Because beautiful tools make beautiful drawings, we endlessly refined Sketches brushes to create the most realistic drawing tools.
Sketches is the most realistic, versatile and user-friendly sketching app designed for a mobile device. This exhaustive artist's toolbox helps users create dazzling sketches, cheerful paintings and smashing illustrations on the go.
- Import photos
- Over 20 ultra realistic tools
- Incredibly realistic watercolor wet brushes
- Brush Editor
- Color Eyedropper
- Use layers to simplify your task
- Export them as separate PNG with transparency
- import and export PSD layered files
• Cloud Sync
- Backup your drawings to the Cloud
- Synchronize your drawings between all your devices
- Manage sync options folder by folder
Easily organize your drawings to personalize folders.
• Pressure Stylus support
Discover even more realistic brushes while Styluses.
We support Apple, Wacom and Adonit Styluses.
A Unique feeling: Each stroke behaves vividly and truly like a brush on paper, adapting the pressure, angle, and width to your movements. It's an effect you have to see to believe.
• A unique UI with a touch of Zen : Tools are hidden away as you create and the bare minimum buttons are shown to make for a very clean canvas..
• Community: Share your drawings with the Sketches Community where you can find inspirations and vote for other people drawings.
• List of tools
- Felt Pen
- Pen Brush
- Oil Pastel
- Watercolor Dry and Wet brushes
- Acrylic brush
- Area and Filling tool
- Shapes (iPad only)
- Smudge tool
Tayasui Sketches Positive Reviews
Best App you'll use!Dear readers and future costumers,
As a reviewer and rater I rate this five stars. First it's amazing! You can make pretty artwork and honestly it makes you artwork look likes it's about to go in the gallery. Second, there is a sketches community so you can look at others beautiful artwork. You can make folders for your work! It's only my first day and I have made ten beautiful bold drawings! Third, they help you use tools such as watercolor, paint brush, and much more by creating videos for the tutorials. They feature other apps which I think is brilliant. Fourth, there are fun daily activities you can draw! For me I'm not much of a artist but now I look like a masterpiece artist. This is why I named this review the best app you'll ever use! Thanks for your service and stay safe! I love sharing artwork with the nation! Also, they now let you have a stylist pen you can buy and draw with for the app! It's amazing! Buy this! I'm not much of a drawer but this is the best app ever and it makes me look like a pro at art! Love this and five star rating app!
One of the best drawing apps!This is probably the best (and mostly only) drawing app on the appstore.
It has given me a liberty to make stupid doodles whenever i want and that’s something I didn’t have before. But it can have some improvements. First off, when you drag drawings you can share them, send them to another folder, or delete them. And while this is useful, the manual also says i can move them inside the folder, but all i can do is order them in order of edition or creation. Can you make it so that you can move drawing wherever you want plz? Also a suggestion i have had for a long time is a option to use pixelart, that may sound dumb, but it would a lifesaver. Also can you make the pencils 100% pixelated? The blurry pencils may look nice and scene less but when using the filler tool it looks ugly and leaves you with a white outline. Also in the second layer the transparency is just white, making the cut option useless. Speaking of transparency, when you turn a drawing into a picture all the transparency is lost and turned into a white void, making using one drawing on another very dificult. And also i get that this is part of the Pro Version but i would love a colorpicker and multiple layers. And the option to choose when to turn an image into a foto.
Anyways appart from that this is the perfect drawing app. 🙂👍.Version: 23.6
My favorite drawing app, but it’s getting frustratingI’ve had this app for a few years now, and I recently purchased the pro version. At first I loved it- the wide range of new tools and mechanics seemed to be worth the relatively low cost, but lately the app has been getting increasingly glitchy. Most of my problems stem from the layers, as I’ve seen a couple of other people mention. Every now and then, whenever I was working on a particularly large project, I’d get a warning about there being too many layers. Usually I’d merge or delete some and move on, but as of late I’ve been getting this message even with only a few layers, and when I do try and do something about it, it ends up doing strange things to my work (deleting something on one layer and replacing it with what I tried to get rid of, redrawing things I erased when I try to resume working, filling random layers in completely black and then backing up so that I can’t undo it, just to name a few). This kind of thing has started happening even without a layer warning. I’ve tried looking up anything I could do to fix it, but the most common response I could find was to download the latest version of the app, which as far as I can tell I’ve done. I love this platform, but I can’t handle worrying every moment about whether or not my hours of work will be ruined without warning..Version: 24.1
Cool! But...This is a pretty chill game. You got your different tools, you got your layers, you got an unlimited color palette to choose from, and a way for you to share your creations. I’ve have this app for a while now and I just adore how simple yet intricate it is. Usually when I get an app to draw on, its usually setup to be too intricate or not intricate enough—and this app finally provides a nice middle ground between the two. I love this app to death, and sure the paywall is kind of ridiculous but how else are companies supposed to expect a free app to make funds out of it. There is just one flaw in this app that has nothing to do with its setup or lack of layering system , but with one of the tools.
Whenever I try to use the “scissor” tool to move certain objects in my drawing around, it somehow glitches, multiplies the area I selected, and distorts said region. Its almost impossible for any digital artist to live without this tool so I don’t understand why this issue has not been accounted for yet. I am not aware if I am the only one experiencing this, but this problem has become very annoying and made the chill times I had with this app very mediocre. I hope that this problem gets fixed soon in the next update..Version: 23
Things need to be fixedFor when Sketches updates, they are always bug fixes. Nothing is actually fixed. When I got pro, I wanted to check out the community. It wasn’t there, then I went to the section that said daily activities. Found the community, with a blue background instead of white. Also, none of the pictures would load. I am typing this a day after I got pro, so I tried several times. Before I got pro, I liked to visit the community. Some people complained about their drawings being randomly deleted. All of these things need to be fixed.
