Thanks to people like Andy Warhol it’s pretty much accepted that anyone – and I mean ANYONE – can be an artist. The definition and the craft have been broadened and pretty much any physical or visual or even audial manifestation of a human idea or expression is considered to be art.
So what’s lurking around in that mind of yours?
Have you ever given any thought to awakening that inner artist in you? All you really need is a medium – a place and a method for your idea to take shape and grow.
There are lots of iPhone and iPad apps that facilitate the creation of art and, today, I wanted to talk about a few of them. You just need to make sure you have decent wireless internet speed because some of these apps are rather large.
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Now that that’s out of the way, without further ado, let’s talk about some of these art apps.
SketchBook Mobile – Autodesk Inc. – $1.99
SketchBook Mobile takes out the sketchbook process without depriving you of the tactile sensation of creating with your hands. There are also layer tools to allow you to add to a sketch without destroying the point of origin. You can also take it to the next level with paint tools and tools that can share your work on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media outlet.
ASKetch – Andrew Kern – $1.99
Few art mediums compare to the expressive nature of charcoal drawing. This intuitive app practically makes you feel like you’re holding a bit of charcoal and scribbling away without all the mess. You can actually customize the shape of your brush as well and the app creates some truly authentic smudge effects. Charcoal drawing is a great starting point for any budding artist.
iGraffiti – Big Stone Phone – $4.99
Graffiti is a controversial topic because not everyone in society actually agrees with the notion or sees it as a valid form of art. This is largely because of the element of vandalism associated with it, but don’t let that stop you from experiencing the thrill of unbridled and uncensored self-expression. You can create some bizarre abstractions and even modify existing photos with a splash of color.
SpinArt – 7twenty7 LLC – $0.99
Not all art needs to be some still life or brilliant study in composition and subject. Sometimes art needs to be simple and spontaneous. SpinArt simulates the kinds of art you might have made in summer camp. Your iPhone is turned into a spinning canvas as you throw different colors and splotches onto the work area. Chances are good you won’t ever come up with the same piece twice.
And those should be enough to get you started.
Take some time every day, doesn’t need to be a lot, and really explore your artistic side. You might find it to be a good outlet for your stress and you never know what you’ll come up with.