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Sketchbook

Sketchbook

Sketchbook

Sketch and paint on your device with the feel and freedom of drawing on paper

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    I am working towards becoming a professional comic book artist. When I first started sketching the human figure, I quickly grew to love the Autodesk SketchBook for its precision and ease of use. Even today, I still rely on it!
    img by Stefan
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Graphic design software tends to cost a fortune. As a beginner, you'd rather not spend 100's of dollars on the most famous names. Reach for a cost-effective option instead and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the wealth of tools available.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you want to bring your cartoons to life, you’ll want to have 10s of drawing tools at your disposal. SketchBook has a wide range of pencils, markers, pens, brushes, and more, so you can add all the colors, textures, and details you want to your cartoons.
    img by Amor
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Empty nesters must stay positive and keep busy to cope with the absence of their children who’ve moved on in life. One way to keep the mind busy and positive is learning how to draw and paint. In just 30 days, you’ll be able to work on at least 4 drawings every week.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When you’re planning to become an architect, you want to have paper with you 365 days of the year. That’s not always possible, so having an app on your phone for sketches and ideas is the next best thing.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Technology has made it easy for those who're interested in art, but artistically challenged to master the art of drawing or painting. With over 100 tips, guides and tutorials, SketchBook can help you learn the basics of digital drawing and painting to kick off your journey to becoming a pro artist.
    img by Kim
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You don't need to spend 100s of dollars on art supplies to create your very own modern art. All the tools you need can be contained in a simple app. Its intuitive interface will let you create abstract, expressionist, cubist art - or a mix of any of the above.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Sensitivity can strike anyone at any moment. However, even drawing, sketching, or painting for just 30 minutes can take your mind off of your feelings, and your phone now makes it easy for even the least artistic types!
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Randomly starting work on a 16x8 ft wall is an excellent recipe for disaster. So many things can go wrong without a clear vision. Use a sketching app to map out your ideas and do some preparatory studies for your project.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Only 5 seconds are enough to ruin your otherwise perfect dessert. In order to avoid the risk of a wonky-looking decoration, it is best to sketch your ideas beforehand and know exactly what you want your cake to look like.
    img by Ijeoma
    1 year ago
  • Jul 8, 2021

    By Logan Gibson
    The issues introduced with the previous update have been fixed. Thank you for listening to us and fixing it. I'm still not giving it a full 5 stars because the Copic colors were taken away and not replaced with anything. We don't need the Copic colors, but a comprehensive color list would be nice. It would also be nice to have saveable color palettes. Again, thank you so much for fixing the app and making it useable again.
  • Love it! But please add tools Mar 3, 2020

    By Emmimid
    I absolutely love this app! It’s by far the best free drawing app out there... it has so many tools and features, and preset colors are really handy. It’s also really easy to edit with, surprisingly. So it does more than just draw with a little help of copy and pasting of layers. My phone has a pretty small screen, (iPhone 5s) but with a stylus, it’s actually pretty easy to draw real art. And it has so many brushes. And the app runs super smoothly on my phone. And a bonus, no annoying ads. No in-app purchases. I absolutely love that, and is yet another reason why I love this app. I also really love the design of the app, once you get the hang of what it can do it’s so easy. And the clean minimalist appearance is really nice. My recommendation for future updates, there isn’t really a way to just blend colors. Sure there are brushes with that affect, but it would be so helpful if there was a blender that just blurred the colors together instead of smearing them; a brush that isn’t supposed to resemble any real-life brush. If you could add that it would be so helpful! Also when I save a drawing to my camera roll, the quality is reduced from what it was in the app, So normally I just screenshot my art instead. But if you could fix this issue I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for this amazing app. I definitely recommend.
  • Great sketching app! Feb 9, 2018

    By Kjolblk
    Great app! I’ve had this app maybe for a month but I already love it. The features are a lovely mix of creative and technical that I can really appreciate. I also love that you can purchase the extra tools without having to commit to some yearly payment plan. I’ve only found one bug so far that keeps this review from being five stars. When I first started using the app, I noticed that using the hold-touch-eyedropper function, even by accident, would cause the app to effectively crash. I could still access all of my projects, but none of the tools would make any mark whatsoever until I went out of the app, closed it out, and restarted it. After I turned the long-hold-touch shortcut off, the bug didn’t pop up as often, but every once in a while, it still does act like I’ve activated the eyedropper and the app will ‘crash’ again. The bug never happens when I manually go into the color wheel and click the eye dropper button, so I think the bug is linked to the gesture shortcut that I can’t seem to turn off. The bug isn’t a super big deal, but it is a little annoying, especially if you do like to use that shortcut and keep it switched on, and it is irritating to have my work interrupted because I have to restart the app. It would be great if the developers could fix it in the next update. Otherwise, the app is great for drawing and sketching and I would definitely recommend it.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Rachael Johnson
    EDIT: Sketchbook has followed up its June 30th update with the fixes the app desperately needed - they kept their word about cleaning it up, and I GREATLY appreciate it! Sketchbook is the best app for, well, sketching, that I've used over the (many) years, and I'm glad that it's usable again. Time will tell if it still crashes on me, but I'm cautiously optimistic about it.
  • My favorite art app :> Sep 27, 2020

