Drawing Pad 4+

Crayons, Paint, Markers & more

Murtha Design LLC

Designed for iPad

    • $5.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

iPad Screenshots


A Bug with Pinch Zoom on iPadOS 16 has been FIXED! Thanks for your patience. All in app coloring books are free to download.

Get the app that was mentioned on TV ABC 7 CHICAGO as a top school app! Watch http://abc7chicago.com/education/back-to-school-tech-shopping-tips/952242/ short link: abc7.ws/1h5RDj9

Previously iPad App of the Week in 12 countries! (http://drawingpadapp.com/apple-features-drawing-pad-as-ipad-app-of-the-week)

Drawing Pad is a mobile art studio for all ages! Create your own art using photo-realistic crayons, markers, paint brushes, colored pencils, stickers, roller pens and more!

Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award (bit.ly/parents-choice)
Featured on nytimes.com (bit.ly/nytimes-drawingpad)
Featured on usatoday.com (usat.ly/2x5xrKx)
Featured on the iLounge 2011 Buyer's Guide 100 Essential Apps of 2010!
Featured by iLounge as First runner up to kids' iPad App of the Year!
Featured on Gizmodo's 2010 Gift Guide (bit.ly/gizmodo-drawingpad)
Featured in November 2010 MacWorld Magazine in the UK 4 out of 5 stars
Awarded Editor's Choice Award from Children's Technology Review

Featured in the book “iPad Apps for Kids for Dummies” - by Jinny Gudmundsen
Featured in the O’Reilly book “Best iPad Apps” - by Peter Meyers

As seen in the Star Studio Exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art! (bit.ly/ima-museum)

"Drawing Pad is a fantastic drawing app!"

“Wonderful chalk tools! You can almost taste the dust!”
Mickey Paraskevas, Illustrator and Creator of the Maggie and the Ferocious Beast TV show.

"Drawing Pad is a fun and easy to use iPad art app for kids and adults alike. It has very visual menus giving you instant access to a broad range of useful art tools. There are amazing features for kids including downloadable colouring books and additional advanced features for more ambitious artists."
Kyle Lambert - Artist - www.kylelambert.com


Watch the video inside the App! (or drawingpadapp.com/tutorial)

Tap a tool, choose a color, and start drawing. It’s really that simple.

Your artwork is automatically saved in the Drawing Pad album.

For brush options like size and spacing, tap the brush thumbnail at the bottom of the drawer.

Import photo backgrounds by first tapping the stationary icon in the drawer, then the filmstrip.

Import photo stickers by first tapping the sticker icon, then the stack of photos. Use one finger to move your photo and two fingers to rotate and resize.

Blender tool allows you to soften and blend colors!

Export to the Device Camera Roll, print via AirPrint, share via Email, and other favorite apps like Instagram & Facebook. Even assign your artwork to a contact in your address book!

Paint Brushes
Colored Pencils
Sketch Pencils
Roller Stamp Pens
Construction Paper
Text Sticker Tool
Photo Background Import
Photo Stickers
Gradient Brushes & Crayons
Advanced Brush Control
Color wheel and Gradient Panel
Pinch Zoom
Two Coloring Books

Download extra coloring books via in app purchase!
Restore prior "Coloring Book in app purchases" by tapping the "Redeem prior purchase" button on the Coloring Book store details page. See drawingpadapp.com/restore

Video at http://drawingpadapp.com

Email us at "support" -at- "drawingpadapp.com"

Don't have an iPad yet? Don't let it stop you! Great price today! Buy now and tell your friends.


"Birds," "Panda Bear," and "Turtle" by Igor Cheban

"Dinosaur," and "Kitten" by Kyle Lambert

What’s New

Version 2.7.1

We fixed a big bug! Previously on iPadOS 16, Drawing Pad's multitouch zoom/rotate stopped working.
Added Privacy Policy to Settings Screen

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Yeah - I said it! ,

Needs better importing

I love the style of this design, how everything looks real. You know what the tools do, unlike pricey apps with obscure interfaces. I love the backgrounds/borders!

However, this lacks funtionality because it won't import from other apps or icloud. I drew pictures in other apps I want to color with this one. Importing from photos is a privacy risk and doesn't support layers. Please add support for at least three layers. Importing from anywhere should be able to turned off in options (to stop kids from messing something up.)

Add Spilt-view for multitasking (could also be turned off.) Keep compatible with ios 10 so not to lose 32bit customers.

I'm trying to make a medieval map. Plesse add stickers for castle, king/princess, old house, old walled city, dragon, Chinese dragon, troll/other monster. There's currently no house-cat sticker?

Many people hate/fear bugs. Put an option in to hide bugs in drawer, or better, let us hide all stickers we don't want to scroll through every time.

Add a pet coloring book with dogs, cats, ponies, ferrets, birds, and lizards.

Thanks for your work :).

Nancy ann catlover ,


This app is absolutely brilliant for all ages! It doesn’t force you to buy a premium like all other drawing pads do, and it also, remarkably, has NO ads-they make their money off of one dollar coloring books you can buy in game instead. It works for drawing, painting, and gradient (smear tool!) and also for photo editing (you can take a photo from your gallery and stamp it down on the page) I can’t think of any issues I’ve had. Oh, wait, layers-so that you don’t have to worry about coloring in lines and you can delete an unwanted layer easily-I’m clearly not good at describing layers but I would really like it if the devs looked into layers and added a feature like that. Please also add an option where we can add filters to our drawings, however I’m not too hung up on these requests and, although I do think they would improve the game, it’s plenty good for now, at least for me! I especally recommend for non-professionals who just wanna have some fun, not pay some subscription.

WildDragonGirl1 ,

Thinking about buying this?

Well, even though the age rating is for kids 6-8, I would recommend this for all ages. It works for drawing any and everything, from complex sketches all the way down to random doodles. Now that I have addressed the good things about this app, let me address some issues. The app crashes. It only happens occasionally, but it sometimes just crashes when you are drawing and when you reopen the app, it didn't save the drawing you were working on. I find this a minor inconvenience. But if you can be patient with that, this app is for you. Only downside is it only gives you two coloring books for starters, and hose coloring books are for babies. Any coloring books for adults you will have to buy. I don't like that. But hey, it's a nice drawing app and all the drawing tools are free!

App Privacy

The developer, Murtha Design LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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