Asketch is a unique and versatile sketch pad that fits in your pocket. It allows creativity on the go, anytime, anywhere.
Its deliberate simplicity makes it perfect for beginners who want to learn to draw;
equally, advanced artists will find a wonderful buttery, tonal canvas for their life studies, cartoons, abstracts, landscapes and other subjects. The app is engineered to deliver rapid, but powerful image capture, facilitated by a great transform function that allows you to pick up the drawing, resize it and move it around the canvas, and a amazing zoom that lets you draw in minute detail. So if you want to put a traditional, but digital sketch pad in your pocket, this is the app for you.
Features and functionality:
Image zooming that actually works: Do amazing detail work when zoomed in. No pixelation of brushes while drawing!
Image transformation: Scale/Rotate the image via a simple pinch gesture.
20 Levels of undo/redo. Swipe the undo/redo button to toggle back and forth.
What People are saying:
"Fantastic intuitive system for creative expression." -Nagabohimina
"This is my favorite art app! I have bought it for three of my friends already and they all love it. We send drawings back and forth everyday. Really good job on this app!" - SmurfedYa
"I bought ASketch about three months ago and couldn't be happier. It seemed too good to be true when I bought it, but within 45 minutes of purchasing the app I finished a full drawing and was amazed at the realistic results! Since then, it's been a "go to" tool and lives with my most important apps on the first page of my iPad. But this is the incredible part; when I meet fellow artists in school lounges and on the train to campus while I'm drawing in ASketch, they usually ask me what app I'm using. And 95% of the time, they in love with it before even buying-- Heck, I've even had a few friends (and a teacher) purchase it right on the spot! Plus, the final pieces have fooled a few folks into thinking these are actual graphite sketches. That's the power of ASketch's results. You won't be disappointed!!" - FLASHY! cat
"I keep buying and trying other drawing apps but none get close to the quality of this one. I can actually create art on this app. Art that I can use. Art that I feel I can share with others. Other apps LOOK like they were created on an iPad and seem only good for sketching ideas. What can be produced using this app is smooth and beautiful and looks like it was created on paper media. You can almost smell the graphite. I can create a final product with this alone. If I had to have only one app for my iPad, I would choose this one." - Steplander
Performance improvements and bug fixes. Crisper line rendering at Retina resolutions. Maximum line width increased.
Ratings and Reviews
Extremely simple app
Very simple and easy to use app. There’s no frills and that also makes it less distracting but maybe it could use some other feature like importing pics or a way to control the brush thickness. Also I’m not sure is the second icon an eraser or a brush?
Writing a new review…
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Eight years ago I wrote my first review for this app. The app was getting too many bad reviews in my opinion. It was a beautiful idea in it’s simplicity. Give people the ability to sketch on their phones. I was using it on a second or third generation iPod touch. I don’t remember now which it was. But I do remember that this app offered enough to really be creative. The limitations required that the artist experiment and find a way to do what they were thinking. As a musician I always like putting myself into situations where I’m extremely limited and see what I can come up with. This was simply a different art form that was doing the same thing and really forced me to expand my thinking because I couldn’t expand my tools.
Well, other reviewer‘s did not like this at all. They kept screaming that it needed to have this or that and it didn’t even have this other thing that they wanted. It was like they wanted a complete Photoshop or Paint program in their phone eight years ago. So my review was pretty angry against other reviewer‘s rather than promoting how good this app was.
Here’s all you really need to know…
It’s an excellent intuitive app. It has grown with iOS but still creates a mild challenge. It gives you a certain set of tools and challenges you to explore your creativity. It’s an awesome sketch app. Be imaginative!
Easy to learn fascinating to use
First, please keep this app simple. I barely use the color option. If you draw this is an amazing app. I promote this to every artist I know. It’s not drawing exactly the lines I put down. There is a wonderful aspect that’s surprising and engaging. So much fun. And so simple without a million menus and choices. Just open and start working. Love it! Slight learning curve now that they added some things but besides procreate this is the only drawing art app I use on every one of my phones, iPads etc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.