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3DS Pirate Paintings by TomPreston 3DS Pirate Paintings by TomPreston
I realize that I just wrote a journal saying "I'm off on a break, won't be around for a while, ta-ta" and all that... but Nintendo just released Colors 3D for the 3DS. Holy hell am I enjoying this app! I had to share some of my doodles with you guys!

The one of Alex was my 2nd attempt at painting. My first attempt was a country meadow and it turned out pretty crappy. I sketched and inked the characters on separate layers to keep it all clean (doesn't look very good in 3D). The Talus one was an attempt to get a better grasp of the lineart.

I'm still a little flabbergasted that I was able to paint those on my 3DS. A touch screen interface for painting is something I've always wanted but was never able to afford. Granted this isn't the best app out there, but for quick doodles that I want to work on while I'm out and about, it's perfect! Largest size you can work in is 960x1280 and the app is only $6 in the Nintendo eShop.

I could probably do 10x better than this with my wacom tablet and Photoshop, but I really love the portability of my 3DS and being able to draw so accurately with it. The app is also available on the iPhone (probably the iPad as well).

If you want to view my other artwork and see a video of how I drew these, please visit my "Colors" gallery here: [link]
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PistachioFox Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw these on the gallery! Sadly Colors! is the worst art community ever -_-
englandfangirl11 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got the app when it was on sale for $4 :3
BigDream64 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm only STARTING OUT on this...
RenjiZabimaru6 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
will this be coming out on the dsi? i hope it does!
qwertyempire Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
If you don't mind me asking, how do you layer your paintings?
Arbok-X Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great app, ain't it? :D
themeguy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got colors 3d yesterday because of this. Oh my god is it amazing. I love how well executed the 3d layer idea is. It really gives your art a sense of depth that's harder to achieve with a normal program.
heathenchild139 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know realistically you probably wont/cant reply, but if you could tell me how you managed to post these on DA, that'd be awesome, since Id like to do the same with me own paintings. Please and thank you.
TomPreston Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
You can save them to an SD card.

You can also upload them to the online gallery and download them from your computer.
heathenchild139 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you!
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