Best digital art apps to use | Turn your iPad into a sketchbook

Artists often find great apps online, but there are some they can only find on an iPad. For art lovers, there are a myriad of digital art apps you can explore for your hobby or work.

We only choose the best of them, so for this part, here is the list of best apps that every artist should look for.

How to turn your iPad into a sketchbook

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iPad artists should check out these three amazing art apps that will help you with your digital artwork.

Besides portability, the iPad has been a great canvas for digital painting and drawing. It is very convenient to use and offers a lot of features, ranging from customization to improved design.

According to Apple Insider, there are iPad apps you can use for art-related things. Each of them has a unique set of features that differ.

Check out this list to find out which app is best based on your preferences and needs.


For artists who want to use an art app at no extra cost, Sketchbook might be the perfect fit for you. From its name, you can easily illustrate a subject using it and feel like you are drawing on a physical sketchbook.

This application is created to imitate almost all commonly used art tools, including paints, pencils, and colored pencils, to name a few.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced digital artist, this iPad app won’t let you down, even for a moment.

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Affinity Designer

Vector arts are becoming popular within the digital art community. You can actually start practicing by downloading Affinity Designer on your iPad.

This app is considered a “powerhouse” in the making as it is the first app that focuses on vector design on the iPad. You can also zoom the image to more than 1,000,000%.

Other than that, you can use a pencil and add angle, pressure and other adjustments. If you want to get the most out of it, you can buy its premium version for just $21.99 from the Apple App Store.

Clip Studio Painting

For desktop users, this app is widely known, but artists who want a more portable setup can use it on iPad. Creating animated characters and subjects is now made easy with this app.

You can import your files from here to another app on your device. Moreover, it has a smart fill tool to easily color the artwork.

For a paid plan of this app, you can subscribe to it for a monthly fee of 4.49%. If you want to aim for an annual subscription, go for $24.99.

Moreover, it has two plans: the Pro plan and the Ex plan. The former costs $50 as a one-time fee while the letter costs $219.

If you want to search more options, you can check creative blockof the article on the 21 drawing applications for iPad.

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