SketchBook - draw and paint

SketchBook - draw and paint

Autodesk SketchBook

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 4.0.2
  • Updated: January 31, 2018
  • Requires Android: 4.0.3 and up
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000



Autodesk SketchBook is the award-winning drawing app from the leader in computer-aided design. It's made for creative professionals, aspiring artists, and anyone who likes to capture their ideas in digital form. Known for its natural drawing experience and clean user interface that gets out of your way, 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 every Android device, especially those with a stylus and GPU. Rapid UI mode lets your free hand pull up interface elements when needed for the largest possible workspace on your tablet.

The list of tools in SketchBook is vast, but a few standouts that will help make you a better artist include:
• Radial Symmetry: Product designers and mandala makers alike love the ability to draw once and replicate their lines up to 16 times using Radial Symmetry.
• Predictive Stroke: Draw a line and our Predictive Stroke assertive technology will make your line straight. Draw a basic shape and it will make your circles, rectangles, and triangles more precise. If you're drawing freehand, it will add just the right amount of smoothing to curved lines. Don't need help? Turn it down or turn it off.
• Ruler and Ellipse: Perspective is everything in drawing, and our Ruler and Ellipse tool will help ensure you're realizing the correct positioning, size, rotation, and aspect ratio.
• Full Layer Support: SketchBook opens and exports Photoshop documents (PSD files) natively, preserving layer names and blending modes.
• Scan Sketch: With a quick snap of your device's camera, SketchBook can transform your paper-based line drawings into digital form. Great for getting new life out of old drawings or for making the transition to an all-digital workflow.
• Autosave and infinite Undo: There's nothing worse than losing your work, and there's nothing better than being able to step back in your workflow a few dozen times to give it another go. SketchBook saves both your work and your patience.

A SketchBook subscription is a simple way to ensure you get the best SketchBook experience on all your devices. As a subscriber, you get every new feature, every update, every tool, and the ability to use SketchBook on any device. Purchase a subscription here in Google Play and your SketchBook subscription will unlock the Pro toolset on all your other devices. If your Android device is your only drawing device, you can unlock the Pro toolset by purchasing “Pro Tools” in app.

Dive into the new SketchBook and discover your new favorite drawing app. Let us know what you think, and show us what you made, by connecting with us on Facebook (autodesksketchbook), Instagram (@autodesksketchbook), and Twitter (@sketchbookapp).


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  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    oscar hernandez Published date: January 31, 2018

    I bought the original app before this updated version. But I'm not sure why it didn't just apply to this version when it's practically the same. Just friendlier than the one I own. So it loses a star for that. Aside from that I think this could use one thing. A picture in picture. When you are zoomed in, it would be nice to see your work in progress. It would help to Have a reset for the tools as well if you change it. Other than that I think this app is the best there is. I love it. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Matt McLuhan Published date: February 10, 2018

    Would be a terrific app if it's features weren't locked behind a subscription paywall. Simple things like cropping and changing canvas size can't be done with the free version and you only have access to 4 layers including a background layer. So not a lot can actually be done with it which is a shame because it's really easy to use and I had a lot of fun with it and I'm sure someone more talented then me could make some absolutely amazing things. But Im not going to sign up for a subscription to use this. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Billie Lyn Ploof Published date: February 12, 2018

    Thank you again for fixing the compatibility with my tablet. I'm happy to be able to be using it again. Also I figured out how to get the pro tools back again that I purchased a few years ago. I'm very pleased that this app is going in the right direction again. My only issue right now is getting imported images to maintain their quality. I've worked on projects and lost the original project files and the imported images after they've been exported are blurry. I'd like to be able to continue my work on certain pieces I've done but I can't when I'm putting them in this way. Thank you! Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Published date: February 17, 2018

    Ive been enjoying using autodesk but the app crashed and my phone restarts..and my art was unsaved.. i also noticed that the symmetry lines wont show up everytime, so i dont have guide and cursur blinks. Im using my note8 and wished to use this app better. Hope you got new update for this app. Thanks :) Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Mint Willow Published date: February 17, 2018

    I love it! It works so beautifully with my Android phone. The update made it a trillion times better because it had all the features I wanted for a looong time. And it did not disappoint at all. Every stroke feels so satisfying and comfortable to use. I tried so many other drawing apps but I always find out to come back to this one. I would love however for it to have a favorite section because there is so many brushes I love and the setup looks so nice, that I don't want them to lose it's place!❤ Love this drawing app, can be used by anyone! It's smooth, easy to use and overall satisfying. Thank you so much for the update! That definitely gave it such a big push for me. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Mitch L Published date: February 10, 2018

    This app is trash. Undo is tucked into a weird "three finger swipe toward a corner" gesture that doesn't even work. How is this extremely basic function not at the top level menu? Also good luck trying to add a photo or draw a line. Horrible. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Rachel Damerell Published date: February 17, 2018

