ArtRage, the popular digital painting application on the Mac and iPad, has made its way to the to the iPhone today. It’s currently on sale for $0.99, but it’s only for a limited time, so if you’re looking to pick up the app on the cheap, now’s the time.
It not only places color on a canvas, but it also keeps track of how much paint there is and how “wet” it is, so colors can blend under the brush. It also incorporates canvas grain and drier pigment textured effects and allows Layers to be added to the painting so users can work on individual elements without damaging others. Photos can be imported to smear around like oil paint or used as a Tracing Image that can be overlaid on the canvas.
ArtRage is the closest thing you can get to painting on a digital canvas. I’ve played with both the Mac and iPad applications, and despite not actually being an artist, the experience is pretty amazing.
Quick Look at the App