Draw beautiful flowing art with Silk. With Silk's award-winning magic brush, anyone can be an artist. Featured by Apple as one of their favorite apps.

Relax, express yourself, and create mandalas and wallpapers. With the swish of a finger, Silk strands mingle and fuse, weaving together into wonderful works of art.

Silk supports all iPhones and iPads, is enhanced for 3D touch, and specifically designed for the Apple Pencil. Buy once, run everywhere!

"I can't believe even someone like me can create something cool looking in this thing. That's amazing!" ~ nickknw
"Awesome! All I can think is woahdude." ~ MayhemMark

- The official app of the award-winning website, with millions of users
- High-resolution export for poster prints or wallpapers
- Eraser, a rainbow color, many new color palettes
- Optimized for larger iPhones, iPad, and iPad Pro
- Support for the Apple Pencil and 3D touch
- Great for artists and non-artists alike
- Cross-platform: play on your iPhone/iPod touch, iPad, and iPad Pro
- Original music and sound created for Silk
- Create gorgeous wallpapers with the swish of a finger.

The creature sketch in the iPhone screenshots was drawn by Oliver Wetter ( and the silk eye was drawn by Daniel Coonfield.

What's New

Version 2.718924

The last release was an iOS 11 update.

This release brings a fix to the app store icon. Apple decided this change must be delivered as an app update, so... Here we are.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Best app I've ever bought


This app is spectacular! Creates beautiful art and anyone can do it. No matter how artistic you feel you are, this app will enable you to create a myriad of wonderful intricate creations, with endless possibilities. I agree with another reviewer who said that if you have anxiety, this app will help you. The calming music, the visual majesty, and the interactive design process will soothe you and center you in the moment. Let go of your regrets, let go of the melancholy nostalgia of hindsight, let go of the past, let go of nervous thoughts about the future, let go of your worries and predictions - rest and float happily here in the present. Sometimes we need a break from the constant stream of analysis and the reflexive judgements we make subconsciously about everything we see or experience - We need to experience for a while without evaluating or appraising or labeling anything and this is an experience like that. Don't think - just listen to the music and let your fingers move. Believe me. This is meditating without meditating. And it's worth every penny.

I love this app. It's so satisfying.


So beautiful. So smooth and flowy. Such a rich opportunity for creativity. I can play with it for hours. This latest version allows many more permutations than the previous version. More line quality choices, and more colors. My only suggestion for further developments is please add more dark colors. Like the black, where dark gets laid over light. Currently, the only truly dark color is the black. The other dark colors have dark "thumbnails" in the color picker, but when used they lay down light. It would be nice if there were subtle dark colors to paint over the top of bright areas. An eggplant purple, a navy blue, a deep olive green, a rich deep umber, etc. Thank you for making this app, it is such a delight!

Perhaps Not Up to Silk Paints


Silk Paints (the other Silk Paint) was, and is, the opportunity to create original art. This app is for the artistically challenged whose only chance for creative balance is in turning the canvas into a mirror image. Frankly a duck could draw a masterpiece. Download the other app and enjoy the difference.

Thank you for your comments, Yuri. Perhaps Apple would do an article in the App Store using some of my work, then you might be able to jack the price on Silk Paint. Let me know where I could forward some of my stuff to you. My art has been in Mac shows and in national mags. As a rule i keep it off of the Net, but I would make an exception for some of my Silk Paint art—as long as Apple identifies my art with my name.

Developer Response


Silk actually came before Silk Paints by quite some time; it's been around in one form or another for seven years.

There are multiple brushes — see the top right corner — and they are all free.

There are many symmetries available at the bottom left, and many colors and color palettes available at the bottom right; just tap to access them.

I hope this improves your enjoyment of Silk.



Yuri Vishnevsky
33.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch (6th generation).
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Yuri Vishnevsky


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