Artist's Eye

Artist's Eye


Surprise your friends by becoming an excellent artist just like that.
Artist's Eye is utility that helps you to draw or paint with real pen or pencil to paper or canvas.
Choose model picture (e.g. photo) and while you draw watch your drawing through the phone or tablet (that need to have camera).
Model will be shown semi-transparent on the top of your ongoing drawing helping you to outline the contours. A bit same way as with camera lucida already hundreds of years ago ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_lucida ).
It is best if you can attach phone to some kind of support stand so that it stays still and both hands are free.
This is not cheating but a new way of working and learning as well.

This app got Honorable Mention in the Most Innovative App category in Best App Ever Awards 2013 ( http://www.bestappever.com/android/awards/2013/winner/iapp ).

This is full version without ads.

Tested in Samsung Galaxy S II (Android 2.3.3), Samsung Galaxy 10.1" tab (Android 3.1) and HTC Flyer tab (Android 2.3.4).

Keywords: art artist draw drawing paint painting pen pencil paper canvas creativity imagination android market application samsung galaxy fun crazy camera mobile phone tab augmented reality best ever children learning skill camera lucida obscura

Recent changes:
Black&white filter (feature requested by users)
Magnifier mode to work with details (known not work properly on some older devices)
Couple of bug fixes, camera shutter sound, etc..
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$1.38
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4.1
User ratings
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Installs
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File size
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About Artist's Eye
Surprise your friends by becoming an excellent artist just like that.
Artist's Eye is utility that helps you to draw or paint with real pen or pencil to paper or canvas.
Choose model picture (e.g. photo) and while you draw watch your drawing through the phone or tablet (that need to have camera).
Model will be shown semi-transparent on the top of your ongoing drawing helping you to outline the contours. A bit same way as with camera lucida already hundreds of years ago ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_lucida ).
It is best if you can attach phone to some kind of support stand so that it stays still and both hands are free.
This is not cheating but a new way of working and learning as well.

This app got Honorable Mention in the Most Innovative App category in Best App Ever Awards 2013 ( http://www.bestappever.com/android/awards/2013/winner/iapp ).

This is full version without ads.

Tested in Samsung Galaxy S II (Android 2.3.3), Samsung Galaxy 10.1" tab (Android 3.1) and HTC Flyer tab (Android 2.3.4).

Keywords: art artist draw drawing paint painting pen pencil paper canvas creativity imagination android market application samsung galaxy fun crazy camera mobile phone tab augmented reality best ever children learning skill camera lucida obscura

Recent changes:
Black&white filter (feature requested by users)
Magnifier mode to work with details (known not work properly on some older devices)
Couple of bug fixes, camera shutter sound, etc..

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A Google User
Oct 15, 2014
Horrible on phone, great on tablet I'll try this review again. I got this for my mother, the artist. She paints from photographs in her art class and doesn't do well with proportions in her work. This app works GREAT on my older tablet, but not on my Galaxy S4 phone. It's easy to figure out ways to support a phone (such as on a cardboard box on its side with a hole for the camera), but will take quite a bit of ingenuity, which is hard to come by in a "non-handy" family, for the tablet. Plus my tablet is really heavy for her to carry to and from class, along with all of her supplies. I can't get the app to recognize and import photos on the phone. It only "sees" 2 (identical) photos. I emailed the developer some time ago, but have yet to hear back. This actually rates 2 stars because of that. I really want to love this app, because when it works, it's terrific; otherwise it is a waste of space and $. Since my mother can't figure out a smartphone, she would be using one of my devices. I was even considering getting a no contract phone for her, just to use this app, but without any developer support, that's not going to happen.
A Google User
Oct 1, 2014
Love this app Absolutely the best drawing app, especially as it allows you to zoom in on small detail
A Google User
Sep 15, 2014
Awesome Update: if you made this app so certain photos could be searched for that would be better. I just get all my pics then it stops loading. ....... At first I was doubtful but tried it and wow what a great tool. I do think a person who has at least basic sketching skills would get more from it than some one without.. But gve it a try with patients it might surprise you what you can do.
A Google User
Sep 12, 2014
Does what it's supposed to... Just what I needed for thumbnailing digitally and going to paper for a nice tactile finish. Plus I get the power to refine my proportions on my phone, then draw at a large scale in my sketchbook.
A Google User
Dec 15, 2013
Doesn't work, update? This doesn't seem to work on the nexus 7 ( 2013), it only shows a black screen.