For some people drawing is something that comes naturally whereas for others it's a skill they need to work at. If you're in the category where it doesn't come naturally then you may want to try the How to Draw app. This app provides you with simple-to-follow instructions so that you can start to learn how to draw a variety of things including nature, cartoons, anime, and animals. Before you know it you’ll be surprised at what you can create.
Before deciding art just isn't meant for you this app may be worth a try. Who knows, maybe it's just the way in which you are tackling the drawings that is the problem. This app is specifically designed for kids and provides an experience that is similar to that of an art teacher. There is no experience needed to use this app: just launch it and begin to learn a whole new set of skills.
The app provides you with a variety of coloring pages that can be painted. You can use the instructions to color the image or you can be creative and choose to color it however you want.
Following the Steps
As mentioned you are given steps to follow. All the steps are clearly explained and very easy to follow; keep in mind this app is intended for kids to use. Each of the drawings has a number of steps and you work through each step one at a time. This makes the process a lot easier to understand and follow. It also gives kids a new way of looking at drawing as they start to understand it’s all a matter of steps. Of course there is the option to create what they want instead of following a set drawing.
Because this is the free version of the app you are limited in the amount of drawings you can access. To purchase more drawings is priced anywhere from $0.99 to $5.99 (this one unlocks all the images). The app is meant for those four years of age and older but if young kids are using it they may require Mom and Dad’s help.
Launch the app to choose from step-by-step (instructions with your drawings), coloring (coloring pages that kids can paint), and my drawing (allows you to create what you want on a blank page).
A variety of images that kids can draw with step-by-step instructions
Blank pages to create what they want
A large portion of the images are locked and only available through in-app purchases
The How to Draw app is a cute way to introduce kids to drawing and painting. I find it’s a bit advanced for the younger age group but perhaps with a parent's help they can work their way through the steps. Where this app loses points is in the fact that so little is available for free.