SketchBook for Everybody!

At Autodesk, we believe creativity starts with an idea. From quick conceptual sketches to fully finished artwork, sketching is at the heart of the creative process. You never know when a great idea will strike, so access to fast and powerful creative sketching tools is an invaluable part of any creative process.

For this reason, we are excited to announce that the fully featured version of SketchBook is now FREE for everyone!

What’s New

Version 4.3.1

We've made some pretty impactful improvements, the biggest being the removal of the trial. You'll also find a fix or two, as well.
There is no more trial version.
We created a new **Welcome** splash screen, so there's no longer a need to log in to use SketchBook.
The Blog location changed under our noses, but it has been updated. You can access it, once again, from within the app.
Apple Pencil input now works within the Welcome screen.
The **No Network** message no longer appears prematurely, and we added a **Back** button to retry after a real network error.
Formatting issues on the account information dialog have been corrected.
We made clicking the Close button a bit easier for all popup dialogs (it was previously a bit small for fingers).

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.8K Ratings
8.8K Ratings
cauliflower😂 ,

I love it!

I love Autodesk Sketchbook because it is a great drawing app and includes lots of cool features. It has really improved my art work and comics and all of the cool effects really help. But as a suggestion, I would like it if instead of adding colour swatches over colours in the palette at the side, can u add blank spaces so we don’t have to keep replacing other colours that we use. If unlimited spaces was added it would be 10 star worthy! And could you maybe also add a glitter brush as well and make the screen less pixelated when zoomed in?(I have an iPad mini) And if it’s not too much could you maybe add a shadow and lighting guide, yknow the thingy that lets u adjust the Lightning and concentrate it on a particular area (like what Facetune has) Once again, this is a fantastic app, and has almost everything for FREE!😻💕💕 but if these suggestions were added then it would be even better!! Thank u once again! 💗💝💕💞💖💓💘

Rubber Unicorns ,

This has helped my art improve,, so much.

I started using autodesk sketchbook at the age of 12, in August of 2017. It has so many adaptations, and so many uses. For example; I can use this app for photoshop, journalism, lineart, actual art and most of the time I make theme dividers. It’s just truly magical how flexible this app is, the first time I used it I struggled,, a lot. But now I can use each tool fluently with no struggle, it’s just about time. Now I’m not here to just ramble on, but I personally believe this app needs no improvement. It’s absolutely perfect. And beautiful. I’m so grateful for how much me just using this app has changed my art in general, I am now 14 and taking a GCSE Art course. However, I am usually told my art is way above my age group. And it’s thanks to this app. So thankyou, so much. For everything.

Mirrodin1969 ,

It’s the best...BUT...

Sketchbook truly is singularly the most intuitive, fluid fully featured graphics app I’ve ever used and that includes the high end commercial apps and desktop publishing apps. It may not have the refinement and stability of those very expensive commercial packages but they come at a price of a very steep learning curve before you can produce anything marketable.

This program not only has everything you need for commercial success but it conveys the mechanics of design and realisation in such a humanly intuitive fashion as to make it entirely frustrating to use anything else that requires finding the right icon from hundreds or wading through layers of menus to simply blend layers or change luminosity, opacity and brush size of which the latter 3 can all be achieved from the same pen position.

The in the latest release has caused such a bug that annihilates the entire usefulness of this gem stone. Running iOS 11 the latest version of sketchbook will eventually freeze its ability to zoom, a feature which next to actually drawing is probably the most frequently used in all graphics packages on all platforms in any area of the world.

Fix it. And fix it fast. Other contenders are on your heels.


173.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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