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

3.6 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Sketch and paint with realistic brushes and advanced color blending features.


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.


importing photos

I love this product the only issue is I don’t believe there is a way to move around the photos you import in. I use my Mac to draw and I do digital drawings of paper drawings ive already done and i can’t seem to move the drawing maybe thats just me but that is an issue. Also it only allows me to moveis straight lines and i can no longer curve any lines please help. It hasjust started doing this help!!!


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
Rated 4+
© Tayasui


  • Family Sharing

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

More By This Developer