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Autodesk SketchBook is the award-winning drawing app from the leader in computer-aided design. It's made for creative professionals, aspiring artists, and anyone who likes to capture their ideas in digital form. Known for its natural drawing experience and clean user interface that gets out of your way, SketchBook has everything you need to create beautiful digital art. The brush engine has 170 default brushes you can customize, so they'll always perform exactly as you expect. Ink feels fluid and smooth, synthetic brushes blend colors in a natural way, and texture brushes mimic natural media.

The SketchBook drawing and rendering engine was designed to use the full computing power of every iOS device (especially the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil). Rapid UI mode gets a thumbs up from our users because it lets your free hand pull up interface elements when needed for the largest possible workspace on your iPad.

The list of tools in SketchBook is vast, but a few standouts that will help make you a better artist include:
• Radial Symmetry: Product designers and mandala makers alike love the ability to draw once and replicate their lines up to 16 times using Radial Symmetry.
• Predictive Stroke: Draw a line and our Predictive Stroke assertive technology will make your line straight. Draw a basic shape and it will make your circles, rectangles, and triangles more precise. If you're drawing freehand, it will add just the right amount of smoothing to curved lines. Don't need help? Turn it down or turn it off.
• Ruler and Ellipse: Perspective is everything in drawing and our Ruler and Ellipse tool will help ensure you're realizing the correct positioning, size, rotation, and aspect ratio.
• Full Layer Support: SketchBook opens and exports Photoshop documents (PSD files) natively, preserving layer names and blending modes.
• Scan Sketch: With a quick snap of your device's camera, SketchBook can transform your paper-based line drawings into digital form. Great for getting new life out of old drawings or for making the transition to an all-digital workflow.
• Autosave and infinite Undo: There's nothing worse than losing your work, and there's nothing better than being able to step back in your workflow a few dozen times to give it another go. SketchBook saves both your work and your patience.

A SketchBook subscription is a simple way to ensure you get the best SketchBook experience on all your devices. As a subscriber, you get every new feature, every update, every tool, and the ability to use SketchBook on any device. SketchBook Subscription includes access to SketchBook Motion, the 2016 iPad App of the Year (install it separately via iTunes). Purchase a subscription here in the App Store and your SketchBook subscription will unlock the Pro toolset on all your other devices.

Additional Information:
• Subscriptions are charged through your iTunes Account, for USD $29.99/year or USD $4.99/month.
• A one-time Pro Tools purchase puts these drawing tools on one device. 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.

What's New

Version 4.2.3

For iPhone X users, the Gallery now works as expected and iCloud saving has been restored.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

9.8K Ratings

9.8K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

For when inspiration hits.

It’s going to get better but it’s still good.

Dragontamez

I like using the program. I’m not a great artist. It is taking me a while to get use to drawing on glass and not on paper. Drawing on paper has a slight drag on the pencil. It’s nice having all the different drawing instruments some work well. I haven’t checked them all out yet. The pencil doesn’t work great. I can’t get a dark line like a pencil would even by pressing hard. I use the technical pen instead and use light pressure. Some new features I would like to see are, A save button on the screen. To save a project one needs to select the new sketch option then you are asked if you want to save your work. So, when you want to take a break and save your work, I got worried about starting a new sketch without saving my work. It will save it before changing screens it just makes me nervous. The other feature I would like to have is on the side bar where the different shades of color are. When selecting a shade of a certain color it shows the particular color at the top right of the screen but the shade panel on the right of screen that you just selected from does not show the one that was just picked. Maybe if they highlighted your selection that way you could go a shade lighter or darker without having to remember the one you just chose. I love the feature where if you want the shaded area lighter, no erasing necessary, just pick a shade lighter than the area you want lighter then draw over it. It will gradually get lighter.

Great sketching app!

Kjolblk

Great app! I’ve had this app maybe for a month but I already love it. The features are a lovely mix of creative and technical that I can really appreciate. I also love that you can purchase the extra tools without having to commit to some yearly payment plan.

I’ve only found one bug so far that keeps this review from being five stars. When I first started using the app, I noticed that using the hold-touch-eyedropper function, even by accident, would cause the app to effectively crash. I could still access all of my projects, but none of the tools would make any mark whatsoever until I went out of the app, closed it out, and restarted it. After I turned the long-hold-touch shortcut off, the bug didn’t pop up as often, but every once in a while, it still does act like I’ve activated the eyedropper and the app will ‘crash’ again. The bug never happens when I manually go into the color wheel and click the eye dropper button, so I think the bug is linked to the gesture shortcut that I can’t seem to turn off.

The bug isn’t a super big deal, but it is a little annoying, especially if you do like to use that shortcut and keep it switched on, and it is irritating to have my work interrupted because I have to restart the app. It would be great if the developers could fix it in the next update. Otherwise, the app is great for drawing and sketching and I would definitely recommend it.

Developer Response

Hi Kjolblk, you are the second person in two days who have come across this issue. Would you mind submitting a ticket? This will provide a way for our devs and support to contact you, if they have any further questions. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention! (https://support.sketchbook.com/hc/requests/new?ticket_form_id=149598)

Information

Seller
Autodesk
Size
175.6 MB
Category
Entertainment
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Autodesk Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Tools $0.99
  2. Monthly Subscription $4.99
  3. Annual Subscription $29.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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