Creative Nudge: Album Cover Icon - Stefan Sagmeister

Noisey sits down with designer, Stefan Sagmeister to discuss his impact on visual album art, and his take on how great music fuels great design. A very inspiring clip, for sure. 

Perfect weekend viewing. 


SketchBook goes Pro: Update your iOS devices

Are you ready to go Pro- iPad Pro? We've done some tweaking and produced the best drawing experience for your brand new shiny device. Your favorite drawing app is ready for the all new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil!

Here's what's new:

-          On iPad Pro, we’ve increased the canvas size to 4K with up to 12 layers 

-          Apple Pencil includes both pressure and tilt sensitivity. This cool feature works on any brush, but we suggest you try it out with the pencil tool and the chisel-tip markers!

But wait- there's more! Why should we let the iPad Pro have all the fun? We’ve also added, for all new Apple devices:

-          Support for pressure-sensitive brush strokes for 3D Touch devices. Your fingers are all you need to make pressure sentivity happen.

-          Unlimited undo and redo.


Please note:

-          3rd  party Stylus(Wacom/Adonit/Pogo) aren't working perfectly yet on iPad Pro. Wait for an update to these devices before expecting the experience you're used to. As soon as they update, we'll do the same to keep you drawing with your favorite tools!


Featured Sketch This Challenge: Popped Culture

Are you as excited about Sketch This as we are? We've got an extra special treat for you.

Each month, the SketchBook team will choose one challenge from Sketch This to be a featured challenge. We'll announce the challenge right here on the blog! Anyone who enters the featured challenge will be eligible for gifts given out randomly during that month. How will you know if you won something? We'll contact you through DeviantArt if you've been chosen. Sounds good, right? Enter the featured challenge, and you just might get lucky!

So without further delay, here's the featured challenge for the month of November!

Dan Luvisi is known for his dark and twisted take on popular characters. He calls it 'Popped Culture'. Dan challenges you to take your favorite non-human character and place them in a dangerous or crazy setting - in the real world!

Check out his video to learn more:


Take part in his challenge for a chance to get a copy of his newest book, Popped Culture. Don't want to leave it to chance? Support his Kickstarter and secure a copy of his amazing art book today.

You can find Sketch This on mobile devices in the latest version of SketchBook. Click on the menu button, and then select Sketch This. Scroll down the list of challenges for you to draw- from simple to complex. Find 'Popped Culture' and take a dive into this challenge! 





Introducing Sketch This

Update your apps and say goodbye to art block forever. Today, we're introducing a new mobile feature developed with our friends at DeviantArt: Sketch This.

Sketch This is simple, and tons of fun. You'll find it inside of SketchBook under the menu on your mobile phone or tablet. Choose a drawing challenge that inspires you, sketch it out, and then share your work on DeviantArt. With each challenge, you can check out all the submitted entries from other SketchBook artists like you. 

There's a new challenge every day. Some are simple, limited by time, or given to you by a hero artist in the community. Find a challenge that fits your style and stretch your skills – Sketch This is sure to get your creative juices flowing.

Sketch This is available today on iOS and Android devices. Update your SketchBook mobile app and get inspired today! 




All of us here at the SketchBook team wish everyone a very happy Back To the Future Day. 

The future is pretty sweet isn't it?