+$If Apple's iPad is your tool of choice, you'll want to arm it with the best drawing apps for iPad. With most iPads now featuring support for the Apple Pencil, the popular little tablet has become a powerful creative tool.

+$iPad Pro (2018)+$running iOS 12 with second-generation Apple Pencil took things a stage further, meaning that digital creatives trying to figure out how to draw on the move just need to check out the Apple Store (and Creative Bloq, of course). And thanks to a great choice of creative apps for all versions of the iPad, illustrators, artists and graphic designers can work effectively on the go – sketching, painting, prototyping and annotating photos.

+$But which app should you choose? There are a lot out there. To make things easier, we've rounded up some of the best painting and drawing apps to create fantastic art on your iPad – whether you're just learning如何绘制+$or are a seasoned pro. And if you want more model-specific software, don't miss our round up of the+$best iPad Pro apps+$designed for the Apple Pencil.

Digital art of a robot on an iPad screen


Inspire Pro拥有App Store中最快,最逼真的渲染引擎之一,为您的iPad提供流畅自然的绘画,绘画和素描体验。

运动150刷 - 包括油画颜料,喷枪,喷漆,铅笔,蜡笔,记号笔,粉笔,木炭,粉彩和喷漆 - Inspire Pro拥有各种高品质和可定制的工具供您选择。

使用Apple Pencil和iPad Pro,笔触的大小和不透明度会立即对应用的压力,倾斜角度和方向做出反应,从而在移动设备上实现前所未有的创意控制。使用Apple Pencil和iPad Pro尝试使用Graphite Pencils设置的一个画笔,你很快就会忘记你没有使用真正的铅笔和纸。

在此视频中观看Inspire Pro的实际操作

+$01. Procreate

Vector illustration of a monkey in a tree on an iPad screen

在iOS 12下,Procreate获得了重大的技术改革

Procreate 4中的绘画行为比之前版本的软件更令人愉悦,使其成为iPad用户最好的绘图应用之一。该应用程序包含一个不显眼的用户界面和易于访问的滑块,使您可以在工作时快速调整画笔/不透明度的大小。它可以节省时间,让您专注于绘画而不是被弹出菜单分散注意力。

+$Like many of the other iPad art apps here, there's an easy-to-use colour picker (with customisable swatches), layer options, a fast and responsive zoom, good smudging/blending options and a great undo functionality.

+$Procreate has 136 brushes available by default (see our pick of the best生成画笔+$), and over 50 customisable settings for every brush. The app is powerful, fast and intuitive, and enables you to create large, complex works of art on your iPad Pro.

02. Adobe Illustrator Draw

Illustration of a girl playing the keyboard on multiple devices


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Adobe Illustrator Draw是一款数字速写本,无论您走到哪里,都可以用矢量格式表达自己。一个姐妹的应用程序插画家CC,这款适用于iPad的绘图应用程序具有简单的用户界面,旨在快速勾勒出想法和概念。

它提供了一系列功能,包括简单的基于矢量的绘图工具,具有单独的绘图和照片层,以及与Adobe的同步功能创意云。使用此功能,您还可以下载与Adobe Illustrator兼容的文件并使用它们。

该应用程序使您可以绘制完美的直线和几何形状,重命名图层,并使用Adobe Capture CC中的形状。增强的透视网格还意味着您可以将形状映射到透视平面。

+$03. Affinity Photo for iPad

Affinity Photo for iPad

iPad的Affinity Photo获得了2017年度Apple Apple App年度奖

  • 下载Affinity Photo US:$ 19.99
  • 下载Affinity Photo UK:19.99

与其屡获殊荣的桌面版相同的后端构建,Affinity Photo for iPad完全针对iOS 11及更高版本进行了优化。需要使用Photoshop文件?没问题! Affinity Photo支持导入,编辑和导出PSD文件。它还支持PNG,JPG,TIFF,EPS,PDG和SVG。

如果您喜欢专业的刷子,Affinity Photo是iPad的绘图应用程序,包含120多种数字笔刷,包括效果,干燥介质,墨水,标记等。您还可以创建自己的画笔并打开动态,让您完全控制压力,角度,倾斜度和速度。

