• Layers - Add, Place, Paste, Rearrange, transform, and merge layers.
  • Create the highest resolution journals possible on your device with personalized names, covers, and sizes ranging common screen sizes, hard copy sizes, up to 4k on the x64.
  • Adaptive UI that adapts to touch, mice, and stylus input.
  • Photoshop PSD Export. Move your mobile work into a industry standard desktop application.
  • Brushes - Choose between eight different tools to create the perfect effect. The Brush and Eraser come free.
  • Stroke Preview - Make quick adjustments or delve into the numerous controls of each tool. Advanced features are available advanced features are available after any purchase.
  • Color Pots - store up to 12 unique colors for quick access.
  • Color Picker - make adjustments to hue, value, and saturation while navigating to your ideal color or simply use the dropper to select one, with this in-app purchase.
  • Over a dozen custom paper textures to tweak while using textured painting tools.
  • Undo history that is persistent, and at least 12 deep.
  • Import/Export - Import journals, images, and tool presets from your computer or the web and export them just as easily.
  • Mulitool Stylus Eraser - can assume the identity of any available tool when contact occurs with the tool icon.
  • Stylus PolyEraser - allows for quick removal of areas with a simple press and hold via the eraser end of the stylus.
  • Sharing - Post your ideas, creations, and images for everyone to see without ever leaving Sketchable.
  • Camera - Snap a series of photos into a journal for instant editing and annotations.
  • Familiar keyboard shortcuts for fast navigation.
  • GPU accelerated tools and canvas fuel the smoothest interactions.
  • Page info includes a running count of the operations performed on each page. Amaze yourself with the details behind each creation.
  • Brush Cursor feedback to allow for precise interactions prior to contact.

Additional information

Version Notes

Release 33 focused on fixing crashes occurring in the x86 version when using the layers palette or transform tool. Performance has also been improved. "You don’t need a manual to start working. Pick a brush and paint away. Under the hood there is a lot more power than you are first aware of... The speed of the brushes when making strokes is fast and there is absolutely no lag." - Don Seegmiller, Master Painter "Overall, if you are looking for a great little program that packs a bunch of features into an easily accessible interface, you cannot go wrong with Sketchable.” - Don Seegmiller, Master Painter

Ratings and reviews

Average customer rating

329 ratings

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Reviewer 0374 · 7/24/2015
For Surface 3

I love Sketchable app, the best app to draw, sketch, color whatever you want, your imagination is the limit. One of the features that I like a lot is the fact that you can use layers that a plus. I have tried quite a few drawing apps this is by far the best drawing app in all tools, options, and ingenuity. With sketchable I believe you get a complete set of tools and options than other apps just don't have. thank you for such a great drawing experience!

Nikki · 7/1/2015
Worth It

Having used several drawing apps from the Windows Store, I can say this is one of the best, if not THE best. I use Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai for most of my drawing, and the tools in Sketchable are very similar. I love having layers and mirroring features. I've seen a lot of people complain about spending $12 for an app, but compared to the cost of major art programs, this is a steal. If you can't afford the programs like Photoshop, Sai, or Painter, and you don't want to be a pirate, Sketchable is a good deal. Giving this 4 stars instead of 5 because I wish I had more customization for the journal sizes. You choose from a list of default sizes and their no way to make your own. Aside from that, I love this app.

Spencer · 6/22/2015
Loses work too often

I'm not sure the problem that the software is having but on numerous occasions now the software does not save, or does save but returns an unfinished piece: layers missing work but still has some. Colors missing while others remain. There is no save button to save it yourself and exporting to Photoshop means you can never pull it back in. You would have to export each layer as a PNG. Needless to say the software is becoming very aggravating when hours of work are lost simply because you turned your computer off.

Reviewer 9658 · 5/30/2015
One of the best sketching apps

Sketchable has a low pen-to-screen latency. When you draw, there's minimal delay from when the line is drawn (Art Rage seems to have a higher delay). This makes a big difference in how natural it feels to draw and sketch. OneNote has the lowest latency of all the apps I've used. I like the simplicity of the application, and the ability to disable touch when drawing. Features I find lacking and wish this application would have are: -ability to paint fill -ability to select/save color themes (limited to a small number of color wells you can adjust) -lasso tool or any selection tool to copy/cut parts into a different layer. Other than that, I'm enjoying that app. The UI is great and its simplicity makes it fun to draw.

Reviewer 1079 · 5/6/2015
Purchase Brushes

Give free app but make you buy all brushes in app purchase Not good

Scott · 4/1/2015
not free at all

horrible art app

Hannah · 3/31/2015

it says free, however the tools all cost money; and windows 8 comes with a sketching program that in my opinion operates better than this one. i was hoping that i was getting a better program not a worse program that you cant do anything with cause you have to pay to use it even though the download is free.

Brittany · 2/23/2014
Not Actually Free.

Great app... if it were actually free. You get a paint brush and that's it $2 for another tool and $12 for everything.

Heidi · 2/22/2014

It won't let you have all the tools

Reviewer 9831 · 5/20/2015
Aggressive paywall, but to me, Layers are worth it

Many features are behind a paywall, including all brushes other than the paintbrush and eraser, the color picker, and layers. But, this is the only app I've found with stylus pressure and Layers. Currently, the tools are available individually, but Layers requires buying the full bundle for $11.99 Also, the only way I've found to save an image as a file is by sharing to email, which attaches a PNG. The lack of open/save limits usefulness to casual art

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