While the strokes of a wet oil paint brush look beautiful on their own, the breathtaking blending effects of a dry brush will absolutely stun you. Graze the canvas with just a bit of pressure to add a subtle blur to your artwork or use stronger pressure to actually mix existing colors together to create new ones!
Sorcery™ Painting Engine
Our proprietary painting engine Sorcery™, based on OpenGL, takes full advantage of the GPU to render brush strokes with brilliant 64-bit color, laser-sharp sub-pixel precision and incredibly fast speed.
Ultra Fast Rendering
While most other painting apps struggle to keep up with even 30 frames per second, Inspire's Sorcery™ engine renders brush strokes at a blistering 60 FPS and then asks for more.
Watch your paintings unfold, stroke-by-stroke, with Canvas Playback. Each brush stroke is recorded automatically while you paint and you can watch the video when you're finished from Inspire's gallery or export it at 1080p to your Photos, Email, iTunes Documents or Dropbox. Mesmerize your family, friends and the world with your Inspire skills and Canvas Playback.
Dual Texture Brushes
Thanks to the awesome technology behind Sorcery™ and the power of iPhone GPUs, Inspire can render two brush textures at 1024 x 1024 resolution each, simultaneously and dynamically. During a brush stroke, "shape" and "surface" textures are combined on the fly to produce incredibly realistic marks on the canvas for mediums like chalk and charcoal.
Browse through your saved paintings in a beautiful, yet functional, gallery that allows you to easily watch the Canvas Playback video of each of your paintings, give them a title or quickly flip through all of them by thumbnail, many at a time.
Size Does Matter
Be creative on massive canvas sizes with any custom width and height, up to the maximum allowed on your device.
• 6K up to 24MP on iPhone 7 and 6s
• 4K up to 12MP on iPhone 6
• 3K up to 9MP on iPhone 5s
There are 80 high quality brushes to choose from, divided into 8 useful sets: Oil Paint, Airbrushes, Basic Shapes, Graphite Pencils, Wax Crayons, Markers, Chalk and Textures. The Inspire Shop has an additional 70 brushes available for purchase, including Paint Splatter, Pastels & Conté, Complex Shapes, Spray Paint and Charcoal. All brushes can be used as a wet brush, dry brush (blending) or eraser.
Brush Size and Rotation
The size and rotation of each individual brush can be visually adjusted with pin-point accuracy using the large preview of the Brush menu. Inspire automatically remembers the selected size and rotation for each type of brush and brush mode independently, allowing you to pick up where you left off after selecting a new brush quickly and easily.
Deep Brush Stroke Customization
Customize each brush stroke exactly how you want from the Stroke menu with over 20 different settings across many categories. Whether you are setting the pressure, paint blending mode, scatter percentage or the amount of taper a brush stroke is applied with, Inspire gives you full control of how brush strokes will look and feel on the canvas.
With 3D Touch on iPhone 7 and 6s, you can finally paint and draw with pressure sensitivity without the need for a 3rd party stylus. Inspire now gives you amazingly fine and dynamic control of the size or opacity of a wet brush and the blending strength of a dry brush, all from your fingertip.
Pick a Color, Any Color
Choose any color you can dream of right away with the intuitive Color menu. HSB and RGB sliders accompany a large color circle and square to help you explore and adjust colors to find the perfect one. Your latest colors are saved automatically in a palette as you paint and you can also save your favorite colors to another palette with drag and drop.
Use your Apple Watch as a companion to perform actions such as changing the brush mode or undo/redo, select colors from a palette that is always in sync and quickly glance at how long you've spent on a painting or the number of brush strokes that you've used so far. You can also clear the canvas or fill it with the latest paint color using Force Touch from any menu.
Create a painting or drawing with Inspire right within the Messages app! Start from a blank canvas or choose an image from your Photos to paint on top of. The painting UI has been streamlined for Messages to fit the smaller space and makes creating a quick sketch faster and easier than ever before.
Start Something New
The New Canvas menu allows you to choose a canvas size from 3 preset shapes or any custom width and height that you would like. Once you choose the size, you can decide if you want to import an image onto the new canvas from a variety of sources like your Photos or Dropbox. Imported images can then be positioned, rotated and scaled onto the new canvas.
Love it? Share it!
Do you want to show off your latest masterpiece to as many people as possible? We thought you might, that's why Inspire has many different sharing options available from the Export menu. You can email a painting, print it, or even copy it so that you can paste it into another app. You can also upload your artwork directly to Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter or Flickr.
Customize Inspire from the Settings menu to match the painting style and workflow that suits you best. Choose a painting offset so that brush strokes appear above your finger instead of underneath. Hide the hotspots around the edge of the screen once you get comfortable. Adjust the applied pressure curve to fine-tune painting with 3D Touch.
Start creating your own amazing artwork with Inspire today and you will be joining thousands of artists, young and old, from all around the world. Artists that love Inspire have a wide range of skill levels, create art in many different styles and, most of all, simply enjoy having fun with the most intuitive and compelling illustration app for iPhone.