Edit: I have fixed my problem, I simply deleted, reinstalled and restored my purchase. I can now see the community! People complaining about their art being deleted is due to being reported, yet almost everyone’s art, I see no reason to report it. I did all this without contacting developers, as I knew I could figure out the solution. Thanks, Tayasui(?) Sketches for being my favorite drawing app:)
Edit 2: Tayasui is my favorite art app, but guess what? I went to eat, then no community. I don’t really care about pro, but at least I experienced it. You can already get gradients, more layers, and more without pro. Still, Tayasui is my favorite app, even though it has problems..Version: 24.3
My Sketches ExperiencePersonally, I give this app a three out of 5 stars because of two things. First, the community doesn’t work at all for me, but I don’t know at all about other people’s experiences. Whenever I try to post something on the community, after WAITING 24 HOURS, it doesn’t end up on the new section of the community. My friend and I have been trying to look for my pictures, but we haven’t found any of them. I’ve seen multiple of hers, so I’m not sure what the problem is. It frustrates me soooo much because all these other amazing artists can post what they have made but I can’t it’s just unfair to me. For me at least, the sketches community is broken and will always be broken. Second, I think that the blending tool isn’t really helpful, and why do you have to buy the sketches pro?! I think that if it’s free, then it should come free all the way. The blending tool doesn’t really blend well if your trying to blend certain things. It’s really only good for backgrounds in a picture. Other than those problems I face, the rest is pretty good. I enjoy the wide variety of tools. Just to remind y’all, this is my opinion and if you don’t respect it that’s fine by me. 😂♥️ Thank you 😊.Version: 23.6
This is a Must Read Before Using!This app has a lot of potential, and I do enjoy using it, except some big things that make it a lesser experience. One is the brush selection. The brush selection is limited to just over ten brushes I think, which is great if you’re looking for a simple interface for basic sketches. But if you’re like me, and looking for a customizable interface with tons of selections for more advanced art, this app isn’t for you. Another thing I wanted to acknowledge was the layers. If you’re looking to get the pro version, this won’t affect you; but in the free version, you have two layers, and you’re not allowed to add more unless you get the pro version. Overall, this app is good, but I would like more options, especially for free users. It’s basic, which can be good or bad, depending on what you’re using it for. This app has all the artistic essentials, meaning if you’re looking for an app where you can quickly and easily put down ideas or make sketches, this is the right app for you. But if you’re like me, and looking for tons of options, to make more advanced art, a couple apps I’d recommend are Autodesk Sketchbook, IbisPaint X and Medibang. Thank you for your time..Version: 24.4
The “glitch”Let me start by saying that this app as a social media app is wonderful. It lets you post your art on a community page for people to see, and there’s no commenting so my mom actually lets me use it ;)
Sadly, the community page has been affected by something the artists on there (including myself: she’s so coconut,) call “the glitch”. As well as having the reputation of some sort of demonic shadow, (lol), the glitch deletes all of an artist’s posts and likes. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but we haven’t figured out what the criteria is. Anyway, it’s happened twice. The first time is as described, but the second time the likes and posts are reduced to “...”, essentially making it impossible to have more than one post at a time. So, if you’re going to buy this app and use the community, bear in mind that there are a few major flaws, at least right now.
(Tayasui, if you’re reading this, PLEASE work on fixing the glitch, because the most recent update made it worse.)
You have been warned.
Also, if anyone on tayasui dev team reads this, please add a search feature to the community page. The new tab isn't enough. Ty.Version: 25.7
Wonderful versatility and ease of useI’m an amateur self-taught artist, and I have used this program to make digital art for the last 3 years spanning from simple cartoon style art to semi-realism. I finally upgraded to the Pro Version a few days ago, and it exponentially increased my love for this app. The free version itself offers a wide variety of tools, and you can certainly finesse them to get really good results, but the Pro is a game changer with the addition of better shading ability, tool shapes/sizes, more patterns, etc. I find a lot of other professional-use digital art programs to be daunting and confusing, especially to the average artist/young and aspiring one, but this app is so easy to figure out. It presents itself in a beautiful, colorful and modern fashion, and whether you’re a professional artist on an iPad Pro or a teenager who happened to download this on their iPhone 6, Sketches enables you to make stunning pieces at very little cost. Overall a fantastic app all things considered..Version: 23.6
A decent drawing appI have been to using this app for as long as it has been out. I have learned new techniques and developed an art style for myself. But over time the app became more difficult to do more detailed drawings on. Whenever I try to do any detailed drawings something always goes wrong. Recently, I had been working on a drawing for the past three days and my app started crashing every so often. I knew the reason why was because I had too many layers so I went and merged a few layers together. Usually this fixes the problem at least somewhat but the app still crashed, and eventually it got to the point where I couldn't even open the drawing without it crashing. On top of that there are various bugs for example, your smallest size for the pen is increased from 1.4 to 2.6 as soon as you select the eraser. The only way to fix this problem is to restart the app and so it becomes very difficult to do rough sketches or do fine details in drawings. This app is great to do simple and quick drawings on, but if you plan on doing anything more than that you are going to be met with frustration and disappointment..Version: 20.17
An amazing drawing appThis app is amazing for drawing. Let me explain, first, the tools are useful. Some apps will give you 3 or 4 tools, or some wold give you way to many. This app gives you just a right amount to create good drawings. Another thing is the layers. So some will not include layers at all, and yes this one does only give you 2, but it gives you a reason to get pro. Plus you can create some pretty stellar things with 2 layers. And while the good features are saved for pro, it’s doesn’t do what other apps will do that make it so you need pro. I really only have one issue with this app. When you make custom colors sometimes they just get deleted in certain drawings for no reason. I think that’s quite a major issue, because custom colors are fairly important, but that’s the only issue I can really think of with this app. Everything else I don’t like is just because I can’t get pro. But as an app it’s really good. Would definitely recommend..Version: 25.4
Very versatile and easy to useI think this app is amazing! Obviously there are certain limits, but all the things you can do are very impressive. This was my first digital drawing app and I think it did such a good job introducing me to the world of digital art. Not only was it very easy to figure out what everything did (both by experimenting and reading their guide), it also had all/most of the things I would consider important like layers, resizing, cutting and pasting, importing pictures, exporting pictures, etc. I also use it for like simple photoshop because you can erase around certain things in pictures and move them around to your liking. Also, I would not recommend doing this, but I don’t have a stylus and draw with my finger and can still make good artwork. So overall, if you are looking for something that is easy to use and maybe something to introduce you to digital art, go for sketches!.Version: 24.4
UhHi so I was wondering about the blending tool I have not upgraded to pro yet but the blending tool is kinda weird like I made a gacha edit for myself and I wanted to blend some shading together for a cleaner look but it like warped everything near where I tried to blend and it pulled bits and pieces of the art into the middle of everything so I gave up on that idea after fifteen million tries and instead made my OC glitching away as I like to call it but it's not the same cause her pose and facial expression do not go with the whole glitching away thing can you fix this please?? This problem is really bugging me out but it also sparked new ideas thank you devs!!!!!!!
