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Have you ever gone to an art museum and thought “Wow, how in the world do artists do art?”

You can’t magically learn art overnight, it’s a process that takes time, dedication, and a boatload of creative to churn out the beauties we call art today.

Although apps can’t teach you everything there is to know about art, there are a lot that can provide you with the resources and education you need to get started.

Here are 5 apps fun art apps to get your creative juices flowing:

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What is it?

Do you want to know why van Gogh cut off his ear? Or who is the lady on Picasso’s portrait? How Jackson Pollock created his paintings? Open DailyArt and find out.

Every day get inspired by beautiful classic, modern and contemporary art masterpieces and read short stories about them. Join the community of over 700.000 art lovers, for whom DailyArt is something that enlightens their day, every day. For free, with no ads.

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App Features:

  •  Explore and search the collection of more than 2000 masterpieces
  • Read 700 artist biographies and information about 500 museum collections
  • Add masterpieces to your favorites
  • Easily find DailyArts which you haven’t seen yet
  • Share everything among your family and friends

Review

Who doesn’t love a little art education? This app is really awesome for art history nerds who want to know more behind the painting. This app presents a range of stories for paintings you can find around big museums. From popular paintings to small ones, this app is your go-to art history dictionary.

Check out the iOS version here & the Android version here!


 

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What is it?

What to Draw? gives you ideas when you want to draw something, but have no idea of what. They offer 12 themes for you, Medieval Fantasy, Space, Horror, Western, Llama and so much more! All with millions of cool (and mostly weird) suggestions. No more artblock!

It has 2 types of suggestions. First are Random Phrases, a random formula that creates a suggestion based on key-words. Second is Pre-made Phrases, suggestions from What to draw?’s database.

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Review

Art block getting you down? Look nowhere but the What To Draw? app. This app has a range of awesome art topics that you can base your next creation on. It doesn’t just stick to one theme either. Want to do a historical piece? They got it. Science Fiction? Got that too. Real life scenario? Check that too. This app is awesome for prompts, especially ones you may have never thought of.

Check out the Android version here!


 

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What is it?

Discover the history behind some of the world’s greatest typefaces with Typendium, an elegant collection of short essays and illustrations. Learn why Gill Sans is considered controversial, or why Palatino is the world’s most pirated typeface, as well as other interesting tales from the world of typography. Typendium is a clean & simple iOS app that aims to delight you.

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Review

I have a graphic design friend and she is in love with this app. For all those typography lovers out there, this is the app that expands your typography by a ton. The app teaches you about each typeface and the history behind each one. Have you seen a typeface and aren’t really sure where it’s from? Typendium helps out with that problem and more.

Check out the iOS version here!


 

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What is it?

Origami is the ancient art of paper folding. This app includes diagrams for creating your own work of art. Learn how to turn ordinary paper into beautiful origami flowers.

Create flowers such as:

  • Simple Tulip
  • Stem
  • Tulip
  • Money Flower
  • Lily
  •  Iris
  • And many more!

Review

Ah, yes. Origami. The most beautiful yet frustrating art form that I’ve ever done before. Origami is a pretty extraordinary form that creates delicate results. I’ve always had problems with origami making but this app is pretty great for beginners. If you want to get started on origami making, here’s your chance.

Check out the iOS version here & the Android version here!


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What is it?

Finding the right colors for your bedroom have never been easier! Point the phone camera on the wall and see matching colors. Explore the variety of combinations, adjust color palette and save the best one.

Find 4 matching colors and use 10 different algorithms to choose the set of colors in your taste. Find them with Color Harmony!

App Features:
•Variety of color modes (RGB, HSV, RAL, CMYK)
•Variety of algorithms of color harmony
•Matching colors in camera mode
•Finding 4 matching colors in harmony
•Translating colors to RAL format (color matching system used in Europe)
•Adding swatches to favorites
•Stunning design with clean look and feel

Review

Ever run into those situations where you just don’t know what colors to put together? This is a great on the go color palette guide that you can use for any situation. I use this a lot for when coming up with colors for documents or projects. It’s always hard to pinpoint designated colors with random color swatches.

Check out the Android version here!

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