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Drawing Pad

by Darren Murtha Design
Rated: All Ages
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,027 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.2.90
  • New support for Kindle Fire HD and other High Density Display devices. Bug fix exporting picture to Android Gallery

Product Details

  • Release Date: April 13, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,027 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #389 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Paint your masterpiece right on your Android device
  • Use life-size crayons to color your canvas
  • Choose from markers, paint brushes, colored pencils, stickers, and more
  • Select from a variety of background papers featuring textures and scenes
  • Save your artwork in the included album and share via e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook

Product Description

Turn your Android device into the ultimate, take-anywhere canvas with Drawing Pad. This complete mobile art studio delivers a beautiful, easy-to-use interface, a robust range of artistic tools, and high-definition graphics that allow artists to create the next masterpiece, designers to sketch out ideas, and the rest of us to doodle away to our heart's content.

Drawing Pad
Drawing Pad
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Utilize brushes, crayons, markers, and stickers
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Enjoy a full range of colors
Tools Galore

Drawing Pad has all of the tools you would have in your own art studio. You can choose from crayons, markers, paint brushes, colored pencils, and more all in a wide variety of rich colors. All these are stored in a virtual drawer that runs along the right-hand side of the screen for easy access. (Quick tip: The drawer can be closed to see the full canvas by tapping on the drawer handle. Tap the handle again to open the drawer.)

Once you've selected your tool and color, choose which background paper to use. Your options include realistic textures, vibrant colors, and even under water and moonscape scenes. To draw or paint, trace your finger along the canvas. It's as easy as finger-painting.

Truly Easy to Use

Novice artists and kids will find Drawing Pad easy to use, while professionals will be satisfied with the range of tools and authentic output, from the grainy line of a crayon to the smooth strokes of the various paint brushes. Just choose your style of tool and your color to start creating right away!

Sticker Mania

Drawing Pad also features a fun mix of stickers to add to your art. The stickers run the gamut from planes, trains, and automobiles to lions, tigers, and bears -- as well as funny faces, flowers, sea creatures, and more. Pinch on the screen with two fingers to scale or rotate the stickers, and use the floating sticker toolbar to stamp them on the background, flip them, bring them to the front, lock them into position, or delete them.

Erase Options

If you goof up, tap the pencil eraser icon to erase your work. Select a small-, medium-, or large-size eraser or opt to erase everything and start over. The left and right arrows at the top of the menu bar are undo/redo options that allow you to easily correct any mistakes or go in a different direction with your design.

Save and Share

Once you've completed your work of art, simply tap the USB stick icon with your finger to save it. The app also features an album to conveniently store your artwork. For those artists who like to show off their new creations, in-app options let you share the images using e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook. You can also send the picture to any other app on your device that accepts or uses pictures.

Technical Details

  • Size: 43.3MB
  • Version: 1.2.90
  • Developed By: Darren Murtha Design (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Set the wallpaper
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
242 of 273 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App December 26, 2012
By Ben
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I just got an 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD for Christmas, along with a twenty five dollar gift card, and with this i decided to buy a drawing app. This app is amazing, when you first create a piece you can select from markers, papers, erasers, pencils, and paints, when you click on these it come up with a long list of colors/ textures. this is very user friendly and my little sister should even be able to use it with a little help. The texture I found on this was amazing, the tints and tones blend perfectly, and before you know it you have a masterpiece! The only problem I found in this app is even though I have the larger Kindle my finger alone isn't enough to give great detail to the art, so far I have only done partially abstract arts, which still look nice. I plan on buying a stylus to solve this problem. This is the best art pad I have ever seen and highly recommend your buying it.
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What I've been looking for for my kids December 9, 2011
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We've tried out countless doodle apps, and after at least 5 or 6 we've finally found a winner!! This app is beautiful in its simplicity and versatility. It's got stickers, paint brushes (thin and fat...not adjustable size), crayons and coloring pencils every color you can imagine, markers, stickers, many colors of paper, a nice erasing tool, and more. I'm amused by doodling with it and my kids are too. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great doodle app.
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332 of 390 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good Drawing App - Highly Recommended December 7, 2011
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"Drawing Pad" is exactly what a drawing app for the Kindle Fire should be! It is easy to use, works as expected, and even includes fun "stamps" to liven up your drawings. Kids will love this, but it is also practical for drawing diagrams to illustrate ideas like furniture placement in building interiors or design suggestions for labels... the options are almost endless.