Edit: so I am working on a chibi piece and I had to color in all of the parts with my finger because I did not want to use the fill since it always leaves a sad white ring around the lines can you please fix this issue developers???? I really do not want to use fill and then use a different tool to fill the white ring idk why but it my preference.Version: 23.13
Great app! But there’s one problem.Sketches is my favorite app! It’s very helpful for when I’m in the car or have no paper. And if I have a new idea for a drawing, I can easily sketch it out! Oh, and sorry if I sound like a commercial. I just love Sketches! But my favorite part is the layers. Sometimes, I forget to put something behind a character. Usually my art would get ruined when I tried to add...let’s say a sunset...behind a cat. I told my friend (who also has Sketches) about my problem and she taught me how to use layers. But one thing; a few days ago I was trying to make some stars in the background of one of my drawings. But it cut through the body—which was white—and made it look the color of the stars. I figured it was a glitch, but I tried doing something similar on another drawing, and it did the same. I don’t know if you made it do this...? But if not, is there any way you can fix it?
If you’ve read this far, well done. Have a fantastic day, and if you haven’t already—GET THIS APP!!.Version: 21.6
Great app, but a few kinks to work outI use this app on a regular basis for drawing cartoons. Overall, it's a wonderful app and worth using. While yes, opening the app and having to wait a few minutes for it to finish "Rebuilding Database" can be a bit annoying, it's worth the wait to use the app.
However, even after waiting until it finishes loading and opening a drawing to work on, I have started having a small gray box appear in the middle of my screen (once again reading "Rebuilding Database"). Unlike the one that appears when the app is starting up, this box doesn't seem to make any sort of progress along the lines of loading-- meaning it just sits there in the middle of my screen (and drawing), which is more than a bit bothersome.
I do admit that I am very cautious when I am drawing, and I tend to make a copy of my drawing every time I make a significant edit as to not lose too much progress should the app force quit out of nowhere. This results in having many, many drawings, which may cause problems with the app being slow sometimes or taking a while to make copies of drawings. I don't know if this has anything to do with my "Rebuilding Database" problems, but I assume that, like any problem, I'm not the only person dealing with it.
Aside from my own personal issues, this app is one of the best I've ever used, and I know I will continue using it for a long time. Thank you for your time in reading this, and have a nice rest of your day..Version: 16.7
Best drawing app ever!Okay, so! I’ve gotten this app a few months ago, like 3 or something, and I JUST LOVE IT!!!! I have my own style, and it’s just really fun and easy to use as far as my experiences have gone. I’ve tried a bunch of other drawing apps, but this is by far the best so far. And the IAP makes it much better, too. I just have two issues. One is that whenever I want to upload to the community, (love that feature, by the way) it doesn’t. I wait 24 hours, and it’s not there. I’ve only gotten about seven artworks out when I’ve supposedly uploaded more. It’s super annoying. Also, whenever I use the fill tool on big spaces, it has a weird white ring that’s annoying to deal with. It’s not a big thing, just a minor nuisance, but I still wanted to point it out, as a few others have done. Thank you for reading, this app is great!.Version: 22.1
Awesome!!! Just a few things thoughOne thing that I love to do is draw. When I have no paper around me, I always draw with this. I just have a few things I would like you too add. Firstly, I’d like you too add customize your materials. You could customize the size of the brush or pen, maybe give each pen a specific color to have so when you use it it shows up that color. Another thing is that you could have pallets. You could make as many as you want, and chose colors to be in them. With the pallet, you could make a specific drawing for that pallet, With only being allowed to use that pallet. Last, maybe you could add lessons to help people start off with using the app. You could purchase each lesson for the same price. Also with these lessons, it could also give you a special color, only available to have with that lesson.
P.S. I honestly don’t know if all of these exist already, but if they do, Then please tell me..Version: 19.1
Good, but could use some thingsWhile the app overall is well-working, practical, etc., there are a few things it could use.
For example, it would be much more practical for layers to have more settings, such as locking them, different types of layers, and changing the colors of certain layers. Things like these would make the app more useful for full-fledged drawings.
Say you are a person who uploads comics on a daily basis. You would like the tablet you use to connect to your computer and draw simultaneously so it's easier for you to upload said comics. But with this app, I can't figure out how to connect the tablet and computer so they work at the same time. (For the app.) I've visited the help and support site multiple times, but there is no way to connect the tablet and the computer for drawing. It would make the app more functional for those who post their drawings on social medias.