    The recent update has stopped me from being able to use the select tool on the to bar, cannot move selected shapes. Very irritating because this app was my main way of doing my hobby. Please fix! I use a Samsung Galaxy tab. Please please please please please fix these issues! I tried subscribing but that didn't fix the issue. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Nou Published date: February 4, 2018

    I'm not sure if it's only just me but drawing is kinda delayed and it's stressing me out. I always have to start half a centimeter in front of where I want to draw for it to work. Please fix it Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Lanny Montoya Published date: February 19, 2018

    Wonder why people say it's boring, First of all, this app is great. Why is it boring to most people? Probably cause they don't know that a free draw and sketch app is supposed to let you draw and sketch, there is no tutorials! What are you thinking people? Second, I understand how you 'cant draw anything here' are you using a finger or a stylist? Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Hana Beckett Published date: February 7, 2018

    I'm annoyed, I wasted time sketching out my drawing on paper first only to find that the photo won't import into the app properly. It crops almost all of the image... I don't have time for this and updating the app did absolutely nothing! Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Phoebe Burcham Published date: February 5, 2018

    This is great app that can definitely help with my art skills. But i only have 1 complaint. You can only use 3 layers and this is not enough. Especially for big projects. Can you please alow us to have unlimited layers please. Thanks Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Francineftg Huskyfingers Published date: February 22, 2018

    It's great!! I wish we could do half-stars, I'd give it 4.5 stars because every time my tablet powers off, it needs a new update ant it freezes when I erase with the fixer tool. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Published date: February 7, 2018

    I love Sketch Book. Its so easy to use and I love all the different tools you can choose from. I normally use another App (Sketch) to sketch things, but after using Sketch book Im gonna be using this alot more. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    TAKEO X PERRY Published date: February 11, 2018

    I really really love this app it's made me a lot of money... my only suggestions is if we can fix lasso tool... lasso tool has not been working on the latest update thought it was just me but tried it on different tablet and still nothing please fix Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Shira Azoulay Published date: February 15, 2018

    I adore this app. I use it for all my digital art. It's very easy and fun to use, I never run into any lags or bugs. I would looove if they added a crop tool, but otherwise it's pretty much perfect! Especially the paid version. Definitely worth the $! Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Elin Wikström Published date: February 15, 2018

    I don't want to leave a bad review as I love this app and have been using the free trial version for a while until I purchased the pro version. I cannot get it to work. The payment has been made, but the app doesn't allow me to use any of the pro features. Ive tried logging in with the email that's associated with Google Play, it doesn't recognize it. I tried signing up manually hoping it would connect the google play and it would show that I've paid;nope, still shows I'm on free app. Please help me resolve this. EDIT : never mind this review, it started working a few minutes after writing this, and the app is fantastic. Can't wait to explore all the pro tools. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    The Derouiches' Published date: February 24, 2018

    This app needs a little mending because whenever I try to draw something it keeps on glitching. For example when I draw a face shape the cheeks are shown as dogs and the rest as lines. Please can you fix this bug as I want to continue using this app as it is quite useful 😃 Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Ashleigh Provan Published date: February 9, 2018

    Love the app, except for one thing... everytime the app gets updated I loose all of my files, they get removed from the app and removed from my phone! All of my work gone! Over 3 months worth of files erased like they were never there! STOP DELETING MY FILES EVERYTIME YOU UPDATE THE APP Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    pretty much just Ailaxvo64 _ Published date: February 6, 2018

    Really good aside from the paintbrush makes the whole app lag, tremendously. Another issue is that Everytime I go to the gallery, bam. It crashes. If you could fix that, I'd be very happy. Otherwise, it's a really good app! Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Zoe Duchovny Published date: February 16, 2018

    Usually love it, been using for two years but now I cant open any of my pics. 'Oops failed to open image' doesnt quite cut it when I have so many works in progress. Support is lacking Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Liantuang Hawlhang Published date: February 22, 2018

    I want the "airbrush" to be smaller than 5.0. The previous update allows us to go up to 0.1. Thats why this ipdate sucks big time for me. I dont reallh use the other brushes anyway. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Michael Hill Published date: February 19, 2018

    Nothing is labeled. Impossible to navigate menus. Double tapping corners as shortcuts never works. After spending 20 minutes trying to simply move a shape I had created, uninstalled. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Tilly Lala Published date: February 9, 2018

    I love this app but I'm having the issue where it won't save what I've done when I share it. I upload my finished pieces to drive. Or even send them to friends on skype, or save to device. The actually art won't show just the outline of the creation I made. And it's really irritating. That's not what it looks like when I'm making it Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Andre Marshall Published date: February 15, 2018

    This app was great , it was an amazing app that i used at so much. I had no issue till this most recent update. All of a sudden the app got laggy and drawing became a long and stressful process, please fix, please Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Tre Whiteous Published date: February 16, 2018

