Over the last year I’ve been trying to improve my drawing ability (specifically photo realism). In this time I’ve learned three main things:

  1. There’s no such thing as cheating in art (except stealing).
  2. A corollary to the first point: it’s OK to trace.
  3. All creations go through an “ugly phase”.

To help me create better art and enjoy the process more, I’ve made an app called Arty.


Briefly, Arty stays with you beyond just applying a filter. You can use it to create accurate line drawings, zoom in to details, pick out colours and even track how long you’ve been working on your project.

Read more at https://arty.pics.