10 Best iPad Apps For Drawing
Here’s news that might crease the corners of the art world in a good way.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is going where they never went before in terms of exposure. The grand old Met sits on the corner of 81st and Fifth Ave.
It found that home when Ulysses S. Grant was president. Recently, this 140-year-old cultural and social icon of New York City decided to put their foot in the 21st-century.
The Met introduced an app for people who love art and for folks who love to create. Forbes calls the app “simple and modest,” and that’s good news for art novices and new art lovers.
Artists around the globe who consider themselves “Met-a-holics” are pushing their data to the limit because they want to get a little closer to this grand old art dame. The pros are calling the new MET app a mobile museum for art lovers. But the Met doesn’t have the only social art app that opens its digital doors to people who live to create different forms of beauty.
We found ten of the best iPad apps for drawing:
Linea Sketch Simply
Linea Sketch Simply by the Iconfactory is a great tool for people who want a pen to feel like a pen when they use an app. People who use this app love its simplicity.
Procreate is a feature-filled digital art studio with hundreds of customized brushes. It’s a professional quality app that attracts pros rather than doodlers.
Paper by Fifty Three
Paper by Fifty Three is an incredibly expressive drawing machine. This slick and responsive ink engine makes people think they are working with a paper sketchbook or notebook. The extensive Paper by Fifty Three tools mimic art pencils, pens, markers, and ball-point pens.
ArtRage has a plethora of painting tools that seem like real painting tools. There’s a palette knife, paint rollers, watercolors and oil paints. The painting engine tools make users feel like they are applying paint on canvas or graphite on paper.
The Autodesk Sketchbook comes with customizable drawing brushes and tools. You can customize on the fly, and there’s a gallery organizer as well as a pinch to zoom feature. And there’s support for saving and storing your work on iCloud or to a dropbox. There’s also a premium subscription that unlocks more creative tools.
Graphic for iPad
Graphic for iPad is a full-featured illustration app for iPad. Picta bought the app from AutoDesk recently and Picta has given the Graphic a new sense of being in the art app world. Graphic has all the tools professionals need and the tools that help novices become professionals if that’s a goal.
Adobe Illustrator Draw
This versatile graphic drawing app can go one step beyond by integrating it with Creative Cloud. There are five customizable pens and you have the ability to create up to 10 layers that make your images stand out. Plus, you can export your creations straight to Illustrator CC or to Photoshop CC.
Inspire Pro has a reputation for being realistic thanks to the wide variety of brush and color selections. There are a lot of options like lines for comic squares and speech bubbles.
Adobe Photoshop Sketch
Adobe Photoshop Sketch supports several Bluetooth styluses like Pencil and Adobe Ink, plus others by Adonit and Wacom. You can also import assets like custom brushes and colors. And your creation can go straight into Creative Cloud as flat images for illustrator or as layered PSDs to Photoshop.
Draw It! for iPad
Draw It is the app for hobby painters as well as for professionals. Kids love the app. And adults always find a way to create some beautiful works of digital art. Draw It is easy and fun to use because it feels like there’s an unassuming factor built into the app.
These ten creative best iPad apps for drawing are just the tip of the Internet iceberg. The artists who use these apps seem to create a new category of artistic expression. That expression is a mixture of the old methods of drawing and painting coupled with new digital mental strokes that take personal, expressive art to another level. And people who want to develop their artistic skills use these apps to fine-tune their creative ability. Or, they just want to put their thoughts and ideas to work in the world of no fences or personal restrictions.