Applying less or more of your fingertip now changes the stroke size accordingly (iPad/iPhone).
A completely new painting engine that is more lifelike, with improved depth, texture and detail.
Other new features include realistic paper/canvas textures, Auto-Hide Toolbar, and more!
A painting app for all artists, whether you’re experienced or just starting out.
Create beautiful works of art or a quick sketch whenever you have a burst of inspiration!
You can also try out ideas and compositions before starting on a new painting in real life, or practise and refine your skills, all without the added cost of art supplies.
• LIFELIKE PASTEL SIMULATION •
The app features live-calculated brushes and strokes, making a realistic pastel simulation possible. Painting tools include soft pastels, oil pastels, pastel pencils, smudge tool, and more.
• REALISTIC PAPER/CANVAS TEXTURES •
When creating a new picture, a unique, non-repeating paper texture is generated that will interact in real-time with the live-calculated strokes you paint.
You can change the default-generated texture to something else, for example “Canvas”, which is especially well suited for oil pastels. Press Layers button -> “Paper” -> “Regenerate”.
• PRECISE COLOR BLENDING •
When painting, especially with soft pastels, use Smudge or the Cotton Swab to blend and smoothen the colors right on the paper, as you would in real life. With oil pastels, in addition to smudging, the blending is often done by the pastel sticks themselves (for best results, reduce the force or use a similar or lighter color).
• USE TOUCH RADIUS TO CONTROL SIZE (iPad/iPhone) •
Applying more or less of your fingertip when painting will change the stroke size accordingly.
We can’t even begin to tell you how convenient this is, you have to try it!
• APPLE PENCIL (iPad) •
Full support for Apple Pencil and Apple Pencil 2. In addition, you can assign a second painting tool, such as Smudge, to the finger. Tap twice on a tool, and select the option “Use as 2nd Tool”.
• EASY AND QUICK TO USE COLOR PALETTE •
Changing the color is only a tap/click away, and the palette can be customized.
• METAL • SWIFT •
The engine is based on Metal (with 128-bit color and floating-point arithmetic), and the app was developed entirely using Swift (earlier versions used C++).
• WIDE COLOR • MULTIPLE LAYERS • PHOTO TRACING MODE • SEAMLESS PATTERN EDITING MODE • FULL SCREEN PAINTING • PARAMETERS CAN BE CHANGED LIVE •
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Oil pastels on canvas
Soft pastels, with smudging, on paper
LIFELIKE PASTEL SIMULATION BUILT WITH SWIFT REALISTIC PAPER/CANVAS BASED ON METAL PRECISE COLOR BLENDING QUICK TO USE COLOR PALETTE FINGERTIP = STROKE SIZE APPLE PENCIL SUPPORT PHOTO TRACING MODE MULTIPLE LAYERS SEAMLESS PATTERN EDITING MODE WIDE COLOR PARAMETERS CAN BE CHANGED LIVE FULL SCREEN PAINTING FREE DOWNLOAD IPAD IPHONE MAC
These are the currently featured paintings from the gallery.
To qualify, your painting has to be created using our app iPastels and uploaded to an image hosting website/community.
Please mention "iPastels" somewhere in the description, tag or title when you upload it, otherwise, we won't be able to find it.
The featured paintings above are all copyright their respective artists.
They are generally not hosted on this website, only linked to.
If you want us to remove a link to your painting, or if its details (title, name of artist) are incorrect, please let us know.