Friday, February 10, 2017

New Color by Disney Smartphone/Tablet App!

This week we got to test out the new Color by Disney app on our iPad mini! It was a lot of fun! I love the new style of relaxation or adult or zentangle style coloring books and have gotten to preview both the Moana and Animals books from the Art of Disney Coloring series. This is basically an app that brings these books to your devices. We found it is best used with a stylus and the zoom in feature is a must, but overall it has been great fun! My stepdaughter and I completed the beast picture above taking turns together and I created the Moana picture at the bottom of this post! There is a slight learning curve which can be tough (it was more frustrating for my daughter than for me) but there is nice satisfaction in finishing a drawing (unlike the books that take me hours and hours to finish one page) and the background music in this app is sweetsy and relaxing!

The menu is super easy to use and there are even some free downloads for anyone who downloads and uses the free trial.  It is, however a paid app that requires a subscription. However, if you are into buying the new Art of Disney coloring books this is a welcome addition and a portable way to carry around your coloring for the price of just a little more than two of the coloring books for an entire year subscription.

Here is the info from the official press release:
Subscription-Based Coloring App Lets Adults Unwind with Artwork of Beloved Disney and Pixar Characters
Disney today (1/19/17) released Color by Disney, an all-new coloring platform bringing magical moments from Disney and Pixar into the everyday lives of fans. Designed to inspire and facilitate creative expression using an extensive library of Disney art, the app unlocks hours of imaginative coloring and relaxation. Color by Disney builds on the trend of coloring books for adults and the popularity of Disney’s “Art of Coloring” book series to bring the fun and enjoyment of coloring to users on the go.  

With a Color by Disney subscription, users instantly gain unlimited access to an ever-growing art
Color by Disney is available for iOS and Android mobile devices. 

App features include:
·         Hours of Disney Magic: Experience the joy of capturing the most memorable Disney and Pixar moments through a world of color.
·         Infinite Creative Expression: Hundreds of design and character combinations ranging from modern classics like “Frozen” and “Moana” to iconic films like “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid” to Pixar favorites like “Brave” and “Monsters, Inc.”
·         Film-Inspired Effects: Add a dash of pixie dust with an extensive collection of classic film-inspired color palettes, special gradients and fun filters, including glitter and watercolors.
·         Share Options: Connect the app to social media networks to showcase and share magical masterpieces.
·         Instant Access: Color by Disney is an always-on service providing hours of engagement for users taking a break from their daily grinds.
·         Subscription Plans: Three subscription packages are available: one week all-access for $2.99, one month all-access for $7.99 or a year all-access for $39.99. Try Color by Disney with a seven-day free trial.