AnaDraw- Taking Anamorphic Art to a whole new level

by Dec 6, 20140 comments

Genre : Productivity
Platform : iPad
Developer : Wenjie Hu
Rating : 4.5
Positives : Variety of tools for anamorphosis
Negatives : None

Has digital art fascinated you? Do you find the existing software for the same too complicated to understand? If yes, then Wenjie Hu has a solution for you. Irrespective of whether you are just another art fan or a professional artist, the iOS app AnaDraw developed by him will help you become n illusion artist. With a set of handy and simple tools, there is so much you can do.

AnaDraw helps make it possible to draw Anamorphic art. You just have to let your imagination flow and take the form of any artwork. The app will then transform it into anamorphosis art. Equipped with a variety of tools including cylindrical mirrors, Photoshop like layer blending, 12 unique brushes and much more, your creativity is the only limit to what you can achieve using the app. It is like adding a touch of magic to your art.


The process of Anamorphosis, as implemented by the app, is indeed very unique and exclusive. At a more basic level, it involves distorted perspectives or projections of that which you create using your iPad and brush. The app provides you with special devices so that you can view different aspects of your masterpiece.


This iOS app is compatible with the iPad having iOS 7.0 or higher. It uses the iOS based OpenGLES painting engine as its background. To enhance this, a variety of common tools, layers and brush packages are added on top of it. Some of the tools include Eye Dropper, Colour Swatch, Colour Picker and the like. With the help of layer blending like Photoshop, you can develop your work in various layers and then put it all together, making it seem like it was all done at once. The brush package has FeltPen, Bucket, Eraser, Pencil, Pen, InkPen and an array f such tools that an artist would require in his arsenal.

The app gives you a huge amount of flexibility in terms of what you can do. Layered art is made possible with ease to begin with. You can redo or undo any brush stroke or any kinds of changes made. You are allowed to add transforms like scaling, rotation, translation and other free styles. To give you a more natural feel, the hot gestures and moves of the most commonly used tools are used with an entire screen at your disposal to paint. The user interface is bold and clean so that you can make the most of what you have.


To add to the fun factor of the app, you can use social networks such as Twitter, SinaWeibo and Facebook and email to export, share or import any images. All you have to do is download the app, which is available for Free in the App Store, and get started. It is a great step forward if you wish to bring out the artistic side of you. With the right set of tools and some creativity, there indeed is no limit to the masterpieces that you can create.

Good: Variety of tools for anamorphosis

Bad: None

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