    By 💜💜anmals💜💜
    I have used lots of art apps but this one is my ultimate favorite :>. I really like this app and I use it a lot for my art. I’m not really sure the reason I like this app so much, it might be because it has a nice loose/free feel like the way I draw. All I know is that different artists have different styles and like different art apps (if they use art apps), so look around and find an app that works for you! Just keep trying and you’ll find what works best for you :>. Just some suggestions for things to add to this app are an option to have a grid on the canvas to help you line things up (if this is already a feature and I just can’t find it then sorry, I'm being dumb). I don’t know why, but when I draw on paper with grids or lines my art looks better than on paper without a grid. I think it helps me line up my art and see where I should put parts of my art :>. Another thing that would be a great addition to this wonderful app is the “fill” option filling in lines that are on a separate layer. I like to keep my layers really separate (like, REALLY really) so it would be great if this was a feature :>. It doesn’t need to be, though, just a suggestion. Thank you to the fantastic developers and the company who made this app, I really enjoy it and hope you keep up the good work!! :D
  • Excellent App, a Couple Suggestions Jun 21, 2018

    By TheTRUEgge
    This is a fantastic drawing app, and I am continually astounded by the things it can do. It doesn’t lag even when I have an admittedly absurd number of layers hanging about, and the line correction tool is extremely well-done. However, there are a couple of things I think this app would benefit from. As a webcomic artist, I would personally really like the ability to import new fonts- until then, I’m stuck doing my formatting in photoshop, which works, but using two different applications (On two different systems, notably) is not ideal. Additionally, I would love to be able to ‘favorite’ tools from various classes and have a personalized toolbar where they are- this would save me a lot of time scrolling through the options and remembering which brush I really liked that one time. I would also really like an easy way to copy/paste selected areas on the mobile version (I do all my work on an iPad Pro and it works fantastically), and maybe an easier way to make straight lines symmetrical to the edges of the frame- the only way I’ve found to work consistently is the rectangle tool, which isn’t always the best option. In any case, I adore this app, and I’m really happy that the full version is now completely free. I can’t wait to see the new features you implement in the future.
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Charlotte Mann
    I love this, it's always my go-to drawing app. Yet, I am pretty irritated that they removed the copic colours, as I always found those very useful. The wide range of tools is great, the functionality of the app is smooth and easy, and the user-friendly experience is wonderful. Really, the only problem that I have is the one that I've mentioned — that the copic colours have been removed. I hope they come back again.
  • It works better than ol’ SketchBook Xpress Oct 23, 2017

    By BARninja24
    About a year ago, I downloaded the SketchBook Xpress app a couple of days after I got my very own iPad Pro, it worked just like the one I have on my Mac computer, but as the months passed, the SBX app told me to ask the developer of this app to update it or just continue with it’s current version, I went to the App Store and this one had no new updates, so I was cool with drawing my digital art in that current version anyway, but a year later after I got my own iPad Pro, I updated my iPad Pro to iOS 11, and when that SketchBook Xpress does not work with iOS 11 updates, it put me back to my home page, and then I started looking around to see if I could find my old drawing app’s name and see if I could update it from there, it was not on the App Store anymore, so I came across this app, watched three of it’s demonstration videos, and so I deleted my SketchBook Xpress app good bye, and gave this new app a try, and... it actually works better than the ol’ SBX app did once, and I’m already getting the hang of using this new drawing app, I feel like I have much better control on the Autodesk Sketchbook app than I did the SketchBook Xpress app, so I like this one now, I’m still learning how to use it, but I know I’m to love this new drawing app from this day forward.
  • Could use some improvements Jan 15, 2019

    By ElegantParadox
    As a hobby artist, this app is great for my doodling and sketching needs. It’s fairly intuitive and I love the variety of brushes with the option of customization for endless types of brushes. I also really appreciate the Copic brushes and colors because I’ve always loved the color selection of copies but have never been able to afford them. I do have some suggestions and bugs though. I seem to be unable to rotate my phone and get the canvas to rotate, which is rather annoying. I checked that my rotation lock was off, but it wouldn’t flip. Another issue I have is with the brush library. I tried multiple times to move my favorite brushes from different sets into “basics”, which is quickest to access, but sometimes, it randomly deletes brushes and I don’t know why. It’s really quite frustrating because I have to go into preferences and reset my brush library every time it happens. I’d like to be able to create my own custom library sections to store my favorite brushes, or simply add a “favorite” button and copy any brushes that I tag as my favorite to a section that resides at the top of the library. All in all, it’s a good app and I’ll definitely keep using it, but I could be made more intuitive and easy to use. Also, huge thanks and kudos for making this app free, I really appreciate it when good tech is available for free.
  • It’s great! Jan 15, 2021