Now, this part isn't a complaint of any sort, just an idea I had. What if on the folders, you could put one of your drawings up for the cover? As I said, no complaint, but it would be a nice detail to add.
This is the basic summary of my review:
1. Add more layer settings (lock, color change, types, etc.).
2. Try to make it so you can connect your tablet to your computer so you can draw simultaneously and post it up easier.
3. Make it so we can put our drawings up as the folder's cover. --- T h a n k Y o u ---.Version: 16.7
Ok but...Like whenever I start to draw a few minutes from when I started it kicks me out i mean I love to draw more than anyone but this app has to give me clearance when ever I post to sketches whenever I try to post something with a picture it says it won’t post it because it doesn’t accept photos without drawings well when I draw on it and then post it it says I already posted and I can’t post until tomorrow AND other people have this thing called the lace pattern I already bought pro but I don’t have it. I love this app but I have needs and you’re not meeting them. Why isn’t there unlimited posting after I’ve posted I have to wait a day until I can post again when I get up the next morning and I try to post but my post hasn’t even been posted yet! And it won’t even let me see the community unless I’m connected to the internet I now that’s fair but I hold my point! This app is glitchy, controlling, and overall very hectic!.Version: 24.4
This app is awesome, but I have one suggestion.Okay, so I think this app is awesome and I love to draw all sorts of different things on it. I especially like the community section, however it only lets you post once a day for some reason? I think you should be able to post as many times as you want. You don't have to make it so that you can post several times a day, I am just wondering why it is the way it is, so please tell me. I love all of the different tools, and I like doing community things, I just think there should be no limit to how many you can share. Maybe that’s just because I am addicted to drawing, but I hope you read this and maybe consider opening the amount, maybe not even completely, but a little more that one. Like, 2, 3, or 4. Thanks for listening.Version: 24.3
Honest reviewSo initially after downloading this app I really enjoyed using it, I love the vibrant colors, tools and even the sound when using a brush etc. and I really like it all the same, I even recommended it to my friends however, they’ve searched and it does not appear in play store, so that’s that... (not the root of my complaints btw).
However, I cannot rate it a 5 star as I have been having problems with with viewing the community sketches for maybe a week or more now. I have posted my sketches too and it told me I would be able to view after 24 hours and the last one was over 5 days ago, that is very unsatisfactory.
I really love using this app above all others I’ve tried and will continue to use it. However, I am asking you to please fix this issue and in that time I will be able to rate a solid 5 star. Excellent job with everything else though..Version: 24.4
Eh. Didn’t have to remove all the basic functions.Got this for free about two to three years back. Made incredible digital pieces (at the time) on a tiny iPod screen. Came back to it when I got a new iPhone only to find out most of the very useful features have been stripped to Pro version (5$??? Come on man).
Look. I’m not going to pretend I know everything about value in premium apps and such. But I do feel slighted. Devs could’ve at least left some basic functions like the razor tool, the pattern fill, the multiple layers, etc, or had people who already downloaded it keep the older version and get the newer functions in premium for less. It’s just kind of lame.
I mean hell. The fill tool even leaves a crappy white ring around the filled space. It’s like they purposefully made the existing features bootleggy to strong arm ya into buying the “full” thing. But that’s enough ranting. The app served me well for the time I used it..Version: 19.1
The best free drawing app ever!!!Ok, so I have been looking for a decent drawing app for awhile now. And when I saw this in the App Store I thought it was too good to be true, but it really is amazing. Of course, there are extra features you can buy, but this is the first drawing app where you actually get most of the tools and colors for free. It’s a simple, easy to use design. I can now work on developing my comics, and with the super helpful undo button and pinch and zoom, my art turns out good. Well, for my standards at least. XD if you want a great app with helpful tools and pens and brushes that you can even change the opaqueness of, this is the app for you. Super simple, yet effective. Thanks for making this app creators. I can now not rip a hole through my paper with my eraser. It’s totally worth it to get this app..Version: 21.8
I loved this app however I have a few complaints about the new changes that were made.When I first got this app I instantly fell in love with it. As a young artist, I had found it very difficult to find good apps to do art on until I got this one. I loved the fact that I could have a larger range of tools and color choices at my fingertips, something other art apps seemed to lack. My favorite tool was the duplicate layers tool, as it allowed me to create extra layers that were necessary to improving the overall quality of my work. I would normally have given such a perfect app 5 stars, however the fact that the duplicate layer tool has been deleted, lowers my satisfaction. I still plan to use the app, however I do hope that they re-add the ability to duplicate layers, as that is one of the things that made this app so special. Thanks..Version: 21
Absolutely everything! Perfect!!I never write reviews for anything but after using this app, I stopped watercoloring physically because I tend to make a mess and waiting for everything to dry is a pain sometimes. There is so much control when you are drawing. You can water color, paint, change the opacity, color, cut and paste, blend smudge , dry or wet to blend. The most important thing is, there is a multi layer system so you can control each layer you paint on. It is absolutely amazing. There is just one complaint I have. I don't like how the text option is very fixed. After you apply the text, you can't move it, make it bigger or anything. You have to delete and retype and remove it until it is perfect. Beside that I'm obsessed with this app and I am in love!.Version: 16.7
Good, but often annoyingSo I purchased the pro version a couple years ago when I first got into digital art and wanted to practice without going out and buying a drawing tablet. It works well for the most part, but there have been a few little slips lately that really irk me.
I have set this app so that it automatically saves my drawings every 3 minutes, which is great - when it actually works. So many times I’ve seen the app tell me that my work is saved, but when I close out and open it back up later, several of my latest layers are missing. Not just hidden, completely gone. That’s usually around an hour or so of my work erased and never to be returned. Kind of annoying the first time it happened, but I figured it would be a one time thing. Nope! Usually happens at least once for each piece I work on, which is kind of infuriating ngl.
