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 weavesilk.com, 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 (www.fantasio.info) and the silk eye was drawn by Daniel Coonfield.
Support for the new 11-inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil 2 — double-tap the pencil to toggle the eraser, switch tools, or bring up the color palette.
Ratings and Reviews
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 ,
Hello, this is the original Silk — whoever made the app named "Silk Paints" took the name. I can help you with some of the features you mention, though, as Silk has plenty to offer:
- For more brushes, including multibrushes, see the top right corner.
- All of the symmetries available at the bottom left, and there are many colors and color palettes to choose from at the bottom right; just tap to access them.
You can also drag from one color to another to blend colors together.
I hope this improves your enjoyment of Silk.
- Yuri Vishnevsky
- 31.6 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, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, 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, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular,and iPod touch (6th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Yuri Vishnevsky
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.