    My sincere apologies to the team if I am asking for to much, but if at any chance could you guys add some more features to the sketchbook mobile app? The reason why is well I got this monthly plan that I cancelled because it was really pointless to have, since I don't have the desktop version. So just for the little guys (mobile users) could we also get at least one update that could add something new? Before paying seven or eight dollars. Many thanks for what we do have also, honestly the best Android app. Date 2/16/18 My last post about this unique app was just the lack of brushes and small amount of tools the user was able use in this app. Coming back around to re-downloading this app I was surprised to see so much new features, also the new amount of tools and brush features is beyond belief. Hats of to the team behind all this you all listened, so with all respect thanks. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    that_ strawberry_ Published date: February 11, 2018

    This is an ok app. In the promotional images it shows you all of its wonderful features.... that you have to pay for. The free version is very limited and even has limited layers. I don't want to have to pay for it and I know many others won't want to pay either. If your ok with having limited options and layers, then it's a pretty good app. If you have the money to pay for it, then I would recommend it. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Oscar English Published date: February 3, 2018

    honestly, I've started using this to do my sketches before importing into Photoshop on my PC. The quality of the tools, especially with my S-pen, is unparalleled. Truly, genuinely impressed by a program that's gotten better as time has gone on 😊 Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    T Stormer Published date: February 16, 2018

    The ink dropper isn't precise it floats half an inch above where my pen or finger is. Also it randomly deletes certain lines I've drawn. To I have the pro version but it keeps restrictions on Everytime I start a new project ! Also the new update to the selection tool makes it so you have to click out to the transform tool to move or resize selection instead of in the selection transform options like it used to have. Please fix this stuff Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Crusty Squidward Published date: February 1, 2018

    Love it! The blending tool is by far my favorite to use! I've went through many different drawing apps, and this is the only one that's been effective for me!💖 Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Nnanna-jnr Okoro Published date: February 8, 2018

    This app lags a lot. while drawing or trying to erase it freezes. Not cool after spending such amount of money I spent getting the full tools Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    caroline gillitzer Published date: February 14, 2018

    Why when i pay for tools does this stop working?? I bought the stupid pro BS and now none of the selection tools will work! So got refunded, select tool still doesn't work. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    daniel ilovai Published date: February 1, 2018

    Best app I've used out of all. I've purchased the full version on an old device but still had limited tools and layers. The new update is truly much better, but one minor thing that has troubled me is when i use the eraser tool everything slows down and i have to wait a bit for it to work again. Aside from that its amazing and has good quality 👌👌 Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Shadowwolf Published date: February 7, 2018

    I think it's a fantastic site for beginners! But I do have a problem with this app, if you are looking for good quality drawings that this isn't the best sit for you, because every time I would save the drawings, they would be all low quality and pixely. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    nanat coffin Published date: February 19, 2018

    Right after i finished my work and about to save it, app crashed. Went back again all my work that ive been doing for weeks is gone. Im about to love this app but after that just only Disappointed Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Momo Hyuga Published date: February 7, 2018

    So I've been using this app for about a year. Seemed great at first. Untill the recent updates. Tonight I lost about 6 hours worth of work(yes I save all the time) the file corrupted,and I couldn't fix it. So I went on a file scavenge and it chopped all my work in half!!!=) so...besides that...the lag,and freezing is HORRID!!=) happens to me every time I draw. And I have to close and re open the app,and hope it loads up. Other wise. Its a great app...they are trying to add things like line balancers and stuff. But the lag and corruption needs to stop. I am not happy I wasted 6 hours of my life on an so failure(that has happened to me a few times before!~) Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Asif Iqbal Published date: February 9, 2018

    So everything is working fine except for one thing... The icon for the app is not showing up on my Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A - this really bugs me and I hope there is a fix soon. Otherwise, this is a brilliant app that lets me draw or paint to my heart's content Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Icy - Cubes Published date: February 20, 2018

    I like this app but for some reason it's the only drawing app with lag and disconnected lines. If anybody knows how to fix the lag that would be greatly appreciated Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Pavneet Kainth Published date: February 14, 2018

    I like the app because it allows me to do things I can't really do with others, I have not got the whole version though but I am able to do so many things. After the new update I feel that when I draw I am not able to do it as smoothly as I've done before, I think it has become a bit slower and it lags when I draw a brushstroke. Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Illystria styllies Published date: February 24, 2018

    When i gotten it I was able to draw characters and ocs, but there is one problem. The paste button is litterly blank, just dark gray. When I cut something I'm unable to , i wont be able get it back except pushing back, can u plz fix it? Full Review

  • SketchBook - draw and paint
    Michael Hafen Published date: February 8, 2018

    When working on a project, it flipped all layers on me, even when they was lock... At least, make it be able to undo, because I don't know what I did, or ask me before doing it, or turn that bit off, because I had to flip them back individually... It was really inconvenient for me! It really got me angry when it all flipped, while drawing. Full Review