Get your own painting in 3 minutes.
Don’t need any painting skills,just importing a photo,you can very easily draw a painting in few minutes.

Take a photo from camera or album(long press will import hi-resolution photo).

Slide the slider to the Background area, paint the background.

Slide the slider to the Shape area,paint some rough outline or shape,such as mountains,houses,tree,body,etc.

Slide the slider to the Detail area,the brush smaller,paint detail parts such as face,hair,props,etc.

Slide the slider to the Delicate area,paint very delicate parts such as eyes,mouth,fingers,etc.

Done, save your work.

●Draw detail only need.
●Long press “camera” or “photo” button import photo to get full resolution .
●Try different brush.
●Save your work before new photo.

What's New

Version 1.7

- bugs fixes in IOS8;

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5

25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Artistic Genius


Absolutely LOVE this app! I work in acrylics and use this to get my creative ideas flowing and also to see if a certain photo will be a good painting. It is a great art teacher too as it enables you to see how to block in a painting and work up to the details as you go. It has helped me overcome creative stumbling blocks by allowing me to just paint with not much overthinking. It is very therapeutic to open this, choose one of your photos you think might be a good painting and paint rather realistically, so easily and fluid. Looks so real too, at any stage of your paintings development.
As others have said, a more user friendly way to adjust the brush is much needed and I look forward to seeing future updates to this wonderfully useful and enjoyable app!
Thanks for making this! Please update. And it's free, I would happily pay a few dollars for an app this enjoyable. It's inspirational!!!

Being kicked out of app when tap on “Photos” icon.

DB 109

Dear Clever Painter Support, I love your app & over the years delighted my friends with my creations. Thank you. Regrettably, for the past month or so I’ve not been able to use your app. Each time I tap on the “ Photo” icon I get kicked out of the app. I’ve deinstalled & reinstalled the app but still get kicked out. I’m using the app on my iPhone 7 Plus iOS 11.1.2. Since upgrading to iOS 11 I’ve not been able to access several other painting/drawing apps because the haven’t been upgraded to be iOS 11 compatible. Is this also the case with Clever Painter? Looking forward to your response. Best regards, Jill.

Having lots of fun.


Like others, I would like to see an obvious way to go high resolution. Going back and forth between the types of brushes could be better. That being said, I am really getting into using this app. I find it much more than a toy. The more I use it, the more ideas I come up with for using it. What I really like is that the brush strokes look so real. Try as I might in paint programs, brush strokes just don't look like they were made with natural materials. I kind of wish I could do a color sampling within the app and do controlled painting to finish it off which I currently do when I import the painting into a painting app later. Hoping you do an improved update at a later date.


47 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. CanvasTextureGround2(four textures) $0.99
  2. CanvasTextureGround1(four textures) $0.99
  3. CanvasTextureGround3(five textures) $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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