Because beautiful tools make beautiful drawings, we endlessly refined Sketches brushes to create the most realistic drawing and painting tools.

With a modern and lean UI, Sketches is the most versatile and user-friendly sketching app available on Mac.

Features :
Over 20 ultra realistic tools
Incredibly realistic watercolor wet brushes
Smart Brush Editor
Color Eyedropper
Import photos

Stylus support
Sketches interface has been designed from the ground up with styluses in mind and the tools all support pressure.

Sketches more advanced features and tools are available in a Pro, paid bundle :

Unlimited layers to simplify your task
Export as psd files

List of tools :
- Pen
- Rotring
- Felt Pen
- Pen Brush
- Oil Pastel
- Watercolor Dry and Wet brushes (Pro)
- Acrylic brush
- Airbrush
- Eraser
- Area and Filling tool
- Patterns (Pro)
- Cutter (Pro)
- Smudge tool (Pro)
- Ruler (Pro)

What’s New

Version 4.8

Fix a crashing bug with text.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Probablynotanisland ,

Great, but a few crashing problems!

In general, I’m really happy with this app. I’m new to digital drawing and Photoshop was overwhelming to use- Tayasui is siple and user-friendly, but still very versatile. The only thing I’d add is a masking tool, to mark off the edges of lineart so that everything stays within the lines.

In the past few days, I’ve had problems with the app crashing. I save my work frequently so I haven’t lost much, but it’s frustrating. Trying to import photos seems to trigger some of the crashes, but sometimes it comes out of nowhere. I really like using Tayasui, so I hope the crashing gets fixed soon :) Thanks so much for an awesome drawing progtram!

Pwason ,

Wonderful App with three upgrade requests

1. Please allow us the ability to make much larger brush sizes. Something like 5000px similar to photoshop would be perfect.
2. Please find a way to stop the look of tiling patterns as the larger sizes. Most of the paintings we want to do are in the 24” range and although I can take it into other program to reduce the tiled look you guys could probably figure out that fix inside the program.
3. Sometimes I like the wet look more than the dry…. but I’m forced into drying the piece. CAn I export as wet look?

Not looking to knock this program.. it’s awesome and a great deal for the money. Well worth a purchase and with a few upgrades it’s flawless.

Sp1derweb ,


Tayuasi sketches is awesome. it’s not a super complicated drawing program, but there’s a wide range of brushes and tools (which are all beautiful) and so far no glitches or lags that i’ve noticed. once you get ahold of the shortcut keys, it’s extremely easy to use. like i said, sketches is pretty simple, so if you’re looking for a more complex art program I wouldn’t recommend it. otherwise, I would reccomend it to the ends of the earth.


yann le coroller
89.8 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Sketches Pro $19.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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