or rearrange. A Touch Eraser allows you to wipe the screen clean with ease.

Why we love it

There's a lot of sketchpad apps on the App Store and Linea doesn't offer anything new in terms of the features it provides. However, if you're new to digital sketching, Linea is a great product to consider.

Graphic Designers? We Have You Covered

If you're a graphic designer on the go, these apps will help you get your work done without even having to be at your desk. They'll help you easily turn your ideas into design with an assortment of powerful but simple-to-use tools.

Adobe Illustrator Draw

Adobe Illustrator Draw

Adobe

For those who want a vector drawing app that works with Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC.

Design vector artwork that you can send to Illustrator CC or Photoshop CC easily. With Adobe Illustrator Draw, you know that your files, fonts, design assets, and settings are there for you whenever and wherever you need them. The app offers support for various stylus types, has zoom up to 64 times, and lets you work with multiple images and drawing layers.

Why we love it

If you enjoy the tools from Adobe and are ready to make your designs stand out, Adobe Illustrator Draw is the app for you.

Assembly - Design graphics, stickers and logos

Start from scratch or with a built-in image to create some sticker magic.

Assembly - Design graphics, stickers and logos

Simple to use

For those who want to create and customize their own iMessage stickers.

Assembly is a wonderful app for creative and artistic minds. With editing options, you can create images from scratch and rotate, duplicate, shadow, and fill. Creating stickers is enjoyable with tons of options if you want to begin with a built-in sticker such as emojis, food, animals, vehicles, and more.

Why we love it

Assembly is terrific for those who really like to use their imagination with images. Create your own or start with a sticker. Then, edit and customize and share within iMessage easily.

Inkpad - Vector Graphic Design & Illustration

Quickly make vector drawings on your iPad

Inkpad - Vector Graphic Design & Illustration

Inkpad - Vector Graphic Design & Illustration

For graphic designers who like -- or need -- to take their work to go

Create text objects, illustrations, and more with this easy but powerful app. Inkpad features a suite of drawing, editing, and sharing tools to let you translate your ideas into design elegantly.

Why we love it

Its assortment of tools and output options make it a powerful tool for creating, sharing, and using your work. Getting your platform to function shouldn't be the "work" part of work, and Inkpad makes getting your ideas down quick and convenient.

Easily Convert Your Photos Into Artistic Masterpieces

You don't have to be a professional photographer to express yourself through a camera. These apps help you goose up and transform your basic pictures into beautiful, expressive pieces. They'll add textures and effects to let you quickly and effectively create a masterpiece or just something fun from the pics on your Camera Roll.

Completely transform your original photos
Trigraphy Creative Effects, Filters & Photo Editor

Trigraphy Creative Effects, Filters & Photo Editor

Nixes

Beautiful, easy and remarkably powerful, Trigraphy is the modern artist’s secret weapon. Turn ordinary pictures into extraordinary ones with limitless customizations, incredible art filters and high quality export up to 4096 px.

CREATE
All the tools that you may need to create modern piece of art are right here:
- Artistic generative effects with 116 unique presets
- Blending
- Color filters
- Textures
- Saturation & Contrast
- Mask
- High Resolution Export (up to 4096 x 4096)
And the best part is that you can merge infinite number of layers.

BOOST YOUR IMAGINATION
Get inspired by daily features from the community or enhance your skills with our tutorials.
You will be really surprised by what you can do with Trigraphy.

GO BEYOND THE SCREEN
With integrated print and delivery service you can bring your art to life. Create t-shirts, art prints, post cards, iPhone cases and more.

Still in doubt if to try it out? Check out what the people are saying.

Have any questions? Contact us!

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Paintkeep Painting
Paintkeep Painting

Paintkeep Painting

Nine Curves

Get creative turning your photo to art instantly by choosing the watercolor, sketch or abstract filters you want. For professional users, you can express your creativity easily and make great fine art by using our flexible brush feature. Paintkeep is suitable for both beginner and expert users to create unlimited possibilities of painting.

App features:
• Different 10 type of watercolor presets: portrait, scenery, group photo, building, animal, object, night, flower, dog and fashion. 7 type sketch effects. 20 abstract effects using Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence.
• Brush retouch supporting layering function like photoshop. You can even add unlimited new brush with your own favorite setting.
• User's signature could be added to the watercolor, sketch or abstract painting.
• 17 faded border / edge options.
• Save your painting and share them easily to social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr and more)
• Option to buy high quality canvas, framed painting or poster at super low price for selected countries.
• No internet required, no surprise on cellular data usage.
• Fast painting effects, no waiting time.
• We will assure you of continuous update of more features and more design of watercolor, sketch or abstract effects to come.

What you can do with the Paintkeep?
• Display it in messenger service as profile watercolor, sketch or abstract photo to impress your friends.
• Upload to social media to look different from others.
• Print it on canvas or frame it as DIY unique gift for your relatives and friends.
• Create elegant wall decoration for your house, office or room.
• Use your painting to create your blog, journal and as collection.
• Design your own T-Shirt with painting.
• Transform pet to watercolor, sketch or abstract photo as your wallpaper.
• Create watercolor, sketch or abstract as great real estate closing gift.
• Preparing a scrapbook for your loved one, school project, family or friends.
• Souvenir for conference, events or gathering. You could convert the photo to watercolor, sketch or abstract that stay in the participants' memory.
• Elegantly suitable for your wedding invitation card .
• And many more, you name it.

Search #paintkeep on Instagram to find more painting samples.

Please leave us a constructive feedback to [email protected] on how we could improve the app for you.
We will definitely consider in our next update.
If you like our app, please rate and review us. Your little help will surely make a difference for developer like us.
Thank you.