    By SprinkleBeargirl aka.
    So I keep on seeing negative reviews, but for one, there’s a line stabilizer AND a shape making tool, so you’re be able to draw cleanly. Also, even though it took me a while to get a hang of this app, but you can edit and personalize each brush(tool) and get your strokes to go from thick to thin, along with other things that other expensive softwares have. Those other things include being adding patterns, being making your own tool sets, being able to use the lasso to move parts of the art piece that you’re making, and having a lot of specific tools such as say Japanese brushes. You can find those. And pattern tools, to prevent recoloring of your art. And If you didn’t know, there used to be an Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, but the creators decided to improve the user experience and added all of those ‘pro’ features to the free version. I’ve seen art that I would’ve definitely thought was done in another software, and popular artists that use this app to this day. Even the App Store app has a tutorial that uses Autodesk professionally. The type of software doesn’t make the art, it’s the artist that makes the art. So I definitely recommend it, to all artists. Really, this can even be sort of used as a graphic software.
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Daniella Santellano
    I love this app but this recent update seems to have ruined my experience with it. Sometimes it doesn't let me add images to my work and now the app crashes randomly. Today's issue is that it tells me I need to give my permission to access photos, files and storage in order to use the app but my settings say the app already has the permission. I hope the team helps fix this!! This app was working so well before!! Let's just hope it comes back with all my artwork
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Mammadgulu Guliyev
    It was good before the last update, except text function. While adding text, it used to freeze. But after the update, it started closing by itself when I try to use some functions. Definitely there are some bugs and I'm sure that the team is aware of. So, please bring an update to solve the issues, not to create new ones. I'm giving 2 stars, will update when the problems are solved.
  • Jul 6, 2021

    By The.Little.Sheet
    This is a good app for beginner artists to get into the swift of digital art. The brushes and pens are easy to use (I'm sure layers are unlimited, which is an awesome feature!). I've had this app since 2017. This would've been a great app HOWEVER (This error started occuring a week ago) Whenever I open a drawing, I get the message "Oops_Failed to open image" to a drawing I have spent hours on. If this could be fixed I'll be more than happy to raise the rating to a 4 at most. Thank you! :)
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By Oli Howard
    Have used this app for years, and is easily by far the best alternative option out there. The problem is, after updating my android system software, the app decides to crash mid way through work... 5 stars if they could only fix the "oops, failed to open" and the constant crashing. Until then, its slowly becoming unusable. Edit: Update has completely broken the app... lost years of work. Some help on downloading an original or older version would be highly appreciated.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Iggy Fern
    Fine if you don't mind losing all your work every update. I think something similar happened to me the first time I used the app, which put me off it for a while, but I'd forgotten about it by the time I started using it again on this device. Today I was reminded why I got rid of it to begin with, as I've just lost two years worth of art I was working on. This is a horrendous bug that I'm honestly surprised hasn't been fixed yet. Wouldn't recommend this app to any artists tbh.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Happy Sunshine
    WHAT HAPPENED!?! MONTHS of work MISSING! Brushes RESET. FIX PLEASE. Edit: I see a fix on the way. Disappointed about the Copic marker themes. If it was a copyright issue, you could have just renamed it to maintain the integrity and ease of use. I will patiently wait, while exploring other applications, but this is brutal.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Ian Scheil
    Copic colors are gone and the app is officially useless. They are transitioning to higher priced and fully paid version soon. It is horrendous now. Those colors were the only reason I used this app as it was the best one available. Now it's not even remotely close to being ok. I am going to have to dump this app over this and I'm not happy that I PAID FOR THESE COLORS! THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM!!!!
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By Alexandra Van Keteler
    This last update ruined the app. They lost the Copic partnership, which was a huge advantage for this app, all my settings were gone and everytime I try to upload a picture (the Copic color chart, so I can finish my illustration) the app shuts down! Oh, and the cherry on top is that ALL my illustrations vanished, except the one I'm working on! I'm really considering switching to another app
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By bryan marrero
    Very upset :( this WAS my favorite app to create digital sketches and collages, but if the devs don't fix the crashing issue and corruption of existing files I might have to opt for something else. Everytime I add a new image to a layer, start editing, it crashes without fail. Also the name-change was jarring and made me think the app had been uninstalled.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Juan Negueruela
    I've been with this app since I paid for the full version. Yesterday it wouldn't open because it didn't have permission to access the camera. My phone said otherwise. I Uninstaller and reloaded the app. No Copic, no old pieces I was working on, and when I try to undo or change brushes, my app closes. Very disappointing. Get that fixed please. It's too bad, because when it works, it's a great app.
  • img Community
    I am working towards becoming a professional comic book artist. When I first started sketching the human figure, I quickly grew to love the Autodesk SketchBook for its precision and ease of use. Even today, I still rely on it!
    img by Stefan
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Graphic design software tends to cost a fortune. As a beginner, you'd rather not spend 100's of dollars on the most famous names. Reach for a cost-effective option instead and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the wealth of tools available.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you want to bring your cartoons to life, you’ll want to have 10s of drawing tools at your disposal. SketchBook has a wide range of pencils, markers, pens, brushes, and more, so you can add all the colors, textures, and details you want to your cartoons.
    img by Amor
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Empty nesters must stay positive and keep busy to cope with the absence of their children who’ve moved on in life. One way to keep the mind busy and positive is learning how to draw and paint. In just 30 days, you’ll be able to work on at least 4 drawings every week.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When you’re planning to become an architect, you want to have paper with you 365 days of the year. That’s not always possible, so having an app on your phone for sketches and ideas is the next best thing.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Technology has made it easy for those who're interested in art, but artistically challenged to master the art of drawing or painting. With over 100 tips, guides and tutorials, SketchBook can help you learn the basics of digital drawing and painting to kick off your journey to becoming a pro artist.
    img by Kim
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You don't need to spend 100s of dollars on art supplies to create your very own modern art. All the tools you need can be contained in a simple app. Its intuitive interface will let you create abstract, expressionist, cubist art - or a mix of any of the above.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Sensitivity can strike anyone at any moment. However, even drawing, sketching, or painting for just 30 minutes can take your mind off of your feelings, and your phone now makes it easy for even the least artistic types!
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Randomly starting work on a 16x8 ft wall is an excellent recipe for disaster. So many things can go wrong without a clear vision. Use a sketching app to map out your ideas and do some preparatory studies for your project.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Only 5 seconds are enough to ruin your otherwise perfect dessert. In order to avoid the risk of a wonky-looking decoration, it is best to sketch your ideas beforehand and know exactly what you want your cake to look like.
    img by Ijeoma
    1 year ago
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  • Love it! But please add tools Mar 3, 2020

