Raheem Nelson

Apps for Art: ArtRage

Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be going over one of the apps I use.
This is part two of my apps for art series. Today I will be going over ArtRage for iPad. ArtRage is the second app I mastered on iPad after Sketchbook Pro. What attracted me to ArtRage were it’s toolset. ArtRage allows you to create digital paintings that look like they were made using traditional media like oils, watercolor, charcoal, and airbrush.
I loved the work I was able to create in my studio painting classes at SVA but I grew tired of buying new canvases and paints. Not to mention how messy everything got. ArtRage is perfect for traditionalists that may not have tried digital before.

You can even pick a digital canvas to work on. The paint reacts to simulated pressure, wetness, dryness and more. ArtRage is not for the impatient though. It eats up a lot of the iPad’s memory so if you’re using it all other apps should be closed. ArtRage is feature heavy so it’s best to figure out what works best for your workflow.

My rendition of the ArtRage icon

A portrait painting I did of Kat Von D

David Kassan at CES

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