This is the fifth art application I have worked with on my iPad. ArtStudio App has more and varied tools and nuances of any App I have worked with before and I have not discovered all of them, yet. With this applicaion you can paint almost any image you care to with the many tools that give you texture and more. In this first 'made up' vase I was fascinated with the tube icon. After deciding on a color and width and translucency you start making marks and lines appear with a highlight or lighter color down the center of the line. It looks like you have squirted out a line of paint from a tube and have a strong highlight.
Using a photograph I took of poppies in Levining, California I tried to create the paper like petals that are so evident on poppies. On the first or background layer I blended several greens with the wet brush tool in a translucent mode. The pods were created with the brush tool in its horizontal lines feature. The poppy itself used the drawing tool in both single line and dot mode.
I took this painting from a photograph I took of two pears on a purplish cloth. As I said there is no blending tool so the smooth blnding of color has to come from regulating the opaqueness of the variable colors chosen. The photo was taken at night with a strong highlight that kind of washed out the redness of the pears. There needs to be a heavier shadow to make them sit on the cloth.
In this last picture I copied a part of a photograph Dolley Newcomb took in 2001 of the Autumn Color of the Sandia Mountains. I found the air brush tool with a very translucent amount of color was the perfect way to depict skies with clouds. I should have discovered this earlier. This picture used 4 layers. Occasionally the layer would stop me from adding something so I added another layer. Drawing tools, air brush tools, dot tools and single lines were use to create the painting. There is much more I need to learn about ArtStudio as I think, like any medium, practise and experience are the most important inredients.