Introducing Sketch This

Update your apps and say goodbye to art block forever. Today, we're introducing a new mobile feature developed with our friends at DeviantArt: Sketch This.

Sketch This is simple, and tons of fun. You'll find it inside of SketchBook under the menu on your mobile phone or tablet. Choose a drawing challenge that inspires you, sketch it out, and then share your work on DeviantArt. With each challenge, you can check out all the submitted entries from other SketchBook artists like you. 

There's a new challenge every day. Some are simple, limited by time, or given to you by a hero artist in the community. Find a challenge that fits your style and stretch your skills – Sketch This is sure to get your creative juices flowing.

Sketch This is available today on iOS and Android devices. Update your SketchBook mobile app and get inspired today! 




All of us here at the SketchBook team wish everyone a very happy Back To the Future Day. 

The future is pretty sweet isn't it? 


Creative Nudge: Design Disruptors

Every now and again we, at the SketchBook team, come across something that piques our creative interest, so much so that we need to share with the greater community. So here's the first installment of Creative Nudge!

As so many of us our designers and artists by trade, it's nice to see that design is becoming so integral to the success of major companies. 

Head over to DESIGN DISRUPTORS to check out the trailer. (It's an incredible site too!) 


Walk Cycle Animations in Autodesk SketchBook by I-Wei Huang


Our friend I-Wei is an amazing SketchBook artist who works for Toys For Bob designing characters who live in the Skylanders universe. He recently used Flipbook to create some cute walk cycles, and we're sharing them here with you! Read more about his art & adventures on his blog here!


I finally got around to testing out the new Flipbook Animation feature on Sketchbook Pro 7. It's amazing to use my favorite drawing tool to animate! Currently, it is very basic and limited, but enough to do roughs and cycles like these.

I used to be a 3D Animator, but I've never actually done any 2D animation. Years ago, I transitioned into Concept Art, and have been putting in a lot of sketching miles over the years, so it is great to be able to put these two passions together.

And boy, is it harder than it looks.... much more studies and practice needed! I sure hope that Autodesk continue to support this feature, and turn it into a full animation program.

Read more about I-Wei's experience at Toys for Bob in our previous blog post!


SketchBook at New York Comic Con

You know the drill: We're headed to the Big Apple for NYCC15 to show off Autodesk SketchBook, and we wanna see your shining faces at booth #737 !

The event is four days long from October 8th to the 11th. Try out one of the new Wacom Cintiq 27'' QHDs, get your hands on the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2, and take a break from the bustle of the convention with a little bit of art therapy.

At our booth we'll have an all-star lineup of amazing professional artists to entertain and inspire you all weekend long. Stop by to see Matthew FletcherNatali KoromotoKen LashleyNa Young Irene Lee, Phil Noto,and Chrissie Zullo create amazing artwork with Autodesk SketchBook.

While you're sketching away, team members Kyle Runciman and Renee Busse will be on deck to answer any questions you might have about our humble application. 


As if that weren't enough - to celebrate the launch of our art e-book with Viz Media every day at 2pm we'll be giving away exclusive signed posters with artwork from Art For Hope Nepal. Artist include Russ Badgett, Natali Koromoto, Gale Galligan, and Carolina Casal. You won't be able to get these anywhere else- so be sure to stop by and snag one while supplies last!

And pick up the e-book from all major digital retailers, including the Viz Manga app and VizManga.com starting October 7th.

Hope to see you in the city that never sleeps!