Because beautiful tools make beautiful drawings, we endlessly refined Sketches brushes to create the most realistic drawing and painting tools.

With a modern and lean UI, Sketches is the most versatile and user-friendly sketching app available on Mac.

Features :
Over 20 ultra realistic tools
Incredibly realistic watercolor wet brushes
Smart Brush Editor
Color Eyedropper
Import photos

Stylus support
Sketches interface has been designed from the ground up with styluses in mind and the tools all support pressure.

Sketches more advanced features and tools are available in a Pro, paid bundle :

Unlimited layers to simplify your task
Export as psd files

List of tools :
- Pen
- Rotring
- Felt Pen
- Pen Brush
- Oil Pastel
- Watercolor Dry and Wet brushes (Pro)
- Acrylic brush
- Airbrush
- Eraser
- Area and Filling tool
- Patterns (Pro)
- Cutter (Pro)
- Smudge tool (Pro)
- Ruler (Pro)

What’s New

Version 6.2

Bug release

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
616 Ratings

616 Ratings

Moldynatchos ,

Pressure Touch cool but..

I had the sketches app on my phone for a while and using the pro version has definitely been a help. So when I saw that it was available to mac as well, I snatched it up. I think the mac version preforms beautifully however I do have a suggestion to make. Although there are plenty of styles with size options for each tool, I think a great feature would be to have the same various styles but you can choose the width you want. Maybe I'm not using the app correctly but I mean adjusting between maybe size 5 for the biggest and size .01 for the smallest width. Maybe the sizes could be larger and smaller. All I know is that this option is available on the phone/tablet version but not for mac. Other than that I think the app was designed beautifully. Can't wait to continue using it.

hjmknbm ,

I rate this app a 4 star.

so the reason i would rate this app a 4 star is because it is fun and all but it doesnt say what is a pencil what is a marker or pen you just have to figure it out yourself. Not oly that but once you have accidentily or puposely exit the color pelette out it wont tell you how to bring it back in. i do like this app though because it give a lot of different pens and pencils and stencils too. so i rated this a 4 star!

teknoroker ,

Intuitive, easy to use, more affordable than procreate

I've been using Corel Painter and some other programs that have cost a fortune. Although they are rich in features and brushes, there is definitly a learning curve. I was wanting to illustrate kids books, and going from traditional materials to digital has been extremely difficult for me. This is the first program that has acted as a succesful "bridge" into transitioning into media. I bought the pro version, and it's worth every penny. It has enough media to do what I need it to do. The only feedback I would have is to release more brushes, or to have the option to buy additional brush packs. :)

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