There are some applications designed to boost your productivity. And then those, which simply are there for fun. The latter can perfectly fit for casual painting, because it is always fun, and helps you in relaxing and relieving the stress caused by continuous working. You don’t want to spend countless hours working and then sooth yourself with absolutely nothing at your disposal. While browsing around the web i came across this recreational application known as Candy Paint. Akin to its funky name, it is a Windows application that allows you to draw paintings in 2D and 3D. With all the controls available on the main interface, it just takes minutes to draw beautiful images using different tools such as drawing rectangles, circles, squares, polygons etc. You can draw using Pencil tool, Brush tool, eraser, airbrush, pen tool etc. It allows you to draw 3D figures from built-in presets, including circles, squares, explosions etc. It provides with options to choose different colors, pen sizes and pre-set mixes for adding effects to your paintings. More on Candy Paint after the jump.
While the main interface isn’t quite impressive, the fancy design does provide a lot of options. The main interface has File, Edit, Open, Save as, Clear Screen, Color Picker and Paper Color menus at the top, the 2-D Toolbar, 3-D Toolbar and Pen Size drop down menu appears in the left, while the Color Picker and Mix toolbars appear to the right side of the interface. The toolbar at the bottom allows you to draw images using text written in different font styles and sizes, with effects such as Bold, Italic and Underline.
The 2-D Toolbar has options to select different drawing tools, such as box, circle, pencil, pen, brush, full, etc, while the 3-D Toolbar allows you to create images such as explosion, ovals, squares and circles. The Random Mix box at the right allows you to apply different effects to the image such as abstract circles, squares and lines.
Candy Paint works very well. Its a fun app that can be your casual past time if you have nothing else to do. The application works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Both 32-bit and 64-bit OS editions are supported. Testing was carried out on Windows 7 Ultimate.