Everyone, including professional illustrators, concept designers, comic artists, manga lovers, and the everyday doodler, will enjoy using Autodesk® SketchBook® - the digital drawing app made for everyone who loves to draw. An easy-to-use and customizable interface makes tools easily accessible, so artists always have convenient access to the power and flexibility of a digital tool while maintaining a natural drawing experience. Install the app to discover the power of SketchBook and start unlocking your creativity today.

There has been a complete overhaul of the brushes, starting with a whole new redesign of the Brush Library, which includes:
◆ New Natural Blend and Colorless brushes
o Pinning brush sets to the Brush Palette
o Redesigned Brush Properties window, which includes:
- Brush types
- Flow and Opacity control
- Stylus tilt and stamp scaling
- Improved texture capture workflow
- Import an image as a stamp texture
o Loading custom and purchased brushes
◆ Newly designed Color Editor
◆ Support for saving and exporting the SketchBook .skbrushes brush format
◆ Updated the textures for two of the Pastel brushes

The full power of SketchBook is unlocked with Pro membership, available right here in the Mac App Store. Pro members get exclusive access to all features across desktop and mobile versions of SketchBook, including:

• A comprehensive brush library with over 100 preset pencil, pens, markers, and brushes
• Customizable brushes for complete control over your artistic toolset
• SketchBook Motion - named iPad App of the Year for 2016 - is fully unlocked as a free app for SketchBook subscribers. Available as a separate download from iTunes.
• Full layer controls, including layer grouping, multiple layer transform, and layer blending modes
• Perspective Guides with 1 point, 2 point, 3 point, and fisheye modes
• FlipBook with an animation timeline to bring your creations to life
• Selection and distort transform tools to freely and easily manipulate your image
• Dynamic flood fills with solid, linear, and radial gradients for complete control
• Dynamic X and Y axis symmetry tools with movable symmetry lines
• Steady Stroke for smooth line art
• The exclusive digital edition of the full Copic® Color Library

SketchBook offers the following features to users without a Pro membership:

• A clean and unobtrusive interface
• Layer Editor that supports up to 3 layers for increased control over your drawings and sketches
• Full color spectrum control that includes swatches from the Copic Color Library
• Other workflow improvements, including selection, automatic save, and more

Unique to the Mac App Store version:

• Save files directly to iCloud, so you can access canvases from iOS versions of SketchBook
• Purchase and manage your SketchBook membership within the Mac App Store.

System requirements:
-Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

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Additional Information for Subscriptions:
• Subscriptions are charged through your iTunes Account, for USD $29.99/year or USD $4.99/month.
• A subscription gives you access to all drawing tools on all the devices we support (Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro).
• Subscription automatically renews for the selected period, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You'll receive a reminder email prior to the end of your current subscription period.
• Manage subscription preferences in iTunes.
• Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase the subscription.

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What's New

Version 8.5.2

• The brush lag you may have experienced with 8.5 has been corrected.
• When you reset the Color Palette, the Color Editor won't disappear.
• If you couldn't access the Color Editor from the toolbar, this issue has been resolved.
• The canvas now fits the screen, instead of displaying only the top left corner, when a new fixed-sized canvas is set and created.

Ratings and Reviews

3 out of 5

124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Digital drawing made it easy for everyone.

Was fun while it lasted.


I purchased the full version of this app on April 14, 2017, and i was able to use all the features. I had a lot of fun with it. For some reason now it doesnt remember any of my log in credentials for my account, and is asking me to create a new account. I went to my previous emails and my iTunes account to make sure it was in there, and sure enough it says that my subscription is good until April 18, 2018. I also got a confirmation email that proves i paid for it. I put in a support ticket as the website instructed, and the Autodesk team has been very slow to get back to me and has not resolved my issue at all. It even suggests on their website to “Buy membership again, if possible”. Umm, how bout no. I either need my money back or for the version i PAID FOR to work.

Developer Response

Hello Angreaux, I'm so sorry for the delayed support response! Could you try the following: open your Mac App Store version of SketchBook. Once open, in the menu bar, select My Account > Log In. Use the same username and password you used when purchasing your subscription. Did your toolbar change and along the top of the canvas it now reads "Pro Subscription"? If not, I'm sorry to say, but support ( will have to work with you to fix this - as it is probably a back end iTunes issue. The good news is they have seen this before and know how to correct it. I'm very sorry for how frustrating this has been!

So Done With This


First of all, I bought this app I think over two years ago and it was a one time 60 dollar purchase. This was my favorite program I'd used and I loved working with this program and improving my art. However, I took a break from artwork and when I came back to the app it told me to delete and reinstall. Biggest mistake ever. When i redownloaded it, the program was awful and I soon realized why. That one time purchase was all for nothing, because they had changed it and made it a subscription. Their free option is the worst thing I've ever seen. Three layers? Really. I'm still infuriated to this day. They took away all of the things I loved. The infinite layers? Gone. The options to change the layer qualities? Gone. The tons of brushes? Gone. Everything I loved about the program? Gone. You can get those features you just now have to pay a subscription for them, which is ridiculous. It's a way to garner more money from artists, professional or otherwise. Noce work on ruining a good thing.

Developer Response

Hello RabbitNose, I just spoke to a colleague in support. We were both VERY surprised that you lost the copy of SketchBook you purchased. So, if you log a ticket ( and get a copy of your purchase (from your MAS purchase history), he will be able to get you a permanent version (which would be version 6+). We are very sorry for this! It seems that sometimes older apps are removed from the MAS, making it impossible to recover the program on your own. So, once again, please log a ticket (, so we can resolve this and thanks for letting us know about this!


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