+$04. ArtRage

Digital illustration of a woman pressing iPad screen with tools emerging



在iPad上寻求逼真的艺术作品时,您可以直接在屏幕上绘画,或者使用一个工具涂抹一团油漆并用另一个工具涂抹。 ArtRage还具有专用的水彩笔选项,可以产生一些惊人的效果。


+$05. IPastels

iPastels painting and drawing app


没有数字应用程序和平板电脑屏幕可以让您真正感受到使用粉彩和木炭,但应用程序并不希望取代感觉 - 它们旨在模仿效果,这就是iPastels的表现。另外,你不会弄乱手指。

+$It is impressive how well the app replicates some aspects of pastel painting, including soft pastels, oil pastels, pastel pencils, and realistic colour blending using your finger on the screen just like you would on paper. One downside is that you have to stop drawing when you want to adjust the size and pressure of your tool, but there are plus sides – including the ability to correct mistakes quickly and simply.

出于这个原因以及更多,iPastel是一个很棒的应用程序,如果你想在开始真正的绘画之前尝试作品 - 或者只是为了一点乐趣。它有Apple Pencil支持,升级到Pro功能的成本为4.99美元/ 4.99英镑。

+$06. MediBang Paint for iPad

Illustration of a young girl on an iPad screen


如果您是数字艺术的新手,那么在为您的iPad制作精彩但基本的绘图应用之后,MediBang Paint就是您的最佳选择。作为一款易于使用的程序,MediBang具有与Photoshop类似的功能,包括图层,能够添加样式和方便的画笔编辑器。事实上,MediBang充满了精彩的绘画和绘画工具,所以很难相信它是免费的。

+$Compatible with iOS 9.1 and above, if you want to create professional-looking artwork but are on a budget, this is the iPad app for you.

+$07. Zen Brush 2

  • 下载Zen Brush 2 US:$ 2.99
  • 下载Zen Brush 2 UK:2.99

+$The sequel to the popular Zen Brush takes what its predecessor does best – emulating the feel of painting with traditional Japanese calligraphy brushes – and builds upon it. Zen Brush 2 has a new drawing engine that's smoother and more fluent than before, making it even easier to lose yourself in the process of creating beautiful Zen art.

除了新的绘图引擎,Zen Brush 2还具有图库功能,可以让您保存正在进行的工作,以及墨水分散效果,为您的绘图增添深度感。

有压力敏感触控笔(更不用说Apple Pencil)的支持,最重要的是你不再局限于黑色墨水 - 现在你也可以使用红色墨水。

+$08. Concepts

Concepts screenshot



Concepts已经有了iOS 12的更新,增加了对iPad Pro(2018)和第二代Apple Pencil的支持 - 支持双击工具切换,而且您可以自定义双击如何显示自身。

+$09. ArtStudio Pro

+$ArtStudio Pro for iPad is the successor to ArtStudio – a legacy version of which is still available for$ 4.99/4.99+$. The new version has been optimised for Apple Pencil, and claims to be 5-10 times faster than ArtStudio.

+$There are new and improved tools, which include 27 blending modes, over 100 built-in brushes and the ability to import all types of formats, including ABL brushes. There are are also various different canvas sizes and options that include layers, layer masks, filters and effects. With an active community and plenty of features to play around with, we think this is a great choice for artists.

+$10. Pixelmator For IOS

Photo of a young black woman with her hands on her head

Pixelmator是完整的Photoshop for iPad的下一个最佳选择

  • 下载Pixelmator US:$ 4.99
  • 下载Pixelmator UK:4.99

+$If you need a full-fat iPad alternative to Photoshop, Pixelmator for iOS is about as good as it gets. Whether you simply want to enhance or touch up some photography, or go the whole hog and paint detailed, layered images from scratch, it has you covered with a heavyweight set of tools, brushes and effects.

