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 5.1.0

· We removed the splash screen that appeared upon startup, so there is no longer a need or even an option for logging in.
· NOTE: If you are not a SketchBook Pro (enterprise) user and created an Autodesk Account, you may want to delete it. See the article Delete Your Autodesk Account for instructions for how to do this.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14.1K Ratings

14.1K Ratings

Rubber Unicorns ,

This has helped my art improve,, so much.

I started using autodesk sketchbook at the age of 12, in August of 2017. It has so many adaptations, and so many uses. For example; I can use this app for photoshop, journalism, lineart, actual art and most of the time I make theme dividers. It’s just truly magical how flexible this app is, the first time I used it I struggled,, a lot. But now I can use each tool fluently with no struggle, it’s just about time. Now I’m not here to just ramble on, but I personally believe this app needs no improvement. It’s absolutely perfect. And beautiful. I’m so grateful for how much me just using this app has changed my art in general, I am now 14 and taking a GCSE Art course. However, I am usually told my art is way above my age group. And it’s thanks to this app. So thankyou, so much. For everything.

Mirrodin1969 ,

It’s the best...BUT...

Sketchbook truly is singularly the most intuitive, fluid fully featured graphics app I’ve ever used and that includes the high end commercial apps and desktop publishing apps. It may not have the refinement and stability of those very expensive commercial packages but they come at a price of a very steep learning curve before you can produce anything marketable.

This program not only has everything you need for commercial success but it conveys the mechanics of design and realisation in such a humanly intuitive fashion as to make it entirely frustrating to use anything else that requires finding the right icon from hundreds or wading through layers of menus to simply blend layers or change luminosity, opacity and brush size of which the latter 3 can all be achieved from the same pen position.

The in the latest release has caused such a bug that annihilates the entire usefulness of this gem stone. Running iOS 11 the latest version of sketchbook will eventually freeze its ability to zoom, a feature which next to actually drawing is probably the most frequently used in all graphics packages on all platforms in any area of the world.

Fix it. And fix it fast. Other contenders are on your heels.

sub sandwitch ,

Fantastic! 👍🏽

I would highly recommend this app for a lot of artists, it’s very good the layers, brushes, colour wheel strokes and shading tools work very good! You can do a lot of things on this app. You can also add Images and fade the opacity to trace, and you can trick everyone and say “I’m such a good artist” or you can just normally draw. You don’t even need to be good to draw to use this app, you can just draw from your imagination and whatever you imagine is going to come to life with drawing and also adding doodling onto the review I have done a lot of doodling on this app and trying out all these brushes. Also, to make it a bit more realistic for a sketch I would use the pencil brush, and for a realistic painting I would use the smudging brush and paint brush.

Thanks for making this app!


122.6 MB

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


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