Top 5 Apps for Graphic Artists

Draw and sketch on the go! Better still, create the things you’re passionate about and immerse yourself in an entire library of art and culture-related distractions with these creative apps. Here, we bring you some of the best apps for graphic artists to help you kick start their creativity journey. Most of these apps are available on all stores.

AppsMediaBang Paint
Corel PainterClip Studio
Paint Ex
ArtRageAutodesk Sketchbook
Best forGetting
started
Powerful
features
Comics and
Manga
Real-world toolsCross-platform
Creativity
AndroidYesYes
iOSYesYesYes
WindowsYesYesYesYes
MacOSYesYesYesYes
FeaturesCloud syncing
is built-in
Photo enhancement;
graphic creation;
animation;
text design
Access to
free downloadable
content + brushes,
3D, models,
and more
Creates “real
media” painting
tools that
both look and
act like they
do in the
physical world
Easy to
learn
and use

Seamless
workflow in
bringing
physical
designs
into digital
world
BenefitsSupports multiple
platforms;
Free;
Easy to use
Creative effect
features;

plugins;

professional
features
Loads of
illustration tools

Affordable

Similar hotkeys as
photoshop;
comes with
predesigned
graphics
Affordable than
similar editing
image editing
apps

Enough features
to satisfy
advanced users

Upgrades feature
many enhancement
Excellent brush selections

Professional
quality tools

Simple, yet functional
interface
DownsidesDisplays ads;
Requires sign
up to access
all features
Works with
8-bit images;

less intuitive;

thick paint
categories can
cause brush lag
Non-Ex version
doesn’t
include story
functions

Upgrading to
EX
is expensive

Steep learning
curve

Difficult manual
Advanced brush
use can
lead to
lagging

Many features
are non-intuitive.

Not fully
optimised
for
touchscreens
Steeper
learning curve
than most
painting
apps

Lacks many
features found
in
Photoshop

Subscription-
based model
expensive for
occasional users.

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