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

Sketches Pro is Sketches (free) including the Pro Bundle IAP : Extra tools, Layers and many more pro features.

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
- Over 20 ultra realistic tools
- Several rulers and magnetic shapes
- Import photos
- Incredibly realistic watercolor wet brush
- Brushes Editor
- Color Eyedropper
- Color mixer
- Color palettes (.ase)

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

• Cloud Sync
- Backup your drawings to the Cloud
- Synchronize your drawings between all your devices
- Manage sync options folder by folder

• Folders
Easily organize your drawings to personalize folders or books.

• Stylus support
Discover even more realistic brushes.
Full support for Apple Pencil, 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: A gorgeous UI that hides as you create 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
- Shapes (iPad only)
- Eraser
- Cutter
- Smudge tool
- Rulers: straight, arc, circle and spline
- Symmetry
- Cutout shapes

What’s New

Version 25.14

NEW: Join the Sketches Discord.
Freeze on save resolved in iOS 15.2

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Sketches Pro? It’s just like the Tayasui Sketches app we’re so enamored with… except it comes with layers, extra tools, and all sorts of expert features. If you’re a serious artist—or a longtime doodler like us—you can’t do better than Tayasui.

Vertified Costumer ,

Highly recommend, but having a non technical problem with the update.

I LOVE Sketches and I have made a lot of art with it. I love the simplicity and neatness of this app. It make mediocre artists-like myself-able to use it without feeling intimidated. Unlike Procreate, it is easy to figure out and it will not take long before you get the hang of it. I would recommend this app to anyone-especially the pro version. The additional layers themselves are worth the price. But so are the color dropper, the pick between color options and the new tools.

Now for me to complain, briefly:
I was in the middle of a drawing when the app crashed-which has been happening VERY regularly-so I decided to update the app. When I returned I found out that my favorite tool had been changed. The pencil tool. (Now called “pastel tool”.) I used to love using it for line art, but now that the new versions of the “pastel tool” have come out, I hate using it. The texture of it is weird, and even through adjustments, I cannot get the texture or size to match up to the one you replaced. I am not able to finish my drawing, and I am so upset. If anyone on the Sketches team could fix this, I would be so great full. Sketches deserves 5 stars, but until this problem has been fixed I will not be able to give it what it deserves.

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thank you for your feedback.
Please note when this new update is released, you can change the extended brush editor by turning the texture "Off". This allows you to recover the old pastel brushes. Best Regards and sorry for the inconvenience, Tayasui Dev Team

Sparkyyo ,

Favorite drawing app!

My only problem with the app is that it keeps saving screenshots of the "sketches" that I work on. Usually if I have closed the app while a drawing is in use, if I open the app again, the drawing will be screenshot and saved to my camera roll. Also, if I start a new drawing or open a different drawing, it screenshots those too. No matter how many times I open and close the app or any drawing, it will always screenshot them. Even if I start a new drawing, and leave it blank, it will be screenshot. It's not even a high quality image like when you manually save from the folder view, so I don't understand why it keeps doing that. If there's a way to make that stop, someone please teach me how. Because it's really annoying and tedious when I have to go through all those screenshots and pick out the high quality saves and delete the unnecessary screenshots. Developers, please fix this problem if it's not supposed to do that.
Overall awesome app with a great selection of tools and really useful on mobile. I much prefer Tayasui to Adobe Draw (which many people use and I don't understand how or why because it's so frustrating to work with on a phone).

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