User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 49
  2. Negative: 5 out of 49

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  1. Apr 15, 2012
    10
    A relatively cheap way to have fun, whether or not you are a good artist. There's a lot you can do with the app and the layering to add 3D to the drawings really make more room for creativity. You can have up to 5 layers, and the controls for colors! 3D are very easy to use. Worth the $6.99 it costs.
  2. Apr 19, 2012
    10
    ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS DL IS TO LOOK AT THIS (and watch the "video" that shows its creation): http://colorslive.com/details/81294-Lion_Couple_by_Richtea87.php. Also, I am not saying just anyone can accomplish that phenomenal painting, but the point is that it shows the ability of Colors! 3D. If you are an artist, you can make a masterpiece and finally show it in 3D (to a point, there are 6 "layers" of depth). It isn't great for making an object seem like it is moving from one plane to another, but it is amazing when you are trying to put objects behind or in front of another. Just look at some of the forestry that people have made and you will 100% understand the awesome potential of this for artists. Those lions were CREATED on the 3DS and look that flawless. The possibilities are endless. I think for true artists used to one-dimensional painting/drawing, this could be a game-changer. This is a new medium, and to call it anything less is denying where this could eventually lead. I, by no means am, but I have been mesmerized by painting after painting in the gallery. Some would rock considered what tiny screen they were created on even in 2D, but some people have truly embraced the possibilities of still 3D art. And for $6.99, I cannot be missed if you have a 3DS. You'll spend more time looking at other people's work than making your own in some cases, and it still will be worth far more than you paid. Expand
  3. Apr 17, 2012
    10
    I remember playing this on my DS that had a flashcart. It was one of my favourite home-brewed pieces of software out there. Fast forward a few years: it's great to see it get full official support and become one of the best apps on the 3DS! It's really easy to use and the 3D effect is really good! It's like a mini Corel Draw/Photoshop in your pocket, minus the $500-900 pricetag!
  4. Jul 13, 2012
    9
    Colors! 3D is the best painting tool I have used. It's less complicated than Art Academy, and it allows you rub out what you have done at any time. The online database of the thousands of paintings is a very very good feature, as you get "likes" for each painting, it really does drag you in with this feature. Now the actual painting tool itself is very robust, simple to use but hard to master, it has an undo function (which is very handy). The colour mixing system is very well done and easy to use to great effect. The 3D also is easy enough to use simply, but can be hard to master. However, it does not get a ten for a few reasons, after a while of painting the "undo" function stops working. Whilst viewing the online gallery, it can crash, relatively often this happens, dampening the overall experience. And the final fault of the game is that you cannot search for paintings, or artists (as you can on the website on the computer) which means paintings are often ignored and do not get the recognition they deserve. Bottom line: If you want a simple, yet robust painting tool for the 3DS, this is the one! Expand
  5. May 6, 2012
    10
    Amazing its one of my most fav apps on 3DS

    love online gallery its great place see other artists works and show off you own:)

    the interface is simply and great to use

    and its worth every penny:D


    enough said:P
  6. Aug 4, 2013
    10
    Great drawing app. Great drawing app Great drawing app Great drawing app Great drawing app Great drawing app. Great drawing app Great drawing app Great drawing app Great drawing app Great drawing app Great drawing appGreat drawing app Great drawing app Great drawing app Great drawing app Great drawing app Great drawing app
  7. Jul 13, 2013
    10
    A fantastic drawing application with many layers to make 3D pictures, you can even make animation in it if you get the hang of it. There are a fantastic amount of tools for you to use. There is also a massive online community built into the application where you watch watch tutorials and look at how everyone's drawings are done for inspiration.
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. May 29, 2012
    80
    A lot of depth lies behind a deceptively simple exterior. Fun to play around with but also possible to make great art.
  2. May 28, 2012
    87
    Impressively slick. [July 2012, p.87]
  3. May 26, 2012
    86
    Clean but not particularly exciting presentation aside, this is a more than capable little paining app - you need to be good at art to get the most from it though. [June 2012, p.106]