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Drawing app suitable for 10 year old

BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
My youngest daughter (10) has always enjoyed drawing, and she recently asked me for an Apple Pencil for her iPad.

I have no problem getting one (and already have), but I thought it might be time to pick some brains around here for a good starter drawing app and/or YT resources for a budding artist.

The best I can draw are stick figures that don't connect at the body, or circles that are skewed and have to points vs meeting at the other side.

Any suggestions?

And thanks in advance.


  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    @Bigity I'm sure there are a lot of available drawing apps, but I think Procreate is the stand-out that I see most people using-it hits a sweet spot of being powerful enough to do real professional work with, but intuitive/cheap enough to be favorable to the casual user.

    As for learning resources...if she's into cartoons, maybe pick up a copy of Preston Blair's Cartoon Animation?
    or maybe The Silver Way?

    or maybe How To Draw Comics the Marvel Way (there's a lot of good fundamental general drawing info in this book- but if someone's not into superheroes, a reader might bounce off the book before gleaning how it all applies more broadly regardless of style/subject).

    I really wish I could- and doing art for a living, you'd think I would- be more help here on the learning resources front- but as I found when my sister asked me for art books for her 5 & 7 year olds, when I look at my floor-to-ceiling bookshelf of art books, there's a lot of: 'no, this one is just nice old art but no, this one is about perspective so it's probably too technical and, this whole shelf is figure drawing/anatomy books so it's chockfull of, this is all about oil painting and you don't want kids messing around with the chemicals involved, etc.' :/

  • hiraethhiraeth SpaceRegistered User regular
    Definitely second How to draw comics the marvel way, you can go onto youtube and find their video uploaded by tons of people too.

    It's all about the basic shapes!

    Antonio of Artwod did a video for Prokos channel, it is what did it for me

    I subbed to his website for a couple of months, his own youtube channel has previews of drawing lots of different things.

  • BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited June 2022

    Thanks folks, much appreciated!

    Bigity on
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