I’m a bit late to the game, but 53 paper really is a delightful drawing app. I can’t say I’ll give up my paper notebooks completely (they are my lifeblood), but the watercolor is an especially lovely feature, it blends and layers beautifully!
I was put off by the limited color palette at first, but after playing with it for a bit I found I could get a pretty full spectrum of colors.
The basic app is free and each of the tools (watercolor, pencil) are 1.99. The format isn’t particularly useful for working with illustrator, so this is really just a casual drawing/note taking app. Overall, I would recommend 53 paper as an intro drawing app or for those who want a low key but high quality note keeping app!
Lovely new watercolor iPad app called Auryn Ink. Tons of controls and decent quality output. I love absent mindedly mingling colors in this app!
Apparently today is the day of app crushes. Or maybe I will be one of those people who is constantly falling for new apps on their blog. This is really only day two, so I’m going to say it is probably definitely too soon to tell.
Regardless, second app lovin’ shout out goes to Mixel which is sort of a social digital collaging app. You can use your pictures, pictures from the web (built in web image search, sweet), or anything that other people have used in their Mixels.
I went with lots of web images with sort of a citrus/sixties fashion theme.
As an avid paper collager, I am completely in love with this no storage, no dried out glue sticks approach to blending images in interesting ways!
Visualator. New favorite app for sure.
The interface is very simple and you can’t be too much of a control freak, which makes it very relaxing.
It is the perfect mix of “yeah I did this on purpose…” and “woah, it just turned out that way!”
Finished product/ new background.