Recommended by The New York Times

"At first, I didn’t think this method would work. Then I found myself doodling on cocktail napkins and was sold." — App Store Review

Forget everything you’ve been told about learning how to draw! Discover a fast, fun and easy way to learn how to draw that actually works! If you're ready to finally learn how to draw, you're ready for ShadowDraw® for your iPad & Apple Pencil.


"This is a perfect app to make mistakes, refine strokes with a steady hand and not fear failure." — United States

"Good app that teaches you how to draw sketches by shadowing the strokes of an artist. Very simple but effective." — United Kingdom

"Great app. Lets you copy the pen strokes of another artist to recreate their drawing. I found it oddly relaxing to just trust what was happening and watch it emerge." — App Store Review

"ShadowDraw for the iPad and Apple Pencil is one program that teaches drawing forms by having you follow along the animated pen strokes of another artist in an updated take on the “copying the masters” approach." — The New York Times


ShadowDraw® takes the stress out of learning to draw and only leaves the fun! ShadowDraw® brings drawing lessons to life with interactive tutorials that teach you how to draw. Start drawing great art in just a few minutes!

ShadowDraw® is designed to solve your drawing problems:

Imagine curling up under a blanket with your iPad and drawing something new and exciting every night. To draw better, you need to draw regularly. This means you need a way to draw that is easy to integrate into your lifestyle. And it has to be so much fun that you keep doing it. That’s what ShadowDraw® is all about.

Imagine an app that could take your hand and actually guide it — something you could only get in an art class! Just open ShadowDraw® on your iPad and let our artists magically guide your hand! You never have to worry if you’re doing it wrong because we’re with you every step of the way.

ShadowDraw® doesn’t take up any more space than an iPad and an Apple Pencil. That’s it! Just a few taps and you can start drawing. You’ll save time since you won’t need to gather any art supplies. You decide when and where you learn — under a blanket, on the couch, in an airplane, or on the go!


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By downloading ShadowDraw®, you'll have a hand in making a new way to draw possible.

ShadowDraw® is patent pending.


Version 2022.1

- Intro to Shapes is back!
- Learn how to draw bears and birds from scratch, or start a fantasy portraits course!

Bewertungen und Rezensionen

3,9 von 5
11 Bewertungen

11 Bewertungen

Jayraan ,

Nice idea, but I’m missing some features

In general, I’m really enjoying the app. There’s a lot of very nice drawings in all different kinds of styles, so there’s something for everyone.

But I’m a bit frustrated with the app sometimes. Some drawings take quite a while, which would be fine, if there was some way of saving your progress. I just don’t always have the time to finish the whole thing, but I’d like to continue later, without having to do everything I already did again. I’d really appreciate some way to save the progress and continue on later.

What’s also a bit frustrating is the “sets” where you finish one drawing in several steps, for example, you first do a sketch, then once it’s finished, you continue on to the next step, so for example inking. But for some reason, with certain “sets”, you just have to do the sketching again before it comes to inking on the second step, when that should just be inking. This is annoying when you’ve just done the sketch in step one. I could’ve simply started with the last step instead of the first one if it includes sketching, inking, and whatever else. Again, I wouldn’t have a problem with this if you could just skip one major step, for example the sketch, so you just simply continue with the inking without having to do the sketch again.

I do hope you will look into these issues, because I think that it would heavily improve the app, and I do like it for the most part. Good luck!

chill13ert ,

Not for lefties, yet

A bit frustrating as a left handed person. The strokes in the learning tutorials are arranged and fitted for right handed persons.
The solution would be easy, just add a mirrored mode. C‘mon don‘t let us lefties down!

Edit: The support you get in the app from the staff is outstanding, had to correct my rating from 3 to 5 stars. I was talking to the dev and was very understanding. I‘m now keeping my hopes high for good

Quappsalver ,

Nice and pure

Very Pleasant to use. You can just follow step by step and Chose what you want to Draw. Try it!

Entwickler-Antwort ,

Hi Thank you very much for your kind review. We have created a lot of great updates recently and we hope you are getting to enjoy them :)


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