15 Free Drawing apps for Android

New times bring to the world new instruments of expression for creative people, and now no one will be surprised that the artist does not have an easel in his hands, but a touch device – a tablet. However, the most important thing is to choose the right program for drawing on Android. In this article, you will find a good selection of free drawing applications.


SketchBook - draw and paintSketchBook application is a professional drawing program for mobile devices with touchscreens.

It is a powerful application for drawing, with an intuitive interface and a huge range of features and settings. The modern module will provide the most natural and convenient drawing process, what will allow you to create with the help of the program both small schemes and sketches, as well as complex, large-scale works.

Zooming the image to 2500% will help to draw the smallest details. The synthetic sensitivity of the brushes to pressure will give softness and naturalness to lines. A special built-in tool will help to track the symmetry and proportionality. In the free version, dozens of brushes are available: pencils, feathers, markers. The program is able to work with layers and offers 16 modes of mixing them.

Those who purchase the Pro version will have the opportunity for using additional brushes (more than 100), a complete library of colors, additional layers, the ability to extract complex shapes (magnetic lasso, for example) and gradient fill.

The process of creating a picture can be recorded on video. Then, you can share this video with friends or fans of your artistic talent. The works themselves are saved in the Application Gallery, but they can also be saved in Dropbox.

SketchBook - draw and paint app

Downloads: 220 100 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.3 / 5)


PaperOnePaperOne is a software for creating fantastic drawings in color and simple pencils and brushes on Android devices.

The application simulates a toolkit for drawing strokes on paper. Choose the right brush style, choose the color and start creating the first masterpiece!

The platform will perfectly help to reduce the waiting time in an airplane or enjoy solitude in a quiet cozy evening at home. You will draw and express your imagination with PaperOne. After completing the drawing, you can make a beautiful signature with a pen. At your disposal, there is a professional toolkit, er, ser and ruler.

It is possible to draw on a blank sheet, on top of the photo or any picture from the gallery. Enjoy every opportunity to show your eccentricity, express your talent. You will get basic drawing skills. Here you can place your selfie instead of the background, make it translucent and just put the contours with pencils. You can adjust the scale with your fingertips. There is a sharing option to show the results of your work to your friends via the Internet.

PaperOne appPaperOne app

Downloads: 46 700 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.4 / 5)

ibis Paint X

ibis Paint Xibis Paint X is an advanced image editor that will allow you to save not only the result but also the process of creating a picture.

ibisPaint X is a social drawing. The program allows you to record the entire process of creating work, adjust the playback speed and put the video in universal access, along with the drawing itself. A link to published work can be posted on social networks.

The technical capabilities of the application are a paradise for the artist. There are more than 140 types of brushes for every taste. You can adjust the force of pressing, transparency, and thickness. For all brushes, there is a convenient preview, which will help you to decide on the choice of the instrument.

The program is designed to work with layers. Their number is limited only by the capabilities of the device itself (free RAM).  You can also individually adjust the transparency of the layers and blending modes with other layers. Layers can be cloned, duplicated, inverted, connected, moved and rotated – all for comfortable creativity.

Work with color includes a color wheel for 256 colors, a palette of 30 colors for quick access, as well as the ability to adjust almost every single pixel. The scale is increased to 4000%.

For the graphic editor, the ability to undo and redo is also important. ibisPaint X “remembers” more than a hundred actions and allows you to return to any of them.

The program can notify you of the comments left to your work. Also, you can download the works of other authors in vector format.

ibis Paint X

Downloads: 141 000 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.5 / 5)

MediBang Paint

MediBang PaintMediBang Paint is a simple and free solution for drawing and creating comics on Android smartphones and tablets.

In the application, you will find more than a thousand tools, including popular brushes, fonts, backgrounds, effects, you can easily create backup copies, save work in the cloud and transfer it.

There are more than 60 brushes. This includes feathers, pencils, watercolors, blur, and symmetry functions, as well as flat and round brushes, a simple school handle, soft pastels and more. The sizes of most instruments can be easily adjusted. The application can also produce a smooth increase or decrease in the clarity of the lines, what allows you to radically change the appearance of the outline or the image as a whole.

Each user of the application can use 850 different textures, backgrounds, visual effects and even text clouds (like in comics). Here you can use backgrounds with images of landscapes, cities, cars, etc. All such images can be easily scaled, rotated and transformed.

The app has a simple and convenient interface. Even a new user can easily apply all the functionality and quickly learn how to create comics and own illustrations.

A popular feature of working with layers here is also present. With her you can, for example, draw a hairstyle on one layer, and an image on the other. You can add the text to the pics. It can be made manually or with the voice.

All the downloaded files can be shared with other application users and employees (convenient while working on joint projects). In case of questions about the operation of the application and its tools, the developers added a built-in help function.

