Get daily inspiration and get your creativity flowing with Sketch a Day!

The idea is simple: every day, we set a new subject for everyone to draw. You do your sketch or drawing, take a photo, and upload it for that day for everyone to see.

You can sketch, draw, paint, use digital art apps. Whatever you like that gets you into the habit of drawing every day.

Submit as many as you like, and see your progress over time.

Lots of people are using Sketch a Day as a great way to start a positive habit. I have had many messages of support about the effect it has had on people's mental health, wellness and mindfulness. Sketching is a great habit to get into, even if like so many people, you think you "can't draw". It's a very peaceful, quiet and creative pastime, and receiving the help and support of others is a great way to feel good about yourself.

Sketch a Day is a wonderful, positive community with people from all over the world coming together to draw a common theme.

** Sketch a Day is growing fast **
There are over 20,000 artists in the community now. It's just growing faster and faster all the time!

If you want to learn, want to get back into drawing, or just want a quick practice or warm-up, then Sketch a Day could be perfect for you. For beginners, we have tips and tutorials each day. For the experts, you can post your images and show your skills to the world.

So...go sharpen your pencils!


Did you know?

• By drawing each day and getting likes, you can build your own private gallery of famous masterpieces.
• Parental controls make Sketch a Day a safer place. You can prevent 'adult material' from being seen by your children by setting a PIN on the parental controls.
• You can comment on people's sketches so you can ask how they did it, ask for tips, give them some kudos or just be silly!
• You can also add your Instagram account name so people can follow you on Instagram quickly and easily.
• When you've done a drawing, you can share it on Facebook straight from the app.

We have had some really creative drawings in our first few months. We've had pencils, watercolours, digital drawing, pen and ink, acrylics. We've had kids, adults, beginners, improvers and experts!


I would like to use this space to say thank you to all the people who have messaged me to tell me how Sketch a Day has made their lives better. Drawing every day really seems to have a huge positive effect on people's lives.

What’s New

Version 1.20.0

• See how much time is left in today's prompt with the handy countdown timer
• Get some inspiration and ideas for creative sketches with the new Fortune Cookies!
• Keep count of how you use different mediums with the new bar chart on your profile
• See the drawings in a particular medium by someone by tapping on the bar chart

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

butt3rsw33tn3ss ,

Digital vs paper /paint 📝 ect... but rate this app 5 ⭐️s

This app is amazing & it sure inspires me to draw.. but I wonder about digital and the people who paint 🎨 on paper. Everyone is amazing artist. But I feel like digital artist don’t get as much likes as the ones that paints..
I could be wrong but that’s what I’m seeing. And I think because the monitors might think 💭 we either trace or manipulate a photo when our artwork is great. And truthfully I was thinking of backing out & delete this app. I really don’t want to. Right now ivy is for tomorrow drawing. I was going to draw her and then leave as my last artwork.
This review has nothing to do with the developer, but how people look at the different medium we use and how they are us. Thank you.

Aeslehc.enna98 ,

Revisiting Liked Sketches and Editing Your Post?

I love this app! Most of the time when I want to draw, I’m not sure what to draw, or I’m stuck drawing the same old stuff I always do. This app helps me to think outside of my normal creative box and I feel like I have improved a lot as an artist! Or at least I’ve uncovered some talents I didn’t realize I had. Both of which, I think is great!!!

The only two things I would really like to see added to this app is 1): A way to view the art you’ve liked from other people. I find that I wish I could go back and look at art I’ve liked, but there’s not really an easy way to do that unless I happened to favorite the artist.
And 2): A way to edit a post without having to delete it and do it over. Sometimes after I’ve posted, and it has been liked and/or commented on, I realize that I spelled something wrong in the description, but I can’t fix it unless I want to start over.
If either of these things (or both), could be added to the app I know me and at least a few other people would love it!

Thank you for reading this and for the app! 👍

PurpleHeart8675309 ,

Great Community

I recently started drawing as a hobby because I always loved drawing as a kid. I wanted to find an app that had a community of artists where I could upload my sketches and I really love my experience so far. The themes are great and give me a direction to go with my art and I love seeing artists being supportive of other’s works. It really helps motivate you to draw no matter what your skill level is since everyone can participate. I look forward to seeing the app continue to grow in the future!


Tom Hicks
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Supporter $1.99
  2. Gold membership $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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