"This application is so simple I almost dismissed it. Then I was showing it to a friend and blew them away. I never knew I could sketch before using this app. Well done!"

"Very unobtrusive but elegant. Someone really got it right with this one. Perfect."

Draw bold, expressive sketches with a few quick strokes of your finger... With Sketji, you can make spontaneous, dramatic thick/thin lines with natural-looking textures.

Drawings made with Sketji are somewhat like Sumi-e, the ancient Asian art of ink brush drawing, where the essence of the subject is captured in just a few deft strokes. In fact, your resulting drawings may often look reminiscent of Japanese or Chinese calligraphy, and exhibit a surprising gestural beauty and grace. Sketji is designed to simulate the look & feel of a huge brush loaded with jet black India ink... even stick figures look great when drawn with such an expressive brush!

And it's easy: just draw slowly for a thin, precise line, or speed up for a powerful, bold dash... even within the same stroke!

Sketji was created by an Academy Award winning Disney artist, Eric Daniels. It's not a huge, full-featured art program; rather it's designed to be a simple & fun "quick sketch" medium... Perfect for doing a quick doodle while waiting for a latte, or a fun gesture drawing of your neighbor walking her dog.

Sketji excels at quick sketches, but by working back and forth between light and dark areas, you can also create sophisticated, shaded drawings which look as though they were done with charcoal or pastels.

Try it -- you may be more of an artist than you think!

What's New

Version 1.21

Now you can share your artwork in FULL-RESOLUTION!
(Of course, you can still send a smaller version suitable for social networks and SMS if you'd like.)

THANK YOU to all my wonderful Sketjists for pointing out that omission! I owe ya...

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Cartooning And Doodles


Okay, it took a minute to catch on because this app is so simple. Fast strokes are thick and dark, slower strokes are slim and light. Use the eraser to adjust the quality of shades and width. It is a lot of fun and the quality of art you can produce in seconds is simple yet vivid and charming. I love it so much I am making a series from it for a book .

Simple, graceful, beautiful


But this app. If you don't think you can draw, Sketji will prove you wrong. Totally usable on an iPhone and powerful on a Retina iPad. Thank you!

If you can come up with a 'thumb/smudge' tool that feels half as natural as the brush and eraser or zooming in later versions, that would be awesome. As is, it's the best bargain among the drawing apps.



I could almost smell crayon/oil pastel!
If you please, I do wish I could zoom in to see details, even as I would look close while drawing on real paper.



Aerfish LLC
32.3 MB
Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Basque, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 Aerfish


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