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Inspire app review: a virtual sketchbook

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Introduction

There is no need to carry around your bulky sketchbook and drawing tools in order to be creative. The Inspire app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone as a virtual canvas that lets you get as creative as you want. The app features a number of brushes that you can use with oil paint and gives some pretty realistic results. Now you can be creative whenever the moment strikes you and be sure to explore all the features and tools that a provided to you.

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Inspire — Create Art, Paint, Draw & Sketch

$4.99

No Mess, No Fuss Painting

This app makes it possible to paint without any mess, bulky tools, or hoopla involved. When the moment strikes you that you feel like painting, you can be creating within seconds instead of having to get all your tools out and ready. And don't worry, you can be a beginner or an advanced artist in order to use this app because there are no rules at all: just paint whatever you like. You are given five different brushes to use and from there each brush is available in a number of different sizes and can be rotated in a full circle. Use wet paint or just use the brush dry for another cool effect.

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The Inspire app is an older one that hasn't been updated in almost two years now but that hasn't stopped users from giving it a very strong four out of five stars. As you scroll through customer comments you will find positive review after positive review thanks to the simplicity this app offers.

 

Create realistic looking paintings
Create realistic looking paintings

Time to Get Creative

When it comes to being creative this app makes it possible thanks to the many tools. As mentioned you are given five different brushes; each one offers its own effect. Choose from a fan brush, round brush, flat brush, clumped brush, and palette knife. It's really interesting to see how each of these brushes completely changes the look of a painting. You can also experiment with the pressure you apply to the brush, just as you would in real life.

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Additional features include being able to choose from two different sized canvas, the ability to undo and redo, the ability to sketch instead of painting, an eye dropper tool to drop paint in a specific location on the canvas, and the ability to save your most-used colors. All your paintings can be shared with friends by Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, and email. You can save your painting to your Photo Album and print them.

 

Share and save paintings
Share and save paintings

Inspire — Create Art, Paint, Draw & Sketch

$4.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • A sleek and simple user interface
  • Choose from five different brush types
  • The ability to undo and redo in your paintings
  • Realistic looking effects
  • Save your paintings
  • Share paintings through social networks and email

 

Cons

  • This app hasn’t been updated in almost two years it would be nice to see some enhancements

 

Inspire screenshot
Inspire screenshot

Final Thoughts

The Inspire app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone to create realistic looking-paintings without all the fuss and mess associated with oil paintings.

 

Inspire — Create Art, Paint, Draw & Sketch

$4.99
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