    By Emmimid
    I absolutely love this app! It’s by far the best free drawing app out there... it has so many tools and features, and preset colors are really handy. It’s also really easy to edit with, surprisingly. So it does more than just draw with a little help of copy and pasting of layers. My phone has a pretty small screen, (iPhone 5s) but with a stylus, it’s actually pretty easy to draw real art. And it has so many brushes. And the app runs super smoothly on my phone. And a bonus, no annoying ads. No in-app purchases. I absolutely love that, and is yet another reason why I love this app. I also really love the design of the app, once you get the hang of what it can do it’s so easy. And the clean minimalist appearance is really nice. My recommendation for future updates, there isn’t really a way to just blend colors. Sure there are brushes with that affect, but it would be so helpful if there was a blender that just blurred the colors together instead of smearing them; a brush that isn’t supposed to resemble any real-life brush. If you could add that it would be so helpful! Also when I save a drawing to my camera roll, the quality is reduced from what it was in the app, So normally I just screenshot my art instead. But if you could fix this issue I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for this amazing app. I definitely recommend.
  • My favorite art app :> Sep 27, 2020

    By 💜💜anmals💜💜
    I have used lots of art apps but this one is my ultimate favorite :>. I really like this app and I use it a lot for my art. I’m not really sure the reason I like this app so much, it might be because it has a nice loose/free feel like the way I draw. All I know is that different artists have different styles and like different art apps (if they use art apps), so look around and find an app that works for you! Just keep trying and you’ll find what works best for you :>. Just some suggestions for things to add to this app are an option to have a grid on the canvas to help you line things up (if this is already a feature and I just can’t find it then sorry, I'm being dumb). I don’t know why, but when I draw on paper with grids or lines my art looks better than on paper without a grid. I think it helps me line up my art and see where I should put parts of my art :>. Another thing that would be a great addition to this wonderful app is the “fill” option filling in lines that are on a separate layer. I like to keep my layers really separate (like, REALLY really) so it would be great if this was a feature :>. It doesn’t need to be, though, just a suggestion. Thank you to the fantastic developers and the company who made this app, I really enjoy it and hope you keep up the good work!! :D
  • Excellent App, a Couple Suggestions Jun 21, 2018

    By TheTRUEgge
    This is a fantastic drawing app, and I am continually astounded by the things it can do. It doesn’t lag even when I have an admittedly absurd number of layers hanging about, and the line correction tool is extremely well-done. However, there are a couple of things I think this app would benefit from. As a webcomic artist, I would personally really like the ability to import new fonts- until then, I’m stuck doing my formatting in photoshop, which works, but using two different applications (On two different systems, notably) is not ideal. Additionally, I would love to be able to ‘favorite’ tools from various classes and have a personalized toolbar where they are- this would save me a lot of time scrolling through the options and remembering which brush I really liked that one time. I would also really like an easy way to copy/paste selected areas on the mobile version (I do all my work on an iPad Pro and it works fantastically), and maybe an easier way to make straight lines symmetrical to the edges of the frame- the only way I’ve found to work consistently is the rectangle tool, which isn’t always the best option. In any case, I adore this app, and I’m really happy that the full version is now completely free. I can’t wait to see the new features you implement in the future.
  • It works better than ol’ SketchBook Xpress Oct 23, 2017

