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Have you always wished you could draw better but never found the time? Can you only draw stick figures?

ShadowDraw is the easiest way to learn how to draw with your iPad and Apple Pencil. Rediscover your creativity and learn to draw great art in minutes.

Designed to work best with the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro. It's perfect for beginners and coloring book lovers!

Improve Your Drawing Skills - Beginners Welcome!

ShadowDraw's innovative software reveals exactly how artists draw step-by-step and lets you discover their latest techniques. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Watch the Artist Draw
Watch the artist draw step-by-step and see each line come to life right before your eyes.

2. Follow Along
Each line drawn by the original artist magically appears and invites you to follow along with your stylus. When ShadowDraw senses you have mastered the line, the next step in the tutorial will appear.

3. Save & Share 
You did it! Congratulations! Now you are ready to share your drawing as an image, animated GIF or time-lapse video with your friends.

Featured Artists

Four artists will teach you their techniques in these free tutorials so you can learn to draw just like them:

・Graham Shaw: A TEDx Speaker with 17 million views teaches you easy-to-learn cartooning.

・Holly Jayne: An Etsy artist teaches you how to draw her cute lovable characters.

・Dan Bigelow: A concept artist shows you how to draw and have a good laugh along the way.

・Debbyie Jollineau: An art teacher gives you a step by step approach to drawing realistic animals.

Follow us on Instagram @shadowdraw as we will have more features and great art by more artists coming your way in future updates :) If you share your art on Instagram mention @shadowdraw to also share your art with us.

By downloading ShadowDraw, you'll have a hand in making a new way to draw possible.

ShadowDraw is patent pending.

What's New

Version 1.4

New feature! You can now add your own finishing touches to any drawing. When you complete a tutorial simply select Customize Drawing to add more detail to your drawing.

More art coming soon too. Let us know what you think :)

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Has potential


The app is a good start, and can be fun, especially with more artists added. I have two suggestions to make it more useful. First, when starting a new drawing, it is imperative to have a faint outline of the actual finished drawing in the background. I just spent like 10 minutes drawing the squirrel, except for most of it, I was just scribbling circles and lines without knowing how they related to the final product. To learn to sketch, I need to know how to look at an image and break it down into those lines and circles. Just blindly scribbling doesn’t help a lot. Also, with the more complex drawings, at times, the artist’s next line is a dot somewhere on the page of scribbles and I can’t find where to make the next line, so I have to just randomly draw until I find out where the dot was, as the drawing won’t continue until you match the artists lines.

So far so good!


Haven’t completed too many drawings yet but needed to give kudos, I had been looking for an app almost exactly like this! As for the reviewer complaining that this isn’t how you learn to draw, speak for yourself. There are plenty of different ways to learn how to draw, and ultimately muscle-memory is a big factor as well, and I like that they guide you step-by-step how another animator would draw, it’s a perfectly suitable way to learn to draw (and yes, I’ve taken sketch courses before, many many many years ago, hence why I was looking for an app like this).

So far can’t really say anything negative, it works perfectly smooth; the user interface could use some livening up but that’s just cosmetic junk, it works and is easy to navigate and use.

What's the point


If you want to learn to draw, this isn't the way. How is tracing line by line supposed to teach anything? If you want to learn to draw by tracing things (stupid, but possibly helpful) at least make sure that you can see the whole picture as you trace to help you visualize the shapes! Unless someone can prove me otherwise, this is about the worst, most pointless excuse for "art lessons". Waste your time tracing all this, but it won't help you draw later when you're doing it on your own.


Shadow Draw
44.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Shadow Draw Inc.


  • Family Sharing

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

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