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 realistics watercolor wet brushes
- Brushes Editor
- Color Eyedropper
- Pro Export and sharing

• 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 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.

I• 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 17.7

Removed weight and bugs.
Share now available in the browser.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Create beautiful sketches and with realistic brushes, enhanced for Apple Pencil.

Great app, but a few kinks to work out


I use this app on a regular basis for drawing cartoons. Overall, it's a wonderful app and worth using. While yes, opening the app and having to wait a few minutes for it to finish "Rebuilding Database" can be a bit annoying, it's worth the wait to use the app.

However, even after waiting until it finishes loading and opening a drawing to work on, I have started having a small gray box appear in the middle of my screen (once again reading "Rebuilding Database"). Unlike the one that appears when the app is starting up, this box doesn't seem to make any sort of progress along the lines of loading-- meaning it just sits there in the middle of my screen (and drawing), which is more than a bit bothersome.

I do admit that I am very cautious when I am drawing, and I tend to make a copy of my drawing every time I make a significant edit as to not lose too much progress should the app force quit out of nowhere. This results in having many, many drawings, which may cause problems with the app being slow sometimes or taking a while to make copies of drawings. I don't know if this has anything to do with my "Rebuilding Database" problems, but I assume that, like any problem, I'm not the only person dealing with it.

Aside from my own personal issues, this app is one of the best I've ever used, and I know I will continue using it for a long time. Thank you for your time in reading this, and have a nice rest of your day.

Good, but could use some things


While the app overall is well-working, practical, etc., there are a few things it could use.

For example, it would be much more practical for layers to have more settings, such as locking them, different types of layers, and changing the colors of certain layers. Things like these would make the app more useful for full-fledged drawings.

Say you are a person who uploads comics on a daily basis. You would like the tablet you use to connect to your computer and draw simultaneously so it's easier for you to upload said comics. But with this app, I can't figure out how to connect the tablet and computer so they work at the same time. (For the app.) I've visited the help and support site multiple times, but there is no way to connect the tablet and the computer for drawing. It would make the app more functional for those who post their drawings on social medias.

Now, this part isn't a complaint of any sort, just an idea I had. What if on the folders, you could put one of your drawings up for the cover? As I said, no complaint, but it would be a nice detail to add.

This is the basic summary of my review:

1. Add more layer settings (lock, color change, types, etc.).

2. Try to make it so you can connect your tablet to your computer so you can draw simultaneously and post it up easier.

3. Make it so we can put our drawings up as the folder's cover.

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In-App Purchases

Pro Version

More tools, more brushes, layers and more...



yann le coroller
175.5 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 $4.99
  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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