Procreate Pocket has just dropped to $0.99/£0.49 (previously $2.99/£2.99) in the App Store opening up the feature-rich painting app to iOS users not wishing to splash out on premium apps.

The app is great for beginners and expert image manipulators alike. If you just want to have a go at a quick sketch, there’s 12 different brushes you can choose from at launch. But for those wanting a little more studio expertise, the app is powered by an acclaimed 64-bit Silica painting engine, and a full layering system with blend modes for solid compositing. Download Procreate Pocket on the App Store:

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Procreate Pocket is a great place to start, but if you only have an iPad then its iPad app Procreate – Sketch, paint, create is even more powerful. That’s currently on the App Store for $5.99/£5.99:

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Looking for some more iPhone and iPad apps for painting, drawing and illustration? Look no further than these 7 excellent apps.

Looking for an image editor? Pixelmator has also dropped to just $1 – it’s one of the best editors in the App Store and a must for all app users.