MediBang Paint appMediBang Paint app

Downloads: 109 500 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.5 / 5)

PicsArt Color Paint

PicsArt Color PaintPicsArt Color Paint app opens amazing possibilities for you.  Open up digital illustrations and make them more saturated and amazing!

In the application, there is a pre-installed full set for drawing with great functionality. You will have the ability to overlay layers, blend any color combinations, change brushes, make a symmetrical drawing. All these features are at your fingertips.

Use beautiful fantastic combinations of colors, or do coloring, as you like. The application has a simple user interface. You can do sketches, colorful illustrations, photographs and digital drawings.

The features of the application include the ability to create a symmetrical drawing with a rotating axis, the use of a textured brush, different colors for filling layers, a complete library of customizable brushes, a palette of colors, the ability to overlay several layers, a blending mode and automatic image restoration.

PicsArt Color Paint app

Downloads: 20 300 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)


ArtFlowArtFlow is one of the most popular applications for Android-creativity, and modern artists will certainly appreciate it.

So what are the advantages of this program? First of all, it’s free. You do not have to pay for the program, what means that you can download and test it without any problems and limitations. This program, no doubt, will please serious artists because there is support for large canvases (4096×4096, 2560×2560, 2048×2048). It is possible to work with a large number of layers. The PSD format is supported.

There are about 70 different brushes, as well as other tools, which are no less useful. All are made for the full expression of your creativity. A user-friendly interface and a wide range of functions make Artflow one of the best drawers in its class!

It is necessary, however, to note the fact that in the free version not all functions are available.

ArtFlow app

Downloads: 22 800 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)

Infinite Painter

Infinite PainterInfinite Painter is the super engine for drawing on tablets. Get improved brushes, open the potential of the artist and have fun!

In the application you will find more than 80 installed brushes, the possibility of creating them, changing the settings of the drawing tool. In addition, you can do experiments with symmetry, overlay several layers, use several blend modes, and draw city landscapes in 3D effect.

Use the improved interface. It’s very simple and convenient to organize, turn your photos into pictures, edit them, use several layers at the same time, rotate and scale the images, create seamless models and much more.

Here you can record the process on video. In short, the program can rightly be called a serious professional tool for artists.

According to the developers of the application, this program has unique functions that can not be met in other applications. Looking at the toolbar, you understand that the developers are telling the truth. So, why don’t you try it?

Infinite Painter app

Downloads: 30 500 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.1 / 5)

Sketch Master

Sketch Master appThe program Sketch Master on Android is a decent drawing app with the ability to create additional layers. Despite its popularity, the application is not famous for its rich functionality, but for its ease of use and convenience. In total, there are about seven different brushes at your disposal, what makes Sketch Master far behind in comparison with similar programs. However, we cannot refer this indicator to minuses, since not all users need brushes and their huge number. As it was said earlier, the work with layers is thought out well. You can create an unlimited number of layers, make their copies, impose various effects and much more.

Main advantages:

Exclusive free application
There is a possibility of zooming (almost to infinity)
Supports work with a huge number of layers (layers can be copied, blended, you can customize their transparency, etc.)
A large number of positive reviews about this program on the Internet.

Sketch Master

Downloads: 29 100 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.3 / 5)

 Sketcher FREE

Sketcher FREE Sketcher FREE is an application for drawing on smartphones running the Android operating system, which is ideal for beginners.

The functionality of the application provides opportunities for experiments. This includes the presence of 12 brushes, most of which are not standard.

With due diligence, this application allows you to achieve very good results. There is a possibility of scaling the canvas and changing its size.

Sketcher FREE is easy to use and has a wide set of features that allow you to create very different pictures. This is what the beginners need to find themselves.

Sketcher FREE app

Downloads: 29 100 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.3 / 5)

Adobe Illustrator Draw

Adobe Illustrator DrawThe quality of applications of this company can be appreciated by many users. However, the charm of Adobe products is not only in quality but also in functionality. In the Play Market, there are no such quality alternatives. Adobe Draw is the application which is designed to create vector illustrations.

Adobe Illustrator is the most suitable application for such needs. Here you can create layers, change their transparency. You can change the brushes, colors, their thickness. You can import objects from Adobe Capture CC into the project.

When finished, the project can be published in the selected application, copied to the Creative Cloud or gallery, sent to Illustrator CC or Photoshop CC.

We highly recommend Adobe Draw to anyone who wants to work with vector graphics on a mobile platform.

Adobe Illustrator Draw appAdobe Illustrator Draw app

Downloads: 29 100 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.3 / 5)


ArtRage appArtRage is a great program for Android, which will be interesting for those who like to paint with colors and watercolor!

In the application, there is a large number of tools, as well as settings that help you create real pictures with the help of paints! ArtRage shows the moisture of the paint, how much paint is left, what will create the real atmosphere of the artist.

