Digital Coloring in the Procreate App
by Cristin April Frey
Coloring has come a long way since the coloring books and crayons we used as children. One of the biggest changes is the ability to color digitally from our mobile devices. There are a number of apps and programs available for download, but there is one that stands out from all the rest and that is the Procreate app.
Procreate is a multi award-winning art app that is so amazing that even the Apple stores give free lessons on using it. Not only can it be used for digital graphics, but I also use it for hand lettering, photo editing, GIF creating, scrapbooking, and even what this article is about… digital coloring!
Procreate is full of features and options that aren’t available in other coloring apps and it’s only available for iOS in the App Store.
Not only is digital coloring keeping up with our times of technology, but it’s also lent itself to providing accessibility for anyone with challenges such as arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, or any impairment that may affect holding a colored pencil or marker. Many who suffer from not being able to hold a coloring instrument for long periods of time or applying pressure have turned to digital coloring because it’s more forgiving on the hands.
Digital coloring has become so widespread, there are even Facebook groups and online communities dedicated to sharing digitally colored works.