Sketch fast with MANIKIN a 3D posing tool containing a collection of models and tools aimed to help professional artists and amateurs alike in drawing anatomically correct figures with respect to light & perspective.

Create scenes with multiple characters or manipulate simple 3D shapes to quickly visualize the outlines of your sketches, generate storyboards with screenshots or frame your comic book illustrations and mangas.

The mannequin was born out of the need for an interactive human anatomy reference to tackle problems like foreshortening, proportion and depth.

We expand upon the wooden mannequin for figure drawing with various 3D models and tools to help you with shape recognition, shading, perspective and stance.

Moving things in 3D often involves a lot of interaction for even the simplest of goals. This is why we wanted posing to be as intuitive and simple as possible with a bare minimum in menu diving and without losing complexity.

A straightforward and intuitive design keeps all functionality close without drowning you in options.

Our goal is to let you spend more time drawing and less time preparing.

Even for the most hardened artists it’s not easy to imagine how the body moves. In MANIKIN all animations can be viewed in detail. Use them to get faster to your desired stance or as use them as a figure study for motion.

We also give full control over camera & light. Use 360 mode to work and use "point of view mode" to get the exact camera angle you had in mind.

To ease your shading needs you have up to 4 fully adjustable lights at your disposal to create dynamic drop shadows and realistic depth.

MANIKIN also features cutout screenshots so you can immediately use them in Photoshop, Coreldraw, Procreate, Paper or whatever digital drawing software you use. No more hassle with editing screenshots.

* View character animations in detail.
* A straightforward and intuitive design.
* Various tools and effects such as outline, cut-out, grid, ...
* Dynamic light with up to 4 fully adjustable lights
* Freelook camera
* Screenshots without background.
* Share your creations on any platform and much more …

What’s New

Version 2.3.3

- Fixed a crash in the introduction tutorial.
- Removed pattern in transparent screenshot.
- Added a link to in-app-purchase help troubleshooting.
- Small improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

LueAndrews ,

This app is great!

I love this app! I am still getting used to everything and it’s a bit difficult to form the manikin into positions, but I can guarantee that’s all on me, not the app, and once I get more used to it I think I will love it even more! I really love that you can also change lighting, and all the features are so cool and useful and I think it’s incredible! Definitely one of the best art apps I have ever seen, and getting used to forming the manikin will totally be worth it!
I do however have one suggestion: I LOVE that you can click on individual joints and adjust them, and so I was thinking that it might be a bit nicer if there was a forth adjustment to change the width of the limb, and a fifth for the length, just so that on each piece we can move it into any body shape we want and make some shorter, some taller, some a little more hour glass or pear shaped, whatever! With that added, I think the app would be PERFECT! As it is now, I love it, and so I’m not disappointed at all, but if the body shape could be adjusted, and not just different options but so the app users can change it (because everyone’s body shape is at least subtly different). Besides that I can’t think of anything to make this awesome app better! And if that feature isn’t added that’s fine too, I can try to change the shape in my head although I’m not the best artist so I’d like the feature if possible 😛

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write up this extensive review. We had other users request this and it’s on our list but we need to change the 3D models to do this properly. We’ve been considering a crude scaling function, but it would not have very elegant results. The next series of 3D models would be built differently and should be able to handle this scaling better. In any case it’s on our list and we’ll see we get it in there. Again thank you very much for the review! 🙏🤘

Avonette ,

So much fun buuuut....

I got this app thinking I could do short movies with it because it showed on the video that you can take pictures and make it into a moving picture. But sadly when I downloaded it I never saw any button or anything showing you can make an animation. So I did some research and from what I understood it says you can’t. I got very confused because the video said you could! But overall this is a very useful app! The introduction is very simple and short which I really like because some apps have super long intros that are hard to understand and remember! It’s so fun making poses and very useful for artists who need reference poses. But for me I don’t need that so it gets boring after a while and I would keep this app for maybe even years and years if you could make a short movie!

The whole reason I got it was for that so it would be a more amazing app if you could maybe make animals or buildings for free and all these things would be so useful if you could make a movie. But I know it’s very hard to add these things and I don’t expect the developers to add any of these things but I really do think this app could be on another level of good if you could make a movie. It could be a game that all ages would get and have a blast!

Please I really have not found a free game that can make a movie easily! I have had this app for literally for about 20 minutes so I’m not sure if these things are even available. I love this app though it’s so much fun!

Developer Response ,

Hi Avonette, sorry for the late reply I was sure I answered but apparently I never posted. So first off thank you very much for writing up this review. We had others who had the same idea so maybe we need to change up our introduction video. It’s hard though because the usage of the app combined with the animations intrinsically gives the impression that you can create your own animations. Also animation is something we want to do in the future but right now we have enough on our plate delivering purely posing. We are very happy to hear you like the app and specifally the introduction, we worked/are working very hard on it 😊

Xavior Ibarra ,

Amazing app! a couple suggestions though

This app is a LIFESAVER for someone like me who can’t draw all that well. it has a bit of props and stuff, but i have to ask, will there be more models? i assume there would be more in the future but i just want to make sure. a couple suggestions o have to make this app even better: a custom animation maker could be a premium option that i’d be willing to pay for! of course, i assume that actually implementing a 3D animation maker would be very difficult, but who knows. secondly, i’d like to see more color options added, even if there isn’t premade colors, a simple color wheel would even make me happy! and lastly, an updated UI, i love the minimalist style the UI give off, i’d like to keep it that way, but it would be cool if there was a drop down menu that has all the options on either side. there could be an option to change the position of it too! Overall, this app is amazing and deserves more than 5 stars! although most of this stuff probably won’t make it to a future update, all i can do is hope :) thank you for your time!

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