Other little blips I’ve had include: the undo button and two finger swipe not working (have to use the eraser for previous strokes or manually delete unwanted layers which is fine occasionally, but really irritating when it’s constant), the app sometimes closes out and erases my most recent work so that it reverts to the previous version, and several minor details.
Overall a cool idea, but NEEDS to fix some pretty major bugs before I’d recommend to anyone..Version: 24.3
Amazing app and help for other users.It’s a great drawing app and has few flaws! All the tools that you can use without pro is fine with me and I’m pretty sure that’s the same with most people. For all those people throwing a rant about it undo-ing when you zoom in, you can just turn it off in settings. Go to settings (in the top 3 buttons), then click preferences, then scroll down until you see “Swipe to undo.” Then just turn it off. There. Problem solved. Without pro it’s pretty much fine for simple artists but if you want to make something really detailed, you should probably get pro but I don’t really know cause I don’t have pro. But overall it’s a pretty great app.
- A 11 year old scrolling the internet.Version: 20.18
[Review in Spanish]Ive been doing digital art on this app since 2016 and all ill say is that its quite possible my favorite app I've ever used since then, i sticked with it this long and i got no plan on switching to any other app,
But please give us the users an option to continue to use old brushes that have been updated, I loved the acrylic brush for the longest time but ever since the new look of the brush, its big change isn’t a good one for me, I just want the option to keep both the old and new brush so everyone can be happy, and so hopefully other people who also lost their favorite brush just have to move to another app because they couldn’t get their old option of the brush back. This app is wonderful but just changing the brushes can be very devastating for long term artists like others such as me..Version: 25
One little issue!!Whenever I go to the sketches community recently, it just shows the loading circle with a black background, and the only thing that it recognizable about this to be the sketches community is the ‘new’, ‘popular’, and ‘featured’ sections (which all have the same screen of black whenever you may click it.) I thought it was maybe my WiFi when this started happening, so I waited. But I was waiting for a significant amount of time; my WiFi bar(s) barely dropping. I was annoyed with this and wanted to see the works of other people as well as mine to see if it made it in there safely.
Please fix this if you can!!! I don’t know if I’m the only one who has this problem, but it is something that I felt was important to share.
Thank you for reading this review!
Have a nice day 💖.Version: 24.4
A problem...I’ve been using this app for a long time, and I trust it with all of my digital art. I felt the need to write a review now because it’s the only I know how to reach the developers of the app about a recent problem I’ve been having. For about three days now the app has been refusing to open. I start it up, and it almost immediately crashes. Like I said before, I’ve been using this for a long time. I have so many pictures I’ve drawn from the past, and things I was still working on. Despite that, I deleted the app and reinstalled it. It was fine the first time I opened it, but the second time I went to use it it crashed just like before. It was stupid of me to delete the app but I thought I could fix the problem myself. I’m pretty mad that it’s still not working..Version: 23
Review, tips, and suggestions.This is such an amazing app! I can’t get enough of it. The tools are realistic, you can adjust lots of things to your liking, and it saves your work every three minutes!
Even without the Pro feature, it is still great. Once you play around with it, you get really used to it and it becomes fun.
I do find it a bit annoying that each action has a sound. I’m sitting there working on art while listening to some tranquil music, when all of the sudden you hear a KRRTCH KRRTCH from my iPad. It’s rather annoying.
Lately, after the iOS update, the app won’t open. I’m unsure if this is because the makers of the app hasn’t created a new update or if it’s just my iPad, but I want to work on my art and I ask that the developers see to this and fix it.
Thank you!.Version: 20.15
Pretty good drawing app, but one major problem...This is a pretty good app on its own and I’ve been using it on my iPad for a long time now for many of my digital drawings and sketches. However, recently I have found that when I try to enter the app, it crashes before I can even access a folder outside the one it loads you into. I’ve redistributed my drawings to my phone and the app works just fine on there, but I have deleted and reinstalled the app on my iPad (where the crashing issue initially is) and it still crashes when I load my backed up drawings into the app again.
I don’t know if it’s the new update that causes this issue or if this app can only handle a certain limited capacity, but I’m not sure what to do. I can’t even use the app to draw or edit at all on my iPad..Version: 25.7
Brush opacity/size ALWAYS in the way now since newest updateWhy on earth did you change the zen mode to have all these little icons on the screen? But worse, you recently changed the interface so I cannot “x” away the opacity/size sliders, and now when I draw with Apple Pencil, no matter what, my hand CONSTANTLY changes those sliders making it miserable to try and sketch freely or in a “zen” mode. That was a terrible change. The app has bene great, but you’re making Unnecessary changes that are actually making the experience less fun and more cumbersome and it’s making procreate look more appealing with the ability to completely hide the interface so I feel like I’m drawing on an actual sketchbook, which is what tayasui used to feel like. Please PLEASE make it so those sliders can be hidden..Version: 24.1
IdeaMaybe if we like an artist a lot, we can have the option to “favorite” them. When we favorite an artist, they can be put on some kind of “favorite artists” list, so that we can always come back to them. We can also (of course) put multiple artists there. The reason why I’d like this to be added is because I’m the type of person who pretty much just scrolls through their favorite artist’s artwork and favorites every single artwork that they like, but sometimes, some of the art that I favorited disappears, and I lose contact with the artist completely because it just magically became unfavorited. So yeah, this would be quite helpful instead of the favoriting stuff, in my opinion at least...Version: 25.5
Major billing issuesI purchased this app on our main family account, then also added it to both of our children’s iPads to use for art lessons. The FAQ section states “we would not be charged a second time.” However, we were charged a total of three times for the Pro version, even with family sharing! I’ve disputed it with Apple and was turned down without a stated reason. I’ve submitted again for review, it’s ridiculous to pay over $18 ($6.35 x 3) for an app that was family sharing eligible! I would appreciate a refund.