• Featured in Appstore homepage for category “New Apps We Love” in 12 countries.
• App Top Banner for category “Photo & Video” in Canada.
• “Turn your photos into works of art with Paintkeep. It provides an entertaining way to transform your photos.” - App Advice

Paintkeep makes watercolor, sketch and abstract so much fun, download it now!

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Oilist

Oilist

3DTOPO Inc.

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Forget filters. Meet Oilist.
The ground breaking generational art app.
Genuine art. All saved at canvas-worthy 4k resolution.

Give Oilist an image and it will automatically generate a genuine and unique work of art based on it. Painted for you in real time! Participate or spectate, it's up to you, Oilist will delight!

Oilist comes with 18 infinitely customizable styles; from impressionist to abstract.

Oilist is not a photo filter. Unlike most filter apps, Oilist will never generate the same results twice, and is capable of creating from impressionistic to abstract artwork based on the user’s photos. Instead of applying a fixed formula to an image as photo filters typically do, Oilist analyzes the supplied image using computer vision technology, then paints simulated paint particles that are applied using various brush strokes and techniques.

At anytime during the painting process, 4k resolution images may be captured as often as desired.

When Oilist is painting, styles may be infinitely customized by selecting from 12 different painting moods, choosing from 15 different brushes, setting brush options such as the size and spacing, and by injecting imperfections with the exciting Chaos tool. The gravity of the paint can be controlled by tilting the device and the brush angles may be controlled by yawing (rotating) the device. To rapidly change settings, it is possible to pause the painting by tapping in the paint area, make any desired changes, the tap in the painting area again to unpause the painting.

New and interesting results may be obtained by alternating settings with new settings painted on top of the previous settings. For instance, first paint a layer using the Warm mood followed by a layer using the Cool mood. The use of large brushes tend to create more abstract artwork and smaller brushes work best for high definition detail.

Oilist will automatically provide smaller brush strokes and greater photo-realism to detected faces. This can optionally be disabled by opening the Settings app, tapping on Oilist and disabling face detection.

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Study Masterpieces Without a Museum

Maybe you're looking for inspiration, or maybe you just want to broaden your experiences. No matter the reason, these apps will let you study, learn, and enjoy some of the most beautiful works of art ever created.

Art Study

Guess the creators of the world's most beautiful paintings

Art Study

Art Study

For art appreciators who want to test their knowledge

Art Study is a multiple-choice game that presents you with a famous painting and asks you to guess its creator. It contains hundreds of pieces by 49 of the greatest artists in history, and it promotes learning and appreciation.

Why we love it

We like to think we know art, and Art Study takes turns either confirming or destroying that belief. And even when we get the answer wrong, at least we've seen a nice painting.

Art Authority for iPad

Explore centuries of fine art

Art Authority for iPad

For students and lovers of beautiful visual works.

Art Authority is a virtual museum containing over 100,000 of the greatest works of the Western World. It will let you explore masterpieces from 1,500 creators from throughout history. You can explore paintings and sculptures and create personalized collections and exhibitions based on artistic movements, eras, and artists so you can immerse yourself in a custom exhibition tuned to your interests.

Why we love it

We don't have a lot of success typing, "Show cool artz" in our internet search engines because that only brings up a lot of questionable fan art about mermaids. It's nice to have an app that will help us focus our art love into something a little more constructive and useful. And that's nothing against mermaids or their fans, but we'll take a Monet most days of the week.

Have Fun and Relax in an Immersive Coloring Experience

It's possible you don't know a mandala from a spirogram, but that doesn't mean you can't use coloring as a handy relaxation and focusing tool. These apps hand you the blank sheets and put you to work making them gorgeous. Luckily, however, it won't feel like work.

Set Your Young Artist Loose

These apps will help growing artists express themselves and get their imaginations out into the world. If they're interested in drawing, painting, or just making amazing scribbles, they'll be able to find the tools and space they need to get creating.

Sesame Street Art Maker

Get artistic with two of your favorite Muppets

Sesame Street Art Maker

Inspire!

For kids who like a lot of options and variety in their creativity

Sesame Street Art Maker contains 100 tools and decorations for your future master creator to play around with. It offers fun and challenges throughout the year and lets you build on its base content with purchasable Expansion Kits. It even includes an Art Maker Challenge to provide prompts and opportunities to share their masterpieces with the world.

Why we love it

It brings an amazing arsenal of tools, options, and backdrops to provide kids opportunities and encouragement to express themselves. And its options update throughout the year for seasonal fun. With everything on offer here, your young artist will always be able to find something fun to do.

SketchBook Kid -  Draw, Drawing Pad & Painting Kid

Give your kid their own creative space

SketchBook Kid - Draw, Drawing Pad & Painting Kid

SketchBook Kid -  Draw, Drawing Pad & Painting Kid

For young sketchers with a ton of ideas.

SketchBook Kid gives your little one their own space to draw, paint, and create. And when they're done with a project, you can save their masterworks to your Camera Roll or show off their masterworks by sharing them to Facebook and Twitter.

Why we love it

A lot of apps will let your kid draw. But SketchBook Kid gives them pencils, paints, and even pastels to let them find their favorite medium. We like the extra flexibility and opportunities to explore and experiment, and we think kids will, too.

Kids Doodle : Neon lights for kids&drawing

Quickly make colorful doodles

Kids Doodle : Neon lights for kids&drawing

Kids Doodle : Neon lights for kids&drawing

For kids who want to make their masterpieces glow

Kids Doodle provides a spectrum of glowing colors that your young artist can use to make bright, vibrant creations. They can start from scratch or scribble on top of photos and "improve" them. And that's surely preferable to letting them draw on your real photos or walls, which is something we hear kids might do.

Why we love it

Kids Doodle is a cute, easy app that lets young painters and sketchers express themselves and create beautiful, vibrant works. It's simple, fun, and just silly enough.