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Drawing with a different app

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I tried out another drawing app for the iPod touch. This one is called C64 Paint XL. It’s available for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and as the name suggests, it’s kind of a pixelly 8-bit thing. Obviously, I’m not really a fan of pixel art: it’s so tediously boring. But this app is kinda fun to use. Normally when I do pixelly drawings, there isn’t a limit to the amount of colours I use, because, well, it’s 2011 not 1984; but with this, there’s only 16 colours. The strangest thing when I was giving it a go was how my fingers have got used to doing certain things. When I see pixels on a screen, my fingers automatically want to be clicking a mouse, because that’s how I draw everything. When drawing on my iPod, my fingers are used to the finger painting style of using the Brushes app. Anyhow, not sure how much I will use this app. I’ve not tried the iPad version yet, but will probably give it a go soon. The drawing, by the way, is of a skinny church near where I live. You can see it on Google Street View here.

Written by Craig

February 9th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

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