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

Sketches is the most realistic, versatile and user-friendly sketching app designed for a mobile device. This exhaustive artist's toolbox helps users create dazzling sketches, cheerful paintings and smashing illustrations on the go.

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

• Layers
- Use layers to simplify your task
- Export them as separate PNG with transparency
- import and export PSD layered files

• Folders
Easily organize your drawings in beautiful and easy to personalize folders or books.

• Pressure Stylus support
Discover even more realistic brushes while Styluses.
We support Apple, Wacom and Adonit Styluses.

A Unique feeling: Each stroke behaves vividly and truly like a brush on paper, adapting the pressure, angle, and width to your movements. It's an effect you have to see to believe.

• A unique UI with a touch of Zen : Tools are hidden away as you create and the bare minimum buttons are shown to make for a very clean canvas..

• Community: Share your drawings with the Sketches Community where you can find inspirations and vote for other people drawings.

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

What’s New

Version 22.2

Small bugs and copy-past issue solved.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22K Ratings

22K Ratings

Black Sasuke Uchiha ,

Hmm... One problem(Gamertag: XxVoidNinja13xX)

This is by far the BEST FREE app that I could possibly find! One thing that you should remember is that... when you are changing the size and opacity of something, you will see 2 lines on the right side of the screen. When you look below the lines, you will see two circles that are blended together. When you tap on those two circles, you can change the color of your drawings to either make them blend, or draw one color in front of the other. I did this by accident and I thought it was a glitch, but I realized what I did after a while. My only problem is this... HOW DO YOU EXIT A DRAWING? Like, I just want to work on another drawing, but I have to close the app and open it again!? Sometimes I go back to the home menu by accident, but I don’t know how to actually do it. It is frustrating having to re-open it. Any help is appreciated! If you read this far, please have an excellent day, and definitely try this app if you haven’t yet!

This Nickname Is Taken # 374 ,

A decent drawing app

I have been to using this app for as long as it has been out. I have learned new techniques and developed an art style for myself. But over time the app became more difficult to do more detailed drawings on. Whenever I try to do any detailed drawings something always goes wrong. Recently, I had been working on a drawing for the past three days and my app started crashing every so often. I knew the reason why was because I had too many layers so I went and merged a few layers together. Usually this fixes the problem at least somewhat but the app still crashed, and eventually it got to the point where I couldn't even open the drawing without it crashing. On top of that there are various bugs for example, your smallest size for the pen is increased from 1.4 to 2.6 as soon as you select the eraser. The only way to fix this problem is to restart the app and so it becomes very difficult to do rough sketches or do fine details in drawings. This app is great to do simple and quick drawings on, but if you plan on doing anything more than that you are going to be met with frustration and disappointment.

adslank 🐱 ,

Amazing, but a few suggestions

This app is absolutely amazing, especially because my iPad cannot support procreate and stuff. I love how simple it is to create complex art. The community is also a great way to share your art with others. I myself have even made a few online friends!

However, I think that the Community might need a bit of tweaking. I was thinking that adding a search bar so you can look for a specific artist would be helpful, especially if they haven't been uploading for a while, because scrolling back so far is a pain! Also, adding a profile page feature would be cool. The artist could put in a profile picture for themselves, and put in some optional information about themselves! A gallery full of their art could be on there, too. Of course this doesn't have to be added, but I feel like it would be awesome if this could be added to community.

Also, FYI my artist name is Audrey on the community!

In-App Purchases

Pro Version
New tools, more brushes, layers...


yann le coroller
258.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Tayasui
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Version $5.99
  2. More Tools $1.99
  3. Layers $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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