How insane is this app really?
Free (Brushes £1.49/£2.49) Developer Psykosoft
Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Version 1.5 Age 4+
With its paintsplat artwork and 3D-gallerybased interface, Psykopaint is more of a fun painting app than a serious artists tool. With a deliberately unconventional approach to creating art, it puts the emphasis on experimenting rather than creating pixel perfect paintings.
With simple brush types like Spray Cans, Pencils and Paint Guns (which you can get with in-app purchases), these sets are then divided into categories such as Ink Splats or Crayons to help create your masterpiece quickly rather than fussing over brush shapes. The brushes themselves look great when used, especially the Paint Brushes, which take their styles from old masters such as van Gogh and Monet. Unfortunately the brushes can be only be edited for size and opacity, and were sometimes sluggish to render when used on photos. Alex Thomas
Not quite the ‘insanely awesome’ painting app it claims to be, but it’s still quirky and fun to use.