Tayasui Sketches app for iPad

Can a digital painting app this simple really be that good?

Our Verdict

One of the most artist friendly sketching apps on the iPad. Beautiful, functional and simple.

For

  • Delightfully simple to use
  • Features eight super-responsive brushes
  • Incorporates smart multi-touch gestures

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Sketches app for iPad

Sketches (opens in new tab) is a delightfully simple drawing and painting app that features eight brushes along the left-hand side, ranging from pencil and charcoal to felt pen and watercolour brush, with a further two available in the pro version.

Each one exhibits its respective characteristics brilliantly, meaning it's simple to pick a brush and start sketching. Although limited in terms of editing options, they're a delight to use, and in the pro version you're at least able to increase the size and shape as well as edit the blend mode.

Sketches app for iPad

Sketches features eight brushes, ranging from pencil and charcoal to felt pen and watercolour brush

Where Sketches excels though is in usability, which is an absolute dream. The brushes are super-responsive and the visual UI means it's like plucking a pen from your pencil case and drawing straight away. The app is further enhanced with some smart multi-touch gestures; the best example being an envelope-based sharing screen that lets you 'post' images to social media.

Sketches app for iPad

Sketches features smart multi-touch gestures, including this envelope-based sharing screen that lets you 'post' images to social media

Sketches is an absolute bargain and should give you hours of pleasure creating stunning sketches on your iPad.

Key info

  • Works with: iPad
  • Price: $1.49/£1.99
  • Developer: Tayasui
  • Version: 1.2
  • App size: 31.1MB
  • Age rating: 4+

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The Verdict
10

out of 10

Tayasui Sketches

One of the most artist friendly sketching apps on the iPad. Beautiful, functional and simple.

Craig Stewart is a writer, SEO strategist and content marketer, and is a former editor of Creative Bloq. Craig has written about design, typography, tech and football for publications including Creative Bloq, T3, FourFourTwo and DSG, and he has written a book on motoring for Haynes. When he's not writing, you'll usually find Craig under his old car learning about DIY repairs the hard way.