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Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 45 out of 52
  2. Negative: 6 out of 52

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  1. Apr 15, 2012
    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
    ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS DL IS TO LOOK AT THIS (and watch the "video" that shows its creation): 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  8. Apr 28, 2014
    First off, this is an app, not a game. There are no objectives of any sort. If you get this, you're going to be drawing, painting, and checking out other user made pictures in the online gallery. As far as painting apps go, this is perfect. The game gives you the array of colors that have been used to make the most memorable paintings and drawings in history. Whether you're an artist or not, you'll get joy out of this. Perhaps the best tool this app provides is the 'import image', in which you can import an image saved onto your 3DS, and use it as a background or overlay. This allows even the most basic artist to make something good, or great. There isn't a whole lot to say, other than it's more than worth the $7 for one of the most efficient and powerful drawing apps to be released to date. Even if you don't find yourself drawing on it often, you'll get joy out of checking out the gallery.
    Pros: - Colors (The app certainly lives up to its name; you can use one of the most in depth color palettes ever, which allow you to use essentially any shade of any color we know of, with the ability to adjust the opacity)
    - Gallery (The online gallery allows you to upload drawings, check out user made drawings, comment and like those drawings, and even follow your favorite artists)
    - 3D (The 3D effect is incredible, allowing you to use 5 different layers to make a realistic 3D looking drawing. This is the best use of the 3D effect, and can be considered a new medium/method for artists)
    Cons: - none
    Overall, it's a perfect drawing app that's effective, in depth, user-friendly, and fun. If you have $7 in your eshop, and like to draw, there's no reason to not get this.
  9. May 3, 2014
    A fantastic little app on the 3DS for artists and beginners alike. With a great community and being easy to use it's definitely worth checking out. The 3D is relatively good as well and brings whole new ways to draw something that can really pop out.

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
    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
    Impressively slick. [July 2012, p.87]
  3. May 26, 2012
    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]