Time Out profiles some of the most useful art apps to download in Dubai, including ArtRage, Art Set, Infinite painter, Inspire pro, Tayasui Sketches
Unlock your inner creativity and produce everything from doodles to masterpieces with these five apps for your smartphone or tablet.
ArtRage ArtRage for iPad offers unlimited digital canvases and paints that react realistically. Features include thick paint textures, realistic wet media blending, oils, watercolours and other tools that will make you forget you’re painting digitally. When you’re finished, you can upload your art directly to a range of supported iOS apps. US$4.99 (Dhs18.33). www.artrage.com.
Art Set Draw with tools that create like the real thing – chalk, charcoal, wax crayons, graphite pencils and more, with this iPad app. Choose different coloured paper and textures, or import your own photos. US$1.99 (Dhs7.30). www.itunes.apple.com.
Infinite painter This is an all-round painting app for Android that gives you access to more than 80 brushes. It allows you to create as many layers as you need, with Photoshop blend modes, perspective guides and much more. Free. www.play.google.com.
Inspire pro Suitable for artists of all skill levels, this iPad app includes 60 high-quality brushes to choose from, divided into six sets – oil paint, airbrushes, basic shapes, graphite pencils, wax crayons and markers. US$9.99 (Dhs36.70). www.itunes.apple.com.
Tayasui Sketches This iOS app features eight effects, ranging from pencil and charcoal to felt pen and watercolour brush. Each stroke feels like it’s made on paper – the app adapts the pressure, angle and width to your movements. Free. www.tayasui.com.