*I prefer to paint with my finger on the glass screen, rather than use a stylus, or iPad pencil.
In this past week, I experimented with the recently updated version of “ArtRage”.
If you are looking for a painterly experience, on an iPad – it’s also available on some android tablets – you will enjoy “ArtRage”. There is a rich “feel” when brushing on the paint or pushing thick paint about with the palette knife.
I tried the first version a little while back. It had far too much lag; quite disconcerting to see a brush stroke or line, appearing after you’ve rendered it! It looks like they’ve dealt well with this problem. Now there is only a tiny bit of lag – occasionally.
The user-panel design in “ArtRage” is not as pretty, as the visually delicious, sets of paint tubes, oil pastels…and so on: in the “Art Set Pro” app. But it’s excellent mark making properties, are certainly on par with this app.
There is a range of media to choose from; so far, I’ve mainly used the paint. I also tried a little pencil and oil pastel; and smudged them with the palette knife. You can set the palette knife to different types of smudging effects.
Artwork from this app prints up well. An important consideration, when you want to bring images, out from an iPad (or other tablet) to birth them into prints. Hmm, that’s a strange sentence, but I’ll keep it…I suppose iPad art, is in itself quite strange; at least the concept is – however the experience “feels” surprisingly natural!
There is a system of layers (though I don’t use them). You can paint and draw on them separately, and then merge them together.
Not something I’m familiar with. My studies and training are in the traditional arts and media; and building up an artwork on one surface is what I’m used to, and how I prefer to work.
“ArtRage” is a valuable addition to my growing array of art apps and other apps I use. I’ll share soon, about some more apps I’m experimenting with, which also help my iPad to become an increasingly valuable art studio.
Enjoy your day!