What are the best drawing apps for PC?

Yeah, we get it. Drawings on paper can get smudged, spilled on, and even accidentally thrown away. That's so annoying! If that's the case, then check out these list of drawing apps for PC. Each one has its own features, pros, cons, and quirkiness, so check out which one suits you best!

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    Krita is a free and open source painting software for artists and illustrators. Is a great alternative to Photoshop, built and designed by artists who needed a fast and free tool to create original digital art or enhance print artworks.

    Windows, Mac


    Kelly Vasquez
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "Not that good of an artist when it comes to IRL pencils and paper. Krita helped me do something I've always wanted to do easily and beautifully! Trust me, this is the best drawing app for PC right now!"
  2. 16


    Artweaver is a graphics editor illustration program developed by Boris Eyrich for amateur painters and illustrators. This program was developed for Microsoft Windows OS.


    $39.17- Varies by plan

    Judy McCoy
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "artweaver has been a lifesaver ever since my photoshop stopped working on my crap pc. this drawing app helped me out so much, to the point that even when my photoshop worked after a week later, i used this instead when drawing designs!"
  3. 8



    Canva is a graphics design tool where users can create professional designs by curating photos, text, animations, stickers, borders, frames and more. It also features albums and scrapbooks where users may collaborate with their friends. 


    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Adrián Leal
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "As a graphic artist for the office I work in, I was doubtful asf since Canva was the default application on the office PCs, tried it out for a bit and eventually I got the hang of it and enjoyed it so much. I'm glad I gave this a shot lol"
  1. 3



    Inkscape is an illustration tool for users who needs to draw or create vectorial images. With its drawing tools and file format compatibilities, it can give help to users to create texts and bezier and spiro curves.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Rachel Carr
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "easy to use and convenient"
  2. 3


    MyPaint is a free and easy-to-use app that artists can use on their Wacom-style graphic tablets. Users can create sketches very quickly or more complex digital creations from scratch.



    Donald Henderson
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "I don't like this that much, but my older brother seems to know a lot about this and says you can do things there that you cant do much in other drawing applications. Guess thats enough for me tbh"
  3. 2



    PicMonkey is a creative tool for photo editing and graphic design so you can show your creativity and your style. The photo editing tool is available online and on iOS and Android devices.

    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Xu Pan
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "Not that much of a PC user, but I design stuff a lot, so im glad that this is available on phone where i can work my magic on the go!"
  4. 1



    GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is an illustrative digital freeware which serves as a photo-retouching program, image compositor, and image authoring. This program was created in 1996.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Brian James
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "Tried this because the name is funny as hell lmaooo good thing i did, since this is the best pc drawing app ive ever tried out"
  5. 1



    Pixia is the English version of a famous Japanese free painting and retouch software for full-color graphic, with masks and layer functions. This program also allows users to customize their own brush tips for desired effects.




    Terry Pierce
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "The customizable brush is pretty sweet. Good feature 👍"


Best What are the best drawing apps for PC
1KritaSoftware 19 Free
2ArtweaverSoftware 16 Paid
3CanvaApps 8 Free
4InkscapeSoftware 3 Free
5MyPaintSoftware 3 Free
6PicMonkeyOnline Tools 2 Free
7GimpSoftware 1 Free
8PixiaSoftware 1 Free

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