Zen Brush 2 Review
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Zen Brush 2 Review

Our Review by Jennifer Allen on September 10th, 2015
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STYLISH PENMANSHIP
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Stylish and artistic, Zen Brush 2 is a great interpretation of Japanese penmanship.

Developer: PSOFT
Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use Value Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Zen Brush 2 takes what worked so well for the original app and improves upon it. It’s not like regular drawing software, lacking the variety of a more powerful artistry app, but it’s really quite delightful for evoking a particular theme.

That theme is through the use of an East Asian ink brush. Looking a little like a more artistic interpretation of calligraphy, you can use your finger to sweep across the screen, drawing lines from a number of different brush strokes. If you hold your finger to the screen for a time, you can see the ink pool where your finger is resting, ensuring it feels more tactile than most drawing apps.

Crucially though, Zen Brush 2 is there for one particular style rather than as an all-encompassing drawing app. While you can change the background paper used and tweak the brushes, you can’t switch to a pencil or spray can style effect. As a pleasant take on Japanese penmanship though, Zen Brush 2 is quite a delight to experiment with.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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