Download SketchBook Express apk 2.9.2 free for Android smartphone

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SketchBook Express

Posted by Autodesk Inc. in Media & Video | July 10, 2014 | 69 Comments

Apk file size: 11.0 MB

Autodesk SketchBook Express for Tablets is a professional-grade paint and drawing application designed for android devices with screen sizes of 4" and above. SketchBook Express offers a dedicated set of sketching tools and delivers them through a streamlined and intuitive user interface.

Use it to digitally capture your ideas as napkin sketches or produce artwork on-the-go. With the same paint engine as the renowned SketchBook Pro software, SketchBook Express delivers sophisticated brushes and pencils.


✓ Full Screen work space with support for any device orientation (portrait orientation for smaller screen sizes)

✓ Multi-touch navigation with a 2500% zoom

✓ Up to 3 layers you can merge and toggle visibility
• Opacity control on each layer

✓ Import layer from the Gallery on your device or Camera

✓ Save to the Gallery on your device

✓ 15 Preset Brushes, including Flood fill tool
• Synthetic pressure sensitivity (brush fade-off)
• Smooth brush stroking

✓ Add text to current layer

✓ 4 Different draw styles

✓ Free Transform Tool for current layer

✓ Dynamic symmetric drawing

✓ Color Wheel

✓ Share your art directly from inside SketchBook to deviantART, the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts

✓ Browse the Autodesk-SketchBook group on deviantART from the in-app Gallery

Whats new

    Version 2.9.2
    ✓ Intel Support
    Version 2.9.1
    ✓ Bug Fixes
    Version 2.9.0
    ✓ Support android devices with smaller screen size (4" and above)
    ✓ deviantART integration
    ✓ Added 36 Copic Colors
    ✓ New icon
    ✓ Fixed the export bug on Android 4.4
    ✓ Bug Fixes

Autodesk Inc. part of our Media & Video and have average installs from 5000000 to 10000000. Last Update July 10, 2014. Google play rating is 85.2387. Current verison is 2.9.2. Actual size 11.0 MB.

Download sketchbook-express.apk 11.0 MB


Arjun Khatri

Can't export - so there's no meaning on art working...!!! Please add the feature of exporting art work to standard format JPEG or PNG....... Then you can get 5 Stars. Without this feature this app has no value.

Justin Figueroa

Noooo I saved more than 15 drawings but only two are left... I pressed save to gallery for all and saw the notification saying "saved to gallery." I was hoping to have them for special plans.

Tina Truong

Note 4 Okay so I'm guessing this screen is too small for the app? I click on the layers and I can't see the settings! Please fix it. I have moved from the Note 3 to the Note 4 and I really liked the last Sketchbook for Galaxy

StartsWithK :

A staple in my set of art tools I will be buying Pro when I get my tablet. This is a great tool for an artist on the move. It allows you the option of carrying around a sketchbook with more tools than you could carry in a bag, that's for sure. The result is stunning image capabilities for something on mobile/tablet.

Mama Mangle

You should add more than three layers. You should also add blend, blur, and smudge tools. Fix these and I will rate 5 stars.

Celanali Moongal

It's OK but... It keeps freezing on me. If that could be fixed, I might give it a higher rating. They should also add a magic wand and a select tool

Honey Pugay

Good app Good app for on the go artist such as myself and its free. Personally the down side for this free app is that you only get 3 Layers. I would buy the Pro version but I'm not liking what I have read so far. Once I get satisfaction from other users review, I will then for sure purchase Pro. Cheers

Andree Sweetah

More Layers This is by far,the best free app for sketching I found.I give 5 stars,but one little thing I want (And I'm sure others want too):At least 5 layers.Is really hard to work with only 3 layers.

LA Smart

I love your guys apps. But im havimg problems with this one. Im on a samsung galaxy tab3 and it opens but glitches. Its showing the logo, going onto the drawing pad then going to show me the tutorial then the screen goes black and it repeats. It may be my device but wanted to let you guys know :)

Vaughan Currie

Keeps restarting Hay I like the look of the app but I cannot use it it opens loads then restarts and stays in a restart loop cannot even get into reply from the dev team also other pplz have had the same issue and dev does not seem to be interested in fixing the issue I am removing the app

Peggy Li

Simple app to learn how to draw with my new tablet. My only problems are how the max layers is 3, and that I can't change resolution size. Tools are okay, but a blending tool would be helpful.