    By BARninja24
    About a year ago, I downloaded the SketchBook Xpress app a couple of days after I got my very own iPad Pro, it worked just like the one I have on my Mac computer, but as the months passed, the SBX app told me to ask the developer of this app to update it or just continue with it’s current version, I went to the App Store and this one had no new updates, so I was cool with drawing my digital art in that current version anyway, but a year later after I got my own iPad Pro, I updated my iPad Pro to iOS 11, and when that SketchBook Xpress does not work with iOS 11 updates, it put me back to my home page, and then I started looking around to see if I could find my old drawing app’s name and see if I could update it from there, it was not on the App Store anymore, so I came across this app, watched three of it’s demonstration videos, and so I deleted my SketchBook Xpress app good bye, and gave this new app a try, and... it actually works better than the ol’ SBX app did once, and I’m already getting the hang of using this new drawing app, I feel like I have much better control on the Autodesk Sketchbook app than I did the SketchBook Xpress app, so I like this one now, I’m still learning how to use it, but I know I’m to love this new drawing app from this day forward.
  • It’s great! Jan 15, 2021

    By SprinkleBeargirl aka.
    So I keep on seeing negative reviews, but for one, there’s a line stabilizer AND a shape making tool, so you’re be able to draw cleanly. Also, even though it took me a while to get a hang of this app, but you can edit and personalize each brush(tool) and get your strokes to go from thick to thin, along with other things that other expensive softwares have. Those other things include being adding patterns, being making your own tool sets, being able to use the lasso to move parts of the art piece that you’re making, and having a lot of specific tools such as say Japanese brushes. You can find those. And pattern tools, to prevent recoloring of your art. And If you didn’t know, there used to be an Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, but the creators decided to improve the user experience and added all of those ‘pro’ features to the free version. I’ve seen art that I would’ve definitely thought was done in another software, and popular artists that use this app to this day. Even the App Store app has a tutorial that uses Autodesk professionally. The type of software doesn’t make the art, it’s the artist that makes the art. So I definitely recommend it, to all artists. Really, this can even be sort of used as a graphic software.
  • Very intuitive BUT... Jul 30, 2017

    By SpiritHope
    I recently purchased and iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to use for sketching ideas for painting and to display reference photos while painting. I purchased the top 5 sketchbook apps and have given them a try, Autodesk is my favorite so far and here's why: The interface when you are sketching is very intuitive, especially if you've ever used a Wacom tablet before. It's easy and simple to adjust your brush settings mid-sketch. I was happy with my first sketch experience before purchasing the Pro version but I will say after purchasing it, you do get quite a lot of neat tools. Overall, creating in this app is a breeze and so much fun, I love it! The BUT: The "Gallery" interface where the sketches are stored needs to be improved, the menus and navigations don't make sense and I find myself getting frustrated. My only other gripe is that you cannot use the multiple app feature while in this program. In most of the other sketchbook apps you can pull up a reference picture in Safari or your a Photos and draw while viewing it, but not in this one. If they could allow fully functioning multiple app use I wouldn't have a need or want for any of the other sketchbook apps.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Anna
    EDIT: I am now able to upload photos And all of my art has returned! I will use this app again!/// I used to love this app, used it ALL the time. It's an amazing app, but recent updates have made things complicated. Can't upload any photos, crashes instantly. All of my work has been mysteriously removed! Im very upset, over a years worth of work is gone. Please fix this soon. I know I'm not the only one experiencing these issues. I will edit my review to 5 stars once the issues are resolved.
  • Amazing, few things Nov 3, 2020

    By #warriorcatloverforever
    This app is amazing and it is so nice, not much bugs or anything! Surprisingly this was the first drawing app I had, and I’m really pleased with how simple yet easy it is. But I have a few suggestions. It would be super easy if you could be on another layer, but fill in the shape on a separate layer, without filling I the background. Let me explain it more, if you could like select a shape to color in without being on that layer it would be very useful. Of course I realize that I could take the time and do it right along my line art, but that takes forever, then I have to erase some of the things that went outside the line, and then end up lining up my color again! Then I might want some tabby markings on a cat, and I have to rinse and repeat the process! Even though this is a minor detail that I bumped into, this doesn’t take away the fact that this app is awesome. I hope you see my point in the whole “ color” thing, and I thank you for reading this long thing. Once again this app is truly amazing and I highly recommend it to anyone no matter the skill! And I would like to say thanks to the developers!
  • Enjoyed this app immensely! Feb 11, 2021

