The best drawing app for Android

Best drawing app for Android; a mix of app logos
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The best drawing app for Android means you no longer need an iPad or a dedicated drawing tablet to produce amazing digital art. Instead, you can sketch, draw and paint directly on the screen of your Android phone, Android tablet or Chromebook using a stylus. But while there are lots of options in the Google Play Store, most of them aren't actually very good. So in this article, we've pulled together the 10 best drawing apps for Android available today. 

Whether you are a professional artist or a beginner looking to draw on screen for the first time, you're sure to find what you're looking for amongst these Android drawing app recommendations. My list features apps that are paid-for, freemium and the best free drawing apps for Android, and I've included options for niche purposes such as art collaboration, cartoon art and making quick notebook-style sketches.  

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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