Which are the best iPad apps for artists? That depends on the artist, of course; but there are a few leading candidates worth consideration. Here, we review eight of the best iPad apps for artists, whether for sketching, drawing or painting.

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 full works of art. Pair that software with one of our six favourite iPad styli and you've got a winning combination.

There are so many creative apps, though, that it's tricky to tell which are good enough to match your level of artistry and which are suitable for the idle doodler – but that's not a disaster, as even the best will set you back less than a tenner. 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.

Are you looking for other creative apps? Follow the links below to see our app round-ups.

Best iPad apps for designers
Best Android apps for artists
Best Android apps for designers
Best iPhone apps for artists

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