Sketch a Day: prompts & tips 4+

Community, prompts, tutorials

Tom Hicks

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 919 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Get daily inspiration and get your creativity flowing with Sketch a Day! Perfect for New Year's Resolutions for people who want to learn something new.

The idea is simple: every day, we set a new subject for everyone to draw. You do your sketch or drawing, take a photo, and upload it for that day for everyone to see.

You can sketch, draw, paint, use digital art apps. Whatever you like that gets you into the habit of drawing every day.

Submit as many as you like, and see your progress over time.

Lots of people are using Sketch a Day as a great way to start a positive habit. I have had many messages of support about the effect it has had on people's mental health, wellness, and mindfulness. Sketching is a great habit to get into, even if like so many people, you think you "can't draw". It's a very peaceful, quiet, and creative pastime, and receiving the help and support of others is a great way to feel good about yourself.

Sketch a Day is a wonderful, positive community with people from all over the world coming together to draw a common theme.

** Sketch a Day is growing fast **
There are over 200,000 artists in the community now. It's just growing faster and faster all the time!

If you want to learn, want to get back into drawing, or just want a quick practice or warm-up, then Sketch a Day could be perfect for you. For beginners, we have tips and tutorials each day. For the experts, you can post your images and show your skills to the world.

So...go sharpen your pencils!


Did you know?

• By drawing each day and getting likes, you can build your own private gallery of famous masterpieces.
• Parental controls make Sketch a Day a safer place. You can prevent 'adult material' from being seen by your children by setting a PIN on the parental controls.
• You can comment on people's sketches so you can ask how they did it, ask for tips, give them some kudos or just be silly!
• You can also add your Instagram account name so people can follow you on Instagram quickly and easily.
• When you've done a drawing, you can share it on Facebook straight from the app.

People draw in all kinds of mediums, from digital art, watercolours, pencils, acrylics, pastels and lots of pens, markers and inks.

I would like to use this space to say thank you to all the people who have messaged me to tell me how Sketch a Day has made their lives better. Drawing every day really seems to have a hugely positive effect on people's lives.

What’s New

Version 1.43.0

We've updated the Search experience so you can find artists and prompts more easily.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
919 Ratings

919 Ratings

TheRealStoryIsHard ,

How do I begin?

First of all, great app name. It just sounds so creative, like your sketching a whole day in a whole life!..Creating characters, and life..just so beautiful. Also, the prompts? OMG! Their SOOOOOOO creative and unique in their own special way. Today I did “Cone” and I also did “Magic”. How I did 2? The late prompts. Their so great! Like if you miss a day, you can go back and sketch the prompt. And also do whatever day your on! Sadly you can only do 3 entries a day (Not a bad thing, good in fact. It helps users not spam post.) The only “critique” is that you can’t really ask people to like or check out your’s not much of a critique, blocking beggars, but I think it should be allowed if they ask only very briefly and simply just said “check out my profile!! It’s epic” or something like that, just not “Pls like PLS PLS PLS” or “CHECK OUT MY PROFILE PLS” or anything like that. It would be fine if it was allowed for mature or 15+ (Mature 13-year-olds POSSIBLY allowed if they behave maturely and politely) and any beggars post would be deleted in a amount of time or immediately. Or if anyone sees a beggar they’d report to a moderator... but yeah that’s my only critique. Thank you SO much for making Sketch a Day. It’s a absolutely PERFECT app.

-Fellow Drawer ✍️ 📖 ❤️

f*c*you ,

Great app for artists but unintentionally biased

I’m truly nervous for writing this review for the fear of backlash or retaliation: but it truly must be said.
This app is amazing to help art blocks and get creative. The artists on this app are all so friendly, compassionate, supportive of one another and helpful when needed. However there is an option to contact support yet they do not read nor respond. There is a rule that “Reposting old work is not allowed. The whole point of the app is to draw daily, not to "farm" likes.” And there has been old work posted with MINOR new details added; some it’s literally just the same piece reposted. I’ve read the reviews where artists are penalized for breaking more minor rules than that, yet these other artists get away with reusing old work from long ago (so it’s not noticeable), and the rest of us are working hard on sketching NEW pieces for every prompt.
I truly love this app; I’ll continue to use it, but it is 100% not fair that particular artists can get away with breaking rules and others either lose their day streak, suspended, or kicked off.
I’ve taken this with a grain of salt for a little while until it became more and more common yet still goes unnoticed.
I sincerely hope I’m not retaliated against for this review.

Aa4837a ,

All sorts of great things .

It’s an amazing place to come to , for practicing new things finding new interesting art supplies like you could move from alcohol markers to watercolor . And they even give you ideas of what to draw! Isn’t that just simply amazing?! Not only those great features but they also have a incredibly kind and understanding community which makes it great for beginners to share there art without to much judgement! And I just love that you still have many options without VIP it’s just amazing. It’s a great way to show your art . Might I add it isn’t the most popular app , which is also a bad thing , sad it’s underrated but it lowers the chance of it somehow getting hacked. If your an artist of any type I recommend this ! And if you just want to view art and talk with chill people this is a must get for you ! Stunningly amazing job developers! Credits all they way to you :) ! Thank you for reading .

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