它甚至可以打开分层的Photoshop图像,因此您可以在桌面上开始工作,然后在移动时继续使用它。如果你有一个iPad Pro,你会发现Apple Pencil的完整兼容性,具有手掌拒绝,压力,倾斜和加速度灵敏度。

+$11. Comic Draw

Comic Draw painting and drawing app



您还可以找到一个用于试验您的概念的数字画板,以及一个墨水和着色界面,它允许您使用各种画笔完成您的设计。 Comic Draw提供了一个由不同字体,气球和设计工具组成的刻字套件,用于添加所有重要的单词,您可以添加任意数量的页面,以便制作从漫画到完整书籍的所有内容。

+$12. Assembly

Images of Assembly software in action on a mobile device





+$13. Photoshop Sketch

Illustration of a geisha on multiple devices

Photoshop Sketch抛弃了重量级功能

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Adobe没有尝试在iPad上重现完整的Photoshop体验,而是专注于平台的优势,为素描和绘画提供了强大的工具。 Photoshop Sketch功能包括石墨铅笔,墨水笔和水彩笔,可调节大小,颜色,不透明度和混合设置。


你可以将你的工作导出到插画家CC要么Photoshop CC。当然,您需要一个Creative Cloud帐户(在此订阅Adobe Creative Cloud),但如果您计划将Photoshop Sketch用作独立应用程序,那么您只需要基本的免费版本。

+$14. Clip Studio Paint EX

iPad上另一款功能齐全的桌面彩绘应用程序是Clip Studio Paint。 Clip Studio Paint非常适合绘制漫画和漫画 - 但是,它可用于创建任何类型的数字艺术。它也是为数不多的将传统绘画的感觉带入数字空间的少数几个之一,使其成为在旅途中创建插图和草图的完美应用程序。

+$This app comes packed with drawing tools like pencils, markers, calligraphy pens and air brushes. And because the drawing engine works so well with the Apple Pencil, you'll have a full range of pressure-sensitive dynamics to get your line work perfect. Another bonus is when you sign up for Clip Studio Paint EX subscription, you get six months free.

+$15. Graphic

Drawing of a Japanese-style building on an iPad screen


提供桌面级编辑标准,Graphic一直被吹捧为Adobe Illustrator的iOS答案。除了包含您创建令人惊叹的艺术和详细技术图纸所需的所有绘图工具之外,Graphic现在还提供可变宽度画笔笔划和Apple Pencil的压力感应绘图支持。


+$16. Tayasui Sketches

+$Tayasui Sketches is one of the most delightfully simple drawing and painting iPad apps that we've found. It features a small number of brushes along the left-hand side, ranging from pencil and charcoal to felt pen and watercolour brush, with more available in the pro version ($5.99/£5.99).


+$17. Autodesk Sketchbook

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+$18. Paper By Fiftythree

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如果你正在寻找能够快速制作草图的东西,那么最好不要大惊小怪,那么Paper by Fiftythree非常值得一试。它整洁的界面 - 这里没有菜单栏或按钮 - 将草图体验剥离到最基本的要素,并将您的iPad变成一系列虚拟日记,翻阅页面以便于查看。


+$19. Art Set

Portrait illustration alongside a set of brushes


这个酷炫的涂料应用程序就像在iPad中设置虚拟艺术品一样。自发布以来,Art Set已经成为30多个国家的头号付费iPad应用程序,Art Set拥有艺术家可能想要的所有工具,包括粉笔,木炭,油画棒,蜡笔,石墨铅笔,彩色铅笔和记号笔。


+$20. Brushes Redux

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在iPad上创作艺术品时,传奇艺术家David Hockney被发现使用了Brushes应用程序。它是一个古老而又好的,专为Apple平板电脑设计,现在更新了'Redux'后缀 - 它是免费和开源的。



+$21. SketchClub

Three illustrations on iPad screens

使用Sketch Club的优秀工具集创建酷炫的数字艺术
  • 下载Sketch Club US:$ 2.99
  • 下载Sketch Club UK:2.99

Sketch Club拥有一系列用于创造美丽数字艺术的工具。该应用程序有一套独特的灵活数字笔刷(总共44个,但可以制作更多),笔,矢量工具,旧学校像素艺术和有趣的程序工具。

Sketch Club拥有一个整洁的用户界面,有许多设置可根据您自己的独特偏好自定义应用程序。