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 24.4

Bug fixed

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.4K Ratings

4.4K Ratings

xoxo Chelsey ,

Best best app but....

It is a good app I found and I think is is good for drawing. But the thing is there are not much tools to use to draw. It don’t have paint but only have watercolour and you can’t upload pictures on it. And also we want some Texas and more as such. And there are no things like colouring because I know you added something to entertain children and people can draw or colour or add thing on it but they never lock. When I wanted to do it I did something wrong and I rubbed it out but it rubbed other things out too! And I came back in and it was still half of the page rubbed out. The good thing about this app is that I can draw as many and I can draw whatever I like. This is a very good app.

(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 :

reviewer thats anonymous ,

Please manage the community better.... >:0

Sketches.... I just wanna say... WTH! It’s a good app I’ve been using it since around the start of 2018, but the community is horribly managed. How is it that sketches isn’t letting me post a piece of artwork that I spent loads of time and effort on, when it has a couple words of thanks and a screenshot in the corner of the screen. Why??? Why is sketches letting literal pictures of google that are plopped on a canvas and taken and claimed as an 8 year old’s own be posted. And mind you, that process probably only took one minute, it’s a literal photo out on a canvas. Ur letting those get posted? And not letting me post something with a screenshot on the side with a drawing that took me so much time and effort? Also, my posts continuously get deleted, meaning, they get reported and u delete them. Why is it that when I report something that was clearly taken off google, that’s Cleary not that 8-year old’s art, art that someone spent hours of time on, only to get stolen and get their signature erased and replaced by some idiotic person’s signature that thinks they can gain likes and popularity from a stolen picture.... MULTIPLE TIMES on MULTIPLE OCCASIONS you do nothing about it, why you don’t do anything about it? Why are you getting rid of my art and letting those screenshot and paste off google art stay.... I So WANNA UNINSTALL!

In-App Purchases

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


yann le coroller
383.2 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 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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