SketchBook for Everybody!

At Autodesk, we believe creativity starts with an idea. From quick conceptual sketches to fully finished artwork, sketching is at the heart of the creative process. You never know when a great idea will strike, so access to fast and powerful creative sketching tools is an invaluable part of any creative process.

For this reason, we are excited to announce that the fully featured version of SketchBook is now FREE for everyone!

We added new features to further help with drawing. We looked at what you use in SketchBook desktop that wasn't in mobile and beyond.
·        Perspective Guides, with 1, 2, and 3 point perspective guides, a snapping toggle, vanishing point lock, and horizon line visibility.
·        Customize, Infinite, and Constrained Grid tools.  
·        Curve ruler, for drawing curves you can’t get with the Ellipse tool.
·        Support for the new Apple Pencil (2nd generation), which includes its double-tap functionality.
·        Support for Scan Sketch for the new iPad.

What’s New

Version 5.1.7

• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18.3K Ratings

18.3K Ratings

The Spaghetti ,

Great app!

I was looking for any free drawing app for a long time. I got so bored and tired that i was willing to try anything. I just wanted a free drawing app with a simple layer system. I thought this app would just be another one constantly begging you to pay but it exceeded my expectations by far! It’s completely free, with no brushes to buy or features to unlock for money! It has a massive variety of brushes and erasers and blending tools! The preface is pretty simple and easy to use. It has everything a full paying professional program has. As I said before, there are SO MANY BRUSHES! You can easily play around with different styles and backgrounds. The touch and drag system is nice, and it even has a stabiliser! I draw on my iPhone with my finger, and I can say that it’s very easy to use and produces very lovely drawings! I love drawing and now I can do it wherever I go. I would definitely recommend this app to anyone looking for an effective phone/tablet drawing app.

Coishiking ,

Great Drawing App But Could Use A Small Amount Of Changes

I love sketchbook, it has many brush and pencil styles, a unlimited amount of layer possible and an intuitive menu making finding everything incredibly easy without getting in the way of you drawing. The app is great for people who are drawing for the first time or if experienced people just want to draw anywhere without bringing a computer with them.

There is a few features that I would like Autodesk to add. It would be nice if the fill tool was like a smart fill tool. What I mean by this is that the fill tool will only fill until a gap get to a certain thickness. I find it a bit annoying when I am trying to fill in a drawing and it floods everywhere, luckily there is the undo button. Another thing to change could be a way so that the gradient tool had a mode where the middle colour was just the two colours perfectly merged and so the gradient would be seamless. A final addition which would be my favourite is the addition to share a drawing document with someone else. I would love it if I could just invite my friend and he would help out in a drawing project.

All in all, with the 3 changes/additions I made, this app gets a 5 star rating but without those changes it get a good 4 stars. I recommend getting the app if you just feel like drawing or if you are getting into drawing.

Dampier1960 ,

I love this app but it’s driving me insane.

I only have one complaint, besides from this one complaint I’m quite satisfied with the app. I have never written a review before as I have never felt the need, however, the pure rage I have felt in the last few hours has driven me to write this. The freezing and lagging. It’s been doing this for a while, I can’t pinpoint just when but for most of the time I’ve had this app. Before today I have always just been able to close the app and restart it and it’s fixed itself, and it’s been nothing more than a slight inconvenience. However, today I would start drawing and then after five minutes it would begin to lag and then freeze where I would have to wait a number of minutes for it to fix itself. The amount of times I had to close it and restart it in order to actually finish a segment of the drawing, is maddening, so much so that I’ve had to export it to Procreate in order to actually finish it with out having an aneurism. I hope someone reads this and fixes the problem as I much prefer this app over Procreate.

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