Draw with light-inspired tools, for a unique art style!
Create a drawing from scratch, or add effects to your photos.
Let your creativity really run wild with Lux Draw's futuristic tools that include a 'Glow Pen', a 'Hot Pen', and even 'Light Spheres'!
Each stroke interacts with what’s already there, making it feel like drawing with light!
There is also a smudge tool, as well as an ordinary pen and eraser if you prefer that.

• Change and Adjust Size, Force, Color while Drawing
• Seamless Pattern Editing Mode
• Supports Both Landscape and Portrait
• Layers
• Apple Pencil Support
• Wide Color Support
• Engine Based on Metal₁ (with 128-bit color and floating-point arithmetic)
• Developed with Swift₁

₁ Since version 3 (the code was completely rewritten).

All the buttons and control knobs in the toolbar can be changed and adjusted while you draw!

The strokes change characteristics depending on how you use the Pencil (pressure, tilt).
While using Apple Pencil, you can assign a different tool, such as Eraser, to the finger, which can be really useful!
Tap twice on a tool, and select the option “Use as 2nd Tool”.

You can swipe the toolbar toward the screen edge to remove it.
Swipe in from outside the edge to get it back.

You can also swipe the toolbar over to the other side, to get it out of the way.

The unique Seamless Pattern Editing mode lets you display the picture as tiles next to each other.
You’re free to paint anywhere on these tiles, so you can easily create seamless patterns for use as website or desktop backgrounds, in print, or for textures in 3d modelling.
Toggle this feature on/off in “Work in Progress”, in the menu that comes up when you tap the “…” button.

You can pinch to zoom, drag with two fingers to pan, or rotate the picture.
To reset the zoom/pan/rotation, tap once with two fingers, and again to go back.

Everything from selecting a layer to adding new ones can be done in the Layer Control.
To open the Layer Control, tap the button that has a mountain/house/flower (symbolizing the selected layer).
Flower = topmost layer
House = any layer in-between
Mountain = bottom-most layer

Please note that the number of layers is restricted to two unless you upgrade to Pro.
If you upgrade to Pro, you will also be able to change the color of the paper beneath the layer(s), by pressing “Paper Color”.

There’s a scrollable palette, where you can pick colors, as well as store new ones.
To edit any palette section, long-press on a color and start moving it (hold longer, and a menu appears).

Adjacent to the palette are three control knobs that adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness of the current color.
Note that you can adjust the color while you draw!

The Current Color button is the large colored rectangle next to the knobs.
Tapping this button brings up a menu with some options, including “Eyedropper” (Pro feature).

What’s New

Version 3.5

[IMPROVED] You can now rearrange the pictures in “Work in Progress” by long-pressing and then moving to a new position.
[IMPROVED] Drawing is now slightly faster.
[NEW] (Pro) Added new draw mode: Ellipse.
[IMPROVED] You can now long-press and move the Current Color to a specific position in the palette.
[FIXED] Improved stability.
[IMPROVED] Some minor things.
[FIXED] Some minor issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Electromomma ,

It's a fun app

Just hard to figure out how to work the different colors and brushes, to get what you want to be just right

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback!

Mysabre73 ,

Great Free Drawing App!

No pop-up ads, lots of color variations. Smudge tool, various brush thickness and effects possible. Ability to import images and "trace" over them. Exporting has several interesting options as well. Haven't upgraded to the Pro version yet, but it's definitely a possibility for the future.

Developer Response ,

Thanks! :)

Birdietweetie ,

Lux draw

I love this app, the tools, and amazing colors. From dark to light colors it has. Love drawing with it. But it is bit to complicated...the tips are very helpful, but for first time users like myself trying to keep up with all the tips is a bit frustrating. The price is bit high, but until I grasp all the tips and usages, I feel encouraged to purchase it. Other then that, this app is very interesting.


16.1 MB

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



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Upgrade $4.99
  2. Tip Jar: Biggest Tip $24.99
  3. Tip Jar: Big Tip $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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