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 6.1

Updated for Big Sur and M1.

With a completely revamped User Interface to match the macOS Big Sur look and feel.

Some new tools :
Color eraser, transform any tool in an eraser.

Straight lines ruler, super easily create straight lines between two points

An incredible new "Indian ink" brush with ultra realistic rendering.

A Stipple brush to add textures and shadings with style to your drawings

A new way to draw with patterns

and plenty of smaller surprises for a complete magical experience.

Free Users : You can now access the Symmetry and Straight Line options in ruler

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

bigbeachbou ,


i wish the app wouldn't close ramdomly when i'm drawing. please fix that, its getting really annoying.

eshalomith ,

Crashes on trying to open

Wish I could try this out on my Mac with larger monitor, but it crashes when I try to open it. Happens with all apps I try to install through app store actually.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for reaching us. This means that the problem is not related to our application.
Maybe try to contact the Apple support service?
Best Regards, Tayasui Dev Team

Awesome123488 ,

Honestly my favorite but,

Okay so I have to say that I absolutely love this application. I use it for all of my commissions, and everybody seems to be happy with the results. But I recently got a new computer, set it up, and restored my purchases and what not. I began working on a piece for a friend, and was about to start coloring when the app crashed. Now I get it, this is partially on me because I had forgotten to save every now and then, but 3 hours of work, just gone. I am still extremely frustrated, because I had put a lot of work into the piece that I lost, and I just dont know if I have the motivation to start it again. Worst experience I’ve ever had with this app, but I’ll still continue to use it because I have paid for it, and have done some remarkable pieces in the past. Sorry for the partially bad review, but it’s stilla wonderful app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write us.
We're always eager to hear from our users and we will look into that.
Best regards.
The Tayasui dev team


yann le coroller
137.8 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Sketches Pro $19.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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