I came across this app on its first day in the App store and I was impressed so I thought I’d check it out and take a closer look. Drawing Ideas by Ivan Lubomirov is just that, a ton of drawing ideas and lessons in a single app and it’s free. I have always been challenged in this area so I was curious and thought I’d download it and check it out.
Pretty robust for a free app. You can access more than 1500 things to draw. There are a lot of kid related images here. TV characters, Anime but also famous people, places, things, tattoo art and more. As soon as my five-year-old saw some of her favorite characters it has been a struggle getting my iPad back.
Once you access a drawing you’d like to master you scroll to the right for each sequential step in the lesson until completion. There are a lot of step-by-step tutorials or lessons included in this app. You can also buy diamonds at 100 diamonds per .99 which you use as in-app currency to buy additional image tutorials. Each additional image lesson costs about 10 diamonds, that’s about 10 additional images for a buck. Not a bad value.
There is an on-screen drawing mode so you can draw on your device screen. Included brushes, eraser, undo, transparency tool, Zoom and Pan provide more options. For drawing on the screen, I would recommend a stylus. These can get expensive so shop. I found this MEKO(TM) 2 Pcs [2 in 1] on Amazon that looks like it can deliver enough precision for my needs and my daughter. It provides 2 styluses which is great since we will likely lose one. It also includes 4 additional disc tips and 2 extra fiber tips. This stylus is reasonably priced at $9.99.
I imagine the iPad Pro, an Apple Pen, and this App would make a nice combination, but that’s way out of my budget so I’ll stick with my earlier recommendation.
Once your illustration is done you can Share, Print, Save, assign to a contact and more. This app has everything you need to learn to draw. Even if you never become a master you will have hours of fun with this app.