Unlock your inner creativity and produce everything from doodles to masterpieces with these five apps for your smartphone or tablet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.