Which are the best iPad (and iPad Pro) apps for artists? That depends on the artist, of course; but there are a few leading candidates worth consideration. Here, we review 12 of the best iPad apps for artists, whether for sketching, drawing, painting or graphic design. See also: Best iPad apps for designers, Best Android apps for artists, Best Android apps for designers. Apple's tablet is tailor-made for touchscreen creativity – as are many iOS apps. But which apps should artists invest their time and money in? There are a whole host of software tools and apps for the iPad that will allow you to unlock your inner creativity and produce everything from doodles and drawings right through to vector art. Pair that software with one of our six favourite iPad styli and you've got a winning combination.

Read on to discover our favourite iPad apps for artists, to help you decide where to start, but do let us know what sketching and painting apps you depend on.

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