The program is like an art studio forAndroid. The program is a real world of tools for drawing and visual arts, including oil paints, watercolors, pencils, pastel crayons and much more.

Fans of drawing now do not need to spend money on paints, canvases, and brushes to create another artistic masterpiece: the ArtRage application will provide them with all the necessary tools for creativity.

ArtRage app

Downloads: 29 100 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.3 / 5)

Paint Easy

Paint Easy appIf you have a small artist growing in your house, then the game Paint Easy will help you realize your kid’s talent. In this application, the child will be able to develop not only his creative abilities but also the motility of his hands.

Since the users of the game are children, the developers did not specifically complicate the management of the game. The gameplay is represented by only three buttons, clicking which you can select the color, a brush and use the eraser. Therefore, parents do not necessarily have to sit next to the child and control every click. The child will cope with everything on his own.

Drawing can help to develop a child’s understanding of what colors are better combined with each other. Also, the drawing process will not be violated due to the appearance of annoying and unexpected advertising, which a child can accidentally click on. The developers took care of this, removing all kinds of advertising banners from the game, and also provided it in free access. Therefore, parents will be able to save on the purchase of paper, paints, and markers. In return, you only need to download this application.

Paint EasyPaint Easy

Downloads: 41 700 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (3.5 / 5)

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Adobe Photoshop SketchAdobe Photoshop Sketch on Android is a portable edition of the standard graphics editor. It is aimed at creating the drawn images from scratch. To do this, various brushes, airbrushes, pencils, paints, pastels, pens have been added to the program’s toolkit … in general, more than a dozen drawing tools with a lot of parameters and properties.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch on Android supports multi-layered compositions with the ability to combine them and attach various images. It also allows you to send illustrations to other applications from Adobe with a multi-layered structure. Each tool has more than a dozen settings to change its parameters (size, pressure, transparency, shape). The toolbar is flexible to suit the needs of any user.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch on Android:

A huge set of tools for drawing.
A large list of adjustable parameters for each of the means of creating drawings.
Sending illustrations and sketches to other applications from Adobe for further development.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch app

Downloads: 8 000 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.1 / 5)


SketchSketch is the official software for creating fun pictures and editing photo-files. The application is designed to express thoughts and fantasy even for people who do not have special skills in drawing. You will receive all the necessary information in the Sketch community.

Download the app and be inspired by the work of other users and share your masterpieces. Create sketches using one or more special brushes or tools. Add a sticker or text to the project with just one click for free. When you have the experience – try to create multi-layer photos or change the scale for viewing. Here, you can invite friends for work together or correct the finished materials of other users.

The interface and tools. On the control panel, there are several types of brushes, an eraser, a sprayer, a tool to fill the selected area with a certain color. There are also free text blocks and labels, the ability to use a ruler or fill, etc. And for ease of processing the size of the photo, try to use the scaling, turning the file in any direction or cutting corners. At any time, you can undo or redo the action already done – just click the desired button.

The Sketch community is a nice bonus for users. You can use its functions to view works. World news will be displayed in your stream. There you can see a list of the best works. You can add hashtags and signatures to your projects, view the profile of other people or subscribe to interesting updates. You can make publications in the community, receive notifications or search for tags left earlier.

Sketch appSketch app

Downloads: 167 500 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Fresco Paint

Fresco Paint LiteThe first thing you should pay attention to in Fresco Paint Pro – a good set of brushes and a quality variety of colors. Their size, as usual, can be easily changed, pressure and texture are also regulated. The eraser is quite convenient. In addition, you can undo the previous actions. You can rotate the image, and even copy! It supports the multitouch function, which provides convenience for scaling and other actions.

Work with layers also well thought out. You can apply transparency and navigate between them. At the same time, the interface is very clear. The toolbar is in front of your eyes and is always at hand. In the full version, there is a set of 21 unique effects, which you can apply both to the created pictures, and to the photo.

There are two versions of the mobile program – Pro and Lite. The free version does not have a large number of options. Therefore, you can download Fresco Paint Pro for Android for free from the official site.

Fresco Paint Pro periodically enables auto-saving, thus preventing loss of work. You can share your drawings with friends, via social networks or put in a personal album. Store images on your device’s memory card or in a cloud-based service. The requirements for the device are minimal, the application works well on smartphones and on tablets. Express your talent, use the best means for this, give others your creativity and good mood!

Fresco Paint Lite appFresco Paint Lite app

Downloads: 900 +

Customers rating: 4.2 Stars (3.7 / 5)


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Now there is a huge number of similar programs, and therefore artists have plenty to choose from. If you have a lot of memory on your tablet, you can install even a few favorite drawing programs, and use them alternately. Thus, you can determine for yourself which application you like best, which you think is more convenient.