Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Apps for the Artist

Along with your Bristle Filbert #2 and Cerulean Blue, there are some nifty technological tools that can help your artistry. Smartphone and tablet  apps can help you work your way through a difficult pose or a critical color choice. Or, simply just provide some inspiration. Some are free, some have a modest price. Most are iOS universal.

Anatomy Lab
Current Version: 1.2.3
Delve into the body and look at muscular and bone structure

Poseable and Poseable Lite
Current Version: 2.0.5
$1.99 or Free for Lite
A poseable mannequin

Color Wheel RYB
Current Version: 1
A Color wheel and explanation

Color Companion-Analyzer
Version: 1.1.1
Analyze, compare, find, convert, create palettes, and more. All for Colors.

Art Authority
Version: 3.6.1
Cost: $4.99
Over 1000 Classical Paintings at your Finger Tips

Art Authority for iPad
Version: 4.8
Over 1000 Classical Paintings at your Finger Tips

John Baldessari: In Still Life
Cost: Free
Create your own Still Life with John Balderassi’s Works

The Artist (Series)
Multiple Versions
$.99 Each
Versions for Renoir, Van Gogh etc
Look at classical paintings by specific artists, read a biography, and learn about their motif.
Animal Anatomy
Version: 1.0
Cost: $1.99
The anatomy of over 1000 different animals.

Version: 2
Take a picture of your still life and then use this app to change the lighting so you can test it without actually moving all the real lights and losing what you already have.

Paint Pro Classic
Version: 1.2.1
Another palette app. Find colors in photos, by numbers or name, and then make your own palette.

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