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.
- Import photos
- Over 20 ultra realistic tools
- Incredibly realistic watercolor wet brushes
- Brush Editor
- Color Eyedropper
- Use layers to simplify your task
- Export them as separate PNG with transparency
- import and export PSD layered files
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
- Felt Pen
- Pen Brush
- Oil Pastel
- Watercolor Dry and Wet brushes
- Acrylic brush
- Area and Filling tool
- Text (iPad only)
- Shapes (iPad only)
- Smudge tool
Blur smudge is back and other fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Create beautiful sketches and with realistic brushes, enhanced for Apple Pencil.
Good app, even without Pro (unless you're a professional)
Now, I first got Tayasui Sketches because Drawing Desk was glitching out. Immediately, I found that this was very efficient and useful, whether it's light sketches or heavy masterpieces. It saves your work. And the best part? It's still good even without the Pro version.
I understand the eyedropper, the patterns, most fonts, most rulers, some brushes, layers, e.t.c. are missing without Pro. This might be a problem for those who are serious drawers, but for the casuals, you're good. I still can create great art on it, with about 8 or 9 tools available that are free. The paint tool is kinda hard to find, it's the rectangle tool above the eraser (you'll then need to click the area you want to paint it in to fill it). There's also a cutting tool (Second furthest to the bottom) which is especially good for positioning mistakes. Now, I did not buy Pro, so I cannot make a verdict on that, but I guarantee you, it's still good even without it.
So, my verdict, Tayasui Sketches is useful for the casuals. It'll cost around 6 dollars to buy it's pro version, so those who think it's too expensive, too bad for you. Like I said numerous times, it's still as efficient without Pro, and for that reason, I'm giving this 4/5.
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.
In-App PurchasesSee All
New tools, more brushes, layers...
- yann le coroller
- 186.1 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
- Pro Version $5.99
- More Tools $1.99
- Layers $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.