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Make Pixel Art is a game-like drawing environment focused on creating low-res pixelized drawings.

It's easy enough for kids to use, but fully featured enough for designers and game developers! Perfect for making avatars, Minecraft skins, sprite sheets, cross-stitch patterns, icons, and retro doodles.

"Like Photoshop for aspiring 8-bit artists."
-- The Austin American-Statesman

Use drawing tools specifically designed for the creation of pixel art to create low resolution masterpieces. With multiple layers, advanced copy and paste tools, a magical outliner, and a unique color picker, making pixel art has never been easier. New features include 5 isometric tools to create 3-D landscapes and "save to camera roll," to export your pictures.

Make Pixel Art also includes a unique inventory system that allows you to create and collect an inventory of pixel art components. The built in Pixel Shop contains hundreds of free pixel art pieces for you to use, with pixel art collections from professional pixel artists, and new pieces added daily.

What's New

Version 1.2

Hello pixel artists!

This version fixes several bugs, and improves compatibility with iOS 4.3 and iOS 5.1. We recommend that everyone install this update!

We are working on a big update for next time with several new features and improvements. In the meantime, we are adding new pixels to the pixel shop every day, and highlighting the best drawings on our blog. Take a look! (http://makepixelart.tumblr.com)

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5

36 Ratings

36 Ratings

So how's that big update?


I'm absolutely excited to see what's in store for Make Pixel Art. Though I'm hoping to see it soon since I ran into some issues. One is that the app occasionally crashes when I multitask with another app for a reference picture. The big problem is that it's stuck on the loading screen upon opening the app, as if it's covering the main menu. Hopefully you can get all this fixed and improved as iOS 10 rolled in

Way better than just awesome!


To all of you out there who are looking for an amazing pixel art creator, you have reached your destination. This great app gives you all the tools needed to turn you imagination into a reality. Hundreds of colors to choose from, and outstanding tools give you the ability to draw whatever you picture in a matter of minutes.

This is a very good app!


I've been looking for a good app like this for a while. It's not perfect, but the best one I've seen so far short of a counted cross stitch app for Windows. It needs a better way to import colors from existing pics and a way to import pics in general. Maybe an RGB way to pick colors too. Still, I love it! It sure beats coloring in Excel.


3.1 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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