10 Best Drawing Apps for iPad

iPad has become the favorite digital canvas to paint, draw, and sketch and now the combination of iPad Pro and Apple Pencil is like dream come true for various artists from all over the world. There are many drawing apps to help channel everyone’s passion for drawing. Many people like drawing, for some it’s their passion. And for everyone, we have selected the best drawing apps so that you can enjoy drawing on your iPads. The Top 10 Best Apps for iPad are:

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If you believe that simplicity is best then this is the app for you. Paper might lacks in some features which its competitors have but it brings iPad drawing mainstream. You can create and customize notebooks, add pages to them, and share your drawings with paper community.

And if you want to know about its features then paper gives you five drawing tools, an eraser, color palettes, color mixers, basic zoom, and cool Undo-Redo gestures. Earlier some of the tools were not free but now everything is free to use.

If you want more tools than that of paper is giving then Tayasui Sketches is the App for you. Tayasui sketches is a medium app i.e. neither its beginner app nor its professional app. Tayasui sketches gives you more drawing tools, ability to import images, layers support, and options to add patterns and texts to name just a few. But most of the people who just want a quick sketching tool might give up before they do. This app is free but if you upgrade you can have more tools and features.

Adobe Photoshop sketch app as you can guess from name is Adobe’s product and is much similar to Adobe’s other apps. This is a Adobe version of paper with deeper support to other Adobe’s product. It’s free but you have to log in using Adobe account to unlock all the features.

The additional feature about this app is that it allows users to send their sketches to illustrator and Photoshop, integrates with Behance and Creative iCloud library, has built-in graphs and perspective grids and lets user create custom brushes from photos.

Asketch is the drawing app that allows you to focus on your drawing instead of interrupting with tools. You have one drawing tool with color options, one eraser; undo button, gallery and trash. In this app, all is up to your creativity and skills.

For more serious painting here are the apps:

AutoDesk is one of the best apps in all these apps. Its name behind AutoCad, the most used 2D and 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) app. One unique thing about AutoDesk Sketchbook is that you have all the screen property as your canvas. You can summon the tools using taps and gestures.

AutoDesk Sketchbook is available for both desktop and mobile on all major platforms. It’s available free with the option to upgrade to pro tools in all platforms with a single Pro membership. Its latest version already supports Apple Pencil.

Procreate is award-winning drawing application and is only for iOS. It started in the earlier days of iPad and has evolved into one of the most favorite drawings app for iPad. The most outstanding thing about Procreate is its fast performance. The developer of Procreate created its own painting engine called silica and claims it to be the fastest 64 bit painting engine for iOS.

Pixelmator started as a photo editor on Mac then dubbed as the lighter Photoshop alternative, the recent version of pixelmator can also do painting and vector drawing. It can be very capable painting app.

Inspire pro differentiates itself from all other apps as its main focus is on oil paintings. Its ability to create oil-painting-like drawing and experience is its most amazing factor. This app also uses its own painting engine named sorcery and touts its ultra-fast rendering.

For more precise drawing

Adobe Illustrator Draw was formerly known as Adobe Ideas incorporated precision drawing tools from now discontinued Adobe Illustrator Line. You can draw perfect lines, circles and curves and you can also draw in perspective mode. The main focus of this app is on vector drawing so that result can be scalable. And you have all the features that an Adobe app has.

Concepts is more than just a drawing app, it’s a CAD drawing tool for touch screen. It’s so specific that you can even measure every element of your drawing and scale it to your desire. You can also export your drawing as vector drawing (SVG), ready to print image (PNG) and even AutoCad friendly DXF. The app is available for free with the option to upgrade to unlock more tools and features.

Neha Sharma is an experienced technical content writer. She is working with a computer repair service provider company and likes to write unique and informative articles on latest technology and apps. In this article, she discusses about “Best Drawing Apps for iPad”. Keep in touch with her to know more tips and tricks about Apple Support Services and Linksys Routers.


Originally published at www.livepcgeeks.us on January 8, 2016.

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