Draw anything with a grid!

Sketch Grid overlays a grid on a selected area of your picture allowing you to transfer the key lines to paper easily.

Sketch Grid allows you to:

- Choose any area of your image as your composition
- Change the grid size from two by two to eight by eight (six on iPhone)
- Display a "sketch view" - outlining the lines in the picture on a white background
- Remove the controls for a clean full-screen view of you composition
- Make the most of your screen size by automatically orienting the image the right way.
- Keep the composed image by pressing the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously - that takes a screenshot in your photo library

Get yours and get creative!

Please note! - This is not a square grid - the grid you draw on the canvas has to have the same ratio as the one on screen (which the app displays for you)

What's New

Version 1.9

Allow switching between a square grid and a proportional (rectangular) grid. Use the icon in the navigation bar of the Draw screen to toggle between the two.

Ratings and Reviews

Works wonders.


I’m a professional watercolor artist and use the grid as an easy guide for drawing my underpaintings. Love that it gives the user an aspect ratio so the grid is easily replicated on paper. Can be glitchy sometimes, but nothing an app reset hasn’t ever fixed. This app is a must for my workflow.

Developer Response

Very happy to hear this! Many thanks for your review :)

Excellent; grid automatically splits the canvas vertically and horizontally


This is the perfect grid system for artists. Defining the area over which the grid will be imposed is easily done by a drag button. Pinching the grid increases the number of demarcations. Except for the 3x3 grid, the app applies a centerline grid vertically and horizontally. It's great, but see below.

Update: the shape of the picture to grid can be custom sized to any proportion of width to height. However, there is no indication of what the ratio of width to height is in the grid window that is being defined, making it a little difficult to match the cropped picture in the device with the canvas you are using. It would be great if there is a 1.0 number shown on, say, the height axis, and the app shows what the ratio on the width (e.g., 1.3,) and this changes as the grid window is adjusted. Once the shapes of the grid window and the canvas are matched, the grids not being perfectly square would be less of an issue.

Trick to using this that some don't know


I've noticed that some people reviewing grid drawing apps don't realize that an iPad or iPhone can take a screenshot of the current screen... with your grid over your image! Then you just print it out and you're good to go. This is very much worth the money.


supple software ltd
5.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012, 2014 supple software ltd


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

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