Because beautiful tools make beautiful drawings, we endlessly refined Sketches brushes to create the most realistic drawing and painting tools.

With a modern and lean UI, Sketches is the most versatile and user-friendly sketching app available on Mac.

Features :
Over 20 ultra realistic tools
Incredibly realistic watercolor wet brushes
Smart Brush Editor
Color Eyedropper
Import photos

Stylus support
Sketches interface has been designed from the ground up with styluses in mind and the tools all support pressure.

Sketches more advanced features and tools are available in a Pro, paid bundle :

Unlimited layers to simplify your task
Export as psd files

List of tools :
- Pen
- Rotring
- Felt Pen
- Pen Brush
- Oil Pastel
- Watercolor Dry and Wet brushes (Pro)
- Acrylic brush
- Airbrush
- Eraser
- Area and Filling tool
- Patterns (Pro)
- Cutter (Pro)
- Smudge tool (Pro)
- Ruler (Pro)

What's New

Version 4.0

New: load and save of multilayer PSD as native file.
Good news for screen tablet users: we added a much better handling of 2 screens setup.
Added Chinese languages

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Honestly my favorite but,


Okay so I have to say that I absolutely love this application. I use it for all of my commissions, and everybody seems to be happy with the results. But I recently got a new computer, set it up, and restored my purchases and what not. I began working on a piece for a friend, and was about to start coloring when the app crashed. Now I get it, this is partially on me because I had forgotten to save every now and then, but 3 hours of work, just gone. I am still extremely frustrated, because I had put a lot of work into the piece that I lost, and I just dont know if I have the motivation to start it again. Worst experience I’ve ever had with this app, but I’ll still continue to use it because I have paid for it, and have done some remarkable pieces in the past. Sorry for the partially bad review, but it’s stilla wonderful app.

Developer Response

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write us.
We're always eager to hear from our users and we will look into that.
Best regards.
The Tayasui dev team

Love these brushes BUT


I found out about you guys when you started out on iPad years ago and I loved that you were making almost everything available to customers. I remember thinking how trendy you were also with the flat design of your UI but now I hate say, I think you guys should update your UI. Now that competitor apps are coming onbaord onto your domain of the app world I think it would be beneficial to give you app a bit more up to date UI. With the new power of the iPad Pro early this year, I think its safe to lift the curtains of trying to look like an iPad app and more of a fully capable app. I know the performance is there but I can’t get excited about choosing your app over others. Hope I wasn’t too harsh. Thanks.

Need to reset

Mustache superman 1243

i started using this app and loved it until i accidentally got rid of the color bar and a few other tool options. i can’t get them back and now the app is frankly useless. It is hard to delete a drawing or start over because you have to click the screen and thats often confused with just clicking to draw. So, when im trying to delete my drawing im just dotting the page…this app started off well until I realized I couldn't get back the tools I needed and I couldn't delete drawings or start over. If there was a way to reset the app than that would be fine, but it doesn’t seem there is a way. Please fix this. Please.


yann le coroller
76.6 MB
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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