Andreas Adi Nugroho

Doubt... Is this apps still supported by autodesk? Or they just left it here... coz no update since many many moon ago.

Mahmod Abbas

Good..if only Its great! but I really wish if there is option can solve ( no pen ) problem.. its hard to see what u doing throw your finger

Doctor Skipwith

-Dr. Skipwith There really isn't anything I can complain about. It overall does what it's suppose to and doesn't disappoint. I would like to ask for one, tiny thing, though. I upgraded to pro and I wanted to uninstall this one to free up space on my tablet, but I don't want to lose all of my old sketches. It would be cool if you could export your sketches from this version and import them to the pro version so you can edit them from the pro version.

Bekah V.

This is an amazing app! It doesn't glitch that often, only sometimes when I use the spray paint brush, and sometimes the pictures I make are flipped upside down when I'm done which is a little weird, but this app is really good to handle! I recommend this for digital artists

Muhammad Abdullah

Fair Needs more layers and an option to sign in using Facebook so when I switch my device I can get back all my files Then it's 5 stars.

Jorie Zarate

Hm I like the app, i have loads of drawings ive done with it. But it needs a smudge tool. And we need to be able to change the size and shape of the canvas. Really, please

FF Marksman

Kudos, but... Alot better than mobile X version too the layers part is what made the diff but those who buy sketchbook pro cannot find back the same app in play store and have to pay again for a new app called Autodesk Sketchbook.


On the go! It's amazing how much stuff you can get done with this app, with this app I have created so many different characters and my art is getting much better I'm 15 and I can already see the progress in my work I will be using this app for all my art work now. I want to be a graphic designer and this is the best app to help you practice to do that.

nita spartan

Great App Best drawing app I've ever used. It has great tools, you can add layers make perfect cirles, squares, and you can add color too. If your an artist you will love this app, it runs great, it is worth downloading.

Julia ailuJ

This is the best app I've found yet for digitally coloring and drawing. It's easy to use, and near perfect. If i had the chance, however, I'd make two changes. I'd add a smudge tool. I've seen a ton of comments about this, and i agree. Blending colors is possible, but difficult. The other change I'd make is adding more layers. The maximum is three, but that's not quite enough. But nonetheless, this app still deserves all five stars in my eyes.

Daniel Aart

2 needed features I love this app. But two things it desperately needs a smudge tool and the ability to smudge and the option to have more than three layers. If it has that it will be perfect

Mia Beauchamp

Only one little thing Can you make it so it's possible to use out sideways?

Ashley Frascatore Frascatore

Wasn't that bad but still Every time it took forever to open and when in it, it took me a bunch of erasing for a curved line not to look weird

Lauren Downey

Great app! The app itself works great, I have had no problems with it so far. The only thing I would recommend is could you add more layers? For the people who really take art seriously and use this app for more than doodling, we need to have more layers. Besides that, I love the app. Keep up the great work! :)

dbz pon3

Its awesome The only thing I have to say is that it can be more useful if you were able to change the canvas size, I would rate it five stars if you can do that.

Weston Fantz

Fantastic app It could use a few more features. I would like a way to rotate the drawing ,also a way to save collors, and a shading/blending tool. Altho the app is fairly good I would recommend using a stylist because no drawing app can fix the fact that fingers are for lines that are the size of the part of the finger that is used. Over all tho I liked the app and enjoyed using it to draw Lola (the persona of my phone) with different expressions on each pag of my home screen like an animation.

John Smith

Great, but limited Like most reviewers, I like this app. It has great functionality, but it is limited by the number of layers provided. I attempted to use the app for wire framing, and the layers make it next to impossible.

Krystal Nelles

Really good I love it. There are a few tools missing, like the smudge tool and cropping to get rid of certain parts that wont be needed later on. Also, I only get 3 pages so its hard to do bigger pictures that involve plenty of work. Otherwise amazing, 4 stars, 5 if the rest was added to this app

Jacob Enno

Perfect I thought it would be crap, but nope it's a great app for those who like to doodle or for them fancy artiste peeps. 5 stars

Rawan sh

Ugh, please Ohh come oon!! " more unlimited layers, and blinding tool.!! And I wish I can add pictures from my phone gallery.!!

Chris Peerson

Sucks without the brushes I love this app, and it works really well on my galaxy note 3, but its not working so well on my galaxy note 4. There's a problem with the layers shortcut. If I want to import a photo I'm able to, but the screen cuts off the first two options. I would tell you what they are, but I can't see them. Please fix it!

v deepak

Awesome app to sketch on the go I am using this app on Samsung galaxy core. This is really awesome. Ease of access and pretty good interface to sketch and paint. Love it.. :)

Dare Robertson

Love it Can U just ad a thing where you can use a sucky picture s a template to improve

Haley Barrus

Impossible This app is so stubborn. It's very hard to draw with. All the pictures we copy and paste you should also be able to delete. Another thing is, it needs a tool so your lines are smooth and arn't all over the place.


Perfect. Its simple but still has a lot. Not so much that it feel cluttered, but i feel like i can actually use this app on a regular basis, unlike other drawing apps which are annoying. Loving it

elliott p

Amazing! It's fast, easy to use, and has so many features. The only issue I have is the limit of three layers, more would be useful. (I do understand the problem with more layers slowibg the program down.)

Kira Cook

Depressing WARNING: YOU CANNOT SAVE/EXPORT IMAGES. This is such a fun program to work with, but it's so disappointing to have spent hours in a given image, just to lose it either because it won't save, or because it freezes up. I'm really depressed that such a great program has such a crippling flaw. This would have a five if it didn't have this issue.

Melody Spring

Very nice app, but it's missing a few things!!! (TIP: If you're not sure how to save your artwork as JPG or PNG, follow these directions. First, click on Save. Go to the Sketchbook Express gallery and click on your image. Click on the Share icon on top of the screen and choose the png or jpeg option.) This is a great drawing app, but it's missing a few things. 1) It needs a smudge tool or some kind of tool to blend colors together for smoother transitions. 2) It needs to allow users to choose canvas dimensions so it can accommodate different projects. 3) It should allow users to create more than a maximum of 3 layers (preferably 15). FEATURES I WISH WERE INCLUDED 1) I wish to create color swatches & save them into different sets (e.g., a color set for a character's skin) 2) I want to add blend modes

Neeraj Somwani

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Michaela Cooper

Loved it but.... I really love it I do but there isn't a blending tool and that ruins my art... I can't blend colors to make certain effects and that bothers me.... Overall wonderful app

jagmeet mahal

Where do the saved files get saved...? At the end the whole software becomes useless when one do not get the saved files and get exhausted after a long workout

Brittney Rebah

Great App This is a very nice app I just wish it. had a smudge tool and a few more layers. Also the pictures for horizontal and vertical are mixed up. I would definitely recommend this app

bunnypop237 girl

Best one!...but Im not sure if u have curved lines or not but if u dont PLZ add it it will help a lot.also this is the best one yet I tried like 20 and rhis is the BEST ONE YET!!! Also if u do have curved lines plz tell me where because the tutorial didnt have it.....(0w0)

Jet Twilight

Its good! Its good, but why can't we have more than 3 layers? Why isn't there any smudge, or other effects for the brushes? And why can't we make the size of our drawing bigger? Like 100 x 100 or something like that? Please update more into this, and I'll rate up to five stars. Thanks. :3

Lil' Dark Angel

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT YES This let me do fan arts on fnaf (shout out to the fans ^3^) and other things. I LUV IT!!! <3

Nickolas Marsiglio

Truely amazing I have never had better. In the years I had a mobile device, I've searched for app to let me make digtal drawings. Now, I can make what I couldn't before.

Pranav UL

It's very good App till I used in Android phone. I don't know how to save drawn image to .jpeg, it is the only problem I faced in this App.

Melissa Gaugler

Needs more brushes I went from a Note 3 to a Note 4. My old Note 3 came with a predownlaoded version of this app, while this one I had to hunt down. The predownloaded all had so many more brushes while this one has a shocking low selection. It's alright, but would be better if it had more options.

Christine Litchfield

The first drawing app that's smooth, it's fantastic to draw with, got so excited , until I saved my work..... It says it's successfully saved in gallery , but I can't find it anywhere.. so disappointed. Anyone else have this problem on Samsung galaxy pro

Johnny Roberts

Not Bad! The Art work, Cool. I used my Windows XP but the Paint program is Kind a Bit laggy. Good Job!

Kaye Park

Okay overall. Best sketching app I have on my far. It's great. Several options, but of course, it still needs a ton of improvements. I suggest adding more layer options? Digital artists who would use this app will need them. It would be nicer to have a max of 10 layers at least instead of just 3. And for people who don't know how to export, please go to the Gallery option and click on the image you've saved. You'll find 'export' somewhere there with the options of JPEG or PNG. Stop being stupid.