Function wise - the app is fantastic and does what we needed for our art lessons. The fantastic capabilities are offset for me by being overcharged!
If someone would please contact me, and correct the billing error, I would be very happy to amend this review. Otherwise, other parents should beware..Version: 23.8
Good starter!I use this app because it is easy to access and I’m still figuring out Fire alpaca. It’s a good app! I do have a problem with the fact there’s no line smoother, though. The lineart is usually wiggly no matter how much caution I have while drawing. A line smoother would definitely be handy! Second off, this app is hard to do detailed drawings on! The blending doesn’t look that good and only 2/4 blenders actually work. Also, there’s no blur tool, no select option, and the brushes aren’t overall amazing quality. The things I wanna see from this app are line smoothing, better blend controls, blur tools, and a make it easier for detailed drawings. Good app overall! I would also like to say that whenever o download a piece, it always comes out blurry and strange looking. Please fix this!.Version: 22.3
Highly recommended!I downloaded it for the first time and it was amazing, I love to draw and this app is perfect for me. I use this app for all my drawings on instagram. It is easy to use, not at all confusing and has so many beautiful brushes, my favourite is the watercolour one. I loved it so much, I decided to buy the pro pack, it was life changing, so much better. I highly recommend for artists and beginners, even the free version, but the pro is very much worth your money. you can use an apple pen and when you use it, it won’t let use draw with your hand which is so useful because I like to put my hand on the paper while drawing. It is just like drawing on paper but 100 times better!😁.Version: 20.18
Had this for many years, hands down my favorite drawing app.To start this review off, I've had Tayasui Sketches since about 2016 or 2017. Over the years I've had it, I've used it for many many of my drawings and it's just such a nice app to draw with. The tools and brushes feel realistic and I love the textures they have. However, the Sketches has been getting increasingly glitchy, which makes me very upset as I love this app. The watercolor brush acts like it's wet when it's supposed to be dry and sometimes folders won't let me change their name or folder background. I would love for these glitches and many others to be fixed. Other than that, this app has my heart and I highly recommend it for casual artists. Thank you Tayasui for this wonderful app :).
I lost everythingI already made a review about this but its lost in a pile of other reviews, so I’ll make a new one. Great app but the community tab has some problems. Months ago I used to be apart of the community until the app glitched and I lost all my posts and the option to post anything nowadays, which made me super upset ( I still am. ) This was happening to lots of people in the community and made many upset. If they didn’t lose all their posts and such, then some of their posts would randomly disappear and their art would get mixed around in with their old art. This made lots of people leave, and I used to feel like I was part of a art community, then all this happened! I don’t get why it did this. Can someone help me out? I want to post again and feel as appreciated as I was when I could post..Version: 24.4
Amazing, just a few community things.It would be so much better if you could search for account names and view your favorite artists’ posts. Instead, you kind of just have to dig through the New section and hope you find one of their posts. Another thing is that I’ve been “limited to one post per day” for like a year now. It might be that I included a picture for a reference in one of my drawings, but it’s really annoying, like I’ll draw something, look at the community and get inspired, then draw another thing and not be able to post it. Anyway, this is by far the best drawing app I’ve used. Five stars despite the above listed issues..Version: 23.10
Horrible GlitchesOk, so its rather good to use! But I have some major problems. With the new update, comes new glitches. And I mean bad ones! For some reason, my undo and return home button disappeared? You couldn’t equip any tools either. It also crashes time to time and let me tell you, it sets you back way to far! The app needs to save your progress more. Also, it will create a huge splotch when you tap the screen with the paintbrush tool. I used it for a school project, and thanks to these glitches it could have set me back way to far then it should have. The only reason I’m giving it three stars is due to the mostly positive community and the good features. I recommend either learning to get around these glitches, or get used to more advanced stuff and use another drawing app..Version: 25.2
I WANT TO POST!!I Love this app SO much. It’s fun and easy to use. I have a small screen and still drawing with this is super easy! I recommend this for beginners and pros, but there is a reason for the title of my review. When I first got the app I was so exited! I made tons of cool art easily shows them off to my family and friends, and I was all ready to post them and I realized, I don’t know how to post. I tried everything. I tried moving them into the community folder I tried the send button I asked everyone in my house for advise but I was the only one with the app, but besides that I think this app is perfect. That is just something that has been bugging me FOREVER, but I still love this app!
Please respond that never happens and I really want it to happen now..Version: 24.3
Very nice!First of all, I love this app! All the tools are satisfying to use as their textures are similar to real life counterparts, and the app’s clean design make navigating super easy for people who just want to sketch, like me.
One thing I would love to see implemented is the ability to rotate the whole entire canvas. It would make drawing a whole bunch easier as I can simply rotate the canvas to fit the natural way I sketch curves. Something like two fingers that turn would add to my great experience.
Overall, I love Tayasui Sketches and would recommend it to anyone looking for a free alternative to light sketch work but still with amazing textures and rendering. My personal favorite tool is the pencil- looks so realistic!.Version: 23
THIS IS THE BEST APP EVER!I have had this app for almost 2 years, and it is awesome! I honestly don’t see and problem with it. And it has a pro version, but it’s only 5.99 not a month or a week, you just pay once! Which in my perspective is awesome! If you don’t have the pro version it doesn’t annoy you every second to get it. And there is no ads! Even with out the pro, NO ADS! And usually apps have ads. They have super cool tools, and amazing colors! If you can’t find a color you like then you can add one! You can make folders and there is now daily activities, such as color the elephant or draw a smile! This is one of my favorite apps, and I love it! Please know you did a great job!.Version: 25.7
Fabulous AppGreat app with lots of options, all pretty easy to learn with practice. I upgraded to the paid version when I started getting serious about my doodles and it was worth the $6. I hope there are more updates with cool features in the future, I’m willing to pay for them.
Definitely a 5 star app but there’s always room for improvement.
Only a few things annoy me with the main one being sometimes the app gets glitchy and won’t copy/paste to correctly. Other things are the touch sensitivity with the tools and I wish the tools were labeled while drawing but the latter is probably on me getting better at recognizing which tool does what..Version: 24.4
Would appreciate more customizationI use this app everyday. It’s very convenient and easy to learn. However I wish there was a bit more customization in the menus. I’m really hoping they add the ability to switch folders around, or switch the order of drawings you have in a folder. When I used this app a while ago, I was able to move my drawings within the folders but they seemed to remove this feature? Have no idea why. I like to have certain drawings near others it’s just a weird personal thing. Also the app is very glitchy sometimes. Other than that, I love it. I’ve tried other drawing apps none feel as good as this one..Version: 24.3
Wishlist for the best watercolor app!First let me say this has the best watercolor simulation of any app iPad or otherwise. The other tools are good but the watercolor is exceptional ! Given that and the tilt sensing of the iPad I’d like it taken further and simulate the washing and running of the w.color when the painting surface is tilted, the way the paint pools on the lower edge, etc. On a more pedestrian note, the layered PSD support should be beefed up, layer masks & groups would be helpful, but layered PSD export that can opened by most apps is #1 to me
( the only app I’ve found so far to open with levels is Art Studio Pro which can then export a useable PSD). If you can do this without clunking up the elegant interface I love you longtime!.Version: 23.6
It is a good appThis app is very enjoyable to draw with. The many different drawing options make it very fun. However, there are some problems with the Community part of the app (at least to me). Yes, you can like other people’s drawings, but you can’t comment on them... This feature would make it 10x more fun to share your creations with others. Also, when uploading a drawing, you have to wait 24 hours for it to upload, and then it doesn’t even confirm whether or not it was successful, so you have to hope it does work and then scroll through “new” to try to find your art. I think having a creator’s page of some sort would solve this problem so that each user can see their own drawings..Version: 23.10
IdeaThis app is amazing I was playing Procreate but I can’t play it because my iPad is too old. So then I found this and it is really fun. But I have an idea. How about you add a bucket tool because then it would be easier to fill in shapes. Just an idea but anyways keep up the work!!! :) 🌈.Version: 23.13
Perfect!The design in this app is absolutely flawless. You get the vitality and voice of traditional art on the go, with all the benefits of digital art. It offers a wide range of tools to use and an easy interface, making it easy for both hobbyists and professionals. Although I recommend purchasing a stylus if you'll be using this on your phone for polished work..Version: 16.7
Great versatilityI like this app a lot but I had an issue with downloading the paid pro version. I have Apple Family sharing, yet I was charged for all four family members downloading the pro version. I contacted Apple about the issue and all they did was automatically issue me a refund for my own Apple account, which is not what I wanted. If you are looking to pay for the pro version and share with your family, beware! You will be charged for every family member who uses it..Version: 23.6
LayersThe app is great, don’t get me wrong, it’s just that, it’s kind of annoying how you only get one or two layers free. My suggestion is that you should make the layers feature free to use. I use ibisPaintX, and I always use a different layer for different details, so it would be quite useful to make the layers feature free..Version: 25.7
WowwwwQuelle application merveilleuse! Je me demande comment j’ai fait pour m’en passer. Je vais en parler à tous ceux que je connais qui aime dessiner et peindre. Je le recommande à 100/100.Version: 17.4
Incroyable,Un outil exceptionnel! Convivial! Une aide exhaustive! Beau! Pratique! Économique! Merci!.Version: 17.4
Easy fun usefulEasy and fun with the new add on drawing and colouring pages. We also use this app to do math exercises..Version: 25.7
Could use a little helpThis app is a great start for beginners. Simple to use and easy to understand. My 8 year old niece loves it and is her favourite every day activity.
However, my reasons for giving only 3 stars are,
Sometimes the eraser does not work while I place the ruler as a guide. Seems like using the eraser along with the ruler somehow crashes the app. What bothers me more is, the eraser does not function even after I stop using the ruler. I have to close the app, remove it from the recently opened app list, and then reopen it to make the eraser work.
Also, while I try to fill colour using the fill tool, the Apple Pencil can not be used to tap and fill, instead I have to use my finger tips, making the app slightly disappointing.
If these issues could be fixed, or if I could know what I’m doing wrong for them to be happening, it would be greatly appreciated..Version: 25.7
:)I really like this app and everything! but there’s one thing that kinda annoys me is that why do you need to pay for layers? yeah, i know that you get 2 free layers but it’s not enough for me to colour in the eyes, clothes, skin, etc..Version: 25.7
I love the tools, but it is buggy...Wow I love this app and I have used it for years. I have it on my phone and iPad and I love using both devices. All the tools work really well and have a great affect... Except it seems like the IPad acrylic brush tool lost its ability to recognize the Apple Pencil’s touch. I cannot apply any gradients or blend with the round acrylic brush head. Every other tool works perfectly fine! It works as if I am only using my finger.
On the iPhone, I believe the pen no longer has the pixel tool(square head). It would be lovely if you brought it back if the Tayasui sketches team removed it. I cannot find it on the tool bar anymore.
Thank you for the updates though, Tayasui Sketches Dev Team :).Version: 25.6
👁👄👁It’s nice and all but...
Just can you make pro at least free for a certain time then after a few days it’s not?
