Top 9 Android Drawing Apps
1. Adobe Illustrator Draw
ArtFlow is one of the in-depth drawing apps that has a smooth UI; perfect for beginners and professionals alike. When you start drawing, the app hides its navigation bars to make sure you have enough space to draw on the canvas. Features include up to 70 different brushes, smudge and other tools. They also have layers and a layer blending functionality, and offers up to 6 shape tools. You can flip the canvas horizontally or vertically and also frame the canvas!
With more time-lapse drawing tutorials popping out on social media, ArtFlow makes sure you can achieve this seamlessly as it can record a time-lapse video of your drawing. It can also export to jpeg, png, and PSD (to import to Photoshop later), but if you want a hard copy of your creation, it also has an inbuilt tool to print your photo.
6. Autodesk Sketchbook
Autodesk is one of the most popular apps out there, suitable for both beginners and professionals alike. The app can be used on both Android and iOS. Features include a variety of drawing tools and up to 10 customizable brushes, the ability to create and manage layers and a full-screen drawing mode. There are 6 blending modes and up to 2500% zoom to enable you to add minute details to your work. It also offers a simulated pressure sensitivity to make sure you can emulate real life strokes in your drawing.
There is an eraser, image cropper, pinch to zoom feature, blender utility, colour picker, ruler tool and a gallery organiser feature embedded as well. For vector images, users can easily insert a line, square or circle in a picture. When done, drawings can be shared on different social network platforms.
IbisPaint has one of the most comprehensive features in a drawing app with 140 different brushes including dip pens, felt tip pens and actual paint brushes, where you can change the brush opacity, angle and thickness. It has layer support where you can have unlimited layers, can modify layer parameters and offers a palette tool that contains 30 colours. It also allows users to replace colour on the palette with one they use most frequently. How convenient is that? Several filters are in place, like the eraser, smudge, blur, ruler, blender, bucket fill, zoom and image stabiliser. You can also quickly change the orientation of the canvas. IbisPaint also caters explicitly to those who want to create specific types of drawings like mangas and animes.
9. MediBang Paint
One of the best features of MediBang paint is its cross-platform support and cloud saving feature. You can download this app from mobile, Mac or even Windows. You can also keep your work in one spot and move it to another platform, making your creation accessible anywhere at any time. They have a decent number of brush tools that are suitable for free drawing and comic drawing.
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