Drawing on your iPad is a lot more enjoyable if you use the right tools. That’s why we listed the best drawing apps for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting to draw or already an avid artist: good tools are half the battle!
The iPad is a great device to unleash all your creativity. Apple’s tablet is great for drawing, whether you have an Apple Pencil or use your fingers. The apps below make drawing more fun than ever!
Best drawing apps for iPad
Procreate is perhaps the perfect drawing app for your iPad. This is because it is suitable for all drawing styles, whether you want to sketch, paint or illustrate digitally. It can do it all. In addition, Procreate works incredibly well with the Apple Pencil and you get to work with a lot of different brushes and tools to always end up with a masterpiece.
Procreate costs $15.99 on the App Store.
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#2 Adobe Fresco
This fairly new drawing app from Adobe is made specifically for the iPad and the Apple Pencil. As such, it is perfect for anyone who likes to draw. You use a lot of tools you might know from Photoshop, such as Live Brushes, as well as the handy selection tools and masking tools. Certain features are, again, behind a Creative Cloud subscription.
Adobe Fresco is available for free.
Apple’s new Freeform app is intended as a collaboration tool, but also works great for quick drawings. The app also works seamlessly with iCloud. This gives you easy access to your sketches on other devices, such as your iPhone and Mac. While there are multiple brush styles and color options, the personalization options are a bit more limited than other drawing apps on this list.
Freeform is available for free (as of iPadOS 16.2).