Black Friday Sale & TsaoShin Digital Painting Tutorial

As we head into the winter holidays, the SketchBook team is excited to announce our Black Friday sale! All around the web, for every device, we've got a discount for you. But it won't last, so act now!

Want SketchBook on all of your devices? Grab this deal while you can and take 50% off a year of Pro membership! SketchBook Membership grants access to the Pro features on any device you own - Just log in! Get it here.

Only looking to get SketchBook on one device? The Pro Tool pack can be purchased inside of SketchBook in the store. You'll get all the fancy tools with one purchase. Get it now for 50% off!



Already got membership? Purchased the tool pack last year? Well, hang on - we've still got a holiday present for you.  

 Master of cute, TsaoShin, created this SketchBook tutorial especially for you. Learn all his tips and tricks to create smooth blending, choose the right colors, and texture fluffy fur. Check it out now!

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Drawtober 2015 Wrap Up



Drawtober 2015 was an amazing success! Thank you to everyone who drew with us during October. The SketchBook team picked out a few of their favorite entries, and we put them together in a video tribute. 



Check out all the Drawtober entries here on DeviantArt, and the SketchBook team’s selections here. We can't wait 'till next year!


Creative Nudge: Album Cover Icon - Stefan Sagmeister

Noisey sits down with designer, Stefan Sagmeister to discuss his impact on visual album art, and his take on how great music fuels great design. A very inspiring clip, for sure. 

Perfect weekend viewing. 


SketchBook goes Pro: Update your iOS devices

Are you ready to go Pro- iPad Pro? We've done some tweaking and produced the best drawing experience for your brand new shiny device. Your favorite drawing app is ready for the all new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil!

Here's what's new:

-          On iPad Pro, we’ve increased the canvas size to 4K with up to 12 layers 

-          Apple Pencil includes both pressure and tilt sensitivity. This cool feature works on any brush, but we suggest you try it out with the pencil tool and the chisel-tip markers!

But wait- there's more! Why should we let the iPad Pro have all the fun? We’ve also added, for all new Apple devices:

-          Support for pressure-sensitive brush strokes for 3D Touch devices. Your fingers are all you need to make pressure sentivity happen.

-          Unlimited undo and redo.


Please note:

-          3rd  party Stylus(Wacom/Adonit/Pogo) aren't working perfectly yet on iPad Pro. Wait for an update to these devices before expecting the experience you're used to. As soon as they update, we'll do the same to keep you drawing with your favorite tools!


Featured Sketch This Challenge: Popped Culture

Are you as excited about Sketch This as we are? We've got an extra special treat for you.

Each month, the SketchBook team will choose one challenge from Sketch This to be a featured challenge. We'll announce the challenge right here on the blog! Anyone who enters the featured challenge will be eligible for gifts given out randomly during that month. How will you know if you won something? We'll contact you through DeviantArt if you've been chosen. Sounds good, right? Enter the featured challenge, and you just might get lucky!

So without further delay, here's the featured challenge for the month of November!

Dan Luvisi is known for his dark and twisted take on popular characters. He calls it 'Popped Culture'. Dan challenges you to take your favorite non-human character and place them in a dangerous or crazy setting - in the real world!

Check out his video to learn more:


Take part in his challenge for a chance to get a copy of his newest book, Popped Culture. Don't want to leave it to chance? Support his Kickstarter and secure a copy of his amazing art book today.

You can find Sketch This on mobile devices in the latest version of SketchBook. Click on the menu button, and then select Sketch This. Scroll down the list of challenges for you to draw- from simple to complex. Find 'Popped Culture' and take a dive into this challenge!