Get daily inspiration and get your creativity flowing with Sketch a Day! Perfect for New Year's Resolutions for people who want to learn something new.

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 200,000 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.

People draw in all kinds of mediums, from digital art, watercolours, pencils, acrylics, pastels and lots of pens, markers and inks.

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 hugely positive effect on people's lives.

What’s New

Version 1.36.2

• Fixed an issue where you could not submit if you were the first person on the day

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
446 Ratings

446 Ratings

TheRealStoryIsHard ,

How do I begin?

First of all, great app name. It just sounds so creative, like your sketching a whole day in a whole life!..Creating characters, and life..just so beautiful. Also, the prompts? OMG! Their SOOOOOOO creative and unique in their own special way. Today I did “Cone” and I also did “Magic”. How I did 2? The late prompts. Their so great! Like if you miss a day, you can go back and sketch the prompt. And also do whatever day your on! Sadly you can only do 3 entries a day (Not a bad thing, good in fact. It helps users not spam post.) The only “critique” is that you can’t really ask people to like or check out your’s not much of a critique, blocking beggars, but I think it should be allowed if they ask only very briefly and simply just said “check out my profile!! It’s epic” or something like that, just not “Pls like PLS PLS PLS” or “CHECK OUT MY PROFILE PLS” or anything like that. It would be fine if it was allowed for mature or 15+ (Mature 13-year-olds POSSIBLY allowed if they behave maturely and politely) and any beggars post would be deleted in a amount of time or immediately. Or if anyone sees a beggar they’d report to a moderator... but yeah that’s my only critique. Thank you SO much for making Sketch a Day. It’s a absolutely PERFECT app.

-Fellow Drawer ✍️ 📖 ❤️

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! 👍

App Privacy

The developer, Tom Hicks, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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