Inks and Pens Alternatives

    Inks and Pens is described as 'natural media drawing app'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Inks and Pens for a variety of platforms, including iPad, iPhone, Android, Android Tablet and Mac. The best alternative is Procreate. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try MediBang Paint or Tayasui Sketches. Other great apps like Inks and Pens are Artrage (Paid), Concepts (Freemium), Charcoal (Free) and Linea (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 4, 2020

    1. Procreate is a multi-award winning, creative illustration app built from the ground up for iPad with a pocket-sized variant for iPhone. The app features a complete, professional toolset that's accessible while still providing the power and flexibility of desktop counterparts.
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    2. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS. Features -You can save multiple pages in one file. -Perspective grids for easily drawing backgrounds or speed lines.
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    3. Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't find anywhere else. Sketches is the ideal canvas, perfect for getting down ideas, illustrations, painting, anything your creative mind can imagine.
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    4. A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files.
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    5. Concepts is the digital design sketchbook of the future. It’s powerful, flexible and smart, so you can go from quick sketches to beautiful and precise illustrations in a single app.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      - Charcoal is incredibly easy to use: Just create or open a sketch and start drawing. There are no layers, properties panels or confusing settings. Instead, Charcoal features rich tools and beautiful color palettes.
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    6. Linea is an elegantly simple sketchbook for Apple devices optimized for use with Apple Pencil. It opts for a minimal interface with only the essential options, rather than overkill like many other apps.
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    7. Creating great drawings and getting your ideas down on digital paper is all about your headspace. Flow pages seamlessly expand as you draw and develop ideas, which means you keep your head in the clouds instead of managing documents.
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    8. Because beautiful tools make beautiful drawings, we endlessly refined Sketches brushes to create the most realistic drawing tools.
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    9. Auryn Ink (pronounced "orin") is the authentic watercolor simulation, the no mess watercolor studio.
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