Best drawing apps for Android 2022

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Trying to find the best drawing apps for Android is a tall order. There are so many options on the Play Store that it can be tough to sift through them all. However, there are a number of apps that offer something for amateurs, vector artists, or even the full-on professionals. There's even a slew of drawing apps for kids, so you can get the little ones started early. Here are the best drawing apps for Android that you can find on the Play Store today.

These are the best drawing apps for Android

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Sketchbook is an easy pick for our favorite drawing app, as you won't have to worry about in-app purchases to unlock features. The app has been featured on Samsung Galaxy Note devices like the Note 20 Ultra thanks to the seamless integration and usefulness of the S Pen. However, the best part is you don't have to have a Samsung device to take advantage of everything SketchBook has to offer.

Forget all the extra brushes and complex interfaces. Simple Draw is the app you open when you want to doodle a quick message, take some quick notes while on a phone call, or draw a smiley face to cheer yourself up throughout the day. Simple Mobile Tools provides some of the best apps you can use to replace "stock" apps on your various devices, but there are others like Simple Draw that stand out and help to get the job done, even if you didn't realize you needed it.

If you own one of the best drawing tablets, chances are it's from Huion. Since the brand excels at making fantastic products for artists, it only makes sense that it also makes one of the best drawing apps. Huion Sketch - Animation & Paint & Create is a wonderful digital studio with many tools, brushes, and other features. What makes it stand out is its support for Huion digital pens and tablets, allowing you to pick up your project right where you left off across devices.

Andrew Myrick
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Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.