If you’re looking for an app on the iPad to engage your creative side then Brushes is worth checking out.
Part of the beauty of the iPad is of course its very satisfying and responsive touchscreen interface and Brushes really plays to this strength. For $10 bucks you get a pretty simple but effective finger painting application that lets you doodle illustrations on a canvas. There are a range of different brush patterns and the format in which you choose your colour palette, brush type, layer and so forth will be instantly familiar to anyone who has used Adobe Photoshop before.
I had some fun messing around with it and drew a couple of portraits. Jen also had a crack at it and even though she says she’s not very artistically inclined, I thought her landscape painting was pretty nifty too.
Brushes is an excellent app to mess around with when you’re looking to unwind and its very cathartic to play around with.