Art Bellies is a hard one to pin down. The overall idea is an art kit that allows you to trace your (or your wife’s) pregnant body’s silhouette and make a painting or picture out of it. The app does the same thing, but digitally.
Here’s the thing: the app can be used for its intended purpose, of course, but that’s not all it’s good for. If you can trace a drawing with your finger, you can use Art Bellies to do all kinds of art.
This makes the app into a more universal thing you can make all kinds of cool stuff with. For instance, pointing the camera at yourself in profile, snapping a photo, and then tracing your profile with your finger creates.. Yep, a cool Alfred Hitchcock-like silhouette drawing. Go ahead, try it.
You could probably accomplish this kind of stuff with just a photo and some time in your favorite image editor, but it would require a lot more effort. Art Bellies lets you do it natively and it’s a fun way to create simple art that you can send to your friends or family.
All in all, a pretty cool app whose creators probably had no idea it would be going well beyond its intended niche.