With OmniSketch you can create amazing pictures with very little effort. Procedural brushes draw designs and patterns automatically for you. You’ll be amazed at what you can create with this app. Pictures are stored into your local gallery where you can view or edit them later. You can also upload your creations to an online gallery for your friends and the rest of the world to see!
Features: * Support Retina display on both iPhone and the new iPad * 24 amazing brushes draw shapes and patterns automatically * Blend Modes (Lighten, Darken, Color Dodge, Color Burn, etc) * Draw with up to 3 fingers at the same time * Intuitive user interface * Mirrored Drawing – Vertical, Horizontal and Kaleidoscope mode * Eraser plus the Clear Blend Mode allows you to use any brush as an eraser * Line width adjustment * Opacity adjustment * Brush custom adjustments * Full color support with an intuitive color picker * Selectable background color * Gallery allows you to view, add, edit, delete and export your artwork * Built in slide show feature lets you show off your creations * Full undo/redo * Draw in portrait or landscape mode * Set picture orientation * Online gallery lets you share your pictures with friends, family and the world
If you are a doodler, then you should have some fun with this as you can freehand / pencil draw pretty easily – I’ve spent some time doing just the same. It is a little tricky to figure out how to change the width of the brush, but for doodling’s sake it was ok.
If you are trying to create something with backgrounds, or go beyond the basics, I’d give this one a pass as I was unable to figure it out. It’s also difficult to find just where in the heck your saved drawings are in case you wanted to share it with someone or use it as a screensaver, etc.
I picked thi sup as a free app of the day and it’s great as a free app – at it’s normal $1.99 purchase price, I would give this one a pass and find something better.
When I first downloaded this app there was no way to save or export your doodles to your mobile device's gallery. The developer was responsive in fixing that bug, so now I'm back to revise and upgrade the review I posted originally (from 1-star then, to 4-stars now).
If you want to doodle or sketch (moreso than create digital fine art - a la Hockney's) you can use the functionality in this app to set the background color, set the brush color, choose a line style then set its width and opacity and also choose whether to mirror the lines/shapes you lay down or not. To preserve your creation there are 3 options: 1- Doodles will save within the app itself, 2- Using the 'Export to Gallery' option you can save your masterpiece to your device's onboard gallery, and 3- You can upload to a public online gallery.
For both the background and the sketched lines you have an unlimited number of colors to choose from in the color picker - and the variety is not just in Hues, it is also in Shades (darkness & lightness) - if you couple those parameters with the opacity you can create all sorts of textures, lines, and shapes of subtle or bold variation.
I may do different types of doodling with this app, but one of the applications that attracted me to it was the idea to create backdrops or textures to use in digital photo composites. Now that the Export to Gallery function is enabled, all I have to do is go into one of my favorite photo editing apps (for something like this I'd probably use the Adobe Photoshop one...) then layer, blend and combine straight photographic images with what I've created and stored using OmniSketch.
If you just want to keep a little kid out of your hair for a bit rather than draw yourself this would also be a very good app for that. Especially now that you can save their art works either for their own future reference, for yours or to share with the grandparents or other family & friends.
In case you're not someone who comes to app usage symbols intuitively, there is an I(nformation) button that untangles what all the different symbols are used for to create or save doodles. It toggles, so just click it on or off for review. It's not rocket surgery (as they say...) so if you're not the 'I'll just explore' type, then give that page a quick glance but don't over think it. Start drawing! This is not a 'game' (as some people refer to every single app on the planet). It is a drawing tool app. So if you don't think you'd enjoy doing undirected drawing and will freak out about being creative on your own without templates etc. then perhaps this app wouldn't be for you. I read some complaints that certain reviewers felt that others couldn't create drawings like those in the app's previews. Baloney. If you have some drawing talent you can do so. But not everyone will have the patience and/or the skill to create such things without explicit directions. This is not a coloring book type app. You will be creating your own doodles. So get to it, doodle away, don't over-analyze something that could be relaxing & have fun!
Works fine on my odd old Pandigital Supernova 8" tablet. Definitely needs some improvements, like a double-check when you hit the CLEAR icon, to prevent accidental erasures, and also it would be more convenient if the SAVE didn't drop you out of editing. I didn't have the problem some reported of not finding the saves in the normal picture gallery, though. Of course, if you want good looking realistic art, even in the Impressionist style, it's going to take a lot of practice and work, but that's true of the best art programs. Get it and go to the online gallery see samples of what other people have done, from quick doodles that still look rather pretty to some truly impressive still lifes and landscapes. Or just look it up with your favorite browser.
I would have been mad if I had paid for it because it is impossible to make a picture without an ordinary paint brush. I like all the weird ones; dots, squares, feathery etc. You just cannot draw a simple line. It is hard to adjust. Hard to do stuff on purpose. Can make some nice random backgrounds. I don't like how speed of drawing affects the lines. Ex. Draw fast makes the line of dots bigger. I can't draw accurately fast and I want bigger lines. It has a slider for brush width - it makes not difference that I can tell. It works in landscape or portrait which is nice. It has 16 or so blend modes - I don't know what they mean. It has directions but it mostly just tells you to experiment. It mirrors vertical, horizontal and both.
Looks like a cool app to mess around with and play with their designs. I do a lot of design work so maybe there are ways I could use this in my work that I have not thought of yet. I will give it a shot and maybe if it's better after I learn more I will rate it higher.
This app is okay for doodling and stuff, but it is not as advanced as the screenshots led me to believe. You cannot really create artworks or detailed drawings with this. The different brushes you can choose are not realistic, they're more like stamps. For example, if you choose one, and draw a line with it, it just creates like hearts or stars or circles in a repetitive pattern. You can't really draw with that! Could be fun for children, but I was under the impression that I could make lifelike drawings with this app. Wouldn't recommend for someone wishing to use it for artistic creations.
I had a freebie sketch program, but the lines lagged behind my finger. They were also jagged if I slowed down, and it was hard to make ends meet, literally. I was nearly ready to give up drawing on my tablet for anything other than bored doodling. I do not have any of those problems with OmniSketch, at all. I also find the icons and controls far more intuitive and the 4 way symmetry is a blast. I haven't tried all the brushes or colors, but what I have tried really impresses me. I feel like I could actually do something useful with the images I can create with this.