Great app, but a few kinks to work out
I use this app on a regular basis for drawing cartoons. Overall, it's a wonderful app and worth using. While yes, opening the app and having to wait a few minutes for it to finish "Rebuilding Database" can be a bit annoying, it's worth the wait to use the app.
However, even after waiting until it finishes loading and opening a drawing to work on, I have started having a small gray box appear in the middle of my screen (once again reading "Rebuilding Database"). Unlike the one that appears when the app is starting up, this box doesn't seem to make any sort of progress along the lines of loading-- meaning it just sits there in the middle of my screen (and drawing), which is more than a bit bothersome.
I do admit that I am very cautious when I am drawing, and I tend to make a copy of my drawing every time I make a significant edit as to not lose too much progress should the app force quit out of nowhere. This results in having many, many drawings, which may cause problems with the app being slow sometimes or taking a while to make copies of drawings. I don't know if this has anything to do with my "Rebuilding Database" problems, but I assume that, like any problem, I'm not the only person dealing with it.
Aside from my own personal issues, this app is one of the best I've ever used, and I know I will continue using it for a long time. Thank you for your time in reading this, and have a nice rest of your day.
Good, but could use some things
While the app overall is well-working, practical, etc., there are a few things it could use.
For example, it would be much more practical for layers to have more settings, such as locking them, different types of layers, and changing the colors of certain layers. Things like these would make the app more useful for full-fledged drawings.
Say you are a person who uploads comics on a daily basis. You would like the tablet you use to connect to your computer and draw simultaneously so it's easier for you to upload said comics. But with this app, I can't figure out how to connect the tablet and computer so they work at the same time. (For the app.) I've visited the help and support site multiple times, but there is no way to connect the tablet and the computer for drawing. It would make the app more functional for those who post their drawings on social medias.
Now, this part isn't a complaint of any sort, just an idea I had. What if on the folders, you could put one of your drawings up for the cover? As I said, no complaint, but it would be a nice detail to add.
This is the basic summary of my review:
1. Add more layer settings (lock, color change, types, etc.).
2. Try to make it so you can connect your tablet to your computer so you can draw simultaneously and post it up easier.
3. Make it so we can put our drawings up as the folder's cover.
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Awesome!!! Just a few things though
By Plush stuff
One thing that I love to do is draw. When I have no paper around me, I always draw with this. I just have a few things I would like you too add. Firstly, I’d like you too add customize your materials. You could customize the size of the brush or pen, maybe give each pen a specific color to have so when you use it it shows up that color. Another thing is that you could have pallets. You could make as many as you want, and chose colors to be in them. With the pallet, you could make a specific drawing for that pallet, With only being allowed to use that pallet. Last, maybe you could add lessons to help people start off with using the app. You could purchase each lesson for the same price. Also with these lessons, it could also give you a special color, only available to have with that lesson.
P.S. I honestly don’t know if all of these exist already, but if they do, Then please tell me.
A few problems
This is a great app! It has many tools for you to use. Though, I think the layer thing, which means you have to pay to get layers, is very annoying. When I draw, I use at least three layers. And I cannot only use two, I need at least three layers since I use them for outlining, coloring, and shading. If I buy it, it comes with other stuff, but I only wanted the layers. So could you make it so that you could buy the layers separately? If so, that would be great.
Another thing I have a problem with, is that the undo and redo, is very annoying. Whenever I'm trying to zoom in or out, it either undoes or redoes. Though, sometimes it's helpful. But most of the time, it just gets in my way of drawing.
Those are the two things I have a problem with, overall, this is a great app to draw with, if you ignore its flaws. I recommend you download it, or at least try it out.
Eh. Didn’t have to remove all the basic functions.
By Player zero-
Got this for free about two to three years back. Made incredible digital pieces (at the time) on a tiny iPod screen. Came back to it when I got a new iPhone only to find out most of the very useful features have been stripped to Pro version (5$??? Come on man).
