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743218_78506501.pngDrawing applications are a dime a dozen and can go from the professional 3D drawing tool to just fun brush and pencil sketching programs. More serious users will go for advanced solutions with animations, layers and advanced drawing tools while normal users will look to a simple solution to scribble around. Let's take a look at the some of the top drawing software and what you can do with them:

  • Toon Boom Studio - Aimed at people in the animation industry, this program lets you create cartoons in the cut-out way by using motion paths.
  • OpenCanvas - This is more of a sketching app, with lots of highly realistic brushes. The program is very similar to Photoshop, uses layers and offers a friendly interface easy for newcomers to handle.
  • Manga Studio - Ever wanted to recreate Ranma 1/2, Dragonball Z or Astro Boy? Create your own anime with Manga Studio, which has more than 3,000 screen tones and 80 different templates.
  • Google Sketchup Pro - Easy to use yet very powerful, it lets you create realistic 3d models. Good for architects and field planners.
  • Facial Studio - You can use this tool to quickly draw up anybody's face. Just scan a portrait, let Facial Studio analyze it and you'll then be able to change anything from the skin texture to chin, nose or hair.
  • Artweaver - A free drawing tool that offers a wide range of brushes and layers and can load up plugins. Accessible to beginners.
  • Paint.NET - One of the best free apps you'll ever find, Paint.NET offers you loads of powerful tools and special effects in an intuitive interface.
  • Sketch Master - One of my personal favorites. Create sketches out of any photo. Use one of the many brushes provided or just let the random settings generator come up with a sketch for you.

Commented

  • vangelis |
    01/11/11
    vangelis

    gia sas

  • cohen |
    13/06/12
    cohen

    boobs

  • Nicky |
    06/10/12
    Nicky

    is there an good app to create tatto's and such couse i drawm them on paper but i want to do it with my laptop

  • frank |
    26/03/13
    frank

    i have no idea wat I am doing

  • Renee' |
    20/05/13
    Renee'

    I need something that is really simple to use, all I want is to create characters for my books. Example. I would like to go to a selection of eyes, ears, noses, mouths, body shapes & heights, hair styles & color & skin tones. is there anything out there like that?

  • Wizberg |
    05/06/13
    Wizberg

    cool art collection tools

  • jagat ruidas |
    10/06/13
    jagat ruidas

    how are you my friends?and how are going on with your studies.,,,currently,my college is h.s no of all subjects

  • joeve |
    16/06/13
    joeve

    nice 14!

  • Ziggerastica |
    22/06/13
    Ziggerastica

    So many trolls here, haha.

  • audre |
    09/07/13
    audre

    confuse

  • DenyDestiny |
    20/07/13
    DenyDestiny

    With options like these... I'd rather stick to traditional drawing... -_-;

  • vijay |
    24/07/13
    vijay

    great app but why this is not working

  • ajay |
    24/07/13
    ajay

    ya but the draw are not real art.

  • Artman |
    08/08/13
    Artman

    Apple have better apps for everyone in the art industries. I'm using artstudio for ipad. IT's great...

  • sarah jane |
    28/08/13
    sarah jane

    .very slow

  • jayzenrobertlao |
    12/05/15
    jayzenrobertlao

    very good

  • WinterFirePRO |
    14/05/15
    WinterFirePRO

    Come on reality Manga/Anime Drawing looks better than these crappy apps

  • Bama Knifemaker |
    14/10/15
    Bama Knifemaker

    I'm looking for an app or program/software that I can use to draw my knife designs on, makes it easier to print off a template, than having hundreds of Plexiglas templates hanging in the shop, having it on my hard drive is so much easier! Currently, I have a half dozen or so sketch books scattered around the house and shop, not the best way to keep up with different drawings, different styles of knives, etc. I currently have at least 10 different hunter style designs, and at least 10 different chopper designs, not to mention fighters, kitchen style knives, then there is Japanese Influenced knives if not actual Tanto's, which there is only 1 style of Tanto. Just different lengths, until you get into the Wakazashi's, and I haven't ventured into swords...yet! So you can see the benefit of having my drawings in a computer, or at least ON the computer! Being able to draw directly on the computer is the best way I can see to do it, I guess buying an additional drawing tablet is a decent option, but a FREE program is what I was more interested in! Thanks for any and ALL HELP, Rex

09/02/16
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