Available exclusively on the App Store, meticulously designed to be beautifully powerful and painstakingly engineered for the 64-bit CPU and multi-core GPU of iPad — Inspire Pro delivers an incredibly fast and realistic painting, drawing and sketching experience that you can take with you wherever you go and use whenever inspiration strikes.

Our proprietary painting engine Sorcery™, based on OpenGL, takes full advantage of the GPU to render brush strokes with brilliant 64-bit color, laser-sharp sub-pixel precision and insanely fast speed. While the strokes of a wet oil paint brush look beautiful on their own, the breathtaking blending effects of a dry brush will absolutely stun you. Graze the canvas with just a bit of pressure to add a subtle blur to your artwork or use stronger pressure to actually mix existing colors on the canvas together to create new ones.

With no instruction manual or handbook required, whether you are a beginner, expert or somewhere in-between, you will enjoy the simplicity and power of the most intuitive and compelling illustration app for iPad, Inspire Pro.

• 80 high quality brushes to choose from, divided into 8 useful sets: Oil Paint, Airbrushes, Basic Shapes, Graphite Pencils, Wax Crayons, Markers, Chalk and Textures
• 70 more brushes are available in the Inspire Pro Shop, divided into 7 sets: Complex Shapes, Paint Splatter, Spray Paint, Shape Outlines, Charcoal, Patterns and Pastels & Conté
• All brushes can be used as a Wet Brush, Dry Brush (Blending) or Eraser
• Over 20 different settings are available to customize brush strokes with powerful versatility and variation

• Sorcery™, the fastest 64-bit painting engine on the App Store
• Full-fledged Apple Pencil support for pressure, tilt angle and orientation
• Smart Keyboard support with over 20 context-sensitive keyboard shortcuts
• Create a canvas of any size up to 16K (64MP) on iPad Pro
• Dual-texture brushes
• 64-bit color
• All device orientations are supported all the time — switch from portrait to landscape painting with ease
• 1000 levels of undo and redo are available
• Touch and slide hotspots can be used to quickly change brush size, opacity and pressure without opening a menu
• The eyedropper tool can be used with a touch and hold gesture to select paint colors from the canvas
• The canvas can be moved around, rotated and zoomed in and out up to 6400%
• Create a painting right within the Messages app, starting from a blank canvas or an image from your Photos

Canvas Playback Video Recording
• Brush strokes are automatically recorded as you paint without any delay
• You can play the video of your artwork being created stroke-by-stroke directly in the gallery
• Exported videos are high quality HD at up to 1080p resolution

Color Picker
• Choose any paint color you can dream of with the intuitive color picker
• HSB and RGB sliders accompany a large color circle, color square and opacity slider
• Your latest colors are saved to a palette automatically while you paint
• You can also save your favorite colors to a palette with drag and drop

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What's New

Version 3.6.3

Several bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Love the app


I've been using this app for about two years & I love it. I just got the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. The Pencil works well with the app, even with an otterbox defender case on it.
I would ask the developers if they could add a palm rejection feature so I can rest my palm on the writing surface without leaving marks. And a ruler, like they have in Apple Notes would be great. Thanks

The developers got back to me and told me how in the gestures menu, you can set it so only the Apple Pencil leaves
Any strokes. I'm pleased to say that it works great! Thanks so much in responding so quickly to my query. If I could give you guys a higher rating then a 5-star, I definitely would.

Developer Response

Very glad it worked for you, thanks again!

Love it but missing one key feature


Layers. You can’t have a serious drawing app without layers. I love this app because it’s incredibly realistic and I love that you can paint and blend like you could in real life but that’s part of the problem. When you try to paint backgrounds, it’s great. But anything else? That’s when it gets hard. I would like to see layers because when you try to blend other things besides the background it blends into the background wether you like it or not. If you had layers you could just create another layer and not have your paint blend into anything that’s not in that layer. Other than that, though, the app is great. Keep up the good work. 👍 🎨🖍

Wow. Truly impressed.


I’ve downloaded many painting apps, but this one is different. It is realistic, and has a wide variety of color and brush selections. My only complaint is there are so many options, but many are locked. What? Also, comic ability? Lines for comic squares, maybe some speech bubbles. Also, I would like to somehow post my artwork on a page within this app. Thank you for reading, and creators, please make these changes. Other than that, this rate stays five stars.

In-App Purchases

Paint Splatter Brush Set

Release all of your stress onto the canvas


Charcoal Brush Set

The ultimate set of tools for sketch artists


Pastels & Conté Brush Set

Create art with fine detail and rich colors



327.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 snowCanoe
In-App Purchases
  1. Paint Splatter Brush Set $1.99
  2. Charcoal Brush Set $1.99
  3. Spray Paint Brush Set $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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