Do you ever feel like you want to learn how to create cool works of art, but just don’t know how to go about doing it? Well, like most things in life nowadays, your mobile devices could hold the key to learning.
There are hundreds of apps that have been created over the years to help artists of all experience levels to learn how to work in many different mediums and create masterpieces. With today’s mobile touch technologies, it’s easier than ever to feel like an artist by using your smartphone or tablet. Here are a few cool art apps that you can download and try your hand at to see if you have what it takes to become an artist.
Coloring Book for Me & Mandalas
One of the first artistic endeavors many people are exposed to as a child is coloring in a coloring book: it teaches you how to shade and to stay within the lines for a great piece of art. This app brings all of the coolest aspects of coloring to your mobile device without the need for paper and crayons.
The app has a ton of different designs you can color, from geometric and abstract shapes and patterns to people, butterflies and more. It also has more than 25 different palettes you can choose from with eight different colors in each. This lets you pick and choose the colors you want so you can create the best work of art you possibly can.
You can learn more at the Google Play store.
How to Draw 3D
Many people can sketch, but it takes real talent to draw life-like objects, and learning how to draw in 3D is the first step in creating great works of art.
If you already know how to draw, this app can give you pointers to make you better. If you don’t know how to draw, the app will start with the basics of 3D and go from there. You will learn how to draw holes, ladders, and hearts that have good shading and look real enough to touch. The app provides step-by-step instructions that both kids and adults alike can follow along with and learn how to draw.
PicsArt Photo Studio
Since you already have a smartphone with a camera built in, why not try to take your photos to the next level?
This app is an all-in-one app for photographers of all experience levels. You can use it as an editing program — it has over 1,000 different editing features — or you can use it to create collages, memes, and other internet-friendly photos. It also has clipart you can add to your photos and drawing effects so you can mess around however you would like. You can even follow tutorials so you can get the most out of the app.
Next time you feel your creative juices flowing, try one of these apps and see what you can create.
William Cole is an art teacher who writes about this in his articles, whether he’s writing about Picasso’s lesser known works or sharing some tips on techniques.