Look. I’m not going to pretend I know everything about value in premium apps and such. But I do feel slighted. Devs could’ve at least left some basic functions like the razor tool, the pattern fill, the multiple layers, etc, or had people who already downloaded it keep the older version and get the newer functions in premium for less. It’s just kind of lame.
I mean hell. The fill tool even leaves a crappy white ring around the filled space. It’s like they purposefully made the existing features bootleggy to strong arm ya into buying the “full” thing. But that’s enough ranting. The app served me well for the time I used it.
I want a refund...
By Kurai Konekoi
I want a refund ever since that little update of yours it screwed up everything. The fill tool no longer works with thin lines it just fills the whole thing, even if all the lines are closed and there’s no openings. I dislike being interrupted by tons of tutorials every single time I opened it, it is really annoying. I am not a fan of your new scheme either on that thing I liked the old look. Overall ever since your update has screwed me over more than once on more than a few occasions. I used to love using it Until you guys started making a bunch of crap mistakes with it and giving it useless updates that broke more than it fixed. I am very disappointed and displeased, fix these issues otherwise there’s gonna be problems. This is highly upsetting I can’t stand how I can’t draw how are used to anymore because of the fact that the fill tool is broke now and I can’t use thin lines. Look into this, fix it, and stop making test updates that screw up everything else.
Absolutely everything! Perfect!!
I never write reviews for anything but after using this app, I stopped watercoloring physically because I tend to make a mess and waiting for everything to dry is a pain sometimes. There is so much control when you are drawing. You can water color, paint, change the opacity, color, cut and paste, blend smudge , dry or wet to blend. The most important thing is, there is a multi layer system so you can control each layer you paint on. It is absolutely amazing. There is just one complaint I have. I don't like how the text option is very fixed. After you apply the text, you can't move it, make it bigger or anything. You have to delete and retype and remove it until it is perfect. Beside that I'm obsessed with this app and I am in love!
Review, tips, and suggestions.
This is such an amazing app! I can’t get enough of it. The tools are realistic, you can adjust lots of things to your liking, and it saves your work every three minutes!
Even without the Pro feature, it is still great. Once you play around with it, you get really used to it and it becomes fun.
I do find it a bit annoying that each action has a sound. I’m sitting there working on art while listening to some tranquil music, when all of the sudden you hear a KRRTCH KRRTCH from my iPad. It’s rather annoying.
Lately, after the iOS update, the app won’t open. I’m unsure if this is because the makers of the app hasn’t created a new update or if it’s just my iPad, but I want to work on my art and I ask that the developers see to this and fix it.
Limited features, Frustrating zoom/undo functions
I downloaded this app with high hopes but once I opened it and tried drawing, I was not impressed. Not very many pens to choose from, pen size and opacity were not able to be quickly changed, it was difficult to quickly choose a new color that is not in the list of colors(and once you did create a new color it was automatically placed somewhere else in the list of colors), THERE IS NO DROPPER TOOL! Special functions like: swipe 2 fingers left to undo and right to redo! were extremely annoying when trying to zoom in/out and there is always a delay when trying to zoom in/out, additionally you cannot zoom in very far. You cannot rearrange the *TWO* layers you are given, adding more costs money.
I think that's pretty much it for the negative comments, but the watercolor brush looked nice so +1 ⭐️star for the watercolor brush.
Good app even without Purchase
I really like this app. I’m not a professional artist so I use this app to draw at times and it has all the helpful features which is great to use for beginners and others who are interested in art. (Has extra features, automatically saves work, can record the work, etc) It takes some time to get used to it, so have to play around with it a little more to get comfortable.
The only thing I don’t like about the tools is the Blending Tool. It doesn’t do its job right. It smudges everything up (the size can’t be smaller) and ruins the whole piece (so I barley use it).
And also I wish if they would put one more free layers to draw on... 😂 Overall, it’s a great app. Would recommend it. 👍🏻