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Colors Live - Switch

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Through clever trickery, the Sonar Pen is able to use sound to gauge the pressure you’re exerting on it, and communicate that with the application appropriately. Apparently the whole venture from the developer was a success, though, because nine years later they’re back on the Nintendo Switch, and with a fun little gimmick that I just had to try.

In terms of modes, you’re essentially stuck with just two, one of which is going to surprise many of you by just being the bog-standard painting mode. There’s a pleasingly robust layer system that supports 10 layers in total that can easily be switched between on-the-fly, the expected undo and redo buttons, zoom, opacity sliders for each individual layer, all wrapped around a surprisingly generous 2560x1440 maximum resolution canvas (as viewed through the Switch's 720p screen, of course).The pen itself is large and comfortable to hold, and when it’s activated, you can even rest your hand on the Switch’s screen without risking the hand leaving unwanted marks on the painting. It doesn’t mean much to me – there’s no saving my artistic skills – but I can easily see that process being both fascinating and useful for the artists’ peers.

Maybe if you could only have one device on you and you already take the Switch everywhere, I guess, or if it's for your young kid who you don't trust with a tablet.

finally comes to the Nintendo Switch, along with a pressure-sensitive Colors SonarPen included in every physical version! Look, obviously if you’re a serious artist, then you’re going to want to look at Wacom and not a cheap little app and toy stylus for Nintendo Switch. 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. The pen is also pressure sensitive, meaning if you press harder onto the screen the thicker the stroke of the brush.

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