Drawing Software [Windows]

  • Autodesk SketchBook icon

    Autodesk SketchBook

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Android iPhone Windows RT ... Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire Website

    Autodesk Sketchbook drawing software features an artist-friendly, gesture-based user interface that is so fast and intuitive even new users can be productive within minutes.

    A natural drawing experience. Professional-grade perspective tools. Layer editor enhancements. Flipbook animation workflow. All in the familiar interface that stays out of your way and lets you focus on drawing. The power you need, the simplicity you love.


  • Verve Painter icon

    Verve Painter

    Free Windows Website

    Verve (Dictionary: Energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performance or composition...) is the result of a curious idea I had to try using the graphics hardware to run a fluid dynamics simulation. Despite some little flaws, as you may observe at faster motions, it works astonishingly well across rather large resolutions. This permits highly detailed simulations of all kinds of liquids, and it screamed to be used for painting.


  • Artrage icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files. A very cheap alternative to Painter, with a stripped down, elegant interface.


  • MyPaint icon


    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    MyPaint is a fast painting program with an emphasis on full-screen use. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. MyPaint supports pressure or tilt sensitive graphic tablets and comes with an easy-to-use brush collection. There is a complex interface for creating own brushes, focusing on brush dynamics (changes with speed, pressure, randomly).


  • SpeedyPainter icon


    Free Windows Website

    "SpeedyPainter" is a simple and lightweight painting software. It is written in C++ and uses the OpenGL graphics library.
    Among its features:
    . reference view that follows canvas movements. Available using the F3 key
    . multiple layers
    . ability to vary stroke size and opacity according to pen pressure (supports Wacom digitizers)
    . export video of the drawing process
    . replay of the drawing process
    . loading/saving drawing process from/into a file
    . canvas flip/rotation


  • Leonardo icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Website

    • Swift workflow
    Leonardo has a beautiful and easy-to-use interface that will scale to any screen and works great for both left- and right-handed people.

    • Blazing speed
    Leonardo starts in less than half a second. It saves your file in a blink and makes it possible to paint with a large brush in really high resolution without any lag.

    • Handy tools
    Leonardo makes it really easy to draw various lines and shapes, including circles in perspective. It also help you with stabilization and inking smooth outlines.

    • Infinite canvas
    Leonardo's infinite canvas can be thought of as a giant sketchbook, instead of turning the page just scroll in any direction and keep sketching.

    • Tablet ready
    Leonardo works great on the Microsoft Surface and all other Windows tablets thanks to pressure sensitivity, multi-touch and support for high resolution displays. We also support all Wacom tablets.

    And a lot more to come...
    Smudge tool, PSD-support, better brushes and more are already in the making. But don't wait, even if you download Leonardo today you will still get all these features automatically as soon as they are ready.


  • Corel Painter icon

    Corel Painter

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Android Android Tablet Website

    Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of traditional media associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking. It is intended to be used in real-time by professional digital artists as a functional creative tool.


  • Krita icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major desktop platforms.


    User Interface - An intuitive user interface that stays out of your way. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.
    Pop-up Palette - Quickly pick your color and brush by right-clicking on the canvas.
    Brush Stabilizers - Have a shaky hand? Add a stabilizer to your brush to smoothen it out.
    Brush Engines - Customize your brushes with 9 unique brush engines.
    Wrap-around mode - It is easy to create seamless textures and patterns now. Press the ‘W’ key while painting to toggle wrap-around mode.
    Resource Manager - Import brush and texture packs from other artists to expand your tool set.
    Layer Management - Krita comes with vector, filter, group, and file layers. Combine, order, and flatten layers to keep organized. Add drop shadows and other simple effects using visual styles.
    Full Color Management - Krita supports full color management through LCMS for ICC and OpenColor IO for EXR, allowing you to incorporate Krita into your existing color management pipeline.