Create Beautiful Symmetric Artwork on Your iPad Pro


Whether you are a professional artist who creates artwork for a living, or you're simply the type who enjoys doodling on occasion, I think it's safe to assume that the iPad Pro has, at some point, caught your attention. This is especially true with the Apple Pencil playing a significant role in allowing artists to express their creativity in a whole new way. 

Of course, none of this is made possible without a handful of creative apps that take advantage of the technology. Some apps that I have covered in the past include Procreate, Zen Brush 2 and Adobe Photoshop Sktech — all of which can be learned more about here. Take a look around and let me know what you think.

But getting to the point of this post, there is one app that I would like to talk about. It's called Amaziograph, and I think you will be impressed.

Amaziograph can be purchased for just $0.99, but don't let the low price tag fool you. It's quite capable. The app solely focuses on enabling artists to create beautiful pieces of art using patterns of symmetry. And even better, it has full Apple Pencil support — making the experience that much more satisfying. I'm telling you, it's something you need to experience for yourself.

When designing a new Amaziograph, you are presented with a variety of symmetry graphs to work from:

  • Mirror
  • 2-Mirror Kaleidoscope
  • Rotation
  • 3-Mirror Kaleidoscope
  • Hexagons + Rotation (6)
  • Hexagons + Rotation (3)
  • Hexagons
  • Squares + Rotation
  • Squares + Kaleidoscope
  • Tiles

And of course, if you're feeling dangerous, you can go with the "No symmetry" option, which does exactly what it sounds like. It presents a blank canvas to go crazy on.

In addition to all the templates to experiment with, Amaziograph also offers several brush sizes, different line patterns, and even adjustments for softness and opacity. The app is actually quite involved.

To get an idea of what Amaziograph is capable of, below are a few designs that I've created in just a short amount of time. Keep in mind that using the Apple Pencil, while not required, is recommended for precision.

Amaziograph is available for both the 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. You can buy it here. If you ask me, it's easily worth the dollar that its developers are asking for.