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  • Summary: Colors Live, the sequel to the critically acclaimed painting game Colors! 3D is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch along with a pressure sensitive Colors SonarPen included in every physical unit. Based on modern painting techniques originally developed for professional drawing tablets,Colors Live, the sequel to the critically acclaimed painting game Colors! 3D is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch along with a pressure sensitive Colors SonarPen included in every physical unit. Based on modern painting techniques originally developed for professional drawing tablets, Colors Live is tailored for the Nintendo Switch, and caters to everyone from serious artists to aimless doodlers. Whether you are looking to sketch, paint, or draw up your next plans for world domination, Colors Live is the perfect digital sketchbook.

    Colors SonarPen- features Pressure-Sensitivity, a natural painting feeling and fully customizable stroke thickness, opacity, or both.
    Paint Anywhere- Paint from the comfort of your own home or on the go!
    Colors Quest- a creative new game-mode, where you spend a little time painting every day to progress and level up. Designed for beginners and masters alike, you’ll get to see how your painting skills improve day-by-day.
    The Colors Gallery- Colors Live also features integration with the widely popular Colors Gallery to which the community has uploaded an astonishing 4 million paintings, each with a unique Painting Playback. Follow your friends and talented artists and share your creations with the world.
    Painting Playback- Record or watch as a painting comes together from start to finish and learn how it was created.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 18, 2021
    82
    In the end, Colors Live is a great little program for beginners or for those who just want to do some doodling while you’re out and about. It’s got the basics that can help you learn the ins and outs of digital art while not bogging down newbies with a plethora of brushes and features. If you’re seriously considering getting into digital art, there are many programs and hardware you can pick up at the cheap, which will give you all the options to make great art. But for a younger person, picking up a physical copy of this game at $49.99 USD, which comes with the impressive Sonar Pen, is a fantastic way to let out that inner Van Gogh.
  2. Sep 25, 2021
    80
    It's a great game for anyone who wants to check out digital painting. The pen has surprisingly good pressure sensitivity giving you good control. You can then share your images with others or view others' work on the online gallery. Additionally, the Color Quest minigame helps give you prompts if you aren't sure what to do.
  3. Jan 21, 2022
    75
    Colors Live is a surprisingly capable piece of software that utilizes the Nintendo Switch's unique form factor to deliver a fun and accessible drawing experience that can appeal to both younger and older audiences thanks to its limited but flexible toolset.
  4. Sep 23, 2021
    70
    All in all Colors Live is a useful art application with some strange limitations. The Sonar Pen and layers are absolutely welcome in our eyes, but the lack of a bucket tool, restricted brush styles, and many other staples left us a bit wanting. Having said that people have already been creating tremendous artwork showing that any medium is only as powerful as the artist’s skillset. We’d have liked to see a more complete digital art package, but for someone who already owns a Switch and wants to try doodling on a screen with something more than their finger, Colors Live provides a simple and easy entry point.
  5. Oct 11, 2021
    70
    One of the best features included in Colors Live is the online art gallery. When artists finish their work, it can be uploaded to the gallery, where other artists can view, comment, and like each piece. The software also uses a playback feature, showcasing the creation process video. This gives young artists a safe location to share their work while connecting with others. Colors Live is a great fit for new digital artists, offering a taste of features present in bigger applications, but at a reasonable price. While the SonarPen would benefit from several design improvements like a Bluetooth option or a longer, slimmer cable, the pressure-sensitive stylus is a great addition to a non-traditional drawing surface. However, for those who are used to drawing on the iPad or a Wacom tablet, the lack of options could feel limiting, making it a less useful and enjoyable addition to a portable digital studio.
  6. Oct 20, 2021
    70
    Considering the limitations of the Switch’s small screen and physical setup, Colors Live offers a pretty good range of tools and functionality for a low-cost painting game. It doesn’t have the capabilities serious artists will want, but its accessibility and daily challenges provide a fun way to get some drawing practice in and stay creative.
  7. Oct 13, 2021
    70
    Colors Live may not be the most powerful drawing program for digital artists out there, but it was never intended to be so either. What it excels at is creating an incredible online community that lets anyone lay out their tools in front of them and think outside the box to create interesting and often thoughtful artwork. With online monthly challenges to take part in and inspiration spread out by the bucketloads, there are so many potential hours to spend amongst a much healthier and more welcoming community. More so than pretty much any other form of popular social media out there.
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  1. Sep 24, 2021
    8
    The software does lack some simple tools like a flood fill, and moving the canvas around is not very intuitive, when zoomed in. It also has aThe software does lack some simple tools like a flood fill, and moving the canvas around is not very intuitive, when zoomed in. It also has a bizzare limitation on the Quest mode of one mission a day, and no lessons for beginners.

    Despite that though, it has an excellent interface, an easy to navigate gallery and the Solar Pen is both responsive and comfortable. A good starting tool for beginners if you can find good beginner resources, and surprisingly capable of extraordinary images once mastered!
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