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

Sketches is the most realistic, versatile and user-friendly sketching app designed for a mobile device. This exhaustive artist's toolbox helps users create dazzling sketches, cheerful paintings and smashing illustrations on the go.

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

• Layers
- Use layers to simplify your task
- Export them as separate PNG with transparency
- import and export PSD layered files

• Cloud Sync
- Backup your drawings to the Cloud
- Synchronize your drawings between all your devices
- Manage sync options folder by folder

• Folders
Easily organize your drawings to personalize folders.

• Pressure Stylus support
Discover even more realistic brushes while Styluses.
We support Apple, Wacom and Adonit Styluses.

A Unique feeling: Each stroke behaves vividly and truly like a brush on paper, adapting the pressure, angle, and width to your movements. It's an effect you have to see to believe.

• A unique UI with a touch of Zen : Tools are hidden away as you create and the bare minimum buttons are shown to make for a very clean canvas..

• Community: Share your drawings with the Sketches Community where you can find inspirations and vote for other people drawings.

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

What’s New

Version 25.1

Small fixes

Sketches 25, a magical update !
With a new, completely revamped, User Interface to match the new iOS 14 look and feel.

A couple new tools :

Color eraser
Transform any tool in an eraser.

Straight line
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

…and plenty of smaller surprises for a complete more magical experience.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.5K Ratings

4.5K Ratings

(ecoworld) ,

Standard typeface is missing; any new drawing would need a new, different typeface.

The new update has contained a refreshed interface and has allowed tools such as the ruler to be available, making relatively simple tasks much easier and I have not faced any issues. However the seems to be a noticeable absence in the ‘Standard’ font which makes an appearance on all of my drawings. I hope this is fixed otherwise my life would become much more difficult and my drawings would not maintain the same level of consistency that was present before the update.

It has been more than ten months since my drawings had for whatever reason, disappeared (I can forget about it, but alas..). Occasionally, my experience with the app has definitely been affected by glitches and bugs. I hope the developers will reduce the likelihood of bugs and glitches to occur, that would cause the app to crash, that could leave me in a state of panic and reinstalling the app, only for my drawings to disappear.

An app that I have been using for two years should evolve and improve over time, learning from mistakes and improving the quality and usage experience of the app. Somtimes when using this app, I feel a little let down by the glitches and bugs that are still present. As a result of this long-standing reputation, I cannot rate this more than four stars.

Developer Response ,

Hi, we're really sorry to hear that. First you may try to force a restart of the App (double tap the bottom button and swipe the app up to quit). If it does not work, You will be able to recover a working app and all you drawings by following this instructions :

☕️tęå☕️ ,

Good app but

This is a great app for doodles and actual art. I love this program. Medibang and other programs are better obviously but this program just seems better and more flow to it. I would give it 5 but a few bits annoy me. First, having a specific size, high. Or low, I really annoying. Just let me please have a smaller size of the brush instead of the lowest being 4.0. Second, I cannot zoom in all the way. I am trying to draw something Close up to draw but the closest is not close enough. Third, I cannot turn the page. Why can I turn the page? I really want to turn the page to draw specifically. Very annoying these things and also having to buy &10 for more layers is very annoying. But still a great app. If you guys fix these details then the app would be better then it already is.

Cameron (DR) ,

Fast & Easy on iPad.

Very fast and easy to use. Just trying the free version. NO ADS - Brilliant, and it doesn’t hassle you for reviews. Excellent visual help instructions pop up - Take time to read them all quickly (w min) and you will be creatively drawing in no time. Quick and easy to share the drawing via Message, Email, etc.

It did crash and lost the current drawing but there is an option (which I think is on by default) that saves your drawings every 3 min. So minus 1 star on the rating for the crash and the eraser tool not fully working on the background layer (which I’ve reported) but I will be buying the Pro version because it’s so nice to use and I can save my images to my iPad Photos library as I go if I draw anything I really want to keep.

The app is mature at version 18 and the developer has many other up-to-date apps so I take that as a good indication that they will continue to be around in the future for bug fixes, iOS updates and support (hope so).

This version is free, has no adds, and is extremely functional with the tools that are included without the need to buy the extras, so I highly recommend you give it a go.

In-App Purchases

Pro Version
New tools, more brushes, layers...


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369.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Version $9.99
  2. More Tools $3.99
  3. Layers $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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