    By GGBlockyCloudy201913
    This app is so marvellous! It’s completely free, no interrupting adds, no watermarks and really easy to use. I love how you can access the tutorial and other settings whenever you want. There are so many tools, each for a different use and all are really helpful. Sketchbook has helped me in making so many posters, articles, editing images (yes I use sketchbook for that) and so much more!!. I’m still in lower school and it’s so easy to navigate this thing that I’m obsessed. There has never been a better drawing app in sight. I know this sounds crazy but I use it for more things than it’s purpose for example, adding green screen backgrounds and covering things I don’t want people to see in my photos. Anyways, the point is that sketchbook allows you to do those things at no limits and I recommend this app for everyone. The last thing is they reason I gave this a five start rating was because I have been able to illustrate, draw and get to know sketchbook like no other app to help me write those millions of stories I write. Do not ever change the way you are sketchbook!! Keep it up Autodesk team :)
  • I have a problem, PLEASE HELP! Oct 12, 2019

    By alpacaJin9
    Dear Autodesk Sketchbook developers, I used this app a few months ago, and I had a few nice sketches and drawings that were in my gallery. I really enjoyed it and all the features were easily accessible, making drawing a great experience. The thing is, I never saved the drawings, exported them, shared, etc. They were all on my phone and vulnerable. So, I hadn’t touched the app until recently, when I realized there was a new update. But I had a problem with my Apple ID ( I have an iPhone), and I could not access the app without updating ( which was something I couldn’t do!). In the end, my only choice was to delete and reinstall using a different ID, but all my drawings were gone, sadly. I never had the chance to save them. So is there anything you can do to help me retrieve my sketches, like a backup software or something else. I honestly thought that my drawings would be linked to my account and saved, but it was not. Is this a lost cause, or is there anyway you can help me? Thank you for reading, and I really hope you can help me find a solution to my problem. Sincerely, Concerned user
  • Jul 8, 2021

    By Logan Gibson
    The issues introduced with the previous update have been fixed. Thank you for listening to us and fixing it. I'm still not giving it a full 5 stars because the Copic colors were taken away and not replaced with anything. We don't need the Copic colors, but a comprehensive color list would be nice. It would also be nice to have saveable color palettes. Again, thank you so much for fixing the app and making it useable again.
  • Great sketching app! Feb 9, 2018

    By Kjolblk
    Great app! I’ve had this app maybe for a month but I already love it. The features are a lovely mix of creative and technical that I can really appreciate. I also love that you can purchase the extra tools without having to commit to some yearly payment plan. I’ve only found one bug so far that keeps this review from being five stars. When I first started using the app, I noticed that using the hold-touch-eyedropper function, even by accident, would cause the app to effectively crash. I could still access all of my projects, but none of the tools would make any mark whatsoever until I went out of the app, closed it out, and restarted it. After I turned the long-hold-touch shortcut off, the bug didn’t pop up as often, but every once in a while, it still does act like I’ve activated the eyedropper and the app will ‘crash’ again. The bug never happens when I manually go into the color wheel and click the eye dropper button, so I think the bug is linked to the gesture shortcut that I can’t seem to turn off. The bug isn’t a super big deal, but it is a little annoying, especially if you do like to use that shortcut and keep it switched on, and it is irritating to have my work interrupted because I have to restart the app. It would be great if the developers could fix it in the next update. Otherwise, the app is great for drawing and sketching and I would definitely recommend it.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Rachael Johnson
    EDIT: Sketchbook has followed up its June 30th update with the fixes the app desperately needed - they kept their word about cleaning it up, and I GREATLY appreciate it! Sketchbook is the best app for, well, sketching, that I've used over the (many) years, and I'm glad that it's usable again. Time will tell if it still crashes on me, but I'm cautiously optimistic about it.
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Charlotte Mann
    I love this, it's always my go-to drawing app. Yet, I am pretty irritated that they removed the copic colours, as I always found those very useful. The wide range of tools is great, the functionality of the app is smooth and easy, and the user-friendly experience is wonderful. Really, the only problem that I have is the one that I've mentioned — that the copic colours have been removed. I hope they come back again.
  • Could use some improvements Jan 15, 2019

    By ElegantParadox
    As a hobby artist, this app is great for my doodling and sketching needs. It’s fairly intuitive and I love the variety of brushes with the option of customization for endless types of brushes. I also really appreciate the Copic brushes and colors because I’ve always loved the color selection of copies but have never been able to afford them. I do have some suggestions and bugs though. I seem to be unable to rotate my phone and get the canvas to rotate, which is rather annoying. I checked that my rotation lock was off, but it wouldn’t flip. Another issue I have is with the brush library. I tried multiple times to move my favorite brushes from different sets into “basics”, which is quickest to access, but sometimes, it randomly deletes brushes and I don’t know why. It’s really quite frustrating because I have to go into preferences and reset my brush library every time it happens. I’d like to be able to create my own custom library sections to store my favorite brushes, or simply add a “favorite” button and copy any brushes that I tag as my favorite to a section that resides at the top of the library. All in all, it’s a good app and I’ll definitely keep using it, but I could be made more intuitive and easy to use. Also, huge thanks and kudos for making this app free, I really appreciate it when good tech is available for free.
  • Love it Dec 20, 2019

