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Auryn Ink

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* "Best in Art" iPad app -- Fast Company *
* One of Fast Company's 7 Most Innovative Award *
* "One of my favorite painting apps for the iPad." -- Mashable *

Auryn Ink (pronounced "orin"), creates authentic watercolor simulation, where the colors flow into each other and dries overtime, settling down in the grooves of the "paper". Based on the tilt of your iPad, colors run down the surface, mix and spread out to create darker edges. Auryn Ink's features provide everything a watercolorist needs to create and share beautiful works of art on the iPad. Now you can generate complete paintings with the touch of a finger (or brush or stylus) anytime, anywhere!

Key features:

• Choice of paper that affects pigment deposit and water-flow effects.

• Brushstroke pressure effects controlled via the speed of the stroke gestures.

• Brush tip control over size, bristle texture, and head profile shape.

• Control over the amount of color and water on the brush.

• Simulation of realistic pigment colors achieved by combining an underlying palette of physically modeled primary pigments.

• Ability to allows paint to flow and then "air dry" gradually, or forced into drying instantaneously, as well as being able to be "fixed" to the canvas, to enable glazing effects.

• Ability to lift color with water alone, as well as create realistic back-run and edge darkening effects.

Users from around the globe:

“just brilliant” -- UK

"The most realistic water colour art app I've ever seen! You paint a stroke on the canvas and watch it animate and dry into the canvas/paper. Blends colours together beautifully!" -- Australia

"Merveilleuse app qui reproduit vraiment bien le rendu aquarelle, avec la possibilité de gérer l'humidité et la secheresse à la fois du pinceau mais aussi du papier." -- France

"I like watercolours and this app made a great opportunity to keep it with me on my way. It is very realistic and quite convenient." -- Russia


"There are painting apps for the iPad, and then there's Auryn Ink." - Fast Company

"The intuitive and easy to navigate Auryn Ink supports the creative urge of the artists by allowing them to create paintings with the touch of a finger anywhere at any time." - TMCnet

"Auryn Ink does a great job of simulating watercolor on paper and is a fun way to quickly experiment with various colors, brushes and more." - Today in Art

"Once you feel the canvas absorbing your paint, actually sucking it into the porous fabric, you will understand why this app shines." - SAHGeekMom

"There are a multitude of options artists can utilize that will bring this experience as close to really painting with watercolors that one can get without paints and paper, my favorites being how the colors blend and overlap like one would find while working with water colors, as well as how gravity affects the paint, having it run if the iPad is tilted." - Giggle Apps

Please rate and review the app. Don’t forget to send your work to be added to our online gallery, it keeps us inspired.

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What's New in Version 2.0.5

* Access water evaporation control by a long press on the water evaporation indicator bar.
* Fixed a bug caused by 3D touch that causeud sporadic color splatters to appear.


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Customer Reviews

Wow. Love it even more!

My previous review was about a concern that I had. But I have since then found the answer to my problem. It is possible after all, to start all over with a fresh empty canvas. My fault. I did not take the time to explore the app further at that time. One thing I've noticed also, is that the app works a lot smoother now, with the latest updates. I'm really beginning to love this app a whole lot more. Thank you so much for some major improvements. One wish, if I'm not being too greedy, is for some cold press paper.
I want to try that out. Thanks again. I highly recommend this app.

Much Better with 1 Request

I am totally redoing my review. It's simple - I love it! This app gets better with each update. It's simple to use, the colors are beautiful, it's easy to learn, and more. The problem I am having is in the Gallery where you save your work. The Gallery doesn't seem to want to save all the paintings. I can't think of anything else right now. What I would love to see is more types of paper, or canvases (canvasses). The reason is because I would like some of my paintings to have less texture. Maybe a "cold press" type of paper? Thank you. Five Stars here!

Tish B.

I love this watercolor app. the gallery feature allows you to save your painting before you try something that might not work. If you don't like how it turns out you can go to the gallery and re-open the painting that you saved. It works very much like traditional watercolor. Support for problems is excellent. The ability to choose your color palette is a feature I really like and use frequently.