What are the best mobile drawing apps and sites?

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    #1SketchBook

    SketchBook

    Sketchbook, also known as Autodesk SketchBook is a drawing and sketching mobile app offering numerous useful tools for a realistic drawing experience.  Its full set of features have been made available for free with the last update.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Donna Wood
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "This app is great and offers a lot of options for drawing on mobile devices. I like that there are lots of different brush options. The optional premium in-app purchases are very helpful too if you want to get more out of your drawings. The app is easy to use and practical for many uses."
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    #2Drawing Pad

    Drawing Pad

    Drawing Pad is the perfect app to draw and paint: use markers, crayons, pencils and many more tools to create stunning artworks. The app is so easy to use that everyone can use it, from kids to adults.


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $1.99

    Lisa Xie
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Drawing Pad is the best app to use to put my mind on paper. I can draw anything I want with all the coolest little tools to aid my creativity!"
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    #3Sketcher PRO

    Sketcher PRO

    A sketching app for Android devices. The app lets you paint with several brushes, share your creation by e-mail, use different modes... With Sketcher PRO you can draw in wherever you want. 

    Apps

    Android

    $0.99

    Yuan Cao
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Sketcher PRO is definitely one of the best mobile drawing apps. It is such a great value with everything it has to offer for such a low price. It gives you so many options to help you create and perfect your drawings and sketches. It even has a feature for you to go to a website to order your artwork into prints. This contains everything one would need to create the artwork the envision. This is what makes it the best mobile drawing app and site."
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    #4ArtFlow: Paint Draw Sketchbook

    ArtFlow: Paint Draw Sketchbook
    ArtFlow 2 is a free drawing app that turns anyone into an artist. With this application, you can paint whatever you want. It feels as real as painting on a canvas!


     

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Jack Hunt
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "This seems like a decent mobile drawing app. If you need something check it out."
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    #5Adobe Photoshop Sketch

    Adobe Photoshop Sketch

    Adobe Photoshop Sketch is an app for both Android and iOS devices. Users can paint and create works of art using Photoshop brushes and all the layers you can think of. Create realistic paintings and customize them by adjusting their size, color, and opacity, among many other settings.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Juan Hayes
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "Like all Adobe products, this is an over-hyped bloated monster. I didn't pay for it; it was on my bookie's iphone. While he was recovering from a back-alley beatdown, I played with it a bit, and it's just a drag! When it finally loads, you're trying to paint, and there's this huge lag between when you drag your finger and it registers the painting. Additionally, no matter what I tried to paint, everything just looked like badly sketched stick figures."
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    #6Canva

    Canva

    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. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Han Wan
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "When I discovered that Canva - Graphic Design & Photo Editing now had an app, I rushed to download it and was eager to use it. Unfortunately it has disapointed me and it's not reliable. I much prefer their online website. "
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    #7Paper

    Paper

    Paper is a free application for iOS devices that enables users to create checklists, spot details in pictures, and sketch diagrams. It also has an auto-correction feature for drawings and also has a 3D journal.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Justin Morris
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Paper by FiftyThree is an amazing app that allows you to draw, sketch, take notes and save information. It's free, highly rated, and very easy to use."
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    #8Art Set

    Art Set
    If you want an art set on your iPad, then you have to get this app! With Art Set, you can paint,  draw and edit photos with tools that feel like real. It is a very simple and fun application.



    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    Raymond Brown
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Art Set is a wonderful mobile drawing app! I mostly like the simplicity as it doesn't overcomplicate anything. There's enough new technology to learn these days! Yes, the tools are easy to use and I've been able to do some great work (in record time) with this useful app!"
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    #9PicMonkey

    PicMonkey

    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

    Vincent Walsh
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "From photo editing to graphic design...you can do it all with picmonkey! Rejuvenate old photos and do a wide number of things with this photo editor."
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    #10DrawShow

    DrawShow

    DrawShow will teach you how to draw anime and cartoon characters. Use your finger to follow the guide and draw step by step great art works. The app has hundreds of free tutorials, and its own community, where you can explore, rate and comment other user's creations.



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Roy Day
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "For mobile drawing, I love & actually use DrawShow. It shows me how to draw cartoons and I use it whenever I'm kind of board in school. Really fun app!!!"
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    #11PicsArt

    PicsArt

    PicsArt is an app with tools, effects, collage maker, camera, free clipart library, millions of user-created stickers and drawing tools. You can use your own photos or free-to-edit pictures in the app and turn them into collages and memes.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alejandro Blanco
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "Fun photoshop studio for girls ages 10 and up!"
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    #12Animation Desk

    Animation Desk
    Animation Desk is an animation app designed by Kdan Mobile Software Company. It's a great drawing application that helps us flesh out every creative idea into animated figures, animated movies and e-cards.
    Apps

    Windows, iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

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    #13Procreate

    Procreate

    Procreate is a professional drawing app designed for mobile devices. Its wide range of brushes and tools, advanced layering system and finishing effects ensures a natural and fluid painting experience. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99- with in-app purchases

    Samantha Hunt
    Written on October 28, 2017
    " loved procreate 3. It never crashed on my. Not even once. I use it for work all the time. However, after I updated my ipad to ios 11, and got procreate 4, the app started crashing on me every 10 minutes or so. I cant work on it anymore. I’m moving on to another app if this is not fixed ASAP! The crashing is very frustrating and unacceptable. Im giving it a 1* until its fixed. Will change change my rating if and when it is fixed."
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    #14dotpict

    dotpict
    dotpict is a free app for creating pixel art in a simple and easy way from your mobile device. It can be downloaded and installed to devices with either iOs or Android operating system.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Charles Gibson
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "Dotpict is a great little app for pixel art. Its great for making little sprites. Like in older 8-bit game days. UI is simple enough my five year old can pick it up and have no issues messing around with it."
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    #15Cartoon Photo

    Cartoon Photo
    Cartoon Photo is a free app that allows people to apply artistic effects to any picture. With this tool, you can transform your pictures into oil paintings, cartoons, pencil drawings, and much more.


    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Bryan Williams
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "this is a fantastic app for arts . I used it while I was learning to draw. With this useful tool, you can transform your pics into oil paintings, cartoons, pencil drawings, and much more!"
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    #16DroidDia Prime

    DroidDia Prime
    DroidDia Prime is a free app for Android devices that is similar to Microsoft Vision for desktop systems. Here you can draw schemes, carry bitmaps from different file formats, and more.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jose Richardson
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "I really like the concept of this app but it needs more work. The fonts can be small. Also lots of bugs."

Summary

Best What are the best mobile drawing apps and sites
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SketchBookApps 31 Free
2Drawing PadApps 26 Paid
3Sketcher PROApps 25 Paid
4ArtFlow: Paint Draw SketchbookApps 23 Free
5Adobe Photoshop SketchApps 20 Free
6CanvaApps 19 Free
7PaperApps 17 Free
8Art SetApps 14 Paid
9PicMonkeyOnline Tools 12 Free
10DrawShowApps 11 Free
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