The brush choices include color pencil, magic markers, crayons, paint brushes, and also has a great selection of background patterns (paper), stamps, and stickers. You can also save or share the finished image to any app that accepts pictures (email, etc).

This is a very fun drawing app that is also easy to use for "real world" applications.

Highly Recommended!

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130 of 150 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dope December 25, 2011
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This is an amazing drawing pad! I'm amazed at the amount of tools available and how great they work. I always find myself wasting paper on sketches, and this app will fix that.
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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent drawing app! December 26, 2011
By Bill S.
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This is an excellent drawing application. Both of my kids love to draw, and they love this application. Easy to use "drawer" for switching drawing tools. Easy to email the results on to family members to share the pictures the kids have created.

Must have app for families that have kids and own a Kindle Fire.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drawing Pad November 5, 2012
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Very easy to use for a 6 yr. old. The only difficulty was getting to a clean page. Switching between colors, brushes, etc. was entertaining.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best drawing app ever! December 16, 2012
By hd 124
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This is definitely an app to get. You can choose from a variety of utensils, and the app has excellent quality. It works perfectly on my kindle. I absolutely, positively recommend you get it. It is, without question worth the two dollars!
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48 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome app!!!!!! January 30, 2012
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This app is AMAZING! I love all of the backgrounds, and the markers and crayons and even the colored pencils are awesomely realistic!! I am not in art class anymore, but this app keeps me in the arts and crafty mood. This app is one of the very few non-free apps that I would definately reccomend to anyone with a buck or two to spare, and its very much so worth the money!!!!! It is my all-time favorite app on my kindle fire!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Fun
My 8-year old granddaughter has lots of fun with this app. Glad I downloaded it.
Published 14 hours ago by Catherine M. Raymond
5.0 out of 5 stars My 2-year-old granddaughter and 7-year-old grandson love it!
Amazing app for kids! My grandchildren love it! There are so many features to explore--backgrounds, papers, stickers, markers, paints. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Cindy McAllister
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for Kids
Got this for my younger kids to play with on my phone. I don't need this app, but it's fun for the kids.
Published 2 days ago by Rena
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best drawing apps
Has all kinds of features and tools to draw with, plus you can have different colors of paper to draw on and stickers, too. Read more
Published 3 days ago by D7
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this!
I love this drawing pad. I use it to practice art techniques and color schemes without having to waste my paper and pens. Read more
Published 6 days ago by WoodenHeart
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, useful ... does what I expected
For thoughts, ideas, .... does what I wanted.
Published 8 days ago by Michael R. Bohmer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good drawing app for kindle.
This is a very good app for the Kindle. The only issue I have with it is that the tray that holds the drawing tools stays out and does not move out of the way when you are trying... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Allan Zieser
2.0 out of 5 stars Not good
This app is not as friendly as it should be..... maybe draw with help of an outline.
Published 12 days ago by R Harmon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Drawing
My Granddaughter loves this app. It is one of her favorite. 5 stars.
Published 12 days ago by JoLynn Stevens
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
will not install on android 4.4.2 which is run on a galaxy tab 4
Published 12 days ago by jonathan
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I have no answer, but the same problem seems to exist with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (Android 4.1.2). My kids love this on my phone (Samsung Stratosphere, Android 4.1.2). I seem able to download it from the Play Store, but had already purchased it through Amazon but the Appstore says the SGT2 is... Read More
Jul 24, 2014 by Steve Hampe |  See all 2 posts
additional needed info
I dont know the answers to your questions, but:
Yes, it is in English.
No, as far as I know there is no way to keep your grandson from going from the app to your home screen and settings. :) I hope this helped you :)
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Does this program load to the SD card?
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