Five Useful Apps for Visual Artists and Art Enthusiasts

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Nothing really compares to the time spent in an art studio working with physical art supplies, but realistically there isn't always an array of materials (or even a pencil and paper) at hand when inspiration strikes away out in the world.

Luckily there are some apps out there for creating art that might surpass the pencil and paper and still others that offer additional methods of finding and sharing inspiration for artists and non-artists alike.

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1. SketchBook MobileIf you are an artist, this is an essential on-the-go tool (and if you aren't, it's still really entertaining to play with all the cool effects). The SketchBook app is the technological version of its namesake on steroids. You can choose from a variety of art utensils (pencils, markers, brushes, etc.) and customize settings to get extremely precise results. Additionally, the zoom on this thing goes up to 2500 percent and you can create multiple layers.

There is also a professional version of the app that comes with even more features, but it's only available for iPad (which is to say, if you're buying for the iPad anyway, definitely spring for the fancier version).
Cost: $1.99


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