One of the blogs I read uses the iColorama app for digital art. It looked intriguing and it wasn’t expensive ($3.99 if I remember correctly), so I bought it. It’s not exactly what I thought it would be and it’s gonna take some time to learn it, but I can’t wait to play around with it.
My Procreate app is more like a scaled-down version of Photoshop for my iPad. It uses layers like PS, it has a lot of the same filters and options as PS, and it works really well on my iPad, so it’s easy to take my drawing on the go with me.
iColorama doesn’t use layers, but it does have a lot of options for textures, filters, and the like. I’m still figuring out how it works (hello, YouTube tutorials), but I’ve had fun just experimenting with some of the easy stuff.
(Side note – the iColorama app is the one you want for the iPad. There is an iColorama S version out there that appears to be for your iPhone – make sure you’re getting the correct one for what you want!)
I tried out coloring one of my mandalas digitally with Procreate, but I wanted to see what I could do with the iColorama app. Granted, I haven’t had much time at all to play with it, so I really just played with a couple of filters and textures, but it looks like a tool I will definitely use more once I understand how it works. 😀
So I took my Mandala 6 over into iColorama. Here’s what I ended up with:
It’s the colored mandala I made in Procreate, but I added a texture filter in iColorama to make it look like this was colored/inked/painted on paper. Pretty cool! Like I said, I still need to spend some time learning how to use iColorama, but I’m excited to have another tool in my box to use when I create.