Best Painting, Sketching & Drawing Apps

Painting, sketching & drawing apps are found in this category. These apps allow the user to create or learn about art in a variety of ways. Types include tutorial, sketchbook, and comic painting, sketching & drawing apps. Painting, sketching & drawing apps are great for aspiring artists looking for ways to hone their craft.

Last updated 06-23-2017

ColorFil - Adult Coloring Book
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ColorFil - Adult Coloring Book

Android

Seller: Yea Studio. Co., Ltd.

40 4

Who said coloring is just for children? Adults can spend as much time as they want bringing illustrations to life with color too! Coloring has a very apparent effect on busybodies and burdened minds. For one, it helps coax mental conditions into pure relaxation, and can keep distractions and worries at bay. If you want to enjoy your very own digital coloring book so you can color on the go, then you have landed on the right page!

Aside from beautiful drawings of flowers, animals, mandalas, and patterns, you can enjoy a personal color mixer for a wider range of tone options. Create masterpieces of your own, at your own pace and at your own convenient time. Bring to rest your mind and body, and gain more relaxing coloring experiences as you spend more time on the app.

▲ Experiment with colors and feel the excitement and awe build up as you start coloring!

▲ Gain easy access to popular drawings and free releases you can try.

Android
ColorFil - Adult Coloring Book

ColorFil - Adult Coloring Book

Free

FlipaClip - Cartoon animation
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FlipaClip - Cartoon animation

Android
iOS

Seller: Visual Blasters LLC

40 4

You may think it impossible to create an impressive, polished animation through a mobile app. This tool, however, may very well challenge the features and capabilities of full-functioning desktop editors! Designed with various editing and animating tools, this software will help you complete commission work or personal projects anytime and anywhere!

Create a video project the hassle-free way: with few, simple taps, you can start editing a draft. You can also see and access all the frames of the project easily or customize the project settings at the top of the screen. Long-press on any of the editing icons on the right side to draw, add text, or fill background colors among many other capabilities. Build and share your movie with anyone after you are done!

▲ Set your project's settings before you create a personal draft.

▲ Work flawlessly on your project by shifting between editing tools.

▲ Build the movie afterwards so you can share it with your friends or co-workers!

Android
FlipaClip - Cartoon animation

FlipaClip - Cartoon animation

Free

iOS
FlipaClip - Cartoon Animation

FlipaClip - Cartoon Animation

Free

ibis Paint X
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ibis Paint X

Android
iOS

Seller: ibis mobile inc.

40 4

Carry a blank canvas anywhere you go and create your artwork with the use of the tools in this drawing and design app. It makes use of layering technology to let you have more control of your drawing. You also have brushes with different kinds of tips to paint or sketch using the colors on the palette. Additionally, you can add textures and filters to give your creativity free rein. You can even tweak the sizes of your work area from small to large!

On the other hand, if you want to work on a ready image, you have the option to import images. Add tones and details to your work with a stroke of your finger. Also, you have the ruler tools to help you with the alignment of the elements of your art. Once done, share your creations with other users. Feel free to view others' work too and see how they created their drawings from scratch!

▲ Create your own artwork using the smart drawing tools available.

▲ Customize your canvas with preset sizes or import your own image.

▲ See the output of others and get a preview of how they made their artwork.

Android
ibis Paint X

ibis Paint X

Free

iOS
ibisPaint X - Speed Painting App

ibisPaint X - Speed Painting App

Free

PicsArt Animator: Gif & Video
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PicsArt Animator: Gif & Video

Android
iOS

Seller: PicsArt

35 3.5

It doesn’t take expensive studio software to create hand-drawn GIFs or drawing them on your selfies. In fact, here is at least one app that offers all the basic tools for creating the frames. While at the same time, it has more sophisticated features if you want to create something more advanced.

All you have to do is designate a background and you can start working on your first frame. Replicating an image for the following frame is as easy as copy-pasting with a bit of layering. It even leaves a silhouette of a previous frame to help guide your hand as you sketch!

And when you are done, you can then proceed to adjust the framerate to make it run even more smoothly. Save your project as either a video or a Gif which you can easily share to friends. It certainly doesn’t take all day to draw moving doodles on their photos or tell funny jokes with stickmen cartoons. Do it right on the spot with this handy sketchpad tool!

▲ Transform pics by drawing animated effects with ease!

▲ Make use of the layers and easily execute more complex cartoons.

Android
PicsArt Animator: Gif & Video

PicsArt Animator: Gif & Video

Free

iOS
PicsArt Animated Gif & Video Animator

PicsArt Animated Gif & Video Animator

Free