11 Best Drawing Apps for iPad Free for 2022 - TechHarry

Best free iPad Drawing Apps in 2022

Drawing something on an iPad is something that everyone wants. If you are an artist or graphics designer, you must have used an iPad for drawing your creation. Though Apple has already given us Notes to make drawings on the iPad, there are some more amazing drawing apps you should use on your iPad at least once.

Here in this article, you'll see some of the best, free drawing apps for iPads so that you don't need to spend lots of money on a simple iPad drawing app. So, without wasting any time, let's get started.


Every drawing software has a palette, controls, and other features. While those features might be important to use by some, to others, these features are just a mess. INKredible offers a clean surface to write, draw & sketch without any distractions. It mostly has a blank screen on which you are allowed to draw anything. You can write texts, draw complex drawings, and even create cartoons. INKredible is absolutely free to use, also offers in-app purchases like, if you need a calligraphy pen, you have to purchase it from the app. From using it, it is possible to replace pen and paper if we are searching for a digital replacement for pen and paper.


Charcoal is a minimal yet cool-looking drawing app for iPads. It has many helpful drawing tools, and color palettes available in the Charcoal app which can be used to create beautiful designs. If you're seriously looking for a simple but powerful app with lots of helpful tools, I recommend you to go for Charcoal. Even it allows users to work on multiple windows and sketches at once.

Linea Sketch

Linea Sketch has a very minimal design but offers a large number of toolsets. It is a simple sketching iPad app that offers five drawing tips with three sizes each and an eraser of course. Users can also export their art as a layered photoshop file or any transparent PNG. It offers a selection tool so that you can easily cut, copy, duplicate or flip any part of the image or the entire image. The Linea Sketch offers its users to share their work easily with friends and you can also watch it on your smart TV. While it is available to download for free and offers monthly and yearly subscriptions as in-purchases. It also supports Apple Pencil. After creating your art, you can simply export it to many formats like PNG, or PSD files for Photoshop, etc.

Adobe Fresco

Adobe Fresco is a professional drawing software that is used by professional artists. It can also be said as the best drawing app for iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro. The Adobe Fresco iOS app is both suitable for beginners and professionals. A person who has much experience with other Adobe software, will not find any difficulties in using this drawing software as well. It is easier to use than Illustrator or Photoshop. This Adobe drawing software features watercolors, raster & vector brushes, full-screen mode, etc. Adobe Fresco comes with a 30-day free trial, allowing you to try it out before signing up for a subscription. 


Sketchbook is a feature-full, multi-platform drawing app for iPad which was once a paid app but now it's available for free. It features a large number of realistic pens, brushes, pencils, markers, airbrushes, smears, guides, rulers, stroke tools, etc. Sketchbook is a professional drawing app that is available on iOS and Android devices including iPads & iPhones. It is available to download for free on the App store. The Sketchbook app supports 2nd generation Apple pencil.

Tayasui Sketches

If you are looking for a quite standard drawing app to download for your iPad in 2022, then the Tayasui Sketches app is what you really need. It offers a wide range of drawing tools, pens, and brushes. Although it is available for free if you need more advanced tools for your drawing projects then you have the option to upgrade to the pro version for one-time purchases. This freemium drawing app supports Apple Pencil and also works fine on iPhone, macOS, and Android smartphones.


Procreate offers its users a wide range of brushes and pens. If you find a low number of brushes in this app, Procreate offers its users the to create their own brushes and save them. Once you start working on Procreate, you'll find a smoothness in using the brushes and pens with stylus, Apple Pencil, or fingers. It features multi-layers and a timelapse feature for viewing the replay of your work.

Affinity Designer

Affinity Designer is one of those iPad Drawing Apps that has professional user interfaces. The pro Affinity Designer app offers you the control to resize the images without losing any resolution. It features a very impressive combination of vector and pixel drawing tools. Affinity Designer is available to download for macOS and Windows too.

Doodle Art

Doodle Art is one of the simplest iPad drawing apps to use. It offers a very cool design to create beautiful art. As its name suggests, it is built for making doodles, not complex drawings. But you can surely do a great job with it. If you are imaginative enough to create complex art, you can do it on Doodle Art too. It all depends on how skillful you are. There are a lot of various colors available to choose from, and you can also customize your own colors to create your own. You can also import an image and start drawing on it. Doodle Art also features more than 200 stickers you can use on your sketches, doodles, or drawings. But to use every sticker, you need to pay a small fee. You can also use different shapes in your designs.

Paper by WeTransfer

Paper by WeTransfer is available to download for free as well as paid version. But the free version of this iPad drawing tool has limited features as compared to some other drawing software. Users can easily create sketches, collages, etc. If you're interested in making educational sketches or art, the Paper app can help you a lot. Otherwise, there are more great drawing apps available to download for free for your iPad this year.

Coloring Book – Color Fill Art

This iPad app is something different from all the above apps. It just focuses on filling colors on different sketches on your iPad. It has lots of amazing pre-designed drawings that you can use to fill colors. If you are neither a good artist nor an experienced artist, then you can use this drawing app for running your imagination to create wild and beautiful designs. For experienced artists, this app is like training wheels to a professional cyclist. It is an interesting app, even adults can have fun using this coloring book app. There are over 80 color palettes with each palette having 8 colors. Coloring Book - Color Fill Art is free to download. So, enjoy filling beautiful colors in empty spaces.