Illustration

Vectornator is an intuitive illustration software that empowers you to design anything you can imagine. Create sophisticated digital art with precise vector tools.
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Used by leading brands
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Pen Tool

Pen Tool.  
The beast Behind Every Illustration.

Every powerful illustration tool has a Pen tool at its core. With Vectornator, you'll have the best workflow experience effortlessly creating complex and detailed paths thanks to our next-generation Pen tool.

Desktop Level Precision? We Got This.

With Vectornator, we crafted a set of features that help you design in the most precise and innovative way — with your finger. Our tools give you the precision you need whether you're using a finger, a stylus, or a trackpad. Just grab the tool you enjoy the most and experience the future of illustration.

The Only Limit is Your Creativity.

The fact is, most of you professional illustrators rely on a drawing tablet to achieve your high-quality work. Whether you prefer a keyboard and mouse, a digital pencil, a touchscreen, or a drawing tablet to create your design, Vectornator supports all forms of input that you need on both desktop and mobile platforms, which makes your experience unforgettable.

The Best Thing
to Happen to Illustrators Since 1987.

Bringing a unique new graphic design experience to all your devices ranging from your iPhone and iPad to your Mac Pro enabling a new level of mobility. With Vectornator, you can design from anywhere. Whether you're at the desk, on a train, or at the beach, just pop out your iPad and start your next project.
Liam Brazier
Digital Illustration Artist
An Illustration Machine.
”Vectornator has truly made my iPad Pro a professional illustration machine. It simply works the way I work, with the recognisable tools I need to create vector artwork from start to finish.“
clients include
Disney
BBC
Marvel
Megadeth

Create Without Constraint.

Vectornator lets you import and export your documents with ease and minimal effort. All of your industry-standard design file formats are already supported. You can simply drag and drop any file like PDF, Ai, SVG, Sketch, or Figma into your canvas. Work has never been this much fun.
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Continuity From Start to Finish.

We want to make your lives easier, not harder. We know that some tools are better for specific things and every tool has its pros and cons. We want to give you the best design experience possible where you decide what tool you use for each stage, whether you want to continue working on your files with Adobe Illustrator or any other tool. Your choice.
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One Tool to Rule Them All.

On top of providing great tools for creating illustrations, Vectornator is great for other design cases too!  For instance, you can create all your interface, lettering, and print designs right inside Vectornator, with no need to switch to another tool.

Any Questions?

Which drawing software is best for illustration?

It depends on what you're looking for. There are many open-source design tools available, such as Inkscape, Krita, or Gimp. These tools are free, but their features are more limited, and often have a high learning curve.

Next, there are tools with an up-front or monthly fee, like Procreate, Clip Studio Paint, Affinity Designer, and some of the offerings from the Adobe Creative Cloud, such as Adobe Indesign or Adobe Illustrator.

Finally, there are the Corel Painter and Corel Draw platforms, which are one-time purchases but have a much higher fee.

Your final choice depends on what type of illustrations you intend to make. If you want to make digital paintings that mimic real-life art mediums, you might want to go with a program that works with raster graphics, like Procreate or Adobe Photoshop.

But if you want to create digital illustrations that are based on vector graphics, you'll need a program with the drawing tools and functionality to support that goal. In this situation, Vectornator is the perfect tool. It's a user-friendly vector illustration tool that has the power to create amazing vector graphics and illustrations. It also supports many different file formats. Download Vectornator today to take your designs to the next level!

What are the two types of illustrations?

There are almost infinite different types of illustrations, as there are almost infinite styles of art. But when talking about digital media, the biggest distinction is between raster and vector graphics.

Raster illustrations are made up of thousands of pixels, which are tiny squares of color that combine to form an image. Illustrations that mimic traditional art mediums, like watercolor or oil paintings, tend to be made from raster graphics.

Vector illustrations are the more digitally native version, where the lines are all crisp and clean. Vector shapes and lines are created by mathematical equations, meaning that they are infinitely scaleable. They also take up much less space! Many illustration styles can use vectors effectively, including manga and other cartoons.

If you want to give vector illustration a shot, download Vectornator today!

What painting software do most digital artists use?

When looking for graphic design software to use to create digital art, it's helpful to look at other artists for an example.

Most artists base their choice on what device platform they're most comfortable with. If you have a device with a lesser-known operating system, such as Linux, you might need to go with one of the open source programs, such as Inkscape, Krita, or Gimp.

If you have a Windows or Android device, or an Apple device with MacOS or iOS, your options are more open, because most programs are built for these platforms.

However, if you're using Apple devices, you need to be using a program that's designed to feel like a native Apple product. Vectornator is designed to flow seamlessly with the rest of your Apple applications. You'll feel right at home.

Get started with Vectornator today.

Vectornator runs on iPadOS 13 & iOS 13 and later or macOS Big Sur or later (Native M1 support).

If you have an older Mac and cannot upgrade to Big Sur, we have the option to download the previous release of Vectornator that you can download on your macOS Catalina too. Download it here ➞