ArtRage for Android

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Powerful and fun painting tools for your Android device

Most realistic painting app on Google Play Store

ArtRage for Android is a realistic painting and drawing app that includes all the most useful tools from our desktop edition. Along with a full range of awesome, easy to use, drawing tools like the oil brush, paint roller, inking pen and glitter, it includes a full range of the most important digital art features, like Layers, Fill Tool, Layer Blend Modes, the ability to add Reference and Tracing images while you draw, and of course, our incredibly fun, color mixing. All the tools act like real paint, pencil or chalk, and interact in different ways with each other and the canvas texture.

You can also tweak a wide range of real-world based settings, like thinners, pressure and loading, smooth out your sketches and inked lines with our auto-smoothing ink pen and pencil, go crazy with multicolored, metallic glitter, or mimic thick impasto effects with the paint tube and palette knife. The app includes a range of default presets for every tool, and you can easily create your own specialized custom presets.

ArtRage for Android comes with the intuitive, familiar ArtRage-style interface, reliable and responsive support, and full in-app support for pressure and tilt in the S Pen. Your ArtRage files can be easily transferred to the desktop to finish working on in any desktop edition of ArtRage. We’re proud of our painting programs and place a high importance on listening to user feedback and releasing stable, bug-free apps that let you create the art you want without having to fight with menus, complicated brush settings and obscure terminology to get there.

ArtRage for Android is available for purchase through Samsung Galaxy Apps, Amazon, and the Google Play Store for $4.99 USD. It’s also available as a free premium app on selected Samsung Galaxy devices (see below).

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All the Painting Tools You Need!

ArtRage for Android includes fifteen different art tools, including highly realistic watercolors, oils, pencil, pens, crayon, chalk, palette knife and airbrush tools.

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Key Features

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Natural Paints

ArtRage for Android simulates real world properties of paint like wetness & thickness so that the tools work like the real thing. Smear paint, blend colors, and work with canvas textures to get natural looking results without complex digital processes.

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Easy To Use Interface

ArtRage for Android presents the important tools in a simple, clean interface that gets out of the way while you paint. This means you don’t get distracted by complex digital controls and can stay in the creative zone while you work.

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References & Tracing

Sometimes it can be handy to have other images open while you work. If you want a visual guide you can pin Reference Images to your canvas, or load a Tracing Image overlay that can apply colors for you automatically.

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ArtRage for Android supports Layers – Transparent overlays that let you paint on your canvas without damaging the paint beneath. Each Layer can have its own blend mode so that you can easily generate shading and other effects.

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ArtRage for Android enhances its natural toolset with utilities tailored to give you the convenience of a computer paint package without getting in your way, like Undo/Redo, and Fill Tools.

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Buy ArtRage for Android from the Google Play Store now! Also available via Samsung Galaxy Apps and in Galaxy Gifts for selected devices.

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ArtRage for Android Features

ArtRage for Android contains real life painting tools such as rollers, oil brush and watercolor, pencils and ink pens for drawing, and digital features such as Fill and undo to make painting a lot easier.

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See It In Action…

Come see examples of ArtRage for Android in this gallery of screenshots and featured images.

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Free ArtRage Oils Painting App!: Practice oil painting for free on Android

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Free download for selected Samsung GALAXY Devices

ArtRage for Android app is now FREE on specific devices in the Samsung Galaxy range, as an exclusive free download in the Galaxy Gifts/Galaxy Essentials premium app bundles.

ArtRage for Android is free on the following devices:

  • Galaxy Tab S2
  • Galaxy Tab A 9.7″ with S-Pen
  • Galaxy Tab A 9.7″
  • Galaxy Tab A 8″
  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy Note Edge

ArtRage for Android Reviews

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Quotes are all taken from our Google Play Store reviews unless otherwise indicated.
‘It is an amazing app. It’s phenomenal. I’m super excited by it.’
‘ArtRage is without a shadow of a doubt the best sketching app on Android and iOS and everyone, from the professional doodler to the graphic designer will find that this app suits their designing needs. ’
‘…offers unlimited digital canvases and paint that reacts realistically, allowing you create art that gives the impression of the real textures and effects you’d get from physical paint, making it an absolute joy to use. ‘
‘As a traditional artist, it is the closest thing I have found to a mobile art studio […] It makes art so approachable. The controls are simple and intuitive, and don’t require much time to learn.’
‘This app is my favorite the oil brushes are far more realistic then any other art app.’
‘…best interface of all natural media apps I have used the desktop version for years and am thrilled it is now on Android. ‘
‘…this is by far the best art app available for Android.’
‘…without a doubt the best simulation of painting anywhere. ‘
‘Fantastic simplicity of the essentials. Doing what ArtRage does best- emulating Traditional medium at its finest.’
‘An absolutely essential app for those who are fans of ArtRage and use Android.’
‘ Blows all other sketchbook apps on the market out of the water.’

Rated: 4.3/5 based on 1553 review ratings

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Get it on Google PlayLanguages: English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional).

System Requirements: Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 +

Minimum Resolution: 320 density pixels (tablet devices and larger phones)

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