Ann Perez

Why can't I save my creations? I think this app is wonderful but useless at the same time! I tried to save an image three times but when I search for it in my gallery the photo is not there!

Eziera R

A little tiny request Is there a way to save it as psd? Cause in note 3 sketch book for galaxy is able to do so but what about in this app? Why not do the same function too... btw i love sketchbook ♡♡

Autumn Johnson

Only one problem... I can't get it to post to da. It won't let me select a catagory. I have to save every drawing to my device and go into the deviant art app itself. To most, this won't be a problem. But it's a major inconvenience when I'm trying to post one project a day.

leesy jones

Erases All in all, its a great app! But when I save things onto it, I think they're saved so I get off the app for a while. Then when I her back on a few minutes later, all my work has been erased saying "no work has been made yet press the "+" to add a new sketch" It takes me forever to do these thing then its all erased! It's so frustrating! Please fix it.

Gretchen Jo

Y'all suck My sister uses this to draw and she drew an awesome picture she saved it multiple times (and by multiple I mean like 29 times) she worked for a really long time on it and all the sudden it wasn't there. I'd give you a negative 5 star if I could. Either you need to secure your users drawing profile so people don't come in steal them or you need to make sure your program is working

kgalaxy 001

All my sketches are gone I saved 7 sketches and when i created a new one and saved it i went to the gallery to find all my sketches were gone and i dont know how to get them back i mean yeah i loved the app but ive only had it for a couple of weeks and its already glitching im using this app on a samsung s6 and im wondering if i could somehow get my sketches back plz reply i really need those sketches back thank you

Kara Huchel

yikes i used to love this app. many brushes and options (id ask one thing tho, to add more layers) it was great and i use it a lot but i just went on it and ALL of my drawings are gone. every single one. i've had it for a few years and it's never done it before, and i'm disappointed and very very upset

Megan Stockley

Please add blend/blur tool! I've only just started using this and I absolutely love it however I wish there was some sort of blend/blur tool so its easier to blend in the different shades. It gets a bit annoying changing the opacity and size of the brush to get the same effect. Other than that, awesome app :)

Katie Chui

Layer options go offscreen The app is pretty good overall except the layer options window. Whenever I click for it, the little windows go offcreen and I can't see the two buttons on the far left! Please fix this or make it so that users can freelu move the window around.

Nash Fernandes

This drawing app is so awesome the best one. So accurate and clean. You dont even need tat much skills to draw, even though u draw something rubbish it will come out great. Love this app

flamefox puffballs

Awesome but.. It needs more layers for one. And two the "search categories" thing when submitting to DeviantArt never loads! On either of my devices! And my WiFi is just fine! Three is yeah it should have a smudge feature. Samsung Galaxy Victory and a Galaxy Mega


On the go! It's amazing how much stuff you can get done with this app, with this app I have created so many different characters and my art is getting much better I'm 16 and I can already see the progress in my work I will be using this app for all my art work now. I want to be a graphic designer and this is the best app to help you practice to do that.

Hui Ning Lee

Pretty cool app. Lineart is much easier than using a mouse. The only downsides are that there is no option to blur colours together so the shadow really stands out and it looks odd, and I can't use the lineart that I did on here to colour separately on my laptop because the file type isn't supported and all opacity is removed. To the people that can't find their pictures in Gallery, it is because the app doesn't save to the Gallery on your phone. It saves it to "Gallery" which you can find when you enter the app.

The Rainbow Phoenix Art & Design

Fantastic!! A really, really great app for all your drawing needs. This app has been the first step forwards in digital art for me. It's so easy to use, has some really great tools and looks very professional. The only thing: more layers, please!

Anna G

Super fun app! I've been having a lot of fun doing some sketches and scribbles but when I try to edit my layers part if the menu for it is cut off and u can't select the two buttons on the end or slide the transparency bar all the way to the left I use a Samsung Galaxy s6

Flaming Mist

Deleted my drawings I was drawing and I decided to continue later so I saved it to the gallery, and when I came back it wasnt there anymore ;-; it also deleted ALL of my other drawings I had saved there. This has happened quite a few times now.... Please fix

Yandere Cream

WHAT HAPPEN TO MY DRAWINGS? When I wanted to make another drawing! Then I save it! But when I come back to my gallery. ALL OF MY DRAWINGS DISSAPPEARED!!! MY 107 DRAWINGS ARE GONE!!! PLZ FIX THIS!

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