    By yeeyeejuiceye
    Okay, if your more experienced at drawing digitally, then this isn’t for you. But if your like me and your new to it,I really suggest this app. It lets you import photos and you can outline your photos, you can make speed paints, and it lets you use copics for free. If you don’t know what copics are they are alcohol based markers, great for mixing and blending. Their usually used for graphic art and other very intense art (and I mean like more than a sketch.) I’ve been using it for a few days and I just broke my cheek bone. It lets you zoom in so if your like me and you just broke your cheekbone and your half blind (which is very unlikely) then you can still make art and it doesn’t look sloppy. It never really messes up and glitches like ibis paint. You don’t need a apple pen to use this, although you could use one if you like to. The only reason I’m giving this 4 stars is because it is a little glitchy when your sizing the photo to the size you want when you import it. I’d also like a little more copic colors, but other than that this is the best app for digital art starters. (AFTER NOTE) I’m not changing my mind on this app that’s it’s not great, but I’d love a few more presets for pages. Thank you for reading, I may make more notes so don’t think this is the last (Unless if I forget)!
  • Great App, with one Autodesk Flaw Nov 17, 2017

    By DasReichKaiser
    Due to being a former CAD tech, I can tell anyone that the only features this needs, are a sizable grid, ortho type lock (straight lines), and the ability to use a basic coordinate center 0,0.. with built in scale reference object that can be turned on like the ruler, but, possibly two of them, meaning updating the ruler so a straight 90° degree angle for example can easily be made, with a basic scaling ability... and this app fills the gap for CAD techs like myself who worked on planning stage as well as the actual engineering plans (land desktop with civil), for your architect type drawings, to compliment or replace Illustrator/Photoshop.. But, yes, for architect type drawings, the lines producing a shadow if you cut and paste a layer makes the app not easily usable for production drawings unless you dont mind taking a lot longer and redrawing everything when you need to adjust/move something. Asides from these basic additions, and adjustment to how shadows/shading/blending is done automatically on line work, this app is wonderful. I need a razor sharp line, and spend a lot of eraser time if I use the tools built in to say draw a square because zoom in, you will see two/three colors of blended shading. So, now, the paint bucket does not work correctly in those areas.
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By CrazyCreeper 089
    I used this app to draw on my tablet (nothing fancy) but when my tablet broke I was forced to use my phone to draw, and it works just as well! There are so many brushes to pick from. My only complaint is the limited amount of layers to use. The smaller the canvas the more layers you have, a bigger canvas has less layers. personally I think it should be the other way around, or better yet, not limit the amount of layers. It is so annoying trying to draw on a 3000x4000 canvas with only 18 layers..
  • Pretty good, some bugs Jul 8, 2021

    By a brilliant genius
    Overview: I’ll start out by saying that Sketchbook is one of my favorite drawing apps, and it’s better than apps like Procreate in some regards (eg., the selection tool and paint bucket are much better). One major downside to Sketchbook though is that you can’t import brushes and the default brushes aren’t the greatest. Because of this, I tend to draw outlines in Procreate and then color them in using Sketchbook. Really Annoying Bug: I don’t think this bug is specific to my device or how I’m using the app because it’s occurring on both my iPad and iPhone. When I save drawings, they aren’t updated to the latest versions of the drawings but rather to previous versions. For example, if I draw a line (or even a couple lines) on an image as the last thing I do (and save this in the app), the line won’t appear on the image when I export it to my camera roll. The only way I can get around this is by inconveniently having to draw a bunch of lines under the image so they’re not visible, saving the image, and repeating this process (usually more than once) until finally the image is being exported as the version that I wanted. There are other minor bugs in this app too, but they’re not nearly as annoying.
  • Got a glitch here! But great app Aug 2, 2018

