If you love drawing then iPad has many useful and amazing apps for you. You can have fun drawing on your tablet and improve your sketching and drawing abilities with the right hardware and apps that are designed exclusively for your device to match your skill and style. Though you may not aspire to become an artist if you’re not the artistic type, the benefits of learning to draw are more than the resulting work of art.
But all things said, before you start to draw you need iPad pencil though you can get a cheaper stylus designed to work with the iPad Pro, and also nothing beats the precision and pressure sensitivity found on the Apple Pencil. When you are drawing you can sense when you’re angling your tip to provide wider strokes, and can be charged by plugging it into your iPad Pro. Also never forget to recharge your pencil if drawing for a long time and might strain your battery.
1. Paper by fifty three app
You won’t find any elaborate brush tools, layer editors, or serious technical tools, but you will find a simple way to practice your drawing skills, organise your sketches, create colour swatches and blend colours together in this paper app. You can divide your art into notebooks, and decorate your notebook covers with custom art, your work from Paper, or your own images and photos. Used by over 25 million people this app is excellent for handwriting notes, drafting, diagramming, sketching, and giving form to your vision.
You can capture your ideas in beautiful, 3D Journals that keep you focused and in your creative flow. Fast, gesture-based navigation makes it easy and natural to use Paper, you can easily move your ideas into Paste, and sketch with confidence. Also get additional tools and features by subscribing to Paper Pro. Subscription is optional, and you can cancel anytime. To subscribe, visit the Paper Pro section in the Settings menu. The paper pro subscription is for AU$8.49 per six months. Download the app free from app store now.
2. Autodesk Sketchbook app
This free app is basically for industrial and architecture design and offers more tools designed to help and create more precise and measured works of art compared to the simpler canvas you have in something like Paper. SketchBook has everything you need to create beautiful digital art. The brush engine has 170 default brushes you can customize, so they’ll always perform exactly as you expect. Ink feels fluid and smooth, synthetic brushes blend colors in a natural way, and texture brushes mimic natural media. The SketchBook drawing and rendering engine was designed to use the full computing power of iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. Rapid UI mode lets your free hand pull up interface elements when needed for the largest possible workspace on your iPad.
You can purchase extra Pro Tools for AU$7.99 with monthly subscription of same amount. Download the app free from iTunes store.
3. Adobe Photoshop Sketch
With this app you can draw with the power of the Photoshop painting engine and a variety of built-in brushes, pencils, pens and markers. Create realistic watercolor paintings and import all your favorite Photoshop brushes for even more creative possibilities. Also easily send your artwork to Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Illustrator CC as layered PSD files. You can choose from 14 different brushes or create your own custom brushes and import the ones you might use in Photoshop proper. There’s layer management, perspective grids for keeping your design’s proportions steady, and the option to import images for tracing and editing.
It’s free to use, and when paired with a paid Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, lets you edit your artwork in apps like Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC. If you’re particularly proud of your latest painting, you can upload it to Adobe’s design community, Behance, and share your work with others. If you want more CC Storage of 20 GB you can get at AU$2.99. Download the free app now on your iPad mini 2, 3, 4; iPad Air; iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro.