PSOFT Mobile Releases Zen Brush 2 for iPhone and iPad
Zen Brush 2 by PSOFT Mobile is the next evolution of the popular ink wash painting app Zen Brush. With a new, improved drawing engine, this app is designed to be optimal for performing Zen art. It is currently available for the iPhone and iPad.
By: PSOFT Mobile
Zen Brush 2 is a painting app focused on the strong yet beautiful feel of the East Asian ink brush. With a new drawing engine that brings to life a feeling of silky fluent painting and the delicacy of an ink brush, providing a simple and intuitive user interface imbued with the Zen spirit, this app is designed to be optimal for performing Zen art.
PSOFT Mobile managed to greatly improve on the highly regarded drawing engine of Zen Brush to create a new drawing engine for Zen Brush 2 that is based on a 3D model of an East Asian ink brush. Strokes change according to the movements of the users’ finger, providing a sensation just like a real ink brush. An even more varied and deep expressiveness is now possible.
The new features also include the ability to select the degree of ink dispersion. Users can enjoy the complex, three-dimensional expressiveness of ink-wash painting where the ink gradually soaks into washi (Japanese paper). The dry brush easily produces kasure (scratchiness)
Users can also now use red ink in addition to the main black ink. It can be used in many ways such as for signature seals, corrections or to create breaks in color.
Like its predecessor, the app supports a wide range of pressure sensitive styluses, but it can also simulate brush pressure based on the touch area on the screen, allowing users to express thickness from stroke strength even without a stylus.
92 background style templates.
Simple brush size adjustment with slider.
Simple main tools: Ink brush, red brush, eraser brush.
3 levels of ink dispersion.
3 levels of ink tone.
Undo / redo (5 levels).
Save work to the photo library.
Open in other apps (Formats: JPEG, PNG, transparent PNG (no background)).
Post to Facebook and Twitter.
Simulated finger pressure.
Support for pressure sensitive styluses.
Adjustable brush pressure sensitivity (5 levels).
* iPhone (4s and up), iPod touch (5th generation and up), iPad (2 and up) and iPad mini.
* Requires iOS 8.0 and up.
Pricing and Availability
Zen Brush 2 is available in the App Store for $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies).
Zen Brush 2 Webpage (Includes press kit)