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

• Folders
Easily organize your drawings in beautiful and easy to personalize folders or books.

• 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 (iPad only)
- Shapes (iPad only)
- Eraser
- Cutter
- Smudge tool
- Ruler

What’s New

Version 22.3

Small bugs fixed

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
5.1K Ratings

5.1K Ratings

B.n.a.c ,

The new update is ok, but..

I like the new update, since you can edit the ruler, but I think that's all we needed.. the colour bar in the bottom corner didn't need to be bigger, because it covers up more of the screen, especially when you go to change the colour, also, the bars on the right where you change the opacity and size, i don't know why that changed, but I preferred it when you could tap then it would go there, and now that has a cover behind it so that also covers more of the screen.
The app it's self didn't need to change because it's more annoying, thought the idea that you can change the direction of the ruler was the only useful thing.

Apart from that the app is great, best drawing app there is apart from that update. Don't let what iv said think it's bad because it's really not, the tools have their own characteristics and you can add as many layers as you want.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write this review.
It is always nice to have feedback and we'll take that into account.
Best regards.
The Tayasui dev team

Lolwtfz1 ,

Amazing but..

Dear developer,

I am in love with your app, there is no other way of putting it. But I feel there is room for slight improvement. First off I think the huge “Saved” and “Undo” notices in the middle of the screen are totally unnecessary, they should be small and discrete, in a corner.
Next, I am sure there is a more practical way of making the options/menues disappear when you touch the pen to the display, when I want to where the side bar is it can be quite difficult. I think it would be better to have a slide gesture to bring up options and side bars, or just have a little icon which when tapped would expand the sidebar.

These would all be easily changed and would make this app one of the best sellers of all time. This app is the Evernote of drawing. Amazing.

I have, also, experienced a bug when adding an image into a project. When using certain tools, when I begin drawing, the image that I pre-added partially vanishes and flickers. I really hope that this bug is addressed, as well as some of the other potential “make or break” improvements.

Please, make your already happy users muuuuuch happier. You have so much potential, it’s crazy!

Yours sincerely, a (almost) 100% satisfied customer.
P.s. I have paid for the full version of the app, which is absolutely phenomenal.

MissytheOne22 ,

Even great for a novice

I have no experience or talent with drawing what I call "proper" art. However I received a book on how to create art on an iPad and went looking for a simple to use app. This is the one I've stuck with and even paid for the pro version (and I usually stick to free/ad-supported apps).

For me it took trial and error to figure out what each brush did and how the layers worked. But I find this app easier to get the hang of than others and it hooks me in to try drawing more things. I also like the colouring book feature in the process version which means basically two apps in one. Well worth paying for.

In-App Purchases

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


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215.9 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
Rated 4+
© Tayasui
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Version £5.99
  2. More Tools £1.99
  3. Layers £1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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