Hi guys! Hope everybody is safe and well in this difficult time. Spending more time at home is not boring if we explore the amazing universe of graphics. so, today I am going to discuss the top 10 Free sketching or painting apps of the year 2020.
If you love to scribble or want to create a digital art masterpiece, these free apps are worth trying. Some of the apps are only for mobile, tab, or iPads and some of them can be installed on your desktop computer too. There are few good paid apps available online but you must start your first painting or style frame experience with these free apps and later on, can upgrade them.So lets begun with number 1 which is
1. Sketch or sketchbook pro
Sketchbook from Autodesk is my personal choice of apps which I generally use a lot. With a quick snap of your device’s camera, SketchBook can transform your paper-based line drawings into digital form — with a transparent background. customizable brushes that can incorporate both textures and shapes and The exclusive Copic® Color Library beloved by illustrators.
Export your work as JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, and of course PSD. Layered PSDs are fully preserved (import and export), including layer names, groups, and blending modes.
Use traditional rulers and ellipse guides for precise lines. Or embrace assistive wizardry with 16-sector Radial Symmetry and Predictive Stroke that smooths lines and corrects shapes. So this freeware is all in one tool of a digital painter, Available freely on android, apple, and as windows apps.
2. Adobe Fresco
Fresco from Adobe is the most advanced painting apps on apple so far. One of their amazing feature is water brush! I just love to play with watercolor brushed which gives smooth smudgy effects same as like watercolor painting. Harness the power of Adobe Sensei with live brushes that look, feel, and act just like the real thing. Paint with watercolors that bloom and bleed in real-time. Swirl and smudge creamy oils on your canvas and build up paint thickness for a 3D effect. Adobe Fresco and Photoshop on the iPad are made for each other. Use them together to combine images, retouch artwork, add text and create with layers. You can work on your projects in either app — anything you create is auto-saved in the cloud when you’re online. Avilable only on Ipad but I am expecting an android version soon.
Concepts (the app) is an advanced version of sketching paper, where natural tools meet vector manipulation so ideas can change and grow as you do.
Concepts is powered by our next-generation hybrid vector-raster Fluid Engine — 64-bit precision with multi-threaded rendering, an infinite canvas with sharp strokes at any zoom level, and mobile from the ground up. The free version of Concepts is a sketchbook on steroids. Use an infinite canvas, gorgeous brushes, 5 layers, and a whole lot of creative freedom. No account or signup required – just download the app and start sketching. It has
Available on apple store,Windows 10, Android & Chrome OS
4.Corel painter mobile
Corel painter from corel is an award winning desktop and MAC software application for professional painters and now they have launched android and apple free version. Android version name is Painter mobile.
“Paint it! Now”- for iPhone and “Paint it! Show”- for iPad
with the all general tools like Paint, Blend, Eyedropper, Paint Bucket, Eraser and Crop. You can Take advantage of Horizontal, Vertical and Kaleidoscope symmetry. Work quickly using two finger canvas rotation
and Use your finger to blend, navigate the canvas or select a color while you paint with your stylus.
Since Huion has its good range of Pen tablet and display products. Huion Sketch is an easy-to-use and free drawing app that has two sections for sketching and noting.
The interface of notebook is in a minimal design with several brush and color options on the top. The art canvas boasts a range of drawing features while maintaining a minimalistic interface.
Huion Sketch is upgraded with better compatibility with Android devices, besides features of various kinds that facilitate users as they are drawing. The cursor is now visible on all mainstream Android devices as you have it connected to a Huion pen tablet and launch Huion Sketch.
Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone. An intuitive user interface that stays out of your way. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.
You can Customize your brushes with over 9 unique brush engines such as the Color Smudge engine, Shape engine, Particle engine, and even a filter engine. Once you are done creating your brushes, you can save them and organize them with Krita’s unique tagging system. Sadly they have not released any ipad, android and apple versions yet. They have windows, mac OSX and linux versions to download. Since it is an opensource software, we can expect more improvement from it in future.
a small and good-rated app on android and apple store. They doesn’t have any desktop versions yet. It has all required tools for drawing and painting such as Nearly 200 beautifully crafted brushes for every type of artist, Four types of symmetry with up to 32 planes, Design 3D cityscapes with five different perspective guides or use a standard 2D grid, Seamless pattern projects,40 photographic, artistic, and motion filters and many more. Available freely on android and apple store
MediBang Paint is a FREE lightweight digital painting and comic creation program that comes loaded with brushes, fonts, pre-made backgrounds, and other resources. The app uses cloud saving allowing users to easily transfer their work between platforms. MediBang Paint includes many different creative tools for illustrators and comic book artists. Some of these include, numerous brushes, screentones and backgrounds, cloud fonts and comic creation tools. Finally registering on MediBang’s site for free gives users access to cloud storage so they can easily manage, backup and share their work. MediBang Paint is available on Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS.
9. Drawing Desk Draw Paint Color Doodle & Sketch Pad
Drawing Desk is a free addicting good drawing app for adults and kids on Android. Start drawing, doodling, sketching, painting or coloring now with 1000+ Coloring pages to color and recolor. Super Easy controls. Pan and Zoom drawing pad canvas. Drawing board features 4 unique digital art drawing modes, Kids Desk, Sketch Desk, Doodle Desk, and Photo Desk, that welcomes users of all ages and makes Drawing board a complete creative pack, of tools for art. They support Apple Pencil for iPad Pro and 3D Touch sensitivity for iPhones with Angle and Pressure with Water Color, Pencil & Pen tools. Available on both apple and android store.
10.ArtFlow: Paint Draw Sketchbook
One of the editor’s choice app in goole play store.It has High performance (GPU accelerated) paint engine, up to 6144×6144 Canvas with 50 layers, Palm rejection and many more. But sadly free version has limited option for users.
Hope you all come to know the features of all 10 software… So without wasting more time, just download and install in your medium and have fun.
Let me know in comment which one is your favorite.
Also tell me the name of application if I have missed any.
Till then stay safe and sound.