    By Bluble witch saga 2
    Sketchbook is a really good app but I’ve been introduced to some glitches. While I was trying to get everything set up I always put the main layer all the way on top of coloring and stuff like that from a scanned sketch. While I was doing that I wanted to change the background layer to a color, and once I inserted the color it didn’t show up it was just an original color (white), I didn’t mind it but then I started putting color into the sketch (from a different layer below the main sketch)but then the colors weren’t showing up and when I looked at the layers they were there(I wanted to see the layers). At first I thought I did something that made it glitch so I restarted the app but the same things happened but then I did some experimenting and went to main layer and colored it, even thought I don’t do it I wanted to see what was wrong or try to fix it to see if anything was wrong, the weird is that the colors didn’t go on top of the sketch but instead the were below the main sketch I was so confused so I wanted to write these glitches. (SHORT NOTICE: I checked everything in the layers but there nothing that proved that it was my fault)
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By dorithot
    Drawing on the app itself is wonderful, but its the app and how it works that bugs me. I have to delete/restart my computer almost daily because of bugs for the app to work properly. (EX: things on screen dissapearing, drawing canvas glitching out, ap just not opening.) I love using this app, its just the constant bugs that ruin it for me. ALSO! PLEASE ADD BACK COPICS!!!
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Cobalt Blue
    this app, honestly, could be easily given a 5 star if it wasn't so goddamn unstable. I've lost access to a chunk of my artwork over the last few months, only being able to access the previews. to make it even worse, it's starting to crash ever so often now, which is sad because this app is one of the most accessible and quality art app I've ever used
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Arwynn Davis
    Installed it a few years back to start doung digital art. It's usually pretty good, simple for my pea brain to understand, doesn't crash too often. But the recent update took out the copic color picker, which is terrible because that's what I've used to color my drawings for years now. I don't know what to do now. But if it isn't fixed or replaced with something adjacent I will no longer use this app.
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Daniella Santellano
    I love this app but this recent update seems to have ruined my experience with it. Sometimes it doesn't let me add images to my work and now the app crashes randomly. Today's issue is that it tells me I need to give my permission to access photos, files and storage in order to use the app but my settings say the app already has the permission. I hope the team helps fix this!! This app was working so well before!! Let's just hope it comes back with all my artwork
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Mammadgulu Guliyev
    It was good before the last update, except text function. While adding text, it used to freeze. But after the update, it started closing by itself when I try to use some functions. Definitely there are some bugs and I'm sure that the team is aware of. So, please bring an update to solve the issues, not to create new ones. I'm giving 2 stars, will update when the problems are solved.
  • Jul 6, 2021

    By The.Little.Sheet
    This is a good app for beginner artists to get into the swift of digital art. The brushes and pens are easy to use (I'm sure layers are unlimited, which is an awesome feature!). I've had this app since 2017. This would've been a great app HOWEVER (This error started occuring a week ago) Whenever I open a drawing, I get the message "Oops_Failed to open image" to a drawing I have spent hours on. If this could be fixed I'll be more than happy to raise the rating to a 4 at most. Thank you! :)
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By Oli Howard
    Have used this app for years, and is easily by far the best alternative option out there. The problem is, after updating my android system software, the app decides to crash mid way through work... 5 stars if they could only fix the "oops, failed to open" and the constant crashing. Until then, its slowly becoming unusable. Edit: Update has completely broken the app... lost years of work. Some help on downloading an original or older version would be highly appreciated.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Iggy Fern
    Fine if you don't mind losing all your work every update. I think something similar happened to me the first time I used the app, which put me off it for a while, but I'd forgotten about it by the time I started using it again on this device. Today I was reminded why I got rid of it to begin with, as I've just lost two years worth of art I was working on. This is a horrendous bug that I'm honestly surprised hasn't been fixed yet. Wouldn't recommend this app to any artists tbh.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Happy Sunshine
    WHAT HAPPENED!?! MONTHS of work MISSING! Brushes RESET. FIX PLEASE. Edit: I see a fix on the way. Disappointed about the Copic marker themes. If it was a copyright issue, you could have just renamed it to maintain the integrity and ease of use. I will patiently wait, while exploring other applications, but this is brutal.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Ian Scheil
    Copic colors are gone and the app is officially useless. They are transitioning to higher priced and fully paid version soon. It is horrendous now. Those colors were the only reason I used this app as it was the best one available. Now it's not even remotely close to being ok. I am going to have to dump this app over this and I'm not happy that I PAID FOR THESE COLORS! THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM!!!!
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By Alexandra Van Keteler
    This last update ruined the app. They lost the Copic partnership, which was a huge advantage for this app, all my settings were gone and everytime I try to upload a picture (the Copic color chart, so I can finish my illustration) the app shuts down! Oh, and the cherry on top is that ALL my illustrations vanished, except the one I'm working on! I'm really considering switching to another app
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By bryan marrero
    Very upset :( this WAS my favorite app to create digital sketches and collages, but if the devs don't fix the crashing issue and corruption of existing files I might have to opt for something else. Everytime I add a new image to a layer, start editing, it crashes without fail. Also the name-change was jarring and made me think the app had been uninstalled.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Juan Negueruela
    I've been with this app since I paid for the full version. Yesterday it wouldn't open because it didn't have permission to access the camera. My phone said otherwise. I Uninstaller and reloaded the app. No Copic, no old pieces I was working on, and when I try to undo or change brushes, my app closes. Very disappointing. Get that fixed please. It's too bad, because when it works, it's a great app.

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