SketchAR is a high-tech drawing teacher—one that uses augmented reality (AR) and machine learning to teach you how to sketch everything from cute kitties to hockey players. Instead of having you glance back and forth between the instructions and a blank page, the app lets you see the next stroke right on your paper.
Here’s how it works: Hold your iPhone over a piece of paper to view what you’re drawing through your device’s screen. The app lets you see the lines you’re supposed to draw next directly on the page, while an animated guide provides tips and tricks. Think of it as a paint-by-number but for producing beautiful, accurate lines.
And what if you haven’t put pen to paper in years? Don’t worry. Take SketchAR’s step-by-step lessons digitally, drawing directly on your iPhone screen with the app’s virtual pens, markers, and erasers (not that you’ll need those much).
SketchAR also works as an AR-powered tracing tool. Pick from the vast library of objects, or photograph a design you’d like to re-create, and SketchAR will let you view it overlaid on a nearby wall or other surface, making it perfect for visualizing the mural you’ve considered commissioning or, with the help of the app, creating yourself.