The painting app by Topdune Studio
The ultimate drawing app for professionals and hobby painters. SketchBlock incredibly paints fast and smooth with our accelerated openGL painting engine.
A dramatically simple user interface keeps you fully focused in your creation work.
Make speed painting movies that show how you made them, upload to Youtube or simply share by email.
Discover our amazing and convenient features:
* Full screen work space with the exclusive moveable toolbar.
* Autodetection of screen definition (1024x768 for iPad 2 and 2048x1536 for the iPad retina).
* Pencils and brushes: smothness and performance. Try out the unique oil and watercolor effects. Quickly adjust on the fly size and opacity of the brushes, with real time previews.
* The rich in-app gallery organized by blocks with unlimited number of pages. Amazing animation effects.
* Duplicate and/or re-import your paintings for a step by step work.
* Adjust the opacity of the imported photo for easy image tracing.
***** Exclusive features
- Oil and watercolor brush effects simulation
- Drag and move the toolbar anywhere on the screen
- Exclusive wet effect
- Import photo from the library or the camera as background
- Adjust the opacity of the imported photo for easy image tracing
- Duplicate and/or re-import your paintings for a step by step work.
***** Drawing and painting tools
- A large number of layers. Operations on layers: create a new layer, hide and unhide, delete, duplicate, merge down, adjust opacity (very useful for image tracing), move a layer to another place, resize/slide layer and scroll the list of layers' previews.
- 14 color palettes with premixed colors.
- Color wheel of saturation and brightness adjustments
- Color picker
- Unlimited undos and redos
- Horizontal and vertical symmetry
***** Last generation brushes
- 66 pen and brush preset effects
- The best oil and watercolor brushes
- Size and opacity adjustable with finesse
***** Multitouch functions
- Drag finger to draw and paint
- Pinch 2 fingers to zoom
- Expand 2 fingers to enlarge
- Rotate and resize imported pictures with 2 fingers
- Tap on a painting to edit it
***** Gallery richness
- Artworks are organized by blocks and pages
- Rename blocks
- Paintings can be infinitely duplicated, moved and replaced between different blocks or inside the same block.
- Add a new block
- Edit, share, add and delete paintings
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
- In the app gallery, the user has the choice to display his paintings sorted by blocks or by date
- Photo library access issue was corrected
- Other minor bugs were fixed
Ratings and Reviews
Better than expected
If you try a lot of different art apps, searching for the latest new innovations and neatest effects, this app probably won't be among your top go-to apps, but it's better than I expected it to be. It has some interesting, pleasant brushes and pencil/ink tools, and there are a generous number of them included. The shape and straight line drawing tools are among the nicest I've seen, and fun to use. The "hold to undo" (long hold for multiple undos) is a cool feature I haven't seen elsewhere. The interface is kind of nonstandard, but not horribly difficult to use. A pretty good 2nd-string art app, more thoughtfully designed than most, and not overpriced either.
Awesome app it has everything to create great art work. Evening if you just want to use it to color it's a great app for that to. This is a must have app. This developer really cares about his apps and his customers.
Can’t Find Help For Tools
I have used a lot of drawing and painting apps. Most either have a Help available in the tool itself or the developer’s website has Help and explains the tools. I couldn’t find either making the tools confusing.
The developer, Etienne Nguyen Tan Hon, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Etienne Nguyen Tan Hon
- 64.5 MB
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
English, French, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- © Topdune Studio 2016
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.