Recent years, with the booming mobile network and electronic devices, and electronic hand writing is more and more popular around the world. As we all know that, painting and drawing are expensive to learn, because the paintbrush, drawing paper and paint are not cheap and consumed very quickly.

Here electronic hand drawing tools come out. Because the electronic tools does not need to buy paintbrush, drawing paper and paint and some other items. Maybe all it need to cost is the download fee, that means if you want to download the electronic app, you have to pay it. But sometimes, there are still few app which can be downloaded freely.

Today, I would like to recommend several app like that.

1. Procreate

The first one is Procreate, as its slogan said “made for artists”, which is a very comprehensive software to drawing. If you want to download it, you have to pay $9.99. Compared with these expensive drawing items, $9.99 is just a tip of the iceberg.

Procreat is one of the must-buy apps in iPad, many painter judge this app that the function is very comprehensive, and it is easy to get start, and coordinate with Apple Pencil, you can creat many amazing pictures.

If you are a new-hand to draw, you can try procreate, because it is freely to release your drawing nature, no matter what you draw, and if you don’t like it, you can just erase it and restart it.

In procreate, you have to practice drawing, and you can practice it all the time until you get mature on painting. Like these sucessuful painters, who were practicing all the time for the same object, from the first one you draw to the one that you think you are already done it well, compared the two picture, you will find the improvement of your drawing skill.

There are tons of tools included within Procreate that make the task of creating art more streamlined and just overall easier. For instance, you can import brushes that add new textures and designs to the mix. You can use templates to get ahead start.

2. Autodesk SketchBook

Autodesk SketchBook Pro is a professional-level drawing application developed by Autodesk. It is a powerful drawing tool. Through it, you can create professional-level sketches and paintings, allowing users to use mobile devices. Draw incredible content on it. Friends who have studied or used CAD, 3DSMAX, MAYA and other software should smell the familiar atmosphere of Autodesk (Autodesk). Here we first of all thank Autodesk for what it has done to assist design workers to better complete their work. contribution!

“SketchBook” is the name of the software, and “Pro” is an exclusive label for subscribers. SketchBook provides a realistic drawing experience mainly through stylus and touch. The interface is designed to use a series of brushes and pencils to replicate the actual drawing techniques, so it has superb hand-painting capabilities and a simple interface, helping designers quickly iterate design concepts and turn them into cool concepts.

It is suitable for Windows, Mac computers, mobile phones & ipads and other mobile terminals.

Also, you can use Sketchbook to start you new journal on drawing. Besides, this app is free to use, that’s one of the advantages of Autodesk SketchBook.

3. Art Set

This stunningly beautiful app is like having a virtual art set right inside your iPad. Paint and draw via the photo realistic interface with tools that look and feel like the real thing.

Art Set gives an alternative to complex and mechanical like paint apps for all to enjoy – artist or not! But simplicity comes without sacrificing quality, from pens to pencils, paints to pastels, each has been carefully crafted to produce natural results in real time.

The 3D textured oil paint gives amazing thick gloopy strokes or thin delicate detail via virtual pressure sensitivity.

Sparkle and glow with special metallic and fluorescent colours. Build up subtle tones and textures with oil pastels, wax crayons, coloured pencils and marker pens. Add fine detail via multitouch pinch and zoom. Choose from different paper colours and textures, or import your own photos.

The blending tools give you many ways to mix and smudge colour around on the canvas with varying effects. Create anything from smooth gentle gradients to roughly textured scratches and splatters.

I think Art Set is best suitable for oil painting. You can make very nice colors in it. If you are a oil painting enthusiast, you can pay $2.99 download it.

4. ArtRage

Open the official of ArtRage, you will see the slogan “Unleash your creativity! Paint whatever you can imagine, wherever you go, however you want”. ArtRage is a digital artist’s studio with a full range of familiar tools that look and work like the real things. It’s a canvas for thick, expressive oils and delicate watercolors, a sketchpad with a full set of pencils, and a sheet of paper with a stack of wax crayons all in one.

ArtRage is easy to get start, you can operate it in a few minutes. Also, it has the following great aspects. The first one is that the smear and blend thick oils to create natural color gradients. The second is sketch with pencils and shade with the edge of the tip. The third one is that it can create delicate watercolor strokes that react to canvas texture. And much more, without any fuss!

ArtRage is the perfect creative tool for anyone, kids to adults, amateurs to professionals. So no matter who you are, as long as you are willing to draw, you can get start at anytime you want.

There are a lot of benefits of ArtRage, and maybe the only point that disappointing is its price. Because if you want to download it, yu have to pay $79. And because ArtRage can install in Windous and MacOS, and there are many versions, if you are the older version users and you want to upgrade the latest version, you also have to pay it in different discount. For version 2 to 5, you can get 50% discount, for ArtRage Lite users, you only can get 30% discount.

5. Medibang Paint

This drawing software is produced by a Japanese company, as we all know that, Japan is a country overwhelmed by manga. So Medibang Paint is a software used to draw comics. What the most surprising is that it is for free to use. MediBang Paint Pro is a free manga illustration drawing application. Not only can you draw exquisite comic illustrations, you can also make comics through MediBang Paint. Because MediBang Paint has a simple cutting comic grid and a page management function that can organize each comic data separately, it is the most suitable tool for making comics.

 MediBang Paint has all the necessary functions for making comics. It is easy to divide the comics and paste colors. It has many innovative functions that subvert the common sense of comic production, and has prepared a lot of necessary materials for comic production such as backgrounds, buildings, and outlets. In addition, you can also get materials from cloud storage at any time. The software supports multiple platforms, and all your devices can be a canvas for creation. With cloud storage, you will not be constrained by the work environment.

All the steps of drawing a manga are very hard to complete by one person. In MediBang Paint, you can complete a work with your teammates. In the team, resources are shared, which can speed up the creative process. Through the use of their respective talents, unprecedented collaboration can be achieved.

The above 5 eletronic hand drawing tools can help you to further your drawing skills, but if you want to develop your level, it needs your accmulation of practice day by day.

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