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Drawing Pretty Pictures on Your iPhone

written by: Jon Cevski•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 12/20/2010

Find out what the best iPhone drawing apps are. Here are the top five applications that will help you express your drawing talent. Read this article complete with screenshots and download links.

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    Here are the top five drawing apps for iPhone on the market today. The best of the best apps for drawing on your iPhone that will make drawing easy and fun. Read this article to find out what kind of features they offer and what can you do with them.

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    The Sketches iPhone app is currently one of the best drawing applications on the market today. When you start the app you are brought to a screen with a navigation bar at the top and thumbnails of drawings pinned on a corkboard background. You have preloaded sketches that can serve as a user’s guide explaining every option of the Sketches app user interface. You can choose from the 24 colors and adjust the brush size. You can use shapes from the six categories of shapes, set the background from a picture taken with the iPhone’s camera or from the image gallery, you can even use a solid color, image from the web or a map with the location of the place where you are drawing the picture. You can download this app for $6 from iTunes here.

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    NetSketch The Netsketch app offers one of the best and most innovative features. It’s the Netsketch sharing feature that enables another iPhone or iPad user to join on the sketch using the wireless connection. You can view the making of the sketch and even draw together with the original user. This feature is very useful when two or more people share an idea and this app enables fast interaction and information exchange. It can also be very fun. This is currently the only app that offers such a feature and the price of $6 is a good investment. You can download the Netsketch app from iTunes here.

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    This iPhone drawing app is based on the popular iDoodle web app for iPhone and iPod touch. It has two versions, the iDoodle2 lite which is a free version and the full iDoodle2 version that you can buy for $3. The full version offers features like: option to use a photo as a background, a text tool, the ability to save work and continue later, eyedropper tool, adjustable pen softness and gradients. The user interface is very intuitive and easy to use. All of the controls are well positioned for easy access. Overall this is a great app and I also like the option to download a free version. The iDoodle2 lite and iDoodle2 full versions can be found here.

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    Brushes is another great iPhone drawing app. The app starts with thumbnails of all of your previous drawings. There is also a button to import an image from the iPod Touch or iPhone’s photo gallery. Tapping on an existing drawing opens it and buttons for editing, saving or duplicating are shown. There are three different brush textures, different sizes and an undo/redo button. There is also an eyedropper button for selection of color. Overall, it has a great collection of options and buttons that are hidden when the user is drawing. You can get the Brushes app from iTunes for $5 here.

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    colors This is also a great iPhone drawing app. It has features like undo, automatic full-screen pressure calibration, gallery integration for importing images, left/right hand support for easy usage and more. This app will cost you $3 and you can find it on iTunes or on their page. You can check the true potential of this iPhone drawing app by visiting the homepage of the app to view the big collection of drawings made with the Colors app.