It’s okay if you don’t that is okay..Version: 25.7
It sometimes glitches but its amazing!!It does sometimes glitch but its a really nice app.Version: 25.6
GoodI love this app it’s good but I would rather be able to do things for free than having to pay 8.00$ to be able to do things I wanna do..Version: 25.5
Versatile!Really user friendly and surprising.Version: 25.5
Erreurs fonctionsJ’ai acheté la version pro et plusieurs fonctionnalités ne fonctionnent pas malgré les plusieurs tutoriels que j’ai écouté: remplissage, pipette, etc..Version: 25.5
<3This is a pretty good app it’s great for digital artists and I like that you can play around with lots of tools that are free it’s good and really fun :)
I do think it would be great if you could make some more tools/effects that are free
Overall it’s really great
I love that you can look at other people’s art and get great inspiration it’s awesome and it’s something that not a lot of art apps have so I commend that you did something original
Thanks for the awesome app.Version: 25.5
Great app few limitationsI really love this app, but would love if the cutter tool allows you to cut or delete your selection..Version: 25.5
It not the best in my opinion....I like it but you have to pay quite a bit of money and you could get a lot more thing with ibs paint x not saying that it’s bad or anything like that but I’m just saying that it’s not the best app (I am on my phone so it might be different on an iPad but idk).Version: 25.5
It’s good until today...Today when I tried to go into sketches it crashes every time I try going into it.
It went well since yesterday can you please fix ASAP!🙂
But every thing else went ok in sketches though..Version: 25.5
ConsiderI do all my sketching on this app, the only thing it’s missing is a correction option.Version: 24.4
DisappointedI’ve been loving this app for years . Now I can’t save my art to my picture file . Please fix this .
deleted and Reloaded the app , all is well🙏.Version: 25.4
This is sooooo goodThis is rlly good the ruler is very useful and they fixed it I love the textures OMG ITS SO GOOD and free.Version: 25.4
Best app everI love this app so much there is no words to describe how great of an app it is. I am on it all of the time and I love it. 🥰.Version: 25.4
Needs fixing for the cut toolHello,
It might just be me but the cut tool is glitching and erases my work, could this get fixed to I can use my fingers again. I used to be able to touch the corners of the selected peice and it would allow me to shrink or make larger the art as I saw fit, it now needs my stylus and is incredibly inconvenient.
Regardless, this is a wonderful application thank you..Version: 25.3
Drawing app;w;This app is amazing for drawing and its great , I like to draw and I can’t buy the pro app sadly but I’m fine with it great work!.Version: 25.1
Amazing drawingThis is amazing. Its probably the best free drawing app out there.Version: 24.4
It's greatOnly thing is the quality of image is kinda low if you zoom you can see the pixels.Version: 24.4
Great! A few issues working with layersI’ve been using the pro version of this app for the past 3-4 months learning how to draw Pokemon. The app has great design and usability. I’ve received a lot of compliments from friends, one who direct messaged me and asked which app I used.
I love the selection of easy-to-use tools and the support for multiple layers. The app is perfect for users who are just getting into art or for professional artists looking to doodle/experiment. But the tools are also just powerful enough to make incredible looking art.
I would recommend adding these features to improve my experience (mostly regarding layers)
- The ability to duplicate a project (that includes keeping all the layers, settings, etc.) This will be useful for back ups and for creating templates. It would also help with splitting my work to avoid having too many layers in one project, as the app will begin to crash due to low memory.
- A toggle on the layers sidebar to show only the visible layers. That way, I can quickly find a layer I’m looking for instead of scrolling through lots of inactive layers first.
- The ability to select multiple layers and move them on the canvas together, to delete them together, etc.
I also noticed a couple consistent defects that have impacted my productivity:
- Defect 1: Duplicate an invisible layer. The app will make the original and duplicate layer visible, but the eye icon on each layer says the layers should still be invisible.
- Defect 2: If the app auto saves your work while opening the pattern fill tool, the app will freeze.
There’s also a few cases of app freezes, occasionally losing my undo stack and being unable to undo a big mistake, and small issues that can be ironed out. But they are not common.
Thank you for creating this wonderful app! I look forward to using it for many more months to come..Version: 24.4
Occasionally crash but overall goodCrashed a few times a bit earlier before I can save my work. My solution is closing all other apps when I run Sketch just to save more memories for it. Other than that, I’m happy with this app. The two brushes I use most are pastel and pencil. They work well and create beautiful textures..Version: 24.4
This app is great!!!I love jow there are many different tooks to use and they are all free. Highly reccomend.Version: 24.4
Paywall layersIt’s a good app overall but the make you pay for layers which are an important part to digital art for me and I can’t pay because I’m really young..Version: 24.4
I really love this app butOne time I was drawing and I got so far to finishing the drawing and then I accidentally drew on top of the drawing with a scribble and I tried to undo it but it was saying “nope” pls delete that it bothers me very much because I worked really hard on that drawing!! I still love this app but pls fix that.Version: 24.4
Love itI love this app but I don’t know how to post on this app. I have nothing else to say about the app. It works well it’s perfect!😃.Version: 24.4
Good but...Great app to noodle with but as far as I can see, you can’t rotate the canvas just the iPad..Version: 24.4
Cool app!This app is absolutely amazing. It’s minimalistic, flawless and easy to navigate. The only problems I have with this app is the blending tool. It could be a bit smoother in the free version. And maybe the developers could add a feature so it can recognize perfect shapes and make hand drawn squares into perfect squares like Procreate and Infite Painter.
Bu overall, this app is so great! I use it for drawing many things..Version: 24.4
😐🙂Juste un avis on peu pas zoomer et pousser vers la gauche car ca ramène a la droite mais sinon c'est correct.Version: 24.4
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