Apps that teach you how to draw?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by LiemTa, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. LiemTa macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2014
    Got iPad Pro and Apple Pemcil so I could finally learn to draw. What apps do this, preferably with Apple Pencil support
  2. haruhiko macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
  3. batcatman macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2009
    yeah forget the apps, how did u get the Pencil;)
  4. Speechless macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2015

    All your responses are about to be about that damn pencil.
  5. Ghost31 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2015
    So how did you get the Apple pencil?

    Just following the crowd here
  6. EdisEdward macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2013
    Could have bought 500 reams of paper and 500 pens instead of iPad to learn how to draw
  7. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    I'd love to know if you find anything useful, please come back and post if you do...
  8. sparkie1984 macrumors 68000

    Dec 20, 2009
    a small village near London
    Agreed will be watching this thread for more info
  9. fitshaced macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2011
    If you are on your iPad, maybe it would be better to not use an app to learn how to draw as it will consume your display to show you how. Maybe AirPlay a video or website from your phone whilst practising on your iPad.
  10. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2007
    I don't think there are any good apps like that, nothing like Art Academy on the 3DS (although I expect someone is working on it). I would also caution against attempting to learn how to draw in an all digital format. It's good to work with real media.

    In any case, there's tons of resources online:
  11. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    I'm going to look for some kind of "connect the dots" app on the store that supports the pencil Yep, my drawing skills are atrocious. :)
  12. AJsAWiz, Nov 17, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2015

    AJsAWiz macrumors 68030


    Jun 28, 2007
    I can't draw either. Try these:

    Just go to the iTunes Store and search for "how to draw".
    Even better yet, go to and do the same search.
    You'll find more apps here. I downloaded a few to try out.
  13. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    I recommend using Procreate. I think you should practice tracing line art from cartoons/comics to get used to using the pencil/iPad. Place a layer filled with solid white on top of the line-art, and reduce that layer's opacity to 60-80%. Then add a blank layer on top to trace on.
  14. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Anything definitive that you tried from your downloads that you like? And thanks by the way.
  15. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    I also recommend subscribing to ImagineFX via iPad. Their magazine is fantastic for learning art techniques for Photoshop/Procreate. Plus, seeing other's artwork is inspiring and enjoyable.
  16. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    ImagineFX and 2DArtist are my current favorites right now. TONS of tutorials to follow along with as well, which is nice for a super hobbyist/amateur like me that hasn't practiced in awhile.
  17. LiemTa thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2014
    Split screen
  18. RY∆N macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2015
    Probably just go on youtube and find some tutorials.

    Kinda crazy it took an $800 tablet and $100 pencil for you to finally start learning how to draw.
    We've had pencil and paper for good minute now lol. jk.
  19. PhoneI macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2008
    Art Academy would be awesome on the iPad Pro.

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